Wednesday
Jul172013

Mobile Banking Challenges

Mobile Banking as a "no charge" added value may not be the norm moving forward. As explained in "Banking goes mobile, with a few hitches", Branch visits are down as many traditional transactions done at branches move to the smartphone. This functionality is a convenience to the client to avoid the hassle of going into a physical branch. The question is can this be monetized through the mobile banking apps and will clients be willing to pay for the function.

Security is another concern regarding mobile banking and what are the best methods for mitigating risk to the client and the bank. I think many smaller banks are wise to trail behind the leading edge of technology when it comes to mobile banking. It's expensive to develop a fully featured app that takes security into account.

Wednesday
Jul172013

Dodging HIPPA: Using the Jedi Mind Trick

This is an interesting tactic for avoiding HIPPA violation. The re-classification of the data to a type outside the legislation. The old "These are not the droids your looking for" defense.

David Wagner http://www.enterpriseefficiency.com/author.asp?section_id=1151&doc_id=265679&

Tuesday
Jul162013

10 Ways to Be an Authentic IT Leader

I don't think that the traits are listed in any specific order, but I think I would say that "Lead With Integrity" & "Be a Better Listener" are my top two in the this article, "10 Ways to Be an Authentic IT Leader" http://feeds.cio.com/~r/cio/feed/articles/~3/uhRQ4eCi6hQ/10_Ways_to_Be_an_Authentic_IT_Leader.

Your values are what steer your decision making and the actions you take in all situations. These actions are ultimately what the world uses to judge you. Your integrity helps people trust you and your leadership. Another component of trust is listening. Your team needs to believe that you're are not just hearing their suggestions but listening sincerely.

Tuesday
Jul162013

What It Is And How It Works

Hadoop is a fast and cheap data storage and analytic tool. The question is how do you get your application vendors to use it rather than try to charge you for a proprietary business intelligence software?

Hadoop: What It Is And How It Works http://readwrite.com/2013/05/23/hadoop-what-it-is-and-how-it-works

Monday
Apr092012

Mac malware

New Mac Virus floating around FYI. Flashback on track to be worst Mac malware in decadeshttp://www.digitaltrends.com/apple/flashback-on-track-to-be-worst-mac-malware-in-decades/(Sent from Flipboard)