"Today's announcement comes at a pivotal time for Handelsbanken
as the bank continues its path as one of Europe's most innovative
lending organizations with Internet banking features, such as
unique branch office web sites and direct email addresses to each
branch site for enhanced customer service. Handelsbanken joins the
world's top 50 banks that currently call upon the IBM System z
server to run their banking transactions.
"Customers entrust us with their hard earned savings so it's
paramount that we select one of the industry's most powerful and
secure servers - the IBM System z," said Roger Rydberg, technical
manager at Handelsbanken. "System z servers are 'almost perfect'
because of its availability and performance. It allows us to keep
up with business climate changes because we can add or eliminate
capacity any time based on customer demands. We can even make
changes easily without having to stop any services."