Provided by: Microsoft
Topic: Social Enterprise
The corporate and investment banking division of South African financial services firm Absa provides trading and risk management services to global customers. The company needed to find a more cost-effective infrastructure to support its primary business application. The company migrated to a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 environment, which has contributed to annual savings of US$1.1 million. The solution has also cut system indexing time by 92 percent and lowered application startup time from 90 minutes to 30 minutes.