MTI France gets festive

To bring 2012 to a fitting end, today we have a guest blog from Damian Saura, Vice President Sales at MTI France, writing about the French team’s festive close to the year.

Tradition is important, especially at this time of year. Holding traditions that we revisit year after year reinforces the feeling of team spirit and bonding at MTI.

MTI France holds its traditional small Christmas party each December to thank our employees and their partners for their commitment to MTI. Most importantly, it is also the time to share joy and happiness with MTI people, their families and their children. This year’s party, which took place last Wednesday in our Croissy offices, was attended by lots of children, who were all delighted to receive a gift from the MTI Santa Claus.

It was a great evening and a fantastic way to bring 2012 to an end.

I hope you all have a wonderful festive season and I look forward to seeing you in 2013.

MTI putts 2012 to bed

MTI celebrated the end of a successful 2012 with a Christmas party for employees, MTI partners and customers at the Urban Golf Centre in Kensington, London recently.

The event was a resounding success, with everyone – including a number of chaps from EMC – getting stuck into some virtual golfing action on interactive big screens.

All-in-all it was a suitable end to what has been a fantastic year. Many thanks go to our UK Marketing Manager Kirsty Lambert for a job well done in organising the evening, making sure it ran smoothly and that everyone had a great night.

EMC’s Nick Beale, Luke Smith and Phil Dowzard and MTI’s Lisa Rivington enjoying the party

EMC’s Nick Beale, Luke Smith and Phil Dowzard and MTI’s Lisa Rivington enjoying the party

Amongst the companies that attended were:

Andy, one of our customers, was full of praise for our event:

“I just wanted to thank you all for an excellent evening and for your hospitality which as usual was of the highest order, unlike some of the golf (apart from Paul ‘the Bandit’ Burdett).

It was great to meet some of you for the first time after many years and also to catch up with some after many years.

We really appreciated the invite and the event and wish you all a wonderful festive period work wise and with your families and loved ones.

I also want to thank Susan for helping me with learning to speak Italian.

PS. Susan I have your emails open I promise – Ciao!”

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and I look forward to seeing you all in 2013!

‘Big Data’ is more than just a buzzword

At MTI we’re proud of the industry-wide impact of our thought leadership on making the best of cloud computing and understanding the challenges and opportunities presented by ‘Big Data’.

Big Data, The Moving Parts: Fast Data, Big Ana...

Big Data, The Moving Parts: Fast Data, Big Analytics, and Deep Insight (Photo credit: Dion Hinchcliffe)

Our marketing director Richard Flanders recently got on his soapbox in the magazine Cloud Computing Intelligence, warning businesses that dismissing Big Data as a tech industry buzzword means missing out on improved efficiency and new revenue streams. The term was in fact borne out of a realisation that technology had advanced to a stage where businesses could store more data than they knew what to do with, so coming up with ways to make real use of it became a focus for technology innovators.

Big Data is of course not a one-size-fits-all solution, it’s in fact an umbrella term that refers to the unique situation and challenges for every business big and small in handling huge amounts of data. That’s where we come in – our expertise and consultation in knowing which storage infrastructure suits which business is crucial for both customers and the vendors whose technology we sell.

You can read Richard’s Big Data insight in full below.