Microsoft gears up for SIBOS
Microsoft has placed payments, STP and regulatory compliance at the top its agenda for this year's annual SIBOS event to be held in Atlanta, US. The technology event predominantly attracts financial institutions and technology vendors though SIBOS is this year hoping to play up the corporate involvement.
The software company is hoping to play on the renewed corporate focus by showcasing its latest corporate to bank solution with a strong emphasis on its web-enabling tools, as well as its BizTalk solution for financial services. ?Our close relationship with SWIFT continues to strengthen year on year,? says Bill Hartnett, Microsoft's general manager for its Financial Services Strategy, ?and has enabled us to develop solutions with fast ROI as well as helping Microsoft technology to become one of the most widely used platforms for SWIFT interfaces accessing the SWIFT network.?
Last year's event saw David Blair of Nokia and Trevor Cross of South African-based Eskom Treasury talk about the importance of initiatives such as RosettaNet to develop corporate influence on bank payments.