UNB, Microsoft partner for IT upgrade
Dubai, January 22, 2013
Union National Bank (UNB), a leading domestic bank in the UAE, has partnered with Microsoft to upgrade the IT infrastructure of the bank with Windows 8 on various form factors.
When completed, UNB’s model will be the first of its kind in the UAE’s financial sector, a joint statement said.
Ziad Rizk, Commercial Sector sales manager at Microsoft Gulf said: “We are very proud that Microsoft was entrusted by UNB to design and implement such a comprehensive and mission critical project.”
“To reinforce its commitment, Microsoft has provided the highest level of quality assurance guarantees at all stages of the project to enable an enhanced usage experience with Windows 8.
“We are also very pleased that, as part of this agreement, UNB will be the first bank in the UAE to roll out the recently launched Windows 8 on all its PCs and commend the bank on its innovative approach,” he added.
The implementation phase of this project started in November 2012 and will entail an upgrade of UNB’s IT environment, the statement said.
Once operational, the Microsoft solutions deployed at UNB will provide enhanced flexible work environments with Windows 8, faster delivery and more reliable running of applications. The solution is modular and can be scaled to meet UNB’s future technology requirements as well, according to the statement.
Zuhair Sulaiman, SVP and chief information officer, UNB: “This partnership will serve as an important vehicle for business growth by giving UNB the opportunity to be the first in implementing and exploring the business benefits of Windows 8, and I am very pleased that UNB is a partner in this landmark agreement with Microsoft.”
The new Windows 8 has new features and improvements designed to meet UNB customers’ needs for speed, multi-device access and touch-screen capabilities, according to the statement. – TradeArabia News Service