Hello Cyberworld - From time to time, I will be looking to feature technology trends and innovations in the capital markets industry - a topic of great interest to our clients at Microsoft as well as the industry at large. From our discussions with the leading asset managers to trading firms in advanced and emerging markets, the focus seems to becoming a lot more holistic - from what can clients do to optimize costs and get leaner in these unprecedented times to how can we leverage our near term actions and strategies to plan for the long term and be future ready. Watch this space...