July 17, 2013

Time for Innovation

Alexander House Financial Services Ltd chooses Total Systems Ltd to build ‘Smart Alex’ protection portal Total Systems plc, the innovative technology company, is providing the Protection Portal for Alexander House Financial Services Ltd, the new National Advisory business being launched...

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July 3, 2013

Standing out from the crowd

We recently exhibited at the TINtech 2013 technology conference. There were some excellent speakers and some very informed attendees. There were also multitudes of technology companies all with very similar marketing messages – quicker; better; smarter. As a software company,...

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June 19, 2013

Insurers need to innovate and excite – or die

At the recent TINtech event dedicated to technology in the world of insurance, there was evidence of refreshing thinking and some thought provoking words from the speakers. Most importantly, from Simply Business, ‘What is the cost of inaction’? The simple...

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May 30, 2013

The danger of business inertia

From our experience, the results of research are increasingly being treated as an academic exercise rather than a catalyst for action. So how can this change? I am sure you have your own views; however, if you will indulge me,...

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April 16, 2013

The BIG Decisions

Last year Zurich issued an interesting study ‘Big Decisions, Risk and choice in the 21st Century’ – http://bit.ly/PzuSz5. There are two points that are particularly pertinent at the moment. Firstly, according to the report, the majority of us have a...

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April 9, 2013

The work/life balance

A study published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine highlighted what many already guess, that job burnout can lead to a range of health problems, including obesity, insomnia, and anxiety. However, researchers at the business and medical schools at Tel Aviv...

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April 2, 2013

Coping with exploding data

Earlier this year we predicted ‘Big data’ would be one of the technology buzz words for 2013 https://www.totalsystems.co.uk/news/the-year-ahead-in-financial-services. I was reminded of this prediction by seeing a promotion for the ‘2nd Big Data Congress’ to be held in Olympia, London...

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March 13, 2013

Trust and loyalty go hand in hand

Good to see the Banking Sector hitting the headlines for the right reasons. In a speech to business students in Ontario, Mark Carney said ‘Virtue cannot be regulated. Even the strongest supervision cannot guarantee good conduct. Essential will be the...

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February 6, 2013

Bold and brave

Latest news from the Dutch group Philips is that it has sold off its interests in the electronics market it helped to create. With consumers going online for music, films and games rather than buying CDs and DVDs, Philips have...

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January 18, 2013

To stand still is to go backwards

The Blockbuster video rental chain, which started in 1989 with a single shop in South-East London, became the third major high street casualty in a week as it collapsed into administration. The demise of their UK arm follows hot on...

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