The solution from the Hewlett-Packard Co (HP) comprises stripped-down PCs that access applications residing on a server that also acts as a central repository for data.
Iswaraan Suppiah, head of the group’s information and operations, said CIMB will spend RM30mil on HP’s thin-client technology.
Also, the system uses less energy than a conventional PC-and-server setup, making it environmentally friendly.
“We would cut our energy consumption by as much as 80%,” he said.
CIMB tested the solution for two months at its bank branches in Hang Lekiu and Raja Chulan in Kuala Lumpur. “We plan to gradually roll it out to our 360 branches nationwide by year-end,” said Iswaraan.
Earlier, Iswaraan and HP’s personal systems group country general manager, Danny Lee, signed an agreement to implement the solution.