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Entering a New Era

Entering a New Era

Earlier this month our Managing Director, Andy Stevens, spoke to Comms Dealer about the recent of acquisition of Nouveau Solutions by VINCI Energies – a strategic decision that has led the business to be in a stronger position than ever before.

Reliving our journey from our humble beginnings to our establishment as an industry-leading IT Managed Services Company. We’ve selected a few of our highlights from Andy’s interview below – you can read the full article here.

Our journey

“Our first big deal in 1995 brought money into the business and enabled us to start building a team and a regular client base, key milestones include achieving Microsoft Gold competency, Fortinet Platinum Partner, moving offices, achieving ISO27001 and 9001 and creating our own SaaS platform

We have built a SIEM proposition and proactive monitoring team, our security side of the business has more than quadrupled. We have also seen a reduction in traditional infrastructure as businesses move to the cloud and associated services. Current focus areas also include SD-WAN, vulnerability management, Security as a Service and building out our cloud stack.”

Choosing the right buyer

“The initial discussions on a possible sale began about a year ago… it was a case of understanding what we did, whether there was a fit and if there was a personal ambition for this to happen. There was no rush nor pressure. But as we continued to grow organically we felt that we could accelerate our growth through the right acquisition.

And, after our best year of trading, we still recognised the expansion we wanted would not come simply through organic growth alone. We didn’t want to sell our business to a private equity firm. We wanted to ensure that our existing team were on board and continue to support our growth moving forwards.”

Meeting the needs of our team

“We were not looking at the time we were approached by VINCI, however, after considerable due diligence and many conversations it became apparent that this could be a viable option which would give us what we personally wanted as well as meeting the needs and ambitions of our staff.

Around 20 per cent of our team have been with us for 10-plus years, we have a low staff turnover, practically no sickness and have built a great positive workplace.”

A time to maximise opportunities

“[VINCI Energies’ acquisition] in effect gives us a whole new channel opportunity, the support of VINCI will make Nouveau a more commercial proposition for new clients with sizeable deals. Our main priorities now are to transition the business and maximise the opportunities available to us through building relationships with other business units, while not taking our eye off the ball.”

About Nouveau

Nouveau Solutions is a specialist IT Managed Services Company with a strategic focus on delivering cloud, infrastructure, compliance, network, and security solutions. We focus on making the complex simple, delivering results for your organisation.

To discuss how we can help your business maximise its use of technology to harness growth – speak to one of our  IT consultants today on 01189 186822.

Greenbone Networks partners with Nouveau to boost UK market reach

Greenbone Networks partners with Nouveau to boost UK market reach

Greenbone Networks partners with Nouveau Solutions Ltd to boost UK market reach

Nouveau adds Greenbone vulnerability management solutions to its cybersecurity portfolio

1st May, 2019 – Greenbone Networks, a leading provider of vulnerability management, today announced it is partnering with Reading-based managed services company, Nouveau Solutions Ltd, to boost the availability of its vulnerability management solutions in the UK market. The deal means Nouveau, which delivers a range of IT, network and managed services to more than 500 UK organisations, will now offer the Greenbone Security Manager appliances as part of its cybersecurity portfolio.

To help its customers improve their security posture, Nouveau has developed a Security Lifecycle Process; a proven methodology that enables organisations to protect their infrastructures against rapidly emerging cybersecurity threats. Greenbone’s solutions will pay a strategic role in this process, by enabling Nouveau’s team of managed services experts to automatically identify vulnerabilities in its customers’ infrastructures, while at the same time, close these gaps.

Nouveau, which has a range of commercial and public sector customers, anticipates particular demand for these vulnerability management services from UK health providers.

“UK organisations – especially in the health sector – are still smarting from the WannaCry attacks, when hackers exploited a well-known vulnerability in order to spread their malware and hold entire organisations to ransom. No one wants to run the risk of a similar attack, so organisations are increasingly turning to vulnerability management solutions to pinpoint and close weak spots in their infrastructures,” said Andy Stevens, Business Unit Director of Nouveau. “This is a very timely partnership with Greenbone. It’s industry-leading vulnerability management system is a great complement to the solutions we offer at Nouveau and its hands-on approach to working with the channel makes it the ideal partner.”

Dirk Schrader, chief marketing officer at Greenbone, added: “Nouveau’s approach to cybersecurity – that high-level security cannot be achieved with products alone but as part of a thorough, proactive, resilient solution – is a goal we share at Greenbone. This is an exciting partnership for us and we are looking forward to working with and learning from Nouveau and the wealth of expertise it has to offer.”

 

About Greenbone Networks:
Founded in 2008, Greenbone Networks is a leading, global provider of vulnerability management solutions. Based on open source software, the Greenbone Security Manager (GSM) analyses IT network devices – including desktop computers, servers, software applications, routers and VoIP devices – identifying security vulnerabilities, providing detailed reports and instructions to resolve security issues before attackers are able to exploit them. The solutions include a daily, automatic security update. Greenbone’s vulnerability management solutions are deployed in more than 30,000 installations and integrations across a broad range of industries and company sizes, and its vulnerability management software has been downloaded more than 2.5 million times. Greenbone is headquartered in Osnabrueck, Germany.

For further information, please visit: www.greenbone.net/en

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About Nouveau Solutions:

Founded in 1992, Nouveau Solutions is a specialist IT managed services company with a strategic focus on delivering cloud, infrastructure, compliance, network and security solutions. They specialise in finding the optimum solution to meet their customers’ operational needs and supporting their business growth and transformation ambitions.

Based in Wokingham, the company serves a wide range of clients of all sizes across the UK, both private and public organisations.

For more information about Nouveau Solutions Ltd, please visit https://www.nouveau.co.uk

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We’ve been shortlisted for the CRN Sales and Marketing Awards 2019!

We’ve been shortlisted for the CRN Sales and Marketing Awards 2019!

We are humbled to announce that we have been shortlisted for the CRN Sales and Marketing Awards 2019.

CRN have shortlisted us for the “Best New Business Win” category, following our application that details our work for Timeline TV, who consistently innovates in their industry.

We are looking forward to finding out whether we have won on the 4th July in London!

Stay tuned for updates!

 

Find the full shortlist here

Vinci Energies UK and ROI acquires Nouveau Solutions Ltd

Vinci Energies UK and ROI acquires Nouveau Solutions Ltd

VINCI Energies, the VINCI subsidiary specialising in energy and information and communication technology, announces the acquisition of Nouveau Solutions Ltd. This acquisition strengthens its Axians portfolio of ICT security, cloud and managed services in the United Kingdom. Axians is the brand of VINCI Energies dedicated to ICT solutions and services.

 

 

Nouveau Solutions Ltd is a specialist IT managed services company with a strategic focus on delivering cloud, infrastructure, compliance, network and security solutions. The company specialises in finding the optimum solution to meet its customers’ operational needs and supporting their business growth and transformation ambitions.

Established over 25 years ago, Nouveau Solutions Ltd provides expert advice, design and proactive managed services and solutions to a wide range of clients across the private and public sectors. Nouveau Solutions’ areas of expertise cover security services, including a fully managed SIEM service, business managed IT services and support, Microsoft development and implementation services, as well as a wide range of data centre and cloud services. Based in Wokingham, Nouveau Solutions Ltd serves a wide UK customer base and employs 35 staff, with an annual turnover of £7 million.

The acquisition, finalised on 29th of March, enhances the services offered by VINCI Energies UK & ROI through its ICT brand, Axians, which provides Network Systems Integration services across the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

Rochdi Ziyat, Chief Executive Officer, VINCI Energies UK & ROI, said: “Nouveau Solutions Ltd is a fantastic addition to the VINCI Energies group and marks another big milestone in our ambitious plan. VINCI Energies entered the UK’s ICT market in 2014 and this latest acquisition will bolster the strengths of our Axians brand and bring complementary capabilities to Axians Networks, enabling us to make our customers’ ICT solutions ready for their secure digital future.”

Andy Stevens, Managing Director, Nouveau Solutions Ltd, commented: “We are really excited to be setting out on the next stage of our journey and thrilled to have become a part of the VINCI Energies group. The group’s business model was a real attraction for us, giving us the ability to grow our company and use the strength of the Axians network of business units, both in the UK and across the globe. This is a tremendous opportunity for us to accelerate our efforts and at the same time retain our autonomy and culture so we can continue to deliver personal experience to our clients.”

For any media enquries, please contact berni.maguire@nouveau.co.uk.

More information

ABOUT VINCI ENERGIES

In a world undergoing constant change, VINCI Energies focuses on connections, performance, energy efficiency and data to fast-track the rollout of new technologies and support two major changes: the digital transformation and the energy transition. With their strong regional roots and agile organisational structure, VINCI Energies’ business units boost the reliability, safety and efficiency of energy, transport and communication infrastructure, factories, buildings and information systems.

2019: €12.6 billion revenue // 77,500 employees // 1,800 business units // 53 countries
www.vinci-energies.com //
www.vinci-energies.co.uk

@VINCIEnergiesUK

 

ABOUT AXIANS

Axians is an international network that Axians supports its customers — private-sector companies, public-sector entities, operators and service providers — in their infrastructures and digital solutions development. They offer a comprehensive range of ICT solutions and services spanning business applications and data analytics, enterprise networks and digital workspaces, datacenters and cloud services, telecommunications infrastructure and cybersecurity. They specialise in consulting, design, integration and service teams to develop bespoke digital transformation solutions that contribute to successful business outcomes for its customers.

Revenues of €2.3 billion, across 22 countries with over 10,000 employees.
www.axians.com //
www.axians.co.uk

 

HP announce expansion of 2018 HP Notebook Computer Battery Safety Recall

HP announce expansion of 2018 HP Notebook Computer Battery Safety Recall

In January 2019, HP announced an expansion to its voluntary safety recall and replacement program for a variety of certain notebook computer and mobile workstation batteries. The original announcement was made back in January 2018.

“The potentially affected batteries may have been shipped with HP ProBook (64x G2 and G3 series, 65x G2 and G3 series, 4xx G4 (430, 440, 450, 455, and 470)), HP x360, HP ENVY m6, HP Pavilion x360, HP 11 Notebook Computers and HP ZBook (17 G3, 17 G4, and Studio G3) Mobile Workstations sold worldwide from December 2015 through April 2018. Additionally, these batteries may have been sold as accessories or replacement batteries for HP ProBook 4xx G5 (430, 440, 450, 455, and 470), HP ENVY 15, HP Mobile Thin Clients (mt20, mt21, and mt31), and the HP ZBook Studio G4 Mobile Workstation or for any of the preceding products from December 2015 through December 2018 through HP or an authorized Service Provider.” ~ HP website

These batteries are at risk of overheating, posing a fire and burn hazard to customers.

Please recheck your batteries, even if you did so previously and were told that it was not affected.

More information can be found on HP’s website. Click here to learn more.

We retain our Microsoft Gold Competencies!

We retain our Microsoft Gold Competencies!

We would like to congratulate Gareth Scott, Daniel Fraser, and Divvy Mehta, three members of our fantastic server team, for successfully passing exams that have allowed us to renew a number of our Microsoft Competencies, including Microsoft Gold Productivity.

After a long year of studying and enhancing their knowledge, we can truly say that their hard work was well worth it!

These Microsoft competencies allow Nouveau to demonstrate our vast understanding of Microsoft products and services.

If you would like to learn more about these competencies or to discover what Nouveau can offer, feel free to call us on 01189 186822 or send an email to marketing@nouveau.co.uk.


” I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all the prompt assistance you provided us with during this project.

Could you kindly express our gratitude to your engineers for the excellent work they carried out for us. “

Farhad | London Borough of Hounslow

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” Being responsible for IT in an organisation which is very tech dependant is a real challenge, especially having no formal IT experience myself.  Having the Nouveau team at the end of the phone is a real-life saver and I have needed a life line many times.  I most appreciate the accessibility, knowledge and friendliness of the team. “

Judith Ball | CFO | Aspen Worldwide

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” The company I work for has been using Nouveau Solutions for the past 15+ years and I have had the pleasure myself to build up a good, close relationship with them for about 12 of those years.

Nouveau Solutions have dedicated teams for each different area that are made up of very knowledgeable technicians and engineers that specialise in their specific area of expertise. It is due to this that I always feel confident that Nouveau Solutions will be able to deliver us any IT services that we may request from them (there has been a lot over the years).

They have always gone above and beyond to deliver high quality professional IT services to meet any requirements that we throw at them within any timeframes that we may set.

On top of the ad-hoc IT services we request from Nouveau Solutions, they also monitor, manage, maintain and support some of our network infrastructure and have always been on hand to resolve any issues that may be noticed via their monitoring or raised by us within a timely manner.

We also purchase the majority of our IT equipment including hardware, software and licensing through Nouveau Solutions which is always at a reasonable price and always received within a timely manner.

Since day one of our relationship with Nouveau Solutions we have been appointed to the same one account manager which has allowed him to get to know our business very well. The service that has been provided by him to us has been nothing but exceptional. He always comes across as knowledgeable in any business discussions that we may have and has always been happy to take the time to communicate with us, make us aware of anything that we need to be aware of, or provide us with updates on anything.  I have always had the impression that his main priority is to ensure that we are happy with everything that Nouveau Solutions provides to us and he will do anything to ensure that is the case.

All in all, I have nothing but praise to offer for Nouveau Solutions and would highly recommend them to any company that was looking for an IT services company.  There are definitely no plans here to switch to a different IT services company for the foreseeable future.

Here’s to many more years with using Nouveau Solutions! “

Lee Burgess | IT Systems Administrator | Combined Independents (Holdings) Ltd

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” Nouveau have been brilliant from start to finish – very professional and competitive with their service and pricing. We needed a large number of Firewalls to deploy across our global company over a very short time period and thanks to Jack’s excellent availability, Nouveau’s turn-around time was extremely swift, even with nearly no notice. Nouveau not only provided us with the hardware  – one of their competent technicians supplied us with some design work in the past to help with our data centre firewalls replacement project! Nouveau have been great to work with. “

Hassan Ashraf | IT Service and Infrastructure Manager | Everlight Radiology

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” In the summer of 2017, I approached Nouveau in the hope of finding a competent partner that could help us through an upcoming hardware refresh. A priority of ours was to discover a local business (within 20 miles) that excelled and specialised in HPE, Dell, Fortinet and Microsoft/Office 365 as we planned to refresh our whole core infrastructure,. This included storage, infrastructure hosting and networking (core, access and perimeter) for our headquarters and our other branches. After an extensive phase of speccing, detail planning and quoting, Andy Swain and his team were able to offer a “spot on” solution for our demands with a very high cost/value ratio. This project led to a very open and trusting partnership with Nouveau and made them our No.1 partner within IT. “

Stefan Nader | Ensilica

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