Where's My Cash?

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 a treasury like Microsoft that supports banking needs of global business operations in…

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Banking Sustainability on the Eve of Sibos 2012

Kon nichi wa Osaka. After a missed connection on the way from Chicago, I finally checked into the hotel at midnight, thankful my luggage also survived the trip. As a wet drizzle blankets Osaka on Sunday morning the Microsoft team is making our final preparations, and it gives me a chance for a blog post…

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Payments Transformation Across Asia

Microsoft has many high profile technology solutions partners exhibiting at Sibos this year. Decillion Group, a leading provider of SWIFT and high value payments solutions across Asia, was one of the first Microsoft partners to develop payments solutions on BizTalk and the Accelerator for SWIFT.  To provide some more insight to Decillion, their solutions and…

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Countdown to Sibos 2011 Toronto

I hope those of you in the northern hemisphere enjoyed your summer and took time out to be with friends and family. Now the summer is drawing to and end, the kids are back at school, and that means one other thing: Sibos is right around the corner. Just 3 weeks to be precise! Microsoft…

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SWIFT, Cloud Data, and Sibos

Closing the Door on Data Privacy? After 3 some three years, the EU Parliament has approved the Terrorist Finance Tracking Program (TFTP) which outlined the rules for investigation into suspicious payments that may have been exchanged between banks via the SWIFT network. Hopefully the final chapter on the SWIFT data privacy issue has now been…

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