Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Centerprise is delighted to announce that it has recently signed an agreement with BOXX Technologies to become their exclusive manufacturing and distribution partner for the UK.

As one of the world’s leading performance and fastest growing computing brands, BOXX Technologies manufactures bespoke high performance workstations for a range of industries and boasts a blue chip client list including Boeing, Disney, and NASA.

“Throughout our 19 year history, BOXX has been the beneficiary of a strong and loyal UK following,” said Shoaib Mohammad, BOXX VP of Marketing and Business Development.

“Through this new partnership, we will be able to more efficiently and effectively provide these creative professionals with the world’s fastest hardware solutions.”

Centerprise will use its purpose built production and logistics centre in Caerphilly, South Wales to build the complete portfolio of workstations and rendering devices to the exacting standards associated with BOXX, ahead of driving sales into the UK market.

This will enable Centerprise to develop a sales channel that meets the concentrated demand for high performance and high availability computing in the Architecture and Construction (AEC), Media and Entertainment (M&E) and Manufacturing and Product Design (MPD) sectors, as well as Academia and Public Sector markets.

UK consumers will therefore have an alternative to generalist devices available from mainstream PC suppliers as BOXX workstations have been designed around the specific applications used in each of these sectors, alongside maximum tailored performance with exceptional reliability.

Jeremy Nash, Systems Integrators Business Manager, said:

“This is an exciting development for both companies as it combines the specialist knowledge of BOXX in the field of high performance computing with our excellent pedigree in building high quality workstations and our in-depth understanding of the UK IT channel.”

Centerprise’s partnership with BOXX will enable specific UK sectors to benefit from the significant enhancements in productivity that is currently being enjoyed by BOXX customers in over 50 countries across the world.

Visit the new site: http://www.boxx-tech.co.uk/ 

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

The remedy to data security being 'shockingly lax'

BBC released a story today that may be leaving some people concerned. It has reported that a surprising number of Local Authorities have a ‘lax’ approach to their data security, data that may include important or confidential information, that has subsequently been ‘lost or stolen’.

The findings mention 4236 data breaches during a 3 year period from 2011, such as 5000 letters that were sent to the wrong address which included content for another recipient.  Most shockingly, 197 mobile phones, computers, tablets and USB’s were again, lost or stolen. The wealth of private information on all of these devices is tricky to comprehend, particularly if you consider the reliance we place on our personal devices for storage nowadays.

With the demand for flexible working and the increasing pressure placed on workforces, mobility has become a global phenomenon, with advances in technology being the catalyst. It enables increased productivity, speedy communication and a better work/life balance. It’s no wonder that organisations both in the Public and Private Sector are keen to jump on the band wagon.

But of course, despite the benefits, there are many risks associated with deploying mobility, the main being the complete lack of control. Once data has left the confines of your organisation, in any form, it’s nigh on impossible to get it back. This becomes particularly damaging when said data is confidential and personal. Hence the ‘deeply disturbing’ situation within a few of our Local Authorities at the moment.

It’s these issues that make the deployment of mobility a long term consideration. Of course, at the rate in which technology is developing, mobility will become a necessity for all organisations who want to stay afloat. But for those who are considering mobility, and those who have already taken the plunge – what’s the solution?

The Enterprise Mobility Suite, powered by Microsoft, is an effective management solution that eradicates the issues surrounding mobility. It gives you back the control of your mobile workforce enabling you to deploy mobility with confidence. It’s also perfectly suited to the Public Sector – namely Local Authorities – who need heightened security features to protect their OFFICIAL documents, such as the ability to remotely wipe compromised devices.

So, the moral of the story? Keep up and embrace mobility. But make sure you’ve installed a comprehensive management solution alongside it. You don’t want your data ending up in the wrong hands.

To find out more about The Enterprise Mobility Suite from Centerprise International, take a look at our site at http://www.centerprise.co.uk/cloud-enterprise-mobility-as-a-service.html

Written by Katie Tilling, Centerprise International

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