At its financial-analysts meeting last week, Microsoft gave an overview of its development projects, which will be fueled in this fiscal year by $6.9 billion in research and development spending. Over the next 12 months, the vendor plans to release its Office 2003 suite; an upgrade to its Tablet PC operating system; the first beta release of Longhorn, an overhaul of the Windows operating system; and an upgrade to its customer-relationship management application. (For more about Microsoft's plans, see "Microsoft Touts R&D Plans And Taps CFOs".)
Building A Mobile Business MindsetAmong 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps – and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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