External IT Unveils the Latest Evolution of Its Best in Class Cloud Desktop at T3 Advisor Conference

External IT Refreshes Its Interface With a Modern Look and Seamless Workflow Integration for Greater Advisor Productivity; The Latest Version Includes Improved Security and Workflow Features Such as Web App Single Sign On, Built In Token 2-Factor Authentication, Cutting Edge Auditing, Cybersecurity and Compliance Features; External IT Is Offered in Fidelity®’s New Wealthcentral® Technology Bundle
NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – February 12, 2015) – External IT, a cloud-based IT outsourcing firm that focuses on RIAs and Broker Dealers, has unveiled the latest iteration of its Cloud Desktop at the T3 Advisor Conference in Dallas, Texas. This latest version includes updates to major security features, integration with key custodian platforms and financial software, as well as a clean and more navigable user interface to improve RIA productivity.
External IT’s Cloud Desktop is a highly secure and compliant platform for advisors that is custom-built and based on a firm’s individual needs. The platform is operating system and device agnostic to help support the advisor of the future who is able to access all of their tools without being tied to a desk.
In addition to providing a work environment that empowers an advisor with the tools they need at all times, firm owners are reassured by the stringent security that is built in. External IT provides single sign on capabilities, token 2-factor authentication, Symantec VIP integration and logs all actions in the environment for audit purposes in case something goes wrong.
“Key members of External IT’s management team hold accomplished backgrounds in financial services and wealth management. This allows us to translate the complex technical aspects of an advisor’s IT needs into the real world while keeping your firm secure. Our sole purpose is to innovate IT infrastructures with the advisor in mind so they can focus on what is their primary priority — their clients. With that in mind, we upgraded our system to ensure seamless and easy-to-use technology that is built to empower advisors anytime and anywhere they need it,” said Sam Attias, VP, Financial Services Practice, External IT.
External IT has developed long-tested and unique industry collaborations that drive its focus on both technology and RIAs. Also at T3, Fidelity Investments® will demo its new WealthCentral Technology Bundle, developed to help new and breakaway advisors get their practices up and running quickly by streamlining the multitude of technology choices available when starting a new business. The WealthCentral Technology Bundle combines Fidelity’s WealthCentral brokerage platform with a packaged set of third-party technologies, including External IT’s Cloud Desktop[i], Redtail Technology’s customer relationship management (CRM) software and Advent’s Black Diamond® wealth management platform.
After developing the first commercial Cloud Desktop, External IT’s founders established the company in 2002 with an idea that was ahead of its time, helping drive the firm to become the industry standard in cloud computing. Whether accessing External IT through a pre-packaged platform or through a professionally customized configuration directly through the firm, advisors can count on security without being limited by hardware, geography or application set, so they can focus on their clients.

Source: marketwired.com-External IT Unveils the Latest Evolution of Its Best in Class Cloud Desktop at T3 Advisor Conference

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