2021 Energy price increases

Due to the pandemic, energy prices crashed in 2020, but now electricity wholesale prices have doubled, and gas prices are over 141% higher than this time last year. There are many factors which make up your final energy rates, but what are the main ones pushing prices above pre-pandemic levels in 2021? 1. Supply and … Read more

Protecting your valuable business data

With worldwide damages from cybercrime reportedly expected to top $6 trillion in 2021 (up from $3 trillion in 2015), organisations need to do everything they can to protect themselves against the dangers that ransomware or other cyberattacks pose. Even the likes of Apple can suffer from the hands of ransomware, with one of their major … Read more

Safeguarding Vital Patient Data in the Public Sector

Back in 2017, the NHS suffered a widespread cybersecurity attack. WannaCry crippled multiple NHS trusts and brought frontline clinical services to their knees up and down the country. Obviously, there were investigations and lessons were learned, but the danger still remains. The NHS wasn’t even the main target of the attack, so a targeted attack … Read more

Imagine a better way for Trusts to communicate

Even now, in the 21st Century, service users still struggle to get in touch with the clinicians and administrative staff they need, to take control of their health. With recent advances in technology, NHS Trusts have more opportunities to reimagine their communication services than ever before; to offer a better service to the public and … Read more

Leveraging Automation for a More Agile NHS

Even without the added challenges of Covid-19, healthcare environments have been strained and stretched to the fullest for a considerable time. But with frontline staff having so many responsibilities, how can the NHS become more agile, while they juggle all their daily tasks? The key is taking the monotonous, repetitive tasks out of their hands … Read more

Bringing in the Expertise You Need To Lead Your Digital Transformation

‘Terms like outsourcing and TUPE can be controversial but there really is no better way to make sure that IT and infrastructure achieves and maintains the necessary standards.’By BDR Group managing director Malek Rahimi The last 12 to 18 months have been transformational to say the least. In response to the pandemic, NHS Trusts have … Read more

Channel Champions 2021 Finalists

On Thursday 1st July, members of the BDR Team assembled in the grounds of Regents University in London’s Regents Park for the 2021 Channel Champions Awards. It was great to be at an actual physical event again, and, although we didn’t go on to pick up any trophies, it was still an excellent achievement to … Read more

BDR Group Completes Trio of Acquisitions

BDR Group has acquired Integratech, a Worcester-based IT services company. This is the company’s third consecutive acquisition in as many months, following ACR in Greater Manchester and Boffins in Buckinghamshire. After a record year throughout 2020, BDR Group used its cash surplus to fund the trio of transactions completely independent of any borrowing. Malek Rahimi, … Read more

BDR take on Miles For Mind

Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem. But hundreds of thousands of people are still struggling. Mind believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. They will listen, give support and advice, and fight your corner. We’re on a mission to bring people together to … Read more

Transforming NHS IT Teams into Enablers with Support from BDR

While the NHS is one of the UK’s most amazing achievements, it does have its faults. Especially the disjoin between the often-old-school processes within its clinical and operational practices, and the technology we regularly use within our personal lives. In a nutshell, why is the process to get the medical services a patient needs so … Read more