Confidence with a Specialist Managed Service Provider
Financial Services is a highly information-intensive industry and subject to tight regulations. Coupled with demanding end users, complex trading systems, global time zones and high amounts of data, leading technology needs to be delivered to the highest standards. Whether a new start-up or mid-size established firm, there is a very limited business case for running the IT internally as it is expensive, risky and distracts you from your core business.
If you do manage technology internally, the focus should be on the areas which are unique and enable you to differentiate from the competition, such as digital or data analytics. The rest of the core technology IT and cyber security should be outsourced to a specialist Managed Service Provider (MSP) which is totally tailored to your specifical type of business. You need to keep one step ahead of industry technology while you focus on growing your core business.
Financial Services focused
Business size, culture and the critical technology needs of mid-market financial firms means the use of managed services has always been commonplace in Financial Services. However, with the accelerated pace of technology change it means that financial firms are more than ever looking to specialist vendors who lead with their industry experience to solve their technology challenges.
End to End Support from the Financial Industry Experts
Achieve a modern Workplace
It’s important to respond to the needs of the financial services modern workforce connecting people, systems and operations in new ways. You need to give your workforce the right level of support and access to the applications and collaboration tools they need while ensuring highly sensitive data is kept secure and compliant.
Finance Forward 365
Are you confident the technology you have supports your financial services business? Finance Forward 365 is specifically designed for Financial Services businesses, offering a complete solution with fully managed end-user support, modern workplace technology, unified communications, Microsoft public cloud infrastructure, cyber security and business intelligence. This versatile platform is industry compliant and easily tailored to your business.
A move to the Public Cloud
Financial Services are rapidly playing catch up with other industries in terms of public cloud adoption. Their previous wariness of the public cloud can be attributed to historical security and compliance concerns. To help them overcome these challenges, they need a specialist vendor who can guide them on the journey and have a managed service which allows them to benefit from the public cloud without the risk.
Mid-market financial firms need to protect against the threat and cost of cyber-attacks whilst maintaining regulatory compliance. With reliance on their Managed Service Provider to secure their entire IT environment, Lanware is one of the few MSPs that can provide an in-house security operation centre (SOC) as well as ongoing advice to clients to maintain data integrity.
Business intelligence and automation
Financial firms now have the tools and ability to analyse data, build solutions and easily automate processes to enable growth with confidence. The Microsoft Power Platform with Lanware puts data-driven insights into everyone’s hands delivering real-time information to support effective business decisions.
Are you looking for IT support with a personal touch? We strive to achieve the ultimate balance of a standardised robust solution but with the flexible and white-glove approach of a local provider or in-house team. From service desk engineers through to dedicated service delivery and account managers, our goal is to provide excellent service and become your trusted partner.
Benefits to Financial Services
An industry cloud specialist
To achieve the benefits of modern workplace technology, you need cloud services delivered by an MSP that understands the intricacies of your industry. Lanware’s Finance Forward 365 Service provides an all-encompassing managed service for the latest modern workplace, collaboration, cloud infrastructure and security.
Peace of mind
As a specialist, we have built strategic relationships and a deep understanding with many Financial Services customers, ranging from a growing number of independent asset managers and hedge funds to insurance companies and payment providers. By partnering with Lanware, our clients benefit from industry experience and being part of a close-knit customer community with similar needs, cultures, and objectives. Something which they wouldn’t achieve with a generalist-managed service provider.
Proven track record
We have been recognised by the industry as demonstrating high levels of customer satisfaction and business benefits from the users of our products and services, winning the Specialist Vendor of the Year Award at the UK IT Industry Awards 2021 and Best Managed Service Provider at the 2022 HFM European Services.
As a CIO, you need confidence in the technology solutions that you provide to your users. The high-quality workplace solution Lanware has delivered meets this rigorous requirement and is secure, robust and feature-rich. Lanware has a proven track record of delivering managed technology services to the Financial Services industry. Its secure and scalable Finance Forward 365 solution is tailored to our business and will ensure we can manage our operational requirements and be positioned for growth.
See the case study: Skytra launches into the cloud with Finance Forward 365 – Lanware
Why partner with us?
As a managed IT and cyber security partner exclusively serving the technology needs of mid-market financial services clients for over two decades, we understand the culture and unique challenges faced by the financial services industry and can provide the right technology for your business. We can help guide you on your journey to cloud-based outsourcing and safeguard your IT services by providing the latest Microsoft workplace technology without the risk or complexity of managing it yourself.