December 31, 2011 – by Vance McCarthy
Worldwide, banks are facing the challenge of significantly reducing IT integration costs, said Hans Tesselaar, Program Director at ING Bank and a BIAN member. “As a result, the banking industry is looking for a blueprint from which banks can develop architecture roadmaps that support flexible integration within their existing application landscape as well as with external solutions,” he said.
BIAN’s service landscapes work actually will drive SOA modernization setting the stage for other cutting edge projects for mobile, private cloud and public cloud, Tesselaar said. “Within ING, we have some fifteen years doing SOA but now it is what we call ‘legacy SOA’ because it is difficult to manage and maintain. The BIAN service landscape will help us and other banks modernize their SOA,” he said.