GFT’s Personal Touch Outsourcing Effective for Financial Services Sector

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Mobility & ITIL to drive outsourcing in 2012

GFT UK Managing Director, Christopher Ortiz outlined the company’s personal, high-touch outsourcing for the financial services sector in the Sunday Telegraph’s Outsourcing Report on 12th February.

He predicts that GFT’s brand of outsourcing will be important in 2012, as banks work to meet demand for mobility and IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) projects. The company is also developing its regulatory compliance practice for the financial services sector, focusing on FATCA and big data.

A strategic IT partner for financial institutions, GFT ( was established in Germany in 1987 and has spent the last ten years in the UK providing innovative IT services, supporting its investment banking clients in optimising their business processes.

GFT’s technical Centres of Competence are based in Brazil and Spain and complement the company’s local London and New York onsite consulting engagements primarily in the Capital Markets of Financial Services.

GFT will also be at CeBIT 2012, presenting new, modular mobile banking apps which meet the needs of both banks and their customers. These apps include; photographic verification and safe SMS transfers, biometric transaction authorisation and a-touch, a screen-based tool for wealth management.

About GFT

As a strategic IT partner based in Stuttgart, Germany, the GFT Group helps companies optimise their business processes by providing intelligent IT systems and highly skilled specialists. Under the motto “inspiring IT”, GFT converts cutting-edge technological developments into sustainable business models.

GFT is one of the world’s leading IT service suppliers for the finance sector. It enables financial institutions to quickly and securely utilise modern technologies in order to enhance their long-term competitive standing. GFT combines established technological experience with comprehensive industry expertise, in order to develop, implement and maintain customised IT solutions. With its international network of experts, GFT offers companies in all sectors the opportunity to flexibly manage the staffing of their technology projects.

For 25 years, GFT has stood for technological expertise, innovative strength and outstanding quality. Founded in 1987 by its current CEO, Ulrich Dietz, GFT achieved revenues of around €248 million in 2010. The GFT Group is represented in seven countries by its 22 local facilities. A global team of over 1,300 employees and 1,300 external consultants implement complex IT projects across various countries. The GFT share is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

For more press information contact:

Kate Warwick, PR Savvy
Tel: +44 78 1069 7282 Email: kate(dot)warwick(at)prsavvy(dot)co(dot)uk


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