MJ Flood Technology wins Cisco Premier Partner of the Year award for 2015

MJ Flood Technology scores award hat-trick at this year’s Cisco Ireland Partner Forum

Dublin, drug 30th November, 2015: – MJ Flood Technology today announced that it is the recipient of the Cisco Premier Partner of the Year award. Presented to exemplary channel partners, the Cisco Ireland Partner Awards recognise the achievements of a select group of Cisco partners and their innovation within the Irish market for FY15.

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Paul Caffrey, pre sales consultant, MJ Flood Technology

Top three telco tips to successfully win cloud business

by Paul Caffrey, senior cloud solutions consultant, MJ Flood Technology

I have spent the last six years of my IT career in MJ Flood Technology, providing white glove, pre-sales Microsoft consultancy to a large telecommunications company (telco) and its clients in the UK.

During this time, I have seen a dramatic shift of mind-set from clients towards the cloud, and witnessed first-hand the declining revenues of the telco industry, contract resign after contract resign.

Clearly, clients see the business value in moving infrastructure, apps or other services to the cloud. Many choose their trusted IT service provider to do this for them but more and more, they are turning to their telco as a one-stop-shop for help and advice to address all their communications needs – including cloud.
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MJ Flood Technology launches country’s first Connected Retail Lab

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Jonathan Finglas, enterprise account manager, MJ Flood Technology

From the sales floor to the classroom and back again

By Jonathan Finglas, enterprise account manager,  MJ Flood Technology

As of January 2016, Ernst and Young (EY) have announced that a university degree will no longer be an essential requirement for successful application to their workforce.

In addition, one of the UK’s top law firms, Clifford Chance have introduced ‘’CV blind interviews’’ giving the assessors no insight into the background of the applicant. This gives every young, ambitious and driven applicant an equal opportunity regardless of background, education or experience.

Why are such industry giants defying convention and radically changing their recruitment policies? Read more

Is cloud a leap of faith or stepping stone to success?

Why moving to the cloud can transform your business to a modern one

In recent posts, we’ve explored cloud and mobility and how they are transforming the business world in which we live and work in every day.

And more often than not, the majority of companies looking to cloud and mobile solutions are drawn there by a technical need rather than a need for business transformation.

When I started to think about this it made me realise that even some of our long-term cloud clients are only now beginning to see the value of their investment. Why is that? Read more

Pic l-r: James Finglas, managing director, and Brian Murphy, director of cloud services, MJ Flood Technology

MJ Flood Technology enters Swiss telco market with six-figure contract for Microsoft services

Dublin, 30th September, 2015: Leading cloud services provider, MJ Flood Technology today announced its entry to the Swiss market, thanks to a six-figure contract for Microsoft support services with the country’s largest private telecommunications provider.

Sunrise Communications AG has contracted MJ Flood Technology to assist with its launch of Microsoft Office 365 to the Swiss market by providing multilingual activation and support services to its Small Office Home Office (SOHO) customers.

This brings to 165,000, the total number of Office 365 users supported by MJ Flood Technology across Ireland, UK, Germany and Switzerland.

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Guido Marchetti, Cloud Solution Specialist, MJ Flood Technology. Pic. Maura Hickey.

8 reasons to upgrade to Windows 10 now

by Guido Marchetti, cloud solutions specialist, MJ Flood Technology

Following the end of the world’s largest BETA testing program, Microsoft has announced that as of 29th July, 2015 Windows 10 will be available. And here’s the really nice part – it’s FREE.  Take a minute to reflect on that. Microsoft are actually giving away their latest and greatest operating system for free with no hidden costs into the future.

This is part of the ‘new look’ Microsoft and believe me when I say there is no reason that you shouldn’t take them up on their offer. Anyone using Windows 7 or 8/8.1 Pro will be entitled to download and install Windows 10 for free, inside a 12 month windows of its release. After that, upgrades to Windows 10 will be charged.

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Are you all at sea when it comes to Windows Server 2003?

by Guido Marchetti, cloud solutions specialist, MJ Flood Technology

Here we are again. Yet another large, software platform is being retired. On 14th July, or Bastille Day as it’s known to our Gallic brethren, Microsoft will cease its in-life support services for Windows Server 2003. This means it will no longer develop patches, security updates/fixes or any updates for the platform.   So if you haven’t updated by this deadline, your business will be using unsupported software.

So what about those of us who choose to blissfully ignore this impending date or for legacy reasons just can’t move?

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Pic l-r: James Finglas, managing director, MJ Flood Technology, Heleen Kist, Chief Operating Officer with HciViocare and Paul Glynn, chief executive with Davra Networks

Packed house for inaugural MJ Flood Technology sponsored ‘Internet of Things Summit’

James Finglas, see managing director of MJ Flood Technology today presented to a packed house of over 180 delegates at the inaugural ‘Internet of Things Summit’ at Carton House in Co Kildare.

In a room positively buzzing in anticipation of the first major, cross industry IoT conference of its type, delegates heard from a mix of academics, entrepreneurs, government agencies and multi-national organisations, each offering their view of how connecting the unconnected represents a major disruptive force in the world we live in.

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Pictured far left James Finglas, managing director, MJ Flood Technology and centre An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD

Lively engagement from delegates at Manufacturing 4.0

Leading cloud and IT managed services provider, MJ Flood Technology attended Manufacturing 4.0, which took place at Carton House, Co Kildare last week.  The event run by Hanley Automation and attended by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny T.D. was a great opportunity for industry stakeholders to gather to discuss the future of connected manufacturing.

Pictured at last week’s Manufacturing 4.0 event, James Finglas, managing director, MJ Flood Technology and An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, TD are in deep discussion on the Internet of Things.  Connected manufacturing is a big area of focus for the company and as a sponsor of the event, run by Hanley Automation, it was very clear from the level of delegate engagement that it’s a hot topic in the sector.