CWIEME: The global coil winding and electrical engineering event

During a three-day span, more than 6,000 experienced engineers and professionals specialising in procurement, research and development, and production management will gather to explore and obtain products and services from a diverse pool of over 600 suppliers offering a broad array of components, raw materials, and process machinery.
CWIEME is not just an exhibition; it’s an immersive experience that propels the entire electrical manufacturing sector forward. Join us to stay at the forefront of industry developments, connect with industry professionals, and contribute to shaping the future of electrical manufacturing.

Explore Cutting-Edge Tech​

It’s your chance to witness the latest technological advancements, from electric motors and transformers to coil winding machinery and materials. Leading companies and exhibitors from around the globe gather here to showcase their state-of-the-art products and solutions.

Network with Industry Leaders

At CWIEME, we embrace growth, innovation, and the evolution of electrification. That’s why we are introducing our inaugural Start-Up Zone, providing a firsthand look at groundbreaking ideas. For unique insights into the global landscape of the industry, explore our Country Pavilions, where diverse nations showcase their distinctive expertise.
Stay Ahead with Expert Insights

Stay ahead of the curve by attending the numerous sessions across two stages at CWIEME Berlin. Over 50 Industry experts and thought leaders share their knowledge and insights on the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in the electrical engineering field.
Shaping the future of electrification

We are collaborating with universities and other institutions to craft and establish the Future Engineers Programme, running parallel to the main event. Our objective is to build a program that addresses the talent gap, draws in young talent to the industry, and provides them with exposure to a myriad of career opportunities.

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Adverity launches first AI tool to transform data at speed

Adverity, the integrated data platform for connecting, managing, and using your data at scale, today announced the rollout of Enrichment Copilot, the new AI powered assistant to help customers transform and clean data exactly how they need it. Customers can simply indicate how they would like to transform their data by writing in simple English, and the Enrichment Copilot will provide step-by-step instructions on how to achieve the transformation, removing barriers such as coding knowledge, ultimately helping to improve data quality and enhancing efficiency.

By removing the need to refer to product documentation and manual processes, Enrichment Copilot improves efficiencies for users, allowing data transformation to take place in a quicker and easier manner.

Customer Feedback on Enrichment Copilot (feedback provided from Jan 24-Mar 24 during Beta testing of Enrichment Copilot)

“I think the Enrichment Copilot is a really good resource for new users that are still trying to learn. Without it, they would be reaching out to support with questions that the Enrichment Copilot can answer. It also helps them link available information to the specific transformation scenario. I think it’s a real time saver.” – Kyle Walker, Clayton Homes

“It’s just a really great way of  accessing the documentation I need for a very specific enrichment case. Enrichment Copilot actually got me the information I needed – I wouldn’t even know where to look in the documentation.

“It’s also handy for troubleshooting. When I am working on an enrichment and it keeps failing, I’ll just ask Enrichment Copilot hey, how would you do this?” – Landon Perry, Green Line Digital

Martin Brunthaler, CTO at Adverity commented: “Our mission at Adverity is to give the modern marketer the best data foundation for managing and using their data. 

Transformations are a critical aspect for anyone trying to unlock the true power of data. 

“By harnessing the power of AI, we are able to remove another barrier of entry to making data truly accessible without needing to manage a complex array of tools.”

Throughout 2024, Adverity will be incorporating even more AI into its product features with a focus on data quality and data insights, based on overwhelming positive client feedback.

2024 product updates include:

Smart data monitoring: helping you maintain high quality data over time by detecting changes to your data sets and suggesting monitors to catch or act on them.

Integration with chat tools such as ChatGPT and Gemini: allowing users to have real-time conversations with their data to ask questions using non-technical language and receive instant answers. 

Smart Naming Conventions: Using AI to maintain better data quality and making it easier for customers to analyze marketing performance.

Enrichment Copilot will be available to all Adverity customers from mid-April 2024, with more AI features set to be rolled out throughout 2024. 


Snom recognises UK distributors as it celebrates successful year end

IP manufacturer thanks its partners for their exceptional performance in the 2023/24 financial year
Snom, the premium brand for IP based communications, is celebrating a successful year in business after reaping the rewards of its international outlook.
This year, Snom’s business skyrocketed in both Spain and Italy. In other European regions, such as France, the United Kingdom and DACH, the manufacturer preserved its market share and it also increased its presence in the Middle East.
The past year has been challenging for many businesses. Europe has experienced somewhat conservative purchasing behaviour due to the ongoing global political crisis and economic uncertainty. Even in this climate, Snom has maintained its position in the market – with its partners playing a crucial role in helping to achieve this stability.
“From the manufacturers of IP phone systems to specialist dealers and distributors worldwide: all of them have contributed to Snom’s ongoing success in the market,” says Fabio Albanini, Head of International Sales at Snom. “Certainly, the introduction of new products such as the hospitality range and solutions such as the M5xx have contributed to this success. Still, it’s extraordinary what our distributors have achieved over the past fiscal year to meet the demands of resellers.”
Despite the difficult market situation, two of Snom’s UK distributors were able to maintain their platinum and gold certifications.
These certifications are given out annually by Snom, to recognise the outstanding sales targets achieved by its partners, as well as other qualitative criteria – such as providing excellent customer support or showing in-depth knowledge of Snom products.
ProVu has been awarded Platinum Distributor for another year while Electronic Frontier has once again been recognised as a Gold Distributor.
Snom is looking forward to continued collaboration with its partners in the year ahead, treading new paths and setting further milestones together.


Scottish technology specialists incovo celebrates expansion with new team members and new clients

incovo’s 20-year journey of continual growth to become one of Scotland’s leading managed IT, connectivity and cyber security services providers shows no sign of slowing as it reveals the new faces joining the expanding team, as well as the latest clients to be welcomed aboard.
For more than two decades incovo has been connecting, protecting and transforming businesses. Their range of IT and cyber security services utilise the most advanced technology on the market to help organisations increase efficiency, improve productivity, reduce costs, and minimise environmental impact. And now incovo is pleased to introduce four new faces who have joined the team to help businesses across Scotland and beyond communicate smarter and interact better.
Firstly, the appointment of Iain Bissett as Technical IT Director. Iain has an impressive 35 years of experience in technology, working within the banking sector and enjoying senior roles at Tesco Bank and RBS. His valuable experience in IT systems, approach and security make him a fantastic addition to the incovo team.
Next is Matthew Bell who joins as a Senior IT Technician. For seven years, Matthew has thrived within in the IT sector, working for various managed service providers. He takes an extremely methodical approach to his work, with exceptional problem solving skills.
They are joined by Pete Roman who has taken on the role of Senior IT Technician. Pete brings with him more than 15 years in the IT industry and thanks to his knowledge and experience working as a senior systems engineer, he is already proving to be a real asset to the team.
And finally, Harold Ogiemwense, who is embarking upon an apprenticeship as an IT Technician. His obvious energy and enthusiasm make him a dynamic addition to the growing team.
All four new team members have hit the ground running, servicing incovo’s impressive roster of established clients as well as welcoming several big new names. The latest additions to the books include West Lothian estate agents Bridges Properties, Edinburgh’s Buck’s Bar, and creative signage company The Evolve Group. The team at incovo have also been busy supporting the important work at Glasgow’s Indigo Childcare Group and Multi Cultural Family Base which promotes the well-being of disadvantaged children and families.
These new clients serve as a great illustration of the diverse breadth of businesses, charities and organisations that continue to choose incovo for IT, cyber security, cloud back-up, connectivity and cloud telephony services.
Commenting on the expansion, incovo CEO Chris Thomas explained; “We’re passionate about helping businesses unlock the power of digital technology. We understand the transformational effect that professional IT support can have in terms of driving businesses forward, and that’s why we’ve expanded – to make the process of modernising technology as simple as possible.”
About income

incovo is one of Scotland’s leading managed IT, connectivity and cyber security services providers. Established in 2002, today it proudly serves small to global enterprise customers throughout the UK, Europe, and the Middle East.
Chris Thomas was appointed CEO of incovo at just 20 years of age. Within a few short years he has radically revolutionised the company,and in 2019 he earned himself a nomination and a coveted place on the shortlist of The Institute of Directors ‘Young Director of the Year’ awards. He also finalised for the ‘Next Generation Award’ at The Herald Scottish Family Business Awards, and won the ‘Business Growth Award’ at the West Lothian Business Awards.

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HP Announces The Certification Of New Poly Terminals By Enreach For Service Providers

Poly Edge E desk phones are now certified by Enreach for Service Providers and integrated into the Enreach UP platform
HP and Enreach for Service Providers, the European leader in converged contact solutions, announce the evolution of their long-term partnership through the certification of the Poly Edge E range and the integration of these terminals into the Enreach UP platform. Designed for hybrid and customizable work, the certified Poly phone range is available through HP’s network of integrator, reseller and operator partners.
As a leader in collaboration solutions, Poly’s new Poly Edge E range offers desktop phones designed to enhance the user experience. Specially designed for hybrid work, these devices feature NFC, Bluetooth®, Poly NoiseBlock AI and Poly Accoustic Fence technologies. These allow the synchronization of mobile phone contacts, dialing and answering from the office phone, or automatic pairing with headphones to benefit from HD sound quality and advanced ambient noise blocking features. They are also fully customizable, with a simplified interface for configuring keys and displays. Finally, they include embedded support tools to assist remote diagnosis and troubleshooting.
Thanks to this long-term partnership between Enreach for Service Providers and Poly, all new certified Poly devices are now available for download from PartnerConnect website, and are regularly updated to keep track of device lifecycles. The deployment of these workstations is also simplified and automated through the integration of Poly’s “Zero Touch Provisioning” service.
“This evolving collaboration between Enreach for Service Providers and HP will enable the entire network of Enreach for Service Providers partners to take advantage of Poly’s innovations and benefit from an even more efficient hybrid work experience,” states Fabrice Berthelot, Sales Director, Poly France.
According to Robert Urban, Director Global Sales & Marketing, Enreach for Service Providers, “We’re delighted to further enhance our partnership with Poly.  The integration of the Poly Edge E range of desktop phones with our customizable by design “Enreach UP” platform enables end-users to take full advantage of unified communications features, whether they work remotely or in hybrid mode, empowering productivity and collaborative working.”
About Enreach for Service Providers
Enreach for Services Providers is a European leader in converged contact solutions. Our mission is to create customisable mobile-first contact solutions, enabling our partners to thrive and users to transform their interactions.
Our platform “Enreach UP” enables service providers and integrators to deliver their business customers with value-added services, including FMC, video collaboration, messaging, inbound call centre functionality and conversational bots, seamlessly integrated with mobile services, Microsoft Teams, CRM and ERP systems. Our customisable-by-design platform “Enreach UP” enables full white-labelling, personalised user experience, BYOx enablement (Carrier, OSS/BSS/mobile), APIs for integration, automation & AI as well as multiple deployment options including PaaS.
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View from the channel With Chris Brassington, CEO of ebb3

Founded in 2016, ebb3 is an award- winning digital transformation MSP and accelerated computing specialist with expertise in AI and high performance digital workspaces. It designs, builds and manages secure, enterprise-grade AI, virtual reality and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) platforms for organisations with data-heavy workloads in the automotive, AEC, healthcare, manufacturing, government, education, media & entertainment and financial services sectors. It has VMware Master Services Competency for Digital Workspace and last month achieved
ISO 27001:2022 certification for its information security management systems. In 2022, following a year of strong growth and to support future expansion, ebb3 moved to new premises in Glasshouse at Alderley Park in Cheshire. Here, CEO and co-founder Chris Brassington gives his view from the channel.

Technology Reseller (TR): How’s business? Better or worse than 12 months ago? And how confident are you about the future?
Chris Brassington (CB): Definitely better. Our strategic focus on accelerated computing, coupled with close collaboration with key partners such as Nvidia, VMware and Dell, has positioned us at the forefront of technology waves, particularly in facilitating hybrid working environments and harnessing AI to boost workforce productivity.
The demand for our services has been exceptionally positive, reflecting the growing recognition of the value we bring to our customers. We’re all about understanding their needs and tailoring solutions to fit them. It’s this customer- centric approach that keeps them coming back and referring us to others. As a result, our outlook for the future is extremely optimistic.
We’re excited about the opportunities that lie ahead and are confident in our ability to continue driving growth and innovation. We’re actively planning to expand our team and welcome new talent to ebb3 in 2024, further strengthening our capabilities and reinforcing our commitment to delivering exceptional results for our clients.

TR: In what areas are you experiencing strongest demand?
CB: The strongest demand is for enabling, particularly around Artificial Intelligence. AI has become something of a buzzword in the business world, yet many organisations are still trying to grasp how it can truly benefit their operations.
That’s where ebb3 comes in. Our expertise in AI enables us to create tailored Private AI solutions that align with the specific needs and objectives of our customers. By helping companies navigate the complexities of AI adoption and showcasing tangible use cases that deliver real value, we’re capitalising on this demand and positioning ourselves as trusted partners in their digital transformation journeys.
We were early players in the AI game. Our partnerships with Nvidia and Dell have been instrumental in our AI success, and being crowned AI Champions by Dell and Nvidia in both 2020 and 2021 really helped solidify our expertise in the AI space. By collaborating closely with these industry leaders, we’ve gained access to state-of-the-art hardware, software and expertise that has enabled us to stay at the forefront of AI innovation and maintain our competitive edge.
TR: What recent wins are you most proud of?
CB: I am proud of our ongoing relationship with Aston Martin Lagonda. We designed (and now support) their GPU-accelerated VDI environment which includes access to vital computer-aided design tools and applications.
Most recently, we worked with Aston Martin Lagonda to build a scalable high- performance computing (HPC) platform that connects to their VDI environment. Bringing compute acceleration to the data centre widens the reach of virtualisation to every user and creates a great user experience that rivals physical PCs.
Separately, we recently attained 27001:2022 certification, having retained ISO 2001:2013 since our first year of operations. This is a significant milestone for ebb3. By achieving ISO 27001:2022 certification, we demonstrate our commitment to continuous improvement and compliance with best practices in information security management. This instils confidence in our customers and partners that we take data security seriously and are proactive in addressing emerging threats and vulnerabilities.

The ISO 27001:2022 certification enhances our credibility and competitiveness in the market.
TR: Where is business proving most difficult?
CB: Navigating the ever-changing vendor landscape can be a difficult job. Managing relationships with multiple vendors and staying ahead of their evolving strategies and priorities is particularly challenging. ebb3 is not your typical reseller; we pride ourselves on our consultative approach, meaning it is crucial for us to maintain strong partnerships and open lines of communication with our vendors to ensure alignment and facilitate smooth collaboration.
The recent acquisition of VMware by Broadcom has introduced new variables that we must navigate effectively to ensure minimal disruption to our operations and client relationships. This includes potential changes in product offerings and pricing models, among other factors.
Despite these challenges, we remain committed to delivering value to our customers and finding innovative solutions to overcome obstacles. By staying proactive and focused on our customers’ needs, I’m confident that we can continue to navigate these challenges

TR: How have you changed/are you changing business operations to exploit new opportunities?
CB: We’ve been actively evolving our business so that we are ready to take on any new opportunities that come our way. One major area of focus is training. I believe that actively investing in our team is the key to staying ahead. By ensuring they are equipped with the latest skills and knowledge, we are able to differentiate ourselves from competitors and attract clients who value expertise and reliability.

It is essential to showcase our specialised knowledge through industry accreditations. We recently gained a VMware Master Service Competency in Digital Workspace, and we are particularly proud of this achievement as it highlights ebb3 as industry leaders. This not only instils confidence in our customers but also sets us apart from the competition.
By continuously investing in team training and pursuing industry accreditations, we ensure that we are well-equipped to deliver exceptional value to our clients, helping them achieve their goals and driving mutual success.
TR: What do you see as the biggest challenges facing channel businesses today?
CB: I’d say one of the most significant challenges is the struggle to add substantial value in an increasingly competitive landscape. With so many players fighting for attention, it’s crucial for channel businesses to differentiate themselves and provide unique value propositions to their clients.
It is crucial that we stay relevant amidst rapidly evolving technologies and market trends. Keeping up with the latest advancements and ensuring that our offerings remain cutting-edge requires constant vigilance and adaptability.
TR: Could vendors and distributors do more to help you overcome these challenges? And if so, what?
CB: Our partner vendors play a crucial role in the success of
our company. If they could tailor their offerings to better support specialisation, it would be a game-changer for us. Providing more targeted training, custom solutions, or even just being more attentive to our specific requirements would definitely help us overcome challenges more effectively. It’s all about collaboration and understanding each other’s needs to drive mutual success.
TR: Are customers becoming more demanding, and if so, in what ways?
CB: I don’t believe that customers are becoming more demanding; they are just getting better at articulating their requirements and preferences. This shift towards clearer communication is actually a positive development from my perspective. It enables us to gain deeper insights into our customers’ needs and pain points, ultimately empowering us to provide more tailored solutions and services.
By being more open about where they need assistance, our customers are facilitating a more collaborative relationship, allowing us to better align our offerings with their specific needs and expectations. This improved level of communication is fostering a more open partnership between us and our customers, ultimately leading to more mutually beneficial outcomes.
TR: If you could change one aspect of your job, what would it be and why?
CB: I love my job as CEO of ebb3. It is a pleasure to lead a talented team of individuals who are passionate about driving innovation and delivering exceptional results.
If there’s one thing I’d like to change, it would be to have more opportunities for in-person networking. Establishing and maintaining relationships with partners, customers and vendors is crucial to my role as CEO, and face-to-face interaction is the best way to build these connections.
In the future, I hope to participate in more exciting events where I can engage with fellow industry leaders and showcase the potential of ebb3’s services.



Core to Cloud expands offering with new vendor relationships

Cybersecurity services and solutions provider Core to Cloud is enhancing IT teams’ ability to navigate the complicated threat landscape through new partnerships with SenseOn and AppOmni.
The SenseOn consolidated threat detection platform leverages Deep Learning to automate the analysis of vast, complex datasets, providing real-time threat detection, investigation and autonomous response capabilities.
Its consolidated approach to cybersecurity across identity, endpoint and network interactions increases visibility of the IT infrastructure, while reducing the need for IT teams to manage multiple point products, helping to minimise noise and alert fatigue.
AppOmni, a SaaS security posture management (SSPM) pioneer, helps businesses secure their SaaS applications by providing centralised visibility, configuration management and threat detection. Its platform continuously scans and secures the most widely adopted enterprise SaaS applications, such as Microsoft 365, Salesforce, ServiceNow and others.


Tech Channel Ambassadors (TCA) Set To Tackle UK IT Skills Gap 

New not-for-profit company aims to help fill 100,000 IT jobs 

School and community ambassadors will explain the wide range of business roles and career opportunities to a diverse range of people 

The UK IT channel contributes around £50Billion to the UK economy yet growth is restricted by the need to recruit enough staff to plug the current skills gap. Tech Channel Ambassadors is a new Community Interest Company (CIC) created to promote the channel IT industry, and to bolster inclusivity in the sector.  
Tech Channel Ambassadors aims to raise awareness of career opportunities across the IT channel to those in education, those returning to employment, and those looking to change career. This includes, but is not limited to, career opportunities for girls, BAME, disabled, neurodiverse and disadvantaged groups. 
The UK channel needs to recruit around 100,000 people to plug the current skills gap, with businesses spending around £1.5bn a year just to hold onto key staff and avoid losing them to the competition. 
And Tech Channel Ambassadors will also work to dispel some of the myths associated with careers in tech including you don’t need to be a coder to get at job, less than 5% of roles involve coding, and most roles do not require science and maths skills. 
The Tech Channel Ambassadors (TCA) team is calling on vendors, distributors, VARs, system integrators and service providers to join and make it a component of their ESG efforts. As part of TCA, they will be helping to strategically address the systemic failure to attract enough diverse talent into the industry, through both outreach and education. 
TCA’s member companies will be encouraged to invite younger staff members to act as industry Ambassadors, who will visit schools, deliver positive presentations of their experience and engage with pupils to encourage them to recognise the IT channel as a future career choice.  
TCA will provide content, delivery and engagement support, and will work closely with organisations supporting LBGTQ+, the BAME community, neurodiverse, minorities, disadvantaged backgrounds, maternity leave returners and retired people who want to return to work, plus others, to ensure a structured, long-term approach. 
The Community Interest Company’s leadership committee includes; Ian Kilpatrick, former EVP of Nuvias, Crayon managing director Hayley Mooney, Distology CEO Hayley Roberts, Westcoast executive director Alex Tatham, Rubrik’s director of channels and alliances Lisa Roberts, Rebecca Monk, chief people officer at Softcat, and Wendy Shore from the TCA . 
The idea for TCA was born from Kilpatrick’s frustrations with talent recruitment and retention, in this a sector crying out for more people. With 40 years’ channel experience, and involvement with the STEM Generation Charity, the channel veteran felt it was time to create tangible action to address the sector’s strategic failings around recruitment requirements. 
Ian Kilpatrick says: “We need more people in the IT industry, particularly women, and feedback is saying to get youngsters interested in the industry as early as possible – from primary school level. 
“We have had a shortage of talent for decades, and there is a continual stress point with companies paying money to hire and retrain talent, followed by churn and then repeating the cycle again. This impacts remuneration at all points in the business chain, which then negatively impacts growth and profits. 
“Everyone is struggling to get more staff. What we need is a channel-wide strategy that goes down to schools and up to government and NGO levels. We have to make the message heard that our industry is an area where you can do great things.” 
And while he stresses that that there are numerous companies delivering exceptionally good practice, the founding members of the committee being prime examples, it is the exception not the rule, and we need to implement an industry wide strategic approach to raise awareness that the IT Channel is positive career choice for those in education. 
“What we need is a co-operative approach, across the channel to address the systemic failure to attract enough talent into the industry, both tactically, but also strategically,” he said. “As a multi-billion-pound industry – including vendors, distributors, VARs, SI’s and service providers – we have all the capabilities to address the awareness and inclusiveness issues to resolve this. 
We believe there is a fundamental requirement for the channel to go beyond universities and into schools at Key Stage Three and Four, and even at Key Stage Two level – to drive awareness of the breadth of opportunities. 
TCA will provide hands-on experiences through internships, industry collaborations and real-world projects, and drive networking opportunities with industry leaders, technology providers and business professionals. 
“We have seen that students often self-exclude because they say they are not great at maths and science – but you don’t have to excel at those subjects to get into the channel. There are huge career prospects around sales, marketing, customer experience, logistics, and way more – the possibilities are endless. They just need to know this,” says the IT veteran.  
TCA will also interact with school career advisors, LEPS and governments and NGOs to grow its network and awareness.  
TCA is looking for companies and individuals to participate in raising the profile of the IT channel to boost our mutual success. To find out more and to become a member of Tech Channel Ambassadors, visit the website here, We are extremely grateful to Hive learning for hosting our ambassador’s platform.  


Rapid7 Announces 2024 Partner of the Year Award Winners 

Three Rapid7 partners recognised in the UK and Ireland for exceptional collaboration and customer impact
Rapid7, Inc,, a leader in extended risk and threat detection, has announced the winners of its 2024 Partner of the Year Awards. The annual awards program honours Rapid7 partners who maximise the relationship to jointly provide significant customer impacts.
This year, Rapid7 recognised 22 partners across eight categories in three major geographic regions, of which three are located in the UK and Ireland. These included:

Partner of the Year: Softcat

Best Customer Retention Partner of the Year: Integrity360

Detection & Response Partner of the Year: Saepio Solutions, Ltd

“With cyber threats multiplying and evolving every day, Rapid7 partnerships are critical in helping organisations reduce risk and stay ahead of attackers,” said Tim Goodwin, director, international channel partnerships at Rapid7. “These valuable partners extend our reach, ensuring that more organisations are digitally secure and able to take command of their attack surface by anticipating, pinpointing, and acting on any threat that comes their way.”
Other EMEA partner winners include:

Emerging Partner of the Year: CYQUEO GmbH

Vulnerability Management Partner of the Year: DTX B.V.

MSSP Partner of the Year: Orange Cyberdefense

Distributor of the Year: Infinigate Group

Partner Quotes:

EMEA Partner of the Year – Will Day, cybersecurity alliance manager at Softcat, said: “It’s an honour to be recognized by Rapid7 as their EMEA Partner of the Year. Our partnership is built on a foundation of trust, not only in people but also technology; working alongside Rapid7 to deliver transformational security outcomes with their market-leading unified cybersecurity platform is always a pleasure.”

EMEA Best Customer Retention Partner of the Year – Matt Tomlinson, group sales director, Integrity360, said: “We’re delighted to have been recognised by Rapid7 as their Best Customer Retention Partner of the Year. Our services are designed to deliver amazing value to our clients and extract the maximum value from the tech they invest in, like Rapid7.”

EMEA Detection & Response Partner of the Year – Rob Pooley, solutions director, Saepio Solutions, Ltd., said: “In partnership with Rapid7, Saepio has been able to enhance many of our customers’ cyber resilience by implementing and operationalizing their solutions. We’re honoured to partner with the Rapid7 team and intend to help many more organisations adopt simple, affordable and effective 24×7 cybersecurity monitoring and response.”

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CSA acquires additional in-house expertise

Cyber Security Associates (CSA), the cyber division of connected cloud solutions provider FluidOne, has acquired specialist cyber risk consulting firm SureCloud Cyber Services from governance, risk and compliance specialist SureCloud.
The acquisition will enable CSA to provide customers with a more comprehensive range of cyber security solutions including CREST and NCSC- certified CHECK penetration testing, which it previously sourced through external suppliers.
FluidOne invested in CSA as a Centre of Excellence for cyber security in 2020 and now runs it as a separate division on the basis that IT MSPs shouldn’t ‘mark their own homework’.

Led by Dave Woodfine, the former commander of the MOD Cyber Defence Unit, CSA excels in Monitoring and Detection, with a particular strength in managed services using Microsoft Sentinel and the wider Microsoft suite of security products.
The addition of SureCloud Cyber Services’ expert team of 28 employees adds in-house expertise in penetration testing and cyber risk consulting.

The acquisition of SureCloud Cyber Services, following that of CNC in December, takes the FluidOne group to £109m in revenue and 500 employees, with over 50% deployed in IT and cyber security.