HP rolls out IT infrastructure for Dubai Bank

Carly Fiorina has always wanted to build a services business capable of rivalling the likes of IBM and EDS. For evidence that HP has moved closer to fulfilling the CEO’s dream, visitors should drop by HP’s Financial Services stall and hear Dubai Bank’s customer testimonial.

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By  Greg Wilson Published  October 14, 2002

Carly Fiorina has always wanted to build a services business capable of rivalling the likes of IBM and EDS. For evidence that HP has moved closer to fulfilling the CEO’s dream, visitors should drop by HP’s Financial Services stall and hear Dubai Bank’s customer testimonial.

Working closely with the bank, HP mobilised its solutions business to deliver a complete information technology environment in the space of just six months. “The bank has a clear mandate to use IT as a competitive differentiator,” says Patrick Hayati, regional director, financial services industry, HP.

The project was broken down into four main components — the infrastructure, including all the hardware and network, and services, which covered consulting, project management and systems integration, were all delivered by HP. For the third element, the core banking applications, HP turned to Irish-vendor Kindel Solutions. The final piece was the call centre solution, which was based on technology from Altitude and Avaya.

The project was made particularly tough because of the constantly changing project requirements. When HP signed up to deliver the IT infrastructure, Dubai Bank had only just been formed. However, as more people arrived the project scope changed. “We had a fixed deadline but a changing project scope. It was very challenging. But we managed to hit our deadline,” explains Hayati.

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