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risual STEM Ambassadors – Sharing our passion for IT with young people

risual have always been and always will be passionate about sharing our love for IT. We love to shout out about all things IT and encourage people to be enthusiastic about the innovative industry. Not only this, we are highly motivated to get young people involved in the industry also, whether it be the technical […]

London Borough of Enfield leading the way with Digital Transformation

After years of austerity, asset sweating and long-term outsourcing contracts, IT departments within Councils are not typically viewed as at the forefront of cutting edge IT when it comes to delivering public services to customers. Many are under immense pressure to just save costs for the council as a whole, to cope with the stress […]

Microsoft Ignite – Meeting innovators and exploring tomorrow’s technology

This year Microsoft Ignite will be held in sunny Orlando, Florida and risual has decided to throw a healthy competition to reward two people for their hard work and efforts. The two employees with the most customer feedback and most exams taken will receive a free pass to attend the Microsoft Ignite 2017 Expo! Microsoft […]

New app being trialled to tackle child sexual exploitation 

A mobile phone app is being trialled in Rotherham in a bid to step up the town’s fight against child sexual exploitation. Rotherham is the first place nationally to launch the innovative app, which is designed to collate non-criminal information and suspicions, which may otherwise be missed. It is the collection of this information which […]

Informational Alert – Petya Ransomware Attacks

Summary This alert is to provide you with guidance concerning the ransomware issue being discussed broadly in the press starting on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, and causing a large volume of customer inquiries. This ransomware is being described by the press and security researchers as “Petya Ransomware”. For customers using Microsoft’s antivirus software this detects […]

Public Sector services can learn from retail’s data-driven transformation

risual’s Director of Retail, Lee Bingham, has suggested that Public Sector services can learn a great deal from the rapid digital transformation within retail. Former Paul Smith CIO, Lee, said: “It doesn’t matter if you’re engaged in the retail experience or healthcare, what you’re trying to archive is the best customer or patient experience possible. […]

risual confirmed on the RoATP and as Microsoft Learning Partner

risual Education are pleased to announce their successful application to the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers. Being on the register means risual will be offering industry specific digital apprenticeships to Microsoft Partners, our own customers and employers across the UK including levy payers, in partnership with our fantastic risual Academy FE Colleges. risual are also […]

The journey to an optimised SharePoint website

Nottingham Fire and Rescue Service have been left delighted after their engagement with risual, which has delivered them an optimised SharePoint website, providing them with much more flexibility and productivity. Gavin Harris, Head of ICT, Nottingham Fire and Rescue Service, said: “The transformation of our website using Microsoft SharePoint technology is astonishing. We have migrated […]

Transformation with the Microsoft Cloud

risual worked with UK Export Finance (UKEF) to migrate their systems to the Microsoft Azure Cloud as part of their digital transformation program. UKEF’s existing outsourced IT services contract was inflexible and incapable of meeting their rapidly changing business needs, with them having difficulties with the support on their old systems. UKEF they strived for the services […]

Technological industry urged to drive local economy

Technology will continue to play an enormous role in the development of Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire says local LEP Chairman. David Frost CBE, Chairman of the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), has underpinned the role that technology companies can play in transforming the region in his 42-page Strategic Economic Plan. Speaking to risual’s Tim […]

Brand new risual Microsoft Academy launched at Sparsholt College

Sparsholt College, in partnership with IT services company risual, is the first land-based college in the UK to open a Microsoft Academy to tackle the serious digital skills gap in the region. At a busy launch event with over 50 delegates the College has introduced future-proof and relevant Apprenticeships in IT and Telecommunications which will […]

Microsoft reaffirm commitment to developing digital skills

Microsoft have vowed to continue boosting digital skills to ensure the UK remains at the forefront of the global economy by creating a surge of 30,000 apprenticeships. The comprehensive new national skills programme was announced today, with Microsoft hoping that the training will ‘enable the UK government and public sector organisations to deliver better, more […]

The windows 10 experience with risual

‘It’s all about the experience…’ Windows 10, delivered by risual, helps businesses become more secure, more productive and provides more control over their costs than ever before. Risual are the trusted Microsoft Cloud transformation specialist. We’re experts in helping organisations migrate to new desktop platforms and in ensuring they experience the full range of associated […]

Mythbusting Windows 10

 The business world is changing. There is an increasing need for employees to become more and more productive with the ability to work from any location on any device. Moving your business across to a new operating platform requires serious consideration in order to minimise disruption. There were many ‘myths’ surrounding Windows 10 when it […]

Case Notes: Windows 10

risual worked with a regional water company who provide mains water and sewage services to millions of people in both major and rural population areas. The utilities company service several English counties, therefore it’s imperative that their systems are up-do-date and capable of tackling all issues. The company has been using Windows 7 and began […]

2016 Year in Review: The risual Way

Kate Lincoln – Operations Director at risual This year has been a transformational year for risual, as well as our customers. We have strengthened our capability, scaling with demand to support customers to deliver long term transformation by investing in new technology expertise. I’m looking forward to 2017, as we will see further growth in […]

2016 Year in Review: Managed Services

Amanda Sharp – Managed Services Manager at risual   risual  Managed Services team worked on many significant projects throughout the past year and have continued to support the critical systems of some major organisations. Restructuring the team We introduced some major changes within the team this year, but I believe it has proved to be […]

2016 in Review: Education

Tina Jones – Director of Education at risual From it’s in-depth of knowledge in the IT Industry, risual knew of the need to increase Digital Skills.  UK Digital Skills Taskforce published a report “Digital Skills for Tomorrow’s Worlds” which highlighted that Britain faces a growing shortage of digital skills. Coupled with estimates from the Science […]

2016 Year in Review: Solutions

Alun Rogers – Director at risual   As part of our long-term strategy to increase the services risual can offer, in 2016 we invested heavily in risual Solutions. Each solution stands as a separate business to complement risual’s core offerings of consultancy and managed services, but can leverage additional value for organisations and is delivered as […]

2016 Year in Review: Sales

John Pittaway – Sales Director at risual     This year has been a year of intense change at risual, as the technology evolves and customer’s needs change, it is imperative that trusted suppliers adapt their services to match those changing needs. IT is an industry that thrives on innovation, if you’re content to stand […]

2016 Year in Review: Consulting

  John Riseam – Head of Consulting at risual   This year has seen us extend our technical capabilities by adding two brand new practices, Data Platform and Business Analysis, to make up our consulting division.  This brings our consulting practices to nine different specialist branches.  risual are the only dedicated Microsoft Partner in the […]

risual Academy students to enter Microsoft Office Specialist World Championships 2017

The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Four Nations and World Championship 2017 was announced last week with risual and Prodigy Learning collaborating to encourage students to take part. The MOS World Championship is a global competition that tests students’ skills on Microsoft Office applications, operated and sponsored in the UK and Ireland by Prodigy Learning. risual […]

risual to power digital transformation with FLEX automation from ICS Solutions

risual are proud to announce that they will be driving enterprise digital transformation for customers, using ICS Solutions’ FLEX automation. risual have partnered with fellow Microsoft Gold Partner, ICS Solutions, to deliver the software which will allow users to capitalise on all the capabilities of Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint, whilst removing complexity and training […]

The journey through digital transformation with risual

It’s essential that organisations drive towards digital transformation by constantly evolving with new technologies. risual’s Head of Sales, John Pittaway and Head of Business Consulting, Brian Cain, delivered a presentation on how crucial it is for organisations to embrace digital transformation and how risual can help deliver it, at Future Decoded 2016. Brian Cain said: […]

Proud to have headlined Future Decoded

Now that the dust has settled… For two days, the ExCeL in London was completely centered around digital transformation as both businesses and customers learnt about the different ways to embrace technological change. Over 9,000 people attended the event over two days, with plenty of freebies on offer, including the now infamous risual water. We […]

risual gives back!

Over the past years risual have gone above and beyond in the interest of helping out others, doing our bit wherever we can- whether it be raising money, donating or lending a helping hand. However this year alone risual have reached a benchmark in all the work we do with charities – The total days […]

risual win the ‘Best Apprenticeship Scheme’ award

At risual we identified that skills shortages are a significant problem facing employers. risual education’s priority is to commit ourselves to fill this gap with a unique, industry focused, apprenticeship scheme with relevant qualifications that meets both employer and learner needs. Armed with our genuine passion to give young people opportunities, we embarked on a […]

risual: Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for UK

risual today proudly announced it has won the 2015 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Award for the UK. The company was honoured among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. “We are super excited that the whole risual family is […]

risual Rovers play away at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium

risual Rovers have re-grouped after last year’s defeat at Everton’s Goodison Park and are heading to Manchester City’s Etihad Academy “City Football” for the annual Greater Manchester Police charity football match on Wednesday 20th May 2015. The charity event will be raising money for Retrak, a charity that works with street children in Ethiopia, Kenya, […]

Proud to be ISO 20000 compliant

ISO/IEC 20000 is an international IT standard that gives risual the opportunity to demonstrate excellence and prove our ability to perform to the highest standard in IT management. To gain this accreditation status risual went under an evaluation process that involved us having to be independently assessed, to ensure we meet the highest standards of […]