We wish you a safe and happy New Year, and wish you the best of luck in 2013.
The long anticipated release of Windows 8 happened, and the launch was done in true Microsoft style on 26th October in New York City, and is quoted by Mr. Ballmer as being “the best Windows release ever”. It takes Windows to the next level in regards to user experiences as it is a brand new interface to the Windows platform. For Windows Phone users, the ’tiles’ are now extended to the Windows OS, and have received a colour palette uplift – the earlier versions of the Windows Mobile OS was primarily blue.
Users who prefer to go back to the classic Windows OS mode can certainly chose to do so. Not too sure what classic Windows means; for me classic means Windows 3.1 or Windows 95 look ‘n ‘feel, but that would likely be considered ancient by most.
One of the key questions repeatedly asked is, what will Windows 8 offer organisations and what is the upgrade path?
This year’s Cloud Capital Forum kicked off last Friday 23 November and took place at the Convention Centre, Dublin. It was three hours spent with some of Ireland’s digital leaders on cloud computing, cover many aspects of cloud as well as big data and green IT.
Both business and political decision makers attended the event and a common view was that the cloud presents great opportunities for turning the Irish economy around. In fact, many believe that Ireland has the opportunity to position itself as a cloud centre of excellence; a shining light for Europe and key link to the US and China.
The keynote speakers covered many views and possibilities of the Cloud evolution. Although the cloud has been around for a number of years, in different shapes and with various names, this is still a new era and it’s not the usual companies that are leading the race. The competition is fierce and one could compare this with war; new companies coming online, increased rates of efficiency and ability to service a global audience à improved growth circle.
Digital Planet is a 100% Irish owned subsidiary of the HiberniaEvros Technology Group. In 2008, we built out our first Cloud Platform and after several months of testing, we rolled out our first cloud solution in early 2009. In 2010, we invested almost €2m in the latest server, storage and deployment technology to allow customers direct access to manage and deploy their own dedicated and virtual environments.
We offer security and scalability while freeing you from the burden that comes with managing on-premise Enterprise IT Environments, Backup, and Disaster Solutions (DR) solutions. You are never alone with Digital Planet. Once your solution is live, we want to make it deliver real business benefits for you. All of these solutions can be tailored unique to your requirements, built using best of breed technologies from the leading IT providers.
Read more about Digital Planet by downloading our latest brochure.
Digital Planet, Block G - Cherrywood Business Park - Loughlinstown - Dublin 18
With the introduction of 360, HiberniaEvros has redefined how Managed Services should be delivered; through a tailored service designed around your real needs. 360 is the first truly complete Managed Services solution on the market; covering all angles with methodical precision.
- The most important aspect is to listen to the customer. Then we explore the possible pain points and see where we can bring value.
- Once we understand how you operate, end-user, management and customer needs, we develop a solution that fits.
- No two solutions are alike. We tailor the service and build a solution that is seamless in its integration with existing operations and brings value to your business.
Read more about 360 Managed Services by downloading our latest brochure.
Individually the two companies have been serving the IT needs of Irish businesses for over 20 years. As a merged entity we have become one of the largest indigenous suppliers of IT solutions in Ireland, with 600 customers of all sizes in all sectors.
Operating from 4 locations nationwide, HiberniaEvros have combined experience with cutting edge technology to ensure we are the premier partner for the provision of end to end IT solutions to every market sector in Ireland. We also operate a 24*7 Network Operations Centre (NOC) which provides direct monitoring and support to ensure the seamless monitoring of our customers IT networks.
Read more about HiberniaEvros Technology Group by downloading our latest brochure.
Digital Planet is exhausted and emotional after the roller-coaster event that was the Dublin Web Summit. Last year was impressive but this year’s event was just excellent. We met great people and there was some amazing speakers with ground breaking ideas and insights into the connected world we live in today and a glance at around the corner. We will definitely be back next year.
A break from the norm
We decided to support the great efforts of the summit team and sponsor a stand this year. At some events you find that that you have to fish for people to hook and speak to but we were surprised and delighted with the eagerness that people had to come and learn about what we had to offer. The environment fostered a great sense of technical camaraderie with minimal need for ‘hard pitching’ or selling. Delegates had serious intent weather that intend was educational, exploratory, or more advanced and everyone enjoyed the experience and came away better off.
Based on feedback from a lot of our clients, we have finally launched our online shop. The aim is not to replace the already strong relationship you have with our account management team, but it enables you to purchase equipment ad-hoc and efficiently – items that are outside your normal purchase pattern.
There has been several use cases presented to our account management team, as to when you could use the online shop.
- You want to provide your staff with the ability to purchase personal equipment online. These purchases are no longer processed through your already busy IT team.
- Projects that are managed by your organization might need to buy IT equipment and these should not be processed by the organization.
- You are looking for a quick once off purchase for the organization and don’t have time to contact your account manager
- You want to browse what equipment might be available and at what cost, to prepare project or IT budget planning
If there’s equipment that you are looking for, but can’t find it on the online shop, then please contact us immediately so we can provide you with the pricing and/or add it to our online catalogue.
Please logon to our shop to see what we. You can set-up an account easily and start shopping today: HiberniaEvros Online Catalogue
On Thursday 11 October, Microsoft announced the RTM of Office 2013, SharePoint 2013, Exchange 2013, Lync 2013, and Project + Visio 2013. But, what does that mean for customers and what other dates are important?
If you are lucky enough to attend the Microsoft SharePoint in Las Vegas, 12-15 November 2012, then you’ll get all the details. In the meantime, here are a few key items to put into your calendar:
- Mid-November - Volume licensing customers with Software Assurance will be able to download the Office 2013 applications as well as other Office products including SharePoint 2013, Lync 2013 and Exchange 2013 through the Volume Licensing Service Center.
- Mid-November - IT professionals and developers will be able to download the final version via their TechNet or MSDN subscriptions.
- December – Office 2013 applications as well as other Office products including SharePoint 2013, Lync 2013 and Exchange 2013 will be available on the Volume Licensing price list on 1 December
- First quarter 2013. General availability of Office 2013 applications as well as other Office products including SharePoint 2013, Lync 2013 and Exchange 2013 is planned for the early 2013
Customers who are already using Office 365 should start seeing updates from November onwards, featuring some the newly released capabilities.
By Microsoft previous release standard, this is probably the largest ranging and most ambitious release to date. The amount of products covered in this release covers most of the Office, server and cloud families. Every one of these components has received an overhaul and focuses much more on the user experience than ever before. It also incorporates the touch friendly design that will be available on Windows 8 – and opens new doors for portables for socializing, reading, note-taking, meetings, etc.
Are you planning on upgrading to these new families?
Are you looking at deploying Windows 8 within your organization?
HiberniaEvros will be able to discuss all these technologies in much more detail with you, and perhaps assist you planning your technology roadmap and activities.