iCritical named Security Service Provider of the Year

BlueCoffee Networks in-the-cloud email and web security partner, iCritical, have been named Computing Security’s Security Service Provider of the Year for the second year running.

At a glitzy award ceremony held in Hotel Russell, London, iCritical beat the competition (including IT giant IBM) to win the prestigious award. The awards were presented by comedian Patrick Monahan, and former cricket captain and presenter, Chris Cowdrey and iCritical’s was accepted by 4 members of the technical team – Darren Middleton, Damien Robinson, Will Stezenko and Rob Rettinger.

Commenting on the win, Chris Gee, iCritical’s Managing Director said:

“We were thrilled to win this award in 2012 and when we found out we were a finalist in the same category this year we wanted to do everything we could to win it for the second time. As one of the few awards that are voted for by IT users winning one really means a lot to us. We were up against some tough competition this year and we’re delighted that our customers and resellers believe in our service delivery enough to vote for us for the second year running. We want to thank everyone who gave us their vote!”

In addition to becoming the 2013 Security Service Provider of the Year, iCritical also came runner up in the Cloud Security Solution of the Year and Messaging Security Solution of the Year categories for its flagship email security solution, mailCritical.

Next month iCritical will compete against others in the industry to win a CRN Channel Award.

To find out more about iCritical’s cloud security services and how they could benefit your business, contact our sales team on 0845 095 7000.

The Golden Triangle Networking Group Sees Record Attendance

The Golden Triangle Networking Group saw attendance of over 40 local business people this morning, proving just how popular the group has become since it’s creation in 2010.

The group was set up by one of our directors, Simon Kelf, to promote our IT Solutions and to meet and build relationships with other local businesses within the Cheshire area. The group meets fortnightly at a cafe on Wilmslow high street.

If you are interested in joining, please contact the group on Linkedin here.



Industry News: VMware Leads Industry in Support for the Mobile Workforce with New Capabilities Across Its End-User Computing Portfolio

VMware, the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, has introduced new product offerings and capabilities across its end-user computing product portfolio to broaden support for the mobile workforce at VMworld® 2013 Europe.

Focussing on lowering cost, simplifying management and enhancing performance to help organizations and the industry advance workforce mobility, VMware is the only company that offers customers an end-to-end virtualization solution for the mobile and social cloud era.

“The innovations we are introducing around cost, management and performance of our products make a compelling case to companies searching for a modern approach to supporting their mobile workforces,” said Sanjay Poonen, executive vice president and general manager, End-User Computing, VMware. “We believe customers get the best technology, practical innovations, superior customer support and the most value from VMware compared to our competitors.”

VMware Horizon TMSuite is an integrated platform that supports the mobile workforce by connecting end-users to their data, applications and desktops using any device whilst maintaining IT security and control. It brings together Horizon View TM, Horizon Mirage TM and Horizon Workspace TM to create a single, unified solution designed to transform technology silos into centralized IT services that can be easily provisioned, managed and delivered to end-users.

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BlueCoffee Networks achieve VMware Enterprise Solutions Partner status

BlueCoffee Networks are proud to now be a VMware Enterprise Solutions Partner.

Not only does the accreditation strengthen our own relationship with VMware, it also  provides many benefits to our customers utilising their products.

Key benefits include:

•    Licensing experts to provide the most competitive offer
We can now offer the best possible pricing for VMware solutions to our customers.

•    Capacity Planning tools
Any upcoming projects can benefit from VMware’s capacity planning tools

•    Expertly trained engineers
Our engineers have been trained up to the highest standard on VMware’s products.

BlueCoffee Networks see this achievement as a stepping stone to providing the highest levels of service to our customers. The accreditation is one of many we have achieved this year including HP Gold Partner and Veeam Gold Partner status.

To find out more, contact your account manager or a member of our sales team on 0845 095 7000.