News Banking & Finance
Innovator in Application Operations Teams
We supported an application operations team in the financial sector by rejuvenating or decommissioning old core applications. We used automated configuration management (Puppet), updated OS and application frameworks, standardized and simplified scripts and configuration for a maintainable, environment-indepedent layout.
As well as reworking application monitoring (Check_MK), we created structured operational manuals using Confluence templates and trained internal employees.
We evaluated new technologies (such as Elastic Stack 5), implemented proof-of-concept applications and supported developers with the introduction of the frameworks into existing applications.
AngularJS | Swagger
We developed a browser plugin prototype for a service provider with high security requirements. The plugin supports all common browsers such as Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer in various versions and is also platform- and operating system-independent.
Agile Coaching | Training
We held Scrum, Advanced Scrum Master and Product Owner training sessions for customers in the automobile and insurance industries. We also coached projects in automobile development as well as a large-scale project in strategic purchasing.
We now regularly do large migrations and upgrades of Jira and Confluence, sometimes with thousands of users, and to high-end hardware. We routinely analyse the performance of whole systems and optimize the toolchain from operating system via database to Atlassian application. Usually, we automate significant parts of the transformation processes to minimize effort in the long term. Also, we can create standby solutions to minimize restoration times in case of failure.
Security Audit | Hardening
TNG accomplished a security audit of the frontend systems of a large client for several weeks. By on-site security checks, vulnerabilities of the systems were identified and potential security risks analysed. We accompanied our client during the implementation of measures to increase and then to sustain the security level.
For the IT department of a bank we developed a JIRA reporting plugin, that determined the progress and performance of the IT projects and teams that are managed with JIRA. Issues, working times or events within a certain time frame were evaluated and the results were grouped and sorted in the reports. Already in December 2010 we implemented five JIRA reports which were used by the customer from the beginning of the year on. In the meantime we implemented six further reports. Until the end of the year the plugin shall offer approximately 25 reports.
Technical Due Diligence
For a customer from the finance sector we conducted a technical due diligence at a company, our customer wanted to join in. In the course of the due diligence we analysed the system architecture and performance, IT security aspects, the licencing environment, and the state of the documentation. We reviewed the technical tools, that were used, and the processes for development, project handling, customer support and operations. The result enabled the customer to reach a better investment decision.
Webservice Adapter | Payment System
For a payment technologies provider we developed a SOAP webservice adapter to an existing XML transaction interface. The development mainly takes place within the agile processes of the customer and was finished significantly ahead of time.
With the Pentaho BI Suite, we supported one of our customers in the finance sector in reporting and business intelligence.