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A New Style of Financial IT Driving Competitive Advantage for SMBs



Untitled design (5).jpgIn an industry where speed and security are paramount to success, financial services institutions are striving to operate faster and more efficiently in order to protect sensitive data, accelerate financial workloads, and better serve customers. Today’s firms are rapidly transforming the way they implement and manage technology, building IT capabilities that exceed the limitations of legacy operating systems. These organizations depend on an infrastructure that is simple, agile, and scalable to power a variety of data-heavy applications, both on-premises and in the cloud.

IT modernization is essential to gaining competitive advantage, and small and midsize businesses (SMBs) must select the right small business IT solutions to support business-critical applications and satisfy rising demands for availability, security, compliance, and performance.

Proliferating mobility, evolving competitive landscape, and rising customer expectations are changing the nature of financial services, while federal mandates such as the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and Know Your Client (KYC) are pushing firms to be more transparent and accountable. And these are just a few of the trends that are disrupting the financial sector.

SMBs are seeking a new style of IT expressly designed for financial services to reduce time-to-market, drive profits, and encourage business growth, even in the face of strict budgets and limited IT resources.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is offering a comprehensive server and software solution featuring HPE ProLiant systems and ClearOS software applications that delivers the capacity of an on-premises server with cloud management and provisioning. This powerful combination provides increased flexibility and performance at little to no cost, empowering SMBs with seamless IT automation and simple IT management capabilities.

Financial SMBs who implement ClearOS software will gain significant advantages:

  • Managing risk/fraud with a variety of security applications
  • Accelerating data capture and analysis to speed product and service delivery
  • Anticipating and preventing security breaches
  • Enhancing system availability to drive revenue for SMBs and their customers
  • Simplifying IT adoption and monitoring with remote management tools
  • Building agile IT environments to accommodate new business models and sustainable growth

According to a 2017 IDC market overview, 37.5% of financial SMBs prioritize improving servers and networks above all other IT spending. ClearOS is an effective and affordable alternative to expensive network operating systems, and with more than 100 applications to choose from, this “out of the box” solution is completely automated and customizable to ensure ease of use, enterprise-grade functionality, and a superior customer experience.

Backed by reliable, high-performance HPE ProLiant servers, ClearOS is helping SMBs get up and running in record time, enabling them to operate efficiently and continuously and quickly scale to satisfy their evolving business needs.

With point and click simplicity, the ability to connect with customers and streamline financial operations has never been easier. To learn more about how ClearOS software can make your IT more stable, reliable, and cost-efficient, I encourage you to visit the HPE marketplace. You can also follow us on Twitter at @HPE_SMB to learn more effective ways to grow your business.

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VP/GM for HPE ProLiant Rack and Tower Servers and SMB Solutions. Previously VP/GM for HPE Server Software and Enterprise Solutions. Prior to HPE, Tim founded and partnered in technology management to provide strategic and operational expertise to both established and emerging companies. Seventeen years at Dell with scope of responsibility broad and inclusive for managing the company’s single largest P/L of the core product portfolio. Established successful start-up businesses in new product segments. Worked in Asia to consolidate and scale global development and operations while engaging new business partners to create a forward-thinking organization responsible for the long-term horizon in business investments, technology planning and solution development.