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DEPARTMENT: Editorial pointers
DEPARTMENT: News track
COLUMN: Staying connected
Reports of the demise of the telecom industry have been greatly exaggerated.
COLUMN: Practical programmer
Soliciting advice on choosing and applying appropriate software development methodologies.
Don't enact laws and regulations that prevent or inhibit access to the facts and ideas needed for scientific research.
SPECIAL ISSUE: New architectures for financial services
The financial services industry is in transition. Traditionally, financial services have been structured into four broad industry sectors: banking, insurance, equities/stock brokerage, and transaction services. The recent confluence
Examining the financial viability of the underlying business model.
How service-oriented architectures can help achieve the business objectives of the transformation process in banking.
Exploring a new paradigm for mediated data integration.
Adopting new and innovative mobile financial applications and service provisioning methods.
Achieving organizational innovation through modularization and outsourcing of business processes.
Applying lessons learned from manufacturing to workflow processes in the financial services industry.
Using import-export information to improve financial transaction security.
Traditionally at the forefront of security awareness, financial organizations must maintain this status as they move further into the Internet realm.
Software companies could better predict the effect of training on their technical professionals' on-the-job performance and design training courses for future employees.
To improve performance of IS development projects, first measure the key dimensions of project complexity and understand how they affect project outcomes.
In an e-learning environment that emphasizes learner-centered activity and system interactivity, remote learners can outperform traditional classroom students.
DEPARTMENT: 2004 ACM elections
Choosing the most effective quantitative process design approach will not only improve a firm's project management but, ultimately, the bottom line.
Markup languages provide efficient ways of storing information on the Web and make the retrieval process easier. Indeed, its simplicity and added intelligence to the document makes it useful for messaging between clients and
COLUMN: Technical opinion
Considering data-coding procedures and sequence design.
COLUMN: Inside risks