CompTIA’s UK Spotlight Awards winners share more about their contributions to technology, including innovative solutions to problems and how they support other technology-based companies. Every year, more companies are entering the tech industry. There are more MSPs and solution providers than ever before, and it is becoming more important to have industry leaders as we strive to make the industry fit for the future. CompTIA is proud to recognize companies that go above-and-beyond. We award UK-based companies each year for their contributions to technology. This year’s recipients will be presented with awards for their innovative solutions to problems and the support they provide other technology-based businesses. Let’s get to know the 2022 award winners.
Provide Customers and Employees with the Tools to Success
Cloud Nexus was awarded the UK Solution Provider Spotlight Award in recognition of its innovative approach to customer service, employee programs, and processes. The solution provider helps customers exceed their expectations by helping them to successfully deploy services, innovate processes, and provide appropriate security.
Cloud Nexus was judged to have achieved success by prioritizing people, customer service, and keeping an eye on delivery. They also provide a healthy work/life balance.
“From the beginning of the business, we put our people first. Our teams have the flexibility they need, including unlimited holidays and flexible working hours. Our main focus is on customer projects. The company stated in its application that if we have delivered all we need, then flexibility is entirely in the hands our team members. There is no micro-management.
Each employee receives a PS1,000 tech fund that can be used to pay for training, tech, or conference registrations. This approach has been extremely beneficial for our team’s mental health. Our team is happy, healthy, mentally energized, and ready to rock!”
Cloud Nexus has partnered with more 25 MSPs in the past year to offer hundreds of best-in class solutions to clients.
“We freely and genuinely share our knowledge with clients and MSPs within CompTIA [UK & Ireland] community. The company submitted its nomination.
Innovating for Partners, SMEs in a Post-Pandemic World
CyberSmart was awarded the UK Innovative Vendor Spotlight Award for its innovative approach and innovation that transformed the company, clients, and wider industry.
CyberSmart saw the inequity of cybersecurity access when many SMEs were suddenly required remote work. CyberSmart looked for more accessible options for small- and medium-sized enterprises as governments implemented increasingly stringent cybersecurity requirements.
“In 2021, 99.9% of UK businesses were SMEs. Yet, cybersecurity solutions are designed to meet the needs large enterprises with extensive IT teams and vast resources. “With that in mind, we felt compelled protect the underdogs,” the company stated in its nomination.
According to CyberSmart, CyberSmart also holds Cyber Essentials and National Cyber Security Center certifications. This certifies that partners and customers meet compliance standards. CyberSmart’s app, CyberSmart, verifies that any device it installs is Cyber Essentials compliant and flags any issues to both the vendor and the user.
A Business Model Transformation to Meet Customer Needs Today
Teknov8 won the UK Innovative Distributor Spotlight Award for its innovative processes and techniques that had a significant impact on its partners, customers and the entire IT industry.
Teknov8 has made it a mission to extend its customer’s reach over the past year. It implemented new support programs to better support MSPs such as on-site support sessions, customer demos, and solutions portfolios that enhance its offerings.
“Having worked in the industry for over 20 years, we recognized that the traditional distributor model was a box-shifting approach. We wanted to disrupt and improve the market in a unique way. We wanted to revolutionize our business model and be known for reliability efficiency agility. These were our operational pillars,” stated the company in its application.
Teknov8’s partner storage volume has surpassed 2 petabytes in the last 18 months. This is in addition to a 100% data recovery rate and an annual growth of more that 100%.
“We have a full-service platform to sell, implement and support our security, backup and compliance services. We are ide