30 Mar 2020
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Working through Covid-19

We are continuing to monitor the impact the COVID-19 crisis is having on IT projects but of course, working in IT does mean that services can often be delivered remotely.

Consequently, we have identified areas where we think we can help organisations face some of the challenges that the Coronavirus outbreak might be causing by making workers work from home.

 

This includes:-

• Achieving remote connectivity
• Problem solving
• System configuration and set up
• System Architecture
• Design reviews
• Project planning (e.g. future migration/rollout projects)
• IT strategy reviews
• Hosting workshop sessions
• Remote meeting attendance and hosting
• On-line training sessions

 

AND providing remote assistance to customers including:-

  • Endpoint management (i.e. the ability to remotely discover, provision, deploy, update and troubleshoot endpoint devices within an organisation).
  • Endpoint management – system health checks.
  • Application sequencing/packaging/delivery.
  • Endpoint remote connectivity.

 

Our approach is to offer simplified and appropriate remote assistance for customers with sessions:-

  • Scheduled on an ‘ad-hoc’ basis.
  • Remotely delivered ‘on-line’.
  • Billed by the hour.

 

If this is of interest to your organisation and you would like further details please get in touch so that we can schedule a call to discuss your requirements.

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.

 

If you need some advice and guidance on how Venture 1 can help with your businesses security needs,

FIND OUT MORE HERE.

08 May 2019

Tech and Tea with V1C: The Venture 1 Consulting Podcast!

Venture 1 Consulting is today delighted to announce the imminent launch of our first in a series of podcast shows, Tech and Tea with V1C.

Each episode of the Tech and Tea Podcast series will treat listeners to the wealth of knowledge that the fantastic technical team at Venture 1 has; as well as exposure to exciting special guest presenters from time to time! With over 100 years of combined experience between the team, we’re delighted to share our stories and industry insights with you, our listener. Episodes will be posted on iTunes, Spotify and the Venture 1 Podcast Page.

Join Venture 1 and guests as we dive deep into the questions you want answering on a range of technical topics from Cloud, Storage and Infrastructure, to the latest and greatest Security solutions. Venture 1 will both educate and entertain listeners in an informal, chatty atmosphere. So grab yourself a tea and let’s talk tech with V1C!

 

To stay up to date with every episode as it is released, sign up to our newsletter here.

 

We look forward to you joining us and sharing our real life experiences of working with the latest technologies!