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Is Your Supply Chain Leaving You Vulnerable to Cyber-Attacks?

By Magda Bautembach on 05-Aug-2021 12:27:03

Some organisations lack the necessary tools, resources, or expertise to tackle the increasing day-to-day threats from cybercriminals, whilst continuing to focus on their strategic priorities. Others may simply fail to carry out check-ups because they trust their software providers to do this, or do not maintain regular patching regimes. Unfortunately, it is these vulnerabilities that bad actors will always look to exploit.

Topics: Cyber Security Cyber-Attacks Phishing supply chain attacks supply chain security
2 min read

Celerity Successfully Retains 3 ISO Certifications

By Tracy Ridgley on 04-Aug-2021 10:33:40

Enterprise IT solutions provider, Celerity Limited with headquarters based in Kirkham, Lancashire, has successfully retained three internationally recognised standards for: ISO 9001 Quality Management, ISO 14001 Environmental Management, and ISO 27001 Information Security.

Topics: Celerity News award
6 min read

Why Are Supply Chain Cyber Attacks on The Rise?

By Steven Laidler on 14-Jul-2021 12:40:34

Supply chain cyber-attacks seek to infiltrate and damage an organisation by attacking vulnerabilities in the supply chain. Supply chains consist of all assets which assist organisations. This can include software providers, web developers, business partners, defence systems, etc.

Topics: Cyber Security supply chain attacks supply chain security
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3 of The Biggest Security Challenges Facing Local Government

By David Taylor on 20-May-2021 10:10:07

Local government cyber security challenges are broad across the UK, not least due to the decentralised approach to local government and the challenges of sharing information and approaches to online threats. Challenges and threats include both external actors and internal issues.

Topics: Ransomware Cyber Security Cyber-Attacks Local Government
1 min read

Celerity Wins 2021 IBM Geography Excellence Award, EMEA for Build/Service Business Partner of the Year

By David Taylor on 11-May-2021 15:11:07

Celerity is proud to be honoured as a 2021 IBM Geography Excellence Award - EMEA  winner for Build/Service Business Partner of the Year. The IBM Geography Excellence Awards recognize Business Partners in each geography who strive for excellence and have demonstrated their ability to exceed expectations through business growth and innovation.

Topics: IBM award award services
4 min read

How to Protect The Education Sector from Cyber Threats

By David Taylor on 29-Jan-2021 09:39:05

The education sector was found to be the 7th most-targeted industry in IBM’s 2020 Threat Intelligence Index and find themselves in the crosshairs of cyber criminals and nation-state attackers due to the vast amounts of personal information and research data that they hold. Whether they are looking to profit from selling stolen data, ransoms or gaining an advantage by stealing world-class research, the education sector is a target for threat actors and I'll explain how it can be better protected from cyber threats.

Topics: Cyber Security vulnerability management air gap backup Breach and attack simulation BAS college education sector university higher education further education
4 min read

Validate Your Security Investments with combined Breach and Attack Simulations (BAS) and Vulnerability Management

By David Taylor on 01-Dec-2020 17:13:18

Before we get into the benefits of this solution and how you can validate security decision-making, it’s important to explain what exactly, breach and attack simulation, is.

Topics: Cyber Security vulnerability management Breach and attack simulation BAS cyber threat insight
1 min read

Celerity achieves cyber essentials plus

By David Taylor on 14-Oct-2020 14:58:20

Celerity is proud to announce that we have built upon our existing Cyber Essentials accreditation and are now Cyber Essentials Plus accredited.

Topics: Security Cyber Security Celerity News Cyber Essentials Plus
4 min read

Top Local Government Security Challenges

By Joshua Read on 21-Sep-2020 09:48:13

The risk of cyber threats to business is high, but when your stakeholders include citizens, the impact of successful breaches have far wider implications. In the first half of 2019 local councils faced 263 million cyber-attacks (Gallagher, 2020) and the Government sector was found to be the 6th most targeted sector in the IBM X -Force Threat Intelligence Index, 2020, signalling councils are very much in the cross-hairs of cyber criminals. We’ll take a look at the top cyber security challenges facing local government in an already complicated world.

Topics: Cyber Threats Cyber-Attacks Government Local Government Security Challenges public sector
4 min read

Digital Transformation for Local Government: From Disruption to Acceleration

By Darren Sanders on 15-Sep-2020 09:06:16

It is no secret that the Government and public services organisations have been significantly challenged during the COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst trying to deliver their primary mandate of protecting citizens and providing services to enhance daily life, they have also had to accelerate Digital Transformations, often unplanned, to meet the needs of their staff and citizens.

Topics: Digital Transformation covid-19 Local Government public sector
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Insights into Children & Families Harmed by Crime - Webinar Series

By Tracy Ridgley on 27-Aug-2020 11:33:04

Celerity is a proud sponsor at the forthcoming “Insights into Children & Families Harmed by Crime” Webinar Series.

Topics: News Sponsorship Events
3 min read

Managing phishing – Weaponising Your Workforce

By Joshua Read on 14-Jul-2020 17:25:56

How do you manage something which is etched into human personality and behaviour; the act of wanting to comply with authority and reacting to urgent matters with the utmost interest?  Essentially you don’t, you engineer the environment, situations and working processes to complement these weaknesses and thus strengthen them.

Topics: Cyber Threats Cyber Security Phishing social engineering layered approach to phishing
1 min read

Local Government: Emerging from Lockdown

By Tracy Ridgley on 24-Jun-2020 09:12:06

Celerity partnered with IBM to host a virtual event last month 

Topics: Celerity News
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Mitigating Ransomware Attacks

By David Taylor on 17-Jun-2020 12:02:50

The debate of whether or not organisations should pay ransoms to cybercriminals in return for their unencrypted data has been going on for years. On one hand, as data is now the lifeblood of almost all organisations a successful ransomware attack can mean business closure. However, succumbing to the ransom is only fuelling the cybercrime economy which is now estimated to be the 3rd largest in the world. But a recent report into ransomware attacks may add weight to the notion of never paying the ransom.

Topics: Ransomware Cyber Threats Cyber Security Phishing backup air gap backup security awareness training
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Secure with Celerity 15.05.2020

By David Taylor on 18-May-2020 13:15:09

In this week's episode of Secure with Celerity  we were joined by Celerity  Lead Cyber Security Analyst, Josh Read and  Celerity Business Development, Chris McCartney.

Topics: Cyber Threats Security Cyber Security Data Breach Cyber News Data Protection
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How To Avoid Getting Hooked On Covid-19 Phishing Campaigns

By James Maynard on 12-May-2020 10:08:22

Understanding the threat of phishing e-mails and how to spot them is one of the key ways that you can protect your organisation and its employees. The number of phishing attacks being carried out is higher than ever and the form these phishing e-mails take is always evolving.

Topics: Cyber Security Phishing covid-19 layered approach to phishing
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Secure with celerity 07.05.2020

By David Taylor on 10-May-2020 17:10:11

In this week's episode of Secure with Celerity  we were joined by Celerity Technical Atchitect - Cyber Security, Steve Laidler and  Lead Cyber Security Analyst, Josh Read.

Topics: Cyber Threats Security Cyber Security Data Breach Cyber News Data Protection
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Why Cloud Backup Is Now More Important Than Ever

By David Taylor on 04-May-2020 17:18:04

There are benefits to on-premise backups and depending on your industry you might even be forced to use on-premise storage due to regulations such as the finance sector. One big reason is the peace of mind knowing that your data is safe on your property and you’re not relying on a third party to protect your data. Like parking your car in the garage. Safe.

Topics: Cloud Cloud Technology Digital Transformation Data Protection backup solution off-premise backup backup
4 min read

COVID-19 Public Sector Services Available On Crown Commercial Service

By Tracy Ridgley on 22-Apr-2020 14:05:11

Topics: Cyber Security Crown Commercial Services Data Protection backup solution Vulnerability Management-as-a-Service service desk
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Benefits of Outsourcing Your  Vulnerability Management

By Chris Roche, CEO on 28-Feb-2020 13:41:57

Topics: Cyber Security vulnerability management VMaaS Vulnerability Management-as-a-Service network security cyber threat insight
1 min read

Goodbye Windows 7 Support... Time to upgrade

By David Taylor on 13-Jan-2020 12:23:12

 

Back in 2009 Microsoft committed to providing 10 years of product support for Windows 7 and that time comes to an end tomorrow, 14th January 2020. The software giant has discontinued the support to focus on their investment supporting newer technologies.

Topics: Microsoft Security Update Windows 10 Windows 7
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Celerity Director Wins Northern Financial Director Award 2019 - Leadership

By Magda Bautembach on 26-Nov-2019 12:21:15

Craig Aston, Celerity COO, was recognised at the Northern Finance Director Awards 2019 in Manchester last week.

Topics: News Celerity News Northern Financial Director Awards 2019
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Celerity Expands New Business Development Team

By David Taylor on 21-Nov-2019 15:53:54

Celerity is happy to announce that we added two new starters  to the new business development team. We're joined by Sean Stuart, New Business Account Manager and Mark Prescott, New Business Development.

Topics: Celerity News New Starters
2 min read

Celerity Expands Service Desk Team

By David Taylor on 14-Nov-2019 09:40:53

Celerity has bolstered its Service Desk Team  with the addition of Sheridan Edwards as Service Desk Analyst.

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Adopting A Layered Approach To Phishing

By Steven Laidler on 30-Oct-2019 17:20:51

In 2019, cyber criminals are finding smarter and more integrated ways to target companies and individuals.

Topics: Cyber Threats Cyber Security Cyber-Attacks Phishing layered approach to security layered approach to phishing
1 min read

Celerity supports CIO transformation LIVE

By David Taylor on 25-Oct-2019 14:07:09

Topics: hybrid cloud Exhibition Celerity News Events CIO
2 min read

A guide to spotting a phishing email

By David Taylor on 24-Oct-2019 15:15:00

Phishing is a major security threat for modern businesses. Knowledge of what is, and isn’t a phishing email varies, with many employees at risk of falling foul to malicious emails.

Topics: Cyber Threats Cyber Security Cyber-Attacks Phishing layered approach to phishing
2 min read

Do you truly understand what’s going on in your backup environment?

By David Taylor on 21-Oct-2019 10:30:00

Backing up your data is a key part of safeguarding against loss – in time, money and of course data.

Topics: Data Custodian Data Protection Storage Management backup solution
3 min read

Can you restore your physical and virtual servers after a disaster?

By David Taylor on 18-Oct-2019 17:00:00

In today’s data-driven age, for any business, storing, accessing and maintaining data is critical.

Topics: Data Custodian Data Protection
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CYBER SUMMIT WREXHAM

By Tracy Ridgley on 18-Oct-2019 14:36:52

Date:     Tuesday, 26 November 2019
Time:     09:00 to 12:30 (GMT)

Topics: Cyber Security Events
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The benefits of outsourcing your patch management

By David Taylor on 26-Sep-2019 15:31:00

For any IT professional, patch management is an important task which can take up large amounts of time, money and internal resource.

Topics: Cyber Security Citadel patch management
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OSX Summit & Expo 2019

By Tracy Ridgley on 26-Sep-2019 14:08:40

Celerity's David Kay will be taking the stage next week at the 2 day OSX Summit & Expo at the London Excel on the 1st and 2nd October.

Topics: Events
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Pen testing - the importance of being proactive

By David Taylor on 19-Sep-2019 16:54:00

In today’s rapidly changing digital landscape it’s vital that businesses and tech industry professionals remain at the top of their game, pro-actively preparing for and working against cyber security threats.

Topics: Cyber Threats Cyber Security Pen Testing
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Join us at IBM think Summit London

By Tracy Ridgley on 19-Sep-2019 14:47:15

Topics: Events
2 min read

How to save time and money storing and managing your organisation’s data

By David Taylor on 18-Sep-2019 16:44:32

The last few years has seen a huge rise in the cost of data management. Organisations from all walks of life are turning to big data to provide them with the insights they need to build a better, more efficient and more effective business.

Topics: Data Custodian Data Protection Storage Management
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Take control of managing your data growth with Custodian BaaS

By David Taylor on 13-Sep-2019 12:15:03

Data growth is a common challenge facing businesses. If you asked IT managers a decade ago, it’s fair to assume that few would have anticipated that data would grow to be so powerful and so important to business operations.

Topics: Data Custodian Data Protection Storage Management
2 min read

Celerity Welcomes Chris McCartney

By David Taylor on 03-Sep-2019 16:20:12

We are excited to announce that Chris McCartney has joined  Celerity as a Business Account Manager  with a focus on new business. 

Topics: Celerity News New Starters
3 min read

Understanding the True Cost of Endpoint Management

By David Taylor on 30-Aug-2019 10:36:21

With employees having access to a variety of devices both in the office and when they are working remotely, it’s more important than ever that companies protect themselves from potential risks and unauthorised access attacks. One way to boost your organisation’s data security is through the implementation of effective endpoint security management.

Topics: Security Cyber Security endpoint management patch management
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Don’t take the risk! How to protect business data whilst reducing costs

By David Taylor on 27-Aug-2019 10:00:00

In today’s data-centric world, it is imperative that organisations adopt a flexible approach to their IT systems management.

Topics: Software-Defined Data Protection Storage Management
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Ensuring your licence management and software spending is aligned with key business priorities

By David Taylor on 22-Aug-2019 10:00:00

IT managers are facing huge data protection and storage management challenges as data has become the common denominator in pretty much everything that we do.

Topics: Software-Defined Data Protection Storage Management
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How to reduce your backup infrastructure costs by half

By David Taylor on 15-Aug-2019 14:56:40

The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data. Data growth is becoming a pressing concern for organisations of all sizes and sectors, especially when they collect, process and store more information than ever before.


In times of increased risk of cyber-attacks, correct and compliant data storage and management are crucial for your business’ performance. However, high backup data storage costs are becoming an even greater business challenge.

In order to stay competitive and continue driving success in the age of ‘always-on’ enterprises, organisations need to securely and automatically back up their data in a simplified and cost-effective way.

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The key to effective storage management: how to identify errors and resolve them before they affect your business

By David Taylor on 15-Aug-2019 14:55:51

In today’s data-driven business environment, it is vital that your storage management solution is securely protected and always delivering crucial insights for your company when needed the most. With data being an extremely valuable asset to any organisation, it’s imperative that your ever-growing quantity of data remains accessible, manageable and protected at all times to optimise your business’ performance and success.

Effective storage management involves a lot of trust. Users trust that their data will be safeguarded; they will be able to access and retrieve their data reliably in acceptable periods of time in the same state and condition as it was when they last stored it. Infrastructure managers trust that the storage management products and devices they purchase will perform reliably and responsively and vendors trust that their clients will operate and maintain them properly.

In order to effectively manage the process of data storage in your organisation, you need to fully understand the significance of the four major pillars of storage management: capacity, performance, reliability and recoverability. This will allow you to identify areas for improvement and quickly resolve any potential issues, before they even affect your company.

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Why early threat detection is key to mitigating business risk

By David Taylor on 29-Jul-2019 11:15:00

In today’s cyber-centric world, it is often a case of when, not if, your organisation is targeted by cyber criminals.

Topics: Cyber Threats Cyber Security Citadel Cyber-Attacks
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CELERITY EXPANDS TECHNICAL DEPARTMENT

By David Taylor on 26-Jul-2019 15:55:51

We are delighted to announce that we are growing our technical department as Celerity develops its managed services portfolio increasingly into the cyber security arena.

Topics: Staff News Celerity News New Starters
3 min read

Do you have the skills, resources and budget to effectively manage a cyber security incident?

By David Taylor on 25-Jul-2019 13:18:00

Cyber threats are constantly evolving; becoming more sophisticated, targeted and frequent. The traditional forms of security – anti-virus software, firewalls – are no longer enough to stop some of the sophisticated threats posed to companies.

Topics: Cyber Threats Cyber Security Data Breach
2 min read

Celerity Is Now Live On G-Cloud 11

By David Taylor on 16-Jul-2019 12:24:48

Celerity is now LIVE offering Cloud Technology and Support Services through G-Cloud 11 and DOS3 Framework.

Topics: DOS3 Cloud Technology G-Cloud 11 Digital Marketplace
3 min read

Cyber Security Weekly Roundup 2019 – Week 25

By David Taylor on 24-Jun-2019 17:12:16

Stay up to date with the latest cyber-attacks, data breaches and cyber news from around the world in Celerity's weekly cyber-security round up.

 

Topics: Cyber Security Data Breach Cyber-Attacks Cyber News
2 min read

Everyday Cyber Security – What Not To Do

By David Taylor on 20-Jun-2019 14:39:00

Unaware and untrained employees tend to be one of the biggest risk factors when it comes to cyber security within an organisation.

Topics: WannaCry Ransomware Cyber Threats Cyber Security Cyber-Attacks
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Celerity Colour Obstacle Rush Raises Funds For Children’s’ Lunches

By David Taylor on 18-Jun-2019 16:55:30

On Saturday 15th June, a carefully selected team of elite athletes took part in a huge sporting event watched by millions – Canada took on New Zealand in the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Coincidentally it was also this same day that Celerity sent a team of 13 employees to take part in the Newcastle Obstacle Rush, a 5km obstacle course where participants are doused in paint and glitter at each challenge.

Topics: Celerity News Fundraising
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Analysing Your internal cyber security threats & how to stop them

By David Taylor on 11-Jun-2019 10:16:00

As IT professionals, we are heavily focused on protecting our organisations from external security threats – yet we can often forget about potential threats that lie within our own business.

Topics: Insider Cyber Threats Data Breach Hackers Cyber-Attacks
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Cyber Security Weekly Roundup 2019 – Week 23

By David Taylor on 09-Jun-2019 17:47:34

Stay up to date with the latest cyber-attacks, data breaches and cyber news from around the world in Celerity's weekly cyber-security round up.

 

Topics: Cyber Security Data Breach Cyber-Attacks Cyber News
1 min read

Windows security update

By David Taylor on 03-Jun-2019 17:19:17

Microsoft issued a security update reminder on 14th May to patch a critical Code Execution vulnerability, CVE-2019-0708 that affects some older versions of Windows. They previously warned that the vulnerability is ‘wormable’ and that future malware that exploits this vulnerability could propagate from vulnerable computer to vulnerable computer in a similar way as the WannaCry malware spread across the globe in 2017. 

Topics: Cyber Security Microsoft
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Cyber-Security Weekly Roundup 2019 – Week 22

By David Taylor on 31-May-2019 17:28:54

Stay up to date with the latest cyber-attacks, data breaches and cyber news from around the world in Celerity's weekly cyber-security round up.

 

Topics: Cyber Security Data Breach Cyber-Attacks Cyber News
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Explaining the different service offerings of Data Custodian

By Celerity Limited on 29-May-2019 10:37:00

As the need for data protection grows and as the complexity of data continues to evolve, the requirement for business-critical data to be protected at all times has never been greater.

Topics: Data Custodian IBM Spectrum Protect Data Protection Storage Management
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Cyber-Security Weekly Roundup 2019 – Week 21

By David Taylor on 24-May-2019 17:01:59

Stay up to date with the latest cyber-attacks, data breaches and cyber news from around the world in Celerity's weekly cyber-security round up.

 

Topics: Cyber Security Data Breach Cyber-Attacks Cyber News
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The importance of cyber security in the healthcare sector

By Steven Laidler on 17-May-2019 15:57:21

The impact and issues surrounding cyber-security are becoming more apparent for organisations across the UK:

Topics: WannaCry Cyber Threats Citadel Data Breach Hackers Cyber-Attacks Cyber News
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Cyber-Security Weekly Roundup 2019 – Week 19

By David Taylor on 10-May-2019 16:25:10

Stay up to date with the latest cyber-attacks, data breaches and cyber news from around the world in Celerity's weekly cyber-security round up.

 

Topics: Cyber Security Data Breach Cyber-Attacks Cyber News
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Celerity backup & disaster recovery solution powered by IBM Spectrum Protect delivers 54% saving for London Council

By David Taylor on 08-May-2019 10:15:00

Celerity has provided a backup and disaster recovery solution for a London Council delivering a 54% cost saving.

Topics: Data Custodian Software-Defined disaster recovery Data Protection Storage Management backup solution
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Cyber-Security Weekly Roundup 2019 – Week 18

By David Taylor on 03-May-2019 15:57:24

Stay up to date with the latest cyber-attacks, data breaches and cyber news from around the world in Celerity's weekly cyber-security round up.

 

Topics: Cyber Security Data Breach Cyber-Attacks Cyber News
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RECRUITING! Service Desk Analyst

By David Taylor on 03-May-2019 11:54:31

Celerity are looking for an enthusiastic Service Desk Analyst to join their growing team.

Topics: Job Vacancy
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RECRUITING! Microsoft Infrastructure Specialist

By David Taylor on 03-May-2019 11:35:47

Celerity is recruiting for a Microsoft Infrastructure Specialist.

Topics: Job Vacancy Microsoft Infrastructure Specialist
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Celerity Wins Fastest Growing Larger Company at the 2019 Northern Tech Awards

By Tracy Ridgley on 26-Apr-2019 16:38:28

For the sixth consecutive year, the Northern Tech Awards presented by GP Bullhound, celebrated the fastest growing and most promising tech companies in the North of England & Scotland.

Topics: Northern Tech Awards Celerity News
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How Celerity helped Surrey County Council achieve 20% cost savings through efficient software licence management

By David Taylor on 26-Apr-2019 09:23:00

Celerity provided an efficient software licencing management solution for Surrey County Council, helping them deliver value-driven critical services, whilst reducing operational costs with 20%, using Custodian Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) powered by IBM Spectrum Protect.

Topics: Data Custodian IBM Spectrum Protect Data Protection Storage Management
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The importance of making better use of IT resources in local government

By David Taylor on 10-Apr-2019 11:34:00

The need for efficient data protection and storage management solutions in local government has never been greater.

Topics: Data Custodian
2 min read

Cyber-Security Weekly Roundup 2019 – Week 14

By David Taylor on 05-Apr-2019 17:09:53

Stay up to date with the latest cyber-attacks, data breaches and cyber news from around the world in Celerity's weekly cyber-security round up.

 

Topics: Cyber Security Data Breach Cyber-Attacks Cyber News
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Ensuring your data security and privacy solutions are compliant with GDPR

By David Taylor on 28-Mar-2019 10:13:00

Data privacy and security are two of the most important aspects of any organisation.

Topics: GDPR Data Custodian
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Cyber-Security Weekly Roundup 2019 – Week 12

By David Taylor on 22-Mar-2019 17:23:12

Stay up to date with the latest cyber-attacks, data breaches and cyber news from around the world in Celerity's weekly cyber-security round up.

Topics: Cyber Security Data Breach Cyber-Attacks Cyber News
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Cyber-Security Weekly Roundup 2019 – Week 11

By David Taylor on 15-Mar-2019 17:27:08

Stay up to date with the latest cyber-attacks, data breaches and cyber news from around the world in Celerity's weekly cyber-security round up.

Topics: Cyber Security Data Breach Cyber-Attacks Cyber News
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How companies can protect themselves from cyber attacks

By David Taylor on 12-Mar-2019 12:04:00

It is fair to say that cyber threats have become incredibly sophisticated over the previous few years and a pose a real threat to companies of all shapes and sizes.

Topics: WannaCry Ransomware Security Cyber Security Citadel Data Breach Hackers Cyber-Attacks Cyber News
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Key issues surrounding storage management and data protection

By David Taylor on 12-Mar-2019 10:03:00

Within the public sector and vertical markets, data remains the lifeblood of all organisations. 

Topics: Data Custodian
2 min read

Cyber-Security Weekly Roundup 2019 – Week 10

By David Taylor on 08-Mar-2019 18:24:31

Stay up to date with the latest cyber-attacks, data breaches and cyber news from around the world in Celerity's weekly cyber-security round up.

Topics: Cyber Security Data Breach Cyber-Attacks Cyber News
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Analysing high profile cyber security breaches

By David Taylor on 07-Mar-2019 12:03:16

The impact and issues surrounding cyber security are becoming more apparent for organisations across the UK.

Topics: WannaCry Security Cyber Security Citadel Data Breach Hackers Cyber-Attacks
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5 Take-Aways From IBM Think 2019

By Craig Aston on 04-Mar-2019 14:15:47

Having now been back from IBM Think in San Francisco I have had some time to digest the content and feeling of IBM Think 2019.

Topics: IBM THINK 2019 IBM
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Cyber-Security Weekly Roundup 2019 – Week 9

By David Taylor on 01-Mar-2019 12:00:29

Stay up to date with the latest cyber-attacks, data breaches and cyber news from around the world in Celerity's weekly cyber-security round up.

Topics: Cyber Security Data Breach Cyber-Attacks Cyber News
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Cyber Security Case Study - IBM QRadar

By Celerity Limited on 01-Mar-2019 09:57:00

Given the nature of cyber attacks it's a case of when not if your organisation will be targeted by online hackers. Not only can cyber-attacks result in financial damage, but the impact it can have on your brand's reputation can be far longer-lasting. 

Topics: Cyber Threats Security Cyber Security Citadel Data Breach Hackers Cyber-Attacks
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Citadel Q&A with Steve Laidler

By David Taylor on 26-Feb-2019 12:04:00

Key tips from Celerity’s Lead Technical Consultant, Steve Laidler, as to how you can detect, protect, secure and respond to digital security threats.

Topics: WannaCry Ransomware Cyber Threats Citadel Data Breach Cyber-Attacks Cyber News
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Cyber-Security Weekly Roundup 2019 – Week 7

By David Taylor on 15-Feb-2019 16:33:40

Stay up to date with the latest cyber-attacks, data breaches and cyber news from around the world in Celerity's weekly cyber-security round up.

Topics: Cyber Security Data Breach Cyber-Attacks Cyber News
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Understanding the challenges facing CISOs & IT Managers

By David Taylor on 14-Feb-2019 16:35:00

The cybersecurity threats facing companies across the UK is constantly evolving and the demand for businesses of all sizes to continuously review and update their cyber security policies and practices is more vital than ever.

Topics: WannaCry Ransomware Cyber Threats Data Breach Cyber-Attacks
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Cyber-Security Weekly Roundup 2019 – Week 6

By David Taylor on 08-Feb-2019 17:29:30

Stay up to date with the latest cyber-attacks, data breaches and news from around the world in Celerity's weekly cyber-security round up.

Topics: Cyber Security Data Breach Cyber-Attacks Cyber News
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Cyber-Security Weekly Roundup 2019 – Week 5

By David Taylor on 01-Feb-2019 16:41:18

Stay up to date with the latest cyber-attacks, data breaches and news from around the world in Celerity's weekly cyber-security round up.

Topics: Cyber Security Data Breach Cyber-Attacks Cyber News
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Cyber-Security Weekly Roundup 2019 – Week 4

By David Taylor on 25-Jan-2019 15:45:28

Stay up to date with the latest cyber-attacks, data breaches and news from around the world in Celerity's weekly cyber-security round up.

Topics: Cyber Security Data Breach Cyber-Attacks Cyber News
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Cyber-Attacks Weekly Roundup 2019 – Week 3

By David Taylor on 18-Jan-2019 17:19:54

Stay up to date with the latest cyber-attacks and data breaches from around the world in Celerity's weekly cyber-attack round up.

Topics: Data Breach Cyber-Attacks
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Cyber-Attacks Weekly Roundup 2019 – Week 2

By David Taylor on 14-Jan-2019 12:38:08

Stay up to date with the latest cyber-attacks and data breaches from around the world in Celerity's weekly cyber-attack round up.

Topics: Data Breach Hackers Cyber-Attacks
1 min read

Laura Wilde Joins Celerity As A Management Accountant

By David Taylor on 11-Jan-2019 09:11:22

We are delighted to announce that Laura Wilde has joined Celerity as a Management Accountant. 

Laura has worked in Management Accounts for the past 18 months following 5 years’ working as both a Purchase Ledger and a Sales Ledger. 

Topics: Staff News
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Weekly Cyber-Attacks Round Up 2019 - Week 1

By David Taylor on 04-Jan-2019 17:07:33

Stay up to date with the latest cyber attacks and data breaches from around the world in Celerity's weekly cyber attack round up.

New Year, New Attacks - 2019 - Week 1

Topics: Cyber Security Data Breach Hackers Cyber-Attacks
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Dave Kay Joins Celerity Board of Directors To Support Business Transformation

By David Taylor on 20-Dec-2018 17:18:34

 

Celerity is delighted to announce that Dave Kay has joined the Celerity board of directors in a non-executive role. Dave will be working with the board in an advisory capacity after many years of working alongside Celerity in his roles at global technology giant IBM.

Topics: Staff News
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Citadel Digital Security Platform: The Benefits

By David Taylor on 13-Dec-2018 16:53:21

Celerity Citadel is a modular approach to cyber security that can stand-alone or combine into a powerful solution to address security challenges in the detection, management and resolution of cyber security threats.

Topics: Security Cyber Security Citadel
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Don't Be The Next Cyber Crime Victim!

By David Taylor on 12-Dec-2018 15:10:14

Protecting your business against cyber theft is a huge issue facing companies throughout the UK. While a cyber breach may seem like a distant thought for many businesses, ensuring your business is securely protected has never been more important.

Topics: Security Cyber Security Citadel
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Cold Lip Warning - Movember is done!

By David Taylor on 07-Dec-2018 11:53:37

Congratulations to all the gents taking part in Movember 2018 and especially to our Celerity Mo Team.

Topics: Movember
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5 ways Data Custodian can help local authorities safeguard their critical data and improve storage management

By David Taylor on 30-Nov-2018 13:53:20

Within the public sector, financial constraints continue to be an obvious challenge for IT departments. As well as the on-going budget pressure passed down by central government, public services remain under immense strain in many areas.

Topics: Data Custodian
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DIGIT Expo 2018

By David Taylor on 07-Nov-2018 16:12:53

 

Topics: IoT Cyber Security Digital Transformation AI Exhibition UX
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Celerity Movember 2018

By Tracy Ridgley on 01-Nov-2018 11:20:19

Topics: Movember
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Getting the most from IBM Power & SAP HANA

By David Taylor on 30-Oct-2018 12:48:30

For those organisations using SAP HANA, getting the most from your database has never been so important.

Topics: IBM Power SAP HANA
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The benefits of running SAP HANA & IBM Power Systems together

By David Taylor on 26-Oct-2018 16:36:26

In a thriving global business, it is imperative that your IT infrastructure can deliver data-driven insights and predict real-time outcomes.

Topics: IBM Power SAP HANA
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Celerity Is Now LIVE On G-Cloud 10 & DOS3 Framework

By Tracy Ridgley on 11-Oct-2018 09:30:12

 

 
Topics: DOS3 Crown Commercial Services Cloud Technology G-Cloud 10
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Custodian in action: How Celerity's Custodian portfolio has enhanced the data security of those in the public sector

By David Taylor on 03-Sep-2018 10:28:00

Data Custodian from Celerity is a modular portfolio of data protection and storage management solutions that provides secure data optimisation and backup strategies for public sector bodies and companies operating in vertical sectors.

Topics: News Data Custodian IBM Spectrum Protect
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What is Custodian and how it helps vertical markets and public sector bodies improve their data protection and storage management

By David Taylor on 29-Aug-2018 16:33:04

Data Custodian is Celerity’s modular portfolio of data protection and storage management solutions that delivers secure data optimisation and protective backup strategies for an array of companies and organisations across public sector bodies and vertical markets.

Topics: Managed Services Data Custodian IBM Spectrum Protect
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The Cloud Journey: Embracing Software Defined for Hybrid Cloud

By Edward Yates on 28-Aug-2018 13:13:44

There are many reasons why a business may move some or all IT services to an Enterprise Cloud and because of this there are many industries such as the public sector that have a Cloud First strategy.

Topics: Cloud Strategy Software-Defined
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IoT Security Risks: What could go wrong?

By Steven Laidler on 28-Aug-2018 12:23:18

The rate of ‘things’ being attached to the internet is increasing and everyone has heard the term ‘Internet of Things’, but are they aware of the security risks involved?

Topics: IoT Security Cyber Security
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Data Protection for Cyber Threats

By Darren Sanders on 24-Aug-2018 10:10:36

In today’s world, protecting your organisation’s data from cyber threats is becoming a number one priority, not just at the IT level but at board level also.

Companies are looking for ways to improve their data security to guard against the rising number of ransomware attacks, whilst also protecting their data from insider threats, such as malicious intent from disgruntled employees. The financial penalties imposed by the GDPR have emphasised this massively.

Topics: Ransomware Cyber Threats
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Tania Kakkar Joins Celerity as Marketing Intern

By Tracy Ridgley on 31-Jul-2018 16:29:33

Celerity welcomes Tania Kakkar who joins our marketing department on an 8-week internship from Northumbria University.  

Topics: Staff News
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Emma Watson Joins Celerity as Service Desk Analyst

By Tracy Ridgley on 26-Jul-2018 10:33:16

Celerity is delighted to announce that Emma Watson has joined the team as Service Desk Analyst based in its Technical Offices in Sunderland. 

Topics: Staff News
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The Cloud Journey: Embracing Software Defined for Hybrid Cloud

By David Taylor on 19-Jul-2018 15:35:30

Celerity's Lead Technical Consultant, Edward Yates, has recently shared his knowledge on moving to a cloud first strategy in his recent DIGIT blog 'The Cloud Journey: Embracing Software Defined for Hybrid Cloud''. The blog explains the different types of cloud options available, their benefits and also the potential downsides to embracing the cloud.

Read Cloud Journey Blog

Edward's blog is the second in a series of DIGIT blogs written by Celerity's technical staff which aims at giving insights into important and current topics that are facing businesses today. The first blog was written by Celerity's Principal Consultant, Darren Sanders, on 'Data Protection for Cyber Threats'. A piece discussing ongoing cyber threats and solutions to deal with them.

Read Data Protection for Cyber Threats Blog

 

 Watch this space for our next DIGIT blog arriving in August!

 

 

 
Topics: Ransomware Tech Cloud
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Celerity Achieves VMware Professional Cloud Provider Partner Status

By Tracy Ridgley on 16-Jul-2018 10:19:56

Celerity is delighted to announce that it has achieved recognition from VMware by gaining Professional Cloud Provider Status. This recognition increases Celerity’s technical enablement skills; further cementing its position in the enterprise cloud solutions provider arena and complements Celerity’s enterprise and managed services provider relationships.

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We are Recruiting! Sales Manager

By David Taylor on 11-Jul-2018 14:53:01

Celerity is recruiting for a Sales Manager.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: Negotiable + car allowance + leveraged sales plan

Location: Head Office, Preston 

Start Date: 01 September 2018

Topics: News Job Vacancy
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Craig Aston Joins Discussion Panel at CRN Channel Conference MSP

By Tracy Ridgley on 15-Jun-2018 15:15:06

Celerity’s COO, Craig Aston, will join the Discussion Panel at the CRN Channel Conference MSP 27th June 2018, Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel

Topics: Sponsorship CRN Managed Services Industry Trends Manchester
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Simon Byrne Re-Joins Celerity as Business Development Manager

By David Taylor on 16-May-2018 16:28:07

We are delighted to announce that Simon Byrne has re-joined Celerity as a Business Development Manager.

Simon will take on the day to day account management and account development responsibilities for one of Celerity’s key financial services clients. "Simon has extensive experience in the IT Industry having performed a variety of client focused roles across a diverse range of industries during his time at IBM, so it's great to have Simon back on board as part of the team" commented Sales Manager, Brian Fleck.

Topics: Staff News
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Success at Tech UG Newcastle Event

By David Taylor on 16-May-2018 09:40:51

Topics: TechUG
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We are recruiting! PT Service Desk Analyst

By David Taylor on 09-May-2018 11:59:18

Celerity are recruiting for a Service Desk Analyst

Job Type: Part-Time

Location: Celerity Limited, The Teleport Grayling Court 
Doxford International Business Park Sunderland. SR3 3XD

Start Date: As soon as possible

Topics: News Job Vacancy
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RECRUITING! Microsoft Infrastructure Specialist

By David Taylor on 09-May-2018 11:40:00

Celerity is recruiting for a Microsoft Infrastructure Specialist.

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Celerity Limited, The Teleport Grayling Court 
Doxford International Business Park Sunderland. SR3 3XD

Start Date: As soon as possible

Topics: News Job Vacancy
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Celerity Sponsors TechUG Newcastle Event - Thursday 10th May 2018

By David Taylor on 08-May-2018 17:18:14

Celerity is proud to be sponsoring another TechUG Event in Newcastle-upon-Tyne on Thursday 10th May 2018.

Topics: Tech Sponsorship
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Ben Taylor Joins Celerity as Business Development Manager

By Tracy Ridgley on 26-Apr-2018 16:52:34

 

We are delighted to announce that Ben Taylor has joined Celerity as a Business Development Manager on secondment from IBM, where he has had a successful and varied career spanning 30 years.

Ben has extensive experience in the IBM Systems environment, with regional, national and international roles across a range of clients. One of his key focus areas has been working with clients on SAP infrastructure which, with the industry move towards HANA-based applications, promises to be an ongoing area of opportunity. Ben’s primary responsibility will be to win new business for Celerity in large IBM infrastructure customers.

Topics: Staff News News
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GDPR – Don’t delay – the clock is ticking …

By Tracy Ridgley on 25-Apr-2018 10:36:41

gdpr summit imageCelerity recently sponsored The Public Sector Data & GDPR Summit held at Victoria Park Plaza in London. The idea of the summit was to ignite debate and discussions on citizen’s rights, interdepartmental data sharing and security; improving end-user experience and protection in the post GDPR digital age.  The day was a huge success with over 260 delegates in attendance including central government department heads, leaders from local government together with NHS innovators and tech giants.

Topics: GDPR
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Celerity Sponsors TechUG Event, Leeds - 19th April 2018

By David Taylor on 16-Apr-2018 15:30:54

 

Topics: TechUG Event Leeds
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GDPR – Are we nearly there yet?

By Neil Hulme on 13-Apr-2018 09:55:52

I am sat writing this piece in the spare couple of hours I have on the train to London. There’s a family sat opposite with two young children and one of them keeps asking “are we nearly there yet?”

Topics: GDPR
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GDPR Workshop -19th April 2018

By David Taylor on 10-Apr-2018 09:33:26

Topics: GDPR
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David Taylor Joins Celerity's Marketing Team

By Tracy Ridgley on 05-Apr-2018 14:17:43

 

 
Topics: News
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Paul Lyons Joins Celerity as Business Development Manager

By David Taylor on 04-Apr-2018 17:11:10

We are delighted to announce that Paul Lyons has joined our sales team as Business Development Manager and will be based at our Head Office in Kirkham, Preston.

Topics: News
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Andy Webb Joins Celerity as Services Business Development Manager

By Tracy Ridgley on 20-Mar-2018 12:02:32

 

Celerity is delighted to add Andy Webb to our ever-growing sales team. Andy joins us as Services Business Development Manager based at our Head Office in Preston.

 

Topics: Staff News News
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THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

By Tracy Ridgley on 13-Mar-2018 15:29:19

A massive thank you to everyone who donated to our recent Badass Mucker Reboot Challenge to raise money for Marie Curie.  We have raised to date £1,233.00 - a staggering 493% of our set target....! and kind people are still donating!

Topics: News

Stand 4 - Public Sector Data & GDPR Summit

By Tracy Ridgley on 13-Mar-2018 10:33:40

Come along and visit the team on stand 4 today!

Topics: News

Celerity & DellEMC - Working in Partnership

By Tracy Ridgley on 27-Feb-2018 10:32:31

Craig Aston, Chief Operations Officer and James Green, Business Development Director at Celerity discuss why they see DellEMC as a key strategic partner for the growth of the business in 2018.

Topics: News
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IBM Software 2018 End of Support

By Tracy Ridgley on 26-Feb-2018 17:12:40

We would like to inform you that the below IBM Software products listed below are approaching the End of Support date.

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James Grant & Safya Raja Join Celerity as Inside Sales Executives

By Tracy Ridgley on 22-Feb-2018 14:54:08

James and Safya join Celerity’s Inside Sales department offering support and guidance to the sales and marketing teams. James’ and Safya’s roles will consist of generating qualified new business opportunities for our external sales team to follow up and progress and manage their own customer base on smaller projects. 

Topics: News
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Celerity Sponsors The Public Sector Data & GDPR Summit held on Tuesday 13th March 2018 at Victoria Park Plaza, London

By Tracy Ridgley on 20-Feb-2018 15:49:01

The first annual Public Sector Data & GDPR Summit, taking place on 13th March 2018, will analyse and evaluate the implementation, innovations and opportunities that GDPR, in conjunction with the UK’s new Data Protection Bill, presents public services. 

Topics: News
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Celerity is Raising Funds for Marie Curie ...!

By Tracy Ridgley on 06-Feb-2018 14:49:30

Celerity Marie Curie Logo.jpgCelerity is delighted to announce that it is supporting 'Marie Curie: Care and Support Through Terminal Illness' charity together with the Marie Curie Hospice, Liverpool with various fundraising events throughout the year.

Topics: News
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We Are Recruiting! Digital Marketing Assistant

By Tracy Ridgley on 06-Feb-2018 11:21:22

 DIGITAL MARKETING ASSISTANT

  • Full Time
  • Based in Northumberland (Ashington)
  • Salary:  £18k (negotiable dependant on experience)
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James Green Joins Celerity's Board as Business Development Director

By Tracy Ridgley on 02-Feb-2018 10:00:00

Celerity is delighted to announce that James Green has become a member of its Board of Directors.

Topics: News
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Steven Robinson Joins Celerity Team as Service Desk Analyst

By Tracy Ridgley on 01-Feb-2018 15:00:00

Celerity is delighted to announce that Steven Robinson has joined us as Service Desk Analyst based in our Technical Offices in Doxford Park, Sunderland.

Topics: News
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Kelly Mcleod Joins Celerity As Finance Administrator

By Tracy Ridgley on 30-Jan-2018 16:04:03

We are delighted to announce that Kelly Mcleod has joined us as Finance Administrator based in our Head Office in Preston.

Topics: News
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  Business Development Manager Paul Bailey Joins The Celerity Team

By Tracy Ridgley on 25-Jan-2018 13:44:20

Paul Bailey joins us at Celerity as Business Development Manager bringing with him a wealth of experience spanning over 20 years.
Topics: News
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Jerry Dixon Joins Celerity as Services Bid Manager

By Tracy Ridgley on 25-Jan-2018 11:19:56

Celerity is delighted to announce that Jerry Dixon has joined our team as Services Bid Manager, based at the Head Office in Preston.

Jerry’s primary focus will be to manage service bids for the sales team together with bids via the RM3804 Framework, working alongside our technical team on service design and pricing, with a key objective of growing the Celerity service revenues.

Topics: News
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Celerity Sponsors 'GDPR in the Private Sector Conference: Preparing Business for Data Regulation', on Wednesday 24th January 2018 at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester.

By Tracy Ridgley on 19-Dec-2017 15:55:46

Join Celerity at the GDPR in the Private Sector Conference: Preparing Business for Data Regulation, where ourselves and fellow data experts will help you to understand how the new legislation will impact on private sector bodies, specifically.

Topics: GDPR
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Martin Dixon Joins Celerity as Business Development Manager

By Tracy Ridgley on 14-Dec-2017 11:20:26

We are delighted to announce that Martin Dixon has joined Celerity as Business Development Manager following over 30 years’ sales experience in the IT industry. “My primary focus will be to sell a range of managed services to ‘new logo’ companies during Celerity’s exciting phase to expand its new business function”, commented Martin.

 

Topics: News
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Luke Crampton Joins Celerity as Trainee Technical Pre-Sales Consultant

By Tracy Ridgley on 12-Dec-2017 15:37:42

We are delighted to announce that Luke Crampton has joined us as Trainee Technical Pre-Sales Consultant, based in our technical office in Sunderland. Luke has recently graduated from Northumbria University with an upper second-class BSc Hons degree in Information Technology Management for Business. Throughout his degree he has gained experience in various software packages such as Microsoft Office Suite, as well as developing an understanding using HTML, CSS, SQL and SAP ERP. Luke has also worked in retail for numerous years which has led to his confident dealing and handling of customers and has enabled him to gain more of an insight into the various levels of customer service.

Topics: News
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Software Defined Storage & IBM Spectrum Protect

By Celerity Limited on 04-Dec-2017 10:07:00

These days, it seems that everyone’s talking Software Defined Storage (SDS). But here’s the thing: Celerity has been around long enough to know that SDS isn’t really new. It sounds new and some of the baffling terminology is new, but SDS has been around in one form or another for a long time.

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RECRUITING! Service Desk Analyst

By Celerity Limited on 24-Nov-2017 14:51:28

Celerity is looking to recruit a dedicated, organised and self-motivated Service Desk Analyst to join our Technical Team. The position will be based in Sunderland at the Celerity Technical office in Doxford International Business Park.

The right candidate will be able to work under pressure, whilst remaining professional at all times. We are looking for a customer and solutions focused individual with an ability to communicate clearly and effectively via email and telephone.

The role:

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Give it to me straight, Doc...

By Celerity Limited on 23-Nov-2017 15:11:00

Sometimes you just want to know the lay of the land. No fluff, no nonsense, and preferably without being sold that thing that only your company can provide.

Celerity Custodian and IBM Spectrum Storage

By Celerity Limited on 23-Nov-2017 13:00:08

Watch our short video that will be showcased at the IBM Southbank Business Partner Lounge, demonstrating the Celerity/IBM partnership and the benefits of Celerity Custodian managed service with the power of IBM's Spectrum portfolio.

1 min read

Second Sight: Website Vulnerability Scanner

By Celerity Limited on 17-Nov-2017 12:48:01

Celerity is excited to announce the launch of its new FREE online application, Second Sight!

2 min read

RECRUITING! PT Office Administrator

By Celerity Limited on 17-Nov-2017 10:24:45

Celerity is recruiting for a part time Office Administrator.

2 min read

RECRUITING! Marketing Assistant

By Celerity Limited on 14-Nov-2017 16:58:50

Celerity is recruiting for a Marketing Assistant to be based at it's Ashington, Northumberland office.

2 min read

Making Your Analytics Work For You

By Celerity Limited on 10-Nov-2017 11:00:00

Like many organisations, you probably have a raft of IT analytics information passing through various people and departments on a regular basis. In fact, it’s almost certainly part of a routine by now.

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Movember 2017

By Tracy Ridgley on 02-Nov-2017 16:45:59

 THE RESULTS ARE IN ..... THE RESULTS ARE IN ....  THE RESULTS ARE IN .....

 

A late result has just been received - Chris Lang, you've done us proud ... But you haven't won ...! 

 

 

The main man himself thinks he's won - what do you think?

 

 

Craig's looking rather smug - I think he thinks he's won ...!

 

 

 

 

And as for Peter - he looks like he's lost a fiver and found a pound. ...!

  

Some of the Celerity MoBros Team looking extremely pleased with themselves ... and so they should be...!

Well done to everyone who has taken part - Chris Roche, Chris Hall, Craig Aston, Peter  Burn and Chris Lang - you've been amazing during Movember and thank you so much to everyone who has donated .... however, it's still not too late to press the button below ...!

 

*** FINAL UPDATE COMING SOON...! ***

... LAST FEW DAYS TO DONATE .... LAST FEW DAYS TO DONATE .... 

The second week of Movember brings Mr Roche and his very own efforts of growth, which he looks very proud of... come on guys and gals I think he needs a little more encouragement don't you -  and the only way is to .... DONATE...!!!

We are into our first week of Movember and things seems to be ‘growing’ well, although Craig Aston seems to be looking distinctly like Renè from ‘Allo ‘Allo…! However, Chris Lang is clearly too ashamed to show his face and Peter Burn looks decidedly unhappy about the whole thing!

Watch out for more updates coming soon …..

 

 

As the nominated ‘MoSista’ for Celerity I’m delighted to announce that Celerity are taking part in this year’s Movember Campaign for the 6th consecutive year. Ok so we probably haven’t raised a huge amount of money during this time but if everyone raised as much as us, maybe the statistics of success mentioned below would rise. So … please take the time to read what Movember is all about – 5 minutes of your time is all I’m asking – make yourself aware of the dangers men are facing on a daily basis …. then we’ll get to the fun stuff …. and then I’m hoping you will dig deep and donate.

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Peter Burn Joins Celerity as Service Delivery Manager

By Celerity Limited on 31-Oct-2017 10:31:00

“I began my career in the IT industry as a technician in the early 1990s working at the AA (the one that fixes cars not your drinking habits…!), and quickly moved into Service Delivery Management”, commented Peter, “with my main areas of expertise being in management of Incident, Problem, Service Level, Configuration, Supplier, Financial, Risk, Service Desk and Continual Service Improvement”.

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Celerity Sponsors Scotland's Inaugural GDPR event; Aberdeen GDPR Summit on the 9th November 2017

By Celerity Limited on 25-Oct-2017 12:12:53

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Driven by Data: The Race to Greater Value

By IBM on 19-Oct-2017 17:05:23

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Celerity sponsors GDPR in the Public Sector Conference: Deadline for Compliance on Wednesday 8th November, Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester.

By Celerity Limited on 19-Oct-2017 15:49:11

By now we are sure you will have heard of the General Data Protection Regulation that will become UK Law on the 25th May 2018. But have you yet began your journey to compliance?

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Lindsey Sharp joins Celerity as Office Administrator

By Celerity Limited on 12-Oct-2017 10:00:54

Lindsey has joined Celerity following a 20-year career in hospitality, ensuring guests were well looked after which she feels will suit her role within Celerity. “I love making things run smoothly, and my aim is to make everyone’s job a little easier by doing mine well”, commented Lindsey.

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Alison Alexander Joins Celerity as Financial Controller

By Celerity Limited on 10-Oct-2017 16:12:42

Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1997, Alison has joined Celerity to assist with the financial, analysis and budgetary aspects of the business.

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Celerity sponsors local football team Heath Rangers Atletico for a 5th consecutive year

By Celerity Limited on 05-Oct-2017 16:18:05

Celerity is so proud to be sponsoring local youth football team Heath Rangers Atletico for a fifth consecutive year.  The team never fail in their loyalty, efforts and commitment throughout the season.

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Celerity Celebrate 15 Years in Business

By Craig Aston on 03-Oct-2017 14:45:38

Celerity was born 15 years ago when Chris Roche and Chris Hall, both formerly of Unitech, decided there was a more direct way of being a channel partner. 

From that day forward the two Chris’s have built a business based on the values of Integrity, Agility and Security, as is referenced in the Celerity Value Statement.

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John Murdoch joins Celerity as Business Development Manager

By Celerity Limited on 21-Sep-2017 10:10:24

We are delighted to announce that John Murdoch has joined Celerity’s growing sales team, based in Scotland. John has been in the IT industry for 30 years, managing large customer accounts in IBM with Bae and Royal Bank as well as several territory and channel related roles.  His track record, personality and experience make him a valuable addition to the sales team.

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£86 million funding announced for new medicine and technology in the NHS

By Celerity Limited on 15-Sep-2017 11:46:36

The UK government has announced an £86 million funding initiative to drive innovation in the NHS. These funds will be used to develop and test the latest technologies, deployed by SME’s. This will include digital technologies to allow patients to better manage their conditions from the comfort of their home, rather than having to attend regular hospital appointments, or to assist with developing new medicines.

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One Size Does Not Fit All

By Celerity Limited on 14-Sep-2017 16:04:02

When it comes to information security, there are some extraordinary claims made by various suppliers. You could be forgiven for thinking that you’ve implemented A, B and C solutions and all’s covered.

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Celerity Secures Technology Services 2 Framework (ref. RM 3804) through Crown Commercial Service (CCS)

By Celerity Limited on 11-Sep-2017 15:58:21

Celerity is delighted to announce its success in being named a supplier on the new Crown Commercial Service Technology Services 2 RM3804 Framework Agreement. The CCS supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services.

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Has your IT Estate Become a Little Chubby?

By Celerity Limited on 08-Sep-2017 16:10:54

How many of us weigh the same or less than we did 5 years ago? Or even 3? Life and business moves fast. Too fast to live it with one eye on the scales and it’s easy to put on a little bulk. A few ounces here and half a pound there is virtually undetectable. And yet over time, it all adds up and before we know it, the ounces have become pounds and the pounds are popping the buttons off our clothing!

It’s similar for our technology estates. We run to keep up with daily business demands. There are no signs that the explosive growth of data will slow any time soon and it must be available, all day, every day.

It’s no surprise then, that extra capacity is required. An extra server here, another array there with a sprinkling of additional layers of software and our environment starts to bulge.

Aging IT systems are one of the most insidious drains on budgets. Reliability inevitably goes down, maintenance costs go up, along with additional skills to manage legacy equipment.

And that’s before we get into security power consumption, compliance, GDPR, software licencing restrictions and the overall cost of management.

Almost all on-premise environments are prone to this and the solution is simpler than you may think. It starts with a simple health check and a true understanding of your IT footprint, followed by a picture of what your estate could look like, whilst driving maximum performance and efficiencies.

How often have you stopped to wonder whether your IT systems are the best and most efficient they can be? Whether your budget could be better utilised? Or would the chance to stop to consider it be a luxury you simply don’t have?

One of our customers recently reduced its physical IT footprint from 66 to 6 units. Whilst that may not be typical for everyone, we think it’s worth investigating. Even a 50% reduction would be extremely compelling, yes?

Asset Management and Planning is just one of the features of our Custodian solution portfolio.

If you’d like to beat the bulge and get your environment fighting fit, just give us a call today.

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UK Data Protection Bill

By Celerity Limited on 17-Aug-2017 09:55:44

If you were just getting to the point of tuning out all things GDPR, or thinking it didn’t apply in the UK after Brexit, it’s time to tune back in.

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Trickbot Banking Trojan

By Callum Taylor on 16-Aug-2017 13:49:04

So far in August there has been a rise in Trickbot Banking Trojans. The Trojan has a striking resemblance to the infection methods of Dyre and focuses on business accounts. Dyre is a banking Trojan that harvests credentials to perform automated clearing house (ACH) and wire fraud. The malware uses a range of techniques to go undetected when a browser session is hijacked and information such as credentials are stolen.

Topics: TrickBot Trojan
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Magda Bautembach adds to the list of Celerity in-house achievements this month…

By Celerity Limited on 10-Aug-2017 13:04:06

Magda Bautembach, Celerity Inside Sales Executive, has passed the IBM Storage Solutions Top Gun exam with a high score of 80%.

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Celerity Retains All Three ISO Accreditations for a Further Year

By Celerity Limited on 10-Aug-2017 11:54:44


Celerity is delighted to announce that it has once again retained its ISO 9001, 14001 and 27001 accreditations for another year

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Beauty and The Beast of the Tech World

By Celerity Limited on 09-Aug-2017 10:15:40

We often hear about the power of systems, processors and productivity and management tools, don’t we? But how many of us ever utilise these things to their full extent? Do we even have the knowledge or ability to do so?

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WIMBLEDON 2017 - IT'S ELEMENTARY FOR IBM’S WATSON

By Celerity Limited on 28-Jul-2017 11:42:37

Did you see Wimbledon, or attend this year? You can’t help but have noticed that the technology was front and centre, and more so than ever this year...

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Celerity Cloud Object Storage (COS) Achieves 300% Performance Increase on Restore Time for Client

By Celerity Limited on 27-Jul-2017 15:44:59

 Celerity’s latest cloud technology solutions have made a significant impact in reducing backup and restore times for a local government client.

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Celerity Expansion Continues...

By Celerity Limited on 20-Jul-2017 10:13:36

Maggie Bramwell Joins Celerity as Inside Sales Executive.

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Celerity is a proud sponsor of the 2017 Guide Share Europe UK Conference!

By Celerity Limited on 20-Jul-2017 09:30:51

Guide Share Europe (GSE) is a non-profit, volunteer-led IBM user group comprising of 1,000+ members. GSE creates an open dialogue and cooperation between its members, IBM and its partners through a series of events, working groups and training sessions. The GSE UK Region Conference is an annual event, taking place at Whittlebury Hall Hotel on the 7th and 8th of November this year.

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Getting More From Less Without Cutting Corners

By Celerity Limited on 18-Jul-2017 16:51:32

As an organisation, Celerity speaks to hundreds of business executives each month and it’s fair to say that in our experience, most leaders are under pressure to do more with less when it comes to their IT spend.

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Celerity's Continued Technical Growth

By Celerity Limited on 14-Jul-2017 11:50:56

The past couple of months have been very busy for the technical team here at Celerity, as an abundance of certification exams have been completed and passed!

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Celerity Technical Consultant, Ed Yates adds to the list of Celerity in-house achievements this month...

By Celerity Limited on 26-Jun-2017 09:23:14

Ed Yates has passed both the IBM Certified Specialist – Enterprise Storage Technical Support V5 and IBM Certified Specialist – XIV Storage Systems Technical Solutions V6 exams!

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Congratulations to Callum Taylor for achieving First Class Honours in BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics from The University of Sunderland

By Celerity Limited on 26-Jun-2017 09:20:50

Achieving a grade of 79%, Callum is believed to have achieved the highest grade amongst his peers on the course and has enabled him to write an academic paper for publishing, following his final year project. He has also been recommended for the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences national award.

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Celerity adds to growing pool of prince2 practitioners

By Celerity Limited on 21-Jun-2017 09:58:26

Celerity Technical Consultant, David King qualifies as registered PRINCE2 Practitioner.

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Disaster Recovery - Nice to Have?

By Celerity Limited on 16-Jun-2017 09:29:32

 Imagine for a moment that you’re the first into your office on Monday morning...

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WannaCry and Windows 7

By Simon Rose on 01-Jun-2017 12:54:29

Celerity Technical Expert Simon Rose expands on the WannaCry ransomware and how it affects Windows 7.
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Practicing For Disaster

By Celerity Limited on 31-May-2017 13:33:48

There must be times when we each question our decision to be anywhere near technology. No longer the reserve of programmers or 'techies', all business leaders are now irrefutably connected to their technology platforms and are expected to play a part in keeping them safe. 

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Celerity Invest in Inside Sales Department

By Celerity Limited on 31-May-2017 13:31:09

As part of the ongoing changes and expansion in 2017, Celerity have invested in our own Inside Sales function, based at our head office in Preston. 

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Celerity Data Custodian & Intuition Services Now Live On G-Cloud 9!

By Celerity Limited on 30-May-2017 16:25:13

UK Public sector organisations can now access Celerity’s extensive range of Data Custodian and Intuition cloud services via the newly released G-cloud 9 procurement framework.

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Celerity DellEMC Briefing

By Celerity Limited on 30-May-2017 15:46:23

Celerity is hosting a Digital Transformation briefing in partnership with DellEMC at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester on Tuesday 4th July. This briefing will enable you to understand and discuss the benefits of leveraging DellEMC offerings within your business.

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The GDPR Countdown Has Started...

By Celerity Limited on 25-May-2017 09:36:36

365 days until you MUST be compliant!

Topics: GDPR
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Celerity Welcomes On Board In-House Legal Consultant

By Celerity Limited on 24-May-2017 09:50:24

Celerity is delighted to announce that Naraindra Maharaj has joined us as an in-house Legal Consultant. 

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Keeping up with the ever evolving security requirements for Google Chrome

By Barry Knox on 22-May-2017 11:01:13

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WannaCry Ransomware

By Simon Rose on 19-May-2017 15:04:04

Celerity Limited Technical Expert Simon Rose explains the biggest cyber attack infection of 2017 so far - WannaCry Ransomware - and how to prevent it affecting your business.

Topics: WannaCry Ransomware
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Moving On Up...

By Celerity Limited on 02-May-2017 12:22:19

Celerity is delighted to announce the promotion of Jane Evans and Neil Hulme.

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Callum Taylor joins Celerity as Software Development & Cyber Security Graduate

By Celerity Limited on 10-Mar-2017 09:56:59

“I am very excited to have been given this opportunity of joining Celerity as a software development and cyber security graduate. I can’t wait to help improve the security of the company and improve my understanding around networks and different applications that Celerity have”, commented Callum.

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Celerity Gets Cyber Savvy

By Celerity Limited on 16-Feb-2017 15:44:00

Celerity is delighted to announce its accreditation under the Cyber Essentials Scheme in accordance with the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy.

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New Celerity Website Goes Live

By Celerity Limited on 15-Feb-2017 16:44:53

Celerity is excited to announce the launch of our new company website. The new accessible site allows visitors to explore our services in a consistent, easy to understand format. Having recently made a significant investment in a new inbound marketing platform, HubSpot, the site now provides a fully responsive viewing experience for visitors, making finding the information you need a quick and easy process regardless of whether you are sat at your desktop or on the move with your mobile device.

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Celerity Announces Senior Management Changes

By Celerity Limited on 10-Feb-2017 11:52:33

Celerity is delighted to announce that Craig Aston will be joining the business on 1st February 2017 as Commercial Director.

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Celerity's Expansion Continues in 2017

By Celerity Limited on 01-Feb-2017 11:26:11

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Following a very successful year in 2016, Celerity move in to 2017 with the ambition for further growth, welcoming three new recruits on board our expanding team!

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