The Record - Issue 20: Spring 2021

19 Maureen Data Systems (MDS) has recently launched a revamped Microsoft Teams rapid deployment offering. The plan has been designed to increase the speed of adopting a new and efficient collaboration model powered by Teams. Organisations can now use Teams to maintain business continuity, increase productivity and enable work-from-anywhere abilities. MDS can deploy Teams Meeting and Meeting Rooms along with Teams Calling capabilities – leveraging existing licensing and reducing costs. With this offering and its continued success around Teams, MDS has achieved the Microsoft Teams Calling Advanced Specialisation. MDS launches new Teams rapid deployment solution Climate First Bank selects Finastra software for values-based banking Climate First Bank (In Organization), the US’s first climate-focused bank, has selected a complete suite of banking software from Finastra. Using Finastra’s Fusion Phoenix core banking system, Fusion Digital Banking, Total Lending, and other solutions for payments, analytics and more, the new bank will prepare to launch as a full-service community bank in spring of 2021. In addition to the value of Finastra’s complete suite of banking solutions and strong CSR program that aligns with Climate First’s corporate mission and values, Finastra’s strategy and commitment to open finance was an important factor in the bank’s decision process. Barracuda introduces backup platform for Microsoft Office 365 data Barracuda has introduced the latest version of Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup with a new platform that delivers a search and restore experience for Office 365 data, including Microsoft Teams, Exchange Online, SharePoint and OneDrive. The latest version of the solution is built upon a cloud-native platform and features a new user interface and dashboard and allows customers to be running their first backups within five minutes of signing up for access. In the future, the platform will enable the solution to be extended to new data sources, integrated with Barracuda’s security services and the addition of capabilities such as data classification and data loss prevention.