Bank goals

It’s always good to see what goals and plans companies have with their IT projects. Here, you can see Standard Charter’s desires mapped to business goals:

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As Derek du Preez says in the article I lifted this from:

The financial services sector – particularly retail divisions – are facing an incredibly challenging time. Many banks are still crippled by ageing mainframe systems, data silos and creaking infrastructure that means that not only are staff productivity levels incredibly low, but the customer experience is horrible.

Plenty of work to be done.

Huawei public cloud momentum

The company sells a public cloud platform, mostly based on OpenStack, to service providers who want to stand up their own clouds. A sampling of customers thus far from Agatha’s recent report:

the group claims to have deployed more than 1.4 million virtual machines for customers across the board, and enabled the commercial deployments of public cloud (T-Systems’ Open Telekom Cloud), hybrid cloud (Vodafone’s Vodaplex Hybrid Cloud Platform) and HPC (University of Warsaw’s Top500 HPC project’s HPC cluster).

Source: Huawei pushes further into the telecom market with its public cloud platform