Course will target financial e-business

IT professionals working in financial operations are being offered a free one-day course on how to get to grips with e-commerce,...

IT professionals working in financial operations are being offered a free one-day course on how to get to grips with e-commerce, writes Antony Savvas.

The event, being held in central London on 19 October, is being sponsored by e centreUK, an independent body representing 16,000 users of electronic business, and banking body the Association of Payment & Clearing Services (Apacs).

The course comes at a time when a number of financial companies have been suffering high-profile e-commerce technology slip-ups which have affected major operations. These include security breaches at Barclays and Egg and a delayed e-commerce roll-out at NatWest.

The course's organisers say the workshop aims to create a forum where vital e-business issues can be debated and taken forward. Subjects that will be covered include:

  • The role and position of the finance department in this changing business environment

  • The leading role of data and the need to understand its meaning

  • How modelling is helping to define information needs and flows

  • Putting XML into perspective

  • To co-operate or compete? The role of standards in the financial services market

    More details on the event are available from e centre on 020-7655 9000

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