At Platinion, the focus is naturally on project work. However, we are asked time and again to share our knowledge and experience. Below is a selection of publications we have authored or contributed to. Please note that the publications themselves are often available only in German.
Commercial Payment Solutions
Banken & Sparkassen 03/12: Market surveys conducted by Platinion and The Boston Consulting Group show, that European banks intensively deal with national payment transaction systems. Which advantages can be achieved by the use of standardized software?
Moving Beyond Compliance: How Banks Should Leverage Technology to Capitalize on Regulatory Change
Joint study of BCG, Platinion and SAS: A wave of regulatory reform is forcing banks to revisit the technology used to measure and manage risk. This presents an opportunity to develop IT capabilities that provide a more nuanced view of how and where banks utilize financial resources.
Mobile payments – Innovation without banks?
Banken & Sparkassen 4/2011: IT and Internet providers are currently entering the core area of banks and are offering alternative payment options via new channels (e.g. mobile devices, social networks). This article describes the impact of such innovative solutions with regards to the business models of established financial institutes and which risks, but also chances can result from it. The IT is one of the key success factors for the implementation of the shown strategies - whereas there are different challenges for the necessary transformation possibilities. (Article in German)
How to get a grip on large Transformation Programmes
ew 1-2, 2011: Platinion gives an overview on major cornerstones for the successful execution of a large Transformation Programme.
Insurance-IT: Inventory management - an unexplored field for standardization in the IT
versicherungsbetriebe 4/2010: Nils Tegtmeier presents a reasonable procedure to decide on standard software.
IT Banken und Versicherungen 6/2010: Comprehensive and structured preparation as key success factor for a successful data migration.
Buzzwords: When consulting gets confusing
Overstretched terms like "Cloud", "SOA" or "ESB" require a reflection of their original core meaning and overall a discussion of their strengths and weaknesses that's more to the point. Nils Tegtmeier in Information Management and Consulting (IM) 05/2010.
IT Transformation Conference, May 18, 2010
Dr. Hagen Pfeiffer, CEO of Platinion, gave a speech with the title "Spotting true innovation in business IT!" at the 3rd Conference IT Transformation 2010 in Noordwijkerhout (Netherlands). New technologies often merely cause a hype–cynics come to the fore. But maybe beneath all the noise and false claims to fame there is an undercurrent of true innovation which yields real benefits to its business adopters. Dr. Hagen Pfeiffer showed an example, of how emerging business triggers can impact IT to innovate and presented a method to successfully come to the right decision on investment.
For further information, please use this link: www.it-transformation.nl
Pragmatic IT Landscaping: Quickly Creating Transparency Within Large System Landscapes
OBJEKTspektrum 01/2010: IT projects with far-reaching consequences require a thorough analysis of the present enterprise system landscape. Appropriate lead times for this are not always planned in. The existing information base on the systems' status quite often turns out to be rudimentary, outdated, and fragmented.
Olaf Kiese and Jens Müller present alternatives to the holistic enterprise architecture management approach.
ZfCM Special Issue 3/2009: Service-Oriented IT Architectures–Critical Survey and Challenges for Controlling
SOA will continue to be an important and economically relevant topic for management. Experts from BCG and Platinion describe how service-oriented architectures can be of use for controlling.