Alysha Moore shortlisted as Sales Employee of the Year!

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The whole team at ComputerWorld are very excited and incredibly proud of our colleague, Alysha Moore as she has been shortlisted in the CRN Women in Channel Awards as the Sales Employee of the Year!

Alysha joined us just over 6 years ago as an admin apprentice. Over the 6 years, Alysha has given nothing but dedication and commitment and we have seen her progress as one of our fantastic account managers.

This is a great achievement and well deserved recognition for all her hard work and we hope you will join us in congratulating Alysha and wishing her luck for the finalist announcement in October!

See the full shortlist and article here.

Can you sponsor our one-month 3,500km bike ride in support of a local mental health charity?

Over the next month, from Monday 15 April to Friday 17 May, the ComputerWorld team will be emulating one of the toughest challenges in the world of sport. Manning two exercise bikes, we will be collectively cycling the distance of the Tour de France – 3,500km. That may be about a week longer than the pros, but hey, they are not simultaneously managing major IT systems and we are not full-time athletes.

 Tour de ComputerWorld – In support of Bristol Mind

We are attempting this feat to raise money for Bristol Mind. This is a local charity which acts as a mental health resource for people in Bristol and the surrounding areas. They encourage wellbeing and recovery; offer a wide range of advocacy services; deliver training courses; run a confidential helpline; and promote recovery through volunteering.

We recognise that mental health and wellbeing is a widely misunderstood topic, complicated by, and burdened with, the stigma that is attached to it. Just as with physical health, we are all capable of having good and bad mental health and fluctuations along the way.

Removing the stigma which surrounds mental health

At ComputerWorld, we are working tirelessly to remove the stigma surrounding mental health and promote well-being within our company. For instance, earlier in 2019, we sent five volunteers to take part in mental health first aid training. These team members now act as mental health champions within our organisation. Selecting Bristol Mind as our charity partner reinforces our desire to show our employees that we take mental well-being at work seriously.

Please sponsor us to help us reach our goal of £1,000

We want to help get the message out beyond ComputerWorld though, and assist a charity which provides vital support in our region. Can you spare a little time to read our Just Giving story and a little money to help us reach our goal of £1,000?

Whatever we raise through sponsorship, ComputerWorld will match. So we are hoping to pass on as generous a sum as possible to Bristol Mind. Why not sponsor us today?

ComputerWorld delighted to welcome innovative technology firm Symec as a client

  • Rapidly-growing Symec choose to consolidate IT support supply chain in one contract with ComputerWorld.

  • ComputerWorld will support Symec’s leadership team with strategic advice linking technology to their business objectives.

  • Bristol success story Symec will immediately free up 50% of their workload in critical system IT support.


In March 2019 we are delighted to welcome Symec to the ComputerWorld client base on an all-inclusive third and fourth line managed support contract.

Symec are a real Bristol success story. Based in Emersons Green, the company specialises in the provision of mobile technology for enterprise customers, implementing tailored solutions that combine hardware, software and connectivity.

Working closely with a number of leading manufacturers, Symec is able to supply an extensive range of both new and refurbished products including smartphones, rugged PDAs, tablets and printers. Currently, Symec manage more than 130,000 mobile devices and around 7,000 active connections. These devices and connections are supported by a range of innovative, in-house software products that allow for greater visibility and security, enabling clients to maximize productivity and harness data analytics to improve efficiencies.

When business growth leaves IT infrastructure behind

When it came to their IT support, Symec had become a victim of their own success. Rapid growth had led to a myriad of support contracts from different suppliers. It quickly became clear to the leadership team that a more strategic approach was required.

Last year, on its growth journey, Symec went through a management buyout. The new team identified the inefficiencies in the way they managed their IT infrastructure. These included:

  • The time it took to match the right supplier to each problem

  • The distractions the team experienced when staff were pulled into fixing IT issues

  • The risks of not keeping on top of proactive patching and updating of systems

They prioritised finding a better solution.

ComputerWorld’s solution for Symec

The all-inclusive third and fourth line managed support contract immediately takes away about 50% of Symec’s critical system IT support workload. This frees up their internal resource to focus on first and second line user issues, and to get on with their day jobs.

Our expertise also sees us monitoring critical systems with automatic escalation for outer threshold alerts. And we have designed a managed service for updating and patching systems to control the security risks.

But most importantly, our technical architects will host technology strategy meetings with Symec’s leadership team to link technology with their business objectives. These are outcome-based engagements. So rather than just quoting for technology, we are exploring what the outcomes of technological implementation would be, and how it would benefit Symec.

Describing the new contract, ComputerWorld managing director John Armstrong said:

“We are delighted to be able to serve yet another innovative, growing business in the Bristol area. We are looking forward to helping Symec achieve further success with a tailored IT support service that meets both their strategic and operational demands.”

Andrew Nicholson, Operations Director of Symec commented:

“Our team at Symec are excited to be working with ComputerWorld to bring a joined-up approach to our IT support. We see their strategic input as a valuable part of our growth plans, ensuring we have the technological infrastructure to meet our goals. Knowing that we are adopting best practices with IT security will help us expand with confidence and make an ever-bigger impact in our market.”

About ComputerWorld

ComputerWorld is one of the most established specialist IT support firms in the UK, with nearly three decades of experience. We are based near Bristol and through our strategic and operational IT support help medium-sized organisations with 200+ employees.


For further information about this story or our services, please contact our Sales Director, Steve Donne on or 01454 338 336.

ComputerWorld implements a programme to improve employee well-being


Earlier this year, ComputerWorld sent five volunteers to take part in mental health first aid training. It was provided by St John Ambulance and adhered to the MHFA (Mental Health First Aid) syllabus.

We are now happy to announce that Sarah Baird, Steven Edwards, Megan Warren, Adam Gleeson and Barry Coombs are acting as our mental health champions within ComputerWorld. They are working together to support their colleagues within Computerworld. They are a resource to reach out too, whenever needed.

Well-being at ComputerWorld


Following the course, our mental health champions have come together to create a well-being team for ComputerWorld. Their aim is to promote proactive steps we can all take to look after our mental health, as well as helping to remove the stigma surrounding mental health issues.

Our well-being team have begun to set up a quiet zone within the office and are implementing a well-being programme for everyone in the business. By joining, staff will improve their wellness, nutrition and knowledge around mental health.

ComputerWorld is committed to treating the well-being of its employees with the upmost importance. We believe that the measures outlined above are just the first step in ensuring that, as a business and as individuals, we are looking after ourselves and those around us. 

NEWSFLASH: ComputerWorld has three vExpert employees for 2019

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ComputerWorld are extremely proud to announce that three of our employees have been recognised as VMware vExperts for 2019.

The VMware vExpert initiative is VMware's global evangelism and advocacy programme.

Barry Coombs, Megan Warren and Ben Evans are our in-house VMware vExperts. Already holding vExpert status, they are re-awarded this mantle for 2019 due to their significant contributions to the community. This comes through regular blogging, speaking at events and on social media.

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Barry Coombs


Megan Warren     @BizTechMeg

Megan Warren


Ben Evans     @Benevans101

Ben Evans


Congratulations to the other people around the globe who have been awarded this prestigious vExpert status in 2019. Thank you for your ongoing contributions to the VMware community.

To see a full list of all the 2019 vExperts, click here.

ComputerWorld achieve ISO 27001

ComputerWorld achieve ISO 27001

ComputerWorld are incredibly proud to have achieved the ISO 27001 certification. This International Standard has been prepared to provide requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an information security management system.

Management Team Completes Buy Out Of ComputerWorld Holdings Limited

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The Management Team of ComputerWorld Holdings Limited, led by Managing Director John Armstrong, has completed a management buy-out.

ComputerWorld is a managed services provider and value-added reseller delivering expert-led business IT solutions, consultancy and training services typically within a managed support wrapper.  The business specialises in Infrastructure Modernisation, Workspace Transformation and Security Solutions and partners with Dell EMC, VMware and Microsoft amongst others.

ComputerWorld had a turnover of £14.5 million in 2017 and is headquartered in Bristol.  It also has an office in Cardiff and employs 42 people.

The management team, comprising John Armstrong, Barry Coombs, David Wynn and Jonathon Pine, has led the company for over ten years and the buy-out is the result of a long-term succession strategy.  The vendor, Mrs Emma de Haes-White and Chairman John Hollingdale will retain an involvement in the business.

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John Armstrong commented, ”the team is very proud and honoured to have successfully completed the MBO.  We are delighted to have retained the involvement of all previous stakeholders whilst giving a new ownership structure that will enable the management team to deliver the strategic plan for the business over the coming years. Computerworld is committed to providing a premium service and the MBO will enable this focus to continue and for us to build on our range of services which we see as a real plus for our customers“.

Gambit Corporate Finance LLP has acted as lead advisors on the transaction.   Gambit’s team was led by Geraint Rowe and Tim Brotherton.  Legal advice to the MBO team was provided by Acuity Legal, led by Stephen Berry and Tom Saunderson and legal advice to the Vendors was provided by Bruce Roxburgh and Philip Edmunds of Roxburgh Milkins.

Tim Brotherton of Gambit Corporate Finance commented, “The management team has guided the company through a successful growth period in recent years with the company building a reputation for its quality of service and expertise in specialist areas. The buy-out will enable the management team to continue to ensure that the company provides its customers with the level of service and in-depth knowledge that they have experienced to date”.

Announcing a new partnership with PhishMe


Phishing is one of the greatest threats to your organisation because it targets everyone – from the receptionist to the CEO. That’s why IT security teams need holistic phishing defense solutions that provide detection and protection from the Inbox to the SOC.

Computer World has teamed up with PhishMe, the leading provider of human focused phishing defense solutions, to help organisations combat and successfully stop dangerous threats by:

Preparing employees to be more resilient and vigilant against targeted cyber attacks

Empowering employees to easily report suspicious emails to the internal security teams in a timely manner

Providing incident responders with the ability to effectively prioritize, analyse, and act on suspect email reports detected by employees

Providing human-vetted phishing threat intelligence to quickly verify and validate reported threats for faster incident response

Here at ComputerWorld we are using the PhishMe product internally to educate our own team about the risk that faces them through Phishing attacks. The product and just-in-time training also teaches the users how to spot an attack before it is too late and since using the product internally, our team are much more alert and cautious when receiving emails or messages. 

ComputerWorld partner with Netwrix


With requirements to combat Ransomware and Malicious Insiders increasing and the need to meet the ever growing list of compliance needs becoming more critical than ever before, Computerworld are pleased to announce our Partnership with Netwrix.

Netwrix are a leading provider of change auditing software for security, compliance and operations across the entire IT infrastructure and focus exclusively on providing complete visibility for data security and risk mitigation in hybrid IT environments. 

Netwrix Auditor enables control over changes, configurations and access in hybrid IT environments to protect data regardless of its location. The platform provides security analytics to detect anomalies in user behavior and investigate threat patterns before a data breach occurs.

The platform allows you to:

  • Gain complete visability and control over what's going on in your hybrid IT environment
  • Prove security controls are in place with hard data
  • Get easy access to compliance reports
  • Reports for GDPR, CJIS and more
  • Keep a complete audit trail archived for more than 10 years
  • Role-based Access Control
  • Alerts on Threat Patterns
  • Add-on for Cisco

Netwrix Auditor offer the broadest coverage of supported systems - whether on-premises or cloud based.

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The short video below provides a great overview of the solution.


We can offer a 20 day FREE TRIAL of the Netwrix Auditor platform. If you could like to claim the trial, complete the form below...

ComputerWorld Owner launches new website in memory of late husband

Emma Osborne, ComputerWorld owner, co-founded a charity called 'The Transplant Association' in 2015 with Kevin Mashford as they were both personally affected by organ transplantation. Emma, who tragically lost her husband Jonathan to Pulmonary Fibrosis, was afforded some more time with her late husband, Jon Osborne, thanks to a lung transplant. ComputerWorld are a proud and humble partner of The Transplant Association with the charity close to our hearts in memory of our late Managing Director, Jon Osborne. 

The Transplant Association has launched a brand new website. The charity, that among other activities provides counselling courses for nursing staff working within transplant departments, has created the website to offer an informative online destination for transplant patients, and their friends and family. Filled with helpful information relating to all matters of the transplant process and also serves to raise awareness of the importance of donor register, and why people should sign up for it.

Emma Osborne, co-founder of The Transplant Association, has said “The charity has only existed for a couple of years now, and getting this website up has been a long process. But, I am confident it will provide an informative resource for everyone who has been affected, in some way, by the transplant process.” She also added “Speaking from personal experience, I know just how tumultuous the transplantation process can be to the lives of all those affected. I hope this website can in someway help”

Emma states “The words ‘roller coaster of a ride’ are words you will hear time and time again if
listed for transplant. I wanted to use all of my experiences and turn a sad outcome into something positive for other people going through a similar journey to me and my family.”

Kevin, was born with an extremely rare condition Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the
Greater Arteries (CCTGA). Despite countless operations to rectify his problems in early life, it
became clear his only chance was a heart transplant. After sitting on the waiting list for a period of time, Kevin successfully received a new heart. Since then, Kevin has gone on to cycle a series of fundraising journeys, including a 342 mile cycle from Bristol to Newcastle in memory or his donor, John, who died in a cycling accident.

ComputerWorld named one of the 1000 companies to inspire Britain for the second year running!


For the second year running, ComputerWorld has been recognised in the London Stock Exchange's prestigious '1000 Companies to Inspire Britain' report. With under 100 of these companies being within the IT industry, it is a great accolade for the company. 

The report is a celebration of the UK's fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses.  In order to be included in the list, companies have to show consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years, and significantly outperform their industry peers. 

Over the past year the technology industry has been through a mass shift and is continuing to change. As such, ComputerWorld have had to adapt their strategy and vision to remain current. 

Therefore over the twelve months ComputerWorld have held four customer facing events where they bring some of the biggest names in UK technology to Bristol and surrounding areas to tell the audience what is changing within the industry and how technology can help their business adapt to these changes. The ComputerWorld team have also been recognised over the past year by the industry and partners by being nominated and winning some prestigious awards: 

  • Winner Best Online Marketing Innovation/ website, CRN Sales & Marketing Award for Define Tomorrow
  • Winner Marketing Campaign Of The Year, Bristol Post Business Awards for Define Tomorrow
  • Runner up VMware Specialist Partner of the Year for our work with desktop virtualisation
  • Runner up Reseller Of The Year, CRN Awards

Andy Holmes ComputerWorld's Finance Director, said: "The whole team at ComputerWorld are extremely proud to have been named as one of the inspiring companies in Britain for the second year running. With all the change that we have made to stay current within the industry, it is great recognition of the hard work our team put in over the past year". 


ComputerWorld nominated for their first award of 2017

After an extremely successful year in 2016, winning two industry awards and being listed as one of one of the ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ by the London Stock Exchange. ComputerWorld has started 2017 with a bang by being shortlisted for the PCR Awards, which seek to celebrate excellence within the PC and tech industry.

ComputerWorld have been shortlisted for the Corporate Value Added Reseller award, against four other finalists.

PCR delivers priceless trade information for both the home and business computing sector. With their highly regarded industry publication and trade specific website being considered by many as authorities on the subject.

ComputerWorld Director, Barry Coombs commented on the nominations stating ‘Everyone at ComputerWorld is thrilled to have been nominated for an award so early in the year. We set the bar high last year and we are excited to see what the next 12 months has in store for us and the technology industry’.

The PCR Awards winners will be announced at The Brewery, in London. On Wednesday the 8th of March 2017 at a special event hosted by Jo Caulfield, which will boast a brilliant mix of networking, partying and of course recognising the achievements within the UK tech industry. 

ComputerWorld owner raises £10,000 in memory of late husband

“A touching memoriam to a courageous man” is how Dr Gerard Meachery, Consultant in Respiratory Medicine in the Freeman Hospital’s cardiothoracic unit, described a donation made by Emma Osborne in November. 

The donation of £10,000 to the Newcastle Hospitals NHS Charity, along with funds from the Freeman Heart & Lung Transplant Association and support from the Trust’s Estates Department, has enabled the refurbishment of the visitor’s room on Ward 21, the adult cardiothoracic critical care unit which specialises in the care of patients following complex heart and lung surgeries. The refurbishment includes a new kitchen, modern, comfortable furniture, dining table and chairs and a specially commissioned piece of artwork by Emma’s sister Victoria Curling-Eriksson from her studio in Sweden.  

Jonathan Osborne was diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis at the age of 40 but managed to continue leading an active life in the early years of his diagnosis. In August 2013, after 9 weeks on a priority list, Jon was air-lifted to Newcastle from his home near Bristol and received successful lung transplant surgery at the Freeman. He managed to regain a better quality of life and spent valuable time with his friends and family following surgery.  However, a year to the day of his transplant, Jon became ill with pneumonia and further complications with his heart and kidneys and had to undergo more, very complex surgery back at the Freeman. He sadly lost his courageous battle after a week in ITU at the age of only 47.  

Emma spoke movingly about Jonathan who was described as “a keen sportsman, successful businessman and devoted father and husband who had a cheery smile and sense of humour.”  She explained how she had spent many hours in the Ward 21 visitor’s room when Jon was really poorly:

“I realised that everyone using that room was undergoing the same traumatic experience as me and after Jon died, I wanted to make a personal gesture of goodwill to say thank you to the Freeman for giving us an extra year with him. Improving the facilities for others going through a similarly traumatic time seemed appropriate and I’m so happy to see how much brighter and more comfortable the visitor’s room is now.

To read the full article, click here.

Latest Define Tomorrow is ComputerWorld's best yet!

We are extremely excited to announce that our latest Define Tomorrow event was our greatest yet with over 200 people in attendance. Over the past 12 months, we have held 3 events and they have all grown to be bigger and better than the last. 

We were incredibly lucky to have our keynote presentations delivered by industry leaders including VMware CTO and VP, Joe Baguley and AppSense CTO Simon Townsend.  Joe and Simon presented some of the most pressing topics within IT recently, Mobility and Virtualisation and the security within these two areas. Over ten of our key partners also joined us at the event to showcase their technology and discuss how they can help businesses exceed expectations and ensure their IT is reliable to keep data safe and the users happy. 

ComputerWorld's Operations Director and Define Tomorrow Host, Barry Coombs stated "Define Tomorrow has grown with every event and we are delighted to finally be able to announce that next year we will be taking Define Tomorrow on tour, with some regional deep dive technical events"


If you missed our event and want to catch up or if you attended and wanted to recap all the content, take a look at our on-demand virtual event where you can watch all the presentations, take a look around the solutions exchange, sign up to webinars and more. 

To read the full story, click here.

Take a look at our video montage from the event. 

ComputerWorld's summer ends with nomination for prestigious award

After an extremely successful summer for ComputerWorld, winning two industry awards, the season has been capped off by being shortlisted for the prestigious 'CRN Channel Reseller of the year' award. 

The awards seek to celebrate the excellence and innovation found within the sector and are considered to be some of the most important accolades within the industry. 

This news follows suit from the previous week, where at the Dell TechSummit EMEA 2016 in Barcelona, ComputerWorld Director Barry Coombs, was invited onto the stage with Michael Collins, the Vice-president of Dell Channel, to give his opinions on being a Dell Partner, as well as to give his insights into technology and the future of the industry. 

Commenting on recent events Barry Coombs remarked “It has so far been a fantastic year for ComputerWorld, and the CRN Awards shortlisting is certainly a highlight. It was an immense honour to join Michael Collins on stage in Spain — being one of just two Dell Partners selected to speak about what it means to be a Dell Partner, I feel illustrates ComputerWorld’s ever increasing establishment within the industry.” 

Barry also added, “Looking forward, towards the end of the third quarter and into the fourth, I wholeheartedly believe things will continue in a similar way for ComputerWorld in the build-up to our next Define Tomorrow™ event which will be held in November and has already sold a third of all tickets.” To register for the Define Tomorrow event visit; computerworld/events. 

To read the full article, click here. 

The South West's largest technology conference to return to Bristol with VMware CTO

ComputerWorld's industry-acclaimed technology conference Define Tomorrow™  is returning to Bristol this year on 16th November at the @Bristol Science Centre. 

Leading this year's keynote presentation is VMware's Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Joe Baguley. Joe is considered to be one of the UK's top 50 most influential IT leaders. His presentation will offer business leaders a unique insight into the future of enterprise technology. 

Barry Coombs, Director at ComputerWorld commented "We are absolutely thrilled to have secured Joe Baguley as the keynote speaker. I cannot understate his prominence within the industry and I am certain his unique insight will make this the best Define Tomorrow™  event ComputerWorld has held yet". 

The day-long event will condense the most exciting announcements and updates from VMworld 2016 and the industry into one jam-packed event full of presentations, demonstrations and specialised discussions. 

For more information about the event and speakers please visit: ComputerWorld/Events  

ComputerWorld expects this to be a sell-out event with space already limited, so interested delegates, please register now.

To see the full article: click here

To see our published Press Release in the Bristol Post: click here.

ComputerWorld Release Cyber-Security White Paper

The risk of cyber-attacks to businesses of all sizes is ever increasing and is now more focused and intelligent than before. Attacks are now targeting your data and ultimately your money. Microsoft state that on average it takes more than 200 days to detect a security breach and a further 80 days to contain it!  Businesses need to become more aware and educated around the risks that face them and how to prevent them however this urgency is overlooked by a large number of organisations. 

Allianz insurance create a risk barometer each year. The 2016 report indicates that cyber inceidents have increased over 25%, making cyber security one of the top 3 risks posed to businesses, above natural causes and theft. 

We have written a White Paper on Cyber Security. Download the whitepaper to understand the risks that your business face and how to mitigate them.  

Below see a summary of our White Paper in an infographic format:

Define Tomorrow Site named the Best Online Marketing Innovation Website of the year

ComputerWorld has picked up the highly coveted award for ‘Best Online Marketing Innovation/Website’ for its Define Tomorrow website and events at the 2016 CRN Sales and Marketing Awards, one of the most prestigious annual award ceremonies within the industry. 

The award is in recognition of the innovation behind ComputerWorld’s business IT thought-leadership brand, Define Tomorrow, whose event became the largest business-tech conference in the entire South West and was immediately recognised by a number of industry titans including Microsoft, Dell and VMware. 

ComputerWorld worked closely with content marketing agency Vivid (who recently took away the award for ‘Marketing Campaign of the Year’ at the Bristol Post Business Awards for the same project) to create a multi-faceted, long-term marketing strategy that’s focussed on storytelling and the creation of engaging technology content for business leaders. ComputerWorld’s Define Tomorrow brand is made up of major events, webinars, videos, emails and a dedicated website – all of which didn’t exist a year ago. 

Commenting on the award, ComputerWorld’s Operation Director Barry Coombs stated “Everyone at ComputerWorld is completely thrilled with the recognition that Define Tomorrow has so far received, but we’ve always considered the CRN Sales and Marketing awards to be one of the most important accolades within the industry, and also one of our favourite nights of the year, so this award is the highlight for us”. Adding “Our approach has always been that great marketing is simply great storytelling, it’s about understanding your audience and sharing knowledge in a way that captivates and inspires. That was the guiding principle behind Define Tomorrow and I feel winning this award is testament to that”.

Check out the multi-award winning website for yourself here:


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ComputerWorld drives attendees into the future of Dell and VMware technology

This week ComputerWorld held an event in partnership with Dell and VMware with the aim to help attendees understand how to architect their network and security solutions to keep up with the demands and risks encountered by businesses today. With a clear, streamlined focus on Dell Networking and VMware NSX technologies, the event welcomed  40 guests. 

The event was held at the award winning Williams F1 conference centre. The attendees also had the opportunity to look round the largest collection of Formula 1 cars in the world and drive a Formula 1 simulator. 

The event started with an introduction by ComputerWorld's Operations Director and vExpert, Barry Coombs. Barry set the scene for the day, giving an insightful look into the industry trends within virtualisation, business continuity and security. Barry discussed the pressure the business places on IT and the importance of ensuring that your network architecture is able to deliver a secure, flexible layer to the modern applications that users demand whilst protecting the business against the major threat of cyber attacks. Download our Cyber-security white paper for more information. 

Our first keynote presentation was delivered by Dominique Vanhamme, Dell Networking EMEA Director. Dominique delivered a reflective presentation with a Formula 1 theme, reflecting on how far F1 cars have come with the advancements of technology and comparing this to advancements in networking technology. Dell are seen as the market leaders in open networking, Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is an emerging technology that is dynamic, manageable, cost-effective, and adaptable, making it ideal for the high-bandwidth, dynamic nature of today's applications. This architecture decouples the network control and forwarding functions enabling the network control to become directly programmable and the underlying infrastructure to be abstracted for applications and network services.

Dell Networking have ensured that all of their enterprise switches support Open Networking, so businesses can run their choice of networking operating system and applications on their switches combined with Dell's leading networking hardware. If a company is slow to adopt the technology you can still run Dell Networking enterprise operating systems on your switches before transitioning into SDN. Dell not only supports Openflow but they have designed their switches to be SDN vendor agnostic, protecting your investment.

The VMware NSX presentation was delivered by Josh Coulling, Systems Engineer at VMware Josh. Josh delivered a deep dive into VMware's fastest ever growing solution, VMware NSX. This presentation also included a demo of the technology giving the majority of the audience a deep overview of the technology for the first time. Commenting on the event, Josh stated:

“It was an absolute pleasure to come and talk alongside Computerworld & Dell at this extremely well attended event set in the very impressive Williams F1 facility. Hopefully it was clear that NSX has come a long way from VMware’s original acquisition of Nicira and the ‘Virtual Cloud Networking & Security’ - vCNS Days. I think this is best evidenced by the level of interest & interaction with the audience!”

ComputerWorld Director, Barry Coombs stated: 

"We at ComputerWorld believe that Software Defined Networking is the next important step in the evolution of our infrastructures. Not only is SDN able to deliver greater flexibility and control to businesses, but it also offers a revolutionary way to be able to secure your infrastructure. We are pleased to be working closely with Dell and VMware to deliver solutions incorporating both Dell Networking and VMware NSX to their customers. Here at ComputerWorld we have and will continue to invest in building a robust networking division, focusing on Dell networking technologies across physical and wireless solutions. The next logical expansion was to focus on virtual networking solutions in partnership with Dell and VMware. We were pleased to be selected as the first Dell partner to host a VMware NSX event and hope to repeat these again in the future."

If you would like to receive a copy of the presentation slides from the day complete to form below, or call me on 01454 338350:

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Define Tomorrow™ celebrates first award!

We’re positively delighted to announce that Vivid Content Marketing have received the award for Marketing Campaign of the year at the 2016 Bristol Post Business Awards, for their great work on our Define Tomorrow™ website and events!

Our friends at Vivid worked closely with us to conceive the campaign and ultimately created a vibrant new thought leadership sub-brand. The multi-faceted campaign involved the design and construction of an entirely new website, along with responsive email, social and video campaigns culminating in ComputerWorld’s very first Define Tomorrow event which instantly became the largest business-tech conference in the South West! And gained recognition from an unprecedented number of industry-giants including the likes of Microsoft, Dell and VMware. 

Vivid’s Managing Director, Jayne Caple, stated “We’re absolutely delighted that the Define Tomorrow campaign has received such recognition for both us and ComputerWorld, who are always a pleasure to work with. We hope this demonstrates to brands, large and small, that great marketing is simply great storytelling, and if you want to get your brand’s story out there, you need compelling content. The principle upon which we founded Vivid just 18 months ago.” 

To discover why Define Tomorrow won Marketing Campaign of the Year head over to