Lemonade and Hand Grenades

Posted on Apr 19, 2018

Good afternoon all! I hope you’re all enjoying the fine weather we’re having and not stressing about your work too much… After over a decade of working with SMBs and Enterprise, it no longer surprises me when MBA IT onboard a new customer, look at entitlement information from a vendor and uncover disjointed, ad-hoc purchasing practises in relation to technologies that are clearly strategic cornerstones of infrastructure. Whether its a...

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VMware on AWS - Safe Hands

Posted on Mar 12, 2018

I meet with dozens of customers every month and there are several things that ring true for most of these organisations: They are usually heavily virtualised on VMware.They remain steadfastly on-premise for most application workload.Most have implemented some form of off-the-shelf “Cloud” solution such as Office 365, Salesforce, Mimecast etc.Most organisations have some pressure from the business to increase Cloud utilisation. Despite 3), IaaS is still something that is treated...

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VMware - A Confession

Posted on Mar 7, 2018

Cast your mind back a few years…I can’t have been the only person in the IT industry to have seen VMware as a company on the ropes. The Virtualisation market they’d helped carve out was becoming commoditised; Microsoft’s Hyper-V offering was getting better and was ‘free’, whilst a shift to Cloud and to Linux - especially in the Enterprise, threatened the vSphere cash-cow further. Meanwhile…attempts to steal a slice of...

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Microsoft's recent Office 2019 announcements reveal true agenda. Are you heading down a Cloud Cul-de-sac?

Posted on Feb 13, 2018

Microsoft are heading unabated toward a destination filled with cloud services, subscription models and regular updates/reduced support life-cycle. They've asked you nicely...but increasingly, your options are limited. MBA explain in plain English why you should care.On Thursday last week, Microsoft quietly revealed (via a Technet Blog) some important changes coming with Office 2019 that will fundamentally affect your Software Lifecycle for both Desktop Operating System and Office Productivity Suite. To...

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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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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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