Monday, 9 January 2012

Medhurst Selected as one of only 12 key Hewlett Packard Wireless Partners to help grow HP UK Wireless Business

We are delighted to announce that we have been selected from hundreds of HP partners in the UK, to be one of a focused group of wireless partners specialising in education and a key partner in helping HP grow their wireless business in the UK.

This announcement follows on from Medhurst being appointed an HP Gold Registered Networking Specialist, earlier this year. The Gold specialisation was awarded to recognise the company’s specialist skills and continued success with HP networking technology.

VP of HP Networking Global, Bethany Mayer, has highlighted that her primary focus is to grow HP’s wireless business. The company has doubled its wireless R&D budget and is aiming to be market leader by 2014. As a result, HP has now created a wireless team in EMEA so customers have clear visibility of roadmaps and future feature sets to help them feel comfortable with choosing HP wireless. With the growth in wireless devices going from 300 million now to 50 billion by 2015 wireless is going to be an important factor in all markets.

Jon Howell, HP Networking – Wireless comments on the selection of Medhurst, “From the hundreds of HP partners in the UK, we have selected Medhurst to be one of 12 wireless partners specialising in education who will work with us to grow HP’s wireless business in the UK.”

Charlie Baynes, Managing Director, Medhurst adds, “We are delighted that we have been selected as one of only a few partners in the UK to be on the HP Wireless Development program. Each partner on the program offers a specialisation in an area and Medhurst has been selected for our UK education expertise and experience. We look forward to working in an ever-closer partnership with HP, helping the company to continue to deliver class-leading value to its customers.”

The HP Wireless Development program provides partners with $5000 of wireless demo kit, technical and sales training at HP’s Bracknell headquarters and ongoing marketing support.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Thank you for attending our education seminars this year and making them such a huge success!

During 2011, over a hundred schools attended our education seminars to learn more about education technology solutions and services, and to understand how Medhurst can improve their ICT functions whilst meeting ever tighter budgets.

Throughout the year, education experts from Medhurst together with technology experts from Microsoft and HP met with local schools and colleges to talk about how they can better manage their physical and virtual IT environments and how their ICT infrastructures can be improved to reduce costs and improve application availability.

We have also been delighted to hear direct from head teachers and ICT staff from a number of local schools who have talked about their experiences of using Microsoft and HP solutions to manage their physical and virtual IT environments and the benefits they have derived from the ICT apprentice scheme.

Copies of any of the presentations from this year are available direct from the Medhurst Education Team on 01489 563000 or via email on education@medhurst-it.com.

We've already started planning our 2012 events programme and the first few events are now available to book direct with the education team at Medhurst:

• 8th February 2012 at HP HQ in Bracknell
• 28th February 2012 at Microsoft, Reading Campus.

We look forward to seeing you all again next year.

Medhurst Education Team

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Medhurst's latest education seminar demonstrates strategic role of Microsoft System Center and Unified Communications in schools

Attended by IT and senior business managers from schools throughout the southeast, Medhurst’s latest education seminar held at Microsoft’s Cardinal Place, London, saw presentations from leading ICT education professionals at Microsoft, HP and Training Associates.

• Microsoft specialists gave an overview of the benefits of Microsoft System Center and how it is helping schools to manage their physical and virtual IT environments across datacenters, client computers and devices and how you can optimise your infrastructure to reduce costs, improve application availability and enhance service delivery.

• Microsoft specialists also talked about how Microsoft Lync is providing a unified communications infrastructure for instant messaging (IM), voice and video calling and Web conferencing both within the schools and organisations and externally.

• Leading Members of the HP Networking Team (HPN) presented on the latest HP wireless and technology solutions for schools.

• Jeremy Gilbert from Training Associates introduced the Government funded ICT apprentice scheme and its potential benefit for schools and colleges.

• In addition, guest speakers Lee Setford and Richard Dennett from Brookfield School provided an overview of their positive experiences of using Microsoft’s System Center to manage their physical and virtual IT environments and the benefits they have derived from the ICT apprentice scheme.

Copies of any of the above presentations are available direct from the Medhurst Education Team on 01489 563000 or via email on education@medhurst-it.com.

In the meantime, to learn more about Medhurst’s education solutions visit http://www.medhurst-it.com/education.php

Information about future education seminars will be available soon.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Invitation: Medhurst and Microsoft Education Seminar, Last call for registration

With only a few places remaining, now is your last chance to secure your place at Educational IT specialist Medhurst’s seminar at Microsoft Cardinal Place, London, focused on Microsoft System Centre and Unified Communications with Microsoft Lync.

Date: Thursday 3rd November 2011
Time: 10:00 - 15:30
Venue: Microsoft Cardinal Place, 80-100 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 5JL


Why you should attend:

- Learn how Microsoft System Center solutions help you manage your physical and virtual IT environments across datacenters, client computers, and devices and how you can optimise your infrastructure to reduce costs, improve application availability and enhance service delivery

- Understand how Unified Communications can help you to be more productive by enabling you to communicate and collaborate easily with others in different locations or time zones. Microsoft staff will be talking about how Lync provides a unified communications infrastructure for instant messaging (IM), voice and video calling and Web conferencing both within the organisation and externally.

- Members of the HP PSG Business Unit will talk about the latest HP education solutions and the current deals available for education users such as trade-ins and cash-back savings.

- Jeremy Gilbert from Training Associates will also be talking about the Government funded ICT apprentice scheme and its potential benefit for schools and colleges.

- Local schools will also be talking about their experiences of using Microsoft and HP technology solutions and how they have improved the performance and reliability of their school’s IT and communications.

- Free prize draw for HP Laptop and digital camera!

Technical staff from Medhurst, HP and Microsoft will be available during the day to answer any questions.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided free of charge for all delegates in the Microsoft hospitality suite.

To register for the event:

Places are free, but limited, so please register by contacting the Medhurst Education Team
• Via telephone on 01489 563000
• Via email at education@medhurst-it.com
• Via our website at http://www.medhurst-it.com/events.php

In the meantime, to learn more about Medhurst’s education solutions visit http://www.medhurst-it.com/education.php

We look forward to seeing you there,

Medhurst Education Team

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Medhurst achieves Gold Certification in Hosting from Microsoft Corporation in the United Kingdom

Wednesday 26th October 2011, Medhurst, a leading IT solutions company in Hampshire, announced today that it has achieved Gold Certification from Microsoft® in Hosting. To earn Gold Certification, Medhurst had to meet rigorous standards for Hosting competency, including revenue, service, support and customer satisfaction requirements set forth by Microsoft.

“This latest Gold accreditation in hosting from Microsoft, follows on from our Gold accreditation in virtualisation technologies awarded in the summer. Now with five Silver and two Gold accreditations, we believe Medhurst is one of the highest Microsoft accredited partners in the South”, said Charlie Baynes, Managing Director of Medhurst. “As well as the promise of efficiency, hosted services enable us to assume responsibility for our client’s IT, relieving the stress and costs of implementation and maintenance, without having to compromise services. We are delighted that our hosting skills and competence have been recognised with this Microsoft accreditation and look forward to working more closely with Microsoft to deliver the most relevant and competitive hosting solution to our clients.”

“Partners with Gold status in competencies represent organisations (and associated individuals) that have demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability and commitment within a targeted business solution area. Gold competencies reward this deep expertise and high commitment with benefits including tailored, competency-specific benefits based on solutions offered and core benefits such as training, channel incentives etc. In addition, Gold competencies entitle the partner to a Microsoft named contact who will support the creation of a business plan to serve customer demand and help with sales efforts. We are committed to supporting our Gold level partners by enabling them with the right set of tools, training and information that will help them delight our customers through leading edge Microsoft based solutions and services offerings that address the customer’s technology requirements”, said Janet Gibbons, director of strategy and programmes, Microsoft UK. “With a Gold competency in Hosting, Medhurst has made an investment in developing their capability to deliver an integrated and customised technology solution to support today’s customer demand.”

The Microsoft Partner Network is committed to serving the needs of Microsoft partners and helping over 160 million mutual customers worldwide realise their potential. By acquiring the Gold level in Hosting competency, Medhurst has demonstrated its ability to meet stringent technology and customer satisfaction requirements set forth by Microsoft in order to provide best in class Microsoft based solutions to our customers.

As a Microsoft Gold Competency Partner in Hosting, Medhurst has met the requirements for attaining the broadest range of expertise across multiple technologies aligned to the competency. Microsoft Gold level status provides Medhurst access to comprehensive marketing, sales, technical and support services, benefits that will enable us to serve the technology needs of joint prospective customers.

About Medhurst
Since 1986, the Medhurst name has been synonymous with making IT work for corporate businesses and the public sector, delivering cost effective and flexible IT solutions and services to meet the individual business needs of our clients.

Medhurst’s mission is simple – to take away the burden of IT management to enable its clients to focus on their core business. Medhurst provides a range of tailored services and scalable solutions, offering clients the flexibility to choose the level of support that best suits their requirements now and into the future. This includes acting as the client's outsourced IT department with full responsibility for daily support or supplementing an existing IT team to provide additional expert project delivery or guidance.

With offices in Hampshire, London, Dorset and Cheshire, Medhurst prides itself on its accountability and first-rate technology services. Further information can be found at www.medhurst-it.com

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Thursday, 6 October 2011

Microsoft Education Seminar Thursday 3rd November 2011

Microsoft and Medhurst would like to invite you to attend our next free Education Seminar focused on Microsoft System Centre and Unified Communications with Microsoft Lync.

Date: Thursday 3rd November 2011
Time: 10:00 - 15:30
Venue: Microsoft Cardinal Place, 80-100 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 5JL


Why you should attend:

- Learn how Microsoft System Center solutions help you manage your physical and virtual IT environments across datacenters, client computers, and devices and how you can optimise your infrastructure to reduce costs, improve application availability and enhance service delivery.

- Understand how Unified Communications can help you to be more productive by enabling you to communicate and collaborate easily with others in different locations or time zones. Microsoft staff will be talking about how Lync provides a unified communications infrastructure for instant messaging (IM), voice and video calling and Web conferencing both within the organisation and externally.

- Members of the HP PSG Business Unit will talk about the latest HP education solutions and the current deals available for education users such as trade-ins and cash-back savings.

- Jeremy Gilbert from Training Associates will also be talking about the Government funded ICT apprentice scheme and its potential benefit for schools and colleges.

- Local schools will also be talking about their experiences of using Microsoft and HP technology solutions and how they have improved the performance and reliability of their school's IT and communications.

- Free prize draw for HP Laptop and digital camera!

- Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided for all delegates in the Microsoft hospitality suite.

Technical staff from Medhurst, HP and Microsoft will also be available during the day to answer any questions.

As, with our previous seminar, we expect this event to be heavily oversubscribed, so please register early to avoid disappointment. To register for the event, complete the form at the top of this page or contact the Medhurst Education team on 01489 563000 or via email on education@medhurst-it.com

In the meantime, to learn more about Medhurst's education solutions visit http://www.medhurst-it.com/education.php

We look forward to seeing you there,

Medhurst Education Team

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Medhurst opens new offices in London and Wimborne, Dorset

To support its continued growth, Medhurst has expanded its regional sales presence with the opening of new offices in London and Wimborne, Dorset. The new offices will deliver Medhurst’s cost effective and flexible IT solutions and services to clients in the London and Dorset areas.

James Russell is heading up Medhurst London and Nick Fincham takes the helm at Medhurst Communications (Dorset). James brings 10 years educational IT experience, most recently working as a network administrator for Espresso Education. Previous to that he worked on the technical support team for Surrey Schools Support Service (4S).

Nick has over 30 years experience in the IT industry, with positions ranging from field sales to sales director. Nick is extremely well known within the Dorset business community and will bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and most important of all, knowing what Dorset businesses expect from their IT providers. Most recently, Nick headed up the sales team at Innovate for four and a half years.

Charlie Baynes, Managing Director at Medhurst comments, “The new offices underline our commitment to providing our clients with local responsive IT support. Our mission remains the same, to take away the burden of IT management to enable our clients to focus on their core business. Both Nick and James will be great assets to the growing Medhurst team.”