Greg Grice, Executive VP, Business Financial Services, RBC

To help Canadian businesses unlock greater business value and capitalize on advancements in smart technologies and cloud solutions, The Royal Bank of Canada and Microsoft have announced the launch of RBC’s “Go Digital” program. The program is designed to remove key barriers which businesses have cited as preventing or delaying their digital transformation. Go Digital offers a suite of turnkey technology solutions leveraging the power and security of the Microsoft cloud and skilled Partner Network, as well as innovation financing and tailored advice from RBC to help businesses embark on their digital transformation journey. The program is currently available to Canadian food manufacturers and will continue to expand to other industries over time.

“Technology is disrupting customer expectations and traditional business models everywhere, and businesses need to adapt to these historic changes to differentiate and lead in the market. RBC is committed to creating more value for clients and helping them along this journey. That’s why we’re coming together with industry-leading partners like Microsoft to deliver tailored solutions that will help accelerate and simplify their digital transformation.” said Greg Grice, Executive Vice-President, Business Financial Services, RBC.

A recent IDC report found that while Canadian executives acknowledge the importance of embracing new technologies to digitally transform their business, the majority have yet to take action. A similar report found that 29 per cent of Canadian organizations are lagging in digital transformation and have not yet started their digital modernization. RBC’s Go Digital program offers access to digital solutions that are powered by artificial intelligence, cloud business applications, data analytics, blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT).

“This strategic partnership with RBC demonstrates our strong commitment to helping companies across Canada have greater access to digital technologies. By leveraging the breadth of Microsoft’s trusted cloud platform, tapping into the skilled expertise of our Partner Network and maximizing RBC’s sector-specific business and financial expertise, we believe this program will give organizations in Canada the confidence to truly embrace the next wave of computing” said Kevin Peesker, President of Microsoft Canada.

 

by Megha Bhattacharya
Market Analyst at IBS Intelligence
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