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St.George Selects Teradata for Business-Critical Information

  • 17 May, 2005 12:38

<p>SYDNEY, Australia – St.George Bank has selected Teradata, a division of NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), as its enterprise data warehouse partner, an upgrade decision that will integrate a number of new data sources to help the bank reduce information-technology complexity and improve customer service at lower costs. The rollout follows a six-month competitive evaluation process between Teradata and IBM. St.George also engaged BearingPoint to conduct an independent evaluation.</p>
<p>“By consolidating and simplifying our data warehousing platforms, we believe that considerable cost savings and operating efficiencies can be achieved across the company,” said Gary Carter, general manager IT relationships and group data warehouse, St.George. “With both operational and customer data stored in one central repository, the business can easily manage, access and analyse information for faster decision-making and improved customer service.”</p>
<p>St.George has also acquired a new disaster recovery facility to support its enterprise data warehouse, facilitating greater access and protection of mission critical information including customer relationship management, Basel II Capital Accord risk solution and key operational and reporting data. The disaster recovery system and production warehouse became operational in late April, 2005</p>
<p>Teradata will equip St.George with a four node 5400H production system and a one node 5400H disaster recovery system, part of the full enterprise data warehouse rollout. In addition, Teradata will provide St.George with professional services resources to support the integration of the Basel II solution.</p>
<p>“We are continually re-assessing and refining our data mining, analytical processing, CRM and marketing programs to ensure an improved experience for our customers,” said Mr. Carter. “The analytics required to get this job right puts a great demand on our data warehousing and storage facilities. This, in conjunction with our compliance initiatives around Basel II, brought us to a point where we knew we needed an upgrade of existing systems. This was done using a proven platform that St. George has been using for some years.”</p>
<p>“St.George is a lead example of a forward thinking organisation leveraging the operational capabilities of the enterprise data warehouse to support its mission-critical information. This will ensure that the right data gets to the right people quickly, so they can efficiently respond to opportunity and support business requirements,” said Julian Beavis, vice president, Australia and New Zealand, Teradata. “St.George is now one of our longest serving clients in the Asia-Pacific, and we are very proud that it has chosen us to assist it take this next step in fortifying its information infrastructure,” said Mr. Beavis.</p>
<p>About Teradata Division</p>
<p>Teradata, a division of NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), is the global technology leader in enterprise data warehousing, analytic applications and data warehousing services. Organizations around the world rely on the power of Teradata’s award-winning solutions (www.teradata.com) to get a single, integrated view of their business to enhance decision-making, customer relationships and profitability.</p>
<p>About NCR Corporation</p>
<p>NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leading global technology company helping businesses build stronger relationships with their customers. NCR’s ATMs, retail systems, Teradata® data warehouses and IT services provide Relationship Technology™ solutions that maximize the value of customer interactions and help organizations create a stronger competitive position. Based in Dayton, Ohio, NCR (www.ncr.com) employs approximately 28,500 people worldwide.</p>
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