Finance on Windows

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY IN BANKING, CAPITAL MARKETS AND INSURANCE

Summer 2014

Finance on Windows

Editor: Amber Stokes
Publication manager: Amandip Singh

The Summer 2014 issue of Finance on Windows is out now, focusing on Microsoft technology in banking, capital markets and insurance. In this issue, we look closely at how cloud technology is having an impact in the industry. In our insurance feature, we explore how the cloud presents insurance carriers with the opportunity to modernise core systems, run compute-intensive simulation and modelling, lower IT cost ratios and bring agility to the business. While in a Q&A with Microsoft, we then look at how financial services organisations can combine modern cloud and big data solutions with their traditional risk reporting tools to get faster access and deeper insights into a wider range of risk data.


Magazine highlights

Solution profile

Monitoring goal and investment risk

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Ramón Wernsen explains how Figlo Wealth Watch can help financial advisors deliver better customer service and ultimately help clients better manage their finances

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From standards to snow storms

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Globetrotter Hans Tesselaar talks to Amber Stokes about his role as executive director at banking standards not-for-profit BIAN, and what he enjoys the most about travelling

Cover story

Delivering availability for the modern data centre

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Karen McCandless explores how Veeam is helping financial services organisations mitigate risk by reducing downtime and improving data protection

News
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A roundup of the latest technology announcements from across the financial services industry, including the preview of Microsoft’s new Azure Intelligent Systems Service at the Accelerate Your Insights event in San Francisco, the release of BIAN’s Service Landscape 3.0 and mobile banking trends in Britain

Viewpoints

Thought leadership from Etronika’s Kestutis Gardžiulis about the benefits of collaboration between banks and retailers, and Dell’s Sean Breen about how to deliver personalised products and services to customers

Features

Mission-critical cloud

More insurance firms are expected to take advantage of the cloud to handle their mission-critical operations in coming years. Rebecca Lambert reports

Innovation in gaining insight

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Amber Stokes finds out how financial services organisations can combine traditional risk reporting tools with big data and modern cloud solutions to gain deeper risk insight

Smart Banking

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Accenture, Avanade and Microsoft have pioneered an initiative that demonstrates how banks can implement modern technology for a more innovative experience for their customers. Amber Stokes reports

In practice
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We highlight successful Microsoft and partner technology implementations at Citi Private Bank, NASDAQ OMX, Standard Life and Progressive Insurance

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About Finance on Windows

For over ten years, Finance on Windows has been the authority on the use of Microsoft technology in the financial services sector. The magazine covers a broad range of topics such as the evolution of financial services delivery channels, core banking, the development of payments systems, the insurance value chain, and enterprise risk management and compliance.