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Gen-i hosts Jade Software’s new mobile banking solution

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Gen-i hosts Jade Software’s new mobile banking solution

Jade Software’s JOOB mobile banking solution, hosted on Gen-i’s ReadyCloud Server, enables fast, affordable & secure mobile banking application development & deployment

AUCKLAND, 14 November 2012 – Jade Software has chosen a Gen-i cloud environment to host its latest mobile banking application solution.

Jade Software’s JOOB mobile banking solution enables financial institutions to develop and deploy mobile banking applications faster, affordably and more securely.

It is being hosted on Gen-i’s ReadyCloud Server infrastructure-as-a-service environment, which offers a secure, reliable and scalable hosted platform.

JOOB helps businesses innovate by designing and mobilising customer experiences. Its mobile banking solution enables financial institutions to meet increased customer demand for secure mobile banking, whilst providing all the features to make managing money on-the-go easy.

The explosion of smart devices means financial institutions need to focus on enhancing mobile banking experiences to attract and retain customers, says Herman Rooseboom, Jade Software’s Director of JOOB Strategy and Partners.

“Research shows that 42% of tablet and 39% of smartphone owners now use these devices for everyday banking,” says Rooseboom.

“The financial services industry is changing rapidly and therefore innovation is essential in this sector as increasingly, competing on price and product alone is no longer enough.”

The JOOB mobile banking solution provides financial institutions like banks with the tools to rapidly and affordably develop state-of-the-art applications, which are hosted in Gen-i’s scalable and secure ReadyCloud environment.

“This is a unique offering in New Zealand and rare across the world, and is of particular importance to financial services organisations with fewer resources or funds to develop bespoke applications,” says Rooseboom.

“It means they now have the opportunity to offer an enhanced customer experience with innovative new services that are safe, reliable and can scale up or down according to their needs.”

With transaction and customer data stored in a secure, environment hosted locally in one of Gen-i’s tier 3 data centres, the JOOB mobile banking solution meets the security and compliance demands of financial institutions, says Rooseboom.

In addition, with applications hosted by Gen-i, JOOB clients have access to Gen-i’s help desk for technical support and monitoring services for added security and reliability.

Gen-i is proud to be supporting Jade in helping its customers to deliver a better mobile banking experience through its mobile banking solution, says Leanne Buer, Gen-i’s acting General Manager – Marketing.

“Jade is a great example of a New Zealand business delivering innovative solutions. We are delighted to be supporting this level of innovation within the financial sector.”

In addition to Jade Software, Gen-i is working with a number of other providers to offer mobile application platform solutions to its clients.

“Our clients increasingly demand the ability to interact with their staff and customers through mobile applications, as they look for ways to strengthen their end-user relationships through mobile delivery of updates, offers and alerts,” says Buer

“We are excited to have initiatives underway with some of the world’s leading mobile application platform vendors, including Jade Software, to deliver this capability to our clients.”

Gen-i’s ReadyCloud Server is the ideal environment for hosting mobile banking applications, adds Buer.

“ReadyCloud Server is hosted locally in a world class data centre, which is co-located in Telecom’s Auckland Exchange building. This provides Jade’s clients in the financial sector using the JOOB Mobile application development platform with the assurance that their data is located in a resilient, reliable and secure environment, supported by our people here in New Zealand.”

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About Jade Software
The Jade group of global companies designs innovative products and solutions that manage, protect and securely mobilise the world’s leading organisations. Jade markets and sells its products through the JOOB, Wynyard and Jade Software brands in more than in 80 countries and has offices in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Dubai, Australia and New Zealand.

About JOOB
JOOB helps businesses innovate by designing and mobilising customer experiences. The JOOB Mobile platform was a finalist in the 2011 Microsoft TechEd North America awards for strategic importance to market, competitive advantage and value for customers. For more information please visit www.joobworld.com

About Gen-i
Gen-i is at the forefront of helping customers take advantage of the convergence of technology and telecommunications, and the new opportunities this makes possible. Gen-i works alongside its 2,700 corporate, government and business customers to deliver seamless hosted and integrated ICT solutions. A member of the Telecom New Zealand Group, Gen-i achieves this with the support of 2,500 highly skilled people in 19 locations across New Zealand and Australia. For more information on Gen-i, visit www.gen-i.co.nz

About Gen-i ReadyCloud Services
Gen-i’s ReadyCloud Services are a suite of Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions that deliver on-demand network-delivered infrastructure with built in management and support. They bring together the best technology from global leaders and includes VMWare, EMC SAN and IBM host servers to provide clients with a high end service at a very competitive price.

ReadyCloud Server provides a hosted ICT environment which enables the deployment of highly available, cost effective and agile computing on demand. ReadyCloud Server utilises virtualisation technologies and enables businesses to easily select the virtual servers, storage and software resources they need today, with the flexibility to scale up or down to meet changing requirements.

ReadyCloud Server is delivered as a flexible, scalable, utility-based service model. It is sold in pooled resource bundles which can be assembled into different virtual machine CPU and memory combinations. Standard monthly pricing starts from $650 (excluding GST) which includes 5GHz of CPU and 10GB of memory.

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