Worldwide server shipments and revenues fall in 2017

07 June 2017

With the rise of China-based suppliers, Gartner forecasts continued downward price pressure across the EMEA market.

With the rise of China-based suppliers, Gartner forecasts continued downward price pressure across the EMEA market.

The first quarter of the year saw global server revenues decline 4.5 per cent year-over-year, while shipments fell 4.2 per cent from the first quarter of 2016, according to Gartner.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) continued to lead in the worldwide server market based on revenue. The company posted just more than $3 billion in revenue for a total share of 24.1 per cent for the first quarter of 2017. 

Dell EMC maintained the number two position with 19 per cent market share. It was followed by IBM (6.6 per cent), Cisco (6.6 per cent), Lenovo (5.8 per cent), and various others (37.9 per cent). 

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University gains network visibility with Nexthink

07 June 2017

The university hopes that by understanding the end-user experience it will be able to provide a superior IT service to its student community.

The university hopes that by understanding the end-user experience it will be able to provide a superior IT service to its student community.

The University of Derby (UoD) has selected Nexthink to improve the visibility of its IT environment. 

Over the past five years, it has invested more than £100m in its technology infrastructure and now has around 5,000 endpoints.

These include user workstations and 1,500-2,000 mobile devices, spread across three primary sites and six satellite locations.

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Datto helps bus firm to keep going amidst growing ransomware threats

07 June 2017

Reading Buses was being repeatedly targeted with ransomware, and downtime was becoming a regular occurrence.

Reading Buses was being repeatedly targeted with ransomware, and downtime was becoming a regular occurrence.

Reading Buses is using Datto’s data protection and business continuity solutions after being hit by ransomware.

With more than 150 buses and 400 drivers serving the Reading area, the transport company needed a solution that could protect all of its data – including vehicle maintenance and payroll – from unforeseen events.

After seeking advice from its managed service provider, Complete I.T., Reading Buses data are now stored and backed up both on-site and in Datto’s private cloud at regular intervals. It is available to be restored at a moment’s notice.

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UKCloud launches dedicated platform for health sector

26 May 2017

CEO SImon Hansford says the ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach offered by US cloud platforms is not appropriate for specialised sectors such as healthcare.

CEO SImon Hansford says the ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach offered by US cloud platforms is not appropriate for specialised sectors such as healthcare.

UKCloud has launched a new division to deliver an open and collaborative public cloud platform for the healthcare industry.

The firm – which describes itself as the  “easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave” cloud services company – says UKCloud Health will support organisations in health, care, research and life sciences, and pharmaceuticals.

The platform has been launched with 29 partners and 30 customers, including Genomics England and the Devon Partnership NHS Trust. 

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