Understanding key issues

The right technology is an essential element for success, so it is important to invest wisely. You need to select cost-effective IT that will be right today, but also continue to support your organisation in the future. Integration, excellent cyber security and employee mobility are important considerations.


Lack of expert guidance

Without expert guidance, IT decisions can be made based on latest buzzwords, rather than what is best for your company. It is important that your Cloud migration streamlines, secures and enhances your work rather than distracts from it.


Expensive Management

A complex IT estate is expensive and arduous to maintain and manage in-house. You have to pay for the hardware and the people to manage it, as well as for repercussions from problems caused by hardware failure or human error.


Not future-proof

In-house platforms often suffer from a lack of agility, flexibility and scalability. Teams struggle to quickly and easily manipulate their set-up to suit the organisation where it is today and where it wants to be in the future.


Difficult Integration

Relying on older platforms can make integrating with latest technologies difficult. Modern applications may not be compatible with your legacy environment, with SaaS products complicating rather than streamlining your estate.


Ensuring Security

A strong cyber security posture is becoming more difficult to achieve and maintain as attacks are more prevalent. When your platforms are on-premise, they are solely your responsibility and all security concerns reside with you, not with specialists.



Employees are increasingly working remotely, in varied locations. Your applications need to be supported by platforms that can facilitate mobile working with high availability, security and connectivity.




“We are moving forward to meet growing and more complex demands with Advanced, a provider that can both scale to meet those needs and provide the level of professionalism needed within this marketplace.”

Rob Bing, IT Service Manager

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“As the largest infrastructure project ever undertaken by the UK water industry... we need extremely secure and cost-effective managed services. Advanced stood out as being a respected supplier who implicitly understood all of our requirements and could deliver best value.”

Robin Johns, Head of IS

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  • St Andrew’s Healthcare
  • Thames Tideway

Additional insights to help you transform


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