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Smartdesc - IT services supplier

Smartdesc provides IT strategy, cybersecurity, digital transformation and IT support for voluntary organisations and the non-profit sector. Smartdesc always offer a reduced fee structure and special pricing for all charities, non-profit organisations and community groups. 

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NCVO member offer

NCVO members will receive: 

  • A free Microsoft Office 365 Security Health Check usually priced at over £500. This bespoke report runs on your organisation’s Office 365 environment, showing security measures in red, amber  and green risk status. It includes Smartdesc’s recommendations on remediation steps to security with an indication of complexity, cost and priority.NCVO trustedsupplier19 logo colour
  • A free network vulnerability scan usually priced at over £600. This provides a comprehensive review and report on the security status of the connection from the outside world into your organisation (the WAN). This includes a full vulnerability report and bespoke recommendations on remediation steps, with an indication of complexity, cost and priority.
  • Access to a free consultation with the Virtual ID Directors (vCIO) and a lead solutions architect at Smartdesc to discuss current challenges, your future IT strategy and a roadmap to help you get there.
  • Cyber Essentials - Smartdesc provide NCVO members with an initial free consultation to talk through the process of how to gain the Cyber Essentials certification. The work required to reach Cyber Essentials compliance takes approximately three days, which includes, a gap analysis to identify the tasks the organisation needs to undertake. Smartdesc provide an optional, bespoke service at a discounted rate to NCVO members to help them reach Cyber Essentials compliance.

Services offered

  • IT strategy and programme planning
  • digital transformation review, planning and implementation
  • IT security, cybersecurity, cyber resilience, Cyber Essentials, ISO
  • project management and delivery
  • cloud and Office 365 migrations and support
  • information governance and GDPR support
  • IT support service – full IT helpdesk, hybrid helpdesk alongside in-house teams, proactive monthly IT performance reporting and quarterly strategic reviews
  • implementation of an agile, flexible remote and mobile working solutions
  • independent audit and review with tailored best-practice recommendations and improvements.

About Smartdesc

Smartdesc is a long-standing and trusted provider of IT services to voluntary and non-profit organisations in the UK. Its clients range from very large national organisations such as Mind, Terrence Higgins Trust and Family Action to smaller, fast-growing charities. They use a wide range of technologies, from traditional on-site setups to state-of-the-art data centres and full cloud infrastructures.

Smartdesc regularly assists voluntary organisations on areas such as developing an IT strategy, managing projects and digital transformation, running internal IT teams and advising and improving cybersecurity, IT governance and GDPR compliance. The company was founded in 2011 by Chris Cranie and Adam Monks who have been working in the non-profit sector for most of their careers.


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