Latest articles from Dan Barnes

Russia bids for a slice of the outsourcing action

April 2, 2007

Of the BRIC countries, India and China have been the driving forces on the outsourcing front. Now Russia – with its smaller, highly qualified team model – is stepping into the fray. Dan Barnes reports.

Hishem Laroussi

March 5, 2007

The CIO and executive vice-president of newly formed Yapi Kredi tells Dan Barnes of the challenges involved in successfully merging the IT systems of two banks with divergent platforms and cultures.

Supply chain gains

March 5, 2007

Corporates that create supply chains with highly flexible supply routes will find they are part of larger global chains and reap
the economic advantages, says Dan Barnes.

Traders build their own boats as exchange benefits run dry

February 5, 2007

Given that Europe’s exchanges are now run for profit – an ethos that may be compounded by prospective mergers with expansionist US exchanges – users complain that their needs have become secondary and are threatening to set up their own pan-continental multilateral trading facilities. Dan Barnes explains.

The hi-tech lowdown for 2007

February 5, 2007

Dan Barnes canvasses the views of senior technologists within the banking industry on the innovation challenges they are preparing for during the remainder of this year.

A new vision for work space

January 8, 2007

Office space design has changed little in the past 100 years, despite the invention of the internet and radical changes in communications. But now virtual reality is offering an alternative to the physical work environment, writes >Dan Barnes.

Continuous reinvention

December 4, 2006

Uneven levels of innovation across channels are putting banks out of touch with their customers, warns Dan Barnes.

Jacqueline Guichelaar

December 4, 2006

Jacqueline Guichelaar, general manager, technology operations, National Australia Group, tells Dan Barnes of the importance of marrying technology and business decision making.

Hi-tech detection

December 4, 2006

Kazuhiko Adachi, chairman of Intelligent Wave, talks to Dan Barnes about global financial crime, regulatory pressures and how technology can tackle these challenges.

Corporate access to Swift is still the hot debate

November 6, 2006

Increasing corporate access to Swift was a key theme at Sibos 2006, where a new model for connectivity was announced, but it was clear that challenges remain. Dan Barnes reports.

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