Barclays Zimbabwe upgrades infrastructure
COMPUTINGBy BiztechAfrica - Aug. 20, 2012, 9:12 a.m.
Barclays Bank in Zimbabwe has upgraded its IT infrastructure and is looking to solar power for its ATMs.
The bank has completed the first phase of a fibre optic WAN project to improve communication between its ATMs, and is now looking to solar power to keep the ATMs operational during power cuts.
Barclays managing director George Guvamatanga said power interruptions were increasing the bank's operating costs, and ultimately increasing consumer costs for banking services.
He said the bank had piloted the use of solar energy as an alternative power source for some ATMs and was considering rolling out solar power systems to more sites.
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