Nouveau Newsletter April 2021
Cloud Partnership Update
We are delighted to have been awarded the Microsoft Cloud Productivity and Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions competencies at the Gold level. Gold Partners must demonstrate proven expertise in delivering quality Azure and Office365 solutions in a specialised area and meet certain criteria including performance metrics, technical competency exams and customer references.
As well as being a Microsoft Gold Partner we are also an AWS Marketplace Consulting Partner. These partnerships are a testament to our expertise in designing, building, and securing AWS and Azure environments for our clients.
Increasingly, clients are valuing the benefits of a flexible consumption billing model that the cloud brings, and our team can help you to choose the right subscription model for your business.
Whether you are embarking on your cloud journey or looking for help and support to navigate the complexities of moving to the cloud please get in touch with our Cloud team here.
Fortinet FortiGate 80F
Fortinet have released their new FortiGate 80F series next-generation firewalls that boast secure SD-WAN and Integrated WiFi6 capabilities.
The 80F provides an application-centric, scalable and secure SD-WAN solution in a compact, fanless, desktop form factor for enterprise branch offices and mid-sized businesses.
If you are interested in acquiring one, please do not hesitate to get in touch by calling 01189 699290 or emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Partners, SentinelOne, announced as Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Official Cybersecurity Partner
As Aston Martin make their return to Formula One™ racing in 2021, we are extremely proud of our partners SentinelOne who have become the official cybersecurity partner of the Aston Martin Cognizant F1 team.
It has been a magnificent journey so far working alongside SentinelOne as they continue to grow and evolve hugely year on year – congratulations to them for reaching this partnership with such a prestigious British racing brand. We cannot wait to see what the future has in store.
Nouveau are one of SentinelOne’s first UK managed services partners. With extensive cybersecurity experience gained from over 25 years of helping clients to mitigate threats across networked, application, cloud and mobile environments. Learn about how we can help here.
SentinelOne Endpoint Protection Platform unifies prevention, detection and response in a single purpose-built agent powered by machine learning and automation. It provides rapid elimination of threats with fully automated, policy driven response capabilities and complete visibility into the endpoint environment with full content and real-time forensics.
Rise in Phishing Attacks
It has come to our attention that many of our customers have seen an increased number of phishing campaigns over the last few weeks and it has become clear that there is some concern regarding the best way to deal with these emails.
As an IT organisation ourselves, we know for a fact that security issues come in many different forms and it just so happens to be the case that phishing has the potential to be a very devastating variation of a cyber-attack.
In the opening months of 2021, extremely convincing phishing campaigns have been catching vulnerable business off guard so we thought it would be prudent to provide some insight and practical advice when it comes to spotting and overcoming these manipulative messages.
Learn more by viewing out 6 Top Tips to Avoid Phishing Attacks blog here.
Microsoft Gold Announcement: We are delighted to have been awarded the Cloud Productivity and Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions competencies at the Gold level for Office 365. Gold Partners must demonstrate proven expertise in delivering quality solutions in a specialised area and meet certain criteria including performance metrics, technical competency exams and customer references.
These competencies demonstrate our expertise and commitment in building and managing Microsoft Office 365 environments for our customers. As a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider, we can provide our customers with flexible billing, advice and services to ensure their Microsoft 365 and Azure environments are proactively managed, secured and supported.
As more organisations are moving applications and data to the cloud, accelerated by the shift to work from home model more customers are turning to Nouveau. If you are embarking on your cloud journey and would like some advice around your IT infrastructure and technology to support this new way of working, please get in touch.
To learn more about our Cloud Solutions and Services click here.
Education’s changing security challenges | Webinar
The pandemic has caused great disruption to our society, in the way we live, work, and the impact is also being felt across universities and colleges. Education’s changing security challenges are a pain point
As a result, educators have had to rapidly adapt and build a curriculum that can be delivered through online courses and deploy infrastructure to support remote and distance learning. Tackling today’s emerging cyber challenges is easier said than done.
The challenge is doing this securely and at scale, not only to support the needs of today but to also meet the demands of the future.
That’s why Nouveau has teamed up with Education Technology Magazine and Fortinet to provide you with the tips and advice you need to understand the steps and practices needed for you to implement and maintain a safe, secure, remote e-learning environment.
Watch our webinar on the topic below. You can also watch it directly on our YouTube channel here.
Interested in learning more? Get in touch
2021 IT trends your business should be thinking about
For a large majority of companies and consumers alike, 2021 hasn’t been the easiest of years. With working from home hitting hard and fast, the security of VPNs and devices became even more important. As we approach the halfway point of 2021, now is the time to look ahead to what IT trends are fast approaching.
Here are our top IT trends and predictions your business should be thinking about now to prepare for 2021.
Distributed Cloud for remote working
2020 brought with it all sorts of business challenges however, one core technological challenge which became apparent during lockdown is data storage. With a large percentage of the country working from home, the need to access data remotely and by multiple parties became vital.
According to Gartner, the world public cloud services market is forecasted to have grown by 6.3% this year. This is a big trend we are expecting to see continue into 2021 and beyond with more companies becoming more flexible with remote working the demand for data storage is only set to get bigger.
Cyber security – a continuing IT trend
As well as ensuring we have the right technology to enable us to work from home what has become even more important to many companies now is to ensure cyber security and VPNs are as secure as they can be.
This was an issue that became apparent earlier in 2020 when Covid-19 hit meaning most of us were working from home for a significant amount of time. With this brought along more cyber-attacks calling for companies to review their cyber security.
Although we hope to go back to some kind of normality in 2021 and return to the office, the choice of working from home looks like it may now become more of a flexible option for many office placed staff. This will result in cyber security continuing to be a priority for many businesses.
The evolution of AI
Back in the 1950s AI or Artificial Intelligence was just a science fiction concept, we didn’t have the ability or technology to make it a reality. However, through our ever-evolving digital world, AI has become a bigger part of our life, than we could have imagined. It is used in a variety of sectors and products already, from hospitals and schools to household appliances and cars.
We may still be a few years away from building AI smart enough to potentially overthrow us, however, there are other concerns and preparations companies need to think about if they are considering using AI. Fortinet has a great article which discusses these concerns and the reason why this will be a trend in 2021.
Hyper automation – a modern concept for a modern workplace
In these modern, tech lead times we are often quite impatient, we want everything to happen instantly. We have had automation in many of our systems for quite a few years now, but the idea of hyper automation is a reasonably new concept. This is something which is sure to become bigger in 2021 as an IT trend.
The idea of hyper-automation is exactly what you imagine it to be. It is the concept that everything within a company or office could be automated, should it be. In a world where time is precious and often expensive, the ability to automate where and whenever possible not only saves money but it increases speed and efficiency for multiple processes. We look forward to seeing this crop up multiple times in 2021!
So, those are our top 2021 IT trends which businesses need to know about before the new year arrives. Many are continuations from this year but are likely to be more prominent in 2021.
For more information on our 2021 IT trends or advice on how to be prepared for the new year contact us today.
All that is left is to thank all our current and new customers for their custom throughout this year, we appreciate you all. We look forward to continuing to work with you all in 2021 and beyond.