Financial Services.

Increase agility and efficiency through Forum IT’s simplified delivery of IT services.

The growing need for additional agility, as well as efficiency and simplified delivery of IT, is influencing a rapid shift in towards private cloud adoption, and ultimately hybrid cloud computing within the financial services industry. With the industry still feeling the effects of a recovering economic climate, major reforms and increased regulations, for many organisations, technology is crucial to business success.

A recent survey by Gartner found that cloud computing is the top priority for global financial service CIOs. Thirty-nine percent of those surveyed expect that more than half of their transactions will be supported using cloud infrastructure and Software as a Service (SaaS) by 2015 (Gartner, November 2011).

Forum IT is uniquely placed to deliver innovative cloud services into an integrated architecture that helps financial firms deliver highly secure, cloud-based services. Key to this is our ability to bring computing, network, and storage resources into an integrated IT platform that provides an interactive and compelling user experience for clients and employees.

Forum IT provides an extensive range of solutions and applications that can transform a workforce through better collaboration and improved efficiency.

Audit trail. Given the level of compliance within the finance industry, data retention policies and the need to store data within the cloud becomes of innate importance.

Disaster Recovery (DR) and Business Continuity Planning (BCP). Forum IT is able to provide rapid response times for data recovery and offsite storage, archiving and backup across three data centres. Continuity of business services is assured even during a system failure, recovering to earlier known states of applications in the event of data corruption, no matter the cause.

Hosted exchange solution. By introducing a cloud-based email solution, your communication needs are taken care of.

Video conferencing. With the introduction of a sophisticated video solution, financial organisations can conduct business across offices with latest in corporate grade, high quality, high definition video conferencing solutions. Forum IT gives you access to latest in corporate grade, high quality, high definition video conferencing solutions from market-leaders, LifeSize.

By providing an extensive breadth of solutions, our mandate is to empower small business with the same enterprise tools as the big firms. You can be 5 person agency, or a firm of 500 and still have access to all solutions and applications that have typically never provided sensible ROI or seemed out of reach.

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