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Cloud Transformation in Financial Services

When it comes to financial services, there are no better ways to trigger the importance of resiliency and agility in surviving the perceived volatility of a combined space when circumstances push change before we are ready. However, there really doesn't seem to be a better fit to cloud transformation than financial services. It makes the most sense when it comes to the most secure and agile form of providing services without compromising expectations. There continue to be more and more opportunities for cloud technology to not only improve financial services for any firm but also streamline operations and provide more visibility for regulators and customers alike on secure data risk profiles.

The pandemic brought with it many challenges for organizations across the board but for financial services it only seemed natural that cloud transformation would be the eventual outcome because digital business models were already being adapted, albeit slowly.

The quarantine not only pushed customers online but processes like consultations prevailed and even grasping nuances that would often require more direct interaction. It meant that many organizations were forced to bring their cloud strategy (if they had one) into full gear and then try to keep pace in a rapidly changing landscape.

a lightbulb with a cloud inside next to a laptop representing financial services in the cloud

Not only is it important to deliver consistency and success in expectations but then you must contend with privacy, data security, risk management, and compliance. That laundry list could seem like it's coming from all sides because it really is, all the time! This is why compliance and security are the core of cloud offerings.

For financial services firms in the cloud, greater business agility and the capacity for continuous transformation is key to the success in getting the most out of the cloud. But before you start to develop a plan, it’s critical to determine exactly the business outcomes that you want from the cloud. Continue reading to learn more about cloud transformation for financial services.

There are a few key factors that define cloud transformation at we will focus on today and why they can be compromised through innovation.

Differentiated Customer Value

The customer experience must come first, especially at a time when each individual experience is defined so clearly by its ability to stand up to focus. In other words, it helps a lot to go beyond the basics. For example, just using an SI chatbot isn't enough anymore. A lot more is expected, based on predicted data, delivery, and the unique channel. Customers have grown to expect more and you must deliver. Each session should begin with understanding, prediction, and delivery of the right data via the right channel. Financial services firms are delivering by creating personalized and contextual omnichannel experiences enabled through end-to-end artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) platforms that can process in near-real-time and batch data to generate personalized actions and content.

Banks and Capital Markets

New digitization, on top of digital channels over the last few years, has helped develop a growing trend of customer expectations and employee engagement throughout the processes developed in each evolution of work, collaborations, and transformation. These are all factors that build on the innovations that the cloud brings to the organization to deliver new personalized products, services, and the omnichannel experience.

Build Resiliency

Resiliency is the most important factor with regulators. And it is critical that businesses continue to build value chains to serve customers without disruption. There's a permanent change around the use of technology and using it differently or with more versatility than before. The more robust the package is toward supporting the new and fluid course of action from cloud-based technology, the better. This means you'll find more reason to invest in the greater good that is cloud transformation, but that you'll also be able to reap the rewards!

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Cloud transformation continues to be the most efficient way to engage, entice, and empower customers, drive up revenue growth, and increase data processing for scalable innovation and streamlined delivery. Learn more about how CSW’s Azure-managed cloud services can help your financial services or fintech company or anything that you need help with on your cloud journey. We are all here together, why not work to find the best way to make the most of the resources and valuable time.

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