Smarter Banking with CICS Transaction Server

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 22 April 2010

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ISBN-10: 0738434124
ISBN-13: 9780738434124
IBM Form #: SG24-7815-00
(210 pages)

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Authors: Chris Rayns, Neil Ashworth, Peter Beevers, Vesna Eibel, Fabrice Jarassat, Claus T Jensen, Alison Lucas, Anthony Papageorgiou, Alain Roessle, Nigel Williams


It goes without saying that 2009 was a year of unprecedented change in global banking. The challenges that financial institutions are facing require them to cut costs but also to regain trust and improve the service that they provide to an increasingly sophisticated and demanding set of customers.

In the past, siloed and rigid IT systems often inhibited banks in their attempts to re-engineer their business processes. The IBM® smarter banking initiative highlights how more intelligent software can be used to significantly improve the end-to-end integration of banking processes.

In this IBM Redbooks® publication, we aim to show how software technologies, such as SOA, Web 2.0 and event driven architectures, can be used to implement smarter banking solutions. Our focus is on CICS® Transaction Server, which is at the heart of most bank’s core banking implementations.

Table of contents

Part 1. Smarter Banking
Chapter 1. Introduction to Smarter Banking
Chapter 2. Modern banking imperatives
Chapter 3. Smarter Banking scenarios
Part 2. CICS Transaction Server
Chapter 4. CICS and banking
Chapter 5. Event processing support
Chapter 6. Web 2.0 support
Part 3. IBM Smarter Banking showcase
Chapter 7. The IBM Smarter Banking showcase environment
Chapter 8. Enabling business events
Chapter 9. Enabling Web 2.0

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