Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 47 | Page 28

PROJECT UPDATE LATEST REGIONAL PROJECT UPDATE KUWAIT Ahli Bank of Kuwait (ABK) has announced the launch of the new Tasdeed service to enrich its portfolio of innovative products and services under its ‘Simpler Banking’ strategy. The solution caters specifically for Point Of Sale (POS) and E-Com Online Payment Gateway transactions to the Kuwait ministries and government authorities. Cardholders cannot use the card for any other form of payment. The Tasdeed service can be requested through any ABK branch and is exclusively for ABK customers. KSA STC has launched a maintenance and technical support centre accredited by Apple for smart devices. Young Saudi men and women, who are specialised in maintaining Apple products and providing technical support, will manage the centre. Located in Al Ghadir in Riyadh, the centre aims to expand STC’s services to ultimately satisfy the largest segment possible of customers and improve operational efficiency as a part of the company strategy. Similar centres are expected to open in other regions. 28 INTELLIGENTCIO