Bringing the future of retail banking to life with Microsoft

By Marcelo Marquez de la Garza, director, Worldwide Financial Services at Microsoft This week, the BAI Retail Delivery 2014 conference kicked off in Chicago, where industry leaders are coming together to discuss emerging technologies shaping the future of retail banking. Microsoft is working with retail banks on their digital transformation to design customer experiences for…

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Delighting the most discerning digital natives in the cloud

By: Tracy Issel, General Manager, Worldwide Retail, Consumer Goods, Hospitality & Travel at Microsoft  At an event on Monday, October 20 Satya Nadella, CEO, and Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise Group, Microsoft,  talked Microsoft’s approach for delivering the most complete cloud across every business, industry and geography, which is essential in retail. Taking…

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Manufacturing in the cloud: the move to service businesses

By: Sanjay Ravi, Sr. Director, Worldwide Manufacturing at Microsoft Earlier this week Satya Nadella, CEO, and Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise Group, Microsoft, talked about Microsoft’s approach for delivering the most complete cloud across every business, industry and geography. Satya talked about the mobile-first, cloud-first world we’re living in, and how the…

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Banking on the Cloud: 3 Steps to a Successful Transition

By: Rupesh Khendry, Director, Worldwide Financial Services at Microsoft Satya Nadella, CEO, and Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise Group, Microsoft, recently talked about Microsoft’s approach for delivering the most complete cloud across every business, industry and geography. This is extremely important, especially from the financial services industry perspective, since banks and capital…

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Banking for the unbanked, made possible by cloud and mobile technology

By Karen Cone, general manager, Worldwide Financial Services at Microsoft Today at Sibos, Bill Gates spoke on behalf of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on the immense business opportunity financial institutions have to reach unbanked populations around the world. It’s an opportunity that innovative companies in financial services have been exploring for several years…

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Where’s my cash?

By Colin Kerr, director of business development for financial services at Microsoft Corp Much has been written about the changes in macro-economic conditions around the world and the health of the banking industry. Less has been written about the risk and impact of financial system instability on the daily operations of a multinational treasury. For…

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Putting the Lid on Cybercrime

By Colin Kerr, director of business development for financial services at Microsoft Corp Cybercrime costs businesses billions of dollars every year, and financial service institutions are at an especially high risk. Malware and Trojans deployed to consumer devices and corporate workstations alike puts the identity of individuals at risk, and makes the theft of funds…

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FreedomPay and Microsoft Offer Banks enhanced Security to Unlock Customer Payment Data

New security solutions give banks and merchants access to data for smarter marketing and operating decisions By: Jeff Vogel, Director of Product Marketing at FreedomPay In the payments world, alternative players like Apple, Amazon and PayPal are vying to disrupt and disintermediate banks’ relationships with consumers and merchants. Technology companies are able to leverage data…

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Ten reasons retail businesses need a strategy for the Internet of Things now

By Tracy Issel, General Manager, Worldwide Retail, Consumer Goods, Hospitality and Travel at Microsoft Tapping into the Internet of Things (IoT) mega-trend is becoming table stakes for businesses wanting to compete in virtually any industry. Retailers who want to maximize sales and optimize customer service need to equip sales staff to become brand and customer…

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Ten reasons manufacturers need a strategy for the Internet of Things now

By Sanjay Ravi, Worldwide Managing Director for Discrete Manufacturing: High Tech & Electronics, Automotive, Aerospace, and Industrial Industries at Microsoft What’s the real time to value of the Internet of Things?   That’s a key question for those of us in the manufacturing industry. While much has been made of the incredible potential of Internet…

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