Secure Operations Centre officially opened: MTI’s Managed Services offerings enhanced

I am delighted to report that last week saw the official launch of our new Secure Operations Centre at MTI’s UK HQ in Godalming. With this comes new service offerings as a further enhancement in our ability to deliver Managed Services globally. MTI is supplying and supporting the full EMC product range alongside Legato Networker helpdesk. We are taking action to facilitate the growing demand for Managed Services and this new purpose-built bespoke centre really signals our intent to become the UK’s leading provider.

Pictured right our Managed Services Director Simon Walters, and left Tony Conway, Vice President Customer Services

Pictured right our Managed Services Director Simon Walters, and left Tony Conway, Vice President Customer Services

We are now looking forward to making full use of the SOC to continue delivering excellence in Managed Services to new and existing customers.

You can find out more about our Managed Services offerings here.

Demise of 2e2 is a sad day for the world of business

I was genuinely saddened to read that 2e2 collapsed yesterday after failing to find a buyer. The harsh reality is that over 900 employees have been left suddenly without a job. The insolvency is being quoted as the biggest ever in the reseller-cum-integrator sector.

Whilst we all live in a competitive world, this does not detract from the fact that this is a gloomy day in the business world. I have genuine concerns for the employees, who were no doubt doing an excellent job and not responsible for the company’s demise.  Also affected will be the customer base, many of whom will be concerned about their own businesses as a result of this collapse.

Whilst competition brings out the best in many business situations, this type of failure affects us all. Customers will be wary about outsourcing to third-party companies as a result. Perhaps this is a good thing if it means that businesses like MTI get scrutinised more vigorously before businesses trust us with mission critical operations.

For what it is worth, we welcome that scrutiny and frankly, the harder you scrutinise our business stability the more likely you are to be fully abreast of your other partners and your own business. So please feel free to look under the hood. Caution is welcome and understood.

Have you got what it takes to be part of MTI’s Managed Services team?

MTI is growing, fast. We expect to be doubling revenue over the next 12 months and are looking for 11 people to join our Managed Services team.

The vacancies include Managed Services Senior Account Director (find out more about this role and apply) and several openings for experienced sales managers to work alongside us in our UK headquarters in Godalming, Surrey.

We have a goal to become the leading provider of Managed Services within the UK in 2013. If you feel you’re able to help us meet that goal, please email

Morning at the Museum with MTI

At MTI we’re always looking for ways to communicate the potential for IT decision makers to modernise and improve their business’s technology setup and make cost-savings. We often find the most effective way to do that is face-to-face, so we’re running two events in March designed to give you the chance to meet our experts to discover the wonders of MTI VSPEX.

By coming along you’ll discover how MTI can simplify and automate your IT and speed up your journey to cloud computing. You’ll also get the chance to pick the brains of experts from Cisco, VMware and EMC, as well as our own boffins. It’s the perfect opportunity to learn which VSPEX setup best suits your business.Image

The first talk will take place in the London Transport Museum on March 14 (register here) and the second will be held in the Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester on March 21 (register here). Being at either event will also give you access to the excellent museums, and we’ll be serving up early-morning coffees and brunch. We look forward to seeing you there.