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Supporting customers in their cloud journey: Ongoing change requires ongoing partnership  

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Financial institutions are moving to cloud, including for material and core workloads, at an ever-changing pace.  The dynamics of this shift to cloud include not only the need to innovate and keep pace with competitive pressures, but also the need to enhance operational capabilities and infrastructure. Those operational enhancements include the high resilience cloud computing offers,…Read more

Critical digital infrastructure for financial services 

5 min read

Over a year into the pandemic one thing is certain, as Satya Nadella said in our third-quarter earnings call, “Digital adoption curves aren’t slowing down. They’re accelerating, and it’s just the beginning.” This is especially true in the financial services industry, which unlike in 2008, not only weathered the external economic shock of the pandemic…Read more

4 measures to counteract risk in financial services 

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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way financial institutions, customers, and employees will conduct business and interact with each other. The need to adapt to enable remote working, to employing digitally connected services to customers, and to even build new business models requires speed, agility, and applying adaptive measures with this constant…Read more

The role of open dialogue in financial services compliance 

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As part of ongoing engagement with financial services regulators and customers, I had the opportunity to attend a Cloud Technology Summit sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. The conference assembled leaders within the U.S. Federal Reserve System; technology providers; senior risk, compliance and CTOs from major banks; and other key industry participants to…Read more

Business continuity in financial services 

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With much uncertainty about the spread of the COVID-19, financial services customers and their regulators are naturally concerned about the continuity of their business operations. This includes the use of Microsoft Cloud Services, such as Azure, Microsoft 365, and Microsoft Dynamics 365 to support important lines of their business. Regulators such as the United Kingdom Financial…Read more