Oman Arab Bank adopts GBM e-business infrastructure
Oman Arab Bank and Gulf Business Machines (GBM) Oman have completed the implementation of a year-long turnkey e-business infrastructure and Disaster Recovery (DR) solution, which has future-proofed the IT environment of OAB.
GBM's Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN) solutions were seamlessly integrated with OAB's High Availability solution for the IBM iSeries & xSeries servers - which host the core banking applications of OAB. OAB and GBM also conducted two live disaster recovery executions successfully – these included all OAB branches as well as head office users.
More than 500 employees who use the solution have enhanced their internal and external customer response times and OAB's management has seen greater operational efficiency, improved productivity and higher levels of services for OAB's clients.
The infrastructure also facilitates business development by enabling the creation of new applications to allow new products and services to be introduced. These currently include corporate banking and smart card systems, swift and trade finance.
Oman Arab Bank is part of Arab Bank International Group, and has an international reach extending to more than 40 countries through nearly 400 branches and associates of Arab Bank. It was established in 1984 and began operating after acquiring the branches of Arab Bank, Jordan, which had been operating in Oman since 1973. — (menareport.com)
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