Core processing vendors have become commonplace for a one-stop shopping center for everything from core processing to firewall-network support. It's hard not to pass up such a packaged deal that would allow all IT services outside of core processing to be bundled and packaged on one nice invoice that can be accompanied with discounts for extended years guaranteed. Sometimes it just makes sense to bundle it all from a financial and vendor management position.
However, one must take into account things such as, what is the main function of the company, how many other customers are signed up for the same package as my bank, how is the quality of IT network service compared to
other vendors, who's prime function is IT network support. These are just some considerations to take when evaluating a bundled service from a core provider.