Author Archives: Q Associates

Visit Q at UCISA17 – Celtic Manor, Newport, 8-10th March

Q Associates are proud to be Gold Sponsors of this year’s UCISA conference.  With many valued customers across the UCISA community, we will be delighted to welcome you to our stand (No. 39).

IT Transformation in Higher Education

With the continued rise in competition across the HE sector, student success and satisfaction now depends increasingly upon services […]

Posted in Events | Comments Off on Visit Q at UCISA17 – Celtic Manor, Newport, 8-10th March

What does Brexit mean for EUGDPR?

The last couple of months have been turbulent for the UK and as the dust settles regarding the landmark decision to leave the European Union those of us involved in the world of regulation are being asked what it means for EU GDPR?

Read more

Posted in Blog, Data Management, Network Security | Comments Off on What does Brexit mean for EUGDPR?

Q Associates TechTalk February

 

You’re invited to attend Q Associates TechTalk. A series of informative, informal and technical meetups for IT managers and decision makers in the London area.

Our next TechTalk meeting will be held on Wednesday 15th February. Our specialist guest speaker from VMware will provide an introduction to VMware Cloud Services, now available to VMware customers […]

Posted in Blog, Events | Comments Off on Q Associates TechTalk February

Veritas Research Shows Digital Hoarding Behaviour is Pervasive, with Employees Willing to Give up Almost Anything but Their Data

Veritas research reveals that 82 percent of IT decision makers admit to being digital hoarders which pose serious financial, security and data management risks to organizations.

Read more

Posted in Blog, Data Management, Veritas | Comments Off on Veritas Research Shows Digital Hoarding Behaviour is Pervasive, with Employees Willing to Give up Almost Anything but Their Data

Create a Flexible IT Environment with the Public Cloud

Developing new applications in the cloud may require learning to new tools and processes, while moving existing applications often requires recoding for the cloud service provider’s platform—a costly and time-consuming process.

Read more

Posted in Blog, Cloud, IT Infrastructure, VMware | Comments Off on Create a Flexible IT Environment with the Public Cloud

What is the Data Fabric?

Hybrid and multi-cloud deployment models are becoming the new normal for enterprise IT organisations. With these mixed environments, new challenges around data management emerge.

Read more

Posted in Blog, Cloud, Data Management, NetApp | Comments Off on What is the Data Fabric?

The rise of Cisco’s UCS

Mention Cisco and most people immediately think of all things network, which is understandable as they are still market leaders in that space. However how many would naturally say that they’re a company which provides stateless computer servers? Probably not the same number that reflects the facts.

By 2015, IDC stated that Cisco, with its UCS […]

Posted in Blog, Servers | Comments Off on The rise of Cisco’s UCS

Is data security really a threat in the cloud?

It feels like every week there’s a new scandal hitting the headlines about security breaches and lost data. Yes, data breaches have huge implications for your company, and yet the ICO reports that every quarter, UK organisations experience 560 data breaches!

Read more

Posted in Blog, Data Management | Comments Off on Is data security really a threat in the cloud?

Designing the Next Generation Data Centre

Gartner recently revealed that IT currently faces an average annual growth rate (AAGR) of 10% in server workloads; 20% in power demands; 35% in network bandwidth; and an astonishing 50% AAGR in storage.

Read more

Posted in Blog, Data Centres, Data Management, IT Infrastructure, SolidFire | Comments Off on Designing the Next Generation Data Centre

Q Associates secures a place on G-Cloud 8

UK-based IT infrastructure specialist Q Associates has been awarded a place on the G-Cloud 7 framework. Q Associates now offer an enhanced range of specialist cloud-based infrastructure and storage services to enable our Government Clients to Beat Austerity.

Read more

Posted in Blog, Cloud, IT Infrastructure, Managed Services, News, Storage Solutions | Comments Off on Q Associates secures a place on G-Cloud 8