Latest articles from Dan Barnes

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.

Vlad Torgovnik

November 6, 2006

In the tough environment of capital markets, people skills are often forgotten. Bank of America’s capital markets CIO talks to Dan Barnes about the virtues of trust and how his management approach has seen him voted CIO of the Year 2006.

Flexibility brings rewards

November 6, 2006

Banks’ change of focus from product orientation to customer orientation is bringing benefits, not least in being able to understand a customer’s value and market the right products. And that is where new technology can help, Dan Barnes reports.

Keep on moving

October 2, 2006

IT is transforming trading and pushing up processing speeds and volumes. The winners will be those who keep up, says Dan Barnes.

Latent risk

October 2, 2006

Now speed is king on the trading floor, banks must optimise their systems’ engineering – or find themselves left behind. Dan Barnes reports.

Lars Gustavsson

October 2, 2006

Thorough planning and active IT management are behind the smooth running of ABN AMRO’s latest outsourcing deal, chief information officer Lars Gustavsson tells Dan Barnes.

Is Swift living in the past?

October 2, 2006

Technology has been transformed in the three decades since Swift was launched. Can the network drag itself into the modern era, as its users demand, or is it destined to become a relic of a bygone age? Dan Barnes investigates.

W Roy Dunbar

September 4, 2006

MasterCard’s chief information officer tells Dan Barnes of his healthy state of paranoia, which compels him to keep up to date with developments in the market place.

Martin Davis

August 7, 2006

Wachovia’s corporate chief information officer views outsourcing as a partial solution to the slowdown in banking innovation resulting from industry consolidation. Dan Barnes reports.

Under lock and key

August 7, 2006

With fraudsters mounting increasingly sophisticated and co-ordinated online attacks, banks must be constantly prepared for the latest threats. Dan Barnes explains.

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