MJ Flood Announces New Sponsorship Deal with Terenure College RFC

MJ Flood is delighted to announce that we will be the main sponsor for Terenure College RFC for the coming season. We wish the team the best with the upcoming season.

The announcement was made last Thursday, June 16th at the club’s AGM.

With Terenure College RFC being founded in 1940 and MJ Flood founded in 1935, we see this as a perfect match. The brand colours matching the club colours was completely coincidental, but a welcome one at that.

Pictured L/R: Robbie Devlin (MJ Flood Security), Mark Phillips (MJ Flood Group), Tommy D’Arcy (President TCRFC), and Harrison Brewer (Club Captain TCRFC).

MJ Flood Technology Provides Critical Infrastructure for TIDL Insulation Solutions

TIDL Insulation Solutions is a leading Irish distributor of insulation for thermal, fire and noise control applications, offering professional advice to architects and contractors on a wide range of construction related applications.

When working with some of the largest insulation manufacturers in the world, it is vital that you have a stable and reliable IT infrastructure, and for James O’Toole, the most important part of choosing a good partner to help implement that infrastructure is a good working relationship.

O’Toole states that when choosing a reliable IT partner, they must be able to prove that they’re trustworthy, and have the ability to future proof his business.

He explains, “As a company, we don’t just put a tender out to the lowest bidder, it’s a long term commitment to finding our ideal partner. Trust is key. We need a partner who is going to work with us, and take the time to understand our needs. This is what we have with MJ Flood Technology, who have been our IT partner for over 20 years. They have continued to support us with whatever IT problems we may have.”

THE CHALLENGE

In 2010, TIDL kick started a key infrastructure change. MJ Flood Technology was tasked with mapping this process out from start to finish.

“Infrastructure changes make a large impact on the business as a whole. We have a busy sales department, accounts department and technical support team that rely on their infrastructure to continue to function” commented O’Toole. “When MJ Flood Technology implemented the changes, moving us to Microsoft Azure in October 2021, there were no major hiccups, only minor ones, and they were solved almost immediately.”

THE SOLUTION

For TIDL this has meant huge savings on time, energy and resources. “The support we’ve received from MJ Flood Technology over the last 20 years has been substantial. They always have a plan, they are thorough and most of all, we trust them.”

MJ Flood Technology have been able to provide the reassurance and build the trust that was needed for TIDL over the last 20 years, by continuously proving they are a reliable partner. “When we’ve required advice, we’ve been able to turn to them, because they are trusted and reliable experts, and we know we can depend on them.”

Moving forward, TIDL is excited to maximise its relationship with MJ Flood Technology. TIDL have recently brought on SKOUT Cybersecurity as their security partner thanks to MJ Flood Technology, meaning that they continue to support each other throughout their growth. “We are excited for the future of TIDL and that includes the continued help and support we get from the team” added O’Toole. “The next twelve months will be a continued investment in that relationship.”

 

 

Celtic Anglian Water future-proof their business with Barracuda SKOUT Managed XDR

Celtic Anglian Water is a leader in the provision of innovative water, waste water and resource recycling solutions for the municipal, industrial and commercial water sectors in Ireland. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anglian Water Group, one of Europe’s leading providers of water services, Celtic Anglian Water draws on a wealth of experience in design, operation and management of private and public water assets across a diverse range of sectors.

For Ciaran Callan, IT Manager at Celtic Anglian Water, as a high value target for cyber attacks, having a solid cybersecurity posture and IT infrastructure is paramount.

Celtic Anglian Water needed a partner who would take their time to understand the business as a whole, understand the risks and be able to offer practical solutions as and when they were needed. “MJ Flood Technology was exactly what we wanted, and what we needed. 15 years later, they’re still that. They focus on what works for us, and what makes sense for us, instead of trying to throw every solution they have into the ring” explains Callan.

THE CHALLENGE

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Celtic Anglian Water went through a digital transformation period. Staff began to work remotely, and because of this, Celtic Anglian Water sought aVPN solution. “Thanks to MJ Flood Technology the solution was easily installed, and the process was able to be controlled with only a few minor issues which were dealt with almost immediately” commented Callan.

“MJ Flood Technology have also been able to upgrade some of our legacy kit without anything needing to be thrown away,” added Callan. “They’ve been able to future-proof our IT infrastructure, by implementing a hybrid solution, which works both on the premises and in the cloud.”

As the threat of cyber attacks increases, hire value targets like Celtic Anglian Water need to protect themselves as well as possible. Callan discusses how in a cybersecurity review of your infrastructure and business, you can get caught up in systems and solutions that you don’t need in order to try to be cyber secure. “You don’t always need these solutions, but, with MJ Flood Technology, we can be doubly assured that we know what we need and what we don’t need to achieve the best cyber posture we can.”

“We were advised to get a SOC, so working with MJ Flood Technology we have implemented Barracuda SKOUT Managed XDR & SOC. Throughout the process MJ Flood Technology has understood our network, so a lot of the teething problems were solved, with no questions asked. We can always rely on them to make sure we are protected, and to beef up our cyber security posture for future protection.” 

THE SOLUTION

For Celtic Anglian Water, all of these additions from MJ Flood Technology have meant a huge saving on time and resources. “We love working with MJ Flood Technology because we always feel like they are an extension of our team. They care about what we want, and that shines through.” 

MJ Flood Technology have provided Celtic Anglian Water with what they have needed for the last 15 years, by being able to build a respected relationship that prioritises trust and reliability.“If they get a call from me, they know it’s serious, and they jump on it for us. They can do that because they know our business, and that’s why they are so important to us.”

Moving forward, Celtic Anglian Water are excited to continue to strengthen their relationship with MJ Flood Technology as their cybersecurity posture becomes more important. “This is a real working relationship, where we trust each other and can rely on each other for the best results. We communicate with them on what we need, and they communicate with us on what they can offer, and it’s a pleasure to work with a team which is so reliable” said Callan.

 

MJ Flood Technology signs Microsoft Partner Pledge

As a Microsoft Gold Partner, MJ Flood Technology are proud to have signed the Microsoft Partner Pledge.

By signing the pledge, we have committed to working with Microsoft to become ambassadors for digital skills, advocates for responsible and ethical AI, and leaders committed to building a diverse and inclusive tech sector, and to create an environmentally sustainable future for our planet.

The Partner Pledge focuses on the following four critical goals:

  • Digital Skills: Helping Ireland to prepare for the challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution through Microsoft’s Digital Skills program.
  • Diversity: It is important that our industry reflects and supports society, and that we keep working to improve the diversity of our technology workforce.
  • Responsible and Ethical AI: Ensuring Artificial Intelligence is developed and implemented in responsible and ethical ways, as we set out in AI for good and Future Computed.
  • Sustainability: Our commitment to sustainability and reducing your carbon footprint.

Find out what this means and how we are committing to this vision: https://partner.microsoft.com/en-ie/connect/local/ie-partner/partner-pledge

New Partner Announcement – SKOUT Cybersecurity

As we are all aware, Security is now top of mind for all organisations, and Cyber Security is an ever-evolving disrupter to all businesses if an attack were to take place. At MJ Flood Technology, we have spent the last 12 months evaluating how cyber services can be integrated with our current managed service offering.

Today, we are proud to announce our partnership with SKOUT, a leading cyber security service provider, offering visibility via their 24x7x365 Security Operations Centre. This allows you to reduce threat detection anomalies to minutes and remediating issues, to ensure the integrity of your network and data. SKOUT is a globally recognized cybersecurity company that partners with select IT providers to deliver their security services. The partnership is focused on three new areas of cybersecurity: ransomware, visibility, and compliance.

“We’ve been focused on protecting small and medium sized businesses since day one. Every company should be able to get protected from cybercrime,” said Aidan Kehoe, Founder and CEO of SKOUT Cybersecurity. “Our new partnership with MJ Flood Technology will allow us to protect more businesses and protect workers.”

The introduction of these expanded security services are a key component of MJ Flood Technology’s strategic plan, allowing us to focus on customer experience with a consolidated IT and cybersecurity practice.

About SKOUT Cyber Security

SKOUT Cybersecurity is redefining the way Managed Service Providers (MSPs) deliver security to their customers. SKOUT makes cyber-as-a-service easy for MSPs by offering one dashboard, one number to call, and one turnkey partner. SKOUT is trusted by MSPs all over the world to lower the cost and complexity of delivering managed security services. SKOUT believes that all businesses should have access to protection from cybercrime, regardless of size.

For More Information…

On September 8th, we’re going to be joined by SKOUT Cybersecurity and other security partners, to introduce our new security services and discuss how you can better secure your organisation with MJ Flood Technology. If you’re interested in learning about our new services or looking to enhance your security set-up, you cannot miss this event!

Register here –  https://mjf.ie/security-as-a-service-launch/ 

MJ Flood Technology wins 2021 Calling, Meetings & Devices for Microsoft Teams Partner of the Year Award

MJ Flood Technology are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the Calling, Meetings & Devices for Microsoft Teams Partner of the Year award for the second year in a row at the 2021 Microsoft Ireland Awards. We are chosen out of a field of top Irish Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and delivering market-leading customer solutions built on Microsoft technology.

“We are honoured to accept the award for Teams Calling & Meetings for the second year in a row. I’m very proud of our team for their hard work and dedication throughout the year and for delivering some outstanding Teams solutions to support our valued customers through COVID-19.” said James Finglas, Managing Director of MJ Flood Technology.

The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognise Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions during the past year. Awards were classified in several categories, with honourees chosen from a set of more than 3,300 submitted nominations from more than 100 countries worldwide. MJ Flood Technology was recognised for providing outstanding solutions and services in the Teams Calling, Meetings & Devices expertise area in Ireland.

For more information on our Microsoft Teams Calling & Meetings solutions, please contact info@mjf.ie.