Posted on: Saturday, 2 July 2022 – 17:36 | Last updated: Saturday, 2 July 2022 – 17:36
The data center is designed according to the latest international specifications to provide the best digital solutions and banking and financing services to meet the needs of its clients.
Alaa Farouk, Chair of the Board of the Agricultural Bank of Egypt, inaugurated the project to develop and modernize the Data Center at the bank’s head office, so that for the first time the bank has an integrated technology system. latest international standards that meet its operational needs and the needs of its customers, as part of the comprehensive development strategy implemented by the bank. In all its sectors, under its axes, the development of technological infrastructure is in line with the latest methods used. in banking, and ensures its ability to expand services, digital products and updates in the bank’s business in the future with the highest levels of quality and security standards.
The project to develop and modernize the data center was entrusted to Raya Information Technology Company to implement the project, which is one of the leading companies in the field of establishing and equipping data centers through the latest technical solutions and in accordance with the to use highest international standards. and specifications, in collaboration with the International Company for Consulting and Information Systems “ACIS” which has extensive experience in this field. The project is also overseen by the Sabbour Engineering Consulting Office, which is one of the well-established consulting offices, together with a team from the information technology sector at the Agricultural Bank of Egypt, which monitors the progress of the project during the implementation period. monitored the standard specifications and the bank’s needs from the data center 24 hours a day.
During the opening, Alaa Farouk expressed his congratulations on the opening of the data center at the bank’s main center in Dokki and emphasized that this is one of the important achievements of the bank within the framework of the comprehensive development plan currently being implemented at the level of all its sectors.
Farouk thanked the companies that implemented the project, emphasizing that they are partners of success and spared no effort to complete this project in accordance with the highest international standards and specifications for the design of data centers, and for the acquisition of international accreditations for the center despite the challenges they faced. during the implementation phases.
Farouk said: “The data center was established and equipped to keep pace with the bank’s requirements to modernize the technological infrastructure at the highest level to suit its peers around the world, and in accordance with our directives that the bank best banking services and financing solutions and services to meet the needs of its customers of all categories and segments, according to the highest quality standards. ”
He added: “For the first time, the bank owns a data center that contributes to accelerating the implementation of our ambitious digital transformation strategy to keep pace with the major developments in the banking sector, in line with the state’s vision and the directions. of the Central Bank of Egypt led by Governor Tariq Amer, given that digital transformation is the basis on which the state depends to apply the idea of the “new republic” in the implementation of the prescriptions of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi , President of the Republic, and in an effort to improve financial inclusion and attract more groups to the banking system, the most important of which is the youth group that uses technology to complete all its transactions and the Central Bank’s digital transformation initiatives activate.
He pointed out that the bank is currently implementing a plan to digitize all our banking and financial services and to launch a set of digital products and smart applications that meet the needs of its customers to digitize use banking services and find alternative payment channels.
Farouk emphasized the bank’s zeal to provide the necessary training to its human cadres, who are responsible for implementing this strategy, through intensive training programs to develop their skills, and to attract the best banking expertise to benefit from it. in electronic banking, information technology and other sectors, enabling us to offer banking applications and digital banking products according to The highest quality standards in the banking sector.
Eng. Ahmed Abdullah, managing director of ACIS, in turn confirmed that the opening of the main data center of the Agricultural Bank of Egypt is a great achievement achieved by all the partners in this project due to the value it has to the Agricultural Bank of Egypt in particular and to the banking sector in general, to contribute to the provision of technological services and products Digital banking services that benefit a wide range of customers in line with the state’s guidelines to digitize all services.
Eng. Hisham Abdel-Rasoul, Managing Director of Raya Information Technology, in turn praised the collaboration with the Agricultural Bank of Egypt to establish the data center to contribute to achieving the bank’s goals of keeping pace with information development and compliance. international standards, due to Raya’s extensive tools and expertise in data center development Data and its ability to adapt technological solutions to achieve the highest levels of performance. In addition, Raya is committed to adopting the designs of the UPTIME International Institute Center, which specializes in the study and evaluation of global data centers, making the Agricultural Bank Data Center one of the few centers to succeed. have to obtain this certificate. , which sets out many determinants that must be met to ensure the highest levels of quality.