“We can sleep at night knowing we are cyber secure and compliant with GDPR.”

Rashid Chinchanwala, Finance Director, Media Powerhouse

For Media Powerhouse, switching IT support to Staines-based Microsoft Service Provider Ziptech Services allowed the growing audio visual company to establish a reliable, secure and compliant infrastructure which would serve the business through a period of expansion.

Media Powerhouse’s Finance Director Rashid Chinchanwala says, “We can sleep at night knowing we are cyber secure and compliant with GDPR.  This is down to Ziptech’s strategic approach, proactive recommendations and technical competency in managing our IT infrastructure.”

Ziptech’s proactive approach to IT management significantly improved performance over time, reducing user frustrations while handling compliance issues and improving security. 

Business expansion

Needing to improve access to and from the company’s busy warehouse while also accommodating more equipment and staff, Media Powerhouse moved to a new location under the technical supervision of Ziptech’s IT engineers who carried out the technical element of the smooth-running move.

In order to support opportunities to tender for larger contracts, it soon became obvious that improved security and a robust attitude to compliance would demonstrate the audio visual supplier’s commitment to providing a First-class level of service, helping to win new business. 

Cyber Essentials Accreditation

On Ziptech’s recommendation, Media Powerhouse embarked on the Government’s recommended process for optimum cyber protection – the Cyber Essentials Accreditation programme.  Cyber Essentials is now a ‘must have’ for suppliers of local and central Government contracts as well as an endorsement of the company’s awareness of and attention to the prevention of the most common cyber breaches and attacks.

Rashid says, “Having Ziptech lead us through the Cyber Essentials Accreditation programme was a positive thing to do; it ticks lots of boxes on many of the lengthy tender documents we receive and it gives our management team an increased confidence in our level of security.” 

Tackling Compliance

GDPR compliance is the most recent challenge the business has faced.  Rashid admits, “The compliance process was always going to be painful yet, even though a large element of GDPR requires legal advice, Ziptech was knowledgeable enough to not only drive our IT compliance but to also advise where and when we ought to seek further professional help.”

Summing up, Rashid says, “With Ziptech, we know we are in safe hands and our overall experience with IT is much improved – no one complains about IT any more.  I am also reassured by the amount of qualified engineers and the range of skills we have on hand should we have an emergency or another project to address.”

“We can sleep at night knowing we are cyber secure and compliant with GDPR.”

Rashid Chinchanwala , Finance Director , Media Powerhouse

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