Like other industries, the finance industry is experiencing a period of extreme fluctuation. Two of the most prominent challenges are:
- Technology development — increasing both tech options and security risk.
- An ever-growing mobile/remote workforce.
Finance companies are struggling to integrate new tech systems into their IT infrastructure. Additionally, many don’t know which technologies are the best fit for their increasingly mobile employees.
Exacerbating the situation, your team now needs to have access to company data from anywhere, anytime, every time. Your files need remote access, which also means they need secure connections. And if your connections are going to be compliant, then you need better security.
As you can imagine, for small financial companies, this is a lot of change to handle all at once. So many businesses continue using legacy systems because they’ve “worked well enough so far.”
This is a dangerous position to put your business in.
Today’s workforce is increasingly transient, so if you don’t have the capability to move at the speed of your salespeople, then you’re going to watch them leave.
It doesn’t need to be this way though.
There are powerful IT opportunities available that you should be taking advantage of! And that doesn’t just mean updating your tech. There are IT firms, like Emerald City Solutions, that offer management services where expert technicians can take over and optimize your existing infrastructure.
By partnering with a reputable IT firm, you can go back to focusing on what you do best and leave your IT problems to be resolved by our IT experts.
What kind of finance IT problems do we solve on a daily basis? Let’s look at a few examples in the next section.
The Most Common Problems Facing The Finance Industry Today
From large banks to small banks, broker-dealers, mortgage dealers, credit unions, and financial advisors — everyone in the financial industry is facing the consequences of rapidly evolving technology.
Some of the most frequent issues that clients approach us with include:
- Increased vulnerability to data breaches.
- Lack of in-house IT ability due to the high turnover rate within the finance industry.
- Sluggish processing systems that overload quickly and can’t keep up with increasing data input.
- Legacy infrastructures that are slowing productivity and are due for an update.
- Increased difficulty in meeting compliance standards for security.
- Difficulty syncing mobile devices and applications for an increasingly mobile workforce.
Here at Emerald City Solutions, we make sure that problems like these go away on the first round and never return.
How do we make that happen?
By executing a fine-tuned IT process that can be summed up in our slogan: problems first, technology second.
This means that we never recommend a tech system or solution until first we’ve mastered the ins and outs of your company’s IT problems.
How does Emerald City Solutions use this process to solve your IT troubles? Below, let’s explore some of the solutions we’ve developed!
An IT Company That Understands The Unique Demands Of The Finance Industry
We have spent decades serving the financial industry, studying its IT problems, and developing powerful solutions that keep technology issues from recurring.
Our commitment to the “problem first, technology second” process has enabled us to create IT packages and systems that empower your company. To give you examples of how we meet the unique needs of the financial industry, here are three of the IT systems we’ve developed:
IT Security For Financial Organizations
First and foremost, we pride ourselves on always staying two steps ahead of cybercriminals. We believe that the best defense is one that is always improving, so our data protection services are not only robust, they also have our team constantly working to optimize and grow your cybersecurity.
Secure Cloud Solutions
Another major concern for financial companies is ensuring that your cloud-based servers are secure. At Emerald City Solutions, we help you rest easy by offering our very own, state-of-the-art cloud solution. Our secure data center gives you the ability to host applications, email, backups, and your entire IT infrastructure in the cloud.
Network Management And Consulting
A unique disadvantage of the financial industry is that financial companies have a higher rate of targeted cyberattacks. In this kind of environment, having expert IT support on standby is vital. We provide this support through our network management services. These include IT consulting, remote monitoring, and other support systems, giving you a comprehensive IT solution.
Superior IT Services For The Finance Industry
Here at Emerald City Solutions, we have worked with numerous financial organizations, both large and small, and have the expertise necessary to protect your data in the quickly evolving world of IT.
We offer a wide range of services that can be customized to your unique needs, providing you with bulletproof data security, enhanced network performance, 24/7 IT support, and remote monitoring which enables us to prevent IT problems in your network before they even arise.
To hear more about what we can do for your financial company, or to share your IT problems with us, contact our team of experts today.