Reaching Out to Financial Firms, Microsoft Is Stressing Cost-Savings

Heires, Katherine
April 2009
Securities Industry News;4/13/2009, Vol. 21 Issue 8, p19
Trade Publication
The article reports on the change in approach of the financial services group of the Microsoft Corp. towards a more customer-oriented service. The company hopes to achieve this by offering products that will aid in lessening costs. It is suggested that Microsoft wants to remain innovative as they present products that use virtualization technology. Several products are also explored including the Silverlight development platform and the cloud computing operating system Azure.


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