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November Edition 2023

Carl Henriksen, CEO: A visionary leader shaping the success of OryxAlign in the managed technology service sector


In the contemporary business landscape, effective information and data management stand as the cornerstone of success. The vulnerability of business security and the risk of downtimes and threats are ever-present without robust cloud management. Thankfully, the emergence of cloud management services has revolutionized how businesses operate. The growing awareness of the cloud's capabilities and advantages has led to a surge in demand for cloud services, making it the backbone of modern network infrastructure and a transition from traditional physical networks. As technology advances, new cloud-native applications and tools continue to be developed, optimizing traditional systems to be compatible with the cloud. Business owners are increasingly recognizing the importance of transitioning to the cloud, marking a significant shift from conventional infrastructure setups. Once a business adopts a cloud IT solution, the management aspect becomes crucial. While internal IT teams can handle the management responsibilities, it might not always be the most efficient approach.

OryxAlign, a dynamic managed services provider based in West London and serving clients across the UK and Europe, embodies this paradigm shift. Their proactive approach, coupled with a forward-thinking culture, drives them to embrace new technologies that enhance operational efficiency and economic value for their clients. With a stellar reputation in the industry, the company caters to a diverse clientele, including leading retail brands, manufacturing companies, charities, financial service organizations, and global media production companies.

OryxAlign's commitment to excellence is reflected in their 24x7x365 IT support, infrastructure management, and cybersecurity services. These services are delivered by dedicated, certified, and personable global delivery teams operating from established offices across the UK and the Far East. By providing comprehensive and reliable solutions, OryxAlign ensures that businesses can focus on their core operations while their cloud management needs are expertly handled, ensuring peace of mind and optimal performance.

Leveraging State-of-the-Art Managed IT Solutions and Services

Managed IT + cyber services: With remote working here to stay, maintaining and improving IT platforms has become increasingly complex. Operational burden and costs can quickly multiply, leading to vast inefficiency. Managing and securing remote devices has to be balanced with looking to the long term: the need to be proactive with technology and security in a new ‘Data Age’. It’s vital to evolve a technology and security posture that robustly prepares for future threats while increasing operational agility. A managed service partnership can develop and efficiently maintain your operational maturity without interrupting core day-to-day business processes. Proactive updates to applications, service packs, security, and virus definitions keep your system secure. OryxAlign provides unlimited network administration and housekeeping tasks within the SLA. Their technical pre-sales and solution design team deliver unlimited consultations to ensure projects achieve the best return on investment.

Cloud + digital transformation: Digital transformation is a key to continued business efficacy and security. Fundamental to digital transformation is the adoption of all things cloud. However, migration to the cloud can introduce significant risk and system complexity unless you design and build your cloud system with robust security at its core. Their digital expertise and cloud migration solutions help businesses scale and benefit from improved security, resilience, flexibility, and reduced operational costs. They continue to expand their strategic cloud services, looking ahead to future-proofed solutions for maximum reliability. The network teams simplify the management of your critical infrastructure, whether on-premises, in the cloud or hybrid. Improve reliability, availability and security with intelligent network management that utilizes automation, integrated monitoring, analysis and reporting. Security policy management automates and enforces access to the network infrastructure and resources. OryxAlign can design and provision automation across the network while working with existing network and policy definitions.

Professional services + consulting: The best professional services don’t just streamline your IT capabilities and supply chain: they make new business outcomes possible. Transform your business capabilities and enhance operational efficiency by offloading cyber assessments, procurement, project delivery and ongoing maintenance to OryxAlign’s team of experts. Their specialist consultants can advise on a tailored technical strategy to best achieve your business goals. Project delivery teams can implement these system designs, increasing your operational agility while protecting the time of important stakeholders. Their strong network of industry-leading vendors and manufacturers supports rollout and maintenance. You will benefit from best-value deals and an expedited supply of resources. With attacks becoming more sophisticated, there has never been a more critical time to invest in cybersecurity training. Arm your employees with the ability to recognize deceptive communications and dramatically reduce the risk of ransomware attacks, data breaches and malware.

Carl Henriksen | Founder & CEO          

With over 20 years commercial experience in the international IT services sector, Carl Henriksen is now CEO of the well-established, thriving, UK based MSP, OryxAlign. His early career in sub-Saharan Africa exposed him to the technical challenges of IT engineering and support where he quickly learned the importance of delivering excellent service, underpinned by a valued supply chain that operated efficiently. Promotion to technical operations director was swift, which then saw Carl responsible for a national IT strategy to support a large portfolio of major FMCG retailers.

Over the subsequent decade he has built OryxAlign into a most successful, multi-million pound managed technology service provider with a large, diverse, growing and loyal client base. Carl has a deep domain understanding of the MSP market, the technologies and trends that drive and shape that market, how to develop and execute successful strategies to protect existing market share, position the business for growth, and pursue new opportunities.

Carl played squash at international level and has competed in the British Open. He now plays at county level.

“With our comprehensive approach to cloud management, we offer more than just services; we provide peace of mind, allowing businesses to focus on what truly matters – their core operations and growth.”