Banks today are facing a significant challenge: they must evolve to follow the latest trends in new technology and consumer demand, while adhering to stricter and ever-changing industry regulations.
To support their transformation, last year, IBM designed an industry-first platform—IBM Cloud for Financial Services—that leverages the highest levels of encryption certification  in collaboration with Bank of America. And this morning, we shared a number of important ecosystem and technical enhancements that will help banks more effectively manage security and compliance in the hybrid and/or public cloud. But there is still so much more we can do for the financial services industry.
More than 30 partners have joined IBM’s ecosystem in the past three months
In addition to offering a secured cloud platform, it is equally important we build a trusted ecosystem around it. We believe that ecosystems are key to unlocking the full benefits of the cloud, especially for companies in highly regulated industries. That is why I am excited to share that more than 30 partners have joined our ecosystem in the past three months.