IBM z Systems – Engines of Progress

Customer success stories

The world’s most innovative companies are using z Systems to reshape the fabric of our businesses, our infrastructures, and our lives. They analyse big data to help their organisations, use mobile apps to better deliver products to customers and deploy secure and reliable cloud infrastructures to improve efficiency and economics.

Some innovations are so big they go beyond changing the technology landscape — they change how we see the world. The thought leaders driving these innovations are revolutionizing industries and pushing their competitors to do better – to do more.

With the mainframe, they make the extraordinary possible. They are the Engines of Progress. See the stories and videos:

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Kenya Power

Kenya Power is using z Systems to reach their goal of increasing access to energy by 50 percent over the next two years.

Kenya Power. Watch the video (00:03:35)

Kenya Power is the main distributer, transmitter, and retailer of electricity in Kenya... We are not allowed one minute of downtime. For that zero percent downtime on the IBM mainframe, we are very grateful.

— Samuel Ndirangu, General Manager of Information and Communication Technology, Kenya Power


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Tesco

Tesco uses z Systems to create a seamless multi-channel shopping experience for its customers, online and in-store.

Tesco. Watch the video (00:02:42)

Every time our customers go pay on the Internet, they go through the mainframe. Every time they redeem a voucher for their loyalty card in store, they go through the mainframe. It has absolutely changed everything about our business.

— Mike McNamara, Chief Information Officer, Tesco


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Travelport

With z Systems, Travelport’s online travel marketplace operates in real time.

Travelport. Watch the video (00:02:44)

Travelport processed transactions in the order of 900 billion system messages last year in order to generate 120 million airline tickets. We haven’t found anything that can do that with the same level of reliability, security and speed than the mainframe.

— Gordon Wilson, President & CEO, Travelport


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Citi

Citi relies on z Systems to process around 150,000 transactions per second, giving its customers unprecedented access to data to manage their own finances.

Citi. Watch the video (00:03:30)

[Our] mission around the world is really to try to improve every country in which we have the honor to serve… the mainframe provides Citi the opportunity to bring world-class innovation to life.

— Don Callahan, Head of Operations and Technology, Citi


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First National Bank, South Africa

As mobile device usage spread across Africa, z Systems helps one of the continent’s largest banks provide upward mobility to millions of customers through mobile banking.

First National Bank, South Africa. Watch the video (00:03:32)

As we move to this digital bank space, we're getting better information, people are becoming more informed and making better decisions and running better businesses. That's creating the cycle of growth and I think data is at the center of that.

— Tinashe Ruzane, Head of Business Development and Special Projects, Awethu Project


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Visa

Visa processes more than 150 million transactions a day through its real-time global network. Thanks to z Systems, it is operational 99.999 percent of the time.

Visa. Watch the video (00:03:05)

The last 20 years we’ve had zero downtime during the holiday shopping season and you know that’s a key testament to not only the way VisaNet was architected but the partner we have in IBM.

— Jim McCarthy, Senior Vice President, Innovation and Strategic Partnerships, Visa Inc.


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Walmart

The world’s largest retailer uses z Systems to help 250 million people a week save money and live better.

Walmart. Watch the video (00:02:45)

We recognize our global opportunity to serve our customers and if we can give them anytime, anywhere access to Walmart whether or not that be in brick and mortar or online, we feel like that we can fulfill Sam's mission, which is to save people money so that they can live better.

— Kendall Trainor, Senior Director, Replenishment, Walmart


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Miami-Dade County, Zhuhai City, CNAV

IBM z Systems enables government agencies to offer improved services, faster insights and continuous access to over 100 million citizens around the world.

Miami-Dade County, Zhuhai City, CNAV. Watch the video (00:02:55)

Our goal is to provide better services for all of its residents to provide them more conveniently, to provide them at lower cost, and to expand the number of services that we do provide to make life much better

— Adrienne Di Prima, Data Centre Director, Miami-Dade County


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Met Office

The United Kingdom’s national weather service processes 10 million daily weather observations faster and more accurately with z Systems.

Met Office. Watch the video (00:02:16)

It's incredibly important that the customers trust what they've been given. The sooner we can get our forecast out, the sooner we can advise people, the sooner they are able to make decisions to change plans and to improve the outcomes.

— Phil Evans, Director of Government Services, Met Office


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Swiss Re

The 150-year old bank uses z Systems to evolve how insurers and governments calculate risk and protect their economic stability after natural disasters.

Swiss Re. Watch the video (00:03:20)

The more we know about risk, the better we can manage it, the better we can help our clients manage their risk, the better we can help them avoid risk where it can be avoided economically. And, the better we can help them to design systems that can withstand the forces of nature.

— Andreas Schraft, Managing Director, Natural Hazards, Swiss Re


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Business Connexion

Africa's largest IT service provider uses z Systems to bring services like Internet, banking and telemedicine to remote populations across the continent.

Business Connexion. Watch the video (00:03:06)

Africa is challenged in so many ways, lack of infrastructure, social disease, war, they are the challenges that most continents don’t have. Everything that comes out of Africa is almost impossible, we wanted to make the impossible possible through technology.

— Benjamin Mophatlane, CEO, Business Connexion


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New York Municipalities Shared Cloud

IBM Research and SCA have partnered to help bring the resources of 1,600 disparate New York municipalities into a shared cloud, saving them a projected 25% of their annual IT budget.

New York Municipalities Shared Cloud. Watch the video (00:03:31)

Change starts by asking the difficult questions and finding innovative solutions. Cloud isn't just for IT anymore; it's for the business.

— Wil LaBossier, President Software Consulting Associates


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