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The data center stands as the single most important asset in a bank's ability to complete transactions and service customers. And as part of ongoing efforts to reduce expenses, improve efficiency and boost performance, the data center is in a constant state of reinvention. Today, it's difficult to talk data centers without talking about cloud computing.

Bank Systems & Technology's June digital issue explores how banks are leveraging automation, virtualization and the cloud to transform their data centers and sharpen IT service and delivery. We look at lessons learned and a few cautionary tales, and offer best practices to help ensure a smooth transformation.

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In This Issue:

  • THE AVCs OF DATA CENTER TRANSFORMATION: The building blocks of data center transformation are automation, virtualization and cloud computing. But to successfully reinvent the data center, banks first must undergo an IT transformation.
  • THE RISE OF CLOUD REGULATION: As cloud computing continues to gain momentum in financial services, regulators are certain to take notice -- and action.
  • BELLY UP TO THE BAR: Paying "by the drink" for cloud-based data center services makes more sense than investing in infrastructure, says MetLife Bank CIO Mark LaPenta in an exclusive Q&A with BS&T.
  • 3 STEPS TO A SAFER FUTURE IN THE CLOUD: Banks have an opportunity to help shape the cloud computing business model and minimize the future risks of operating in the cloud, according to TowerGroup's Rodney Nelsestuen.

  • PLUS:
    • Danger Lurks in the Cloud
    • Room to Grow: Adding Capacity Via Virtualization

Look for these exclusive, all-digital editions of Bank Systems & Technology in 2011.

AUGUST: Customer Experience: The Technology Behind the Buzzwords

NOVEMBER: The Future of Payments: Are Mobile Payments Finally Here?

DECEMBER: The Next Generation of E-Banking: New Opportunities to Connect With Customers
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