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Introducing IT Director as Service
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Introducing IT Director as Service

Network ROI are introducing a new IT Director consultancy service aimed at SME’s and organisations who want to reboot their IT strategy.

In a year like no other organisations have been forced to rethink and prioritise what matters most to their business. In current climate many businesses and smaller organisations don’t have the budget to take on a senior full-time resource. But they still need expert advice that helps them to re-evaluate their business-critical issues, ensuring that they make smart investments for the future.

Sean Elliot, Network ROI founder and Chairman said: “We are delighted to introduce a new service for small and medium enterprises who may lack strategic IT leadership. The Coronavirus pandemic has forced many companies to find new ways of working or reinvent their business models, accelerating the pace of digital transformation and remote working.

IT Director as a Service enables organisations who don’t want the permanent commitment of a senior fulltime employee to hire a specialist who can uncover technology gaps or give them strategic board level advice on key issues such as information security”.

The service assists SME’s who need help solving their key challenges including:

–  IT cost containment and optimisation,

–  Digital infrastructure and digital transformation

–  Business systems integration

–  Risk management and security

The new service can scale up or down as organisations require.  We take a personal approach to each client, examining both the immediate business goals and the longer-term ambitions of an organisation before coming up with an actionable plan they can take forward.

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Network ROI wins Business High Growth at Midlothian and East Lothian Chamber awards
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Network ROI wins Business High Growth at Midlothian and East Lothian Chamber awards

Last night, Midlothian based Network ROI, Scotland’s leading cyber security and IT managed service provider, was proud to win the Business High Growth award at the Midlothian & East Lothian Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2019, held at The Brunton, in Musselburgh.

The Business High Growth award recognised its exceptional business growth achieved by Network ROI over the last year.

Adam Johnson, Managing Director, Network ROI said:

2019 has been an exceptional year for us, we have grown our Midlothian based business by over 65% over the last three years to over £5m and I am especially proud we have created many local jobs over the last couple of years having grown from 32 to 50 employees.

Adam added: “As an employee owned company we fundamentally believe that if we look after our staff, who are fellow business owners, then they will in turn, look after our customers, with exceptional service.  Winning the Business High Growth award and being nominated for Employer of the Year is testament to all the hard work, commitment and passion the team has put in and it will definitely motivate us to continue to improve and excel, in order to benefit our customers, through the products and services we offer.”

 

Network ROI opens new office in North West England
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Network ROI opens new office in North West England

Leading IT Managed Service Provider (MSP), Network ROI, has established a base in the North West of England to better serve its 90 existing clients in the region, including the North West Air Ambulance Service.

The office in Newton-le-Willows, will act as a base for five of Network ROI’s certified engineers, with scope to significantly increase the headcount.

About Network ROI

With headquarters in Edinburgh, Network ROI offers a comprehensive MSP offering, including IT Support, Consultancy, Projects & Installations, Cloud Computing, Connectivity, Telephony and IT Security. This gives organisations the digital tools, security and infrastructure, they need to grow. Network ROI provides support for organisations from 50 people to over 4000, from single sites to 350+ locations across the UK and beyond.

The firm, founded in 2003, takes an innovative approach to operations and was the first UK MSP to be employee owned. As the company has grown, it has established its reputation and track record for excellent, cost effective services, recognised by a global ranking as the number one MSP provider in Scotland and top ten in the UK.

Adam Johnson, Managing Director, Network ROI

“I’m delighted to be establishing a base in the North West of England, since I have strong personal links to the region and the company already has an established client base here.

“The Newton-le-Willows office will allow us to continue our positive growth throughout the UK and to help clients empower their business by making life with technology easier.

“We’ve had an excellent 12 months, increasing our employee numbers, by winning new clients and extending the scope of work we do for existing clients. I look forward to continuing this success, since our new base in the North West will help us better serve our existing clients and introduce new organisations to our renowned services.”

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Network ROI double award nomination
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Network ROI double award nomination

Midlothian based Network ROI is very proud to have been shortlisted by a panel of judges as a finalist in two categories in the Midlothian & East Lothian Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2019.

The Employer of the Year Award will be given to the business that has a genuine dedication to their workforce, over and above any statutory duty. The Business High Growth of the Year Award recognises businesses that have experienced exceptional growth in sales, profit, market share, jobs or international trade.

Adam Johnson, Managing Director said: “As an employee owned company, I am delighted for the entire team. For us to have been nominated for two awards is a great achievement. Our culture is at the forefront of the business, as we believe  that if we look after our staff, who are fellow business owners, then they will in turn, look after our customers, with exceptional service.”

“2019 has  been an exceptional year, as we have recently opened a new office in Newton-le-Willows in North West England, to service over 90 businesses in the region. We have also significantly increased our employee numbers in our Midlothian head office; doubled turnover to over £5m and continue to upskill our workforce, with our clients benefiting from expert advice in cyber security through our Certified Information Systems Security Professionals (CISSP), as well as undertaking numerous University and post University qualifications”

“We are driven by our clients’ needs to continually improve our services, including being ISO accredited for quality (ISO 9001), service (ISO 20001) and cyber security (ISO 27001), alongside our three gold and five silver Microsoft accreditation’s. We offer our clients round the clock 24/7/365 fully managed support services.”

The winners of the Midlothian & East Lothian Chamber of Commerce Business Awards will be announced on 30 October 2019 at The Brunton, in Musselburgh.

My1Login simplifies cybersecurity for Natural Power
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My1Login simplifies cybersecurity for Natural Power

Network ROI security partner, My1Login recently helped Natural Power simplify cybersecurity with its innovative and award-winning Identity Access Management software.

With locations in the UK, France, Ireland and the US – among others, Natural Power has complex information security requirements. Since the introduction of the GDPR in May 2018, they, like many other organisations needed to have a tighter grip on data protection controls to eliminate the possibility of amassing huge fines. Managing a sophisticated technology estate across multiple continents and more than 340 users is a tricky task.

My1Login is easy to use and set up

Calum McLean, Head of Innovation and Data at Natural Power praised My1Login for its ease of use and short set-up time. The innovative software has helped Natural Power overcome two significant challenges; shadow IT and weak passwords.

Eliminate the threat of shadow IT

Staff members storing files in non-designated cloud apps was a big problem at Natural Power. With almost 600 instances of such applications found by My1Login, Natural Power had no way of accessing these files if a staff member left the business, which in turn made tracking and auditing an almost impossible task.

Weak passwords are no longer a thing!

Weak and reused passwords were another problem at Natural Power, as they are in many organisations. My1Login removes the problem of weak passwords by cleverly generating a new, secure password that the user doesn’t even need to see or know, increasing security and ease of use for users and administrators alike.

My1Login makes systems faster and easier to access, providing a productivity boost. Users were delighted on how user-friendly, seamless and transparent the software is. On the technical front, My1Login integrates with Active Directory, simplifying user management and reducing the burden on the IT department. Client-side password encryption instead of server-side provides more control, further streamlining the security, control and management of the software.

Case study

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