Our first ever entry into the Real IT awards has resulted in MSV being shortlisted for a prestigious accolade. We’ve been nominated as finalists in the Project of the Year category for our work with Capital City College Group (CCCG).

The merger of three colleges at CCCG, London’s largest further education college group, initiated a complex transition programme. Following a strategic review, MSV Consultancy upgraded the college group’s IT infrastructure, providing a multi-site solution that is more resilient against cyber-attacks and improves the user experience in a technology-enhanced learning environment.

We’re delighted to be in the running for the Project of the Year award, which highlights a highly successful technology project that not only demonstrates effective management and delivery approaches but also delivers real value to the customer.

Hosted by the Corporate IT Forum since 2014, the Real IT Awards acknowledge expertise across the IT spectrum and are judged by a panel that includes senior executives from the London School of Economics, News Corp, Ofsted, the Economist Intelligence Unit and BP as well as Joanna Davinson, chief technology officer at the Home Office and Mike Potter, director, EU Exit Capability in the Cabinet Office. The winners of the 2019 Real IT Awards will be announced on May 9 at a special awards ceremony at the Hilton London Bankside.

We are also putting a lot of effort currently into raising awareness of the dangers that SMEs face from cyber-attacks. These are on the increase, and the UK business community is particularly vulnerable. Last year, 47% of small businesses in the UK suffering breaches or attacks, according to the Government’s Cyber Security survey. To tackle the problem, we have created a free webinar that addresses why ransomware poses such a threat and includes key steps that small business owners can take to ensure IT resilience and eliminate the risk.

Ransomware has become the most popular form of malware used in cyber-attacks and can cost between £500 and £100,000, depending on the company’s perceived ability to pay and its reliance on information technology. Many SMEs don’t think they will fall prey to a ransomware attack, but they can, and do, so it’s vital that business owners ensure they have a robust cloud backup in place to combat the threat.

To speak to one of MSV’s technical consultants, call 0845 241 6370 or email info@msvconsultancy.co.uk