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BLC Bank improves availability with Veeam

When BLC Bank decided to virtualise 85% of its environment, poor performance of its existing backup system presented risk and compliance concerns. To ensure integrity of vital customer and operations data, and the availability of critical banking services, the company needed to drastically reduce the time required for backup and recovery of applications and data. […]


Veeam customer on achieving quicker, consistent and simpler backups

How can CIOs challenged with maintaining aggressive service level agreements for response times to maintain availability ensure that employee downtime and data loss are minimised? One possibility is to implement Veeam Backup and Replication. This delivers availability for all virtual, physical and cloud-based workloads from a single management console. It also meets the backup demands for organisations […]


Emirates NBD lauded at Infosys Finacle Client Innovation Awards

Emirates NBD, one of the leading banks in the region, continues to receive industry recognition for its leadership in digital innovation, winning three awards at the Infosys Finacle Client Innovation Awards 2019. The awards recognise Emirates NBD’s best in-class capabilities in cloud innovation, API architecture and financial platforms. The firm won ‘Best API-led innovation’ for […]


Hoshan Holding partners with Seidor to become the KSA’s first adopter of SAP S4 HANA Public Cloud

Hoshan Holding fuels Digital Transformation by migrating from SAP ECC to SAP S4 HANA Public Cloud. The company will benefit from AI-powered decision-making capabilities, optimised business processes and reduced cost of ownership.  Seidor, a global system integrator that provides SAP consulting services, has announced that Hoshan Holding, widely recognised as one of the largest holding […]


Emirates NBD recognised as best retail bank in the Middle East 

Emirates NBD, a leading financial institution in the Middle East, has bagged four prestigious titles at The Asian Banker’s International Excellence in Retail Financial Services 2019 Awards. Emirates NBD was named Best Retail Bank in the Middle East and Best Retail Bank in the UAE, in recognition of the various milestones achieved by the retail […]


CIB deploys SAS enterprise risk and anti-money laundering platforms

A leading Egyptian bank has implemented enterprise risk and anti-money laundering platforms from SAS to streamline risk management processes and adhere to both local regulations and global standards regarding advanced analytical monitoring and reporting. Commercial International Bank – Egypt (CIB), one of the largest private sector banks in Egypt, has collaborated with SAS, a leader […]


Focus Softnet makes a strong push on cloud strategy

Focus Softnet, the leading software development and enterprise applications provider, has announced a major push on its cloud strategy. This announcement comes as a part of the company’s future plans to migrate all of its products and services and users on the cloud. As part of this initiative, the company has planned a major recruitment […]


Emirates NBD moves to private cloud for always-available banking

The first bank in the Middle East to build a private cloud with cloud-native-like capabilities, Emirates NBD transformed its infrastructure using Red Hat OpenShift, delivering greater value to its customers.


Mimecast helps financial organisations more effectively address supervisory compliance requirements

New supervision service from Mimecast delivers better audit readiness increasing efficiencies, reducing resources required and helping to control costs Mimecast, a leading security and compliance company, has announced the availability of Mimecast Supervision, helping financial services organisations address supervisory compliance requirements, such as SEC, FINRA, FCA and other regulatory constraints. As part of the Mimecast […]


Deloitte and ServiceNow announce new strategic agreement

Deloitte and ServiceNow, a leading enterprise cloud-based provider of digital workflows, have signed a new strategic agreement to accelerate organisations’ enterprise Digital Transformation. Announced at ServiceNow’s Knowledge 2019 conference in Las Vegas, Deloitte and ServiceNow plan to jointly develop, coordinate and bring to market new products, assets and solutions built on the Now Platform to help […]


Pure Storage offers expanded Storage-as-a-Service subscription across hybrid cloud environments

Pure Storage, the data solutions leader that helps innovators build a better world with data, has announced the expansion of its Evergreen Storage Service (ES2) to provide customers with a unified subscription model across hybrid environments. This allows organisations to leverage Pure’s best-in-class storage-as-a-service model on-premises, hosted and in the cloud, without the need to […]


Taking financial advice to the cloud

While banking has gone through some exciting changes in recent years, 2019 may just prove to be pivotal. Accenture believes this year is a potential tipping point for the industry and one key trend is the greater adoption of cloud and data analytics – which will enable retail banks to raise the bar on delivering […]


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