An influential technology analysis firm has concluded that Microsoft Corp. poses a threat to the banking industry-but not in the ways that wary bankers have been expecting.

In a report titled "The Microsoft Threat," Forrester Research Inc. predicted that the Redmond, Wash., company's high-profile financial initiatives will falter when they stray too far from its software competencies.

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