Jordan bank adopts Microsoft technology
Amman, September 1, 2013
Jordan Dubai Islamic Bank (JDIB) said it has become the first bank in the Kingdom to implement Microsoft’s Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) technology.
The VDI solution introduces a new way of managing user desktops by enabling the virtualization of Windows server, where the hardware and software are located separately. Thereby, the user is allowed to access the desktop environment from any machine or branch in the bank, said a statement from the bank.
CEO Sami Afghani said: "Implementing this cutting-edge technology such as VDI has helped in cutting operational cost and capital expenditure as electricity, allowed us to utilize equipment and desk space much more efficiently, gain virtual control on servers and provided more security for static and financial client data."
"Since the VDI entails hosting all users’ desktops on a main server, the JDIB accordingly saved manpower operation expenses. Installing new programs, updating existing programs and providing other support services are all done remotely," he added.
Hussein Malhas, the country manager for Microsoft Jordan, said its aim behind deploying the technology in Jordan was to enhance work efficiency in all business sectors in the country.
"JDIB’s implementation of cutting-edge technology such as VDI is the first step in solidifying Microsoft’s efforts to support the banking sector by improving productivity, creating new opportunities and growth potential in the Jordanian financial sector," he added.-TradeArabia News Service