IT partner for financial services

If there is one sector where digitization and disruptive technologies led by FinTech companies have turned the market upside down, it is in financial services. The disruptive effect of rapidly succeeding business models and the extremely critical ‘super consumer’ are additional challenges. To survive as a financial services provider in this dynamic market, a major digitization is inevitable.

Highly flexible infrastructure
To be just as agile as all those competitors, and preferably to take it one step further, a highly flexible infrastructure is a must. Not only now, but certainly also towards the near future in which technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain technology, Internet of Things and Robotics will mature. A full or partial migration to the cloud is therefore in fact inevitable. With insufficient knowledge of the many possibilities of the cloud in your own organization and already high IT costs, outsourcing to a specialist IT party is probably the best option.

Of course, you only want to outsource your IT environment to a party that has long since proven itself. A party with both broad and deep knowledge of existing and new technology and with years of experience in the sector, but also with sufficient size with a view to continuity. And with affordable services. Provide is such a party.

Are you ready to lead the way?

As a financial organization you want to be busy with activities that add value for your customer, IT must be supportive. Provide takes your IT worries off your hands, so you can focus on the core activities.

Challenges

Responding to rapid changes in the industry

To keep up with, and anticipate as much as possible, the rapid changes in the industry, you need more than a scalable infrastructure. The same flexibility is needed with regard to applications, connectivity, data management, data analytics and system integration. Even if you continue to work partially on-premise. With years of experience in the financial sector, Provide has industry-specific solutions ready for this.

Azure cloud platform
In most cases these run on the Azure cloud platform of Microsoft. Links to other platforms such as AWS and Google Cloud are also possible if desired. We can also adapt these solutions to your specific situation with relatively minor modifications. If your organization also develops software, then in addition to migrating existing applications to the cloud you can also count on our support in the form of seconding developers, management and, for example, setting up or optimizing DevOps teams and a system for Continuous Delivery.

 

Security and compliance

Financial services and the exchange of large quantities of documents, often containing privacy-sensitive data, are inextricably linked. The protection of this data is of course monitored by the Dutch Data Protection Authority (AVG). In addition, regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley (Sox), Basel III and DNB standards play a role. In addition, there are certifications with which suppliers and other stakeholders can demonstrate that issues such as risk management, information security and anti-fraud measures are properly regulated. For example, we ourselves have held the ISAE-3402 certificate (International Standard on Assurance Engagements) for many years.

Comprehensive security services
The combination of rapid technological developments, hybrid networks and infrastructures and more working from home on multiple devices is making the security of IT environments increasingly complex. With the comprehensive security services of Provide you are rid of that worry in one fell swoop. This ranges from network security, MultiFactorAuthentication (MFA) and Identity Access Management (IAM) to email and endpoint security.

Solutions

As a financial services provider, you can turn to Provide for the following solutions:

Digital workplaces

Modern, digital or virtual workplace. Whatever you call it, at Provide you get everything you want and nothing you don’t. Work (together) wherever and whenever your employees want, regardless of which device and always with their familiar personal settings. And all that without worrying about the management of all Microsoft 365 applications and hardware, and with a level of security in data centers that you as an IT manager could never achieve. Investments in expensive, high-end desktops or laptops are therefore a thing of the past. It is also very easy to add or remove employees.

Cloud Services

Our cloud services relate to the provision and management of both the infrastructure/hardware and applications/software. In addition to MS 365, the latter also includes links with Microsoft’s cloud platform, Azure, and possible SaaS solutions in combination with virtual workplaces. If you use a private cloud, the hardware, infrastructure and applications are used exclusively for and by your organization.

A hybrid cloud is a combination of private and public cloud services. The largest part of your organization runs on the private cloud. When (temporarily) more capacity is needed, you can switch to the public cloud of another service provider. If you want to combine the best technologies of more than two cloud services, you can also opt for a multi-cloud solution.

Security services

With Provide’s comprehensive security services, you are rid of all your security worries in one fell swoop, including threats such as ransomware and data breaches. This ranges from network security, Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) and Identity Access Management (IAM) to email and endpoint security. An additional advantage of data centers in general is also that the level of security here is usually considerably higher than in most on-premises situations, including fire and theft protection.

Applications

In addition to moving standard applications and ERP systems to the cloud and implementing SaaS applications such as MS 365, we also migrate custom applications for clients. A cloud migration is an excellent time to modernize existing custom applications. We use roughly four strategies: Rehosting, refactoring, rearchitecting and rebuilding. Provide has its own team of driven software developers who are only too happy to work with your software.

Management & Support

To further relieve your own IT staff, Provide also provides experienced and highly accessible first-, second- and third-line support staff. Your own IT department can focus on innovation and other strategic issues with peace of mind. The only thing you never give up is control.

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