Author Archives: Q Associates

Cyber Essentials Scheme certification successfully renewed

Q Associates have successfully renewed their certification of the Government’s Cyber Essentials Scheme, a key deliverable of the UK’s National Security Programme. The UK Government and industry-backed scheme helps organisations to protect themselves against cyber-attacks by covering essential cyber security precautions.

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Q Associates accepted onto three key public-sector IT procurement frameworks

Q Associates are very pleased to announce successful bids on three significant public-sector IT procurement frameworks:

SSSNA – The supply of IT solutions to UK universities

G-Cloud 9 – The supply of cloud based services to the UK public sector

Tech Products 2 – The provision of IT equipment for UK government contracts

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Q Associates and ISN Announce a Strategic Partnership

Q Associates Ltd. and Intuitive Systems and Networks Ltd. (ISN), have announced a new strategic partnership. The partnership will combine Q Associates award winning expertise in IT infrastructure services with ISN’s specialism in networking and security to enable both organisations to offer a broader portfolio of services.

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Data Privacy & Compliance in Higher Education, 4th May

You are invited to attend this unique event (Thursday, 4th May) exploring the regulations and risk surrounding Data Privacy and Compliance with specific reference to the Higher Education sector.

Leading industry speakers will outline key trends and challenges for Higher Education institutions with particular focus on Regulation, Data Sovereignty and Privacy. We will also consider the […]

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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.

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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?

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‘Chasing Clouds’ – Why everyone wants a FlexPod with OpenStack

This year FlexPod has extended its impressive validated design portfolio to include an OpenStack solution; which if you’re already a FlexPod evangelical, is pretty good news to say the least.

The great thing about an OpenStack solution built on a converged infrastructure is that the speed of cloud deployment alone will increase dramatically. It will also […]

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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 […]

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HyperFlex, Cisco’s Next Generation of Hyper-converged Infrastructure

Earlier this month CISCO announced the latest edition in their product family, HyperFlex. Already being coined as the ‘next generation of hyper-converged infrastructure’, HyperFlex combines innovative software defined storage and data services software with Cisco UCS.

It also delivers the capabilities that customers have been waiting for in a hyperconverged solution. By extending their strategy of […]

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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.

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