The Record

The best of enterprise technology on the Microsoft Platform

Autumn 2016

The Record Magazine

Acting Editor: Lindsay James
Publication manager: Andy Clayton-Smith

In the Autumn 2016 issue of The Record we speak to Ann Johnson, vice president of Microsoft’s Enterprise Cybersecurity Group, to find out just how quickly attackers are innovating and what businesses must do in order to stay one step ahead. The theme continues throughout the magazine, with insight from Dell, Kaspersky Lab and Barracuda on the topic.

This issue also features a bumper financial services section. In the opening spread, you can read our exclusive interview with Karen Cone, where she explains how Microsoft is facilitating a brighter future for the sector. This is followed by an interview with Peter Hazou and Rupesh Khendry, who reveal what they will be showcasing at this year’s Sibos event in Geneva. And don’t miss the special feature on page 88, where Sean Foley tells us how the changing regulatory landscape is accelerating banks’ move to the cloud.

Plus, there’s the usual news articles, viewpoints, case studies and more.

We hope you enjoy the magazine and welcome your feedback.

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Magazine highlights

Creating a safer world in which to do business

Microsoft’s Ann Johnson and partners discuss what is being done to tackle cybercrime


The latest news from Microsoft and its partners, including the launch of Dynamics 365

Advanced cyber threats: what to consider

Kirill Kertsenbaum from Kaspersky Lab on staying secure

Taking control of enterprise contracts

Samir Bodas from Icertis discusses contract lifecycle management

The cloud prize

Simon Smith from Extrinsica Global on how new cloud models are transforming businesses

Improving enterprise-wide efficiency

Metafile’s Alyssa Putzer on accounts payable automation

Forging a cloud-first partnership

Bill Burley explains how Citrix and Microsoft are stronger together

Evolving the customer experience

Jeremy Cox from Ovum predicts the future of customer experiences

Industry highlights

Manufacturing and Resources

Covering all bases

Dassault Systèmes is helping aerospace and defense companies meet intellectual property regulations

Towards systems of intelligence

Sanjay Ravi on how the manufacturing industry is moving beyond traditional boundaries

The future of pharmaceuticals

Claudia Rössler says companies are reimagining their approach

Think science, not art

Mirko Baecker on how software development is an engineering discipline.

Communications and Media

The evolution of the media industry

Microsoft’s Steve Guggenheimer on the future of the sector

Taming the information flood

How Red Bull Media House deals with information overload

Supporting digital transformat

Discover how global telco Telefónica is using Yammer

A virtual office that spans the globe

The technology behind Dell’s more efficient workforce

Public Sector

Embracing the cloud to drive better outcomes

Amarjit Dhillon on the benefits of collaboration

Changing lives

A Microsoft app is supporting babies with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

Improving cybersecurity in higher education

Finding the balance between mobility, connectivity and security

Bringing healthcare closer to the elderly

Sencom helps patients in four Finnish care homes

Retail and Hospitality

Optimising retail operations

ShiSh Shridhar on which technologies are revolutionising the industry

Seamless and secure

Vic Miles on the need for innovation in retail

Empowering employees

How the AFS Retail Execution solution is driving value

Enabling expansion

C&A works with Avanade to deliver a digital workplace

Financial Services

Engage, empower, optimise and transform

Karen Cone on the power of digital transformation

The art of possible

A preview of what to expect at this year’s Sibos event

Cloud banks

Why more banks than ever are moving to the cloud

Collaborating for success

Matthaeus Sielecki of Deutsche Bank on working with fintechs