29 July 2015
Doha - Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIB) has successfully launched four major IT and business projects with Gulf Business Machines (GBM), the leading provider of IT and business solutions in the region. The underlying business objective of these initiatives is to enhance the overall customer experience at the bank.
The four projects are the provision of a new Datacenter and an upgrade to the Network, new systems for Production and Disaster Recovery, a Middleware platform to connect all systems and business channels and a feature-rich Mobile Banking application.
"There are few companies in Qatar that can provide end-to-end, best-of-breed IT solutions with strong implementation capacity, including after sales support," commentedQuanCroxford, Head of IT at QIIB."GBM Qatar was able to offer expertise that designed and implemented systems that allowed us to enhance our services, without interruption to the business. We are very satisfied with their execution and the outcome of the projects."
GBM worked closely with QIIB to deliver systems that would best meet all of the bank's IT and business objectives. The systems were designed to better cater to the needs of QIIB, by offering improved performance and increased functionality and efficiency to all end users.
"Building these systems was critical to QIIB's ability to maintain a competitive edge in the market place and increase its customer base. GBM has a tremendous depth of experience in managing Enterprise and Mission Critical systems and the bank had trust in GBM's ability to execute these projects successfully" said Soubhi Chebib, General Manager, GBM Qatar.
"Our professional teams implemented the best-in-class technologies that have excellent customer facing capabilitieson time and within budget. The technologies we installed provide increased performance and functionality; hence, better end-user experience for the bank's customers."
About Gulf Business Machines (GBM)
Founded in 1990, Gulf Business Machines (GBM) is the leading IT solutions provider in the region fulfilling the IT requirements of local, regional and international organizations in the GCC.
GBM is the sole distributor for IBM- excluding selected IBM products and services -throughout the GCC, except for Saudi Arabia. GBM's momentum was further enhanced in 1999, when the team secured the Cisco portfolio. Today GBM holds the highest level of recognition in the region from Cisco, Gold Partner status, in addition to the Cisco Borderless Network Architecture Specialized Learning Partner status.
GBM offers an extensive range of IT infrastructure, IT solutions and services ranging from consulting, resource deployment and integration to after-sales support, through 1000 professionals and over 20 solid strategic partnerships forged with internationally-recognized IT solution providers.
The company, which is ISO-9001 certified since 1999, has offices in the UAE (Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah), Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and Bahrain. GBM also has established a presence in Pakistan, where the company now operates three offices, one each in Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore as an IBM Premier Business Partner. The Pakistani operation also holds a Silver Partner Status from Cisco.
In 2014, GBM achieved Cisco Channel Customer Satisfaction Excellence, the highest distinction a partner can achieve within the Cisco Channel Partner Program.
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