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Batelco achieves PCI-DSS compliance for its three data centres

Batelco has announced the attainment of the payment card industry data security standard (PCI DSS) 3.2.1’ compliance, which is the latest international certification in data security, for its three data centres. Batelco’s PCI compliance was audited against the PCI data security standards by ValueMentor, a leading provider of risk and compliance services. PCI DSS is […]


Make your data centre fit for purpose (and keep the CFO happy)

Mark Fenton, Product Manager at Future Facilities, tells us why the data centre must become a more financially predictable and manageable asset, and how a data centre Digital Twin could turn out to be the CFO’s favourite investment. A schism exists in the data centre. Too often there is a problematic gap between operational teams […]


BENEFIT signs contract with Batelco to move IT infrastructure to Hamala Data Centre

Bahrain-based telco Batelco, has signed a contract with BENEFIT, the Kingdom’s innovator in FinTech and electronic financial transactions services, to onboard BENEFIT’s core IT infrastructure to Batelco’s recently established data centre in Hamala. Prior to signing the contract, representatives from BENEFIT visited the Hamala Data Centre, where a number of operational, technical and security features […]


Bank Islam appoints TM ONE to lead Digital Transformation

TM ONE’s digital solutions and services will realise Bank Islam’s transformational strategy. Bank Islam has appointed TM ONE to lead its Digital Transformation strategy. The collaboration is aimed at exploring TM ONE’s role in becoming the primary digital solutions provider to Bank Islam for digital infrastructures such as data centre and Cloud α (Alpha) services, […]


Financial services organisations’ push towards hybrid cloud is built on private cloud investments

A report from Nutanix shows 43% of financial services companies globally plan to increase their investment in private cloud over the next year. Nutanix, a leader in private cloud, hybrid and multi-cloud computing, has announced the financial services industry findings of its third annual Enterprise Cloud Index Report, measuring organizations’ plans for adopting private, hybrid […]


How FinTech companies can facilitate continued growth

The pandemic has highlighted the fact that business leaders should take the current situation as an opportunity to improve and invest in their business models. Jackson Lee, VP Corporate Development from Colt Data Centre Services, says FinTech companies must be proactive when investing in their IT infrastructure and particularly in their data storage and connectivity, […]


NTT supports an international financial data company with digitalised data centre services in Hong Kong

NTT, a world-leading global technology services provider, is providing digitalised services to support its data centre clients in Hong Kong, including an international financial data company to overcome constraints caused by COVID-19. With global guidelines preventing the client from accessing its data centre, NTT supported it with a full suite of infrastructure management services to […]


Warba Bank digitises online banking and enhances customer experience with Nutanix

Kuwaiti FSI leader targets mobile computing and financial services governance in bold Digital Transformation programme. Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, has announced that Kuwait’s Warba Bank has digitally transformed its financial services and mobile banking using the power of Nutanix’s hyper-converged infrastructure platform. Warba Bank was established in 2010 and currently runs 14 […]


The game changer for South Africa’s oldest bank

First National Bank (FNB) is the oldest bank in South Africa and one of the country’s ‘big four’ financial institutions. It is a division of FirstRand Limited, a large financial services conglomerate, which trades on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange under the symbol FSR. FNB is also listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the symbol […]


LanDynamix launches a cost of downtime calculator guide

LanDynamix, a leading managed IT services provider, says companies trying to quantify the cost of downtime all too often make the mistake of tackling it from a technology perspective, when in fact it is a financial and business issue. According to LanDynamix Technology Adviser, Ethan Searle, key technology stakeholders in companies will acquire the buy-in […]


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