BlueCoffee Networks support EAM Care Group’s Beer & Bus Run fundraiser

BlueCoffee Networks are proud to be supporting EAM Care Group in hosting their first ‘Beer and Bus’ run.

A fun day for all is expected, taking in real ale pubs in and between Warrington, Lymm and Altrincham which also offer very nice food and, depending on the weather, some lovely beer gardens! Departures will start at mid-day from Warrington and Altrincham, allowing you to take in the North Cheshire scenery. The event is open to all. A number of competitions and a raffle will be held on the day. Final departure will be 19.00.

It is being run to raise funds for EAM Lodge to enable it to purchase a mobile sensory experience unit.

It’s just £3 for a programme and timetable and EAM are providing a free to ride ‘hop on hop off’ bus service, with you choosing how long you stay in each pub/ location. Just follow the timetable! The buses are being kindly provided by Wigan Transport Trust. For transport enthusiasts this will give you the opportunity to ride a Leyland Atlantean and a Scania L113CRL, subject to availability on some interesting roads within rural North Cheshire.
Take this opportunity to sample CAMRA’s Supreme Champion Winter Beer of Britain 2014.

To find out more about EAM Care Group click here.

We’re looking for a 3rd Line Engineer!

BlueCoffee Networks, a leading IT solutions provider, are looking for a 3rd Line Engineer to join their team.

The candidate must have strong VMware, Citrix & SAN skills and be a good communicator. You should possess 4 years+ experience of implementing / supporting MS Server based solutions with knowledge of virtualisation VMWare and ideally MS Exchange, MS SQL and experience of Citrix. Accreditations such as VCP,MCSE/MCSA, and Citrix CCA/CCP are desirable.

The role will be involved in supporting and installing technical infrastructure projects centred on the above technologies to SME clients predominantly in the North West of England but also around the UK. Experienced in implementing infrastructure solutions (ideally to external clients) the 3rd Line Engineer will possess first class communication skills, a positive and professional work manner, the ability to work individually or in a team, and a flexible “can do” attitude. We possess industry accreditations inc being a Veeam Gold Partner, HP Gold Specialist, VMware Enterprise Partner and an excellent working environment. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a thriving and progressive company where you will actively encouraged to pursue additional technical accreditations. Salary is negotiable and dependent on experience- £25,000 – £40,000.

To apply, please email to: careers@bcn.co.uk (no agencies please)

Senior Network Engineer Required!

Due to recent expansion, BlueCoffee Networks are looking for a skilled senior network engineer to add to its technical team.

The new team member will act as a field engineer to design and implement new LAN and WAN’s. To provide support for our clients distributed around the UK as well as our hosted infrastructure. They will be expected to undertake regular on-site work ranging from network troubleshooting to new server installations/migrations.

Applicants must have a professional telephone manner and be confident in a customer facing environment. They must exhibit extensive technical knowledge, and be able to take total ownership of their set tasks.

As part of an agile team the new employee will need to be highly adaptable and look to positively influence the collaborative process in the office.

Essential Skills:
• Network management: DHCP, DNS, IPv4 Routing, VLAN
• Active Directory and Group Policy
• Highly proficient in Exchange 2010/2013
• Demonstratable experience in virtualization.
• SQL installation and backup/restoration
• Citrix XenApp experience
• Experience with Storage Area Networks

Having experience with VMWare and Veeam is a must.

Applicants must have at least 3 years experience working for an IT reseller or Systems Integrator.

To apply please send your CV to jobs@bcn.co.uk. (No agencies please)

Wilmslow Squash reach top of the league!

BlueCoffee Networks are continuously looking to support the local community and one of the ways we give back is by sponsoring the “Wilmslow Squash” team since 2010.

Back then, the team were struggling but have gone from strength to strength and we are now very proud that they are top of the North West Counties Squash League!

 

BlueCoffee Networks Host Nimble Storage Seminars

 

Demands for better storage performance, scalability, data protection, and simplicity continue to grow in today’s datacenter. The rapid adoption of virtualization and server consolidation has further compounded the need for network storage that can keep up with these demands.

BlueCoffee Networks’ premium partner, Nimble Storage makes it possible for IT to tackle them all head on. Nimble Storage designed its Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout (CASL TM) architecture to help large and small IT organizations address their storage challenges. As the industry’s first flash-optimized storage architecture designed from the ground up, CASL effectively combines the performance of flash for reads with a unique data layout optimized for writes. The result is high-performance, efficient storage. To download the datasheet click here.

We are hosting seminars to demonstrate how these storage solutions could benefit your business. To book your place on one of the below seminars, please call us on 0845 095 7000 or email sales@bcn.co.uk.

Forthcoming Seminar Dates 2014
Thursday 23rd January
Thursday 20th March

Seminar Times
10.00 am – 12.00 noon (followed by lunch)

Seminar Location
BlueCoffee Networks Limited
No. 6, Unit L3
Oak Green Business Park
Earl Road
Cheadle Hulme
Cheshire
SK8 6QL

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.

 

 

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.