A tier 1 investment bank needed to rewrite their app-store client application as the system was critical for client-facing operations. It was a platform launching different e-commerce services and applications independently and was installed in thousands of their clients’ desktops. The existing system was too slow, and its poor back-end resilience meant that customers couldn’t rely on the bank’s services.
The replacement system is now live in production and offers significant competitive advantages for the bank’s end-users:
- Desktop applications are as easily and securely released as a web application, but with all the power and additional features of a desktop application
- Installations and migrations are easy and fast and don’t require admin rights, saving end-users from having to rely on their local IT support - and different business units are launched faster through different mechanisms
- The system is highly flexible and resilient, and has an auto-update mechanism