UKFast appoints new MDs as it splits into two

08 August 2017

UKFast co-founder Gail Jones will spearhead the company's growth initiatives.

UKFast co-founder Gail Jones will spearhead the company's growth initiatives.

Cloud and colocation firm UKFast has announced the appointment of two managing directors.

The move sees the business formally split into two arms with current MD Jonathan Bowers making a lateral move to head up the firm’s Enterprise division, whilst UKFast co-founder Gail Jones takes on the role of MD to facilitate the business’ next stage of growth.

CEO Lawrence Jones says: “Sir Richard Branson once explained to me how he divided his companies in two when they reached 100 strong.

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Hillcrest standardises on thin clients for groupwide desktop solution

12 July 2017

IGEL's thin clients will be used by 800 staff across Hillcrest Group's 50 sites in Scotland. 

IGEL's thin clients will be used by 800 staff across the Hillcrest Group's 50 sites in Scotland. 

The Hillcrest Group of Companies is updating its desktop infrastructure with IGEL’s thin client system. 

The deployment aims to provide an easy to manage, affordable, reliable and multimedia-ready solution for 800 staff working across the group’s 50 sites in Scotland. 

The project will see the replacement of existing Axel thin client devices as they reach end-of-life with IGEL’s IZ series zero clients. It is already more than 70 per cent complete with over 200 Intel Atom-powered IGEL terminals now installed.

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Cisco “re-invents” networking to make it fit for the future

04 July 2017

What’s described as the “network of the future” has been unveiled by Cisco.

The company claims its intuitive system constantly learns, adapts and automates to optimise operations, and stops security threats in their tracks

According to Cisco, organisations are currently managing their networks through traditional IT processes that are not sustainable.

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First fall in use of cloud services per enterprise

30 June 2017

The average amount of cloud services used per enterprise fell from 1,071 in the first quarter of 2017 to 1,053 in the second, according to Netskope’s latest report. 

The cloud security specialist says this is the first decline since it began tracking cloud services per enterprise, and says it may be attributable to the saturation of service usage across organisations. 

The report reveals that for the first time the manufacturing industry leads with 1,222 services in use during Q2 2017.

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