Architecting for Financial Services
Whether in retail banking, financial markets, or insurance, successful financial services firms are focusing on operational efficiencies as well as customer-centric objectives in order to increase profitability, reduce cost and mitigate risk.
To support these key business objectives, financial services firms must define architectures that:
- Enable real-time information exchange
- Integrate disparate repositories of customer-related information
- Maximize internal employee productivity
- Minimize security risks
Designing a network infrastructure that provides reusable network-based services allows for greater standardization, centralization, and control over your application environment permitting you to, for example:
- Better connect your data systems between locations
- Improve communications among branches
- Reduce paper transactions and archiving through digital imaging
- Provide customers with secure self-service applications
By integrating these capabilities using the Cisco Service-Oriented Network Architecture (SONA) framework, you can deploy both the foundational network infrastructure and the solutions you need to transform your company.