NatWest Signs Contract With Tivoli to Provide Comprehensive Management Across 50,000 Workstations.STOKE POGES Stoke Poges
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Proven Scalability to Manage 1,750 Remote Sites a Deciding Factor in
NatWest's Selection of Tivoli Enterprise
NatWest Technology Services has selected Tivoli Enterprise to provide system, application and middleware Software that functions as a conversion or translation layer. It is also a consolidator and integrator. Custom-programmed middleware solutions have been developed for decades to enable one application to communicate with another that either runs on a different platform or comes from a management. Providing IT services to the NatWest Group, NatWest Technology Services also runs the IT infrastructure for the entire NatWest Retail Banking Services network - one of the leading financial service businesses in the UK. The Tivoli Enterprise implementation, scheduled for completion in 1999, will include 1,750 remote locations and manage 3,000 servers and 50,000 workstations. NatWest will also use Tivoli Enterprise to help meet its IT security requirements and build an enterprise strength security policy for its distributed environments.
NatWest Retail Banking Services delivers a wide range of competitive and innovative products and services to individuals and small business customers through a number of channels including branches, telephone and a wide network of cash machines.
Tivoli Enterprise will manage the critical business applications and middleware for NatWest, including SAP R/3, IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) MQ-Series, Microsoft Exchange Messaging and groupware software for Windows from Microsoft. Exchange Server is an Internet-compliant e-mail system that runs under Windows NT/2000 and Windows Server 2003. It can be accessed by Web browsers, the Exchange client, versions of Outlook and the earlier Windows Inbox. , Internet and intranet access, as well as Oracle and Microsoft-SQL Server database environments. Further, by taking advantage of the cross-platform strength of Tivoli Enterprise, NatWest will be able to manage a wide range of computing platforms See platform. including Microsoft Windows See Windows.
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"NatWest chose Tivoli because it is the only supplier with proven enterprise-wide scalability," said Bill Gibbons Famous people named Gibbons include:
As part of the implementation, NatWest has selected Tivoli's Security Management software to help meet its IT security requirements. Tivoli Security Management software is the industry's first enterprise security solution allowing the consistent definition, implementation and enforcement of security policy across the entire computing computing - computer environment - from the data center to the desktop.
Gibbons said, "Tivoli's security management provides the most cost effective means for NatWest to meet its stringent security standards and deploy the necessary system security enterprise wide."
NatWest Technology Services will also use the Tivoli Service Desk to fulfill ful·fill also ful·fil
tr.v. ful·filled, ful·fill·ing, ful·fills also ful·fils
1. To bring into actuality; effect: fulfilled their promises.
2. its service level management requirements to the individual business units within the NatWest Group. Tivoli Service Desk will be deployed within the Technology Services Help Desk, which manages over 40,000 calls per month from the businesses. The Service Desk will provide integration of decision support, problem management, asset and change management, network and system management integration and end-user empowerment em·pow·er
tr.v. em·pow·ered, em·pow·er·ing, em·pow·ers
1. To invest with power, especially legal power or official authority. See Synonyms at authorize.
"NatWest is an excellent example of a forward thinking organization that can clearly see the business benefits of delivering a comprehensive enterprise-wide management system," said Martin Neath Neath (nēth), Welsh Castell-nedd, town (1981 pop. 48,687), Neath Port Talbot, S Wales, on the Neath River. Neath is both a market and an industrial town. Metallurgy and a growing petrochemical industry are important. , Executive Vice President, Tivoli Systems. "Tivoli Enterprise is the only integrated suite of products available today that delivers comprehensive IT management for highly secure, distributed and complex computing environments. With Tivoli Enterprise, NatWest Technology Services has a powerful tool to enhance its service levels and support business activities across the entire NatWest Group."
NatWest Group is one of the UK's leading banks. It is the UK's premier business bank, one of the most innovative personal banks, a major provider of wealth management products to personal and corporate customers, a key provider of card products and services and is a leading participant in the world of electronic commerce. As of June 30, 1998 it has total assets of (pound)190 billion ($323 billion).
About Tivoli Systems
Tivoli Systems Inc. provides the industry's leading open, highly scalable and cross-platform management solutions that span networks, systems, applications and business-to-business e-commerce. Leading companies around the world use Tivoli Management software and compatible third-party products to reduce the cost and complexity of managing networks, systems, databases and applications. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Tivoli is an IBM company. Tivoli distributes its products worldwide through a network of worldwide sales offices, systems integrators, resellers and IBM sales channels. For more information, visit Tivoli's World Wide Web site at http://www.tivoli.com.
Tivoli, Tivoli Enterprise, Tivoli Security Management and Tivoli Service Desk are registered trademarks or trademarks of Tivoli Systems Inc., an IBM company. All other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.