Dar es Salaam. Absa Group Limited has announced that it has successfully migrated the banking platform used by six of its African subsidiaries from Barclays Plc’s data centre in the United Kingdom to Absa’s data centre in South Africa.
The subsidiaries include that from Botswana, Ghana, Mauritius, Barclays Tanzania, Seychelles and Zambia. The migration, which took place between April 12 and 14, entailed moving customer transaction-processing capability and data from IT systems owned and housed by Barclays to systems owned by Absa in South Africa.
According to the statement provided by Absa regional communications manager Rania Hasanen during the migration, which is part of Absa Group’s separation from Barclays PLC, banking services were temporarily unavailable, but the customers were not affected as they were informed prior. “The successful completion of the project, which was large and complex and one of our key platinum projects, is another significant milestone in Absa’s separation from Barclays,” quoted Absa’s chief executive of engineering services Paul O’Flaherty.