FAB broadens IBM alliance

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) has announced an expanded collaboration with IBM Consulting to accelerate the migration of applications to the cloud, as part of the bank’s ongoing efforts to modernize its digital infrastructure.

FAB and IBM Consulting will jointly conduct a comprehensive discovery and assessment exercise to determine the optimal approach for migrating applications to cloud environments. This strategic initiative will enable FAB to enhance its technology infrastructure through a hybrid multi-cloud strategy, driving cost efficiency, boosting productivity, and fostering innovation opportunities.

IBM will leverage its Delivery Curator framework, a pattern-driven accelerator tailored to the cloud migration process, to facilitate the project from discovery to implementation.

Srinivasan Sampath, Acting Group Chief Technology Officer at FAB, expressed pride in the bank’s digital transformation journey and emphasized the importance of the partnership with IBM Consulting in facilitating their cloud migration initiatives. By embracing the cloud, FAB aims to deliver a seamless digital experience to its diverse customer base, rapidly develop new digital offerings, and reduce its data center footprint.

Liaquat Parkar, Executive Partner, MEA at IBM Consulting, highlighted the pivotal role played by IBM in assisting financial services companies in modernizing their offerings and transitioning to hybrid cloud environments. As the financial services landscape in the UAE continues to evolve and digital transformation initiatives gain momentum, banks are prioritizing their digital agendas. IBM Consulting looks forward to further advancing FAB’s ambitious cloud transformation journey, building on their previous achievements together.

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