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Top Questions to Ask a Cloud Service Provider

Once you’ve decided to adopt cloud computing, it’s time to begin your search for a cloud services provider. Likely, the first you will come across when looking for a cloud service provider is that there are many cloud service providers (CSP) out there. So, how do you know which provider is the right one for your investment firm? Following are five […]

New Survey: Exploring Global Technology and Cybersecurity Priorities in the Investment Industry

With new technology emerging, cloud computing becoming the new norm and cybersecurity threats growing exponentially, how does this impact investment management firms across the globe? To gain a better understanding of industry IT priorities, Eze Castle Integration, in partnership with Microsoft and IDG Reserach, conducted a survey of 150 senior-level executives from the United States and United Kingdom. The findings cover […]

How Strong is Your Human Firewall? Best Practices for Phishing Readiness

A report by leading global researcher, Gartner, found that 91% of all cyber attacks start with phishing. This reinforces the argument that human error is perhaps the weakest link in the security chain of any organization. In our most recent webinar, we illustrate the value of investing time and money to make employees your strongest security asset. Social Engineering: The […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Top Considerations When Evaluating an IT Provider for Your Firm

If you are launching a new firm or enhancing the operational efficiency of an existing firm, choosing an external provider to outsource your IT needs is an important decision that should be made after careful consideration and evaluation. To help with the evaluation process, here are our top considerations to keep in mind when evaluating IT providers and which best suits the needs […]