The demand for digital innovation and world class service in South Yorkshire

11th October 2023

Early in 2023 Highlander became part of The FluidOne Group of Companies and with that our group staff number increased from 80 in Sheffield to around 450 across the UK.

Introduction

Early in 2023 Highlander became part of The FluidOne Group of Companies and with that our group staff number increased from 80 in Sheffield to around 450 across the UK.

Highlander has become the Centre of Excellence for Business IT, with hubs around the country.

This development gives our clients access to a whole range of new services that can be delivered in house, and many have already taken advantage of these offerings.

Cyber Security

Cyber Security remains a hot topic in our industry right now. FluidOne’s investment in a dedicated cyber security business, led by the former commander of the MOD’s Cyber Defence Unit and former lead cyber technical operator for GCHQ, ensures our clients can get the best advice within the sector.

It’s all about understanding the Cyber Threat and our team can deliver consultations which can include cyber assessments, cyber essentials and cyber essentials plus certifications, as well as being your organisations fully outsourced security operations centre (SOC). Working with clients such as McLaren Construction, Cresta World Travel Ltd, and Brainlabs, we will provide you with the peace of mind that you are in safe hands with a team that you can trust.

Mobile & IoT

Our Mobile Flex proposition builds on our already extensive fixed networking capabilities through our network, Platform One. We design our solutions with agility and business continuity at the core.

All of our mobility solutions, whether it be corporate fleets or IoT estates, have the ability to switch carrier at any stage.

Coverage is vital and improving all the time with some areas improving quicker than others. With FluidOne delivering you a single commercial agreement, you have access to multiple networks (EE, Vodafone and O2) meaning that quality coverage is always available.

The interest and uptake in these services from Highlander clients has been immediate, with great success stories for businesses, including Krispy Kreme, who were frustrated with their current solution who thought no valid alternative was available.

Cloud

We can offer a wide array of cloud services tailored to meet the diverse needs of your business. These offerings encompass a robust suite of services, including public, private, and hybrid cloud solutions.

Our public cloud services provide scalable and flexible computing resources, allowing businesses to efficiently manage workloads and applications.

For organisations requiring more control and customisation, we offer private cloud solutions, ensuring dedicated resources and enhanced security.

Additionally, FluidOne specialises in hybrid cloud deployments, enabling seamless integration between on-premises infrastructure and cloud environments. Their comprehensive cloud offerings are designed to enhance agility, optimise performance, and improve overall operational efficiency for businesses of all sizes.

Business IT

With more than 25 years under our belts consistently delivering a world class NPS score across our Helpdesk service we are dedicated to delivering the best possible IT solutions for your business. We make you more productive, give you more freedom to innovate, and keep your IT as it should be, uncomplicated. We work hard to ensure our relationships with our clients are mutually beneficial partnerships and we leverage the expertise of our technical and commercial staff to work with key vendors who are committed to giving the most technically and cost-effective solutions and advice possible.

Enterprise IT

One of the fastest growing Microsoft Gold Partner consultancies in the UK, providing business transformation and Managed Services all delivered via our Secure by Design blueprint methodology. Our global support service provides 24x7x365 cover, underpinned by our ISO27001 and ISO9001 certifications and delivering world class NPS score across service operations. We partner with clients such as The University of Surrey to achieve desired business outcomes with deep expertise across Infrastructure, Identity, Endpoints, Applications, Data, Networks, Security and Compliance.

Connectivity

Working with clients we help them deliver a fantastic customer experience, creating multi-cloud, multi-connected environments that are secure and simple, from end user to application. Connectivity is central to every solution that we deliver and with the changing needs of your business and customers.

With the PSTN switch off in 2025 we have access to next generation offerings such as SOGEA, FTTP and satellite connectivity options.

All in all we have the ability to deliver highly intelligent and resilient network solutions.

Highlander and the FluidOne Group continue to develop our service offering and our locations across the UK, continuously achieving Net Promoter scores ranked as ‘Excellent’ and ‘World Class’. This provides a locally accessible service for your business that is backed by best-in-class support and investment.

If you are a business looking to develop your digital strategy or simply want to discuss and look at your current approach to the modern workplace, then please get in with us via business@highlanderuk.com

For all Chamber members we are offering a free no obligation consultation in the months of October and November.

www.highlanderuk.com

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