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Case Studies | Vertical Markets | Finance
Our comprehensive guide to technology solutions implemented by channel partners in specific vertical markets.
First Community Bank operates 64 retail branches in New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Utah. The bank needed a new flexible communications platform to meet the needs of its growing and expanding branches and employees.
The bank used a password-based authentication method that needed to be replaced because it was too complicated and difficult to manage.A solution including Secure Systems Authentication, a fingerprint recognition device, was implemented with IBM DB2 for i5/OS.
The Navy Federal Credit Union, which has over three million members, sought a way to maintain the existing business logic of its CICS applications while extending their use as web services to portals, dashboards or new web-based applications.
Cash Call, Inc. has been in business since 2003. The companys mission was to be the first online lending company that could approve a loan in minutesday or night. The problem Cash Call faced was that they needed to build a flexible and robust platform to launch such an innovative online lending business.
Accountants Inc. is a 350 person firm that provides companies with temporary or permanent financial talent, as needed. The challenge that Accountants Inc., were facing was that the company needed to move beyond the limitations of the single-server to single-application model they had been using.
Based in Stockholm, Svenska Handelsbanken is a major bank in Sweden, with 459 domestic branches, as well as branches in the Nordic countries, United Kingdom and Asia. Svenska Handelsbanken offers traditional corporate transactions, investment banking and trading, consumer banking and life insurance services. To maintain a competitive edge, Svenska Handelsbanken needed to replicate its credit card and Internet banking applications to a second server, ensuring the company would not lose data in the event of a disaster. The bank also wanted to ensure that the backup server was in synch with the production server, regardless of transaction volumes.
A Missouri-based company with 900 employees, Cass Information Systems, Inc. specializes in processing invoices for a multitude of freight, utility, and telecom companies. Faced with the possibility of paying for an expensive expansion of the power and cooling infrastructure in their data center, the company began looking for ways to consolidate their physical servers, which would allow them to avoid these costs.
Cambridge Southern Financial Advisors is a financial planning and wealth management firm based in Atlanta, Georgia. The challenge the company was facing was that it needed to find a way to work more effectively with clients located remotely. To meet this complex challenge, Cambridge Southern Financial Advisors decided to implement Citrix GoToMeeting.
The Citizens National Bank opened its doors in 1973, originally serving residents of Sevierville, Tennessee and surrounding areas. The company was facing several technological challenges, which eventually led to the Citizens National Banks implementation of numerous ADTRAN technologies. The bank had an aging network that was in need of an upgrade. Citizens National Bank also wanted to increase performance and extend service to an ATM location using non-traditional means.
Like every insurance company, the Barton Mutual Group must store a large amount of financial data about its customers. This data must be able to be retrieved quickly, and it must be stored safely and securely. The Barton Mutual Group wanted to update their data storage system and disaster recovery solution to incorporate virtualization and safeguard important client information.
Chapman & Chapman is a family-owned business that provides insurance and financial services to both corporations and individuals. The challenge the company was facing was that their four-year old legacy storage solution was outdated. In addition, the older server that was the backbone of the companys storage system was beginning to show signs of failure. Chapman & Chapman required a new solution that would maximize employee productivity and have a lower total cost of ownership.
Integro is an insurance brokerage and risk management firm that specializes in providing complex risk management solutions. Before the company opened its doors in 2005, they had to plan their IT strategy and architecture. For Integro, one of the highest priorities was to have an e-mail system that would allow for secure communication between clients, partners, and internal staff.
Allied Irish Banks (AIB) is Irelands leading bank and financial services organization. The major challenge this large financial organization was facing was that their current activity-based management (ABM) software did not provide the level of insight desired about the end-to-end process costs of common business activities, such as processing and managing loans.
Serving more than 85 countries and employing roughly 150,000, BNP Paribas has one of the largest international banking networks worldwide. With the help of PGP authorized distributor Hermitage Solutions, BNP Paribas deployed PGP Universal Gateway E-mail to secure electronic communications and PGP Universal Server to centrally manage the e-mail encryption solution.
Based in London, BRAL Limited is part of an independent firm of chartered accountants known as the Blick Rothenberg group. Clients throughout the world trust BRAL to handle their financial administration, management accounting, payroll, and other business-related tasks. The challenge BRAL was facing was that they needed to upgrade their e-mail system. Because customers send sensitive financial and payroll information to BRAL through e-mail, they felt an encryption service was essential. Some clients even stated they would not do business with BRAL unless they had an effective encryption solution in place.
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