‘Why the weekends were made for changes'

Here at Options we have spent years and years developing and improving our IT procedures, none more so than those associated with change management. Options requires that every network, firewall and routing change is rigorously documented, cross checked and only then applied by a senior engineer, other than the author. Similar cross check controls and documentation procedures are in place for all other Options systems procedures, especially for changes to production equipment and services.

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 250 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.