09 Jun 2020

We’ve Moved! Venture 1 Consulting has a New Office!

We are pleased to announce that we have Re-Located from Wimbledon to a more fitting central London location!

Situated just a ten-minute walk from both Vauxhall and Waterloo train stations, we are now based in a wonderful, converted nineteenth century China Factory. With its historical exterior brickwork and stylish, modern interior, the new office facility allows us to better serve our customers and business partners as well as expand and grow as a company. Our new address is:-

 

Venture 1 Consulting

China Works

100 Black Prince Road

SE1 7SJ

 

We look forward to continuing to serve your needs and work with you in the future!

 

 

11 May 2020

Customer Story: SitePro


SitePro gained a competitive advantage by combining onsite sensors and data collection with online data processing and management using Microsoft Azure. As a result, they were able to provide faster and more effective service to their customers, which in turn strengthened the offerings of their customers. It’s a win for everyone.

20 Feb 2020

NHS reduces major IT attacks since 2017 WannaCry Ransomware crisis

Since 2014, the NHS has suffered 209 successful ransomware attacks according to stats based on Freedom of Information requests. However, the situation has improved dramatically since 2017, the year WannaCry ransomware hit the health service.

 

 

The figures, posted in a report from research company Comparitech, highlight the following statistics since 2014:

  • 209 or more successful attacks, ranging from one computer to an entire system
  • No ransoms reported to have been paid
  • Estimated downtime of 206 days
  • Only 6 attacks were reported after 2017, the year of WannaCry, albeit with the caveat that 20% of hospitals refused, or failed to respond to the survey

 

The research company sent the survey to  254 NHS Trusts, with 184 responding, 20 not responding and 50 refusing to hand over the information requested.

 

A September 2018 government report estimated the cost of WannaCry, aka WannaCrypt, to be up to £92m, most of which occurred in the aftermath, rather than during the attack, to restore data and systems.

 

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05 Feb 2020

Three reasons to migrate your 2008 server applications to Azure

With the 14th January well and truly in the past, support has now officially ended for Windows Server 2008. No more free security updates, free support options or online technical updates. With all that said, below are three impactful reasons for why you should consider moving your applications to Azure:

Innovation

Embrace the tools in Azure to modernize your applications. Focus on business innovation with fully managed services like Azure SQL Database, Azure App Service and Azure IaaS.

Cost Savings

Reduce your infrastructure costs with free extended security updates, using the Azure Hybrid Benefit program and optimize infrastructure usage and cost. For example, you can save up to $750K by moving one hundred 2008 servers to Azure. In comparison, it would cost five times more to run Windows Server in AWS.

Security and Compliance

Counter sophisticated cyber threats with a secure Cloud foundation and help meet compliance requirements with more certifications than any other Cloud provider. Moving to Azure also entitles you to free security updates for three more years after the end of support.

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If you need some advice and guidance on how the Cloud can change your business for the better, whether that be for AWS, Azure or the use of hybrid technologies, please get in touch with us by following the link below:-

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20 Jan 2020

Customer story: Chesterfield County


Watch how Virginia’s Chesterfield County Department of Social Services recently transformed its outdated workplace using cloud technology. Using Microsoft Dynamics 365, the department streamlined manual processes and siloed data to improve efficiency and productivity across their entire team.

20 Nov 2019

Microsoft Announces Azure Arc

At Microsoft’s recent annual Ignite conference, it was announced that a product known as Azure Arc was to be launched which would change the landscape of the public cloud…

Azure Arc will enable customers to understand and realise the benefits of up-to-date data capabilities and dynamic scalability on any infrastructure. Customers will now have the flexibility to deploy Azure SQL Database and Azure Database for PostgreSQL Hyperscale where they need it.

From the Azure portal, customers will be able to view all their Azure data services running across both on-premise and cloud infrastructures and can apply consistent policy, security and governance of data across all environments. Customers will also get limitless scale by seamlessly spinning up additional Kubernetes clusters in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) if they run out of capacity on-premise.
These set of technologies will unlock new hybrid scenarios for customers by bringing Azure services and management to any infrastructure. Today, Azure Arc is only available in preview mode.

 

To read Microsoft’s full announcement: CLICK HERE

 

If you need some advice and guidance on how the Cloud can change your business for the better, whether that be for AWS, Azure or the use of hybrid technologies,

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