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Power of Customer Data: Building a Google Cloud Platform for Regulated Enterprises

Many financial services organisations struggle to use customer data effectively for marketing communications. For instance, banks hold rich seams of customer data which could support targeted digital campaigns. However less than half are delivering. The business impact is significant since consumers are more likely to respond to relevant, personalised offers. So, what’s behind the problem? […]

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Five Reasons to Use a Cloud Consulting Partner

It’s no secret that cloud skills are at a premium. People with proven expertise in large, complex, or business-critical cloud migrations are hard to come by. This can be a limiting factor in cloud transformation, especially in highly regulated industries such as financial services where risk management is paramount. Focus on Cloud Development and Management […]

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Compliant Cloud Adoption in Malaysia

Introduction If you are reading this, you likely have an understanding of what Risk Management in Technology (RMiT) is and how crucial this piece of regulatory policy is for cloud adoption by Financial Institutions (FI) in Malaysia. With the promotion of the Cloud Technology Risk Assessment Guideline (CTRAG) to a full-fledged RMiT appendix in June […]

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Re-platforming Informatica for the Cloud

Informatica is one of the most widely used software platforms in the financial services sector, performing business-critical data management and governance functions. Our client needed to migrate three Informatica applications to Azure: Enterprise Data Catalog (EDC), Axon Data Governance (ADG), and Informatica Data Quality (IDQ). We were responsible for re-platforming these resources to run effectively in the cloud. Re-platforming is a […]

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Re-platforming Guidewire for the Cloud

Cloud is now a mature technology. Its adoption is of strategic importance for insurance businesses, and leaders must balance the risks and opportunities.  Simply being in the cloud does not deliver business benefits. In fact, it could result in a host of cost management, security, and compliance issues. Avoiding these complications and unlocking the advantages […]

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Amazon Web Services re:Invent 2023 | Key Announcements and Insights

This article provides a comprehensive overview of the key announcements from Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) re:Invent 2023, highlighting the latest advancements in cloud technology, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Machine Learning (ML). It offers insights into AWS’s strategic direction and the implications for cloud computing in the coming year. AWS re:Invent 2023, the much-anticipated annual event, […]

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Embracing Cloud: Perspectives from Early Adopters

With the focus of the government on developing the Malaysian digital economy and the announcements by Amazon Web Services (AWS) regarding launching a local region  by 2024, Malaysia is a fast-rising digital star in the region.  This is not to suggest that the journey only began in 2023. Rather, organisations on the leading edge have […]

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How Can Banks Navigate the Risks and Opportunities of Cloud Adoption?

From sovereignty and security to governance and compliance, banking in the cloud demands new ways of thinking and working. Traditional banks, digital banks, and banking as a service (BaaS) providers alike need to make well-informed decisions to ensure cloud-based applications are robust and resilient. However, it’s not always easy to navigate the many options and […]

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Canary Release and Deployment on Istio Service Mesh

Canary Release and Deployment Traditional big-bang software releases are stressful for all teams including developers, quality assurance, platform, and production support. Canary release and deployment overcomes this. It improves quality, confidence, and overall business value to the customer when releasing new features. Figure 1 outlines the canary release and deployment process workflow using Istio. Key […]

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Introducing ‘Champions of Cloud, Charting FSIs Forward’ – a learning series crafted by the voice of Malaysian FSI community

Our educational series, ‘Champions of Cloud: Charting FSIs Forward,’ is born from the resounding success of our event in partnership with AWS and PayNet in August 2023, which was dedicated to Bank Negara Malaysia’s (BNM) release of Appendix 10 (Formerly CTRAG) within its Risk Management in Technology (RMiT) Policy Document. The overwhelming enthusiasm and engagement […]

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