Halifax - Leeds and Reading, England
In 1996, Halifax Britain's largest mutual bank has chosen
ViewStar to provide a 23,000-seat
the largest in history, at an estimated cost of £90 million.
In July 1997, in the little village of Copley, next to the town of Halifax in Yorkshire, England
I have met with a team of engineers from a local distributor of IBM's Tivoli software.
Following several meetings, I have devised a full specification and went on to develop an integration facility
for the two systems, ViewStar and Tivoli. This integration software designed for the Halifax Business
Centers administration, as part of the Centralized Workflow Administration for the Mosaix ViewStar
workflow, provided Tivoli with comprehensive reports on various aspects of the workflow system status.
Any number of such reports could be triggered asynchronuosly and were dealt with by the Viewstar system
on a "First In First Out" (FIFO) basis.
After a short visit to the Halifax Business Center in Leeds, that serviced nearly 700 users, I was
assigned the task of System Administrator at the Reading Business Center, through the first phases
of the workflow rollout period. During this phase of live implementation the Production and Training
workflow systems at Reading, were licensed to more than 150 users.
Barclays Global Investors (BGI)- Sydney, NSW, Australia
Migrated the ViewStar workflow software from Novell to Windows NT4 Servers,
from Windows 3.1 to Windows NT4 clients and the database from Microsoft SQL Server version 4.21
to version 6.5.
Further enhanced the workflow application, to include transactional data entry
and interfaces with data sets extracted from a Sybase cash flow back-office system.
1997 - 1998