Financial services companies in North America could unlock up to US$140 billion in productivity gains and cost savings by 2025 if they employ new technologies that help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their workforces, according to a recent study by Accenture.
Automation Anywhere, a global leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), announced that it has received $290 million in Series B funding at a post money valuation of $6.8 billion.
The funding was led by Salesforce Ventures with additional funding from existing investors, including Softbank Investment Advisers and Goldman Sachs.
UK politicians have rounded on the nation's banks over an "unacceptable" level of IT crashes and outages, calling on regulators to take action to improve operational resilience across the sector and to consider the implementation of new rules on cloud service providers.
A new joint SWIFT and Boston Consulting Group (BCG) report reveals that interest in application program interfaces (APIs) is rapidly increasing in the securities servicing industry and firms may leverage the technology to handle diversity of asset types.
The UK's TSB has taken a further £36 million charge related to last year's botched IT upgrade, adding to the £330 million it shelled out to cover the catastrophic bungle last year.
The UK lender is still haunted by its disastrous switch to a new IT platform from parent Banco Sabadell, which led to a prolonged series of outages for million of customers.
TSB is discontinuing its contract with Banco Sabadell tech subisidiary Sabis in order to bring its IT responsibilities back inhouse following the badly botched migration to the Spanish bank's platform last year.
London – January 7th , 2019 - New research by independent financial regulatory think-tank JWG, in partnership with Inforalgo, the Capital Markets data automation specialist, shows that after years of ‘making do’, financial institutions are now proactively ramping up their regulatory compliance capabilities to cope with intensifying global requirements - and the significant additional demands of MiFID II.
IBM (NYSE:IBM) and Red Hat (NYSE:RHT), the world's leading provider of open source cloud software, announced today that the companies have reached a definitive agreement under which IBM will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Red Hat for $190.00 per share in cash, representing a total enterprise value of approximately $34 billion.