AllianceBernstein to host Operations & IT Career Fair and Open House on June 4th

AB_Corp_3If you are interested in learning more about “Career Growth Opportunities in Ops & IT,” registration is currently underway for an AllianceBernstein Career Fair & Open House on Wednesday, June 4 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Hosted by AllianceBernstein, this free informational event will be held at its offices located in the Forum office complex on Interstate Highway 10 in San Antonio. Space is limited on a first-come, first-serve basis. Pre-register online at ABCareerFair.

This session will provide an overview of global asset management from an Ops & IT perspective, insights on pursuing a career path in Ops & IT, as well as specific career opportunities in application development, database engineering, network engineering, information risk management, and other areas. Attendees will leave this informative session with contacts for current and future career opportunities. This event is designed to help professionals meet senior leaders at AllianceBernstein, ask questions and network with Ops & IT experts. Attendees are welcome to submit resumes at the event.

AllianceBernstein_flyerAllianceBernstein has been a leading global investment firm for more than 45 years and in 1998 it opened offices in the San Antonio area and developed a call center and transaction processing hub for mutual funds.  Over the past 16 years, the office has steadily grown and expanded.

Today, with hundreds of professionals working in the San Antonio office, it is an integral part of AllianceBernstein’s ongoing success and ability to support its clients across the globe.

“Most recently, Information Technology has joined AB’s San Antonio office to provide software development, infrastructure services, information security and compliance,” explained Pete Callahan, SVP and Head of AllianceBernstein Investor Services and Retail Infrastructure Services. “Our Technology & Operations department is essential to the firm’s ability to offer innovative investment options. We welcome this opportunity to tell our colleagues about what it’s like to work for a global asset management company and support the San Antonio community with career opportunities for experienced professionals and the millennial workforce.”

AllianceBernstein is a leading global investment management firm that offers high-quality research and diversified investment services to institutional investors, individuals and private clients in major world markets. AllianceBernstein has a worldwide presence with offices in 44 cities in 20 countries and approximately 3,300 employees. For more information on AllianceBernstein, visit us at Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. For more information on the June 4, 2014 Career Fair & Open House, please call 212-969-2196.

Prism Technologies Group celebrates 10 year anniversary

Prism Technologies GroupPrism Technologies Group, an IT managed services company recently announced its 10th anniversary, and its leadership is proud of its accomplishments and service within the San Antonio community where it conducts business-to-business offerings.

Thriving versus surviving
Prism Technologies Group has been able to thrive in the IT industry because of their business approach. Their focus is to service clients by providing solutions versus focusing on sales. “We’re not just selling hardware and software,” said Bryan Guinn, president of Prism Technologies Group. “We’re questioning if the hardware and software is going to help our clients now and in the future, and then we tailor our offerings to meet those needs.”

Guinn says Prism Technologies Group is leading edge not bleeding edge. Being that new technology emerges on the market frequently, the company monitors and evaluates it first, while simultaneously being open to utilizing new products in which stability has been proven. An example is Microsoft’s Office 365 cloud offering. “When it first came out, IT professionals were hesitant,” Guinn said. “It was stable. It worked. It made sense, and we started deploying it to show its value.” After Office 365 had been online for a couple of years, Microsoft then required all of its certified partners to use it. At this point, a majority of IT professionals had not used it; however, in the time it had been on the market, Prism Technologies Group had become Microsoft Cloud experts with a great deal of success in launching it for their customers.

Providing value
Being that Prism Technologies Group is solutions oriented, the company’s primary focus is to understand its clients business. Before they begin any engagement, Prism Technologies Group seeks a full understanding of their clients’ processes and procedures so they can provide the correct IT recommendations for business growth. “We have a client that was going to experience an increase in staff, so their first thought was to buy all new computers for the new staff members,” Guinn explained.  “Knowing that the new employees would be hired over a period of time, we discussed the purpose and function of these incoming staff members, and developed a strategy for equipping them without an initial large capital expenditure resulting in an overall cost savings to the client.”

Prism Technology Group also provides value to its clients through best practices. Having worked with a variety of industries, ranging from non-profit organizations to governmental agencies, Prism Technologies Group is able to utilize the technology for enterprise customers and apply it to small businesses to give them an advantage in the marketplace. Prism Technologies Group understands businesses start out small, and with the right technical support, they will grow to their full potential.

High performance standards
One of the reasons Prism Technologies Group has been successful these past 10 years is because of their guarantee. The company promises to improve their clients’ IT environment or they pay up. They promise to deliver up to 99.999% reliability of their installed network environment. They guarantee a 60 minute rapid response whenever there is an IT issue. They also guarantee accuracy; jobs are done correctly, on time and within budget or else they pay the difference. Lastly, the company buys back any unused recommended hardware and software.

Industry experts
In addition to their credentials as a Microsoft partner, a Cisco Channel Partner and a member of the Apple Consultants Network, Prism Technologies Group also holds honors of distinction.  The company was nominated for the 2013 Microsoft Cloud Growth Partner of the Year for the U.S. SMB Central Region; Honored with an exclusive membership to the 2013 Microsoft SMB Champions Club as a Tier 1 Partner; Awarded the 2013 Microsoft Community Connections Partner of the Year for the U.S. SMB Central Region.

About Prism Technologies Group
Prism Technologies Group has been helping businesses improve their IT operations since 2003. Bryan Guinn, president, founded the company in San Antonio while attending the University of the Incarnate Word, and he has built the business into a company that generate $1.2 million in sales annually. Headquartered in San Antonio, the company services clients nationwide. The company consists of ten employees, some of which are located in Eagle Pass.

CIO Breakfast Chair: Larry Ratcliff, Jefferson Bank

Ratcliff_LarryAbout the Company: Jefferson Bank is an independent, family-owned community financial institution serving San Antonio and the surrounding Hill Country by providing premier commercial and personal banking, trust and mortgage services, as well as wealth management. Larry is the SVP and CIO, and he develops the IT strategy for the bank, while managing IT, information security and item processing.

About the Program: CIO breakfasts are a knowledge series designed exclusively for and by CIOs and is open to technology and IT executives. At monthly breakfasts, speakers discuss current and relevant technology issues and local IT leaders share experiences and ideas with their peers.

Personally Speaking: Larry has been attending North Chamber CIO Breakfast series for several years. He says, “The North Chamber excels at bringing business leaders together to achieve growth and opportunity.”