Standard Chartered partners with Microsoft to become a 'cloud-first' bank

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Standard Chartered has announced a three-year partnership with Microsoft in a bid to accelerate the emerging market-focused bank's digital transformation through a cloud-first strategy. The partnership was hailed as "a significant milestone for Standard Chartered" in making its vision for virtual banking, next-generation payments, open banking and banking-as-a-service a reality. Leveraging Azure as a preferred cloud platform, the two companies will also co-innovate in open banking and real...

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Christopher Copper-Ind

Christopher Copper-Ind is editor-in-chief of International Investment. Before this, he was editorial director of The Business Year, from 2014 to 2017.