March 15, 2022 - News

Version 1 Awarded Exclusive Oracle Cloud Solutions Provider Expertise

Version 1 has achieved membership of the exclusive Oracle CSPE Program, which only 35 organisations globally possess.

An Oracle CSPE is a recognised Oracle partner with demonstrable skills and experience to build, deploy, run, and manage both Oracle and non-Oracle workloads in the Oracle Cloud. This program is a global initiative for Oracle partners who deliver or are expanding their professional or strategic business consulting services to architect, deploy and provide Managed Services for Oracle Cloud Solutions. This program provides customers with the confidence they are working with the most capable Oracle Cloud Managed Service Providers.

Version 1 is 1 of only 5 Oracle Partners in Ireland and 1 of only 17 partners in the UK that meets the exacting standards required to hold the Oracle Cloud Solutions Provider Expertise. This Oracle Cloud Managed Service Expertise certification builds on Version 1’s highly accredited Managed Service offering that has already gained the creditable ISO20000, ISO27001, ISO14001, Cyber Essentials, and Cyber Essentials 2 certifications.

This award by Oracle rubber stamps technology and digital transformation provider Version 1 as one of Oracle’s most capable partners globally, signaling to customers across the public and private sectors of the high standard of Oracle capabilities offered by Version 1. Technology and Cloud Managed Services are growth markets globally, and a support heavily availed of by public sector organisations and commercial businesses alike across Ireland to outsource the responsibility for maintaining, improving, and protecting I.T estates to streamline operations, reduce expenses, improve stability, and enhance security.

Commenting on this achievement, Tom O’Connor, CEO at Version 1, said:

“We are delighted to celebrate the news of our Oracle CPSE certification. Securing this accolade is not only a reflection of the significant investment Version 1 has made in advancing our Next-Generation Managed Service offering, but it also showcases the combined efforts of our talented people in reaching this milestone. I am incredibly proud of everyone in Version 1 who has made this happen. Whether it’s our Oracle technical specialists consistently studying Oracle certifications and skills, or our Managed Service consultants delivering exceptional services and support from our Next-Gen Managed Service practice, it takes a village to provide our customers with the breadth of Cloud, Innovation, Digital Transformation and Oracle expertise required to navigate the increasingly complex digital environments they operate in globally, particularly following the pivot of many traditional services to more digital equivalents during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will take the opportunities that the CSPE brings to us to continue to partner with customers in exploring innovation, continuous improvements, and the greater potential of Cloud for their businesses through our ASPIRE, our Next-Generation Managed Services.”

Today’s Managed Service is much more than keeping the lights on. Only Managed Service Providers investing heavily in Cloud, Innovation, Automation, and Security will meet businesses growing demand for agile, innovative, and continuously improving technologies - and I look forward to enhancing our relationship with Oracle as we help customers across the UK and Ireland do much more than simply outsource the running of their I.T to Version 1, in fact, we will work with our customers to evolve their technology estates into value-generating, intelligent engines of innovation, automation, agility, and sustained business outcomes.
- Tom O'Connor (CEO), on how tech advancement is affecting the Managed Service Market & Providers
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Version 1 has been designing, implementing, and supporting solutions with Oracle technology since our formation in 1996 and today is recognised as one of the pre-eminent Oracle partners in the UK and Ireland. We bring a breadth and depth of expertise across the Oracle stack allowing us to look beyond specific requirements to underlying customer issues and to deliver integrated technology solutions that leverage the entire Oracle technology stack in the cloud.

Version 1 is recognised by industry analysts for our global capabilities as a leading Oracle implementation and managed services systems integrator. Version 1 was included in the 2021 Market Guide for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Professional and Managed Services by Gartner, the world’s leading research and advisory company.

Our recurring success at the UKOUG awards which are voted on by our customer base and highlights the length and breadth of our Oracle expertise. For the fourth consecutive year, Version 1 was the most shortlisted partner at the UKOUG Awards 2020/21 receiving 7 Gold Awards out of 7 Nominations

Version 1 has worked with a number of public and private sector clients including Harrow Council, East of England Ambulance Service, Musgrave Group, and DAE Capital, amongst others.

To achieve CSPE status, Oracle partners take part in a rigorous audit coupled with providing multiple customer references of OCI (Oracle Cloud Infrastructure) Managed Services projects delivered over the last 12 months.

As an Oracle Partner, an AWS Premier Partner and a Microsoft Gold Partner, Version 1 works closely with its technology partners to impartially advise customers navigating the rapidly changing world of IT. Version 1 has invested over 1 million euro since 2018 in exploring the benefits of cutting-edge technologies and proof-of-concept projects in Blockchain, AI, Data Analytics, Machine Learning and Chatbots with its customers.

ASPIRE – Next Generation Managed Services

Version 1 has spent the last year working on its Managed Services 2.0 strategy across the business modernising its service offering to future-proof and innovate for customers – Managed Services for Version 1 are now called ASPIRE Managed Services. All managed services - Oracle, Microsoft, AWS, Application, Database, etc - fall under this brand.

As a successful MSP, Version 1 is perfectly placed to handle the challenges facing today’s customers, including the shift from a pure ITIL-based operational model to a more dynamic agile model, incorporating elements of design, architecture, automation, CI/CD, DevOps, security, and financial optimisation. As business requirements become increasingly dynamic, it handles these evolving requirements with ease by taking a proactive, flexible, and value-driven approach to our ASPIRE Application Managed Services.
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