Like many financial institutions today, the full-service Swedish bank featured in this case study has responded to changing customer needs, evolving from its original founding more than 100 years ago. As a result, the bank has realized remarkable success. Of course, along with that success have come significant challenges. New business growth, plus the rise in Internet and mobile banking, intensified the bank’s need for continuous availability of its IT infrastructure. IBM Resiliency Consulting Services helped the bank strengthen and streamline its environment. In the case study, you can read how teaming with IBM helped the bank meet recovery point and recovery time objectives; mitigate risk; and provide the flexibility to meet business demands without added IT expense.
Storage infrastructure simplification is an important step a financial institution can take toward meeting the needs of an on-demand business environment. The IBM System Storage DS Family can support business continuity and improve information lifecycle management with competitively priced storage options.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: May 15, 2009
Most organisations have had to supplement their IT capability with some form of external help at one time or another. However, as financial pressures mount and technology continues to evolve and its relationship with the business becomes increasingly complex, how does this change the expectations and needs of those external relationships? Learn more today!
Leading contact centers are moving towards flexible plans to improve contact center performance. In times of significant business change, the financial plan and, for contact centers, the operational plan needs to also change and be flexible.
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The digital financial services world has created an amplified set of challenges for the data center and network. Its role in enabling the success of the wider institution has become even more critical, but to deliver this it needs to provide a higher level of performance with increased agility, while maintaining high levels of efficiency and security.
This is forcing institutions to transform their underlying IT capabilities, with the need to simplify the network, obtain more flexible connectivity, automate IT operations, and enable centralized control and administration being core strategies in this respect. As shown in Figure 8, this is driving a number of requirements for the future network. Key considerations for financial institutions in architecture design and vendor selection should be around moving toward a software-defined, intelligent, cloud-ready, and open network that enables the institution to meet its ICT imperatives and achieve these key ICT strategies.