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 Greg MacSweeney

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Greg MacSweeney is editorial director of InformationWeek Financial Services, whose brands include Wall Street & Technology, Bank Systems & Technology, Advanced Trading, and Insurance & Technology.

Articles by Greg MacSweeney
posted in January 2007

Day 5 at Davos: Recapping the World Economic Forum 2007

The top priority for many senior business and financial leaders at the World Economic Forum was, surprisingly, climate change, followed by global banking security standards. My first visit to the World Economic Forum is now over and, after an exhausting week, I used the downtime on my flight home to contemplate some of the bigger issues that were raised during the past week.

Day 4 at Davos -- Banking the Unbanked

The unbanked, or underbanked, represents a huge -- but risky -- opportunity for financial institutions. And one needs not travel to Asia or South America to find a large underbanked market: There are 50 million unbanked people right here in the world's most developed economy.

Day 3: A good climate for global regulation?

Delegates are calling for global regulation that directly addresses climate change at the World Economic Forum in Davos. But can business, government and scientists agree on a solution that could actually have some impact on a global scale?

Day 2 at Davos: Setting the Security Standard

Not surpisingly, information and data security is one of the hotter topics in Davos among the attendees at the World Economic Forum. Logically, if there are regulators for the Internet, telecommunications and accounting, why don't we have a standards in place for information and data security?

SMS Messaging and Asynchronous Data/Voice Capabilities Will Shape 2007 Wireless Market

SMS and text messaging will take center stage for financial organizations that support wireless access for clients, reports Joseph Ferra, chief wireless officer at Boston-based Fidelity Investments. Those trends, combined with the introduction of asynchronous data and voice capabilities, will drive increased wireless usage for financial transactions.

There Oughta Be a Rule

Media outlets, including Wall Street & Technology, are fond of predicting what the future will bring.

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