Ziraat Bankasi, of which its foundation dates back to 1888, gives service with about 23,000 employees in its 1,460 branch offices. In addition, having 80 foreign branch offices in 19 countries, Ziraat Bankasi has an infrastructure that includes over 25,000 desktop computers. Playing a role in realizing the project, Fintek A.S. was founded in 2001 and usually provides services to Ziraat Bankasi and its affiliates mainly in infrastructure management, operations, strategy and investment planning consultancy, corporate software and implementation solutions, and project management services.
As a consequence of providing services to a computer infrastructure which includes a huge number of geographically distributed computers, Ziraat Bankasi was briefly having difficulties in a number of essential areas.
“By Intel® vPro™ technology, we obtained a strong tool that allows us to control a huge number of distributive structured processors remotely and make inventory tracking. By upgrading our 18,500 Intel® Pentium® 4 computers with the 2nd generation Intel® vPro™ technology, we will save about 500,000 U.S. dollars in a year only from the energy consumption costs and about 500,000 U.S. dollars in a year from the annual field service and labor costs, thanks to these advanced remote management and repair features. This means a total of one million U.S. dollars yearly savings,” says Deputy Director General Yunus Uygur Kocaoglu.