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Issue 9 (December 2008) Feature Story

CCB Goes Live With IBM Parallel Sysplex and CICSPlex for CardLinK

On 24th Oct 2008, China Construction Bank went LIVE with a smooth cutover to a Parallel Sysplex and CICSPlex implementation for CardLinK ­ Atos Origin's integrated card payments solution.

The successful execution marks an important milestone for China Construction Bank (CCB) and Atos Origin, as we have achieved the landmark of being the world's first Parallel Sysplex and CICSPlex implementation on the CardLinK solution. Challenges at CCB With years of dynamic growth and the increasing popularity of credit cards in China, CCB requires greater processing capacity to support the continual growth of the credit card business. CCB already has a Sysplex environment with multiple mainframes but their credit card application did not exploit the potential improvement in performance and availability that such an environment offers. These factors compelled CCB to work together with Atos Origin to design, develop and implement Parallel Sysplex and CICSPlex for CardLinK. Benefits to CCB The introduction of Parallel Sysplex and CICSPlex for CardLinK allows CCB to achieve a higher processing capacity with more CPU processing power and virtual memory to run its CardLinK application in multiple CICS regions. After the successful cutover, CCB is now able to support 4 times its current daily card transaction volume and also able to support over 100 million cards with improved hardware. In addition, with file segmentation and multiple partitions available to parallel run the CardLinK batch jobs, the batch processing time in CCB has been shortened significantly. Last but not least, with this implementation, CardLinK's system availability at CCB is enhanced and capable of non-disruptive hardware change. Two Teams, One Goal This project to conceptualise, develop and implement Parallel Sysplex and CICSPlex for CardLinK would not have been possible without the contribution from CCB and Atos Origin, as well as IBM. In particular, inputs from many experts in different areas of expertise were sought to bring to fruition the conceptualisation of this project. The testing phase of the project also proved to be decidedly challenging in terms of resources and its conclusion was made possible because of the commitment and perseverance of the project teams. "We hereby thank all the project team members for their support and selfless dedication to the success of this implementation. The project teams from both companies have demonstrated an exception level of professionalism and capabilities that resulted in a well-coordinated system cutover."­ Zhu Xiao Guang, China Construction Bank

Product

Updates

Finance

News Jab

IM now supports CUP networks

Interchange Module CUP (China Union Pay) module is now available for interface with ASCCEND issuing system.

Files Supported: · Single Message Issuer Batch File (For ATM) · Dispute Details File · Dual Message Issuer Settlement File (For POS) · Dual Message Issuer Statistic File (For POS) The availability of IM-CUP module allows issuers to cater to the frequent travelers into China. The issuers can offer the card holders a convenient and efficient means of payment both in domestic market and in the People's Republic of China.

Allied Bank launches two new cards on ASCCEND solution

Finance

News Jab

From left:

Fol Rana Jr (FVP, Credit Card Department Head) Gan Pei Wee (Atos Origin Country Sales Manager, Philippines) Tee Kee Ming (Atos Origin VP, Banking & Finance AP) Peter Yap (EVP, Retail Banking Group Head) Teri Tan (VP, Credit Card Department Deputy Head)

Issue 9

Focused agenda attracts regional executives to 16th Annual ACU Conference

June, 2008

Allied Bank in the Philippines went LIVE with Atos Origin's ASCCEND solution in October 2007 and has since seen aggressively expanding their credit card business, offering attractive card programs with creative payment options and packed with exclusive services and incentives. In June 2008, Allied Bank along with Philippines Airlines (PAL) launched 2 premium products, Mabuhay Miles WORLD MasterCard and PLATINUM MasterCard, targeting the affluent individuals and the frequent flyers. The cardholders of the 2 new cards will have full access to their credit line anywhere in the world, along with separate peso-dollar billings for their local and international transactions, respectively. It offers the option to pay dollar billings in peso currency, which will automatically be based on the exchange rate of the day.

Themed the "Profit Strategies For The New Card Payment Landscape", the 16th Annual Asian Cards User (ACU) Conference took place in the beautiful shores of Nusa Dua, where close to 80 credit card executives around the region discussed and debated on card payment strategies to keep up with the trend and to sustain a profitable credit card business. The conference agenda mixed presentations, interactive discussion sessions and networking opportunities. It provided ample opportunities for everyone who took part to gain knowledge, exchange experience and generally build their network. The ACU Committee Group would like to again thank all the sponsors, speakers and attendees for their support and participation.

For more information http://www.acugroup.org on ACU, please visit

Other

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Atos Origin's 2008 third quarter result

31 October 2008 - Atos Origin announced revenue for the three months ended 30 September 2008. On the new scope excluding Italy sold on 31 January 2008 and AEMS Exchange sold on 5 August 2008, third quarter revenue amounted to EUR 1,329 million representing an organic growth of +5.3 per cent. On a year-to-date basis, revenue reached EUR 4,072 million with organic growth at +6.3 per cent. The IT team and the scale of the IT infrastructure has been similar to that in Athens, yet in comparison to the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, the IT team has:

· Provided the IT systems and software that processed and

LCL selects Atos Origin to implement a secure banking Web 2.0 messaging service

29 October 2008 - Atos Worldline, an Atos Origin Company, was selected by French bank LCL to develop, build, run and host a secure banking Web 2.0 messaging service dedicated to client-advisor interaction. Through the development of this innovative, secure and confidential communication channel, Atos Worldline is supporting one of the leading French bank to strengthen and widen its already existing client communication channels. The service targets a specific group of clients who have subscribed to the secure, on-line banking site LCL Interactif.

activated 70 percent more accreditations ­ more than 340,000 in total

· Securely processed more than 80 percent more competition

data for media and news agencies worldwide ­ totalling 1.5 million messages

· Enabled almost 50 percent more stories to be published

each day in English by the Olympic News Service ­ totalling an average of 500 stories a day. Around half of these have been translated into French or Chinese

· Added 40 percent more sports disciplines, eight in total, to

SEPA survey conducted by Atos Consulting and Deloitte

30 September 2008 -The launch of SEPA Credit Transfer in January 2007 marked the first tentative step towards the implementation of SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area). However, European businesses are insufficiently prepared for the implications of SEPA and seize its opportunities. Furthermore, the banking sector seems unable to offer reliable and adequate support to the businessworld. These are the findings of the SEPA survey conducted by Atos Consulting and Deloitte among the members of the European Association of Corporate Treasurers in 9 European countries.

the Commentator Information System to provide broadcasters with more detailed, real-time information about more sports

· Supported approximately around 30 percent more hits on the

intranet for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games ­ INFO2008 ­ averaging around 1.2 million hits each day

· Collected and filtered more than 12 million IT security events

each day to detect any potential security risk for the Olympic Games IT systems. From these, less than 100 were identified as real issues. All were resolved, so there was no impact at all on the Olympic Games.

Atos Origin and NYSE Euronext Complete transaction on AEMS joint venture

6 August 2008 - Atos Origin and NYSE Euronext (NYSE Euronext: NYX), the world's leading exchange group, announced the completion of their transaction in which NYSE Euronext acquires the 50% stake in Atos Euronext Market Solutions (AEMS) owned by Atos Origin, and Atos Origin acquires AEMS's third-party Clearing and Settlement and Capital Markets businesses.

Atos Origin smashes IT records during Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

25 August 2008 - Atos Origin has successfully delivered the IT infrastructure that makes the Olympic Games happen and transmits the results worldwide in less than 0.3 seconds.

Highlights

Atos Origin launch Payments Solutions Certification Program

News

Training curriculum available in 2009 includes:

· CardLinK Version 2 workshops · CardLinK workshops · ASCCEND workshops · COSES workshops · Interchange Management (IM) workshop · Essentis Interchange (EI) workshop

Upon completion of each workshop, each attendee will receive a certificate to endorse the achievement of knowledge in the content covered by the workshop. Contact us for more information on how our workshops can help

Introducing Atos Origin Payments Solutions Certification Program ­ a new education initiative that aims to help individuals and organisations to hone their proficiency on Atos Origin payments solutions.

you take your business to the next level. Email: [email protected] Phone: +65 6496 3888

Why choose training workshops from Atos Origin?

Our training workshops help you to utilitise the capabilities of Atos Origin payments solutions to their fullest potential, thus maximizing your investments. Being the market leader of card payments solutions in Asia, we are on top of trends in the industry and understand the everyday challenges faced by you and your staff.

Editorial Team

Editorial Board

· Tee Kee Ming · Yah Chwee Don · Lau Tang Trong · Samuel Phan · John Lee · Ooi Hui Long

Who should attend?

· Policy makers · Managers and supervisors · Customer service officers · Systems analysts / administrators · Business analysts · Credit card centre users and DP personnels

AboutAtos

Origin

Atos Origin is an international consulting and information technology (IT) services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenues are more than EUR 5.8 billion and it employs 50,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games. In Asia Pacific, Atos Origin has its regional headquarters in Singapore and has 2,000 employees in 8 countries and regions servicing clients in Financial Services; Discrete Manufacturing; Telecom & Utilities; Process Industries; CPG/Retail and Public Sector.

December 2008

Atos Origin Asia Pacific is ranked amongst the top 30 IT Professional Services players by Gartner * and is a top 50 IT company in ZDNet Asia's Top Tech Index 2006/7; We are also ranked amongst the top 25 enterprise players in the financial services industry by American Banker and Financial Insights (an IDC company) in Nov 2007.

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