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Technology considerations to provide operational resilience

Economic crises pose a real threat to organizations, the systems they rely upon and the people they serve, regardless of whether they are caused by natural disasters, political turmoil, or the changing economic climate. While there are many preventative measures to deploy, including well-known disaster recovery and crisis scenario-planning methods, it is important to understand that technology, next to being at risk, can also help to mitigate the risks, accelerate change, and expand access to critical systems and resources.

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Corporate challenges

How to deal with payment fraud and cyber crime?

In the past few years, many companies have centralized their payment processes by setting up a payment factory. The main focus of these types of projects is often on change management and technical implementation. This means that operational risk and control issues, which arise when the execution of payments is transferred from several local entities to one central entity, do not always get the attention they deserve. Operational risks that can be identified relate to payment fraud (internal risk) and cyber crime (external risk). How should companies deal with these challenges? In this article, two experts provide their points of view.

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Using SEPA to review payment factory benefits

With the Single Euro Payment Area (SEPA) deadline just six months away, many companies are busy preparing to use SEPA-compliant payment standards. With the restructuring that this entails, is now a good time to consider the benefits of a payments factory?

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Are We Overstating the Advantages of SEPA?

Many articles that have appeared in gtnews have stressed the benefits that will result for corporates and treasuries from the single euro payment area (SEPA). However, Arn Knol of Zanders suggests that the advantages may prove to be rather more unevenly distributed.

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Restrictive Economies: Insurmountable Challenge or Small Obstacle?

There is a clear trend of corporate treasuries undertaking major treasury transformation projects with a focus on increasing efficiency, enhancing visibility and reducing costs. The issue is examined by Mark van Ommen, associate directors for Zanders, in the first of his blogs for gtnews.

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