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About Us

London Consulting Ltd. was conceived to answer today’s market needs. Affordable consulting is no longer the trend these days. Consulting firms are charging hefty amounts for their services. Clients are desperate for affordable solutions. Therefore the need for a new creative consulting concept.

By adopting a new consulting model, London Consulting Ltd. finds a niche market for its operation in the UK and EMEA. We are a team of consultants and associates working together with common objectives and philosophy. Because we love what we do, we produce excellent results, our clients are happy because we listen and answer their needs and requirements.

We may not be able to compete with large consulting firms in the market, but because good value hasn’t to come at a high price, our business model is sustainable and our clients are happy.

The key to our success is passion and dedication!

Our Clients

While we are building our client base, our focus is on SME’s, however we welcome clients of all dimensions. We work hard with our clients to understand their needs and requirements, in order to provide them with practical bespoke solutions that really add value to their business ROI and to other key ratios.

We endeavour to serve our clients to the best of our abilities, thus fostering a win-win relationship of mutual understanding and trust. Our clients are mainly SME’s belonging to the following sectors:

  • Banking including investment, retail and capital markets
  • Financial including insurance and brokerage
  • Educational including universities, schools, and higher learning institutions
  • Non Profit including charities and NGO’s
  • Entertainment including celebrities
  • Energy including Solar and alternative energy companies

Our People

London Consulting Ltd. is an attractive, young, and vibrant environment to work for! We believe in motivation, and ensure that everyone is happy working for us and with us!

The majority of our consultants are MBA graduates with several years of experience, with a diverse, rich, cultural, and professional background. There is however one thing in common: Passion!
Passion for achievements and passion for self actualisation, and keeping happy!

Consulting

Our Management Consultancy team helps clients to identify and shape their requirements in order to achieve their potentials.

Our services are focused in five main areas:

  • Big Data Management
  • Information Technology
  • Social and Digital Media
  • Policy Design and Consulting
  • Knowledge Management and Transfer
  • Energy and Sustainability

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Big Data Management

Before the introduction of Big Data, companies used to rely on Flat Files and/or Databases to collect, store, and organise data. However with the introduction of systems such as Hadoop and MapReduce, data management has evolved into a new dimension! Concepts that used to be a breakthrough in technology with classical database engines, now are steadily becoming obsolete.
For different reasons, we have chosen to do Hadoop, and we assist our clients to achieve their potentials by understanding their data and its impact by equipping them with the proper infrastructure and tools to derive analytical patterns that would support their decision-making.

The rhetoric question poses itself: Is Big Data for everyone?

It is not easy to answer such open ended question, however with the explosion of data in our information ecosystem, especially unstructured data, and the need for feasible solutions to manage such data in a  practical way, and the availability of different technologies, revolving around Big Data such as Hadoop, MapReduce, InMemDB and others, the short answer would be a resounding YES!

 

Expertise

Technologies We Have Expertise In

HadoopAmbariFalcon
NagiosSplunkHiveMahoutHBaseCassandrastormSparkKafkaelasticsearchSolrCouchBDMongoDBR

Social Media

Our Social Media umbrella covers:

  1. Business Intelligence (BI)
  2. Digital and Social Media Analytics
  3. Digital and Social Media Marketing
  4. Competitive Intelligence and Analysis
  5. Strategy and Business Analytics

Our flagship Social and Digital Media platform is DuraLike.com

A full fledged Marketing Platform for SME’s as well as for large enterprises.

Knowledge Management

We assist our clients to properly and efficiently maintain, transfer, store, and create enterprise knowledge. We design, develop, and deploy bespoke BI and Data Analytics solutions to support you in your Decision-Making process.

Our team of experts would be very happy to assess your needs and advise you on how to tackle Knowledge Management requirements for your enterprise.

We are committed to empower our clients with useful Knowledge and assist them to transfer it into actions in order for them to create wealth!!

Policy Design

Policy Design is almost embedded in every business, social, or even personal activity, however companies tend to overlook this area and rely on non-documented business processes and policies.

We help companies and governmental agencies achieve their potential by designing and documenting bespoke policies based on five main areas:

  1. Needs requirements and objectives
  2. Best practices and standards
  3. Secondary data analysis
  4. Primary data research and analysis
  5. Innovation

Procedures and business process re-engineering (BPR) come under the Policy Design umbrella.

Our team will assist your business in designing policies and creating an accurate and accessible Enterprise Memory (EM)!

Energy

New concepts in designing energy efficient systems!

From understanding client consumption based on Big Data Analytics to helping companies achieve sustainability and efficiency in their day-to-day activities.
We are creating a cultural shift in how companies would operate in an efficient and optimised fashion.
We invite you to join this revolution and start making a change!

Information Technology

Our team of Information Technology Consultants are anxious to assist you in all aspects of IT in general.
Particularly We have trained consultants with many years of experience in the following areas:

  1. Customer Relationship Management
  2. Enterprise Resource Planning
  3. Cybersecurity and Information Security
  4. Web Concepts and Designs
  5. Database Management and Development
  6. Policy Enterprise Resource Planning

Benchmarking

Our tests and benchmarking team conducts several tests on different software/hardware configurations in order to provide help and support to our clients, here you can find the latest Benchmarks and or tests results.

Linux Performance

London, 17-09-2014

 

The latest tests revealed that Oracle Linux 7 is the fastest Linux Distro in the market, and here is why:

Our tests and benchmarking team conducted a series of tests to find out which Linux Distro is the fastest, and whether there are certain Distros that are already orientated towards specific applications without any optimisation or intervention.

Setting up the test environment:

Hardware

Our team used affordable HP Proliant Rack servers to conduct the tests with the following configuration:
2 x XEON X5472 3.0 GHz CPU
32 GB Fully buffered ECC RAM
4 x 160GB 7200RPM WD SATA Drives configured as RAID 0 volume
Matrox built in video controller
LSI RAID controller

Operating Systems

Installed the latest releases of the following Distros:

  1. Fedora 20, Kernel 3.15
  2. Oracle Linux 7, Kernel Unbreakable 3.08
  3. CENTOS 7, Kernel 3.10
  4. UBUNTU 14 LTS, Kernel 3.13
  5. SUSE 11 SP3, Kernel 3.01
  6. RHEL 7, Kernel 3.10

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Software

  1. The systems were updated to the latest OS releases and kernel patches, without any fine tuning or optimisations, however the server Governor was set to “Performance” in all tests.
  2. GCC 4.8
  3. Java 1.8.
  4. The composed test used the following subset of Phoronix Test Suite (Open Source Test Suite) on every machine/OS:
    1. PostMark
    2. Parboil
    3. C-Ray
    4. Apache Bench
    5. John the Ripper
    6. Timed Apache Compilation
    7. Timed Kernel Compilation
    8. Open SSL
    9. Rodinia
    10. SciMark
    11. STREAM
    12. Java SciMark

 

Formulating an Index:

In order to be able to compare the results, we used Fedora 20 to be the baseline, therefore every result produced under Fedora 20, would end up having an index value of 1.0, then we added these results and multiplied by 1000. Hence the index for 12 tests under Fedora 20 would be 12 x 1000 = 12,000.

For the other Distros’ results we divided the values by the corresponding Fedora 20 result, summed up the entries and multiplied by 1,000 in order to produce test scores.

The Test Scores:
LinuxPerfDist

 

According to the above results, Oracle Linux 7 and CENTOS 7 are the fastest Distros, they had almost equal overall test scores, however OL7 performed better in SciMark and PostMark thus scoring a bit better than CENTOS 7.

The detailed test results could be downloaded by clicking this link, they are also published on http://openbenchmarking.org

 

Conclusion:

Not all Linux Distros are created equal!

From the above benchmark few conclusions could be made, well it is true that Oracle Linux 7 proved to be scalable and the fastest, but also CENTOS has produced comparable results, especially for Memory intensive tasks and Java computations, therefore for mission critical computing these 2 Distros probably are the best options, especially when you want to support huge database transactions.

SUSE 11 SP3 and UBUNTU 14 LTS outperformed all the other Distros in Apache benchmark, therefore if you wish to run a webserver SUSE 11 SP3 is the best Distro to be used, however we wouldn’t recommend SUSE for transactional environments, that leaves you with  UBUNTU if you want a mix of transactional and webserving performance.

Red Hat 7 showed comparable performance to Oracle Linux and CENTOS, knowing that these Distros are Forks from RHEL, however it seems that certain optimisations Oracle has implemented at the Kernel level which renders OL7 the fastest Distro.

Fedora 20 is really a very versatile Distro, we use it on our Laptops, because of its huge support for a variety of hardware, and its repository  compilations. But of course for a production business environment Fedora 20 cannot really compete.

Now you have an idea about how the latest releases of Linux Distros are comparing. Hope the above would help you to make an informed decision.

Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Best wishes,

Benchmarks and Tests Team, London Consulting Ltd.

News

Here you find the latest news about different industries including our news!

Not all Linux Distros are created equal!

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A whistleblower who tipped the SEC off to 'well-hidden fraud' at a company is getting a $22 million reward. [...]
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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is getting serious about adding new 'friends' in Africa by visiting Lagos, Nigeria, to meet with local startup founders and developers. [...]
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Thanks to special deals in Ireland, Apple was able to avoid paying tax on most of its global profits for years. [...]
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Global central banks are showing signs of gold buying fatigue. Gold demand at these powerful institutions recently dropped to a five-year low. [...]
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Prism Skylabs' technology uses security cameras to generate a heat map of a store's layout. It translates that data onto a dashboard so managers can boost sales in real time. [...]
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United Airlines hired Scott Kirby as the airline's new president, snagging the executive away from American Airlines. [...]
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Aria Gems, an American-Afghan company, is helping to legitimize the trade of Afghanistan's iconic Panjshir emeralds. [...]
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The owner of Cadbury said on Monday it's no longer pursuing a deal to acquire Hershey. The news sent shares of the iconic U.S. chocolate maker plunging 11% in after-hours trading. [...]
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Industries

Combining real life experience across different industries, standardised best practices, and in depth hands-on research, our team collaborates with clients of different sizes to assist them in growing their potential, achieve growth, and increase performance.

Although we love to work with all types of industries, currently our main focus covers the following sectors:

  1. Financial
  2. Entertainment
  3. Non-Profit
  4. Educational
  5. Energy

 

Concepts

Innovative concepts are created or adapted daily, in order to help our clients maximise their potentials and achieve their goals!
We rely on different sources to initiate new thinking, and create new ideas. In many occasions we modify existing concepts with an innovative twist and turn them into wealth-making principles.

Our main source of innovation is our think tank of consultants and advisors who have acquired extensive experience in the business as well as in the research arena.

Knowledge Clusters

We are striving to create the largest Knowledge Cluster in the UK, and specifically in the London area. By starting an unprecedented collaboration initiative among different industry players!!

Watch this space as this concept is evolving!

Community Consulting

We started this initiative to help communities become self sufficient with practical Knowledge to solve community related issues.
We cooperate with the Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB) and other NGO’s including different charities to bridge any gaps and help them solve issues arising in the community, or even many issues affecting businesses especially startups!

Membership Consulting

Affordable Consulting for the masses!

This is what we strive to provide, small to medium size businesses don’t have to invest huge amounts in consulting fees just to solve their business related issues.
They are given the option to register online, and get feasible consulting advice by just paying an affordable monthly fee!

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AMD is the second-largest global supplier of microprocessors based on the x86 architecture and also one of the largest suppliers of graphics processing units.

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