Options Deploys Microsoft Lync, Enabling Unified Communications and Collaboration for Enterprise Cli


Lync 2013 has been deployed to the Options’ Private Financial Cloud platform.



This latest addition to the Options platform will see the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) firm offer enterprise clients a complete corporate communications tool that incorporates instant messaging, ‘Voice Over IP’ (VoIP) calls and video conferencing. Microsoft Lync will provide Options clients with a consistent, single platform experience that amalgamates a number of different communication tools.

Lync’s comprehensive product suite includes VoIP with integrated audio, video and web conferencing, desktop and document sharing, presence information to enhance productivity and collaboration, mobile integration to allow a single user experience across PC, mobile phone, phone and browser, direct dial to Outlook contacts and integration with Microsoft’s equivalent consumer product, Skype. Significantly, it is also highly secure and regulatory compliant.

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About Options (www.options-it.com): Options is the leading provider of cloud-enabled managed services to the global capital markets. Founded in 1993, the company began life as a hedge fund technology services provider. More than a decade ago, the company made a strategic decision to become the first provider to offer cloud services to the financial sector. Today over 200 firms globally leverage the Options platform, including the leading global investment banks, hedge funds, funds of funds, proprietary trading firms, market makers, broker/dealers, private equity houses and exchanges.