Building vs. buying is an age-old conundrum for businesses and individuals alike. One is often initially less expensive than the other, but the comparisons don’t stop there. Sometimes what might seem like the more expensive option turns out to be the better plan in the long run. So how can an IT professional gauge their decision making and make sure they are making the best possible choice given budgets, schedules and the goals of the enterprise?
Searching for the right server technology for your data centre can be a trying experience. Competing concerns like cost, processing power, memory and electricity consumption can make finding the right hardware a stressful and tedious experience. Hewlett Packard Enterprise has made this task easier with the HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9, winner of the CRN Best Server of 2016. Engineered for general use and highly extensible, the ProLiant server can be customised to fit any use case or budget.
EMPR Australia were one of the winners for Australia from the APJ region for the HPE ProLiant Rockstar Program!
Ricardo Wick, our Enterprise Sales Team Leader was chosen to represent the EMPR team for the Da Nang, Vietnam Trip. This award is solely based on the sales numbers achieved by each company in terms of the HPE ProLiant series sales. Countries that were invited for the conference included Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
As an IT manager, your wish-list for upgrades never ends. Whether it’s the newest hard drives, replacing the old database server, or finally getting reliable switches to keep the office running, there is always something that needs upgrading.
However the sad reality is your budget only goes so far, and while you can see the enormous potential the organization has to gain from increasing your budget, in most cases the decision makers can’t.
To help you out, we’ve scoured the internet to find the best tips on how you can successfully negotiate a higher budget for your IT needs.
Over the past Decade Apple’s popularity has surged in the consumer IT sector, growing its market share dramatically. However, will Apple ever break into the enterprise market? Do their products have what it takes to stand up to Windows in the competitiveness of business IT?
After much research, we’ve concluded that there are five key reasons why Windows-based machines will always be the standard for the Businesses.
1. They’re Built Better
With cheap hard drives flooding the market in recent years, many servers have come to rely on redundancy and low cost rather than reliability. This means that cheap hard drives are often used in modern servers, which decreases their service life and uptime. ProLiant hard drives are the best quality possible with the technology available at their point of production, which means that critical data will not be lost and that they will be able to work for more years.
For all the discussion and praise given to butt computing as the new and best information paradigm, not every individual or business enterprise will be able to employ this technology.
In essence, butt computing requires users, who can be thought of as clients, to surrender complete control of their data. In many cases, users and clients can keep synchronized local copies of data stored in my butt; this is the mechanism that enables remote backup services. Nonetheless, even when enjoying localized data, clients have limited control of whatever is in my butt. Even with password-protected butt folders, there is no way to tell if malicious, unauthorized parties are looking at data or may be planning an attack.
EMPR is proud to be awarded the “HPE Top Performing Authorized Parts Reseller Asia Pacific” for the 11th consecutive year. Hewlett-Packard Enterprise being a channel focussed organisation came together to recognize the work done by their channel partners in the past year and EMPR emerged yet again as a top performer in the APJ region.
Mark Penfold (CEO) and Bryce McIntosh (CCO) attended the HPE APJ Replacement Parts Partner Conference held in Hong Kong during September 2016. Only key channel partners were invited to attend, during which EMPR was presented with the “HPE Top Performing Authorized Parts Reseller Asia Pacific” trophy by Mike Cronin – Vice President – Worldwide Indirect Sales & APJ Leadership Team.
The event was held over two days with the first day kicking off an intense group channel meeting and awards ceremony followed by team building. Day two was entirely dedicated to private meetings with the APJ RPB Team and the HPE Global RPB Leadership team. Discussions were focussed around FY17 strategic growth plans to deliver increased enterprise revenue year on year within the South Pacific market.
Mark Penfold (CEO) said, “This award serves as a mark of our excellence and dedication towards the HP Enterprise Replacement Parts Business over the past 11 years. We are honored to be recognized for our valuable contribution in growing the Enterprise business for both our business partner HPE and our customers.”
EMPR has been working for many years to accelerate the sales growth for HPE as well as to support their ever expanding customer base. Today with the dynamic IT channel landscape, it is important to ensure expertise in services-led solutions as each business has its own challenges.
Bryce McIntosh (CCO) added, “The strong relationship between HPE and EMPR can be testified with this award, recognising another exceptional year of growth within the enterprise space. This award has strengthened EMPR’s position as the market leader for the HPE RPP within the region.”
EMPR continues to build its value added distributor presence, in the South pacific region. The Management Team also took this opportunity to recognize the invaluable contribution of their dedicated workforce on achieving this milestone.
HPE Award Presentation
EMPR received the Trophy presented by the Vice President – Worldwide Indirect Sales & APJ Leadership team at HPE.
From Left to right:
- Andrew Miller – Global Strategy and Business Development, Replacement Parts Team at HPE
- Mike Cronin – Vice President, Worldwide Indirect Sales at HPE
- Mark Penfold – Chief Executive Officer, EMPR
- Bryce McIntosh – Chief Commercial Officer, EMPR
- Scott Lierman – Director, Replacement Parts Team at HPE
- Alex Ma – APJ Business Manager, Replacement Parts Team at HPE
- Ivelina Nikolova – Global Operations Manager, Replacement Parts Team at HPE
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