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UCB steps into Microsoft Enterprise Agreement for best-in-class security solutions

Published : 21 Dec 2022 07:08 PM

United Commercial Bank Limited (UCB), among the largest private sector commercial banks in Bangladesh, signed a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement with Thakral One, a recognised Microsoft Licensing Solution Partner, to deliver exceptional value, cost-savings and best-in-class security.

The Agreement was signed at the UCB Head Office in Gulshan between signatories Abdullah Al Mamoon, Deputy Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of United Commercial Bank and Sook Hoon Cheah, General Manager, Microsoft SEA New Markets. Also in attendance were Kashef Rahman, Senior Vice President and Head of Information Technology at United Commercial Bank, Basab Bagchi, Chief Executive Officer at Thakral One, Mark Walton, Chief Operating Officer, Microsoft SEA New Markets and Yousup Faruqu, Country Managing Director, Microsoft Bhutan, Bangladesh & Nepal in addition to senior personnel from the Bank, Thakral One and Microsoft.

As the Licensing Solution Partner, Thakral One will ensure the Microsoft Enterprise Agreement is an empowering vehicle for the Bank to gain savings, benefits and value, and the flexibility to purchase software services and licenses under one agreement.

Commenting on the agreement, Abdullah Al Mamoon, Deputy Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer of UCB stated, “With the rapid pace of technological changes, we need cutting edge technologies to boost the Bank’s performance, efficiency and protection from an evolving cyber threat landscape. This partnership will enable the Bank to have seamless access to the latest Microsoft software services and licenses, obtain greater value through a manageable and customized commercial licensing program based on the organization’s needs, agility to be competitive and future-ready security deployment.”

“By embracing Microsoft’s latest technologies, UCB will be able to do more with less and gain a competitive edge, enabling their employees to better serve their customers. This partnership also underscores the trust that UCB has placed in Microsoft and demonstrates our commitment to providing best-in-class security and empower one of the largest private banks in Bangladesh to safeguard their customers, employees, data, and infrastructure,” said Sook Hoon Cheah - General Manager, Microsoft SEA New Markets.