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Many UK organisations have only just embarked on their journey to the cloud, according to research announced today by UK Cloud Services Provider, Redcentric. 41% of the 200 senior IT managers in medium and large UK organisations surveyed by Vanson Bourne, are still taking their first tentative steps towards Cloud and a further 32% have only just reached the half way point. In contrast just 3% have arrived at their final Cloud destination and only 11% can see the end in sight. The research also highlighted five Cloud personas amongst UK IT managers. The majority, 50%, described themselves as evolutionary – taking...
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Vapour Media has launched a new cloud-based bundle with a rally-cry to the channel. Unveiling All in One, a per-person, per-month managed solution encompassing cloud voice, data storage, LAN and WAN connectivity, Vapour Director Tim Mercer claims channel resellers need to stand up, evangelise and help drive technological change amongst the small business community. Mercer said: “Cutting edge technology and big budgets no longer go hand-in-hand. Likewise, having an in-house IT expert is not a pre-requisite for efficient and affordable business communications. However, the UK’s small businesses are still not getting the solutions and services they deserve. The advent of cloud...
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Managed services provider Claranet has appointed Keith Stentiford as the new Sales Director for its UK business. As a result of the recent acquisitions of LinuxIT and Techgate PLC, Keith will focus on cross-selling services to the expanded customer base and attracting new customers with Claranet’s expanded service portfolio. As Sales Director, Keith will work closely with Claranet’s Product Management and Operations Teams to ensure that the company can capitalise on new services and sales opportunities and support the entire customer lifecycle, from the initial pre-sales and design processes to in-life management and overall customer experience. Commenting on Stentiford’s appointment, Michel Robert,...
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Communications provider Entanet says that positive action is needed and calls on financial penalties to be imposed on Openreach as current levels of service are unacceptable Entanet calls for positive action being taken to force Openreach to deliver higher levels of service – but questions whether Ofcom should impose a forced separation between the company and BT. Neil Watson, Head of Service at Entanet, says that his company does believe that the companies do need to be made more accountable and Openreach must be made to up its game. “The current levels of service are simply not acceptable and a more effective...
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