SOURCE: External IT

FiComm Partners

July 08, 2015 09:00 ET

External IT Creates Compliance Ready Office Suite for Financial Services Sector With Integrated Microsoft Office 365

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - July 08, 2015) -

  • External IT to provide an offering to equip financial services firms with the tools they need to enhance their business models through added mobility, key in today's multi-platform world
  • The offering will help expand its reach within the financial services industry
  • External IT will integrate Office 365 into its compliant ready platform -- a first for the financial services space

External IT, a cloud-based IT outsourcing firm that focuses on the financial services sector including RIAs, Broker Dealers, and Asset Managers, is proud to announce its participation in the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider program with the introduction of a compliant ready office suite solution integrating Office 365. With this update to External IT's cloud platform, financial services firms will have access to the tools, support and service they need to enhance their business models in a cost effective and secure way, all while maintaining compliance.

Financial Services firms' complicated technology infrastructure combined with intense regulatory requirements, requires set-up and support from industry specialists -- now all available through the External IT platform, built by experts in both financial services and software integration, implementation and maintenance.

"By combining Office 365 with External IT's enterprise cloud platform it will enable clients to support new ways to work -- having access to their information and tools anytime, anywhere in a compliant manner -- and complemented with the highest level of customer service," said Sam Attias, VP, Financial Services Practice, External IT. "This highlights that best practice for financial firms is gaining access to all their business and financial applications and information with better integration, ease of use in a compliant cloud environment -- something they can now do with External IT."

With the imperative of protecting financial data, particularly when moving in-between systems, External IT with Office 365 offers built in controls to manage the sharing of sensitive information and accurate, automatic, and centrally managed data loss prevention capabilities, making it easier to monitor and protect a company's sensitive and confidential information, all while helping financial professionals stay compliant.

"To meet the growing demand of our cloud-based solutions, we're thrilled to expand the capabilities for cloud partners under the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program," said Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. "By joining the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program, partners will deepen customer relationships and expand business opportunities in the cloud."

About External IT

External IT is a leading provider of unified cloud computing solutions to Financial Services Clients including RIAs and Broker Dealers. The company's cloud-based solution is delivered via its unique OS33 Cloud Desktop platform, which provides all of a user's applications and data simply in one place. The company offers integrated managed services that provide everything from end user helpdesk to data migrations, nationwide on-site assistance, and remote management of clients' networks. Founded in 2000, External IT has been delivering IT services for nearly 15 years and is a recognized innovator and pioneer in the cloud computing space. For more information, visit www.externalit.com.

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