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The role of the CTO in our post-COVID world

The role of the CTO in our post-COVID world

The responsibilities of a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) continue to evolve as businesses emerge from the pandemic and redefine their work structure. The role also now has a greater impact on the strategic direction and priorities of a company. And while there won’t necessarily be widespread agreement from company to…

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The vision to empower a hybrid workforce

The vision to empower a hybrid workforce

We have a new vision – truly a new paradigm that redefines how employees work and complete their jobs as a hybrid workfoce. As we’ve shared before, virtual desktops simply can't keep up with the professional workforce of today. We believe the time has come where financial advisors, legal consultants,…

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Personal liability for CCOs? OS33’s Morley Ivers responds to this valid concern.

Personal liability for CCOs? OS33’s Morley Ivers responds to this valid concern.

In response to the growing concern over the personal liability that falls on the shoulder of compliance professionals, the New York City Bar Association has unveiled a proposed framework to guide the decisions of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) as to whether…

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Forward-thinking technology: a way to retain employees?

Forward-thinking technology: a way to retain employees?

Here’s yet another reason you must have the right technology in place for your team: it directly impacts a company's strategy to retain employees. There is solid research that shows that outdated, annoying, or confusing technology makes it much more difficult to attract and retain top talent. And with our…

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Virtual desktops: They can’t keep up

Virtual desktops: They can’t keep up

It’s the blunt reality: virtual desktops really can't keep up with today’s professional employees. They simply cannot meet the needs of a remote and hybrid workforce. And truth be told, this story is nothing new. Virtual desktops were struggling pre-pandemic with the migration to browser-based (SaaS) applications. They were also having a difficult…

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Virtual Desktops: They don’t have to be a cringeworthy experience

Virtual Desktops: They don’t have to be a cringeworthy experience

It’s a “cringe on the face.” That’s how Morley Ivers, OS33 President, describes the scenario that he frequently encounters as he talks with individuals who work in the financial services industry. He’ll be in a meeting with a client or prospect, and the topic of virtual desktops will come up. …

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Cybersecurity: Take a proactive approach to build client trust

Cybersecurity: Take a proactive approach to build client trust

The headlines containing major cybercrimes continue. Currently, it is the Colonial Pipeline, but next week we will likely hear about another well-known entity dealing with a major breach. (These stories will not stop anytime soon.) There’s one thing that is for sure – Americans are now well-versed in the major…

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It was the worst year ever for cyberattacks. EVER. (Spoiler alert: there is action you can take.)

It was the worst year ever for cyberattacks. EVER. (Spoiler alert: there is action you can take.)

2020 was the worst year on record for cyberattacks. The result? A huge economic toll on businesses and organizations of all types. No one has found the magic bullet to fix the problem yet. Efforts to combat cyberattacks are moving up to the top of the list of the U.S.…

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Many financial firms got a pass on regulation during COVID. No more. The regulators are coming.

Many financial firms got a pass on regulation during COVID. No more. The regulators are coming.

When COVID hit, survival mode kicked in – for everyone. Offices vacated and workers retreated to their homes or other “safe” locations. It was a highly disruptive experience to our professional and personal lives, but there was no choice other than to react immediately to the situation that was unexpectedly…

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The future of work is hybrid: what does this model look like and what are the implications for security?

The future of work is hybrid: what does this model look like and what are the implications for security?

There’s no doubt that the hybrid work arrangement is here for the long haul. It’s deemed as a more intelligent – and potentially more complex – way to work. We see big-name companies fully embracing the future of flexible work. Ford has stated that 30,000 of its employees on this…

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Cybersecurity as a business focus:  It must move to the top of the list

Cybersecurity as a business focus:  It must move to the top of the list

There are some certainties in our current world. One of them is that cybersecurity is on the mind of most leaders today. You’ve seen the headlines: hackers have done substantial damage to businesses of all sizes and across a range of industries. No individual or business is immune. Keep in mind…

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Three virtual desktop challenges for RIAs – and how to overcome them

Three virtual desktop challenges for RIAs – and how to overcome them

Jeff Fisher, VP of Strategy at OS33, invites you to attend an upcoming webinar that addresses an important question: Are virtual desktops still providing an ROI for RIAs? In this video to introduce the webinar, Jeff explains that financial advisors face virtual desktop challenges. Virtual desktops are used extensively to…

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Data privacy at work – following Apple’s lead

Data privacy at work – following Apple’s lead

Earlier this year, Apple upped the ante in the area of corporate social responsibility for data privacy by unveiling new solutions and technology to help users protect the privacy of their personal data. Specifically, they introduced something called “privacy nutrition labels” for all apps in their app store: These labels…

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Virtual Desktops – are they still providing ROI for RIAs?

Virtual Desktops – are they still providing ROI for RIAs?

Since the pandemic hit, Registered Investment Advisors and Broker-Dealers firms have leaned heavily on virtual desktop technology to keep their employees and advisors secure and productive.  The idea of a virtual desktop on paper is great. In theory, it enables a worker to do their job, away from the office…

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Please video conference remotely – just not through your remote desktop?!?

Please video conference remotely – just not through your remote desktop?!?

What do a US state, a UK university, and a Fortune 50 bank have in common from an IT perspective? Like nearly every other organization on the planet, they have leveraged online meeting solutions to help their employees stay connected during the pandemic. And although one uses Cisco Webex, one…

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