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  • Blog Post: Calling in the EA Troops

    This past week seems to be the week for the call to action for Enterprise Architects to start blogging. James McGovern called out that there should be more EA blogger's. More blogger's came into the fold such as Brandon Satrom who would like to see more on how EA's address some of the latest IT trends...
  • Blog Post: Mobile Payments Implemented at Slippery Rock University

    And you thought going away to college was the first step to freedom. Au contraire, students (and faculty, no less) entering Pennsylvania's Slippery Rock University will actually be faced with an RFID tag made for their handset, which will "allow them to pay for everything from laundry and copier services...
  • Blog Post: Pay by Voice

    Nick Ogden , the founder of one of the first online payment systems has launched a new way for people to buy goods over the Internet or via their cell phones. The new service, called Voice Pay , uses biometric voice analysis to authenticate users. The company says its technology is so reliable that it...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile Device Center 6.1 for Windows Vista

    Download Windows Mobile Device Center 6.1 This new version of the Windows Mobile Device Center contains key improvements and new features to support Windows Mobile 6 devices. The Windows Mobile Device Center 6.1 is only supported on Windows Vista. Key updates in Windows Mobile Device Center 6.1 include...
  • Blog Post: Anyone want a Bearcat Phone?

    This would of been a must have if this technology debut when I was around. My hometown college University of Cincinnati (UC) in dabbling around with some really cool mobile technology. UC has adopted Windows Mobile technologies to try to integrate into the students daily lives. To make it easier on students...
  • Blog Post: The Future of Mobile

    We all expect the cellphone to get smaller while packing in an ever broadening array of functions. The real question is what it’ll look like—inside and out in several years. To find the answer, Microsoft has investigated dozens of on-the-brink technologies, picking the brains of cellphone product engineers...
  • Blog Post: Vista and Mobile PC Webcasts

    Watch Live and Recorded Webcasts Attend this new, public webcast series that provides an in-depth look at applications built for Windows Vista mobility. Special features include: data synchronization, power management, ink annotation, ink recognition, network awareness, data access, enhanced UI for touch...
  • Blog Post: Using Windows Mobile with OR-LOS

    In my discussions when I discuss the OBA RAP for Loan Origination Systems with folks at conferences and other speaking engagements they usually see a slide that shows the extensibility aspects of the lending architecture. After the talk I usually hear, mobile, really? Lender can use this technology with...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile 6 Stability Issues

    In my review of the Windows Mobile 6 technology I mentioned that I was running into stability issues. Well it looks like I didn't have the latest and greatest build from RTM. I found this out from the WM 6 team here. This is what they had to say: " ...Most of these issues are going to be with the pre...
  • Blog Post: Standardizing the Mobile Payments Platform

    As you have probably seen from my recent blog entries there is a lot happening in the mobile space in financial services. But with this activity I have some concerns. There are is a tremendous amount of point solutions out there. There are little or no standards in the banking community for mobile payments...
  • Blog Post: UPDATE: New Zealand uses Mobile Technology as One of their Largest Channels to Customers

    A colleague of mine Rob Hawthorne, brought to my attention that the online channel and mobile banking are the largest channels that New Zealand banks have for reaching their customers. Almost ALL of our major banks provide these service, including: ASB – http://www.asb.co.nz ( Article: http://www.asb...
  • Blog Post: Two More Banks Add Mobile Online Banking to Their Portfolios

    Wachovia and HSBC both have plans to build and deploy Mobile Banking Applications. HSBC's MONILINK was launched on October 4th 2006. If you’ve got a bank account with HSBC or First Direct, you can download the Monilink application to your handset, and use it to check your balance, see statements on demand...
  • Blog Post: Mobile Applications in Banking

    With the new Mobile OS release I've been talking a lot about mobile technologies recently. I thought I would provide some banking specific mobile applications. Commercial Applications Pyxis Mobile - Powerful Asset Management Software for the Capital Markets Segment Quote Stream - Stock Market Analytic...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile 6 Review

    So I have been using WM 6 for about two weeks now. I have to say that I LOVE it! I have both good and some areas in which we could improve on. I have read some articles stating that WM 6 is nothing more than a point release. Even though there is no earth shattering new features I would still strongly...
  • Blog Post: Traveling With Windows Mobile 6 and Live Search GPS

    Yes, that is a mound of snow taller than me! I was a brave soul this past weekend traveling through the Mid-West Blizzard but I made it back home to rainy Seattle! I had traveled from Northern Ohio through the all the Northern States (IN, IL, WI, MI, ND, MT, ID, WA) in the US till I got to Washington...
  • Blog Post: Bank of America Releases Mobile Banking Application

    Bank of America Corp.'s online customers will soon be able to use their cell phones and smart phones to check account balances, pay bills and transfer funds. The bank is launching secure mobile banking for its 21 million online banking customers in Tennessee beginning in March and in other cities across...
  • Blog Post: Discover working on Mobile Payments

    Discover Financial Services , the fourth-largest credit-card organization in the United States, has launched a technology trial to test a new mobile banking and RFID -enabled payment platform in collaboration with handset maker Motorola . Discover announced, late last year, plans to launch an RFID-based...
  • Blog Post: Getting Windows Mobile 6 Installed Today!

    Today I am getting my phone upgraded from Windows Mobile 5 to Mobile 6. I am pretty excited about it. There are a ton of subtle new features that improve on the user experience of the device. I will let you know how it goes! Here are some useful links for you: A White Paper on the value of Microsoft...
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