Infrastructure

China’s Banks Continue to Consolidate Global Brand Presence

Led by ICBC as the world’s most valuable banking brand (US$79.8 billion), China’s banks dominate top four spots of the ranking Chinese banks grow 28%, achieving US$407 billion in total brand value, over US$100 billion more than US banks All US banks, with the exception of Wells Fargo (-9%), Chase (-7%), and BankUnited (-6%), improve their brand value Growth of European banks is pedestrian, with German banks losing 24% of value Read more »

Tieto enters strategic partnership with Telia for 5G

Tieto has entered into a strategic partnership with Swedish telecom operator Telia leveraging the new mobile technology 5G. The companies will cooperate to develop new use cases, products and services to the ecosystem around 5G and work together with customers to accelerate the development in Sweden. Read more »

Getronics partners with UK’s Social Business Trust

Global ICT services provider Getronics has partnered with UK charity Social Business Trust (SBT) in an initiative intended to promote Getronics’ staff development and engagement while addressing the growing need for technology support and digital transformation in social enterprises.    Read more »

Tech accessory designer Vonmählen launches crowdfunding campaign for the world’s most compact 5in1 charging cable

German start-up Vonmählen presents its new cutting-edge tech accessory. High Five®, the 5in1 charging cable, eliminates the need to carry several charging cables for different smartphones and end devices. Read more »

Intesa Sanpaolo signs agreement with the Italian Federation of Public Establishments

Intesa Sanpaolo and FIPE (Federazione Italiana Pubblici Esercizi - Italian Federation of Public Establishments) have signed an agreement for the benefit of the Federation's member companies (more than 100,000) operating in the catering, entertainment and tourism sectors. The purpose is to provide the companies with customised tools for their day-to-day operations and to respond to new needs: digital payments, electronic invoicing and loans aimed... more Read more »

Tech sector economic report: Tech sector growth weakest for three years as uncertainty begins to bite

Key findings §  UK tech companies indicate loss of momentum in the final quarter of 2018 §  Business activity expands at slowest pace since Q4 2015 §  Tech sector much more upbeat than the rest of the UK economy regarding business outlook in 2019 KPMG UK Tech Monitor Index Above 50 = growth, seasonally adjusted Sources: KPMG, IHS Markit Read more »

Public consultation process launched for new international privacy information management standard

The public consultation process for the draft international privacy information management standard, ISO/IEC 27552, is now open until 25 February 2019. Read more »

How Are Insurance Carriers Leveraging AI to Create Superior Customer Experiences?

Senior insurance executives to explore the AI-enabled personalization of insurance products to increase customer loyalty. Read more »

People's United Bank to acquire VAR Technology Finance, an industry-leading equipment finance company

People's United Bank, N.A., a subsidiary of People's United Financial, Inc., has acquired VAR Technology Finance, a private, independent leasing and finance company that supports equipment sales through its financi Read more »

Inditrade and Robocash Group launch microlending operations in India

Following the MoU signed last year, the financial companies Inditrade Capital and Robocash Group have launched an online service for short-term consumer lending in India. Given the increasing demand for digital lending, the service is expected to lead the segment in India in a period of 3 to 5 years. Read more »

IDC MarketScape Names Lexmark a Worldwide Leader in Managed Print and Document Services

Lexmark, a global imaging solutions leader, today announced that it has been recognized as a Leader by IT market research and advisory firm IDC in its IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Contractual Print and Document Services Hardcopy 2018–2019 Vendor Assessment (doc # US44387318, December 2018). Read more »

IHS Markit Launches Economic Forecasting Solution to Address Current Expected Credit Loss FASB Standard

IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, today announced the launch of its economic and financial scenario solution designed to help banks comply with the Current Excepted Credit Loss (CECL) estimation required under the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) standard going into effect in 2020.  Read more »

THE DIGITAL MARKETING RESOLUTION EVERY ONLINE BUSINESS SHOULD BE MAKING

A survey of 1,021 UK workers carried out by leading digital marketing agency, MarketingSignals.com, revealed that more than 1 in 3 (36%) of business leaders are currently unsure about their digital marketing strategy for the year ahead.  The research also identified a number of ways businesses are missing out on improving digital marketing performance, with 37% of respondents admittingthey aren’t answering potential customer questions adequately... more Read more »

Creating IT Futures Doubles its Free IT Training & Career Program for Adults for 2019

After seven years of perfecting its IT workforce training model, Creating IT Futures is doubling the reach of its free IT-Ready career program. With classes now available in seven cities, IT-Ready trains, certifies and places unemployed and under-employed adults in their first jobs in the information technology (IT) field. Read more »

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU SETTLES CLAIMS WITH STERLING JEWELERS INC.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) and the People of the State of New York today settled claims against Sterling Jewelers Inc. Read more »

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