If your business lives and breathes technology and always looks to the cloud first, our joined-up approach will help you meet your technical and commercial objectives head-on. Our cloud experts, software specialists and in-house services team collaborate to deliver everything you need to operate efficiently and securely whilst optimising your technology spend.
Why Grey Matter?
- Stay safe: Cyber security is often the number one concern for technology teams. Our in-house security experts, vendors and network of tried and tested partners will keep you and your business secure.
- Drive innovation: Our cloud and licensing experts love a challenge so tell us what you’re trying to achieve and we’ll find new ways to make it happen.
- Best practice without the overheads: You can call on our technical services team as needed, enabling you to implement best practice without permanent hires.
- Save time, optimise spend: Simplify your technology procurement and buy through Grey Matter. We have everything you need and will always look for economies of scale.
- Peace of mind: Vendor licensing rules can be complicated and the costs of non-compliance considerable. Our licensing experts will handle everything, saving you time, money and worry.
How we make it happen
Cloud technologies move at a rapid pace and it’s all too easy to be left behind. Likewise, the promises of the latest and greatest are often tempting. If you want to ensure you’re using the right products and platforms, we’ll give you honest and pragmatic advice specific to your requirements.
We take a customer-first, vendor-neutral approach to reviewing the solutions you’re using and assess them for suitability, compliance and cost of ownership. With a solution stack agreed, we then look to rationalise your procurement routes to optimise your investment and, where possible, reduce spend.
As your single-point of purchase we’ll save you time, money and the administration headache of dealing with multiple vendors.
Business Process and Cost Optimisation
Licence optimisation: Our licensing experts will happily explain the differences between EAs, SPLA, CSP, NCE, co-terms and such, but if you simply want someone to take away the pain and ensure you’ve got the right type of licence for your needs and are fully compliant, just ask and they'll handle it all.
Finance and leasing: Software leasing is now more common than many recognise. For scale-up businesses it’s often about easing their cashflow, for more established business the tax planning advantages can be higher up their agenda. By working in close partnership with vendors and finance providers, we can ensure you always have the latest hardware and software available.
Cloud Management Solutions
Effective cloud management requires a deep understanding of cloud architecture, security, networking, and data management, as well as the ability to integrate multiple cloud services and technologies to meet the needs of end users.
By working with our internal experts, partners and vendors, Grey Matter will help you optimise your cloud solutions so you can meet your business objectives and technical requirements head on.
We offer cloud management solutions from Microsoft, ManageEngine, SolarWinds and Quest.
Productive people, wherever they're based
Many organisations are still working out how to address the profound and rapid changes to how, where and when people work. And that's without the complexities of changes in employee expectations.
By understanding your business and people strategies, we’ll help you build flexible, secure and cost-effective solutions that give your people the tools they need to stay engaged, productive and safe, regardless of location.
Enterprise-grade cloud security
We combine own security experts with trusted partners to build a multi-layered approach ensuring you’re resilient against modern day threats and are fully compliant. Our solutions cover Training, Backup and Recovery, Endpoint Management, Firewalls and Cloud Security. We also offer pen-testing and infrastructure pressure tests.
Our vendor partners include Acronis, KnowBe4, SolarWinds and Sophos.
Cost Analysis: Consolidate your Azure licences and make immediate cost savings. Decades of licensing experience, and analytics tools within Azure, enable our team to assess your existing Azure subscription model and recommended changes that will save you money without compromising on levels of service.
Health Check: Our Azure certified architects will work closely with you to gain an in-depth understanding of your current Azure configuration. They'll identify the resources you’re using and make recommendations based upon Microsoft best practice. They’ll also identify any opportunities for you to benefit from the efficiencies, scaling and resiliency that the flexibility of Azure provides.
Design Service: If you’re looking at a potentially complex Azure adoption, our Azure Design Service will de-risk your project. At the end you will have a detailed architectural diagram that explains how to configure your solutions and/or infrastructure in Azure. You can use this as a detailed reference when building the solution, whether you choose to do that yourselves or commission Grey Matter do it for you.
Monitoring Service: We monitor your Azure environment so you don’t have to. The service covers key areas and goes far beyond the standard Azure Advisor reporting. Designed with resilience and compliance (inc. SOC TSP, ISO 27001 and HIPAA HITRUST) at its core the Enterprise level package includes 24/7 support and time with our Microsoft-certified team.
Cloud First resources, news & events
As of 3 November, 2023, there are new updates to the New Commerce Experience (NCE) Handbook.
Thu 14 September 2023 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm BST
Our Azure Solution Specialist covers modernising existing applications and building new apps in a cloud native way
In this webinar gain an understanding of key services like Azure Kubernetes, Azure Functions and managed databases for cloud native app development
In this 45-minute webinar, we will cover the basics of how to run a workload in the cloud with more agility, resiliency, and security
Wed 4 October 2023 9:30 am - 5:00 pm BST
ISV Partner Day is Grey Matter’s annual flagship event for ISVs, SaaS providers and application builders! Now in its fifth year, ISV Partner Day is a full-day technical conference focused on helping ISVs accelerate their SaaS business with the support...