From Chatbots to Blockchain, Technology Is Changing The Face Of Personal Finance

Personal finance is being transformed by cutting-edge technologies that make possible outstanding customer experiences, personalisation, and integrity of financial data. Increasingly, consumers expect financial services firms to have easy-to-use technologies that make interaction effortless, fruitful, and secure. Consumers also expect financial services firms to cater to them like never before. They hope financial services firms…

The Past, Present and Future of Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

Historical background, revealing context and prescient vision were presented on blockchain and bitcoin at a recent Tampa Bay Conference entitled, “The Past, Present and Future of Blockchain & Cryptocurrency.” These components are greatly needed in the current discussions and warnings being bandied about by Congress, Wall Street, regulators and now Main Street, thanks to all…

9 Reasons to Learn Blockchain Right Now

“Why do I need to learn blockchain technology if I have nothing to do with Bitcoins?” This is a popular question reflecting one of the greatest modern misconceptions. Blockchain can bring innovation to any sphere. Regardless of your current occupation and background, it will be a huge bonus for career advancement. If you don’t know…

Blockchain and the Real Estate of Tomorrow

While much of the hype around blockchain has been concentrated around overvalued crypto-currencies and opaque ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings), it is becoming increasingly clear that real estate – the worlds largest asset class by a large margin – will be one of the first industries to be revolutionized by the blockchain. From seamlessly registering land…

Microsoft and Walmart Team Up to Take On Amazon

Walmart has plenty of competition, but you could argue that its only real rival is Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN). And the two massive retailers are engaged in a technological arms race to make shopping as easy and convenient as possible for customers. That’s an area where the e-commerce leader has had an edge. Because Amazon started as…

Oracle Attempts At Another Reinvention

The technology industry is unkind to companies on the wrong side of middle age. But some veterans that once looked well past their primes have found fountains of youth. One of the best examples is Oracle Corp., the 40-year-old database software company founded by 73-year-old Larry Ellison. The company for decades was assured a big…

Microsoft and Google Trying to Catch Amazon in the Cloud

It’s hard to think of a business Amazon.com Inc. dominates as convincingly as the market for cloud computing services. Andy Jassy, chief executive officer of the company’s cloud division, Amazon Web Services Inc., likes to brag that his outfit has several times as much business as the next 14 providers combined. Amazon’s next-largest cloud competitor,…

How to get beyond Finance vs IT

One thing that you’re likely to encounter in any IT department is resentment toward the Finance department. A staffer might be angry because “those bean counters in Finance who know nothing about technology” directed him to buy one product when he wanted to buy a different one. Or maybe Finance approves the acquisition of an…