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Google Bucks Security Trends In Using .XYZ Domain

Google Bucks Security Trends In Using .XYZ Domain

Google recently chose to use abc.xyz as its registered domain name for its new holding company, ‘Alphabet’. Apparently it did so due to the limited choice of traditional domain names, with abc.net and abc.

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Making Customer Success A Reality: A Technical Account Manager’s Perspective

Making Customer Success A Reality: A Technical Account Manager’s Perspective

In enterprise IT, flagship clients can make or break a company, but landing them is often the easy part. Your sales team can close all the major accounts you want, but if you’ve got a revolving door because of substandard account management, word spreads fast. The personal relationships our account managers build with clients is a vital part of the Read more

Spear Phishing In Financial Services: A New, More Covert Style of Attack

Spear Phishing In Financial Services: A New, More Covert Style of Attack

To download Options’ most recent cybersecurity whitepaper click here.

The term phishing is well known in most security-conscious businesses and users have generally become more discerning of clumsily-formatted mails notifying them that the Amazon order they didn’t place is awaiting collection.

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Why We Have Travelled 500,000 Miles In 12 Months

Why We Have Travelled 500,000 Miles In 12 Months

With the growth of remote working and (almost) reliable video conferencing, travel for work is becoming less and less frequent. That said, for a company like Options, with over 200 customers across 4 continents and 5 time zones, travel is always going to play a huge role. At Read more

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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