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.
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.
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.
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.
As a managed infrastructure provider, Options have a unique insight into market growth around the world as conveyed through the needs of our clients. Mapping those insights against wider market trends to anticipate future client need is a critical part of our product management process. It drives preemptive investment and allows us to offer aggressive pricing based on projected client requirements (rather than reduced known requirements).
Here at Options, we hit yet another major milestone – 10,000 devices are now live in our monitoring environment. This generates a combined 200,000 checks on the platform, approximately 500 checks per second! From Operating Systems, Server Hardware, Network Infrastructure and Storage to bespoke Application monitoring, there is nothing we can’t cover. All of this across 40 data center locations worldwide and countless customer offices.
It's a phrase that you've probably heard a pilot announce just before takeoff. It means the flight attendant should check their designated door is closed and the emergency slide is armed before crossing over and double checking their colleagues work on the other side.
Given the ever-rising number of security threats out there, it is hard to tell the good from the bad these days. It’s even harder to figure out what security solution is best for your business. A stand-alone anti-virus software paired up with multiple anti-malware solutions on a single endpoint can muddy the waters.