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Project Management: Lessons From The Finish Line

Project Management: Lessons From The Finish Line

"Learn to run when feeling the pain: then push harder."
-William Sigei, former 10,000m World Record Holder

For almost 100 years the marathon has been an incredible test of a runner’s commitment and character; a gruelling challenge of 26.2 miles with often months of preparation leading up to that moment you cross the finish line. Each year, Read more

Options: Employer For The Future

Options: Employer For The Future

Options is nominated in this year’s Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards and to celebrate, we’re taking a closer look at our three shortlisted categories: Employer for the Future, Career Inspiration and Best Place to Work.

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May Patch Tuesday: RDP Casts A Chill

May Patch Tuesday: RDP Casts A Chill

Bluekeep – RDP Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

We take every patch Tuesday seriously at Options, but when we noticed that Microsoft had unusually released patches for Windows XP and Server 2003, we got a chill!

Since the end of life date for XP and 2003, Microsoft has only released patches for these operating systems on 4 occasions (including this)… the most infamous being Read more

Options Security, Intelligence & Analytics

Options Security, Intelligence & Analytics

In a world of ever evolving security threats and malicious intent, having the ability to monitor mission critical business components is an invaluable tool. Options’ Security, Intelligence and Analytics (S.I.A) provides in depth visibility in real time and at global scale. By instantly accessing data across a wide and increasing range of systems, S.I.

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Staying Startup In A Growth Company

Staying Startup In A Growth Company

When I joined Options in 2013, I was fortunate enough to already know some of the team having previously worked with them in Wombat, a start-up that went on to dominate the low latency feed handler space and get acquired by NYSE in 2008.

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Building Fitness Into Company Culture

Building Fitness Into Company Culture

‘Your Health is Your Wealth’ – simultaneously a snappy slogan and a wise adage you can use to motivate yourself to keep fit, healthy and well-balanced. In a welcomed trend, many companies have been promoting the concept of their team’s health and wellbeing as a priority.

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Lyft's AWS Spend and the New Economics of Global Infrastructure

Lyft's AWS Spend and the New Economics of Global Infrastructure

Lyft officially began trading on the NASDAQ following an IPO process that has raised some eyebrows, and particularly with regards to their AWS commitment$300m in upfront, committed spend certainly seems like a big number for the infrastructure component of a relatively compact car-booking app, albeit a global one.

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Celebrating Women In Tech

Celebrating Women In Tech

At Options we have always been serious about creating the best global technology organisation in our business. The need for balance across a number of fronts has been a cornerstone of that strategy. Throughout Women’s History Month, we have been discussing gender imbalance and how we can both reinforce and support positive change across the technology and I.

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We Are Women In Tech

We Are Women In Tech

On Wednesday, 6th March, five members of the Options team attended the Women In Technology Conference in Titanic Belfast.  This one-day event was billed to “gather both female and male role models who innovate, challenge and embrace technology” but the attendees from Options found it to be far more than that.

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Bringing Balance to

Bringing Balance to "The Land of the Clones” 

At Options we’re serious about building the best global technology organisation in our business. Creating balance across a number of fronts has been a cornerstone of that strategy.

These include a healthy demographic pyramid, leveraging the knowledge of world-class industry veterans alongside graduates fresh from college.

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