Enterprise

Banking Heavily on IT

By : CIOL Bureau

The BFSI sector looks set to have a number of new areas of IT usage in 2004.

The Numero uno spender

By : CIOL Bureau

Competition is bringing out the best in Indian banking system and technology seems to be the way banks are bringing out their best.

Intelligent adoption for business

By : CIOL Bureau

Given the dynamic evolution of the Indian BFSI segment, data explosion has been a common phenomenon for all the players.

SBI Connect

By : CIOL Bureau

SBI implemented Three tier corporate WAN to network all branches and to provide seamless connectivity across the country.

Banking Automation

By : CIOL Bureau

The focus of public sector banks is in branch automation and networking. Private sector banks are looking at pushing their technology advantage and provide more customer oriented and innovative banking solutions.

Serve credit card customers using Internet

By : CIOL Bureau

Enabling delivery of the account statements over the internet will not only help the bank ensure timely dispatch of statements but will also reduce the cost invloved in manual, hardcopy dispatch of account statements.

Outsourcing, the new mantra for banking

By : CIOL Bureau

Outsourcing in banking sector to have an average yearly growth of 25 per cent. All Private banks have outsourced a part of their Facilities Management. SBI, BoB and BoI are leading the way in PSU outsourcing.

Banking — Focus on ATM segment

By : CIOL Bureau

The ATM market growth rate in the last three years was over 100 per cent. The cost of installing and maintaining ATMs is a major hurdle in the growth of this segmnent.The two major vendors in this segment include NCR and Diebold

Computerization and the PSU insurance giants

By : CIOL Bureau

Despite liberalization the PSUs still hold sway in the insurance sector. LIC with a market share of 92 per cent and GIC and its subsidiaries with a market share of 91 per cent hold sway. Both these firms are spending large amounts on IT.

Tackling information glut through integration

By : CIOL Bureau

Today the banking sector is seeing an expansion in the number of delivery channels in retail banking. There is a need to consolidate data obtained from various delivery channels and to create customized customer portfolio.

Of retailers and techies

By : CIOL Bureau

Bar codes and other means of enhancing point-of-sale experience have been invented. And these aren’t mere tools to make customers smile, they make business sense too.

‘Workflow Management vital for e-commerce success’

By : CIOL Bureau

The delivery of business through E-Commerce involves the deployment of business processes for which workflow is an obvious supporting technology. It is therefore more than necessary to understand the management of this technology for E-Commerce success. Here are some vital inputs.

Buying and selling in virtual marketplaces

By : CIOL Bureau

With the emergence of net as the strong competitor for traditional marketplaces, we take a look at what constitutes of these virtual marketplaces and how one goes about in becoming a member of this online business. A step by step analysis along with the shared experiences of some of the beneficiaries’ gives us a peek into this new business potential.

Setting up of online store

By : CIOL Bureau

E-commerce has churned out many a success story and e-stores like amazon.com and Barnes and Noble are witness to this. There is no reason why others cannot repeat the same. To deploy a successful, customer-centric, electronic store, all one needs is to find a suitable solution.Here is the technology perspective to this endeavor.

Reverse Auction: a novel approach to e-procurement

By : CIOL Bureau

Reverse auction, also known
as Blind Bidding is catching up with businesses worldwide. The focus of the auction is generally on the lowest price. The auction reduces
research time and process time by a substantial amount and also promises a wider audience reach.

Tracking Fabmart’s back end technology

By : CIOL Bureau

It’s an acknowledged fact that for any enterprise to e-enable their business process, it’s pertinent that their back-end systems have to be robust and scalable. This is all the more critical for virtual enterprises and online stores like Fabmart, to be successful in their strategies. Ever since their inception in 1999, Fabmart has strived to be different than a brick and mortar store offering better and efficient services. We look at their back-end integration technology that makes them tick.

“We are an infomediary – very strong on content.” – Rohan Ajila

By : CIOL Bureau

Indiamarkets.com has been rated the best marketplace in India for the year 2000 and that is no small achievement. We caught up with Rohan Ajila, Managing Director of the organization and spoke about their aim, aspirations and their company. He says of his company as b2b infrastructure, a b2bmarketplace, b2b enablers and even as b2b trainers all rolled into one.

Wal-Mart empowers its SCM with Cisco technology

By : CIOL Bureau

This is a true-life case study of a successful implementation of SCM solution by the networking giant Cisco to the world’s largest retailer Wal-Mart. It provides an interesting and a detailed information about how actually they arrived at the solution. The hurdles and challenges they faced could well be faced by any organization for that matter and one could take a cue in adopting new technologies efficiently.

Betting on e-Business

By : CIOL Bureau

While retail players like Amazon.com* and eBay* garner press accolades, entire industries are shifting their business dealings to the Internet. Supply-chain management, enterprise resource planning, and other enterprise automation packages are speeding the shift to the digital economy. …More

Stride Rite: stepping onto the Web

By : CIOL Bureau

A wholesaler and retailer of important footwear brands, Stride Rite sought to deploy technology and e-Business systems to improve its business. Not only does the company want to speed product development cycles in a notoriously low-tech business, it also seeks to build brand awareness while gaining expertise in doing business on the Web.…More