Entries by Mike O'Shaunghnessy

IT spending by Canadian banks topped $13B in 2013

From Jeff Jedras @ Canadian Dealer News: “When it comes to information technology, Canada’s financial institutions are big spenders.”   “Clients will be demanding immediate gratification in their digital world and banks need to be able to meet these expectations without delay.” – Robert Smythe, IDC analysit for financial insights.   Full article: http://www.computerdealernews.com/news/it-spending-by-canadian-banks-topped-13b-in-2013/31461

Canadian Banking Technology – BlackBerry Bank?

Robert McGarvey has posted an intriguing article about Canadian banking technology from an entirely different angle: What if Canada’s once-brightest technology star got into the Banking business? An interesting read … http://www.therecord.com/opinion-story/4167523-leverage-blackberry-to-create-canada-s-first-technology-bank/ Could BlackBerry become a Canadian banking technology player from the inside out?

Banks – There’s an App for That

Terry Campbell, President of the Canadian Bankers Association spoke to the Oakville Chamber of Commerce last night (October 9, 2013). Mr. Campbell spoke about banks from the Customer’s perspective. He focused on competition, choice, security and trust, and finally – innovation.  He led off with the statement, “I want to suggest to you that in many ways banks in Canada […]

Serious High-tech Business from our Island paradise

Here’s an interesting Times Colonist article on the state of the Greater Victoria high-tech sector.  http://www.timescolonist.com/victoria-s-high-tech-sector-valued-at-3-billion-1.326590 Quester Tangent – a 30-year-old Victoria company that makes diagnostic monitoring units for rail systems – made the Victoria Advanced Technology Council (VIATec) Top-25 list this year.  COO Bill Collins says:  “I think it shows them what’s possible, what can be done […]

Five Years!

January 1st 2013 marked our 5th Anniversary – wow, that was quick. As I think back to the day I “took the leap” to leave a perfectly good job for the world of self-employment I’m filled with awe and gratitude to those who leapt with me. Here are some of the reasons I think some of those early clients […]