Today, we're diving into an exciting topic that's reshaping the world of IT transformation: cross-functional value stream teams. Imagine a world where IT projects not only meet but exceed expectations, all while staying on budget and on schedule. It might sound like a dream, but Logicalis is here to show you how it can become your reality.
Sustainability has become a critical issue for businesses across the globe, and the IT industry is no exception. With increasing awareness of environmental impact, organisations are now looking to adopt sustainable IT practices that minimise their negative impact on the environment. Sustainable IT aims to reduce the environmental footprint of all areas of IT operations, from the purchasing, usage and disposal of IT assets to the energy consumption of IT equipment.
Logicalis, a global technology service provider, delivering next-generation digital managed services, has announced the launch of Intelligent Connectivity powered by Cisco, a suite of solutions including Private 5G, SD-WAN, SASE, SSE, SD-Access and ACI Data Centre.
As many of us know, the technology and IT sectors are booming and experiencing rapid innovation. Add to this the growing lack of available talent, and IT leaders are finding themselves struggling to keep pace with constantly changing technology.
As a global technology service provider, Logicalis UKI has been recognised with NetApp Prestige Partner status under the new partner programme, NetApp Partner Sphere. This achievement recognises sustained excellence in the design and delivery of NetApp technologies, and further strengthens our position as a leading provider of NetApp solutions and services.
Keeping your IT environment secure and up to date is a challenge that requires a reliable and efficient solution. Microsoft offers Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) as an on-premises role that lets you download and distribute updates for Windows and other Microsoft products to your network computers. Logicalis can collaborate with you in the aim to streamline your digital environment's operation and management.
IT security remains a top priority for most UK&I IT professionals as revealed by Logicalis’ 2023 IT Survey Results. The survey finds 71% of IT professionals list security as their top priority for the year. The independent UK and Ireland survey, which canvassed the opinions of over 1000 IT professionals from across the UK&I, unveils businesses are grappling with tightening IT budgets, changing IT priorities, and elevated concerns over security threats and technical skills shortages.
Logicalis UKI is proud to announce it has been awarded the 2023 NetApp UK&I Partner Award for FlexPod Partner of the Year. In front of 150 industry peers this distinguished partner industry recognition was presented during an Awards Dinner at ‘Frameless’, Marble Arch, London.
Alex Louth, Managing Director, Logicalis UK&I, won the ‘Contribution to Industry’ award and Logicalis UK&I were named ‘Corporate Reseller of the Year’ at the UK Storage Awards 2023. At the awards ceremony held in London on June 8th, an audience of over 350 industry professionals was present to witness the announcement as Logicalis was revealed as a multiple award winner.
Unfortunately, the longer you work in cybersecurity, the more often you come across legacy operating systems and applications. These types of technologies can be a nightmare to manage and represent a huge security gap for your organisation. On 10th October 2023, Microsoft will end support for Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2, meaning no more security updates will be available, just like SQL Server 2012.
Logicalis, in partnership with IBM, is delighted to be supporting this year’s CIO & IT Leaders Summit, Optimising technology assets to drive real value, in Croke Park, Dublin, 7th June 2023. With many valued customers across the UK and Ireland community, we look forward to welcoming you to the event.
There are a number of software licencing issues with Cisco’s ISE platform that we are keen to make customers aware of. If you are running a 2.x version of ISE, then this has an ‘End of Life’ announcement, and you need to act now. Read now for more detail around your options.
EOX is a critical milestone when looking at the lifecycle of your Cisco environment and often prompts organisations to review the impact of EOX to products, services, or subscriptions. Logicalis have compiled the latest Cisco announcements into an easy-to-read report that allows you to obtain end-of-life information including the latest End of Sale announcements and all products which are going End of Life, End of Attach and End of Security Vulnerability.
At a time when customers are increasingly looking to move from capital expenditure (CapEx) to operational expenditure (OpEx) many areas of IT have seen dramatic changes. We are fully committed to providing world class networking solutions to our customers with a suite of expert service offerings that enable customers to scale their network with better predictability and cost-effectiveness.
When I talk to my peers across the industry, many CIOs face budget constraints, making it essential to do more with less. They are also being asked to help the business realise new revenue streams with technology and looking to accelerate their digital transformation plans. But with complex layers of digital infrastructure, how can they see the bigger picture and take the right action? Our Logicalis CIO study of 1,000 global CIOs found that 75% need help to unlock their data to drive successful transformation
If the last few years have taught us anything, it is that life is unpredictable. This perma-crisis of unpredictability is set to continue as we have conflicts, financial instability, and increasing natural disasters. So while CIOs are helping organisations to innovate at pace and scale, it’s never been more important to balance that momentum with risk awareness and resilience. In 2023, the role of the CIO must be to enhance existing capabilities and create new ones, while protecting the organisation from continued volatility and increased risk.
The transition to net zero offers a great opportunity for CIO’s to increase their strategic influence in their organisations. Tech leaders are in an ideal position to advance sustainability by driving digital transformation, improving energy efficiency, and reducing carbon emissions.
Last month, we hosted an Observability event in Dublin with our Ireland customers. Held at the world-renowned Teeling Whiskey Distillery, which proved a great backdrop for sharing engaging content and entertaining conversation, we explored the importance of observability. For those who were unable to attend, or are unfamiliar with the term 'Observability', we have provided you with our 5 Key Takeaways from the event, and how digital-first enterprises can address the increased complexity brought by modern IT architectures.
Logicalis is delighted to announce that it has been officially recognised as one of the Best Workplaces in Ireland in 2023. Logicalis was recognised at the annual Great Place to Work Awards on Wednesday 22nd February 2023. This is Logicalis' first year to be named as a top Irish workplace, which is based on direct feedback from employees, provided as part of an extensive and anonymous survey about the workplace experience. This was a notable year for the Best Workplaces Awards, as it is the first time that 100 companies were recognised.
CIOs have stepped into the role of digital evangelist and strategic advisor, according to the 2023 Global CIO Survey from Logicalis, a global technology service provider. The study questioned 1000 technology leaders and explores how the role of the CIO is evolving. This year’s survey, The Meteoric Rise of the CIO, demonstrates a monumental shift in the role of the CIO from tech implementor to business leader.
So unless you have been hiding in a cave or living under a large rock, you will have heard of ChatGPT - the revolutionary AI that has taken the world by storm. In its first five days, it managed to amass 1M users and looking ahead it is projected to be able to achieve revenues of $1B by the end of 2024. That is seriously impressive - and technology like this doesn’t come along very often. But what is going to be the impact on the world of this new AI and have we opened a modern-day Pandora’s Box?
At Logicalis, as we look forward to yet another busy and challenging year for the IT industry, we've put together the strategic technology trends for 2023 that can help IT leaders see through the current economic and market challenges and deliver sustainable business outcomes that matter.
Traditional SIEM solutions were deployed on premises, needing competency in sizing, scoping and considerable resources to run. Next generation SIEM solutions are Software as a Service (SaaS) based in the cloud, taking out a lot of the upfront pain at the design stage and allowing for ‘scale up’ of the platform, as the enterprise grows.
Overcome the challenges to achieve SIEM success.
Get to grips with remediation and understand what it means in a business context.
An EDR solution may offer remediation actions as part of its set of capabilities. But to what extent? Which teams are involved in the delivery and management of that, and where do you go if you still have questions or need advice to progress your journey towards an increased security posture?
Are you still running Windows Server 2008 R2? With Windows Server 2008 R2 reaching the end of its Extended Security Update on January 10th, it is highly recommended that you take the time to assess your current infrastructure to ensure that your organisation can continue to operate securely and efficiently.
London, United Kingdom – 19 December 2022: Logicalis, a global technology service provider, today announces its commitment to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) Corporate Net Zero Standard - the world's first framework for corporate net zero target setting in line with climate science.
With sustainability top of mind for everyone, organisations are demanding transparency and clarity from suppliers and partners around ESG goals today. It’s clear that businesses expect the organisations they engage with to do more to offset their environmental impact. For example, data from 2018 showed that 62 per cent of consumers wanted companies to take a stand on issues including sustainability, transparency, and fair employment; in 2022, that number has grown to 72 per cent.
So it has been 2 weeks since I attended VMware Explore in Barcelona and looking back there were a number of key announcements that were made at the event. Firstly, it was great to see so many people at an event after the last few years and also being from the rainy north of England, it was great to enjoy a little Spanish sunshine whilst taking in the learnings from the three days.
With the current economic slowdown, it looks like another recession could be on the cards in 2023. This usually heralds a period of consolidation within IT and the closing of the purse strings with regards to planned investments. In previous decades this was standard practice, but now that we’re in a digital age, many businesses can’t afford to slow down their digital transformations if they want to survive.
Sustainability is imperative to all our futures and is directly impacted by every device we use that consumes power. This includes the on-premises and cloud infrastructures that power our digital work lives. To be as sustainable as possible we need to ensure that we are consuming the least amount of infrastructure to host our workloads and services, without impacting their availability, performance or governance.
Today’s CIOs face key challenges around futureproofing, innovating, and the perennial skills shortage. As businesses increasingly adopt a digital-first approach, CIOs need to deliver solutions and services that are future-ready, not stuck in the past, to mitigate the risks of these challenges. For many businesses, this means it’s time to invest in products and partners that align with your vision for what’s next, and that are able and willing to help futureproof your organisation.
Logicalis UKI is proud to announce it has been recognised as the Global Enterprise Networking and Meraki Partner of the Year at Cisco’s annual Partner Summit. As one of only six Cisco Global Gold Certified Partners, Logicalis is honoured to receive this award for demonstrating innovation, driving engagement, and delivering greater value for its customers and communities.
Before cloud, on-premise IT architectures tended to follow a DIY approach, piecing together best of breed offerings from different vendors - database from Oracle, storage from Netapp, compute from IBM, and so on.
I had the great pleasure last week attending and speaking at our joint Logicalis and IBM Business Intelligence & Analytics event in London, alongside some of IBM’s data and AI experts, Matthew Robinson and Louis Regan. From hearing about IBM’s future technology roadmap and how IBM tooling can deliver greater insights, it was the open conversations between customers and Logicalis and IBM experts that was truly insightful. Here are the key takeaways I learnt from the event:
Logicalis UK&I, an IT solutions and managed service provider, today announces it has been recognised as one of the UK's Best Workplaces™ in Tech, 2022. The list was launched this morning by Great Place to Work® UK, ranking Logicalis UK&I 59 out of 67 medium-sized organisations.
Business conditions have never been more volatile due to the cost-of-living crisis and subsequent economic shocks. How do businesses stay healthy amid inflationary worries, supply chain constraints, increasing security threats and skills shortages? The Logicalis 2021 CIO Survey found businesses are thinking outside the box. Technology decision-makers are planning to innovate their way through changing times over the next 12 months.
At a time when agility, security and resilience have never been more important, Logicalis has developed several expert service offerings that enable customers to automate cloud resource optimisation and maximise their Microsoft investment across their IT environments.
It goes without saying that the pandemic permanently changed the way people work and how organisations operate. Hybrid working has become the norm and employee expectations have evolved – and will continue to do so – as people balance professional and personal responsibilities in a way that works for them.
Business leaders need to redefine workstyles and empower people using the digital workplace as we move forward. Equipping people with optimised spaces, streamlined processes and cutting-edge technologies will support collaboration, innovation and productivity.
The workplace of today is hybrid in many ways. Physical office space remains but is combined with remote working capabilities and virtual communications. There are those who work from home full-time and there are those who split their time across different locations. The hours people work vary greatly, as do the locations they work in.
Logicalis, an international IT solutions and managed services provider, today announced it has acquired Q Associates, one of the UK's leading providers of IT consultancy and advisory services around data management, data protection, compliance and information security.
Oracle users of Database version 12.1 will move from Extended Support to Sustaining Support at the end of July 2022, ending access to new security patches and bug fixes, which would inevitably leave the database less secure, and potentially at risk of tax, legal and regulatory non-compliance.
Logicalis UK&I, an IT solutions and managed service provider, today announces it has been recognised as one of the 2022 UK's Best Workplaces™ for Women. The list was launched this morning by Great Place to Work® UK, ranking Logicalis UK&I 85th out of 96 UK-ranked medium-sized organisations.
Hybrid working, an increase in cyber-attacks and a focus on sustainability have caused businesses to confront a big decision: transition into a digital-first business or face being left behind by the competition.
Business Process Management (BPM) has had something of a chequered history in the enterprise space. While Lean, Six Sigma and other quality methodologies have led some organisations to embrace formal process management as part of their DNA, others have not achieved the same level of traction.
Thanks to William Shakespeare for lending us his eternal question to adapt. Unfortunately, when it comes to cloud the answer isn’t quite as binary - so let’s discuss this in a bit more detail over the next few minutes.
Chatbots are all around us. Visit any eCommerce website today and the chances are it’ll instantly present you with a ‘How can I help you today?’ pop-up. The global market for intelligent virtual assistants is expected to grow at a CAGR of 28.5% from 2021 to 2028, and social media is full of amusing stories of parrots and small children wreaking havoc via Alexa.
Effective Business Process Management (BPM) is an essential foundation for any successful business digitalisation and automation strategy. In summary, you can’t successfully automate a process unless you understand it fully, and BPM provides this understanding.
Business leaders are overwhelmed. According to Verizon, 66% of leaders suffered from burnout last year. This unfortunately is not surprising. Many leaders are constantly adapting to evolving customer expectations, the pressure to compete in the digital economy, and the variety of protracted risks facing their organisations. Leaders are learning how to empower digital-first organisations and consider the above factors to ensure the business can thrive. These factors are also fuelling the pressure to continuously innovate to stay ahead of the curve, and their competitors.
Many people nowadays have preventative health checks. Increasingly, we screen whole cohorts for disease that, if treated early, reduces the overall impact – breast and bowel cancer being the most well-known. This not only improves the chance of making a full recovery, but also requires less visits to the doctors. Our nations also invest heavily in healthcare for the unwell, but increasingly invest in public health to prevent us getting unwell - the COVID test and vaccination programme being a leading example. So, should we also be making regular health checks on our business?
There are plenty of statistics around the staggering amount of data being created and consumed globally every day. 2.5 quintillion (million million million) bytes created daily by internet users, a 5000% increase in data interactions between 2010 and 2020, and so on.
Recent Logicalis UKI eBooks and articles have focused on the critical role of data in digital business, from unstructured data and the role of Information Lifecycle Management to the importance of robust, business-driven data storage strategy.
There are plenty of informative and valuable articles on the web about trends in data storage technology, discussing everything from reducing last byte latency to the wonders of consumption-based pricing. Data and storage are hot topics, unsurprisingly in an age where, as Mckinsey puts it, ‘“digital” and “data” have become the talk of the town.’
Dublin, 26th May 2022 – Logicalis, the IT solutions and managed service provider, today announces that it has won the award for Managed Security Service Provider of the Year at the Tech Excellence Awards 2022, which took place at the Royal Marine Hotel in Dublin on the 25th of May.
Heritage technologies - mainframe, Unix and magnetic tape in particular – have long been a rich source for the ‘is x technology dead?’ debate. Technical pundits fill the web with head scratching over why they haven’t disappeared, or defences for their survival.
In challenging economic times, organisations naturally look to cut back or defer non-essential investment. IT spend has traditionally been one of the areas businesses look to first when the need arises to cut budgets or delay projects, sometimes creating a ‘good enough IT’ mindset, where any IT asset that is doing the job reasonably effectively today is maintained beyond the last responsible moment for replacement.
A lot of us have ended up as hybrid workers, spending some of the working week in the office and the rest of our time split between working from home, a third party’s office or on-the-go. Each day, regardless of where we are, we connect to corporate services to do our jobs. Some of those services will be hosted in data centres, some in clouds and the rest via the internet.
In its broadest sense, virtualisation can be seen as the progressive freeing up of any computing function – compute, storage, network – from the constraints of its physical infrastructure. So far, virtualisation has been a continuous evolution, from the first virtual machines (VMs) to the world of hybrid cloud, and there is no sign yet of this evolution losing momentum.
The word ‘work’ has long been synonymous with a location – you ‘go to work’. Now that we’ve adapted to living through the pandemic, ‘work’ simply defines what we do - the place we do it no longer matters.
Moving forwards, the benefits to enabling the workforce to work from anywhere, and the flexibility to work-life balance that it allows, can’t be ignored – indeed many believe it will be paramount to attracting and retaining talent.
London, United Kingdom, 28th April 2022 – Logicalis UK & Ireland (UK&I) today announces it has been recognised as one of the 290 UK’s Best Workplaces™ (2022) by Great Place to Work®, the global authority on workplace culture, achieving a ranking of 81 in the medium size category published by Great Place to Work® UK today.
London, United Kingdom – 25th April 2022: Logicalis, a global IT solutions and managed service provider, today announces the launch of Intelligent Connectivity, a solution designed to empower digital-first customers to improve business performance and user experience by operating with connectivity as a managed service.
In the top 1% of Microsoft Azure partners globally as an Azure Expert MSP, Logicalis help clients unlock their true potential through hybrid cloud solutions and managed services. Initially certified as an Azure Expert MSP three years ago, the relationship with Microsoft has deepened through a focus on specialisations, with eleven advanced specialisations attained including all Security specialisations currently available. Logicalis have been able to jointly innovate to create industry leading, cutting-edge solutions and services with Microsoft technology embedded at their core.
The way we work has been evolving for several years, no longer is a job 9 to 5 and conducted out of an office revolving around the desk you occupy. In the modern world, the expectation is that everything is available 24/7 and as workers we have an expectation that we can do this from anywhere, at any time, securely and performantly.
A vital component of any successful business is enabling employees to collaborate from anywhere. In the new digital workspace with employees split across office and home environments, effective collaboration needs to be seamless across every working space. Employees need to feel that they can communicate with each other at any time, from anywhere. It is not, however, an easy task, and to succeed, businesses must address the tears in the already stretched fabric of collaboration.
The move to remote working during the pandemic tested security teams to the limit as they rushed to support a borderless workforce with makeshift infrastructures. The effects of this rapid change in working environments are still being felt today, with 94% of CIOs concerned about serious security threats over the next 12 months with data breaches (47%), malware and ransomware (39%) and lack of staff awareness (30%) noted as key areas of concern.
While 94% of CIOs acknowledge some form of serious threat over the next 12 months, only 27% list business continuity and resilience as a top-three priority during the next 12 months and barely a third cite risk mitigation as a measure of performance. These findings come from the fourth and concluding section of the 2021 Global CIO Survey from Logicalis, a global provider of IT solutions.
Logicalis, Cisco and Microsoft discuss the impact of diversity and inclusion on business success.
As employees leave their organisations in droves in pursuit of a more meaningful existence and the war for talent heats up, leaders must reflect on their current strategies and structures, which may no longer be fit for purpose. Organisations need to transform their vision and leadership strategies to address the talent crisis while enabling an inclusive future for all.
The workplace prior to the pandemic is unrecognisable to what it has become today. The rise of remote working and a younger digitally native workforce, is shaking up traditional business structures. Many organisations are still adapting their workspaces to cope and in some instances need to overhaul their approach to work entirely.
London, 14th March 2022: Logicalis, an international IT solutions and managed service provider, is pleased to announce the appointment of Damian Skendrovic to the role of CEO for the EMEA region, as of 8th March 2022.
The modern workplace is an increasingly complex environment, and for many is now split between the office and remote work. For businesses to succeed in this new world, they must address some of the common challenges associated with a hybrid workforce and adapt to provide a digital workplace fit for the future.
Why do you think International Women’s Day is important?
Personally, I think there is still a long way to go for equality and equity for women. Having a day to highlight the achievements of women will ensure that there are positive role models for all generations.
Why do you think International Women’s Day is important?
There are still some life situations (work, culture, religion) where being a woman can be both career and life limiting. International Women’s Day focuses attention on this.
The pace of change in IT over the past few years has been truly staggering. Cloud based services, the rise of the Internet of Things, software defined technologies and the hugely concerning increase in cyber crime, to name but a few.
In the modern mobile driven world, security is everyone’s responsibility whereas not too long ago it was considered as mainly an issue for Information Technology (IT) departments – yet people have been misusing data for gain long before the first Chief Information Officer (CIO) was appointed.
The range and impact of Information Security (IS) threats has grown and changed continually over the last 40 years or more, along with the motivations and drivers for such attacks. From when the Morris Worm launched the first, apparently inadvertent, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on the internet, the realm of cybercrime has expanded from hackers often driven by little more than curiosity, to organised crime and state sponsorship.
London, United Kingdom: 17th February 2022 – Logicalis UKI today announces it has been named as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Wellbeing (2022) by Great Place to Work®, the global authority on workplace culture. This announcement builds on the recognition that Logicalis UKI was one of the UK’s Best WorkplacesTM in Tech for 2021 and ranked 61 in the 2021 UK’s Best WorkplacesTM list in the Medium (50-250) category.
The Threat Landscape has changed. So, what’s next?
In the modern mobile driven world, security is everyone’s responsibility whereas not too long ago it was considered as mainly an issue for Information Technology (IT) departments – yet people have been misusing data for gain long before the first Chief Information Officer (CIO) was appointed.
Let me start with an honest reason for why I have written this post. I have no qualification around disability, this post is driven as I qualify as a very proud dad of a 16 year old who has cerebral palsy and is profoundly deaf. I am a dad who wants my son to have the same opportunities as his two brothers, (so I’m the same as all dads really!) and my question is has the pandemic changed the landscape for members of our communities who have disabilities?
However, despite increased efforts less than a third describe innovation as part of company culture.
CIOs are spending more time on innovation, with three quarters stating they have increased innovation efforts, according to the 2021 Global CIO Survey from Logicalis, a global provider of IT solutions. The study, which questions 1,000 CIOs from around the world, finds that despite a strong focus on innovation, just 27% of CIOs describe innovation as part of their company culture.
Logicalis UK&I is excited to announce that we have achieved the Cisco Advanced Customer Experience Specialization, recognizing our excellence in delivering customer support and success. This places Logicalis UK&I amongst just ten companies in the UK to achieve this specialisation.
Logicalis, a global IT solutions and managed service provider, today announces the launch of their digital workplace solution designed to help organisations manage, measure and scale the collaboration experience for the digital workplace.
The ‘forced experiment’ of the last year and a half has undoubtedly shown that employees are not less productive outside of the office. In fact, many remote workers go above and beyond, reporting higher productivity and thrive when given radical flexibility to focus on consistently delivering desired outcomes in a way that works for them.
Google either of these terms and you’ll come up with thousands of different answers as to what they are and what their differences are. I think it’s time to simplify the basics of our ever-expanding technology lexicon, so let’s define what these should mean and why.
Security is one of the biggest challenges that any organisation can face. As businesses look to adopt a hybrid approach, the lack of a clearly definable network perimeter has undoubtedly increased the risk of threat and attack substantially.
In the past you did not need to ask this question. The old network was unsupported, and the capacity was constraining the business. There were different questions of course; which vendor? where is capacity needed? Layer 2 or Layer 3? and wide area connectivity? In the last year this has changed.
We are awash with predictions for 2022 from analysts, vendors and the channel. Some of these reflect the global market situation, some reflect new technologies looking to be adopted and some simply leave you scratching your head.
Not to be outdone, I’ve also created a list of 5 predictions for 2022. It’s deliberately short but reflects discussions with customers around key challenges, as well as newer technologies on the mainstream horizon.
This could easily have been a top 10 list but whittling that down to 5 focuses the mind on what will have the most significant impact and resonate with the widest audience. So here goes…
To be able to extract the best value from employees and technology, remote working strategies need to be carefully considered and designed.
Existing remote work strategies were mostly implemented as a response to work from home orders and are unlikely to be able to support a hybrid workforce in the long term. Whilst the temporary measures did well to sustain businesses, they lack the flexible, adaptable infrastructure required to sustain hybrid working practices.
In one sense, our cloud journey has reached its destination. There’s little doubt that cloud is now mainstream technology and has been for some time, especially when you consider it’s over 10 years since the NIST Cloud Computing Reference Architecture was published – and cloud had already been around for a while even then.
Back in November 2020 I wrote an article about the rise of ‘Good Enough IT’ (The Rise of ‘Good Enough’ IT) which looked at the effects the pandemic had taken on spending and planned architecture refreshes and the risks associated with doing nothing. 12 months on and what a year we have had! We all know about the pandemic, so I will just leave that there (but if anyone has a crystal ball to predict the future, please let me know!).
The first report from Logicalis’ 2021 Global CIO Survey, The Changing Role of the CIO: Agents of Change, revealed there has been a notable shift in the role of the CIO, as respondents highlighted customer experience, innovation and operational efficiency as their top priorities. To improve these areas, CIOs increasingly rely on data to understand changing behaviours and adjust their strategy accordingly.
As we emerge from a period of global socioeconomic volatility, we have an opportunity to capitalise on the ‘forced experiments’ of the last year and consider their learnings from such a challenging period.
Work used to be a fixed place you go to, but it has evolved into something you do. Top and emerging talent is conscious of this transition and expects more flexibility from employers when it comes to the workplace. Research suggests 77% of Gen X employees would prefer to work for a company that gives them the flexibility to work from anywhere rather than at an expensive office.
This week I read a great article from Jenna Sargent (here) on how low-code tools can be used to eliminate Shadow IT. The point was simple, if the IT department doesn’t provide individuals with the right tools they need, then traditionally we would have seen users searching for the right tool for themselves and using unsanctioned apps. This situation can lead to security, data leak, etc risks. The new model emerging is to facilitate users with low-code tools and say that if the current set of apps doesn’t give you the workflow that best fits your role, create your own.
So congratulations, you’ve migrated what workloads you can to a secure production-ready cloud and have built a hybrid cloud architecture between that and your non-cloud apps and data. You’ve just got on the cloud bus, next stop optimisation.
These days you can stick a CPU on just about anything to make it ‘smart’. You’ve probably heard about Smart NICs, Infrastructure Processing Units (IPUs) or Computational Storage as concepts, but these technologies are being rapidly developed and will be let loose on the mainstream market soon. So, what’s it all about?
Strong customer relationships have become a critical business priority according to the results of the first report in a four-part series following the eighth annual Logicalis Global CIO Survey. The pandemic has emphasised the importance of digital transformation, particularly creating online experiences for customers as sophisticated as in-person. For CIOs, this has meant rethinking their business strategies. Continuing to shift from day-to-day management, CIOs prioritise innovation, business adaptability, and customer experience more than anything else.
In the age when I have to communicate with my kids via social media to get their attention, it’s no surprise that social engineering bore our most contemporary digital threat, phishing, as the lure for the high-profile cybersecurity threat of ransomware.
What is it and how do we get started?
Whilst Observability is a current buzzword, I was reminded of Control Theory lectures many years ago. At that stage it referred to knowing the internal state of a system from observing the outcome. It relied on the systems being linear and deterministic. But our connected world is anything but linear or deterministic. It is hugely interconnected in complex meshes, processes like those involved in online purchasing, run independently but are interdependent, and AI will result in non-deterministic outcomes. My old understanding of the term does not work in this new world.
We find ourselves in unprecedented times. As the Covid pandemic begins to wind down, we are seeing manufacturing, logistics and supply chain issues manifesting themselves across all aspects of our lives. In the IT industry shortages of integrated circuits (silicon chips) are resulting in some very long product lead times, which in turn are impacting our customers abilities to deliver - digitisation projects that are being accelerated in part due to Covid.
The initial pivot towards remote working, as the world underwent its most recent digital transformation due to the pandemic, took an average of 11 days according to a survey from McKinsey. In pre-pandemic times, executives suggest that a transition on such a scale would have taken up to a year, indicating an acceleration of 40x.
One thing we’ve all learnt from the pandemic is that working 9 to 5 in an office isn’t how it has to be. We can be equally productive working from home with flexibility in our hours and a much better work/life balance. One thing that I certainly missed though are those little off-topic chats with people, where ideas are sparked, that air of creativity is hard to reproduce when your day consists of back-to-back video calls.
What on earth is that I hear many of you ask, don’t IBM just make big expensive mainframes?
Well indeed not, POWER10 is the latest generation of IBM’s Risc-based systems that many Enterprises trust for running their crown-jewel applications on, both on premise and in Public Cloud.
Following IBM’s announcement about the POWER10 chip at Hot Chips in August 2020, IBM formally launched the chip this month with the Enterprise E1080 server now available to order.
Logicalis, an international IT solutions and managed services provider, has just won the NetApp Partner Award for EMEA Hybrid Cloud partner of the Year. NetApp, a global cloud-led, data-centric software company, presents these accolades annually in recognition of the investment and cooperation of its key partners.
Workspaces have evolved rapidly in the past 18 months, with new, distributed workflows accelerated by the pandemic and the need for remote working. These workspaces need to accommodate an increasing number of digital natives that expect always-on, instant connectivity and are defined by the need for agile, adaptable business practices.
Monday 4th October 2021, London – Logicalis, an international IT solutions and managed service provider, has joined the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA).
MISA is an ecosystem of independent software vendors and managed security service providers that have integrated their security solutions to better defend against a world of increasing threats. MISA members are experts from across the cybersecurity industry with the shared goal of improving customer security. Each new member brings valuable expertise, making the association more effective as it expands.
Logicalis UK, today announces it has been named as one of the UK’s Best WorkplacesTM in Tech for 2021. This news follows the recent recognition of its ranking of 61 in the 2021 UK’s Best WorkplacesTM list in the Medium (50-250) category published by Great Place to Work®.
The role of the CIO is evolving with an increased focus on unlocking customer connections through service innovation, according to the 2021 Global CIO Survey from Logicalis, a global provider of IT solutions. The study, which questions 1000 CIOs from around the world, reveals the shift in the role of the CIO with the majority of respondents stating innovation, operational efficiency, and customer experience as their top priorities.
The world has become a digital hub. From retail to banking to higher education, consumers now demand seamless digital interactions as a minimum. Indeed, the majority (84%) of consumers expect brands to adopt new digital solutions in the next year. Businesses can’t afford to ignore customer demands for a digitally enhanced offering and must establish their own digital strategy to create a competitive advantage through technology.
As businesses rise to meet the challenge of the always on digital workspace, the pressure on IT staff is growing. With more people working from home and using their personal devices, businesses are exposed to greater levels of risk. Indeed, given that 91% of all cyberattacks originate with email, it’s critical for businesses to balance the need for empowering employees in their work lives, whilst mitigating security risks that this way of working presents.
Cloud adoption skyrocketed throughout the pandemic, and Gartner forecasts spending on public cloud to increase over 18% this year as organisations continue migrating to more agile, flexible, and secure environments.
The talent acquisition landscape has never been more competitive. Digital skills shortages, access to a wider digital pool, and remote recruitment processes have left businesses grappling to get suitable candidates through the door.
IT investment has historically meant ploughing capital into datacentres, often for unclear direct business benefit, with periodic technology refreshes that can only be justified in terms of avoiding technical risk.
A staggering 97% of IT directors said their companies invested in digital transformation efforts last year, with the same number of directors expecting that investment to continue in 2021. However, despite this acceleration of digital transformation, over 79% of executives admit they do not review internal processes or set objectives before a transformation process begins.
Perfect harmony between processes, data and IT – business Utopia?
What makes a perfect business?
Of course, your answer depends on whether you’re looking at it from a customer, shareholder, finance or sales, HR or IT perspective. Regardless of that, though, I suggest perfect harmony between business processes, IT and data is a feature.
Jargon such as ‘game-changer’ and ‘paradigm shift’ are often used in the technology industry to drive interest and excitement about the latest innovations. This overuse of adjectives makes it difficult to identify when something comes along that genuinely makes a significant step-change, relative to all other innovations. However, 5G technology is just the sort of event that actually is a game-changer.
Remember the buzz of the first Tesla sports car? Here was a beautiful thing with neck-snapping acceleration that wouldn’t kill the planet. The waiting list stretched to the moon and back, despite the price-tag.
The CRN Women in Channel Awards take place every year to shine a light on the IT leaders, influencers, exceptional employees and role models who will inspire the next generation. We’re extremely proud to have five of our wonderful women nominated. Meet Tina, who is nominated for the Unsung Hero award.
Digital transformation is more than just the adoption of technologies to improve products and processes. It is a journey with the ultimate goal of digitising legacy or analogue functions to reap the benefits of scale, automation and speed. The result is a digitally transformed business with empowered employees, engaged customers and optimised operations which unlocks business value and to provide competitive advantage.
We recently received an award for being one of the ‘Great Places to Work’ in the UK. Winning awards is always special, and as the MD, it makes me incredibly proud of our team. We always relish the opportunity to showcase our work as well as our greatest asset, our fantastic employees. From HR to finance, and everyone in between has turned this business into an enjoyable and welcoming place to work and I'm thankful and proud of them for doing that. It’s a testament to the work they do and the work we do driving our customer success that we have been recognised for being a great place to work.
Business leaders everywhere are realising ‘I won’t exist if I am not in the cloud’.
Survival and business continuity relies on two critical features:
Firstly, competitiveness. How productive is your workforce? Are you utilising data to better serve customers and win new business? Are your operations as cost optimised as they can be?
The second component is resilience. Without resilience any business will fail. Does your business have the agility to respond to market pressures? Are you protected against ransomware and other growing threats?
Is your business confident in these areas? If not, that’s a challenging place to be, and you run the risk of falling behind.
The CRN Women in Channel Awards take place every year to shine a light on the IT leaders, influencers, exceptional employees and role models who will inspire the next generation. We’re extremely proud to have five of our wonderful women nominated. Meet Jane, who is nominated for the Sales Employee of the Year award.
Data management is a journey – data and technology evolve, change and grow, and data management has to evolve with them. In a data-driven economy, this journey has to run in lockstep with the business journey, understanding and managing data in line with the needs and goals of the organisation at the time.
Inspire is Microsoft’s flagship partner event of the year which explores new advancements of the Microsoft Cloud and the opportunities it provides to Microsoft partners to add value to their customers. This is the second consecutive digital running of the event, rather than in person. 2021’s Microsoft Inspire hosted a range of technology and business focused sessions across two days covering a variety of technical and partner-focused topics.
London, Wednesday 28th July 2021 — Logicalis, an international IT solutions and managed service provider, today announced it has been named a global finalist of Solutions Assessment 2021 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award. The company was honoured among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.
The CRN Women in Channel Awards take place every year to shine a light on the IT leaders, influencers, exceptional employees and role models who will inspire the next generation. We’re extremely proud to have five of our wonderful women nominated. Meet Nilpa, who is nominated for the Unsung Hero award.
London, United Kingdom, 26th July 2021 – Logicalis, an international IT solutions and managed services provider, today announces the merger of its United Kingdom, Ireland and Channel Islands operations to form one singular business unit. The new entity will bring together Logicalis UK, Ireland and Channel Islands, as one business with revenue in excess of $120m USD.
We are living in extraordinary times. Digitisation is now a “must do” for organisations wishing to remain competitive. For many of our customers the internet IS their network, and the cloud IS their datacentre. The evolution of work has accelerated due to the COVID pandemic, forcing customers to adopt hybrid working models. Customer experience can be massively enhanced using digital technologies, as can operational efficiency.
The CRN Women in Channel Awards take place every year to shine a light on the IT leaders, influencers, exceptional employees and role models who will inspire the next generation. We’re extremely proud to have five of our wonderful women nominated. Meet Fran, who is nominated for the Marketing Employee of the Year award.
The CRN Women in Channel Awards take place every year to shine a light on the IT leaders, influencers, exceptional employees and role models who will inspire the next generation. We’re extremely proud to have five of our wonderful women nominated. Meet Sarah, who is nominated for the Manger of the Year award.
The global recruitment landscape has never been more competitive. A mass shortage in digital skills coupled with access to a wider geographical talent pool means businesses are battling to get the right people through the door. What’s more, international lockdowns and travel restrictions have driven recruitment to a remote process.
Back in May 2018, the new Data Privacy Law was introduced to Europe and over that period several high-profile companies have fallen foul of being compliant. It seems strange to say that people seem to have lost the focus that was around in 2018, but with Brexit has come a wave of new changes to the law, and companies more than ever need to review their data management policies and practices and stay on top of being compliant.
London, 2nd June 2021: Logicalis, a leading international IT solutions and managed services provider, today announces the acquisition of the network transformation and modernisation specialist, siticom. The investment strengthens Logicalis’ capability to deliver software-defined services to customers as they look to connect people and devices.
As we approach (fingers crossed!!!) the return to some sense of normality with businesses reopening and social distancing being softened, the debate on what work will look like going forward has started in earnest. We are all now comfortable working from home and the roles that were always perceived to be office-based roles have been remotely working for the past 12 months, so why is there a need to change?
London – 19, May 2021 – Logicalis Group, an international IT solutions and managed services provider, and a member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) today announced it has been chosen as the Oracle Cloud Partner of Choice for the Open Clouds for Research Environments (OCRE) framework across Germany and Ireland.
LONDON. 12, May 2021: Logicalis, an international IT solutions and managed service provider, today announces the appointment of Toby Alcock from his current role as Chief Technology Officer, Logicalis Australia, to the position of Chief Technology Officer for Logicalis Group. Alcock’s appointment comes after a strong year of growth for Logicalis.
London, United Kingdom, 10th May 2021 – Logicalis UK an international IT solutions and managed services provider, today announces the transition of Mark Grant from his current role as European Finance Director, to the position of Regional Finance Director of Logicalis UK and Ireland. Grant’s appointment comes after a strong year of growth for Logicalis UK. In his new role as Finance Director, Mark will be primarily responsible for maintaining this growth and developing the business strategy.
Most, if not all, of our customers face challenges around their data management, with today’s very real hybrid multi-cloud landscape affecting enterprises of all sizes. Sometimes seen as a bit of a long-standing cliché, back in 2017, The Economist published a story titled, "The world's most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data”. It is apparent this cliché has become so true to all our customers, as they strive to gain true business value from their data and become more competitive in their industries.
In the ever-increasingly digital world that we find ourselves in, our customer’s reliance on digital technologies and applications has never been greater and is only going to continue to grow. Indeed Rajiv Sodhi, Chief Operating Officer, Microsoft India, stated that 500 million new applications will be deployed globally over the next five years.
London, United Kingdom, 29th April 2021 – Logicalis UK today announces it has been recognised as one of the ‘UK’s Best WorkplacesTM’ for 2021. Despite an incredibly challenging year for businesses worldwide, Logicalis UK was able to sustain its award-winning culture, achieving a ranking on the 2021 UK’s Best WorkplacesTM list in the medium-size category published by Great Place to Work® UK today.
April 29th, 2021 – Logicalis, an international IT solutions and managed services provider, today announces the appointment of Markus Erb to the position of Group VP for Services, a role created to drive alignment and innovation within the newly established Global Services Organisation (GSO) within Logicalis.
April 22nd, 2021 – Logicalis, a leading international IT solutions and managed service provider, today announces that Catriona Walkerden is making the transition from her current role as National Marketing Lead of Logicalis Australia to VP, Global Marketing for Logicalis Group.
Cisco definitely “turned it up” this year. Despite the pandemic, the first global virtual event delivered over 450 sessions to the attendees. Throughout the event, there were numerous announcements and Cisco’s CEO Chuck Robbins discussed how Cisco is driving “an inclusive future for all”, and that his biggest challenge as CEO is dealing with uncertainties like the COVID pandemic.
Logicalis, a leading international IT solutions and managed services provider, today announces the acquisition of a majority stake in Áudea, a company which specialises in cybersecurity and regulatory compliance. This investment reinforces Logicalis’ ability to offer a comprehensive service to customers as they look to secure their critical data.
London – 30th March 2021 - Logicalis Group, international IT solutions and managed services provider and digital transformation enabler, has today announced it has been globally awarded Cisco DevNet Specialised Partner status through DXNet, a Logicalis company.
Logicalis Group, international IT solutions and managed services provider and digital transformation enabler, has today announced it has been globally awarded Cisco DevNet Specialised Partner status through DXNet, a Logicalis company.
As businesses look to adopt new applications in multiple clouds, the traditional WAN (wide-area network) function no longer works in this cloud-centric world. In recent years, IT has realised that user application experience does not meet expectations, and technology is becoming quickly outdated with the rise in traffic that cloud adoption brings.
Another Microsoft Ignite has been and gone again and there was a ton of content crammed into a few days. I thought I’d share the pick of my takeaways for those who were not able to virtually attend. As with everything, what I find interesting will be subjective – but I will try give some context for each announcement on why I think it is important. With that disclaimer out of the way, let’s get stuck into it…
The global pandemic is far from over but we can see a flickering light at the end of the tunnel, so it’s time to start planning and building what post-pandemic normal is going to be. There have been plenty of opinions published on what the ‘new normal’ will look like – some claim it’s the death of the traditional office and others expect things to be pretty much as they were before. The reality is, as ever, going to be somewhere in between and we have many takeaways from the last 12 months of lockdowns to draw from, things that worked and things that didn’t.
Everyone is talking about Digital Transformation; it has been a buzz word for a number of years now and a focal point for many organisations. IT Transformation on the other hand gets little limelight and is something that is often forgotten in business discussions, but it has a major role to play in the digital journey. So why is it so out of fashion?
If you’re uncertain about how to build the digital platform that takes your business to the next level, consider the benefits of being able to quickly scale your cloud resource up and down to meet your technology needs.
Configuring your Azure environment to the best advantage can look like a daunting set of tasks. But, by building a solid landing zone you can ensure that your business-critical cloud workloads are secure, reliable, scalable, and efficient.
Remote working had already begun to become more mainstream in recent years. However, no one could have predicted the impact of the pandemic on the future remote working. According to recent US technology research, globally the number of employees permanently working remotely is set to double in 2021 from 16.4% to 34.4% In fact, a report from Cardiff University and the University of Southampton showed that 88% of employees who worked at home during lockdown would like to continue in some capacity even once restrictions lift.
As the importance of data as a corporate asset grows, data management becomes ever more critical. Data is the new oil, not just in terms of its value, but as the vital fuel for AI and the other core elements of digital business.
Effective execution is just as important as a strong data management strategy. Taking practical steps to deliver immediate tangible cost, time and management benefits maintains momentum and focus.
Which is where these four hacks for data management in a hybrid cloud world come in. Ideally, they should be implemented as part of a wider coherent data management strategy, but they have the advantage of delivering substantial benefits in their own right.
Understanding where your business is in its data management journey is a positive first step.
The overhead of establishing and maintaining effective data management may be daunting, particularly for businesses which are starting from a low base. The good news is that there is plenty of technology out there to help, from automated discovery tools to the built-in data management capabilities that are increasingly a part of enterprise platforms.
Logicalis UK have extensive expertise and experience in helping organisations on their data management journey.
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the rise of ‘Good Enough’ IT and the idea that in the current climate organisations may be looking to sweat their assets for longer than usual and why this is perhaps not the best idea. Well since I published the blog, I have spoken to a couple of companies about their architecture and one of the common threads in both conversations was that they both had legacy SPARC Solaris estates and they were a challenge for them to manage.
A decade ago when cloud was beginning to take off, the predictions were that we would all be 100% in a cloud within 10 years. Next cloud was so good that one wasn’t enough and so multi-cloud was the way to go. After that, the prediction changed again and hybrid cloud was going to be the architecture of choice for the next 10 years. Today, with a whole raft of second-generation cloud services coming from both the cloud providers and technology vendors, it looks like we are in fact heading to a hybrid multi-cloud world.
Most industry data suggests that the lion’s share of sales in the HCI market are going to Nutanix or VMware, so why consider anything else? Well if you’re thinking about building a hybrid cloud, read on…
To say it has been an unusual year is an understatement, and we still have a lot to face in the coming months; one of those being a new period of austerity and potential recession. When times get hard, organisations will naturally review their budgets and projects they have on the roadmap, and tough decisions will have to be made about where to make investments. Now for many people that will be investing in things such as business continuity and remote working solutions to prepare for the “new normal”, but what happens to the other projects?
This Sunday marks the 8th year of World Backup Day. What began as a light-hearted campaign to encourage end-users to create secure copies of their treasured photos and files is slowing morphing into a message for the business community: without data there is no business.
Data Management has always been a challenge for organisations and with the changing landscape of how businesses run their IT, this has never been more accurate. For years, many organisations have had a siloed approach to data management. And by that I mean data is put into buckets - whether that be on premises on traditional architecture or in a private cloud - through to branch offices with their own silos of data. Add into this the advent of public cloud and the utilisation of multiple public clouds, companies have found themselves with pockets of data spread across the whole organisation. As a result, many companies have approached data management in a similar way - with the approach being siloed, rather than an overarching data management strategy.
Having the ability to run VMware virtual machines on Microsoft Azure brings many cloud benefits to the mainstream, while being overlooked by cloud-native purists. It’s a question of perspective and, as with most things in life, different people have differing views.
Back in October, leading IT channel publication CRN hosted its inaugural Women in Channel Awards. Five Logicalis UK employees were shortlisted, with two going on to win their categories! And now, five are on the A-List!
If you’re attending next week’s UCISA Leadership Conference, make sure to visit the Logicalis stand 83-90 to meet our higher education experts and see first hand how technology can create a connected campus to improve student safety, reduce costs and transform experiences.
The role of the CIO is transforming, from its position in the C-suite hierarchy to the very footprint it covers. This week, we welcome guest blogger Paul Pugh, Mason Advisory Director, to give his view on the Logicalis Global CIO survey findings and tell us what’s keeping his clients awake at night.
Peel away the shiny facade of any great business and you’ll no doubt see the same things. Data. People. Process. This combination, when correctly tuned, is the critical factor in the success of businesses today. So I’m always surprised when I work with clients who haven’t yet discovered this ‘secret sauce’ and who aren’t yet driving value from their data.
It’s an undeniable fact that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing the way we live. From facial recognition and voice technology assistants to self-driving cars, AI has crept into our lives and as consumers we use it without a second thought.
If you’re heading to Cisco Live, make sure you visit the Logicalis booth (S6) to meet our Cisco, security and IoT experts and find out how we can help you enhance business agility through digital transformation.
The CRN Women in Channel Awards take place every year to shine a light on the IT leaders, influencers, exceptional employees and role models who will inspire the next generation. We’re extremely proud to have five of our wonderful women in the shortlist. Meet Fran, who is nominated for the Marketing Employee of the Year award.
The CRN Women in Channel Awards take place every year to shine a light on the IT leaders, influencers, exceptional employees and role models who will inspire the next generation. We’re extremely proud to have five of our wonderful women in the shortlist. Meet Amanda, who is nominated for the Unsung Hero award.
The CRN Women in Channel Awards take place every year to shine a light on the IT leaders, influencers, exceptional employees and role models who will inspire the next generation. We’re extremely proud to have five of our wonderful women in the shortlist. Meet Tracy, who is nominated for the Technical Employee of the Year award.
The CRN Women in Channel Awards take place every year to shine a light on the IT leaders, influencers, exceptional employees and role models who will inspire the next generation. We’re extremely proud to have five of our wonderful women in the shortlist. Meet Jen, who is nominated for the Manager of the Year award.
The CRN Women in Channel Awards take place every year to shine a light on the IT leaders, influencers, exceptional employees and role models who will inspire the next generation. We’re extremely proud to have five of our wonderful women in the shortlist. Meet Sarah, who is nominated for the Unsung Hero award.
Logicalis UK today announced ‘Transform-Now’, a technology and financial services framework to simplify, accelerate, and flexibly finance digital transformation, helping organisations build back better as they look to use technology to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and gear toward economic recovery.
The COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) outbreak has now quickly spread across the globe and into every region where Logicalis operates.
Please find below the Logicalis actions to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which are in addition to our business continuity plan (BCP).
In the wake of the government responses across Europe to Coronavirus, businesses are facing a disparate workforce like never before, and with little to no warning. Entire technology campuses have closed around the world, placing an unprecedented demand on company's infrastructure and remote working tools. Remote working not only brings collaboration challenges, but can severely challenge a business' resilience and security. If you're facing challenges due to the impacts of Coronavirus, we've compiled a short list of quick, practical measures which you can put in place to better enable and secure your workforce.
London, 15th January 2019: The role of the CIO is evolving with more of a focus on revenue and strategy, according to the 2019 Global CIO Survey from Logicalis, a global provider of IT solutions. The study, which questioned 888 CIOs from around the world, found that 61% of CIOs have spent more time on strategic planning in the last 12 months whilst 43% are now being measured on their contribution to revenue growth.
At the upcoming Cisco Live EMEA conference in Barcelona, taking place from 27th to 31st January 2020, Logicalis will be presenting its portfolio of services which helps to transform and modernise IT landscapes.
The international IT solutions and managed services provider, and sponsor of Cisco's annual European in-house exhibition, will be located at stand 52 at the event and the team will be addressing four key areas – including hyperconvergent infrastructures (HCI) and the high-performance operation of business applications.
Logicalis, the global IT solutions and managed services provider, has announced a UK partnership with the Next Generation Enterprise Network Alliance (“ngena”). The partnership will give Logicalis customers the capability to quickly and effectively deploy fully managed SD-WAN as a Service, allowing them to build networks that are fit for the future. The partnership also deepens Logicalis partnership with Cisco and it's Viptela SD-WAN technology.
Logicalis Group has received a Cisco® Partner Summit Global award, recognised as IoT Industry Partner of the year. Cisco announced the winners at a Global Awards reception during its annual partner conference taking place this week in Las Vegas, Nevada. The award follows Logicalis’ global strategy of investing in its IoT practice, which has focused on the development of problem-solving, business-outcome solutions for its clients.
Logicalis Group, an international solutions and managed services provider, and one of five Cisco Gold Partners, today announced that it has received a Cisco® Partner Summit Global award, recognised as IoT Industry Partner of the year. Cisco announced the winners at a Global Awards reception during its annual partner conference taking place this week in Las Vegas, Nevada. The award follows Logicalis’ global strategy of investing in its IoT practice, which has focused on the development of problem-solving, business-outcome solutions for its clients.
Logicalis Group, an international IT solutions and managed services provider, today announces that is has been positioned as a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Network Consulting Services Vendor Assessment (doc #US44532219, July 2019). Logicalis is present in 26 countries around the globe with operations in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific and Africa.
Logicalis UK has secured presence on the Cloud Support lot for four different offerings - Cloud Governance, Performance and Security Review, Cloud Migration Readiness Assessment, Digital Network Readiness Assessment and IoT Cloud, Connectivity and Security Assessment. All four are now included on G-Cloud 11 for 12 months, although the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) reserves the right to extend it by a further year if needed.
Logicalis UK today announced the appointment of Alex Louth as Managing Director. Alex joins the business to lead the redefinition of the company’s customer focus and value proposition as the market shifts to the emerging opportunities made possible by Digital Platforms, Data Driven Business and IoT.
Logicalis UK today announced the appointment of Mark Lewis as Finance Director. In this role he will be responsible for all aspects of the finance function, including commercial, legal, procurement, and logistics.
IoT experts from Logicalis will demonstrate examples such as the intelligent control of existing street and city lighting as part of a smart infrastructure, which can be applied to a wide range of operations - from emergency call systems to WLAN hotspots. Crucially, the model creates efficiencies by enabling the digitalisation of the existing infrastructure.
Logicalis Group are participating as a Silver sponsor at this year's Cisco Live EMEA event in Barcelona between the 28th of January and 1st of February. Cisco Live is Cisco's annual customer conference providing IT leaders with technical education and future-focused thought leadership, 1:1 meetings with Cisco experts and partners, and industry networking opportunities.