Options deploys unified communication, collaboration and productivity platform leveraging Microsoft


Not only is Options a truly global company, but today the majority of our customers run truly global operations. Although “HQ” may be in the City of London or New York they have staff located in key centres all around the world. They also need to facilitate working from home, in some cases from the beach, and we even have a few customers who work from “castles” (literally) located high in the Alps!



In this new distributed working model seamless communication and collaboration is a must – as is security and compliance. Options’ deployment of Microsoft Lync, the latest component of the PIPE Platform, brings all that, with a range of hot features ranging from Desktop Sharing, Presence, Federation, Video Conferencing, Online Meetings (inc Whiteboard), Instant Messenger, right down to real-time Document Sharing. All these features are delivered over platform with industry leading security and compliance fully built in.

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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.