Acquisition of Sungard Availability Services data centres
In July Redcentric confirmed the acquisition of the business and assets relating to the operation of three data centres from Sungard Availability Services (UK), Hounslow, Woking and Elland, alongside...
Building an intelligent operating model for the future: The importance of looking ahead
To build an operating model that allows you to respond quickly to business needs, you need to look forward to your roadmap and outside factors. This blog looks at how other customers have built an...
Building an intelligent operating model for the future: The considerations and the blockers
How does IT build an agile operating model to support an ever-changing working environment? We look at some of considerations and blockers as organisations start their journey.
HSCN Peering Exchange contract win
Redcentric are delighted to announce the award of a new contract with NHS Digital to provide the HSCN Peering Exchange service for a further minimum term of 3 years and extendable by a further 3...
Redcentric recognised as Top Enterprise Global 100 MSP
Redcentric is honoured to announce that they have been named in Cloudtango’s 2022 Top Enterprise Global100 MSPs. These prestigious lists recognise the top performing Managed Service Providers (MSPs)...
Redcentric acquires 7 Elements
Redcentric plc, a leading UK IT managed services provider, is pleased to announce the acquisition of 7 Elements. 7 Elements is a CREST accredited and award-winning business which provides industry...
Making the change to Microsoft’s New Commerce Experience
Microsoft has created the New Commerce Experience which is a change to their subscription model. Read about these changes and your new options here.
Megabuyte Quoted25 Awards 2022
Redcentric was delighted to be recognised in the Megabuyte Quoted25 Awards and to be awarded Best Performing Company – Telecoms Services within Megabuyte’s annual ranking of public technology...
PSTN and ISDN switch-off
BT’s plan to decommission PSTN and ISDN lines will come into effect in 2025. To get prepared and to future-proof your infrastructure we’ve pulled together some key information you will need to...
Which virtual desktop solution is best-suited for your business?
Choosing the right virtual desktop can be hard. We look at four of the most popular platforms, their pros and cons and our recommendations.
Working from home in healthcare: how to securely access HSCN remotely
In this article, we’ll show you how healthcare professionals can access vital HSCN data remotely, without sacrificing on IT security.
4 ways Microsoft 365 can support retailers to provide excellent customer service
For retailers, providing excellent customer service is crucial. Discover how retailers using Microsoft Office 365 to deliver faster, more productive results.
Credential Stuffing – what it means, and how it affects your business
Credential stuffing can leave your business vulnerable. We look at the dangers of credential stuffing and what your business can do to stay protected.
How to plan a successful public cloud migration
A cloud migration is not a project to be run in isolation; this is a business transformation. Discover how to plan a successful migration here
3 ways technology can accelerate your onboarding and induction process
With the right technology, you can accelerate your onboarding and induction process. We look at three different ways to support your organisation.
CIO Institute Oxford
We are pleased to announce Redcentric will again this year be sponsoring the CIO Institute at Oxford University on 31st March. Empowering the CIO community to shape their agendas with the latest...
What is SIEM and how can it help protect your business?
A proactive mindset and a SIEM strategy in place, businesses can massively reduce the risk of a cyber-attack. But what exactly is SIEM? Find out more in this article
Supporting the ‘working from anywhere’ model with Secure Remote Access
The uncertainty caused by Covid is now very much an ongoing feature of business life for many. Covid has meant we have come to rely on a whole host of technologies that were once perceived as...
AWS well-architected framework
It’s no longer enough to simply move your workloads into the cloud and forget about them. From reduced costs to increased performance, the cloud provides the foundation your business needs to...
Healthcare Digital Transformation Trends 2022
Technology is reshaping healthcare and changing how we look at and manage patient care, clinics, and medical facilities. Investment in healthcare technology is growing rapidly and is predicted to...
Delivering service excellence with SMAX
Interview with Tim Wilkinson – Group Operations Director at Redcentric We’ve been championing continuous improvement internally within Redcentric for many years now, so I’m really delighted to...
Retail cyber security best practices: A checklist
Did you know that, without sufficient cyber security , your retail business could face fines of up to €20 million? Not only that, but your reputation could also suffer irreparable damage. Indeed,...
Redcentric wins Cyber Cloud partner of the year at Virtual1’s Future Connect 2021 awards
Redcentric was delighted to be awarded Cyber Cloud partner of the year at Virtual1’s Future Connect 2021 awards which took place yesterday. Future Connect is Virtual1’s flagship event for valued...
CIO learnings from the pandemic
The pandemic has resulted in rapid changes to the way we work, but it's not only the shift to remote working which CIOs have been hard-pressed to deal with. Read more here.
Environmental benefits of public cloud
Climate change presents one of the biggest environmental challenges our species has ever seen and as the impact is increasingly felt, it is becoming increasingly important for us all to reduce...
Delivering full-fibre projects with a trusted partner for gigabit capable connectivity
When selecting a supplier on the gigabit capable connectivity DPS framework to deliver your full-fibre project, you need someone you can trust. This blog looks at how to find a qualified supplier.
Redcentric acquires Piksel Industry Solutions Ltd
Redcentric plc, a leading UK IT managed services provider, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Piksel Industry Solutions Ltd.
Customer Experience – Call2Teams
Join our online demonstration on the 6th October at 2pm to discover how Microsoft Call2Teams creates better working efficiencies, allowing you to make external calls securely from a single...
How our VMware Cloud Verification supports customer availability
Your ability to access systems, applications and data at all times gives your customers confidence. Discover how a VMware cloud verified partner supports that.
Get your calls to work smarter for your legal firm
How can legal firms drive additional value from their Microsoft Teams investments? We look at overlaying new capabilities to optimise productivity, client service and revenues.
CIO Institute: Oxford University
The CIO Institute event provides a dynamic mix of best practice and thought leadership combined with individual networking sessions.
What should retailers look for in a Managed Services Provider?
The retail sector is increasingly focused on adding value, building resilience and delivering innovation, we look at why MSPs are an attractive option for retailers.
Overcoming your digital transformation challenges
The outcomes you might be seeking with digital transformation could be process optimisation, cost reduction or business continuity. But how do you overcome your challenges to get there?
Using Cisco Webex calls within Microsoft Teams
Discover how you can use the Cisco Webex application to give you the flexibility to use Microsoft Teams for both internal and external calls.
Top tips on using technology to thrive
When looking towards the future and considering how your organisation can thrive, read our tips on reviewing and using technology to thrive
Transitioning from surviving to thriving
During the global pandemic we look at how some organisations have been using technology to survive and set themselves up to thrive
Using WAN Insight to support your network availability and business growth
How you can use a visual WAN dashboard to track your network performance to support your network availability and business growth.
It is too tempting to conclude that ‘clicks has mortally wounded ‘bricks’
A number of retailers are proving immensely resilient, all with a ‘bricks’ back story but a more recent history of strong digital transformation
Becoming technology enabled with cloud
How are other organisations using cloud to drive efficiencies and supporting their customers to deliver the services they need.
5 most common enterprise network problems & how to fix them
Network problems can put the brakes on your company’s productivity. Here are the 5 most common enterprise network problems and the best ways to solve them.
What is Broadband Network Management?
With the increase in connected devices globally, broadband network management is essential for businesses. Learn more about it and how it can benefit you.
8 ways collaboration tools help teams work better together
Users want to work within a single interface across different devices for calling, messaging and meetings. Read how collaboration helps teams.
Becoming technology enabled
Organisations are becoming technology enabled to create the agility necessary to overcome the challenges of digital disruption. Read more here
We’re an approved G-Cloud-12 service provider for the 7th year running
Redcentric is an approved G-Cloud 12 service provider, supporting public sector organisations to select and purchase cloud services easier and quicker.
SD-WAN: A Buyer’s Guide
There is a growing buzz around SD-WAN as a network solution. It brings considerable benefits for some use cases but it isn’t a silver bullet for networking.
New digital project will benefit thousands of patients in East Hertfordshire and West Essex
Patients using GP surgeries in East Hertfordshire and West Essex are set to benefit from better quality online care. Discover how Redcentric are helping.
Ensuring your availability to your customers and staff with remote communications
How did organisations keep direct dials, hunt groups and compliance in place when enabled their staff to work from home? We discuss in our blog.
8 benefits of using a cloud service provider
How can you benefit when using a cloud service provider? This blog looks at how you can tap into a wider skills pool and get your solutions optimised.
SD-WAN: Separating fact from fiction
We look what makes SD-WAN so appealing, how WAN got where it is and why there’s so much talk about network transformation.
What is a managed service provider?
A managed service provider (MSP) is a company that manages a range of IT services and infrastructure on behalf of an organisation. Read more here
Secure Remote Access Solutions: A Buyer’s Guide
Its important for remote workers to be able to access their data and applications. How do we ensure that they can do this quickly, easily and securely?
Settlement reached with the Financial Conduct Authority
We are pleased to announce that Redcentric has reached a settlement with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), having worked closely with them over a number of years, in connection with an...
Call2Teams: A customer perspective
How are Call2Teams, PTSN capability from within MS Teams, helping organisations? We asked our customers their five key benefits.
Managed WAN Services: 6 reasons your business needs them
Managed WAN Solutions can help your business with the agility it needs to scale. We've outlined 6 key benefits of Managed WAN Services in this short article.
Managed network services: a buyer’s guide
A Buyers guide to managed network services. The key things you need to consider when investigating investing in managed networking for your business.
SD-WAN: Three benefits your users will thank you for
Here are 3 benefits of SD-WAN that can help you deliver a great user experience and at the same time, help you prepare your network for the future.
SD-WAN: 8 Signs Should Be On Your Networking Agenda
Are you thinking how your existing network provision can work harder or smarter? 8 signs you may need to integrate SD-WAN into your network strategy
Managed networks: meeting your emerging business requirements
As emerging business requirements arise like increasing user experience and new inititives, how can you ensure your network can support your future growth?
How IP Telephony supports organisational agility and remote-working
In this blog we look how IP telephony supports agile working by using functionality such as call forwarding and hunt groups whilst working from home.
Connecting NHS Nightingale Hospital in Harrogate
Working closely with our trusted partner, ACI Integrated Solutions, to get critical infrastructure up for getting Harrogate Nightingale Hospital operational.
The benefits of a secure unified communications platform
With organisations having to quickly mobilise unified communication tools to support home working, is now the time to review the security of these systems?
5 tips to manage hybrid cloud for success
Hybrid cloud is one of the cloud leading approaches, but managing these environments can get very complex. Our tips look at ways of managing hybrid cloud.
Aligning your cloud strategy with your business objectives
Achieve the full potential and value of cloud solutions. We look at different objectives and how your cloud strategy supports them in different scenarios.
Maintain the same calling experience with Unity on a SIM
With Unity on a SIM, you can extend your company’s PBX into your employee’s mobile devices, keeping them connected to your customers. Discover how here.
New Redcentric Call2Teams™ service enables PSTN calling from within Microsoft Teams
Offer your users a PSTN calling capability within their Microsoft Teams environment. Discover more about the value-add functionality within Calls2Teams.
Remote working tips for keeping a connected workforce
It’s fair to say that Covid-19 is probably the biggest stressor to hit business and society in peacetime. But whereas a decade ago the widespread call to work from home would have resulted in...
25th March 2021 Redcentric continue to closely monitor the situation with regards to the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). This includes close attention to the latest guidance from the...
HSCN Secure Remote Access Tokens FAQs
Secure remote access to HSCN services and data provides clinicians critical information to support them to make informed decisions on the move. Get your questions answered below on HSCN secure remote...
Public cloud connectivity – securing access to AWS and Azure
We can say that the time for “moving to the cloud” has now passed with 88% of UK businesses using public cloud services in 2018, but yet security still remains as a major worry. With such a large...
Internet First: FAQs
HSCN is an important transitional step towards the Internet First policy, making digital health and care services available over the internet. In this FAQs article we look at what will this mean for...
Does the end of Windows 7 mean greater efficiencies for your clinicians?
January 2020 may have marked the end of support for Windows 7 but FOI requests released the same month show that a staggering 46% of machines in the NHS are still running the OS, this despite the...
HSCN and public cloud connectivity – connecting healthcare to AWS and Azure
Following the Government Digital Service’s effective green light to public sector use of the public cloud, health and care service providers and clinical application ISVs are keen to exploit public...
What to do when your N3 tokens expire: HSCN remote access
For the last two years people have been transitioning from N3 to HSCN and at the same time, replacing the overlay services they took. With the BT bridging gap from N3 to HSCN collapsing in August...
Cloud contingency planning – head to the middle of the road
Another week and another cloud service provider bites the dust. OK, so I am being a little dramatic, it’s been a few months since the last high profile closure. But whether it’s one day or 100...
Firewalls: to manage or not to manage – that is the question
As threats continue to evolve and evade traditional security measures, these next generation solutions are able to provide advanced application level security to protect the network while delivering...
Top 10 things to know about 21CN
We look at the features and benefits of the BT 21CN network as well as common questions about the service. 1. WHAT IS BT’S 21CN? BT is investing billions of pounds in changing out the various UK...
ISDN30 or SIP: is service being sacrificed to revenue?
There’s no doubt that the advantages of SIP trunking over ISDN30 are being recognised but anecdotal evidence from our customers suggests that many network providers are reluctant to actively sell...
Dynamic communication and collaboration in the NHS
Communication technology is so ubiquitous in our personal lives that we forget it can be a challenge to implement effective communication technology in the workplace. Decades of siloed infrastructure...
Getting into the it fast lane with purchasing frameworks
Public sector procurement of IT services and products has undergone something of a makeover in recent years. When once we ran slow, onerous, cumbersome and expensive processes, today things are...
SD-WAN Benefits: Why it’s good business
I’ve been asked a couple of times recently whether our support for SD-WAN is a bit like turkeys voting for Christmas? After all, Redcentric has built a business on managed networking and the...
Voice: not so much a protocol, more a service
An article in CRN argues that many users do not understand the risks of Internet telephony. The author, the CEO of a security consultancy, is right to be concerned about the complexities and...
Did you know? Interesting data and storage facts
As an IT professional with a particular interest in data and Cloud services, I often stumble across nuggets of information that grab my attention. I’m sure I’m not alone in my fondness for facts...
How a disaster recovery plan could save retailers
Over the past decade no other industry has been disrupted by technology quite as much as retail; so much so, consumers now consider retailers without up-to-date technology to be untrustworthy....
Byod and myod beware – choose cyod instead
2017 will be the adoption tipping point for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies according to a recent Gartner report. In just three years from now we’ll see more employees accessing corporate...
From virtual to reality: what you need to know about persistent and non persistent virtual desktops
According to market analyst company, The 451 Group, the market for virtualised desktop environments (VDI) is estimated to reach $5.6billion by next year. With the ability to provide high performance...
Citrix on Azure ‘a powerful combination’
Twenty years ago many organisations were looking at the Microsoft and Citrix combination to help them engineer a server back-end that could simplify and streamline sysadmin, extend the life of ageing...
Things to consider when migrating unified communications into the cloud
Unified Communications (UC) solutions are moving into the cloud, at pace, and this year, with particular focus on collaboration as a UC adjunct, will function as the tipping point for this migration....
Infrastructure transformation across the NHS
Combining LDRS, STPS and the Nhs Five Year Forward View As the NHS continues its program of digital transformation, technology strategies also have to change and mould in order to adhere to the...
Redcentric wins a place on Network Services 2
Following its successful reappointment to G-Cloud, Redcentric has confirmed that it has won a place on the government’s £5bn Network Services 2 purchasing framework. Redcentric has been successful...
Redcentric serves up a slice of sponsorship for PizzaExpress
Don’t worry, this does not involve the criminal waste of tasty dough balls being rolled around the country! No, the Doughball Run is the brainchild of the PizzaExpress IT team and we’re...
Redcentric underpins Cisco expertise with CMSP advanced accreditation
Leading managed services provider Redcentric has announced that it is now accredited as a Cisco CMSP Advanced partner. Cisco’s Cloud and Managed Services Program (CMSP) accreditation requires...
Redcentric boosts cloud credentials with top Azure accreditation
Leading managed services provider Redcentric has announced that it has gained Microsoft Cloud Platform Competency at Gold level. This acknowledges and validates the considerable investment in skills,...
Supporting smarter working in GP surgeries – Transformational telephony
You hear a lot about digital transformation within the public sector these days so it’s encouraging to see clear evidence of what that actually looks like and the positive impact it’s having on...
Redcentric still fits kitchen giant
Leading UK IT managed services provider Redcentric has announced that it has been awarded a further five-year contract extension by Howdens Joinery, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of kitchens and...