Bank on Etisalat for ICT Services

Etisalat conducts focused ICT workshop for Banking and Finance Industry

Etisalat hosted a focused group workshop for Banking and Finance industry to showcase how ICT (Information & Communication Technologies) can deliver the impetus to the BFSI segment and create a lasting business value. The one-day workshop with a special thrust on e-security, hosting and managed services, was targeted at the BFSI focused business, such as leading corporate and investment banks, brokerage and insurance firms and financial advisories. Delegates from both banking and financial businesses attended the event that was held in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

During the workshop, Etisalat demonstrated its end to end Managed Telecom & ICT capabilities and customized solutions for the banking sector. The focal point of the workshop was to guide the businesses to create a sustainable ICT strategy for future, and leverage the already existing ICT infrastructure, through managed services.

Speaking on the occasion, Abdulla Hashim, Senior VP, Business Solutions, Etisalat said, “The banking sector today is witnessing an inflection point, where businesses need to take prudent yet swift action. Banks have traditionally been early adopters of technology, and hence the challenge now is consolidation and managing their complex ICT infrastructures to create lasting business value. The Managed ICT Services proposition hence becomes crucial, not only from a cost perspective but also from an operations perspective.”

Addressing the banking and financial community, Clive Haswell, Chief Information Officer, MENA, at Standard Chartered Bank said: “Etisalat is unquestionably a truly world class Partner for Standard Chartered Bank. Through their cutting-edge technology capabilities and collaborative, customer-centric approach, Etisalat enabled ICT to create business value for Standard Chartered. We applaud Etisalat’s efforts towards creating an industry specific thought leadership forum, where the financial community can collaborate to understand trends that are shaping the future, both from a technology and business perspective.”

With Managed services gaining momentum globally, businesses today are seeking expert ICT support, to utilize their technology infrastructure to the maximum, while eliminating the possible faults and downtimes, through round the clock proactive network monitoring and management.

“ICT can play a critical role in facilitating growth by allowing organizations to move away from a capital expenditure model to a operational expenditure model. With our end to end Managed telecom and ICT expertise and state of the art infrastructure, Etisalat can provide a very strong value proposition to drive productivity and optimize efficiencies across the value chain,” Hashim added.

In terms of Business Solutions, Etisalat today is engaged in delivering a comprehensive range of services encompassing Business Connectivity, Managed ICT, Business Mobility and eBusiness services, thereby offering organizations an ICT partner for better business.

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