The latest news from Ideal

01-Nov-2018

Ideal, the Brighton-based managed services and IT infrastructure provider, today announces the launch of its Cloud Cost Optimisation service.

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09-Oct-2018

Ideal is happy to announce that it has achieved a place on the G-Cloud 10 procurement framework. Public sector organisations can continue to use the Digital Marketplace to directly procure cloud-hosted services and cloud software from Ideal. G-Cloud 10 is the successor to G-Cloud 9, on which Ideal was also represented. 

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18-Sep-2018

Ideal, the Brighton-based managed services and IT infrastructure provider, today announces a focus on Software-Defined WAN. This game-changing technology enables agile routing of traffic across the WAN, reducing complexity and cost. Organisations can now manage their entire network from a centralised dashboard, quickly deploy new branches with any transport, and automate operational workflows.

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28-Aug-2018

Ideal are delighted to announce our support as a sponsor for Martlets Snailspace. The project ties nicely into our core company values of pride, relationships and ambition.  Founded in Brighton and with offices a stones throw away from the city centre, we are proud of our city. As a company, we are always keen to get involved in local events and support local causes; with Martlets being such a worthy cause, providing life-changing hospice care to our community, we decided it was a great opportunity to get involved. 

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30-Jul-2018

We take pride in our office space and the culture we’ve built up over the last two years.  And so, we’re truly celebrating our two years anniversary here.

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23-May-2018

Ideal, the Brighton-based managed services and IT infrastructure provider, today announces a major sales and marketing initiative centred around the next generation of network solutions. With Software Defined Access from Cisco, Ideal can simplify the complexity of Enterprise LAN estates using an integrated ‘fabric’ enabling alignment and simplified management. Ideal has produced an eBook ‘The Network of Intentions’, outlining how software definition reconnects the enterprise, accompanied by a video and webinar.

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13-Apr-2018

Ideal is pleased to announce the appointment of Jo Feldman to the post of sales director. Jo brings extensive industry experience, and will continue to develop Ideal's sales teams and processes to meet its ambitious plans for growth in 2018 and beyond.

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06-Apr-2018

Mustafa Baha is the latest hire to our in-house support and managed services operation, which operates 24/7 from our Brighton office. Discover what he does, what he likes, and what he's looking forward to.

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29-Mar-2018

High five!

Written by Ideal posted in Careers

Life moves quickly. One minute you're a fledgling startup, the next you're celebrating the five-year anniversary of key staff members like Max Abramov. Originally from Russia, Max has actually been here for more than five years. What's changed in that time, what's happened to Max, and above all why does he love Ideal? We wanted to find out.

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20-Mar-2018

Ideal, the Brighton-based managed services and IT infrastructure provider, today announces the launch of its managed security information and event management (Managed SIEM) service.

Harnessing the power of omnipresent technology, coupled with expert cyber resources, we enable companies to better protect themselves from the new era of cyber threats by having centralised visibility of security data and alerts. Our solution alleviates the pressure customers have on in-house IT resources from a constantly evolving threat landscape.  

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14-Mar-2018

Emily Langler is one half of Ideal's People and Organisation team. Discover what she does, what she likes, and what she's looking forward to.

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07-Mar-2018

Chris Tomsett started off in music before branching into sales. Discover what he does, what he likes, and what he's looking forward to.

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28-Feb-2018

Our new sales manager, Jo Morrison, has had a diverse career so far. Discover what she brings to Ideal, what she does outside of work, and what she's looking forward to.

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24-Jan-2018

2018 will be a big year for our marketing department as we expand and extend what we do. New starter Jade Hazell will be a key member of the team: we asked what she does, what she likes, and what she's looking forward to.

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09-Jan-2018

As one of Ideal's core product architects, David will be fundamental to defining, designing and deploying exciting new products and services. But what's he looking forward to, and what makes him tick? We caught up with him before the real work began.

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05-Jan-2018

Many of our contacts have asked for our take on the recent announcements relating to the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. In response, we have been working with our industry partners and have developed the summary briefing below. Hopefully this is useful beyond our immediate network.

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05-Jan-2018

Ross is one of the newest starters in our rapidly expanding sales team. But what's he looking forward to, and what makes him tick? We ventured salesward to find out…

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03-Jan-2018

Calum is one of the newest starters in the rapidly expanding Ideal sales team. But what's he looking forward to, and what makes him tick? We ventured salesward to find out…

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22-Nov-2017

As the latest hire in the Ideal Academy, Ollie follows in the footsteps of Maisie, Mike and our other up-and-coming sales stars. We caught up with him to ask about his new job, what he likes and what he's looking forward to.

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15-Nov-2017

Ideal is delighted to announce the appointments of Pat White and Gary Johnson to two critical new roles in its management team. The new positions - delivery management director and service operations director - form a key part of our strategy to increase our brand profile, drive rapid innovation and accelerate our growth through 2020 and beyond.

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09-Oct-2017

Ronan's our most recent starter. We caught up with him to ask about him, his new job, and what he's looking forward to.

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15-Sep-2017

Chris joins the Ideal finance department to cover Zoe's maternity leave. Here we find out what she does, what she likes and what she's looking forward to.

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07-Sep-2017

Ideal has signed an agreement with ZOOM International to become a sales and technology partner.

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16-Aug-2017

In joining the Ideal Academy, Connor follows in the footsteps of Maisie, Mike and Jacob, beginning a structured programme of training and on-the-job experience within the sales department. Find out what he does, what he likes, and what he's looking forward to.

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19-Jul-2017

Chris joins us to further strengthen the UC team. Find out what he does, what he likes, and what he’s looking forward to.

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12-Jul-2017

Do you have enough data and insight to assess the efficiency of your VMware and Hybrid Cloud estate? Do you have visibility of potential risks? Are you considering moving to a public cloud and have a clear understanding of costs?  Are you clear on how you could make savings through better use of existing assets? If the answer is no to any of these questions, then we need to talk.


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30-Jun-2017

Cisco Prime Infrastructure (CPI) is one of the hidden gems in the Cisco portfolio. It is a comprehensive network management solution that manages, visualises and monitors the network from a single graphical interface, providing lifecycle management, assurance visibility and troubleshooting capabilities network wide. Ideal is now offering a 30-day fast-track deployment of CPI, to allow you experience the highest levels of wireless and wired network performance, service assurance and end-user experience.

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24-May-2017

Ideal is happy to announce that it has achieved a place on the G-Cloud 9 procurement framework. Public sector organisations can continue to use the Digital Marketplace to directly procure cloud-hosted services and cloud software from Ideal. G-Cloud 9 is the successor to G-Cloud 8, on which Ideal was also represented. 

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20-Apr-2017

Ideal has signed an agreement with Rubrik to become a sales and technology partner in the Rubrik ‘Brik Layer’ partner programme.

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15-Mar-2017

Ideal has signed an agreement with Pure Storage to become a Silver Partner. This entails joining the P3 Pure Storage partner programme, which is designed to reward partners based on training, sales, value-add services and revenue attainment levels. Ideal has had a longstanding relationship with Pure, but the signing of the Silver Partnership agreement reflects increased customer interest in converged infrastructure, our ability to work across architectures to develop and execute solutions aligned to customer objectives, and our success in meeting Pure’s exacting technical and sales criteria.

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15-Mar-2017

Valdemar joins the Ideal service desk. Find out what he does, what he likes and what he's looking forward to.

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08-Mar-2017

Imran is one of the newest support engineers on the Ideal service desk. Find out what he does, what he likes and what he's looking forward to.

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01-Mar-2017

Michael joins Jacob and Maisie in the Ideal Academy, on the path to becoming an Account Manager. Find out what he does, what he likes and what he's looking forward to.

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24-Feb-2017

Mark is Ideal's newest Account Manager. Find out what he does, what he likes and what he's looking forward to.

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24-Feb-2017

Jacob takes up a sales executive position in the Ideal Academy. Find out what he does, what he likes and what he's looking forward to.

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19-Jan-2017

Ideal is pleased to announce the appointment of Rob Smyth as sales director. Rob will develop the company’s sales teams and capabilities to meet the challenges and opportunities of our continued growth.

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05-Jan-2017

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Mike Henson as our new managing director. Mike is taking responsibility for leading Ideal through the next phase of our growth, building on last year’s move to larger offices and our continued investment in our team and portfolio. Mike was previously director for cloud and managed services at Trustmarque and has also held senior roles at Maxima, Xchanging and Morse.

Commenting on his new role, Mike said: “I’m really looking forward to working with the Ideal team and am hugely excited about the company’s potential for further growth. I was attracted by Ideal’s focus on delivering an exceptional customer experience, and I’ve been particularly impressed with the think customer mind-set that is so established at the company.”


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21-Oct-2016

James is one of our newest starters. Find out what he does, what he likes, and what he's looking forward to.

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19-Oct-2016

Following on from our recent achievement in attaining Platinum Partner status in the Palo Alto Networks NextWave Channel Partner Programme, we are delighted to announce that we have now earned NextWave Traps Specialization. This specialisation recognises that we at Ideal have developed the skills required to successfully design, sell, implement and support the Traps endpoint protection solution.

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08-Sep-2016

IT services provider Ideal is today named the 47th fastest growing technology firm in the country by The Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100, which ranks Britain’s 100 fastest growing private tech (TMT) companies - it was ranked 50th in 2015.

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24-Aug-2016

Zoe is our newest new starter. Find out what she does, what she likes, and what she's looking forward to.

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11-Aug-2016

Ideal is delighted to announce that it has achieved Platinum Partner status in the Palo Alto Networks NextWave Channel Partner Programme.

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08-Aug-2016

Ideal is happy to announce that it has achieved a place on the G-Cloud 8 procurement framework. Public sector organisations can continue to use the Digital Marketplace to directly procure Infrastructure Management, Monitoring and Support Services, Professional Services and Technical Consultancy from Ideal. G-Cloud 8 is the successor to G-Cloud 6, on which Ideal was also represented. 

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13-Jul-2016

You've probably noticed that we like a bit of a challenge at Ideal, particularly when it involves raising money for charity. It was in this spirit that me, account manager Tom Livings, senior network engineer Max Abramov and finance director Nick Childs teamed up to tackle the Capital to Coast: a London to Brighton road ride taking 1,500 cyclists from the London Eye to the sedate lawns of Hove.

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12-Jul-2016

Effective 7th July, Ideal has been promoted to the VMware Enterprise Soution Partner programme.

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08-Jul-2016

Maisie's one of the latest hires at Ideal. Find out what she does, what she likes, and what she's looking forward to.

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06-Jul-2016

Effective 1st July, Ideal has been promoted to the NetApp Gold Partner programme.

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06-Jul-2016

Aga joins us just before we move to the new office. Find out what she does, what she likes, and what she's looking forward to.

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06-Jul-2016

Simon's our new IT Manager. Find out what he does, what he likes, and what he's looking forward to.

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29-Jun-2016

Guy's one of several new starters in June - we find out what he does, what he likes, and what he's looking forward to.

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23-May-2016

Find out how a team from Ideal hopes to raise a serious amount of cash for Macmillan Game Changers by playing computer games for 24 hours.

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18-May-2016

As part of Ideal Academy, we support young people from our local community by offering them a chance to fast track their careers in an exciting industry. We regularly advertise fantastic opportunities for apprentices, recent school leavers and graduates.

Our entry level roles are very popular and we often receive hundreds of applications for each position. So how do you make sure your application stands out from the crowd? Follow my tips below to increase your chances of getting your dream role at Ideal.

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13-May-2016

Ideal is pleased to announce that it has achieved Cisco certification in Advanced Security  Architecture.

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27-Apr-2016

Ideal is pleased to announce that it has renewed its Cisco certifications in Advanced Data Centre and Advanced Enterprise Networks Architecture.

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10-Feb-2016

At Ideal we recently took part in the 10,000 Steps Challenge. Over 10 weeks, we challenged ourselves to try and walk 10,000 steps each day.

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07-Sep-2015

We are delighted to have been recognised by The Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 league table as the 50th fastest growing private technology company in Britain.

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14-Aug-2015

Ideal is delighted to announce that it has achieved Cisco Advanced Enterprise Networks Architecture Specialisation.

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15-Feb-2015

Ideal's customers can now buy Maintenance and Managed Services, and Professional Services and Technical Consultancy directly from the Digital Marketplace.

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26-Jan-2015

Ideal has achieved Customer Satisfaction Excellence: the highest distinction a partner can achieve within the Cisco Channel Partner Program.

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