Oblong Industries and MBA IT Partner to Bring a Brilliant and Visually Immersive Meeting Environment to UK and EU Clients

Posted on Jul 18, 2017

London, 12 July 2017 - Oblong Industries, Inc., the pioneer of interactive spatial computing environments for the new era of collaborative work, has announced a partnership with MBA IT, an established IT solutions and services provider to bring the Mezzanine platform for immersive visual collaboration to enterprise customers in the UK and Europe. The partnership will combine Oblong’s ground-breaking technology for immersive environments and MBA IT’s expertise as a technical...

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VMWare Licensing Explained

Posted on May 19, 2017

Understanding the VPP, EPP, and ELA agreements Changes in technology contribute heavily to the complexity of licensing. Choosing between licensing options can be tricky as we are rarely exposed to the full set of options without investing some time in further research ourselves. With VMWare the options have been significantly simplified for end-user convenience but still present some challenges when making a choice. VMWare deliver 3 core licensing programmes: 1....

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Top 5 tech events to attend this summer

Posted on Jul 12, 2016

Summer’s officially arrived this week! Here at MBA the two rays of sunshine we’ve seen this week inspired us to put together a list with our recommendations for the top 5 tech events to attend this London. We are going to all, let us know if you want to tag along! July First up and quickly approaching we have the AWS Summit. A must if cloud migration is something you...

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MBA IT Awarded Sophos New UK Partner of the Year at 2016 EMEA Partner Conference

Posted on Jul 12, 2016

MBA IT has won the award for New Sophos Partner of the Year for the UK at the 2016 EMEA Sophos Discover Partner Conference in Cannes, France. The conference, held at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrés de Cannes 19-20 April, is designed to celebrate the successes of Sophos partners throughout EMEA and to help them to take advantage of the latest business opportunities within the fast-moving IT security...

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MBA IT becomes an AWS Consulting Partner and AWS Channel Reseller

Posted on Jul 12, 2016

MBA IT have joined a truly exclusive club, attaining both AWS Consulting Partner and AWS Channel Reseller status (a recognition of our in-house Pre-Sales, Architecting and Migration competency). We are the first London-based reseller not ‘born in the cloud’ to have attained this status, and we are very proud of having had the strategic vision to add such an exciting vendor to our portfolio. Why Amazon? Cloud IaaS is no...

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5 warning signs your outsourced IT partner isn't fit for the job

Posted on Jul 12, 2016

Last time we looked at a checklist for finding your perfect IT support partner. We listed all the key things that separate the good from the great to help match you with your perfect outsourced IT partner. But what are the signs of a bad partner? What should you be on the lookout for, if only to dodge like the plague? And how do you know if your current IT...

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IT matchmaking: how to choose the right IT support partner for your business

Posted on Jul 12, 2016

Finding the perfect IT support partner is sort of like finding a romantic partner. When it all goes right you have someone in who fulfils your needs and fits perfectly into your life. When it all goes wrong you can end up with someone who isn’t a great match, leeches money from your pocket, and starts dating your best mate (alright, maybe they’re not exactly alike). But strategically using outsourced...

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The real competitive advantage: how to gain an edge with outsourced IT

Posted on Jul 12, 2016

By strategically investing in outsourced IT support, businesses are both saving money and freeing up time internally. These efficiency gains are great, but they might not be what gives you the competitive edge over your competition. Here are 5 other unforeseen advantages you gain with outsourced IT support: 1) More time to spend on innovationWhy do customers come to you and not your competition? In most cases it is down...

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Are you outsourcing your IT? Here are six compelling reasons you should

Posted on Jul 12, 2016

Having an in-house IT support team might feel like a good security blanket, but for most businesses it is a relic of a bygone era. Outsourcing your IT support benefits your bottom line and allows your business to concentrate on innovation and growth. But you’re a savvy professional. You’re not going to change the way your business operates without some compelling reasons. So, here are six… 1) Controlled, predictable costsIn...

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IT has moved on - has your business? Welcome to a new era of IT support

Posted on Jul 12, 2016

The world is more connected and mobile than ever before. To take advantage of these changes and to get ahead of your competition, your IT network needs to be more flexible, more secure and always available. Yet, a huge majority (90%) of businesses said that they lose access to critical systems on a regular basis. Systems like mail servers, back-end systems, and file servers are all liable to cause issues,...

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You're spending more than you need to with in-house IT support

Posted on Jul 12, 2016

11,500 an hour. That’s how much downtime costs for 80% of small and medium-sized businesses. For the other 20%, it is even worse: at least £58,400 an hour lost due to downtime. Thank goodness for IT support then…But is it actually saving you money overall? In the most successful companies, IT adds to the bottom line, it doesn’t steal from it. Yet for many businesses, spiralling IT support costs eat...

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