Welcome!

News Feed Item

Dobbies Plant Seeds Of Change With New Network From Easynet Global Services

LONDON, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --



In today's challenging retail environment, combining an almost 150-year heritage with an ability to embrace technology is an enviable achievement, but Dobbies has done exactly that. One of the UK's largest garden centre retailers, Dobbies has grown from strength to strength with 34 stores and a digital presence. Now it has signed a contract with Easynet Global Services for a new resilient network which will provide a platform for its retail operations and support its strategic growth plans.

For the retailer shifting vast amounts of data each day both in store and online, network resilience is everything. A network outage is simply not an option, at peak times in particular, when EPOS and authorisation systems need to share information rapidly.  With this in mind, Easynet spent time getting to know and understand Dobbies' entire organisation, its strategy, objectives and future plans.

David Gammie, Director of IT for Dobbies Garden Centres Ltd said, "We're in a really exciting place at the moment, with a strong customer offer that we want to build on. A robust and reliable IT platform will help us to continue to deliver a great customer experience, and drive forward our growth plans. Easynet has taken time to get to know our organisation, and demonstrated a thorough understanding of our industry."

Adrian Thirkill, UK MD for Easynet Global Services said, "It's fantastic to see a stalwart of Great Britain's retail industry truly embrace IT.  Dobbies has been operating for the best part of a century and a half, and its new robust IT infrastructure really is a springboard for growth".  

Notes to Editors

About  Easynet  Global  Services

Easynet  Global  Services is a global managed service provider, and the largest independent network and hosting integrator in Europe. It has 20 years' experience in delivering managed services to national and multinational businesses. With customers, employees and offices across the world, it combines global reach with local expertise, providing a universal product portfolio and a consistent, personalised experience wherever its customers are in the world.

Having successful track records in both the telecoms and IT services industries, Easynet Global Services offers customers a single point of contact for their IT requirements with a portfolio of products which includes public and private cloud, hosting, application performance management, networking, voice and unified communications services.  

Customers include EDF, Sage, Yakult, Transport for London, Bernard Matthews, Anglian Water, Bridgestone, Q Park and Campofrio Food Group.

Easynet Global Services' dedication to providing service excellence has been recognised in several major industry awards, including European Service Provider of the Year 2013.

Easynet Global Services forms part of the Easynet Group created by the acquisition of Easynet by MDNX in December 2013. The Group brings together the innovative product portfolios and shared customer service commitments of both Easynet and MDNX. The Group is clearly structured to deliver a portfolio of IT services which will help customers drive growth and profitability, and gain a competitive edge in their markets. Easynet and MDNX are passionate about serving the needs of their customers, and this service ethos runs throughout the new organisation.

For more information visit http://www.easynet.com

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
"MobiDev is a software development company and we do complex, custom software development for everybody from entrepreneurs to large enterprises," explained Alan Winters, U.S. Head of Business Development at MobiDev, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Agile has finally jumped the technology shark, expanding outside the software world. Enterprises are now increasingly adopting Agile practices across their organizations in order to successfully navigate the disruptive waters that threaten to drown them. In our quest for establishing change as a core competency in our organizations, this business-centric notion of Agile is an essential component of Agile Digital Transformation. In the years since the publication of the Agile Manifesto, the conn...
"We work around really protecting the confidentiality of information, and by doing so we've developed implementations of encryption through a patented process that is known as superencipherment," explained Richard Blech, CEO of Secure Channels Inc., in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Major trends and emerging technologies – from virtual reality and IoT, to Big Data and algorithms – are helping organizations innovate in the digital era. However, to create real business value, IT must think beyond the ‘what’ of digital transformation to the ‘how’ to harness emerging trends, innovation and disruption. Architecture is the key that underpins and ties all these efforts together. In the digital age, it’s important to invest in architecture, extend the enterprise footprint to the cl...
Leading companies, from the Global Fortune 500 to the smallest companies, are adopting hybrid cloud as the path to business advantage. Hybrid cloud depends on cloud services and on-premises infrastructure working in unison. Successful implementations require new levels of data mobility, enabled by an automated and seamless flow across on-premises and cloud resources. In his general session at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Tevis, an IBM Storage Software Technical Strategist and Customer Solution Architec...
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, a director and senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, discussed the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
"We were founded in 2003 and the way we were founded was about good backup and good disaster recovery for our clients, and for the last 20 years we've been pretty consistent with that," noted Marc Malafronte, Territory Manager at StorageCraft, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Effectively SMBs and government programs must address compounded regulatory compliance requirements. The most recent are Controlled Unclassified Information and the EU's GDPR have Board Level implications. Managing sensitive data protection will likely result in acquisition criteria, demonstration requests and new requirements. Developers, as part of the pre-planning process and the associated supply chain, could benefit from updating their code libraries and design by incorporating changes. In...
Two weeks ago (November 3-5), I attended the Cloud Expo Silicon Valley as a speaker, where I presented on the security and privacy due diligence requirements for cloud solutions. Cloud security is a topical issue for every CIO, CISO, and technology buyer. Decision-makers are always looking for insights on how to mitigate the security risks of implementing and using cloud solutions. Based on the presentation topics covered at the conference, as well as the general discussions heard between sessio...
IoT is rapidly becoming mainstream as more and more investments are made into the platforms and technology. As this movement continues to expand and gain momentum it creates a massive wall of noise that can be difficult to sift through. Unfortunately, this inevitably makes IoT less approachable for people to get started with and can hamper efforts to integrate this key technology into your own portfolio. There are so many connected products already in place today with many hundreds more on the h...
Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk, is an accomplished digital business executive with extensive global expertise as a strategist, technologist, innovator, marketer, and communicator. For over 30 years across five continents, he has built success with Fortune 500 corporations, vendors, governments, and as a leading research analyst and consultant.
No hype cycles or predictions of zillions of things here. IoT is big. You get it. You know your business and have great ideas for a business transformation strategy. What comes next? Time to make it happen. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jay Mason, Associate Partner at M&S Consulting, presented a step-by-step plan to develop your technology implementation strategy. He discussed the evaluation of communication standards and IoT messaging protocols, data analytics considerations, edge-to-cloud tec...
Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more business becomes digital the more stakeholders are interested in this data including how it relates to business. Some of these people have never used a monitoring tool before. They have a question on their mind like “How is my application doing” but no id...
Announcing Poland #DigitalTransformation Pavilion
Digital Transformation is much more than a buzzword. The radical shift to digital mechanisms for almost every process is evident across all industries and verticals. This is often especially true in financial services, where the legacy environment is many times unable to keep up with the rapidly shifting demands of the consumer. The constant pressure to provide complete, omnichannel delivery of customer-facing solutions to meet both regulatory and customer demands is putting enormous pressure on...