Queensland based financial services business Suncorp is to spend $275 million on the next phase of its core systems modernisation programme intended to reduce its operating costs, kill off 14 more legacy systems and deliver savings of $200 million a year scheduled to kick in by 2016.
More than 40 emerging local cloud services providers have bought kit from storage specialist NetApp – which is delighted with the new business, even though it believes a fair proportion of those cloud services will go bust.
Written by: Beverley Head | Published in: NetworkingVirtual desktops and a bring your own device programme are helping Suncorp roll out its “smart environments” initiative which provides eight desks for every 10 employees. There’s an associated windfall: every time Suncorp strips out a desk it saves $15,000, every time it closes a building the real estate savings are used to fund a technolog
Likewise announced today membership in the NetApp Alliance Partner Program as an Advantage Alliance Partner. The collaboration provides NetApp customers with identity management and authentication software for secure access control of NetApp® unified storage systems.
NetApp (NTAP) has lost IBM (IBM) as an OEM customer, according to a Bloomberg report. IBM will stop reselling NetApp’s storage technology in a move to shift customers to its own branded products and blunt its hardware losses, the report said.