Migrate to The Cloud

Realize the advatages of an enterprise-wide workspace to seamlessly secure, manage, and deliver information.

get-startedIt wasn’t that long ago that organizations needing electrical power required a generator onsite to power their lights and equipment. Today that is a ridiculous thought because we just plug into the wall outlet and electrical power is available. Yet most organizations still have rooms full of computer equipment to create the compute power necessary to make their business function.

 

Cloud computing is a hosted, outsourced version of the power plant for compute power and applications. Cloud computing benefits are enormous for financial services companies like venture capital, private equity and investment banking firms. An organization that migrates to the cloud can expect to see several benefits.

 

These include:

 

  • Accessibility. Have access to the latest data, systems and applications from any computer or device, anywhere in the world, any time of the day or night is the promise of cloud computing. You no longer have to be limited by disparate client server environments.
  • Cost Savings. One of the major benefits of cloud computing is that you can eliminate unnecessary capital expenditures and budget-destroying hardware refreshes.
  • Resiliency. Redundant systems in the cloud help create enterprise-wide availability, which is a tremendous benefit to venture capital, private equity, brokerage and investment firms who rely on 100% uptime for system and email access.
  • Scalability. Take advantage of an affordable way to scale your IT operations as your organization grows or shrinks and your technology needs change.
  • Cloud Security. Centralized data storage with robust authentication and access controls provides a higher level of protection for sensitive data such as customer information. Plus standardization is a major benefit of cloud computing. Cloud security is the key to cloud compliance.
Access IT, Anywhere, Anytime

Access applications and business critical information services tailored to your business.

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No longer is being “off grid” an option. You need access to your data, applications and email all of the time. This is how deals get done these days, and instantaneous response is what your clients and business partners expect. No limits is one of the benefits of cloud computing. Imagine a world where you can work from any computer, anywhere, any time of the day or night and still have access to all the same applications and data you do today. And the interface, the look and the feel is exactly the same as if you were sitting in front of your computer in your office.

 

Imagine no longer. With Northstar Technologies solutions all you need is an Internet connection and a browser and you can have access to all your systems, applications and data from anywhere on any device. Need access to your proprietary financial system from an iPad or Android device, no problem. Having an iPad while traveling in Shanghai is just like working in your office in Menlo Park.

 

Leave your session, go home, open a new session and your applications and data are just as you left them. Plus, options exist to create geographically diverse “mirrors” of your systems and data, so even in the event of a major disaster, you won’t have a single minute of downtime.

Guaranteed Availability

Maximize network performance, avoid latency issues, and function at optimum levels.

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Due to financial services companies’ dependency on technology for their key business processes, it is critical that these systems are online and continually available. There is no latitude for systems or data disruption, and with advancements in technology, there is also no excuse. Even minutes of downtime can cost financial service providers millions of dollars if access to critical trading systems, data or platforms is not available when you need it.

 

Northstar Technologies solutions offer venture capital, private equity, investment and other financial firms the network and system resilience necessary for always-available IT resources. This gives you enterprise-class redundancy and availability for a fraction of the cost of doing it yourself.

 

Additionally, financial services companies are increasingly reliant on e-mail. Turning to a hosting provider that specializes in your industry and understands the criticality of this function ensures maximum availability, accessibility and security.

Prepare for Compliance

Manage an IT infrastructure equipped to address regulatory compliance.

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Regulatory compliance for financial services companies is ever increasing and over the next few years will affect more firms than ever before, which makes selecting the right IT partner more important than ever before. At Northstar Technologies, we understand compliance because, like you, we practice adherence to regulatory compliance requirements.

 

Northstar Technologies provides financial services companies, such as investment firms, hedge funds, private equity firms and others, with several compliance benefits, including:

 

A team of regulatory compliance experts to help your organization with your compliance needs.

 

Extensive compliance knowledge gained from working with 100s of financial institution clients, we provide all the regulatory information, so your auditors or examiners can have access to all of the information that they need.

 

A host of business continuity, disaster recovery, and enterprise-wide recovery solutions and professional services to ensure you meet regulatory compliance requirements.

 

We can help you stay compliant with all the messaging, storage, retrieval, transport, mobility and surveillance per the various regulations including SEC 17a-3 and 17a-4, NASD 3010 and 3110, NYSE 342, 440 and 442 and SEC RIA 204-2 and 206(4)-7.