Incremental Group

Internet of Things (IoT)

Incremental Group uses the Microsoft Technology Stack to incrementally build and support scalable and secure Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. Incremental Group engages with Public Sector organisations to deliver business outcome focused software enabling reliable, secure, bi-directional communications between enterprise devices and the cloud.

Features

  • Fully hosted IoT cloud platform
  • Requirements analysis and design specification for systems/services
  • Testing, development, support and maintenance of solutions
  • Risk assessment
  • Device virtualisation and enrichment
  • High-speed messaging
  • Stream processing
  • Proof of concept (POC)

Benefits

  • Business services and systems secured by design
  • Standardise integration of devices
  • Enable reliable, secure, bi-directional communication between devices and the cloud
  • Send messages to devices from enterprise and mobile applications
  • Dynamically disseminate IoT data to applications and process flows
  • Access to experienced technical specialists
  • Understanding GDPR requirements and how to ensure successful implementation
  • Development of business cases for solution implementation

Pricing

£375 to £1400 per person per day

  • Education pricing available
  • Free trial available

Service documents

G-Cloud 10

291270912381484

Incremental Group

Iain Cherry

03455653000

enquiries@incrementalgroup.co.uk

Service scope

Service scope
Software add-on or extension Yes, but can also be used as a standalone service
What software services is the service an extension to Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Bespoke Application Development
Cloud deployment model Hybrid cloud
Service constraints No immediate constraints.
System requirements
  • Dependency that appropriate licensing is procured.
  • System requirements are dependent on each individual project.

User support

User support
Email or online ticketing support Email or online ticketing
Support response times Response times are agreed separately with customers in line with their specific requirements, including out of hours response times.
User can manage status and priority of support tickets Yes
Online ticketing support accessibility WCAG 2.0 AA or EN 301 549
Phone support Yes
Phone support availability 24 hours, 7 days a week
Web chat support Web chat
Web chat support availability 24 hours, 7 days a week
Web chat support accessibility standard WCAG 2.0 AA or EN 301 549 9: Web
Web chat accessibility testing Web chat accessibility testing
Onsite support Onsite support
Support levels Support Levels, Technical Account Management and all associated costs are agreed separately with customers in line with their support requirements, however all support models are available e.g. 24/7, Core Hours, Emergency Out of Hours. Additionally, Technical Account Management and Cloud Support Engineer services are also available.
Support available to third parties Yes

Onboarding and offboarding

Onboarding and offboarding
Getting started Key on-boarding tasks include: • Governance Model – agreement on the most suitable governance model to meet the requirements of the engagement; • Delivery approach – agreement on whether an agile, waterfall or hybrid approach is best suited to the project; • Elaboration – engagement with suitably empowered individuals from our Customer with whom we can capture functional and non-functional requirements; • Commercial – finalise the commercial terms of the engagement with the Customer including agreement on delivery milestones. Incremental Group provides on-site, remote/online and documented training dependent on the requirements of each individual customer. Our standard method of training is to adopt a train the trainer approach allowing knowledge to cascade throughout the organisation to all users. This approach can be delivered on-site or remotely via video conferencing facilities. In addition, we provide User Guides specific to the needs of the individual customer and project, including details of any specific customization agreed as part of the project scope.
Service documentation Yes
Documentation formats
  • HTML
  • ODF
  • PDF
End-of-contract data extraction All existing and created data in relation to the services in question will remain the property of the customer. Data will be extracted in an agreed format and within agreed timescales as specified in Incremental Groups Exit Plan issued at the start of each project.
End-of-contract process Upon service commencement, Incremental Group provides an agreed and complete Exit Plan tailored to the specific requirements of each individual customer including details of any additional costs and payment principals. All costs associated with the specified services will be articulated and approved with the customer upon project commencement.

Using the service

Using the service
Web browser interface Yes
Supported browsers
  • Internet Explorer 7
  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Internet Explorer 9
  • Internet Explorer 10
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari 9+
  • Opera
Application to install No
Designed for use on mobile devices Yes
Differences between the mobile and desktop service There is no functional difference between our mobile and desktop service.
Accessibility standards WCAG 2.0 AA or EN 301 549
Accessibility testing We use industry standard tools that meet WCAG 2.0 AA.
API Yes
What users can and can't do using the API All API services are agreed separately with customers in line with their requirements.
API documentation Yes
API documentation formats
  • Open API (also known as Swagger)
  • HTML
  • ODF
  • PDF
API sandbox or test environment Yes
Customisation available Yes
Description of customisation All customisation requirements are agreed separately with Customers in line with their requirements.

Scaling

Scaling
Independence of resources Incremental Group provides a flexible and scalable service in order to meet the fluctuations in demand for each individual service. These services are underpinned by a set of pre-agreed SLAs with each individual customer, ensuring continuity of the services being provided.

Analytics

Analytics
Service usage metrics Yes
Metrics types Service Metrics and reporting is agreed with customers in line with their individual requirements.
Reporting types
  • API access
  • Real-time dashboards
  • Regular reports
  • Reports on request

Resellers

Resellers
Supplier type Reseller providing extra features and support
Organisation whose services are being resold Technology agnostic.

Staff security

Staff security
Staff security clearance Conforms to BS7858:2012
Government security clearance Up to Developed Vetting (DV)

Asset protection

Asset protection
Knowledge of data storage and processing locations Yes
Data storage and processing locations
  • United Kingdom
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • EU-US Privacy Shield agreement locations
User control over data storage and processing locations Yes
Datacentre security standards Managed by a third party
Penetration testing frequency At least once a year
Penetration testing approach Another external penetration testing organisation
Protecting data at rest Scale, obfuscating techniques, or data storage sharding
Data sanitisation process Yes
Data sanitisation type
  • Explicit overwriting of storage before reallocation
  • Deleted data can’t be directly accessed
Equipment disposal approach A third-party destruction service

Data importing and exporting

Data importing and exporting
Data export approach All requirements for data export are agreed separately with Customers in line with their requirements.
Data export formats
  • CSV
  • ODF
Data import formats
  • CSV
  • ODF

Data-in-transit protection

Data-in-transit protection
Data protection between buyer and supplier networks IPsec or TLS VPN gateway
Data protection within supplier network IPsec or TLS VPN gateway

Availability and resilience

Availability and resilience
Guaranteed availability Incremental Group provides up to 99.99% availability. All availability requirements, including SLAs are agreed with customers in line with their individual requirement
Approach to resilience This information is available upon request.
Outage reporting Outage reporting methods include but are not limited to Public Dashboards, APIs and Email Alerts. All reporting arrangements are agreed with customers in line with their individual requirements.

Identity and authentication

Identity and authentication
User authentication needed Yes
User authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Public key authentication (including by TLS client certificate)
  • Identity federation with existing provider (for example Google Apps)
  • Limited access network (for example PSN)
  • Dedicated link (for example VPN)
  • Username or password
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels It is standard Incremental Group policy to define and implement access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels. with each customer’s specific requirement.
Access restriction testing frequency At least once a year
Management access authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Public key authentication (including by TLS client certificate)
  • Identity federation with existing provider (for example Google Apps)
  • Limited access network (for example PSN)
  • Dedicated link (for example VPN)
  • Username or password

Audit information for users

Audit information for users
Access to user activity audit information You control when users can access audit information
How long user audit data is stored for User-defined
Access to supplier activity audit information You control when users can access audit information
How long supplier audit data is stored for User-defined
How long system logs are stored for User-defined

Standards and certifications

Standards and certifications
ISO/IEC 27001 certification Yes
Who accredited the ISO/IEC 27001 Alcumus ISOQAR
ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation date 04/12/2017
What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover N/A
ISO 28000:2007 certification No
CSA STAR certification No
PCI certification No
Other security certifications No

Security governance

Security governance
Named board-level person responsible for service security Yes
Security governance certified Yes
Security governance standards ISO/IEC 27001
Information security policies and processes Incremental Group has designed detailed policies for information security with ultimate responsibility resting with our Senior Management Team i.e. our Chief Executive Officer, Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Financial Officer.

Operational security

Operational security
Configuration and change management standard Supplier-defined controls
Configuration and change management approach Incremental Group follows a rigorous ITILv3 aligned Configuration and Change Management process to ensure and maintain the integrity of services throughout their lifetime. We work with customers to ensure that changes and configurations are performed in line with agreed Change Management processes to reduce overall risk. As part of the overall contract governance, we propose that a Change Advisory Board (CAB) is established that approves proposed changes and assists in the security assessment and prioritization of any changes. The CAB should be composed of major stakeholders impacted by potential changes to the services and technical staff responsible for the system.
Vulnerability management type Supplier-defined controls
Vulnerability management approach Our approach to vulnerability management is agreed separately with Customers in line with their requirements. In all cases our approach is designed to offer our customers optimal security.
Protective monitoring type Supplier-defined controls
Protective monitoring approach Incremental Group is technology agnostic and utilises the most fit for purpose tool for protective monitoring. We use tools such as SCOM and Solarwinds and we work with customers to identify the most optimal monitoring solution for their requirements, including using already existing tool-sets available.
Incident management type Supplier-defined controls
Incident management approach Incremental Group provides end-to-end incident management and request fulfillment for all incidents and employs ITILv3 aligned processes to ensure that all incidents and requests are logged, categorized, prioritized and tracked consistently, in line with agreed SLAs. Incidents are reported by users via our Service Management Tool and these are then: • Logged; • Reviewed; • Progressed; • Resolved; and • Closed. Incident Management reports can be provided as regularly as weekly and will be issued in a format as agreed with each individual customer.

Secure development

Secure development
Approach to secure software development best practice Supplier-defined process

Public sector networks

Public sector networks
Connection to public sector networks Yes
Connected networks
  • Public Services Network (PSN)
  • Police National Network (PNN)
  • New NHS Network (N3)
  • Joint Academic Network (JANET)
  • Scottish Wide Area Network (SWAN)

Pricing

Pricing
Price £375 to £1400 per person per day
Discount for educational organisations Yes
Free trial available Yes
Description of free trial Trail versions of this service, including the features available and length of the trial is agreed with customers individually.

Documents

Documents
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Skills Framework for the Information Age rate card View uploaded document
Service definition document View uploaded document
Terms and conditions document View uploaded document
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