Global Banking Outlook 2017 (Ernst & Young Global Research, 2017)

04 October 2017

Global Banking Outlook 2017 (Ernst & Young Global Research, 2017)

The 2017 Ernst & Young Global Research Banking Outlook Survey of senior executives at almost 300 banks across the globe, indicates that risk and regulation will continue to dominate management’s agenda over the next 12 months.

Leading banks are looking beyond compliance to optimize their businesses and improve financial performance.

Uncertainty is no excuse for inaction. The report recommends that banks should take steps to  “keep customers safe” and “make things better for their customers.”

A10X Fusion processor-graphics combo chip for iPad Pro

16 June 2017

A10X Fusion processor-graphics combo chip for iPad Pro

Apple made the announcement at its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California. The new A10X Fusion processor has six processing cores, including three high-performance cores and three high-efficiency cores. The chip will be used in the new iPad Pro tablet. Apple said the tablet would have 40 percent faster graphics performance than predecessors.

Apple's new six-core A10X Fusion combination chip that puts a processor and graphics on the same semiconductor chip. Apple made the announcement at its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California.

Maintaining the tricky balance between outsourced and in-house

02 June 2017

Maintaining the tricky balance between outsourced and in-house

He revealed a simple test he uses to decide what goes out and what stays in: “The basic premise I work with is to ask ‘are we bringing additional value to our shareholders and to our bottom line by doing this ourselves’? And if the answer to the question is yes, it is something we should be doing. If the answer is no then we have got to be looking at alternative ways of doing it.”

Worley Parsons CIO Brian Adams was halfway through a process of sending commodity IT services to an external provider, and the resources contractor struggles to keep up with a downturn in the market.

What is the Gig Economy and the Human Cloud?

30 May 2017

What is the Gig Economy and the Human Cloud?

A gig economy is an environment in which temporary positions are common and organizations contract with independent workers for short-term engagements. The trend toward a gig economy has begun. A study by Intuit predicted that by 2020, 40 percent of American workers would be independent contractors.

On-demand jobs offer companies all the benefits of employees without any of the costs of paying benefits for them, are just the best work that desperate people can find.

Recommendations for Effective Digital Transformation in the Banking Sector

29 May 2017

Recommendations for Effective Digital Transformation in the Banking Sector

Going digital doesn’t have to mean millions of dollars n new investment  or a major IT upheaval. Large investment will be necessary in some areas, but in general, many of the elements Banks need to transform digitally may already be in place. Banks must find ways to leverage their digital assets better and invest in targeted ways.

Advice from McKinsey's Tunde Olanrewaju.

Canada’s big banks are losing their ability to attract top talent

25 May 2017

Canada’s big banks are losing their ability to attract top talent

Banks face significant competition for attracting and retaining the kind of talent they need to meet the evolving needs of customers in an increasingly digital world.

There is a general shortage of candidates with technical skills and FinTech are snapping them up and the Big Canadian banks are losing out on recruiting the top talent.

Greater learning opportunities at FinTech startups is a key reason why top talent are walking away from the Big banks.

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