Software Deployment and Coaching in the Financial World

The basis architecture of the central data processing within a major bank had to be newly planned and the entire branch network should be equipped with Windows NT. This project comprised about 20.000 workstations and 1.500 servers at 1.000 locations allover Germany. The objective was to harmonize the heterogene data processing environment and to reduce the TCO.

This task included the development and implementation of client-server-concepts for the installation, automation, management and operation as well as the conceptional design and implementation of an all-embracing system management solution. All partners involved developed a framework for the automated installation of workstations and servers in cooperation.

This framework enables the remote installation, remote diagnosis and remote maintenance via the central office. Because local specialists only rarely be needed, the operational costs of the workstations decreased.