In 1994, a prominent UK bank embarked on a major project to implement a unified operating system across its vast network of 2,000 branches. The bank recognised the need to upgrade its network infrastructure to accommodate the increased bandwidth requirements. As part of this initiative, the founder of SI Futures was assigned to automate the standard build process for workstations and servers. This prompted him to explore how choosing network components would impact the operating system rollout.
Intrigued by the potential to minimise installation costs and empower branch staff, he asked three network hardware vendors—3Com, Bay, and Cisco: “How does your equipment contribute to improving the operating system rollout?” Surprisingly, none of the vendors considered the bank’s business requirements. Their responses focused solely on the ‘bells and whistles’ their equipment offered without explaining how these features would assist the bank in achieving its objectives. It was this realisation that led to the inception of SI Futures.
At SI Futures, we pride ourselves on undertaking a deeper understanding of your business needs. Our approach revolves around overseeing the coordinated deployment and management of all IT services crucial to your business. We refrain from offering unnecessary bells and whistles unless we know their significance in driving your business’s success. Our aim is to deliver tangible benefits by providing comprehensive solutions that seamlessly integrate with your existing systems, ensuring effectiveness and reliability. We believe in forging partnerships with our clients and developing solutions that align technology with your specific business requirements. Our focus is on enabling you to achieve meaningful business objectives that truly matter. With SI Futures, you can expect tailored solutions and a commitment to matching technology to your unique needs, ultimately driving your success.