Banking

Read our tips for putting technology to best use in the financial sector.

  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    Discussing Windows XP Migration with Management WP

    In the wake of major security, management, and interface limitations, Microsoft has decided to end support for Windows XP. This decision has important implications for corporate management as it presents a number of risk, security, operations, and compliance issues. This white paper looks at the top five issues that business...

    Provided By Lenovo

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Monitoring Performance in SAP environments

    With a range of critical business systems running on your SAP environment, ensuring optimal performance is essential for business efficiency and customer satisfaction. This white paper evaluates the challenges associated with monitoring the performance of SAP environments and provides key recommendations for ensuring reliable service delivery: Top SAP monitoring...

    Provided By CA Technologies

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Top Reasons for CEOs to Choose Unified Communications

    A simple unified communications solution can address communication challenges organizations face on a daily basis and enhance overall operations. Because of this, convincing a CEO to adopt a UC solution should not be difficult. The CEO of an organization looking to remain competitive and offer exceptional service will want to...

    Provided By ShoreTel

  • Podcasts // Jul 2013

    Video: Underwriters Laboratories future-proofs their network

    See how HP helped Underwriters Laboratories future-proof their network with solutions to fulfill their goals with a reliable, centrally managed network built on modular, scalable HP technologies that support their projected growth over the next ten years.

    Provided By Hewlett-Packard (HP)

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Electronic Procurement: Creating Buyer/Supplier Collaboration Through Procure-to-Pay Solutions

    The role of procurement has changed dramatically in the past few years, as companies aim to gain tighter control over supplier performance to increase efficiencies and maximize growth and profits. Organizations have shifted from decentralized to centralized models to tighten controls, standardize processes, and provide the needed negotiating power with...

    Provided By PayStream

  • White Papers // Jun 2013

    Re-envisioning the Data Management Landscape: Road Map to the Real-Time Business

    "Real-time business" is a powerful metaphor for today’s forward-thinking companies. These are businesses that have the ability to use all relevant data when and wherever needed for up-to-the moment decision making. In today’s hyperconnected business environment, the demand for faster business cycles and deeper insight is driving a tremendous wave...

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Jun 2013

    How to get the most out of Virtualization.

    HP Proactive Care enables customers to select different service levels, response times and other set-price to best match their budget and up-time requirements. Learn more about the many features, options, tools and resources that can make IT support simpler and reduce the risk of downtime.

    Provided By HP and Intel®

  • Case Studies // Jun 2013

    Nongfu Spring has a positive experience with HP and SAP HANA

    Read how a national consumer brand in China worked with an HP Intel-powered solution to set up new SAP HANA 1.0 database, resulting in increased computing speed for faster data analysis, reduced financial reporting times and enhanced system performance while delivering more accurate data. Sponsored by HP...

    Provided By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • Videos // May 2013

    Continuous data protection for a business of any size

    Video, websites, email, client files, and application data on physical or virtual servers, is the type of information that is essential to business, and can seem endless. Now more than ever, organisations are on the lookout for simpler ways to manage and protect the growing amounts of content collected every...

    Provided By NETGEAR, Inc.

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Key Drivers: Why CIOs Believe Empowered Users Set the Agenda for Enterprise Security

    Several years ago, a transformation in IT began to take place; a transformation from an IT-centric view of technology to a business-centric view of technology that Forrester refers to as business technology (BT). This transformation has a profound impact on the role of the CIO. The CIO must now view...

    Provided By Blue Coat Systems

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Controlling & Managing Superuser Access

    All kinds of IT professionals require access to privileged or shared accounts in order to perform their job. However, IT managers need to strike a balance between providing them the access they need to perform tasks quickly and efficiently against management’s need to ensure that security and compliance objectives are...

    Provided By Dell Software

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Disclosure Management for budgeting, planning & forecasting - the next frontier?

    Download this whitepaper to learn how organizations can extend their productivity gains provided by disclosure management solutions to their budgeting, planning and forecasting processes as well. Learn more about 'Big Data and Business Analytics' through IBM's latest market leading solutions. Register and attend this complimentary virtual event...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // May 2013

    CFO Research Paper - Linking Numbers and Narratives

    Learn what CFO Research found when they surveyed finance executives from U.S. companies about their reporting processes and the tools they use to prepare financial statements. Learn more about 'Big Data and Business Analytics' through IBM's latest market leading solutions. Register and attend this complimentary virtual event...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Do you Have an Enterprise-wide Cloud Strategy?

    Cloud computing is experiencing strong, sustained growth across enterprises large and small. Proven benefits like flexibility, cost reduction, and rapid provisioning of new applications and services are among the drivers. But as cloud models continue to mature, IT leaders face a number of decision points as they seek to maximize...

    Provided By NetApp

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Feature Level Fusion of Multimodal Biometrics and Two Tier Security in ATM System

    Unimodal biometrics uses a single source of biometric system for personal identification. It has a variety of problems such as noise in the sense data, Intra-class variations, Inter-class similarities and spoof attacks. Multi-biometrics is a combination of one or more biometrics. In multi-biometrics the noise in any one of the...

    Provided By International Journal of Computer Applications

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Energy Savings Performance Contracts for Federal Data Center Consolidation

    The cost of operating and maintaining federal agency data centers is extremely high. Mandates and initiatives have been put in place to address these costs through energy conservation, but with budgets already strained, the initial capital investment can be a daunting hurdle. This paper describes energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs),...

    Provided By APC by Schneider Electric

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Performance Metrics of ATM & IP Network for Multiple Profiles with 99% Background Utilization of Link

    In this paper, the authors investigate the performance metrics end-to-end delay and response time for pure ATM, pure IP networking technologies for multiple profiles with 99 percent background utilization of link. To study the said metrics a university network of size 1000 km X 2000 km geographical area has been...

    Provided By International Journal of Electronics Communication and Computer Engineering

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Green Is Good: Smart IT businesses save their customers money and help the environment too

    The growth of our digital lifestyle has brought great benefits in personal productivity, connectivity and access to digital content, it has also accelerated environmental challenges. Smart IT businesses have taken stock of the problems, and are bringing their ingenuity to bear with creative solutions. This paper outlines the environmental challenges...

    Provided By Brother

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Driving operational excellence with predictive analytics

    Manage physical and virtual assets, maintain your infrastructure and capital equipment and maximize the efficiency of your people, processes and assets with predictive analytics.

    Provided By IBM

  • Podcasts // Apr 2013

    IBM SPSS Predictive Operational Analytics

    With tight budgets, it isn't easy to create the operational dexterity needed to thrive in a competitive marketplace. View this demo to find out how IBM® SPSS® solutions for predictive operational analytics help manage physical and virtual assets, maintain infrastructure and capital equipment, and improve the efficiency of people and...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Overcoming the Challenges of Database Patching in Production Environments

    The frequency and sophistication of attacks shows no signs of declining; and today’s economic climate does not allow for more resources to be applied to the challenging task of testing and applying physical patches promptly upon their release. Combined with the compliance framework of SOX, HIPAA, PCI DSS, and the...

    Provided By McAfee

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    Beyond Business as Usual: The Mega Shift toward Social Communications

    Constellation Research, Inc. has developed a provocative white paper that discusses how when integrated into the fabric of the Social Business, social communications transforms how innovative companies engage the people in their workforce and their value chains to achieve higher levels of performance within a more effective and efficient working...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    It's 3 a.m. Do You Know Where Your Records Are?

    How confident are you that your company can restore backup data to fulfill legal or audit requests, or restore business operations after a disaster? The right partner can help you get data back online quickly and efficiently. Read on to learn if your restoration plan on track...

    Provided By Iron Mountain

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    Tweeting for Keeps: Financial Services and the Social Media Archiving Conundrum

    Social media has set off a data explosion for financial firms. What’s more, rapidly developing industry regulations will have you needing to preserve much of what you thought could be deleted at the end of the day. So how will you cope? Read on to learn more.

    Provided By Iron Mountain

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    Elavon Case Study

    As a leading global provider of merchant acquiring services, Elavon boasts 800 internal sales-related employees and 2,400 external partners for whom commission payments must be calculated. As a growing global enterprise, Elavon found it challenging to offer their payees visibility into their compensation while addressing their diversity of need. Thanks...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    The Value of Technology in Managing Sales Incentive Compensation

    Without a doubt, improving the performance of sales professionals is a top priority as companies begin to see the economy stabilize and look to take advantage of a financial upturn. Even in anticipation of an investment in an automated technology solution, there are strategies that companies can embrace to reduce...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    2012 Cost of Cyber Crime Study

    Impact of cybercrime has significantly increased for enterprises, with number of cyber attacks rising by almost 40 percent and causing greater financial consequences over the past three years. Find out more details from the "2012 Cost of Cyber Crime Study", conducted by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by HP.

    Provided By Hewlett Packard

  • Podcasts // Mar 2013

    Benefits Product Preview

    Companies of all sizes experience challenges managing their employee benefits. With rising costs across the board, there has never been a better time to reassess your employee benefits program.

    Provided By Workday

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Preventing security risks in real time

    The growth of cloud, mobility, social business and big data mean that botnets, credit card theft, cyber criminals and other external threats pose increasing risk to business continuity, financial stability and brand reputation. Read the white paper, “Preventing security risks in real time,” to learn how this new reality is...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Preventing security risks in real time.

    The growth of cloud, mobility, social business and big data mean that botnets, credit card theft, cyber criminals and other external threats pose increasing risk to business continuity, financial stability and brand reputation. Read the white paper, “Preventing security risks in real time,” to learn how this new reality is...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2013

    Social Business Behavior: The changing nature of culture and personal interaction in the workplace

    The IBM 2011 Tech Trends Report, which surveyed more than 4,000 IT professionals in 93 countries, shows the importance of social collaboration to overall strategies. Social business etiquette is not about a “feel good” approach to business. It is rooted in the deepest levels of how businesses create and engender...

    Provided By IBM Australia

  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    Resource Guide: Top 10 Benefits of a Server Refresh

    Even with the increased demands and pressures of today’s business environment, how do you know if it’s really worth the expense to convert your aging server fleet? Read this resource guide to learn the top five tech benefits and top five business benefits to be found by replacing outdated servers...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    International Business Growth Starts in the Cloud

    Globalization has expanded the opportunities available to all of us. It’s now possible for any business to reach clients and partners worldwide, enabling business to grow faster than ever before. To reap the greatest benefit from this unlimited pool of connections, you need cost-effective ways to communicate, effectively removing the...

    Provided By ShareFile

  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    AE Smith integrates budgeting, forecasting and reporting

    AE Smith, the largest and most respected privately owned mechanical services contractor in Australia, wanted to gain a better understanding of its business in order to drive better decision making. Read this paper to learn how AE Smith used IBM® Cognos® Express to integrate budgeting, forecasting, and reporting into a...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    IBM Cognos Express Product Demo Overview

    Delivering essential reporting, analysis, dashboard, scorecard, planning, budgeting and forecasting capabilities that workgroups and midsize companies need at a price they can afford.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    IBM Application Management Services Express for SAP

    IBM Application Management Services Express for SAP from Global Business Services helps mid-sized companies by: delivering SAP support; enabling IT to focus on value-generating activities; supporting changing business needs through flexible resourcing for access to project resources.

    Provided By IBM

  • Case Studies // Jan 2013

    Case Study: Automated Treasury Management at IBM with Cognos FSR

    The IBM Treasury Department wanted to improve its periodic cash/debt tracking and reporting process. Using processes based on spreadsheets and emails were labor-intensive and error-prone. Read this study to learn how using IBM® Cognos® FSR helped automate each step, cutting time and effort needed and reducing the risk of errors...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    Case Study: FrieslandCampina cuts financial reporting cycle times by 50 percent

    Dutch dairy cooperative Royal FrieslandCampina found their manual financial reporting processes were no long adequate for the newly-merged €9 billion organization. Read this case study to learn how IBM® Cognos® Financial Statement Reporting helped automate each step in the reporting process, enhancing controls, auditability and accountability.

    Provided By IBM

  • eBooks // Jan 2013

    eBook: Financial Reporting Automation for Dummies

    Financial reporting has come a long way since the spreadsheet. But finance teams still use complex, manual processes to create internal management reports as well as statutory and regulatory reports. Download this ebook (in PDF) to gain new insights about the benefits and value that financial reporting automation solutions can...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    Solution Brief: FSR: Integrated Financial Close Management

    Most organizations manage financial closing activities as separate, disjointed processes, using multiple applications and email, frequently resulting in the error-prone re-keying of data. Download this brochure to learn more about IBM® Cognos® FSR, a single, unified platform that automates financial consolidations, controls and reporting.

    Provided By IBM