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May
3
Node4 is awarded with CIPS
Posted by Tom Hassan on 03 May 2018 11:18 AM

Node4 has recently been certified by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS).

CIPS is widely regarded as an international benchmark of excellence that enhances standards of professionalism and performance throughout purchasing and supply.

CIPS certification demonstrates that Node4 is economically, and environmentally sustainable as well as being ethically balanced.

Vicky Withey, Compliance Manager at Node4 comments; “Node4 is committed to the continual improvement of accreditations and as a company we realise the potential for optimal supply chain management.

“As a leading IT and Communications solutions provider, we hope that our customers are reassured and confident that they are purchasing from a professional company with an excellent standing.”


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Jan
8
Node4 achieves HSCN DPS accreditation
Posted by Tom Hassan on 08 January 2018 01:28 PM

Node4 achieves HSCN DPS accreditation

We have recently had some exciting news at Node4, we found out that after much hard work we’ve been awarded the Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) accreditation.

The accreditation means that Node4 is now one of only 16 companies able to officially bid for tenders through the RM3825 agreement. Put simply, this means we’re now approved to supply industry-leading connectivity solutions to the NHS and social care organisations.

In August 2017, we announced that we’d been awarded HCSN compliance. HCSN is a new data network providing a reliable, efficient and flexible way for health and social care organisations to access and exchange electronic information. It’s designed to transform patient care and services through greater connectivity, making data and information fully accessible to clinicians, health and care professionals and citizens.

This new accreditation is a vital next step on this journey and means that we can continue to grow our presence in the public sector by providing effective and flexible application of technology to enhance business performance across the industry; and help the NHS and other organisations alike with security infrastructure challenges.

Paula Johnston, Head of Public Sector Sales, Node4, comments “I’d like to thank the public-sector team for their hard work in helping secure this accreditation, which puts Node4 in a strong position to fulfil our ambitious growth plans for this sector.”


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Jan
8
Node4 achieves HSCN DPS accreditation
Posted by Tom Hassan on 08 January 2018 01:28 PM

Node4 achieves HSCN DPS accreditation

We have recently had some exciting news at Node4, we found out that after much hard work we’ve been awarded the Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) accreditation.

The accreditation means that Node4 is now one of only 16 companies able to officially bid for tenders through the RM3825 agreement. Put simply, this means we’re now approved to supply industry-leading connectivity solutions to the NHS and social care organisations.

In August 2017, we announced that we’d been awarded HCSN compliance. HCSN is a new data network providing a reliable, efficient and flexible way for health and social care organisations to access and exchange electronic information. It’s designed to transform patient care and services through greater connectivity, making data and information fully accessible to clinicians, health and care professionals and citizens.

This new accreditation is a vital next step on this journey and means that we can continue to grow our presence in the public sector by providing effective and flexible application of technology to enhance business performance across the industry; and help the NHS and other organisations alike with security infrastructure challenges.

Paula Johnston, Head of Public Sector Sales, Node4, comments “I’d like to thank the public-sector team for their hard work in helping secure this accreditation, which puts Node4 in a strong position to fulfil our ambitious growth plans for this sector.”


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Nov
21
Node4 renews its Advanced Collaboration Architecture Specialisation
Posted by Tom Hassan on 21 November 2017 10:52 AM

Cisco – Advanced Collaboration Architecture Specialisation accreditation

Node4 is proud to announce that it has successfully renewed its Advanced Collaboration Architecture Specialisation in partnership with Cisco last month. This accreditation demonstrates Node4’s continuing dedication to, and expertise in, delivering and advising on Cisco products and services.

“This accreditation is extremely important to us, as it enables us to better connect our customers with their partners and suppliers across our HCS platform.. We have demonstrated that we are experts in Collaboration Architecture, and this accreditation recognises that,” said Aaron Tebbutt, Vendor Manager from Node4.

Several levels of staff within Node4 have been involved in, and re-qualified as part of, the accreditation process, including numerous account managers, field engineers, and systems architecture engineers. By achieving the Advanced Collaboration Architecture Specialisation, Node4 has proven itself capable of delivering sophisticated, value-added Cisco solutions through its in-depth sales capabilities, technology skills, and service offerings. Renewing the accreditation also demonstrates that Node4 is qualified to deliver and support Cisco solutions and services to the highest standards.

“We are over the moon to be one of few accredited companies, as collaboration is one of our key offerings. The accreditation recognises our continual investment into this area, and demonstrates to the market that we have the right expertise to deliver the highest quality service and solutions,” said Paul Bryce, Business Development Director at Node4. He added: “Our customers and partners can have the confidence that they are in safe hands, and that they are being offered recognised and accredited Cisco services.”

Node4 is listed as having achieved this specialisation in the Cisco Partner Locator. As part of the elite group of Advanced Collaboration Architecture Specialisation Partners, Node4 will have greater opportunities for competitive differentiation and branding.


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Jul
31

Node4 Achieves Gold Partner Status in the Zerto Alliance Partner Programme

We are proud to announce that we have been awarded Gold Partner status by Zerto; an award-winning provider of cloud IT resilience solutions, as part of the Zerto Alliance Partner (ZAP) Programme. Node4 is the only partner in the EMEA region to have been promoted to Gold Partner status by Zerto in Q2 2017.

Node4 and Zerto have been partners since 2014 when Node4 launched its DRaaS solution. Thanks to Zerto’s enterprise-class disaster recovery and business continuity software (specifically designed for a virtualised infrastructure) Node4 is able to offer its customers continuous replication of data and applications with an RPO (recovery point objective) of seconds. Using Zerto’s software Node4 also offers five-day journal-based replication that can recover data from multiple points over the same time period.

“We are more than a Zerto partner. We use Zerto’s Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) product internally to help with our everyday operations. Not only do we sell this to our customers but we also trust it for our own operations,” said Gregg Mearing, Head of Managed Services. “We are very proud to have achieved Gold Partner status, and are already working towards making the Platinum tier. This accreditation further adds to our skillset and enhances the Node4 continuity offering.”

The ZAP Programme is an annual, tiered programme offering Silver, Gold and Platinum membership levels based on a mutual agreement to drive strategic, global impact in the market. This Gold Partner status recognises Node4 for achieving an exceptional level of experience in helping customers deploy Zerto’s products, as well as the company’s revenue growth.

“With Zerto’s 100 per cent channel sales focus, it is essential we ensure that partners achieve success by providing them with the tools, programmes and training to grow their business by helping customers achieve IT resilience,” commented Ed Owen, EMEA Cloud Manager, Zerto. “Node4’s recent upgrade to Gold Partner status in the Zerto Alliance Partner programme demonstrates the value they’re benefitting from as they use the resources designed to increase tier level attainment and accelerate growth. This helps partners deliver on their customer commitment to provide exceptional IT consultation services that helps optimise operations in cloud-based environments.”


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Jul
28
Node4 achieves HSCN Compliance
Posted by Tom Hassan on 28 July 2017 10:44 AM

Node4 is proud to announce that it has become NHS’s Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) compliant

This new achievement puts Node4 in a strong position to fulfil the company’s ambitious growth plans for this sector.

The Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) is a new data network providing a reliable, efficient and flexible way for health and social care organisations to access and exchange electronic information.

Node4’s public sector team delivers the most effective and flexible application of technology to optimise business performance across the industry including central government, local government, health, education, devolved administrations, emergency services, defence and not-for-profit organisations. Node4’s HSCN compliance enables its team to sell connectivity services to the health and care sector.

Vicky Withey, Compliance Manager, Node4 comments; “The HSCN allows the health and social care to transform patient care and services through greater connectivity, making data and information fully accessible to clinicians, health and care professionals and citizens. Node4 has successfully completed the criteria required for HSCN compliance, including meeting rigorous third-party standards. We are one of the handful of organisations to achieve this standard and I am pleased that the public sector team can grow this market sector.”

“Now that Node4 is fully HSCN compliant, we are able to grow our presence in the health and care sector. We are able to provide our connectivity services and HCS collaboration platform to end users; and help the NHS and other organisations alike with security infrastructure challenges. We can further build new relationships and enhance our key capabilities in this sector, particularly with our unique proposition being a leading UK IT and Communications provider with solely owned data centres,” said Paula Johnston, Head of Public Sector at Node4.

Paul Bryce, Business Development Director, Node4, adds; “The HSCN compliance enables us to continue to build on our success in the health and care sector and deliver high quality, reliable connectivity services and other technologies to customers in this area.”


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