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10.01.2014 - ASEAN Business Law Firm, DFDL, Implements Lexis® InterAction® Across 12 Offices in the Region

View RealWire related news. Leading ASEAN law & tax firm DFDL, ranked tier 1 for general business law by Chambers Asia, has deployed CRM solution Lexis® InterAction® from LexisNexis® Enterprise Solutions, a leading provider of content and technology solutions. InterAction is the focal point for all contact-related information and provides authoritative relationship intelligence for business development across the firm's network of offices in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos PDR, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Over 250 employees including fee earners... Source: RealWire
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10.01.2014 - South London Legal Partnership Chooses Zylpha For Court Bundling And Secure Document Delivery

View RealWire related news. South London Legal Partnership, the first four-borough shared legal service in London comprising Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Kingston Councils has chosen court bundling and secure document delivery systems from Zylpha ( The solution has been specifically designed to integrate with the partnership's Visualfiles case management system from LexisNexis. The new Zylpha system is aimed at driving efficiencies and speeding up internal processes. Other benefits include significant savings in terms of storage, print, postage and couriers.Commenting... Source: RealWire
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09.30.2014 - Microsoft Office 365 is the formula for enhanced connectivity at BASF

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UNTERSCHLEISSHEIM , Germany Sept. 30 , 2014 BASF is focused on innovative technology. To enable its 112,000 staff members to collaborate even more efficiently, the company relies on a collaborative communication infrastructure based on a Microsoft solution. By mid-2015, all employee accounts are to be migrated to Microsoft Office 365.

Because BASF decided to implement Office 365, all its staff members will be empowered to access their emails and documents from anywhere. At the same time, the intuitive use of the graphical user interface of Office ensures that they work productively in an integrated environment. The Office 365 cloud solution can be scaled more flexibly than stationary IT and be expanded easily and rapidly as the size of the organization grows.

BASF uses Office 365 for modern knowledge organization

“The goal of the global implementation of Microsoft Office 365 is to establish an efficient and user-friendly IT solution that supports our business processes optimally — and works independent of the devices our staff members use,” said Wiebe van der Horst, senior vice president, Global Process & Enterprise Architecture of the BASF Group Information Services & Supply Chain Operations.

BASF uses the Microsoft cloud as an integrated platform to connect phones, tablets and traditional computers. As a result, staff members benefit from a highly state-of-the-art working environment. In the future, BASF will also rely on Microsoft technology for managing the company’s smartphones. Using Windows Intune, BASF will be able to administer the mobile devices far more efficiently from the cloud.

“Microsoft supports BASF in this comprehensive and complex project by being available as a partner,” said Thomas Schröder, general manager, Enterprise and Partner Group, Microsoft Deutschland GmbH, who is responsible for Microsoft’s key accounts and partners. “The key criterion for BASF was the ability to transition smoothly, with the support of IT tools, so ongoing operations were not impaired.”

Experience in this field and high-quality standards in security as well as the ease of use and scalability of Office 365 were crucial for the decision in favor of the Microsoft solution as compared with competitors.

Microsoft helps companies combine a more flexible style of working with the opportunities of digital technology and security. The company recently published a manifesto for the new workplace aimed at reshaping the understanding of digital collaboration. By establishing the Office 365 Trust Center, Microsoft also created a standard for security in the cloud.

About Microsoft Deutschland GmbH

Microsoft Deutschland GmbH, founded in 1983, is a subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, U.S.A., the world’s leading manufacturer of standard software, services and solutions, generating $77.85 billion in revenue and $26.76 billion in operating income (in fiscal year 2013; as of June 30, 2013). Alongside its headquarters in Unterschleissheim near Munich, Microsoft Deutschland GmbH operates six regional offices in Germany and employs more than 2,700 staff members. In association with 36,500 partners, Microsoft Deutschland GmbH serves companies of all sizes across all industries. The Advanced Technology Labs Europe (ATLE) in Munich is focused on research in IT security, privacy, mobility, mobile applications and Web services.

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09.30.2014 - Microsoft unveils the future of Windows

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SAN FRANCISCO Sept . 30 , 20 14 Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday unveiled its next Windows operating system, Windows 10, and gave a first look at an early technical preview for the PC available Oct. 1. The announcement highlighted advancements designed for business, including an updated user experience and enhanced security and management capabilities. The company also introduced the Windows Insider Program, kicking off its largest-ever open collaborative development effort to change the way Windows is built and delivered to best meet the needs of customers. Program participants will receive the technical preview of Windows 10 and a steady stream of builds through the development cycle to use and give feedback on.

“Windows 10 represents the first step of a whole new generation of Windows, unlocking new experiences to give customers new ways to work, play and connect,” said Terry Myerson, executive vice president of the Operating Systems group at Microsoft. “This will be our most comprehensive operating system and the best release Microsoft has ever done for our business customers, and we look forward to working together with our broader Windows community to bring Windows 10 to life in the months ahead.”

Windows 10 : f amiliarity and c onsistency a cross d evices

Windows 10 adapts to the devices customers are using — from Xbox to PCs and phones to tablets and tiny gadgets — and what they’re doing with a consistent, familiar and compatible experience, enabling even greater productivity. Windows 10 will run across the broadest range of devices ever from the Internet of Things to enterprise datacenters worldwide. Microsoft is also delivering a converged application platform for developers on all devices with a unified app store. Developers will be able to write an application once and deploy it easily across multiple device types, making discovery, purchase and updating easier than ever for customers.

Windows 10 : d esigned for the c hallenges of m odern b usiness

Windows 10 builds nearly everything that businesses need right into the core of the product — including enterprise-grade security, identity and information protection features — in ways that can reduce complexities and provide better experiences than other solutions. One area of advancement is in the work Microsoft has done with user identities to improve resistance to breach, theft or phishing. Windows 10 will also help advance data loss prevention by using containers and data separation at the application and file level, enabling protection that follows the data as it goes from a tablet or PC to a USB drive, email or the cloud.

Management and deployment have been simplified to help lower costs, including in-place upgrades from Windows 7 or Windows 8 that are focused on making device wipe-and-reload scenarios obsolete. Businesses will also have the flexibility to choose how quickly they adopt the latest innovations and influence continued improvements. In addition, organizations will be able to customize an app store specific to their needs and environment. The intent is an app store that will allow for volume app licensing, flexible distribution, and the ability for organizations to reclaim or reuse licenses when necessary.

Technical p review PC p roductivity

The early technical preview of Windows 10 demonstrates new levels of flexibility, navigation and familiarity through the Windows experience. Features include these:

  • Expanded Start menu. The familiar Start menu is back, providing quick one-click access to the functions and files that people use most, and it includes a new space to personalize with favorite apps, programs, people and websites.

  • Apps that run in a window. Apps from the Windows Store now open in the same format that desktop programs do. They can be resized and moved around, and have title bars at the top allowing users to maximize, minimize and close with a click.

  • Snap enhancements. Working in multiple apps at once is easier and more intuitive with snap improvements. A new quadrant layout allows up to four apps to be snapped on the same screen. Windows will also show other apps and programs running for additional snapping, and it will even make smart suggestions on filling available screen space with other open apps.

  • New Task view button. The new Task view button on the task bar enables one view for all open apps and files, allowing for quick switching and one-touch access to any desktop created.

  • Multiple desktops. Instead of too many apps and files overlapping on a single desktop, it’s easy to create and switch between distinct desktops for different purposes and projects — whether for work or personal use.

Open and c ollaborative d evelopment

The introduction of the Windows Insider Program demonstrates Microsoft’s continued commitment to working closely with customers to help shape the future of Windows. Windows Insiders will be able to give feedback on early builds of the product throughout the development cycle. The program will include various ways for Windows Insiders to engage in a two-way dialogue with Microsoft, including a Windows Feedback app for sharing suggestions and issues and a Windows Technical Preview Forum for interacting with Microsoft engineers and fellow Insiders. More information on the Windows Insider Program and the technical preview can be found at

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

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09.30.2014 - CloudSigma Launches Native Oracle Solaris-Based IaaS Offering for the Enterprise

View RealWire related news. Powered by Oracle's latest generation SPARC hardware platform, CloudSigma brings its flexible infrastructure-as-a-service approach to Solaris and the heart of enterprise computing Palo Alto, California - September 30, 2014 - CloudSigma, a public cloud IaaS provider with advanced hybrid hosting solutions, today announced the launch of a SPARC and Oracle Solaris-driven infrastructure-as-a-service offering leveraging Oracle Solaris Kernel Zones. Bringing the power of Oracle Solaris to its cloud platform makes CloudSigma one of the first major... Source: RealWire
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09.30.2014 - Industry First: Seagate Delivers New Surveillance Hard Disk Drive Featuring Recovery Services

View RealWire related news. Surveillance HDD With Rescue Services and 6TB High-Capacity Storage, Optimized for Reliable 24x7 Video Surveillance Systems, Unveiled at ASIS 2014 CUPERTINO, Calif - Sept 30, 2014 -Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX), a world leader in storage solutions, today took the wraps off the industry's first dedicated surveillance hard disk drive (HDD) featuring Seagate Rescue™ services- the Seagate® Surveillance HDD. Engineered specifically for surveillance and video analytics applications, the Surveillance HDD is a world-class drive that... Source: RealWire
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09.30.2014 - The MetaPack Group Gives UK Retailers Unparalleled Visibility and Control of International and Complex Shipment Processes

View RealWire related news. New Control Tower functionality reduces the complexity of domestic and international shipments, while improving delivery tracking, invoicing and reportingLondon, UK, 30 September 2014 - The MetaPack Group, the leading provider of eCommerce technology delivery services, today announced the addition of Control Tower to its existing product portfolio to provide retailers with greater visibility and more powerful control of international and other complex delivery processes. The ability to more accurately monitor and manage domestic and international... Source: RealWire
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09.30.2014 - Amazon leaves UK competitors in the dust on personalisation – say 4 out of 5 UK shoppers

View RealWire related news. Study released as big-data marketing company BloomReach launches in the UKIt finds a staggering mismatch between consumer and marketer attitudes to personalisation - and it's not what you think30 September, London: Amazon sets the standard for retailers in offering a personalised experience for its customers, according to a study launched today by personalised discovery platform company, BloomReach. The research, conducted by RedShift Research, highlights the growing technology gap between the retailing giant and the rest... Source: RealWire
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09.30.2014 - IDT Telecom CEO named in the GTB Power 100 for Third Year in a Row

View RealWire related news. London, UK- September 30th 2014 - For the third year in a row, Bill Pereira, CEO of IDT Telecom, has been awarded a place in the Global Telecoms Business Power 100, the international list of the 100 most powerful and influential people in telecoms. Now in its seventh year, the Global Telecoms Business Power 100 list compiles the most powerful and influential executives in the industry, selecting nominations from the readers of the publication -... Source: RealWire
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09.30.2014 - SABER Calls For "Think Global, Act Local" Approach To Solving The European Digital Divide

View RealWire related news. EU coordinated and regionally implemented Satellite Broadband Voucher Scheme could assist up to 6 million houses across Europe to get connected, says Satellite Broadband for European Regions network (SABER) Brussels, Belgium. 30th September 2014The SABER Project today called upon the members of the EU and their regional governments to implement co-ordinated Regional Voucher Schemes to encourage awareness and take-up of satellite broadband solutions to cut the Digital Divide across Europe's most rural regions. According to... Source: RealWire
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09.30.2014 - gateprotect presents its latest “Made in Germany” network security products for businesses and critical infrastructure at 2014

View RealWire related news. Hamburg, September 30th, 2014 - As part of the Rohde & Schwarz group the international operating manufacturer gateprotect presents its innovative achievements in network security technology for businesses and critical infrastructure. From October 29th to 30th the company will exhibit at the most recognised exhibition for ICT security in the Netherlands at stand A116 in hall 1.For the first time the IT security specialist will show with its WebGUI a network to touch that... Source: RealWire
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09.30.2014 - Gridstore Extends Product Line With HyperConverged Appliance

View RealWire related news. Delivers the First All-Flash Converged Elastic Infrastructure Purpose-Built for Hyper-V Gridstore™, the leader in converged infrastructure purpose-built for Microsoft Hyper-V, today introduced a range of Hyper-V focused hyper-converged appliances, including the first all-flash appliance, to deliver tunable, auto-optimised compute and storage resources together in a single system. The Gridstore HyperConverged Appliances improve operational and application performance yet save on both OpEx and CapEx. HyperConverged Appliances complement the existing Gridstore Storage Nodes which already provide the... Source: RealWire
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09.30.2014 - Flexera Software/IDC Report Reveals Enterprises Fleeing the Perpetual Software Licence Model Due to Shrinking Budgets in Favour of Alternative Models

View RealWire related news. Ironically, 'shelfware' is rampant with 96 percent of organisations wasting money on un-used softwareMaidenhead, U.K. - September 30, 2014. Enterprise software spending is being squeezed, and as a result organisations are looking for better ways to align software costs to value. This is the conclusion of a new Flexera Software 2013-14 Key Trends in Software Pricing & Licensing Report, prepared jointly with IDC, the ninth annual assessment of key issues and trends on the minds... Source: RealWire
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09.30.2014 - Belkin Announces New Thunderbolt™ 2 Express Dock HD for Mac® and PC Computers

View RealWire related news. Utilising the latest Thunderbolt 2 technology, the dock allows data transfer at an unprecedented 20GbpsIncreased bandwidth means superior image quality, with support for up to 4K cinema resolutionContinues to offer a highly versatile solution for docking to multiple peripherals at once, now for PC as well as Mac.Rushden, UK - September 30, 2014 - Belkin® today introduced the Thunderbolt™ 2 Express Dock HD with cable, a powerful docking solution for both Mac and PC computers.... Source: RealWire
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09.29.2014 - UK's Digital Infrastructure Strategy under spotlight at NextGen14

View RealWire related news. Number One High Tech City, Derby, to host this year's prime digital showcase The Government's Digital Communications Infrastructure Strategy will be debated at NextGen14 in November. NextGen14 is the UK's leading two-day event for next generation digital access and will be hosted by Derby City Council on 11-12 November. Mark Swarbrick, Project Director Digital Communications Infrastructure Strategy, will discuss the key headlines emerging from this long-awaited DCMS production, with the consultation period for the strategy... Source: RealWire
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09.29.2014 - ABBYY participe au Salon Solutions 2014 avec ses partenaires W4 Software et Arvato

View RealWire related news. Du 30 Septembre au 2 Octobre 2014, CNIT - Paris La Défense, stand F42 Au Salon ABBYY présentera ses solutions pour la capture automatisée des factures et la gestion du courrier entrantMunich, Allemagne (le 29 septembre 2014) - ABBYY Europe, un acteur majeur en technologies et solutions de reconnaissance de documents, capture de données (RAD/LAD) et services linguistiques, à l'occasion de sa participation aux Salon Solutions 2014 présentera entre autres, ABBYY FlexiCapture for Invoices. Basée... Source: RealWire
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09.29.2014 - oneM2M to Demonstrate Their First Release of Specifications at M2M Showcase Event

View RealWire related news. The largest standardization body for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications is set to host a showcase event to demonstrate the newest release of specifications that enable large-scale implementation of the Internet of Things Sophia Antipolis, 29 September 2014: oneM2M, the global standards initiative for M2M and the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that it will host its first showcase event on Tuesday 9 December 2014, at ETSI, Sophia Antipolis, France. This will be the first time... Source: RealWire
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09.29.2014 - gateprotect identified as a top choice for small & medium sized businesses in Gartner UTM firewall survey

View RealWire related news. German firewall expert gateprotect recognized as a top choice for small and medium-sized businesses; analyst report highlights ease-of-use & strong customer support. Hamburg, Germany September 29, 2014 gateprotect, the fast-growing German IT security specialist, has been identified as a top choice for small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) in the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant survey of all Unified Threat Management (UTM) firewall vendors.Unified Threat Management firewalls provide small and midsize businesses, typically employing between 100 and... Source: RealWire
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09.29.2014 - Banks choosing Microsoft Dynamics CRM to enable personalized customer experiences and operational efficiency

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BOSTON — Sept. 29, 2014 Monday at the Sibos global banking event in Boston, Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq “MSFT”) highlighted leading banking institutions that are modernizing their business operations and choosing Microsoft Dynamics CRM to shift from transaction-based businesses to customer-centric businesses.

Wayne Morris, corporate vice president, marketing for Microsoft Dynamics, has seen this firsthand: “To become customer-centric organizations, banks must first think from their customers’ perspectives. They need solutions that enable them to deliver amazing customer experiences while also safeguarding customer data and meeting complex regulatory requirements.”

Microsoft is also seeing a growing number of global system integrators building out financial-service-specific solutions on top of Microsoft Dynamics CRM to deliver industry-specific solutions tailored to the needs of banking organizations.

“With banks confronted by the realities of the new digital customer, we certainly see a large opportunity for the joint value of Avanade with Microsoft in the CRM space for banking,” said Ashish Kumar, chief growth, Avanade. “With its extensible platform and security model, Microsoft Dynamics CRM is well suited for the banking industry. We’ve been able to help numerous banking organizations drive customer profitability and operational efficiency through our longstanding alliance. We continue to work closely with Microsoft on banking-specific solutions and best practices based on Microsoft Dynamics CRM that will help banks meet the ever-changing needs of customers in the digital era.”

RBS-Nat W est is a great example of a banking organization putting the customer at the center of its business with Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

“Knowledge is powerful — especially when creating a tailored banking experience for business customers,” said David Russell, head of CRM services, RBS-NatWest. “NatWest Business Banking uses Microsoft Dynamics CRM, providing its employees with a unified and highly detailed customer view. With it the team can consistently deliver highly relevant, effective interactions with every customer, which ultimately helps them achieve their business ambitions. Microsoft Dynamics CRM unites teams, saves time and helps NatWest make customers happy. With Microsoft Dynamics CRM, RBS-NatWest has achieved more than 95 percent user adoption, better connected teams and more valued customer service.”

Citibank , a worldwide leading financial institution, uses Microsoft Dynamics CRM for its private banking operations across three continents.

“Our technology team considered Microsoft Dynamics CRM and found that it was everything we wanted and more. Most important, it could serve as a global solution and integrate with the platform we were currently using,” said Dena Brumpton, global chief operating officer, Citi Private Bank. “We can deliver solutions to our clients in a much more relevant way because we understand their needs. We know what they’re interested in and what their preferences are, which means we can target them better. As well, Microsoft Dynamics CRM makes it easy to be compliant with regulatory requirements in each jurisdiction.”

The Saudi Investment Bank , a leading banking institution in the Persian Gulf, decided to employ Microsoft Dynamics CRM to drive growth in its recently created retail banking operations.

“The figures speak for themselves. Microsoft Dynamics CRM has helped us drive up our overall bank revenue, dramatically increase our market share in consumer loans, increase our conversion and win rates, and, most important, increase our customer satisfaction,” said Suliman Abduaziz Al-Obaid, general manager-IT and Shared Services, The Saudi Investment Bank. “It is clearly a powerful tool and easier to implement than other CRM solutions. We needed to improve turnaround time and streamline processes, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM helps us do exactly that.”

More than just a customer management solution, Microsoft Dynamics CRM also provides financial service organizations with a flexible development framework, something Maybank experienced firsthand. Maybank, winner of the Asian Banker Risk Management Technology Award, uses Microsoft Dynamics CRM to better manage risk and improve efficiencies.

“We were able to use the flexible platform of Microsoft Dynamics CRM not just for customer management but also for risk management and contract management,” said Herbert Poh Cher Hian, director, Group Finance Strategy and Systems, Maybank. “Most impressive was how quickly we could develop our contract management system, deploy it consistently across all groups, and get our people to use it and dramatically increase their productivity. Because the Microsoft Dynamics CRM user interface is so similar to other Microsoft products like Outlook, our people were able to start using it with little training. And we are already seeing real business benefits with Microsoft Dynamics CRM as noted by the 80 percent reduction in contract processing time.”

Leading technology organizations are capitalizing on the extensible platform of Microsoft Dynamics CRM to better serve the needs of their banking customers. “Microsoft provides a leading CRM solution with an extensible platform, which we’ve used to build a loan origination solution and will apply to additional industry-focused solutions,” said Anthone Withers, director and general manager, Integration Services, HP. “These solutions, combined with a broad portfolio of IT and consulting services and deep industry expertise, allow us to holistically address the business needs of our financial services customers.”

With more than 40,000 customers and 4.25 million users, Microsoft Dynamics CRM provides financial service institutions with a customer-first design philosophy and seamless integration with other productivity applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint and Lync. Microsoft Dynamics CRM customers and prospects can learn more about Microsoft Dynamics CRM in the financial services space at In addition, they can follow and engage with the Microsoft Dynamics CRM community @MSDynamicsCRM,

About Microsoft Dynamics

At the heart of every successful business are the people who make things happen. Microsoft Dynamics designs modern business solutions that empower individuals with intuitive tools that allow them to do their best work. Our proactive, easy-to-use business applications adapt to the way people and systems work, enabling businesses to rapidly deploy and be forward-looking in an ever-changing world.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

Note to editors: For more information, news and perspectives from Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft News Center at Web links, telephone numbers and titles were correct at time of publication, but may have changed. For additional assistance, journalists and analysts may contact Microsoft’s Rapid Response Team or other appropriate contacts listed at

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09.29.2014 - Microsoft announces CitiDirect BE Tablet app for Windows 8.1 for corporate treasurers

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BOSTON — Sept. 29 , 2014 — At the Sibos conference in Boston on Monday, Microsoft Corp. announced the availability of Citi’s CitiDirect BESM Tablet app for Windows 8.1. Citi, a leading provider of global transaction and trade solutions, designed the app for its largest corporate treasury clients. The app, a channel extension of Citi’s corporate banking platform, CitiDirect BE, now operates on three platforms and is made available exclusively to CitiDirect BE customers worldwide, at no cost in 79 countries and nine languages in the Windows Store. The development of CitiDirect BE Tablet for Windows 8.1 significantly broadens the reach of CitiDirect BE with corporate treasurers.

“Technology is improving every part of the customer experience, and being able to provide our treasury clients with real-time information wherever they are working helps them be more productive and make more informed business decisions,” said Hubert Jolly, global head, Channel, Enterprise and Prepaid Services at Citi’s Treasury and Trade Solutions. “By working closely with Microsoft, we have developed a solution that can be accessed from nearly any Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 tablet or device, which is important to our clients because many operate their businesses on the Windows platform.”

To meet the demands of sophisticated corporate treasury and trade services, the app provides fingertip access to business-critical financial information from a wide choice of enterprise-grade Windows devices. With the additional benefit of seamless access to Microsoft’s enterprise productivity and collaboration solutions, customers can access this app with the enterprise-grade security and manageability demanded by corporate IT departments.

“Now is a critical time for financial institutions to become digital information businesses, drive engaging customer experiences, deliver the products and services demanded by customers, and capitalize on new business models that were previously unattainable,” said Colin Kerr, director of Worldwide Banking, Microsoft. “Citi is a leader in this digital transformation, and we are delighted to see the launch of CitiDirect BE Tablet on Windows 8.1 to support corporate treasury executives and operations staff with deep business insights.”

The CitiDirect BE Tablet app for Windows 8.1 provides treasury executives with visibility into mission-critical financial information in real time, allowing them to quickly execute activities such as authorizing transactions or monitoring account balances across geographies in a map and chart view. With filters, financial data can be customized even more, such as by balance type, currency and total amount, allowing Citi to provide a global view across the treasury.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

Note to editors: For more information, news and perspectives from Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft News Center at Web links, telephone numbers and titles were correct at time of publication, but may have changed. For additional assistance, journalists and analysts may contact Microsoft’s Rapid Response Team or other appropriate contacts listed at

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