Supporting you

2020 has been an uncertain year for all, but whatever the challenge you're facing we have the understanding, knowledge and experience to support you.

We design and provide innovative connectivity solutions (network to cloud) that deliver real-time benefits to our customers​  and we’re the go-to IT connectivity provider for digital transformation​.

If you have a question just talk to our panel, the are the best subject matter experts in the industry​, and are here to help.

Our panel

We have put together a panel of subject matter experts, that are happy to listen to the challenge or challenges you are facing and provide you with valuable  insights.

There is no obligation, we are not going to try to sell you solutions, this is all about us supporting you with a chat over a virtual coffee.

Sales

Chris Fletcher - Head of Direct Sales

Chris has worked for KCOM for just over a year within a senior management position within sales.

Previous to joining KCOM he has worked with Vodafone, Virgin Media Business predominantly in Public Sector sales roles leading organisations through transformation projects. This totals more than 18 years experience of working with Public Sector organisations.

Chris is currently responsible for leading the direct sales teams within KCOM across account management that deal with our directly contracted customers.

Customer solutions

Alex Castle-Mason - Head of Customer Solutions, Product and Propositions

Alex has worked within KCOM for 25 years, holding management roles primarily in the direct and enterprise space. He has extensive experience in solution development including services, commercials, legal and in life service models as an overall design authority. Alex is currently responsible for the Customer Solution Collective of Presale’s, Propositions and Product Management.

Cloud

Steven Sell

Over the last 20 years Steven has operated across a plethora of leadership roles delivering IT solutions and services to all sizes of customers from start-ups to enterprise level organisations.

Since joining KCOM in 2016 from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Steven has become a thought leader within our Cloud business, leading our Professional Services teams to support our customers to overcome business challenges with Cloud based technology solutions.

Connectivity

Ian Taylor

Ian has over 40 years of industry experience, 20 of those with KCOM.
He works with our team of experts to provide Presales solutions across the whole of the connectivity arena, from DSL solutions right through to large multisite Wide Area Networks.

Collaborate and contact centre

Zinedin Karzazi (Contact centre)

Zinedin is a Collaboration and Customer Care expert and holds a valid CCIE Collaboration certification.
Zinedin enjoys working closely with our customers to understand their business needs and requirements, define scope of works and design solutions that are fit for purpose and bring value to our customers.

Collaborate and contact centre

Mike Diss (Unified Comms)

Mike has over 25 years of networking and telecommunications experience. He has a strong knowledge of design and security methodologies/architectures and also maintains a collaboration technology focus.

Collaborate and contact centre

Stuart Griffiths (SmartComms)

Stuart has 13 years of experience working with our team of experts to provide solution consultancy for our customers utilising Hosting or SmartComms Telephony. 

Strategy and planning

Shane Brighton

Shane Brighton is a Customer Solutions Architect at KCOM. He has over 20 years’ experience in helping businesses to achieve and his extensive experience ensures our customers achieve a competitive advantage through the most efficient and value-orientated use of their technology investment.

Shane enables our customers to navigate the complex and ever-changing IT landscape, facilitating the adoption of transformative technology.

SD WAN

Tony Blackhurst

Tony has over 20 years of industry experience, working with our Sales teams and industry experts to provide Solution Design and Consultancy for our customers, in WAN, LAN, WLAN, Network Security and over that past few years SD-WAN.

Accelerated Cloud Landing Zone

Gavin Brown

Gavin has 20 years of industry experience, working with our team of experts to provide consultancy, implementation and ongoing support services for our customers utilising Identity and Cloud platforms. 

NHS and Public Sector

Ian Ashwood

Ian has over 25 years of experience in the communications industry. Over that time he has engaged with a wide variety of sectors and engaged at all levels with both national and international organisations.

Ian’s knowledge and sector understanding meant he played a key role in KCOM’s recent National HSCN programme helping a number of NHS authorities to realise the benefits of HSCN.  

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failure to prepare, is preparing to fail. Find out useful information about making you business continuity plan.

Let's explore how technology can make the transition to working from home easier

A look at how adopting cloud solutions can be completed quickly without compromising security.

Without a Disaster Recovery Plan in place prior to a threat, technology alone wont prevent problems.

We asked you what the biggest challenge you have faced this year was and the results are in!

Solutions that meet the challenge

We know that the most powerful support we can give you right now is to give you the best tools to meet the challenges that 2020 has created.

We will listen and provide straightforward advice you can rely on, and recommend the solutions that deliver real time benefits to you and your customers whilst still having the flexibility to evolve with your business.

Take a look at some of the solutions we have available to help you deal with a range of challenges 

  • Business continuity
  • Disaster recovery
  • Working from home
  • Returning to the office
  • Risk management for people 
  • Maintaining customer experience
  • Spinning up more capacity
  • Shrinking back to save on cost
  • Needing partner agility, quick reactions.
  • Optimisation of cloud estates
  • Keeping the phones answered
  • Migration plans to the cloud

ACLZ

Accelerated Cloud Landing Zone is the first stepping stone in cloud migration.

ACLZ can assist with disaster recovery and business continuity planning, risk management of workforces returning to the office and home working challenges and give you the ability to spin up more when needed

Cloud contact centre

Cloud Contact Centre enables flexibility, scalability and innovation to improve the customer experience whilst reducing costs

If you are looking to maintain excellent customer service, even when your team is working from home then read on.

Managed server hosting

Outsource your server setup, operation and maintenance to our fully secure and flexible hosted environments, for 99.999% availability of your applications.

No need to worry if your IT team cant get back into the office

Cloud optimisation

Your cloud estate is an ever changing landscape and we have the accreditations and experience t be able to help you save costs and improve your cloud solutions in both AWS and Azure

SD WAN

A future proof foundation, with the flexibility to grow.

Giving you greater control, more visibility and real time cost savings. Plus SD WAN has a whole range of Software as a Service (SaaS), cloud, contact centre and voice solutions simply plug in.  

IP Voice and SIP

SIP Trunks is a highly flexible and future-proof IP-voice service; maintaining quality and business continuity at a significantly lower cost than ISDN lines.

Cost effective, with dedicated support helps you maintain an excellent customer experience

Ethernet

Dedicated single or multiple-site connectivity that grows to match the ever-changing demands of your organisation.

And Protected, Diverse and Diverse Plus failover options on our 100Mb and 1Gb Ethernet connections, for added peace of mind