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March 2015 – Savant awarded a place on G-Cloud 6

Savant has been  awarded a place on the G-Cloud 6 framework to deliver the following cloud services.

  • The implementation of cloud based applications and web services
  • The support of cloud based applications and web services
  • The migration of cloud based applications and web services
  • Database cloud migration consultancy
  • Testing of cloud based applications
  • OpenVMS migration to the cloud
  • Oracle and SQL migration to the cloud
  • IPv4 to IPv6 consultancy for cloud implementations

Our Software as a Service: Mataco Business Continuity service has also been transferred from G-Cloud 5 to G-Cloud 6.

The G-Cloud 6 framework can be used by organisations across the UK public sector including central government, local government, health, education, devolved administrations, emergency services, defence and non-for profit organisations to purchase cloud services.

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) administers the G-Cloud 6 framework which is fully EU compliant and provides easy access to Savant’s range of services, saving your organisation time and money.

Ian Henderson, Managing Director of Savant, commented: “We are delighted to be awarded a place on the G-Cloud 6 framework. Our range of high quality cloud services can now be purchased directly through this framework by the public sector.”

Please contact us if you would like some further information.

If you would like to view details of our G-Cloud 6 cloud services see our page on the G-Cloud website.

If you would like to view details of our SaaS Mataco Business Continuity service see our page on the G-Cloud website.

February 2015 – SCO UNIX to VMware migration

Written by Jamie Edgar of the Savant IT Technical Support team, this case study describes a recent SCO UNIX to VMware migration carried out by the team. The challenge was to migrate a 24/7 fully active financial system from 15 year old outdated hardware onto modern hardware without business downtime or data-loss. It was also necessary to preserve the system functionality including the operating system, bespoke software and service connectivity. Loss of the data would guarantee business collapse; downtime would hinder customer relationships due to loss of service and unsecure transitioning resulting in data leakage could result in malicious acts against personal or business reputation. Download his paper here

January 2015 – White paper on IPv6 implementation lessons published

Written by Ian Gray, the Savant Technical Director, this paper on IPv6 provides an insight into some of the issues around implementing IPv6. Originally written in 2010, this paper has been updated to reflect the many changes between then and 2014. Whilst the observations in the original document remain generally true, lessons have been learnt and this paper reflects these. The paper looks beyond the marketing hype of “IPv6 ready'” claims attached to devices and software to discuss the definitive issues of managing a deployment of IPv6 based on the authors experience. Specifically it documents the observations, lessons and discussions around the implementation of IPv6 on a small to intermediate network. Download his paper here.

November 2014 – Announcing Mataco v6.1

A new version of Mataco is now available.

Mataco, Savant’s Business Continuity Software product continues to be enhanced and improved based on feedback from our clients. In our latest version, released this month, we have made a number of improvements:

Dependencies between suppliers and resources and between activities and locations can now be set up, edited and viewed more easily.

A ‘Quick Plan’ feature has been added enabling a Business Continuity plan to be produced with a few clicks for a critical activity or a key location.

Improvements have been made to the Plan Approval process to provide greater control, full traceability and prompts for plan approvers as they login.

Improvements have been made to the layout of Plans when recording recovery resources needed for a particular activity.

New management reports have been added.

September 2014 – Savant attends BBTS and BSHI conferences

Savant had an exhibition stand at the BBTS (British Blood Transfusion Society) conference in Harrogate.

We were pleased to welcome many of our current clients to our stand and to have the opportunity to show them some of our most recent developments to PULSE.
Savant also had an exhibition stand at the BSHI (British Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics) conference in Manchester.

May 2014 – Savant awarded a place on G-Cloud 5

Savant Limited is awarded a place on the G-Cloud 5 framework to deliver its Business Continuity Planning software product Mataco.

Mataco, the cloud based Business Continuity Management (BCM) system from Savant Limited, is now available via the CloudStore, the outlet for the government’s G-Cloud 5 framework.

The G-Cloud 5 framework can be used by organisations across the UK public sector including central government, local government, health, education, devolved administrations, emergency services, defence and not-for-profit organisations. … Continue reading