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Every IT Asset Is A [Security] Liability

Every IT Asset Is A [Security] Liability

To download Options’ most recent cybersecurity whitepaper click here.

During my time at university in the 90s, the Internet and its use in academia was something of a novelty, if not a luxury.  GUI “PCs” with 256mb hard drives, 3.5” floppies together with the formative applications were considered the latest thing. Few students were required to use computers as part of their studies.

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The Options Graduate Handbook: Seven Top Tips For Success

The Options Graduate Handbook: Seven Top Tips For Success

When I first joined Options there was no such thing as a graduate scheme and my very existence as a ‘graduate’ hire clearly puzzled many of my new colleagues. That said, following a conversation with Options COO Danny Moore, during which he asked me if I fancied six weeks away from the Belfast office, I was quickly thrust into the thick of things.

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Delivering Business Critical Financial Applications Via Citrix

Delivering Business Critical Financial Applications Via Citrix

In recent years, financial service organizations have increasingly demanded flexible and innovative ways for employees to securely and reliably access business critical applications from the office, at home and whilst travelling across the globe. With over 20 years’ experience hosting front, middle and back-office financial systems and applications, Options are well positioned to deliver the right technology to meet such demands - the Read more

Options Attends AdventConnect 2015

Options Attends AdventConnect 2015

Last week, we attended the AdventConnect conference in the so called ‘Sin City’, Las Vegas. Advent’s annual U.S. conference attracts around 1,000 delegates, all of whom are there to learn about the latest technology and hottest industry trends, while of course connecting with influential decision makers from all segments of the investment management industry.

Given the Read more

Pricing Integrity In Managed IT - Part Two

Pricing Integrity In Managed IT - Part Two

‘Smoke and mirrors’ is one of the more common answers when we ask a new client why they are migrating to the Options platform from a competitor. Put another way, Options doesn’t do hidden charges. Two of our biggest competitors take the exact opposite approach.

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Pricing Integrity In Managed IT - Part One

Pricing Integrity In Managed IT - Part One

You take your car in to be repaired and the garage quotes you $2k for the work involved. When they’re done, the garage calls you back to say there was more involved than anticipated and it’s actually going to cost you $3k.

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Introducing Options Advisory

Introducing Options Advisory

A little earlier today we announced that Options had acquired the financial technology consultancy firm, Jake Roy Pillar. It’s a deal we’ve been working on for a number of months and we are delighted to be able to formally welcome the JRP team to the Options family. There is more on the announcement Read more

Ten Reasons We Love Equinix

Ten Reasons We Love Equinix

To download our managed colocation whitepaper click here.

At Options, ‘delivery’ (or getting stuff done, in simpler terms) and ‘customer service’ are two of our driving passions. They resonate through every decision we make; where we invest, where we locate our offices and the people we hire.

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Observations from STAC NYC

Observations from STAC NYC

Time well spent at the STAC conference yesterday- I’m happy to say we’ve joined the group given the important role it plays in establishing an evidence based technology and vendor dialogue in the FinTech community.

A few observations…

  • The largest event attendance to date, and professionally managed. Hats off to STAC for how far they’ve come (Peter reminded me we were the very Read more

Cybersecurity: Is Business Process The Next ‘Attack Surface’?

Cybersecurity: Is Business Process The Next ‘Attack Surface’?

To download Options’ most recent cybersecurity whitepaper click here.

Cybersecurity is rapidly becoming the single biggest issue facing hedge funds and asset managers. Each and every week we hear of a new breach or bug, and their complexity is only increasing.

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