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Yahoo!/HSBC: PayDirect from New York to Hong Kong

Published By Datamonitor
31 Jul 2001
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Will technology save newspapers from the economic crisis?

As ad revenue plummets and competitive pressure mounts, newspapers are using new technological systems to boost workflow efficiencies, curb operational expenditure and expand service portfolios. For the beginning of 2009, highlighting immediate cost saving benefits is the most important message to take to market for technology vendors, professional services companies and systems integrators.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Dec 2008
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Why do organizations not make more of industrial networks?

Many manufacturers use programmable logic controllers, or PLCs, to control and manage production equipment. These PLCs are traditionally not connected to the corporate IT network, or even the responsibility of the IT department. While it would make sense to open up industrial networks and make available data contained within production control systems, security issues must first be addressed.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Apr 2007
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Web 2.0 holds promises and threats for online banking

Web 2.0 technologies represent a means through which retail banks can more accurately serve the modern consumer. As such, many banks appreciate the benefits that such technologies could bring to their online offerings, such as a new, more customizable and interactive internet experience. However, they remain cautious about implementing the technology due to perceived security implications.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Sep 2008
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Volatility in global commodities markets drives spend in risk management IT

Analysts expect that increased volatility in commodities markets globally will drive spend in risk management IT. However, commodities present their own unique characteristics that must be observed, making it fundamental for IT vendors looking to capitalize on the opportunity to have a full understanding and appreciation of the underlying physical market and of their potential client's business.

Published By Datamonitor
01 May 2008
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Visa's CodeSure is compelling, but may prove difficult to launch

Visa CodeSure, a card with an embedded screen and numerical keypad, is ready for launch. By entering their PIN, consumers can generate one-time passcodes that can be used in place of static passwords for online transactions and banking. However, despite its clear anti-fraud benefits, convincing banks to invest in portfolio upgrades while economic uncertainty prevails will prove challenging.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Jun 2010
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Think big for cashless payments

The concept of cashless transactions appeals to consumers and suppliers alike. It reduces the overheads of handling cash, cuts down on the risk of theft, and the inconvenience of having to find the right amount of change for a vending or car park machine. However, there are a few things that every organization should know about cashless payments before committing to such a scheme.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Sep 2006
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The Red Queen dilemma: can the insurance industry resolve it?

Following the financial crisis, the landscape of the insurance industry has changed. Due to the Red Queen dilemma, players are going to have to adapt quickly to the changing market, but some have not even yet realized that this is necessary. Research by Ovum reveals that insurers' awareness of the dilemma and ability to deal with it vary by geographic location.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Aug 2010
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The paperless clinical trial: closer than you think

Life sciences companies globally are turning to eClinical solutions in a bid to cut costs during clinical trials. On average, life science companies spend between $12-17m yearly on mailings and copies of paper case report forms. With the implementation of eClinical solutions, a company could save anywhere from $10-15m a year on paper and postage alone, according to a new report by Datamonitor.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Aug 2008
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The future of online

The role of online technologies has evolved from supporting primarily the sales process to supporting all phases of the customer lifecycle, from customer acquisition to fostering long-term customer loyalty. Understanding how online channels are evolving, and how customer expectations are changing in tandem is, therefore, essential.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Aug 2006

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