Maria Trombly

Articles by Maria Trombly

Web Services

As more and more companies seek to conduct significant business over the Internet, they face the problem of making their applications work with those of their customers and suppliers.

Insurance carriers move to crumple paper processes

Insurance industry powerhouses including American International Group Inc., The St. Paul Cos. and The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. are stepping up efforts to cut paper from operations with a breadth of Web-based projects that are just going live, but are part of a new automation trend among large insurance carriers.

Schwab to lay off up to 3,400

Citing overcapacity for processing online trading orders in light of the recent stock market sell-off, Charles Schwab & Co. Inc. yesterday announced plans for major job cuts amounting to 11 percent to 13 percent of its workforce.

Users turn to technology to help minimize tax costs

Corporate tax departments have often been the last in line for big boosts in IT investments, since the process of preparing taxes is so labor-intensive that it's seen by many companies as a fixed cost.

Online bond and foreign exchange industries probed

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) this week confirmed that it's investigating the online bond trading and online foreign exchange industries.

Largest US banks lag in online usage rates

A new report from Credit Suisse First Boston Corporation says that the rate at which Americans use...

Cross-border transactions get online lift

A flurry of alliances and new platforms is about to jump-start the nascent field of electronic cross-border...

Canada moving money quicker

The problem with moving money around in Canada six years ago was that it took a while to ...

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