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Gartner have released the latest Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateway featuring Ancoris partners for web security; Cisco Scansafe and M86 Security. Cisco (incorporating Scansafe's web security as as service) are positioned as a Leader,  particular highlights are the ease of deployment of Scansafe for all organisations and the strength…
Weve noticed a trend emerging over the past few months. A number of retailers have talked about the impact of moving to Google Apps for Business “ and all of them have said Google Apps isnt just benefiting their bottom line through cost savings. Its also driving revenues by allowing them to become more innovative.As Google “ one of the…
David McLeman, managing director of Ancoris, talks about Google Inc.'s laptop computer, the Chromebook, that uses cloud computing to host applications. He speaks with Maryam Nemazee on Bloomberg Television's "The Pulse." The Washington Post - Article and video
Ancoris Managing Director, David McLeman, was interviewed today on Bloomberg TV. The interview with Maryam Nemazee on "The Pulse", covered the impact of Cloud Computing, Google Apps for Business and the Google Chromebooks, which were released today, and discussed the…
1) Real-time Code Analysis: Proactive Protection Against New and Dynamic Malware Threats2) How IT Can Enhance User Productivity with Dynamic Web Repair„¢3) Advanced Persistent Threats Real-time Code Analysis: Proactive Protection Against New and Dynamic Malware Threats Motivated by financial gain, cybercriminals launch attacks primarily via the Web. They understand that…
Stunted PC market growth will be supported by business PC replacements and refreshes throughout 2011, according to industry analysts.The latest figures by Gartner show global PC shipments in 2011 will grow 9%, which is lower than previous predictions of 11%…
Earlier this week Google disclosed that its Gmail email system had been compromised via a spear phishing attack. Login details of Chinese political activists and several senior US and South Korean government officials, including top military personnel and journalists, were…
The news of the spear phishing attack on GMail users has highlighted a number of interesting points around GMail and its security. The attack, believed to have originated from Jinan, China, specifically targeted users with an email that included a malware link prompting them to enter their GMail log-in details again. This information was then used  to access and monitor…
Thursday, 02 June 2011 10:15

CRN - All those Googley eyes

Chromebook will help eliminate the headache of the Microsoft PC upgrade cycle, says David McLeman.The announcement of the Google Chromebook marks the end of the typical desktop refresh that most organisations face every three or four years. Several industry trends…
Enterprise mobility is truly taking off.Powerful smart-phones are becoming the norm, while more-powerful tablet PCs such as the Apple iPad, Android-based Samsung Galaxy Tab and the Research In Motion (RIM) PlayBook are set to make major inroads into the corporate…
At a conference I attended last week, someone made a comment weve heard before: that doing business with Google is very different from working with most other enterprise software vendors.Unlike many other vendors, Google doesnt expand effort creating an army of its own salespeople or support staff. Instead, its focus is on employing brilliant engineers who design ground-breaking technology to…
In 2011 enterprise mobility is truly taking off. Powerful smart-phones are becoming the norm, while more-powerful tablet PCs such as the Apple iPad, Android-based Samsung Galaxy Tab and the Research In Motion (RIM) PlayBook are set to make major inroads…
Thursday, 19 May 2011 12:08

CRN - Google channel hails Chromebook

One of Google's top UK partners has hailed the upcoming release of the Chromebook and predicted the technology will spell the end of traditional system refresh cycles.Devices running on Google's web-based Chrome operating system (OS) are soon to be launched…
Google's Chrome operating system (OS) “ due to launch on Acer and Samsung "Chromebooks" next month “ could be a real game-changer in terms of how consumers and businesses interact with their operating systems.And Microsoft executives will be watching Google's…
ITPro - Mobile operator 3 has been named as the 3G provider for the Google Chromebook launch in the UK.David McLeman, from Google partner Ancoris, said the Chromebook marks the end of the typical desktop refresh that most organisations face…
10th May 2011 Google has announced the availability of the Google Chrome OS with production laptops from Samsung and Acer known as Chromebooks from June 15th in the UK. The device and OS: needs no patching doesn't hold persistent data (no backups) still supports offline access for apps like Google Apps for Business boots in 10 seconds supports Citrix Receiver…
Thursday, 31 March 2011 09:54

VitAL Magazine - Going Google

With the news that Specsavers, the worlds largest privately owned chain of opticians has migrated more than 2,500 staff worldwide to Google Apps for Business, VitAL editor Matt Bailey spoke to Karl de Bruijn, European IT director for Specsavers, Robert…
An Osterman Research White Paper Cloud computing is one of the most significant trends in IT today. Organizations of all sizes are evaluating various cloud computing solutions that can improve their performance. Increased productivity, lower cost, better security and reliability are all benefits that can be achieved with cloud computing…
Cisco ScanSafe has released its Annual Global Threat Report 2010. The Cisco® Annual Security Report provides an overview of the combined security intelligenceof the entire Cisco organization. The report encompasses threat information and trendscollected between January and December 2010. It also provides a snapshot of the state of security for…
Partners that put off joining Google's new reseller certification programme could eventually lose credibility with end users, the search giant has warned. The Google Apps Certification Programme went live last week and allows partners to gain skills-related accreditations in the…
Opticians Specsavers has navigated its way through the global downturn like a customer with 20/20 vision. Rather than consolidating during what has been for many businesses a difficult time, Specsavers saw an opportunity to expand into new markets and seized…
Ancoris, a specialist provider of cloud computing and enterprise security solutions, has been chosen by Specsavers, the privately owned chain of opticians, for the deployment of Google Apps to 2,500 staff worldwide. This comes as part of Specsavers' new IT…
Specsavers' European IT director Karl de Bruijn on Google Apps, open source and mobile working. Overseeing the technology infrastructure of a company operating in one country is challenging enough but when that organisation begins to expand around the world, the…
Specsavers has switched from an open source email system to Google Apps to deliver email and collaboration without requiring local IT support.Over the past few years, the high street optician has expanded into new regions including Asia-Pacific, Australia and northern…
Ancoris, a specialist provider of cloud computing and enterprise security solutions, has been chosen by Specsavers, the worlds largest privately owned chain of opticians, for the deployment of Google Apps to 2,500 staff worldwide. This comes as part of Specsavers…
Optician chain can set up a new site in a fraction of the time. Specsavers is migrating its 2,500 staff across the world to Google Apps in an effort to ramp up the pace of expansion into new markets.Speaking to…
Tuesday, 25 January 2011 10:08

Computing - Specsavers moves to Google Apps

Global optician Specsavers has migrated to Google Apps from a Scalix system in a bid to streamline collaboration and communication throughout the company and make the first step into the cloud.The platform has been deployed to 500 staff worldwide, will…
Opticians wants easier deployment and control of desktop apps. Specsavers is set to roll out Google Apps software to 2,500 staff. The high street opticians will use the online software in a bid to improve IT flexibility. The company said…
UK Cruise Holiday Retailer migrates email services to the cloud. Ancoris, a specialist provider of cloud computing and enterprise security solutions, has successfully migrated UK based cruise holiday retailer Gills Cruise Centre to Google Apps for Business. The migration moved…
Security VAR Ancoris has successfully migrated 250 staff at holiday retailer Gill's Cruise Centre onto Google's messaging and collaboration platform.The Cardiff-based company enlisted Ancoris to replace its incumbent email system with the Google Apps for Business.CRN article
Monday, 17 January 2011 09:32

IT-Director.com - Gill's Cruise Centre

Ancoris, a specialist provider of cloud computing and enterprise security solutions, has successfully migrated UK based cruise holiday retailer Gills Cruise Centre to Google Apps for Business. The migration moved over 250 staff located throughout the UK to the Google…
Google has announced the release of Google Message Continuity on the Google Enterprise Blog. Google Message Continuity is a disaster recovery or business continuity service which ensures that users of Outlook and Microsoft® Exchange can continue to read and send emails via a web browser during an outage of their company's mail server or during a disaster. Ancoris will be…
17th November 2010 Google has announced a new document editor in Google Apps which allows real-time editing of cloud documents for mobile devices. This allows users of tablet devices such as the Apple iPad, Galaxy Tab and smartphones such as the iPhone, Android and others to read, create and edit Google Docs without requiring a PC.
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The security of online services is one of the most common topics of interest for enterprises considering adopting hosted services and cloud based services. Many hundreds of large businesses having completed their due diligence on Google Apps for Business and many thousands of smaller businesses have also adopted the service…
Tuesday, 08 June 2010 16:05

Ancoris set for growth in 2010

BRACKNELL, United Kingdom - June 8, 2010. Bracknell-based Ancoris is a specialist integrator of cloud-computing, collaboration, security and service delivery solutions for the UK and Ireland, a leading Google Enterprise Partner and Preferred Partner of ScanSafe, now part of Cisco. The company has grown from strength to strength in 2009 and has hired five executives since the beginning of 2010,…
18th March 2010 Google has announced the general release of their Google Apps Migration for Microsoft® Exchange tool. Google Apps Migration for Microsoft® Exchange  (GAMME) aids in the migration of email and calendar data for companies moving from Microsoft Exchange to Google Apps Email as part of a planned migration process. As the UK's leading Google Enterprise Partner for Google…
Forrester's 2009 report - "Should your Email Live in the Cloud? A Comparative Cost Analysis" surveyed opinion in over 50 companies and reviewed over 20 email vendors, they determined that: 40% of businesses believe that managing email is now too expensive Consolidation, mergers or facing another software upgrade are triggers…
Google has launched enhanced migration tools for companies looking to migrate over from Microsoft Exchange and Outlook.The first is Google Apps Migration for Microsoft Exchange, which comes with some performance improvements and supports a number of additional email clients, including…
Sunday, 29 November 2009 19:32

Jaguar Land Rover hits the Google Apps road

22nd October 2009 The latest major convert to Google Apps to be announced is Jaguar Land Rover. The vehicle manufacturer has placed an order for 15,000 seats of  Google Apps Premier Edition. Jeremy Vincent, CIO, speaking at Google's Atmosphere CIO Event, said, "Six or seven months ago I didn't know what cloud computing was but I was invited to speak…
Mon Oct 12, 2009 It has been announced that Rentokil Initial has chosen Google's Enterprise Division to manage its email, making it the largest company to deploy Google Apps worldwide to date. The pest control to parcel delivery company employs over 35000 people and is looking to consolidate over 40 different email systems including Microsoft Exchange and migrate to Google…
Group Test Data Loss Prevention and Encryption Safend's Data Loss Prevention Suite recognised as Best Buy by SC Magazine in a Group Test of encryption and data loss prevention products.  The report also recognises the convergence of these two solution areas and the 5 star rating in all categories demonstrates Safend's leadership. {rokbox title=|SC Magazine Review :: Encryption 2009...| size=|700…
NetIQ AppManager for VMware Further Maximizes Hybrid Systems Management - Supports Adoption of VMware vSphere 4 May 19, 2009HOUSTON and LAS VEGAS “ NetIQ Corporation (Interop Booth #1119) today announced availability of NetIQ AppManager for VMware 7.6. This latest iteration of NetIQ's virtualization management technology extends support to VMware vSphere 4, the industry's first cloud operating system that enables organizations…
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