Finance on Windows


Summer 2013

Finance on Windows

Editor: Amber Stokes
Publication manager: Amandip Singh

The Summer 2013 issue of Finance on Windows is out now, focusing on Microsoft technology in banking, capital markets and insurance. In this issue we explore the implications of big data in financial services and the solutions Microsoft and its partners are bringing to the industry.

We also address innovative technologies emerging in the insurance industry, which are revolutionising the claims process. Plus, in the cover story, discover how private motor insurer 1st Central has been taking advantage of the Accenture Duck Creek Rating engine to achieve significant business growth and outstanding performance.

Magazine highlights

Cover story

First rate performance

First rate performance

Rebecca Lambert discovers how private motor insurer 1st Central has been taking advantage of the Accenture Duck Creek Rating engine to achieve significant business growth and outstanding performance


Thought leadership from Dell’s Bob Barris on low-latency trading, Ian Wells at Veeam on virtualisation and GFT ’s Karl Rieder on BI . Plus more from Martin Fenyoe at Navax and Kestutis Gardziulis of Etronika

Signing out

Lindsay James talks to natural entrepreneur Peter Aceto who has taken a remarkably different approach to banking in his current role as president and CEO at ING Direct Canada


Risk management and compliance

Risk management and compliance

OpenText’s Gerard Gibney and Microsoft’s Jeff Jinnett explain the importance of adopting flexible compliance approaches to adapt to a constantly changing world of regulation

In practice

We highlight successful technology implementations at SimplyStockbroking in the UK and Markel International Services


Gaining true insight

big data

Karen McCandless investigates how financial services organisations can gain real business insight from big data

Efficient claims servicing

Efficient claims servicing

Amber Stokes takes a look at some of the innovative technologies that are emerging in the insurance industry to transform the claims process


A round up of the latest stories from the financial services industry, including Figlo platform implementations at Aegon and Rabobank, more on Microsoft’sprivate cloud developments, and an interview with Accenture’s Emmanuel Viale about a new Innovation Center for Financial Services in Beijing

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About Finance on Windows

For over ten years, Finance on Windows has been the authority on the use of Microsoft technology in the financial services sector. The magazine covers a broad range of topics such as the evolution of financial services delivery channels, core banking, the development of payments systems, the insurance value chain, and enterprise risk management and compliance.