Microsoft Perspectives on Payments and Core Banking in Financial Services

Thoughts, comments, news and reflections about payments and core banking from a subject matter expert from Microsoft’s Financial Services Team - Colin Kerr, Worldwide Industry Manager for Payments and Core Banking.

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  • Blog Post: BIAN at Sibos: Real Standards For Banking Transformation!

    Today I’d like to introduce you to another of our stand partners. As many of you will have seen from my previous posts , Microsoft is a founding member of BIAN (Banking Industry Architecture Network) – a not-for-profit organization focused on collaborating to improve banking system integration...
  • Blog Post: Building the Bank of the Future – with Standards!

    With Sibos fast approaching, it is about time I introduced you to another of our stand partners. This time though, our partner interview is a little different than with traditional software partners. As many of you will have seen from my previous posts , Microsoft is a founding member of BIAN (Banking...
  • Blog Post: Core Banking on Microsoft Windows and SQL - Gaining Momentum...

    Last week I had the privilege to attend and speak at the Temenos Community Forum in Barcelona. Over the years this has expanded from being a customer-only event to also include prospects, partners, press and analysts. The Temenos team always organizes a great conference; the locations are terrific, and...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Microsoft Industry Reference Architecture for Banking (MIRA-B)

    More and more I hear our customers and partners around the world asking for a Microsoft view on how to best leverage technology to transform banking. Banks are faced with complex decisions to modernize core infrastructure, increase employee productivity and also provide innovation to customers. It is...
  • Blog Post: Mobile 'Banking' and BI - Enhancing Operational Productivity

    Hardly a day goes by without some new innovation in mobile payments or mobile banking being announced. It’s hardly surprising, as ‘consumers in control’ are demanding banks provide services that meet the capabilities of mobile devices. But the other thing one notices is the almost complete...
  • Blog Post: High Performance Banking

    This last month I talked to a few analysts about the market direction of core banking modernization, and I was pleased to hear that these initiatives continue to advance. Of course, not all banks are willing to give up their legacy systems as part of the drive for technology modernization, especially...
  • Blog Post: From the Shadow of Eyjafjallajokull

    Having blogged last week about the replacement of a custom mainframe banking solution with a vendor mainframe banking solution at Citi, this week I’m turning to an organization taking an entirely different track. Currently under the shadow of the ash clouds drifting over northern Europe from Iceland...
  • Blog Post: Back to the Future?

    Last month Citi, typically known as an IT innovator in the financial services world, announced it is to replace its aging legacy core banking system with another mainframe-based batch system. Because of the relatively large number of mainframe solutions specific to the US market, and a host of outsourced...
  • Blog Post: How's That Core Banking Replacement Going?

    Core banking system replacement is arguably one of the most challenging technology projects in banking today. I often liken core operations to the engine room of a ship: it's an area that hums away in the background, needs regular care and maintenance, and historically has run that way for some time...
  • Blog Post: Connecting Payments and Core Banking

    Core banking and payments are often considered separate operational areas. Although I have been a big proponent of banks treating payments as a business (not just a cost center), this practice has perhaps created a bigger disconnect between payments and core banking operations than is healthy. At least...
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