19 02, 2015

“No regional integration effort sees cross-border payment as end goal”

2016-11-16T10:46:30+00:00February 19th, 2015|Categories: Payments, SEPA|Tags: , |

Leo Lipis, chief executive and Colin Adams, senior consultant both of Lipis Advisors discuss their research on the wide range of regional payments projects and the factors behind successful integration [...]

8 07, 2013

Interoperability is to tools as what collaborability is to humans (sort of)

2015-02-04T08:39:40+00:00July 8th, 2013|Categories: Collaborability, Collaboration Mechanisms, Language, Marketplaces, Payments, Standardisation|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Wikipedia: “Interoperability is the ability of diverse systems and organizations to work together (inter-operate). While the term was initially defined for information technology or systems engineering services to allow for [...]

11 06, 2013

Setting up Lightroom publishing service to Dropbox

2016-11-16T10:46:43+00:00June 11th, 2013|Categories: Tips, Tricks & Tools|Tags: , , , , , |

Publishing from LR to Dropbox I happen to be a happy amateur photographer since my schooldays. A separate blog could be filled easily on this topic alone by me. I [...]

31 05, 2013

Half-Baked SEPA CSM interoperability: next steps needed

2016-11-16T10:46:44+00:00May 31st, 2013|Categories: Opinion, Payments, Popular, SEPA, Standardisation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

For those who are not initiated in SEPA or in CSM interoperability lets first dissect the title of this post. You can find a short synopsis here on: What is [...]

24 04, 2013

For most companies using “standardization” as a business strategy does not come natural

2016-11-16T10:46:48+00:00April 24th, 2013|Categories: Collaboration Mechanisms, Marketplaces, Micro Collaboration, Opinion, Payments, Standardisation, Strategy|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The relevance, let alone the power of standardization is only understood by a limited degree - if at all - by most companies. Even companies that are totally dependent on [...]

19 04, 2013

Will the SEPA payments network become a distributed network ever?

2016-11-16T10:46:49+00:00April 19th, 2013|Categories: Below the surface, Opinion, Payments, SEPA, Standardisation, Trends|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Yesterday, I attended a conference of EACHA, the European Association of Automatic Clearing Houses (in SEPA parlance CSM’s: Clearing and Settlement Mechanisms) in Berlin. This is a group of payments [...]

4 04, 2013

SEPA: a Missed Opportunity for True Payments Standardisation

2016-11-16T10:46:50+00:00April 4th, 2013|Categories: Against the tide, Below the surface, Collaboration Mechanisms, Payments, SEPA|Tags: , , , , , , , |

With February 2014 looming around the corner and many companies scrambling to get their act together to implement SEPA in time it might be regarded as to early to start [...]