Banking Forum March 12th, 2014
AGILITY IN RETAIL BANKING
No Longer an Option
Nikos Sekouris, Banking & Financial Sector
Bu...
Introduction
Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is
obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.
...
Demands on IT
1. Business as Usual:
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All Terrain
Capacity on Demand
User Friendly Bullet-proof...
Demands on IT
2. Disruptive:
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Mergers &
Acquisitions
Forced OS
Upgrades
Demands on IT
3. Shifting Trends:
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Distributed Client-Server = Legacy
• Fewer options
• Expens...
Distributed Client-Server Overheads
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• The “Personal” Computer paradox
• IT Operations - Suppo...
Your Next Desktop Refresh –
can it be the Last?
Why CIO’s hate Desktop Refresh:
• Procurement cost
• Deployment cost
• Upg...
But are there any Alternatives?
Virtual Client / Thin Client
Computing
Uni Systems Copyright © 2014
Corporate-friendly Cli...
A Transformation, not an Upgrade
Uni Systems Copyright © 2014
Desktop = device
Corporate PC
Image & deploy
Limited access
...
CIO Issue 1: Is it Credible?
Mature technology
Mainstream:
• 45% of already use
• 25% plan to use
(ESG 2012, organizations...
CIO Issue 2: How do I convince the Business?
• Cost savings
• Mobility
• Client meetings
• Business Continuity
• Secure Re...
CIO Issue 3: What about the Risks?
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 A “Risk Elimination” methodology
 Every Euro of savings...
Our Credentials
• 15 years experience
• 60,000 virtual desktops in 8 countries
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Conclusion
Agility in Retail Banking is no longer an option
It’s a MUST:
 Options that reduce costs
 Bridge legacy and m...
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Agility in Retail Banking is no longer an option. It is a must considering that there are options that can reduce costs, there are systems that can bridge legacy and contemporary painlessly, that can modernize customer touch points and can efficiently manage large scale M&A.
The next Desktop Refresh is an opportunity.

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  1. 1. Banking Forum March 12th, 2014 AGILITY IN RETAIL BANKING No Longer an Option Nikos Sekouris, Banking & Financial Sector Business Unit Director
  2. 2. Introduction Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't. Mark Twain Uni Systems © 2014
  3. 3. Demands on IT 1. Business as Usual: Uni Systems Copyright © 2014 All Terrain Capacity on Demand User Friendly Bullet-proof Performance Economy Always ON
  4. 4. Demands on IT 2. Disruptive: Uni Systems Copyright © 2014 Mergers & Acquisitions Forced OS Upgrades
  5. 5. Demands on IT 3. Shifting Trends: Uni Systems Copyright © 2014 Distributed Client-Server = Legacy • Fewer options • Expensive to maintain
  6. 6. Distributed Client-Server Overheads Uni Systems Copyright © 2014 • The “Personal” Computer paradox • IT Operations - Support, Security, Management, Backup • Administration – User and IT Training, Provisioning HW and SW 59% IT Operations 31% Administration 10% Gartner estimates total TCO per desktop: $5,867
  7. 7. Your Next Desktop Refresh – can it be the Last? Why CIO’s hate Desktop Refresh: • Procurement cost • Deployment cost • Upgrade & test apps cost & risk … No Business Benefit! (same problems, just reset the timer) Uni Systems Copyright © 2014
  8. 8. But are there any Alternatives? Virtual Client / Thin Client Computing Uni Systems Copyright © 2014 Corporate-friendly Client Access device • No overheads • No expiry / force upgrade • Minimum power consumption • ROI in < 12 months
  9. 9. A Transformation, not an Upgrade Uni Systems Copyright © 2014 Desktop = device Corporate PC Image & deploy Limited access Fixed costs Desktop = service Any type of device Self-service experience Dynamic access Usage-based costs Device Centric People Centric
  10. 10. CIO Issue 1: Is it Credible? Mature technology Mainstream: • 45% of already use • 25% plan to use (ESG 2012, organizations with > 5,000 desktops) Uni Systems Copyright © 2014
  11. 11. CIO Issue 2: How do I convince the Business? • Cost savings • Mobility • Client meetings • Business Continuity • Secure Remote Access … Agility ! • Capacity on demand • Merge/deliver on demand Uni Systems Copyright © 2014
  12. 12. CIO Issue 3: What about the Risks? Uni Systems Copyright © 2014  A “Risk Elimination” methodology  Every Euro of savings guaranteed  New IT paradigm: time to absorb  Enhance Security & Business Continuity  Improve processes
  13. 13. Our Credentials • 15 years experience • 60,000 virtual desktops in 8 countries Uni Systems Copyright © 2014
  14. 14. Conclusion Agility in Retail Banking is no longer an option It’s a MUST:  Options that reduce costs  Bridge legacy and modern painlessly  Modernize Customer touch points  Efficiently manage large scale M&A The next Desktop Refresh is an opportunity – Consider it Uni Systems Copyright © 2014

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