QUALLS: Reforms strangle regional banks, small biz

Dodd-Frank means regionals like Fifth Third, which have branches here in Indiana and focus mostly on consumer and commercial lending, face the same red tape as Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, banks with distinct business profiles that involve risky trading activity with enormous sums of money.

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VOICES FROM THE INDUSTRY: Effective tech outsourcing takes well-managed plan

More companies than ever are outsourcing their critical business functions, including sales, marketing, accounting and human resources. But the most rapid switch is taking place in technology, due to the accelerated pace of changes in security threats, certifications, government policies and customer-driven mandates. While companies have high expectations of their internal IT departments, many simply don’t have enough time to manage workloads and stay on top of current trends and innovations. Because most technology requires specialization, some companies are finding…

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