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The Future of Retail Banking: 10 Forecasts by Financial Experts

The Future of Retail Banking: 10 Forecasts by Financial ExpertsBanking industry is changing at an alarming rate. The first and the major reason for this shift is massive technological change.

A panel of close to 100 global financial services leaders presented its vision of the future of retail banking. Here is an excerpt of the new Digital Banking Report entitled, ‘2016 Retail Banking Trends and Predictions’, sponsored by Kony, Inc. being released shortly. Read more »

How Not to Regret Installing SugarCRM with MS SQL Server

How Not to Regret Installing SugarCRM with MS SQL ServerAuthor: Taras Denysenko, Software Engineer

When installing a new SugarCRM instance with MS SQL Server, it is highly recommended to ensure that the database for SugarCRM has a Windows collation set, otherwise it might run into heavy performance issues on large amounts of data due to indexes not working as intended. To that end, unless your MS SQL Server instance has a Windows collation specified in its settings, it would be best to manually create a database to be used for installation, configuring it to use one of collations without the SQL_ prefix, instead of relying on SugarCRM installer to create a new database for you. Read more »

How CRM Contributes to a Company’s Success: CIOs’ Perspectives [Infographic]

Author: Zlatyslava Topchyi, Marketing Manager

The role of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) in organizations continues to evolve. While new technologies are emerging rapidly, CIOs need to keep balance between innovations and budget constraints. And as innovativeness is now considered to be the basis for competitive ability, CIOs should be especially careful when choosing technical solutions for their companies. Those who take a long view and invest in innovations that ensure the biggest ROI and effectiveness will lead the way. Gartner 2016 CIO Agenda Survey found the most promising technology investments in 2016 from CIOs’ perspective. Read more »