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About Eze Castle Integration

Eze Castle Integration is the leading provider of private cloud solutions, technology and IT services for the global alternative asset management industry. Visit www.eci.com to learn more about our complete offerings.

Black Friday + Cyber Monday IT Security Scams to Be Aware Of

Some of us might be preparing to feast this Thanksgiving and start preparing for the unofficial start to holiday shopping, retail stores are getting ready for their biggest days yet – Black Friday and Cyber Monday. While consumers are searching the internet high and low for the best deals, cyber criminals and hackers are searching high and low for their next victims. Black Friday and […]

Preparing Your Tech Infrastructure for the Future

Having a strong technology infrastructure in place is the backbone to any successful business. It helps firms to ensure uptime, unlock maximum operating efficiency and be risk-averse. A ‘strong’ infrastructure model is futureproof. It’s capable of responding quickly and effectively to any new opportunities and threats in the ever-evolving landscape that businesses operate in today. Firms are encouraged to evaluate […]

Exploring the Cost of Unexpected Downtime

When it comes to protecting your business, you can never be too prepared. In the competitive investment management world, downtime for any reason is not an option. Whether it be a natural disaster, inclement weather, or even a flu epidemic sweeping the office, your firm needs to have both Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plans to ensure that your firm doesn’t undergo the costly […]

Eze Castle Launches an Educational Series for Cybersecurity Awareness Month

You may have read in our recent blog posts that October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Of course, at Eze Castle Integration, we love to talk about IT security for alternative investment and professional services firms. To participate in National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Eze Castle Integration is launching a Cybersecurity Educational Series to guide the alternative investment industry through the complex and […]

eBook: 7 Steps to Create a Business Continuity Plan

When confronted with unexpected business disruptions, alternative investment firms must react swiftly, methodically and successfully or else risk significant financial loss. This level of response requires extensive business continuity planning to ensure all aspects of a firm’s business are evaluated and protected. Our newest eBook, 7 Steps to Create a Business Continuity Plan, will cover the following: What is a […]

Disaster Recovery Testing: Frequently Asked Questions

An often overlooked, but critical component of disaster recovery (DR) solutions is testing. If regular testing is a critical component of an effective DR solution, why do many firms fail to do so? The most common reasons include: a lack of time to commit to DR testing; a lack of understanding as to how to go about testing their solutions; and […]

Impact of Accepting or Declining Cookies

It’s likely that you’ve noticed a “Privacy and Cookie Policies” popup at the top or bottom of a web page while browsing the internet. You may even be mindlessly “Accepting” or “Declining” to give or deny the site permission to track your cookies without even thinking of the consequences. However, choosing to accept or decline a website’s cookies does impact […]

Making the Most of Your IT Budget

Worldwide IT spend is predicted to reach $3.7 trillion in 2018, a steady 4.5 percent up from 2017, as forecasted by Gartner. With spend on IT increasing each year, it’s evident that businesses worldwide acknowledge the importance of having a robust IT infrastructure in place to deliver seamless business operations. But, this also means that firms today are challenged with […]

New Infographic! 4 Common Misconceptions About the Hybrid Cloud

Financial institutions and firms continue to embrace cloud computing technology. For years, there has been the discussion about whether public or private cloud platforms were more suitable to financial and investment management firms. And that debate continues, but with the addition of a new player – the hybrid cloud.  While the hybrid cloud is rising in popularity for firms, there are still some common […]

5 Qualities to Look for in a Cloud Consultant

Embarking on a journey to the cloud is inevitable for most organizations based on the advantages provided by these on-demand platforms. However, a cloud migration can be complex and require careful guidance, planning and project management. Following are five attributes to look for when vetting a cloud consultant. Depth and Quality of Staff Before selecting a cloud consultant for your […]