Your source for the latest technology information of interest to community banks across America.
Subscribe to our weekly e-mail newsletter and/or our monthly newsletter and stay on top of the latest technology trends in Hardware, Software, ATMs, Biometrics, Wireless, Online Banking, Marketing, Security, Internet Access and Call Centers.
Nvidia announced the Quantum-2 platform, a 400Gbps InfiniBand networking platform consisting of the Quantum-2 switch, ConnectX-7 network adapter, BlueField-3 data processing unit (DPU), and all the software to support the new architecture. With a three-fold performance increase in performance, data-center fabric switches can be reduced by six-fold, cutting data center power consumption and reducing the overall data center space by 7%, the company says.
Refurbished hardware proponenets say that major cost savings can be realized by buying used equipment. Refurbished devices are usually half the price of new while often still functioning like new (they can be up to 70% off the price of new). Here are 4 things to consider when shopping refurbished: 1. What was checked and tested?; 2. What is the aesthetic state of the product?; 3. What is the return policy and warranty?; and 4. What is the company's track record?
For the last few years, Microsoft has been progressively reducing the size of the download for the monthly Patch Tuesday update. With Windows 11, update packages are 40% smaller than for Windows 10. That's not because there isn't much to update on a new OS (Windows 11 is really a feature update for Windows 10) but because the updates are packaged differently. Read this article if you want to know all of the details of how Windows 11 updates work.
Microsoft is working on a new update for its video conferencing software that will allow users to see messages in chat and participants in a video call at the same time. While the introduction of chat bubbles last year enabled Teams users to see their private messages during meetings, Microsoft is now planning to make them available for group chats so that everyone can keep up with the conversations happening via text as well as those taking place in a video call at the same time.
Even though cash use has partly rebounded, next-gen automated teller machines will increasingly be mobile-centric. ATM manufacturers are integrating more functionality for cardless transactions and mobile interaction with the machines. ATMs personalization can go beyond a personal welcome and include customized quick cash options based on the person’s ATM history. Things like knowing the user’s birthday or having the functionality to help them reset a PIN could help.
The future of enterprise connectivity is Wi-Fi 6, which will play a pivotal role as organizations innovate with advanced networking, according to a Deloitte prediction for 2022. They state that Wi-Fi 6 has just as significant a role to play in the future of wireless connectivity as 5G—not just for consumers, but also for the enterprise. "Unlike past generations of wireless, Wi-Fi 6 and 5G are designed to work together smoothly, and the wireless industry appears headed toward a future in which devices can roam securely and seamlessly between all types of wireless networks," the firm said.
Some observers think that open banking is set to take the financial world by storm becasue they beleive that when consumers allow third parties to access their banking data, financial companies and institutions can create more tailored products and services and drive innovation, convenience, and value. However one survey revealed that 53% of people surveyed see open banking as a “dangerous” use of data sharing. What exactly are the risks of open banking? This article cover them.
The author is convinced that the best return on your marketing spend — both time and money-wise — is digital marketing. Here are her top six 2022 suggestions for your digital-marketing spend: 1. Video marketing; 2. Social-media marketing; 3. Pay per click; 4. SEO; 5. Content marketing; and 6. It’s serving not selling.
The Cryptocurrency Payments Opportunity, a PYMNTS and i2c collaboration, reported that 75% of FIs plan to expand their support for virtual currencies over the next 12 months. As a rising number of companies and consumers tap virtual currencies for their payments and financial needs, businesses, FIs and FinTechs alike are eyeing cryptocurrencies’ potential benefits. However, changing regulations, the availability of key digital infrastructure and trust all can hamper cryptocurrencies’ adoption.
Benchmarking Your Digital Banking Strategy
Access Softek - http://www.accesssoftek.com
Read Chris Doner's comments:
Humanizing Digital: Increasing Account Holder Loyalty and Exceeding Goals with Smart, Flexible Solutions
Digital Transformation: A Banking Imperative
Three Present-Day Goals to Revolutionize Your FI’s Marketing
eSignatures Are Now a Top Priority Across the Nation
Fight Fraud by Better Understanding Your Financial Data
It’s Always About the People: 5 Rules for Digital Banking and Beyond
Cisco (Viptela), VMware (VeloCloud), Oracle (Talari Networks) , and Palo Alto Networks (CloudGenix) have all acquired SD-WAN startups in their efforts to deliver the cloud-centric, secure networking services that organizations demand. This consolidation means customers can buy SD-WAN services from the same their trusted network infrastructure vendors, which can pay off in tighter integration and additional features. The 6 top-selling SD-WAN vendors are: 1) Cisco; 2) VMware; 3) Versa; 4) HPE; 5) Fortinet; and 5) Palo Alto Networks.
This article states that we have reached a crucial crossroads in the financial sector in its relationship with cloud technology – it is now down to leadership to steer the industry’s transition to the cloud and break down long-standing barriers. So how can leaders embrace the benefits of new technologies like cloud and sell it to senior leadership? This article details some cloud advantages and uses to consider.
Some observers state that contact center management is “the art of having the right number of properly skilled people and supporting resources in place at the right times to handle an accurately forecasted workload, at service level and with quality.” This article presents a 5 question quiz which is designed to allow you to identify the strengths of your current scheduling processes as well as areas of potential opportunity.