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LawHawk
Faster, more accurate legal processes: How LawHawk accelerated Laybuy’s business
Last month
Thanks to a solution built largely on Microsoft 365, Laybuy’s General Counsel has automated a contract generation process underpinning the company’s business.
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Customer experience
What A/NZ organisations can learn from Asia’s burgeoning super apps push
Last month
It’s hard to miss the meteoric rise of super apps in the past two years, especially in Asia. Aggregating a range of products and services on a single platform, super apps have emerged as major disruptors to conventional apps.
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Sustainable IT
Visa launches Eco Benefits solutions in Australia and NZ
Last month
Eco Benefits is a suite of sustainability-focused solutions that will help Visa cardholders better understand the environmental impact of their payments.
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Forrester Research
SAS is a leader in anti-money laundering - Forrester
July 2022
The latest Forrester report revealed that SAS received the highest score in the anti-money laundering category of 15 vendors.
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Artificial Intelligence
Salesforce announces new innovations for financial services
July 2022
Salesforce has launched expanded financial services that offer more targeted and trusted automation to help teams unlock insights, deliver better customer service, and drive operational efficiencies.
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Cloudera
Overcoming hybrid and multi-cloud challenges to drive innovation
June 2022
Driven by improvements in technology, financial services companies have advanced both internal and external systems and processes, with the likes of digitisation, personalisation and risk management redefining the industry.
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IT infrastructure
Nutanix study reveals financial services sector lagging with multicloud adoption
May 2022
Nutanix has released new research that reveals the financial services sector is lagging behind when it comes to multicloud adoption.
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Cybersecurity
New precedent for cybersecurity after legal judgement of RI Advice
May 2022
In an Australian first, the Federal Court has found that RI Advice failed to adequately manage cybersecurity risks.
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Data Protection
FiVerity, Fortanix and Intel launch fraud prevention initiative
April 2022
“Confidential Computing is an initiative that requires leaders across the hardware and software industries in order to be successful."
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Fintech
InterSystems releases suite of financial services solutions
March 2022
InterSystems has announced the release of a suite of new solutions to facilitate improvements for financial services organisations.
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Software-as-a-Service
Thorn Financial merges with Limelight to create new fintech
March 2022
Thorn Financial Services has announced a merger with Limelight Software, a vehicle dealership management software provider, to form Limelight Group.  
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Financial services organisations
InterSystems says data democratisation a missed opportunity
March 2022
InterSystems has found that financial services organisations are missing the opportunity to democratise data to achieve new levels of innovation.
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Robotic Process Automation
RPA under-utilised in APAC financial services sector
February 2022
The report finds that there is significant disparity of robotic process automation adoption within Asia Pacific’s financial services industry.
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Hazelcast
Businesses struggling to unify data assets for customer engagement
October 2021
79% of retail and financial services companies struggle to harness real-time data and combine it with historical data to gain better insights.
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Cloud
Microsoft Cloud for Financial Services general availability
October 2021
Microsoft has announced Microsoft Cloud for Financial Services will be generally available beginning November 1, 2021. 
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Cloud
Snowflake rolls out data cloud for financial services market
September 2021
Banking, insurance, fintech, and investment management customers, and others in the financial services industry, can now utilise Snowflake's Financial Services Data Cloud.
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Cybersecurity
Financial services organisations spend over $2.62 million on ransomware recovery
September 2021
Mid-sized financial services organisations in Asia Pacific and Japan spent more than US$2.62 million on average recovering from ransomware attacks. 
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Imperva
What are the top five threats to financial services orgs? Imperva investigates
August 2021
The pandemic has driven large scale growth in online banking, dramatically increasing the volume of sensitive customer data that’s available to steal, Imperva states.
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Financial services organisations
COVID-19 accelerating rapid growth of Asia Pacific regtech sector
June 2021
Regulatory technology in the Asia Pacific is facing a difficult challenge of bridging the divide between developed and developing economies in the region.
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Financial services organisations
FSOs rank mistakes & manual processes as biggest data reconciliation challenges
June 2021
28% of financial services organisations say mistakes are their biggest data reconciliation pain points, particularly as more staff work from home.
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Fintech
Traditional banks under pressure to rise to fintech competition
June 2021
"There is no one-size-fits-all approach, and banks cannot create all digital subsidiaries equally. Players capable of achieving long-term growth and profitability today will be tomorrow's fintech-era success stories."
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Cloud Banking Solutions
IBM launches dedicated cloud services for financial services sector
April 2021
The platform brings a focus on data security delivered with IBM’s confidential computing and encryption capabilities.
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DevOps
Financial services and insurance businesses survive challenges thanks to DevOps
March 2021
While 2020 was one of the most challenging years for every business, those in financial services and insurance have fared better than most.
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Gartner
Three security essentials for financial services
March 2021
Financial services organisations must provide the best possible customer experience in terms of mobile and online application availability, performance and security, writes Gigamon country manager for A/NZ George Tsoukas.