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Virtualization: Licensing Issues


Blair Pallopson  November 24, 2009

 It's a cliche but better to be safe than sorry when it comes to software license compliance.     Fortunately the company I was implementing the OSS platform for had enterpise wide licensing agreements with all major OS vendors......


Mobile Banking Heats Up in Canada...Scotiabank Partners With M-Com to Bring Mobile Banking To Canadians


Brent Ho-Young  November 24, 2009

 In case you have not heard the news as yet, I thought thatyou may be interested in announcement just released by a leading bank inCanada, Scotiabank. Scotiabank will be launching mobile banking with a solutionfrom M-Com in the spring. The Scotiabank group has close to 69,000 employeesand with its affiliates serves approximately 12.8 million customers in some 50countries aroundthe world.The details are below. Does anyone mind sharing their opinion on what this means tothe Canadian mobile banking landscape? Toronto, Canada24 November 2009Scotiabank today announced a new partnership with M-Com, aninternational mobile banking and payments solution provider, that will bringmobile banking to ...


Mobile Banking ROI continued


Kent McNeil  November 24, 2009

In my last blog I asked what the ROI or value proposition for mobile banking is and what specific areas the ROI or value proposition depended upon.   A few of the obvious questions are will Mobile Banking reduce costs by converting a certain percentage of activities from higher cost channels?  Will it help retain customers?   Will it attract a new demographic? The questions can go on and on but the ultimate factor I was after is how will this impact a banks bottom line.   Currently I cannot find a bank that can prove an ROI or cost justification for mobile banking.  There are studies out there of course but they make assumptions, ...


OSS Data Migration - To API or not to API, that is the question


Blair Pallopson  November 19, 2009

 When it comes to migrating your OSS data to a new platform architects are often faced with the difficult task of deciding what the best approach is for loading data into the new OSS platform.  Most OSS software packages have some sort o......


ROI for Mobile Banking?


Kent McNeil  November 17, 2009

What is the ROI for mobile banking now?  And by now I mean today, and not in 5 years.  Many of the ROI or Value Propositions for Mobile Banking I have read and researched miss the mark by only briefly mentioning, or worse yet not at all addressing, the cost the banks will need to incur to launch and support the mobile channel. Based on what I have read it would appear that there are only benefits to mobile banking, and that banks can effortlessly and for very little investment implement these solutions.  Of course implementing a mobile banking solution will cost money.   It may or may not ...


Mobile Money Canada - "Making the Right Choice...What you need to know to select the right solution and vendor for a Mobile Fina


Long Van  November 13, 2009

The Mobile Money Canada event that was held earlier this week in Toronto went without a hitch.  I was lucky enough to be helping with general event preparations as well as contributing in panel discussions.  The event covered a variety of topics related to banking and financial services through speaker presentations and panel discussions.  The panel that I participated in focused on debating various aspects of a mobile banking solution that should be considered when implementing a mobile money initiative.  The intent is to share industry learning’s and specific pitfalls that may inhibit a successful mobile financial services initiative.  I felt we had good industry representation for the discussion.  Panelists ...


Thank You From Mobile Money Canada


Brent Ho-Young  November 13, 2009

Dear Mobile Money Canada Attendees, Thank you for participating in the first Mobile Money CanadaConference. Your involvement has enriched the overall experience of allof us within the Canadian mobile financial services industry and Iappreciate that you were able to take time out of your schedule toattend and contribute. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting with and learning from many ofyou at the conference and I look forward to continuing the dialoguewith you as our industry evolves in Canada. I was also thrilled to hearabout many of the innovative mobile money initiatives that many of youare currently working on…Keep up the great work! ...


How to build & operate profitable mobile banking services


Anant Tailor  November 13, 2009

Mobile Money Canada took place this past Tuesday November 10th, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and I had the pleasure of moderating a panel session entitled “What does it take to build & operate profitable mobile banking services”.  The discussion touched upon strategies for deploying mobile banking to the Canadian market as well as operational considerations and effective consumer marketing strategies.The panel consisted of the following industry experts:1) Patrick Kelly, SVP Business Development at Monitise Americas2) Matt Krogstad, VP Business Development at M-Com3) Joe Salesky, Founder, Chairman, & Chief Strategy Officer at ClairMail4) Eric Feeley, Director of Product Management ...



Andy Cheah  12.13.2013
  Dec. 11, 2013 - Following the success of last year’s Digital Money Unconference sold out event, this year’s Tomorrow’s Transactions Toronto Unconference 2013 was held on December 11, 2013 at the MaRS Discovery District. Organized by Sparq Collective (Debbie Gamble and Pierre A. Roberge) and Consult Hyperion, the event was ...
03.14.2014
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