A leading managed service provider which works with over 500 companies across the UK has been tasked with managing the cybersecurity, resilience and continuity strategies for the body responsible for pensions across all 32 of London’s boroughs, and the City of London.
Over the last three years, razorblue has been working closely with London CIV which manages £44bn of Local Government Pension Scheme assets, to build and implement a robust IT strategy.
With razorblue by its side, London CIV has achieved close to a 30 per cent increase in income and doubled its headcount in the last two years, and the North East headquartered IT provider has continued to increase its service portfolio, skills and resources to support the company’s development journey.
Head of operations at London CIV, Tim Harris said: “It is vital that our chosen IT partner understands our business and the importance of working as a partnership. The FCA regulatory framework requires a comprehensive framework that covers all areas of our IT Business, we are regularly subject to Thematic reviews from the FCA or alike authorities.
“We therefore take cyber risks extremely seriously and the development of our Operational Resilience will be an important milestone for us. We will continue to work closely with the team at razorblue to not only combat risks when they do arise but prevent them from happening in the first place.”
razorblue has implemented industry-leading, cloud-based next generation firewalls, email security, and zero-trust access significantly reducing the threat landscape for London CIV.“
CEO at razorblue, Dan Kitchen, added: “There are too many Managed Service Providers out there that simply take the IT budget and run with it, but we take a more measured, strategic approach.
“We, like London CIV, want to work in partnership with our clients and build bespoke IT roadmaps that align with their specific goals. That can’t be achieved without getting to know the business, the people and the vision first.”
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