As experts in IT infrastructure and Data Security, worldwide publications regularly feature articles on MTI’s broad range of services and solutions. Below you will find a selection of the most recent articles.
MTI in the Press
Big data – four ways big data analysis can make businesses more profitable7 April 2016
Andy Oliver, big data business unit manager at MTI, explains how analysing big data can boost profitability...
A matter of privacy24 March 2016
When Apple recently refused to comply with a federal court order issued by the FBI to help it break into an iPhone 5c, belonging to one of the shooters in the San Bernardino incident, a US House Judiciary Committee hearing was held.
Budget could boost local council G-Cloud usage, says Skyscape17 March 2016
Measures introduced in yesterday's Budget could prompt wider adoption of G-Cloud among local councils, according to one of the framework's top suppliers.
The Ransomware threat: How companies can better protect themselves14 March 2016
Kevin Foster's advice for actions that companies can take to protect themselves against ransomware may be considered basic - from ensuring back-ups to not clicking on links - but they are actions that many neglect to take.
Will Compliance Be The Deciding Factor in Pubsec ICT Change?01 March 2016
Next month sees THINK.Cloud For Digital Government, a G-Cloud show 24n's supporting. We spoke with one of the sponsors of the event, MTI, to find our what it has planned for attendees.
MTI: Telemetry data analysis is 'great in theory, but not really happening yet'26 February 2016
There's still a long way to go before the average end user can get business benefit out of big data analytics, data solutions and services firm MTI has warned Computing.
Quotes of the week: Apple, Google & Linux19 February 2016
Simply put, a ‘Brexit’ has the potential to hinder the tech sector’s ability to grow, and with the sector being a key driver of growth post-recession, this could also have a negative impact on the UK economy as a whole.
C-Suite Talk Fav Tech: Keith Clark, MTI Technology18 February 2016
What is your favorite personal gadget? I love my lawnmower. It is a ride-on John Deere that allows me to be in complete peace and I am in my own world when I am on that. I get very straight lines across the lawn too, which appeals to my attention to detail.
UK IT pros have their say on the prospect of a ‘Brexit’18 February 2016
With the prospect of a referendum on the UK’s continued membership within the European Union at stake, Prime Minister David Cameron is pushing ahead for reform. But what does the UK’s technology industry feel about the prospect of leaving the EU?
Is Perceived National Security Really Worth Your Privacy?17 February 2016
Andrew Hewson, principal consultant at MTI Technology, asks if national security justifies new surveillance powers proposed by the Investigatory Powers Bill
A Year in Vendor Patching: Does an Increase in Patches Mean we are More or Less Secure?25 January 2016
Vulnerabilities and subsequent vendor patches are part and parcel of a company’s use of different operating systems and product software.
Microsoft and US government clash over Ireland-held cloud data22 January 2016
The Federal government and Microsoft are set to clash in a case that may settle some important issues over the jurisdiction of the cloud.
Security vs. digital privacy: The on-going debate, Snooper’s Charter & the legacy of Safe Harbour21 January 2016
Andrew Hewson, Principal Consultant at MTI Technology, presents a neutral view on the on-going conflict between security and privacy.
The dark web & business report: A seedy Dickensian underworld online7 January 2016
The dark web is getting talked about a lot at the moment. This is a shady Dickensian underworld of sexually exploited children, snuff movies and all your stolen details lifted by those virtual pickpockets.
Cyber security in 2016: Cyber extortion, data breaches and legal reform23 December 2015
A lot has changed in the security industry over the past 12 months, including a rise in cyber attacks against high-profile firms, the genesis of global cyber peace deals and the harsh realisation that no-one is safe from online threats.
A Merry [channel] Christmas21 December 2015
When asked what their ultimate Christmas wish was, the dedication of some to their craft was astounding. It seems even at the most festive time of the year, our work-obsessed execs can’t quite let business go.
Future tech jobs: what are they and what it will take to get them23 December 2015
How will workers adapt to secure the specialised, tech jobs that will define IT in the next few years?
Cyber-security Predictions for 201621 December 2015
Andrew tang, Service Director, Security at MTI Technology predicts the biggest cyber-security threats that will emerge in 2016.
What can telcos learn from TalkTalk’s recent data security breach? – Part 217 November 2015
Last month telecom giant, TalkTalk, became the victim of a cyber attack when hackers accessed its customers personal data. Cybercrime is big business for hackers and it’s on the rise.
What can telcos learn from TalkTalk’s recent data security breach? – Part 113 November 2015
There have been three attacks on the company within nine months. The first was in February, where customers were informed that personal information was taken from TalkTalk’s database.
Talk Talk Hit by Sequential Attack6 November 2015
TalkTalk is continuing to confuse experts with its latest assessment of the root cause of a high profile breach on its systems last week, which may have exposed the bank details including bank information of up to four million customers.
What really happened to TalkTalk – and how your firm can avoid falling trap to a similar scam4 November 2015
Following the breaking news of the TalkTalk cyber-attack, Kevin Foster, testing services manager at MTI Technology, explains how the company was hacked – and how SMEs can avoid falling prey to the same attack.
How to Maximize an Investment in Security and Compliance4 November 2015
It almost seems impossible to turn on the TV or pick up a newspaper without the mention of a security hack. From Ashley Madison to TalkTalk, breaches have become commonplace in the media.
Analysis: What can retailers learn from the Talk Talk data hack?27 October 2015
Last week Talk Talk chief executive Dido Harding found herself making an announcement no boss ever wants to make: online hackers had accessed sensitive customer information.
10 Ways To Maximise Your security And Compliance Investment22 October 2015
Kevin Foster, testing services manager, MTI Technology, explains how to get the biggest bang for your buck when it comes to security Read more at http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/security/security-management/10-ways-to-maximise-your-security-and-compliance-investment-179339#Gl1wtyDgwJ0G2rdw.99
How to minimise the risks of LinkedIn - the hacker's research tool7 October 2015
Staff need ongoing training in defending against the latest threats - which currently includes LinkedIn says Andrew Tang, service director, security at MTI Technology
C-suite career advice: Rainer Held, MTI10 September 2015
I have been with MTI since 1996, and prior to that held several positions in IT and the auto industry. I cannot recall a specific individual ever telling me to do this, but I watched those around me and learned from my peers and mentors.
EMC considering BPP tweaks - partners26 August 2015
EMC has contracted a third party to survey some of its partners about its divisive new partner programme as it looks to improve it, according to partners, which have praised the vendor for listening to the channel.
Pure must 'rightsize' to succeed - channel26 August 2015
Pure Storage is in for a turbulent few months ahead of its IPO and will have to consider a number of "rightsizing" measures to become profitable, according to channel onlookers reacting to the news.
'Tougher tech teaching needed': 10 tech experts respond to A-level results14 August 2015
CBR gets reaction from experts from Salesforce, Hitachi Data Systems, SAS, Capgemini and the Open University on the tech passes and fails of the UK's A-levels.
Summer Budget 2015: What do business owners want?9 July 2015
With the chancellor set to give his new Conservative budget on Wednesday, UK entrepreneurs outline the policies they would like Osborne to deliver...
Budget 2015: the tech industry’s top demands9 July 2015
Better broadband and mobile connections, access to IT skills and smarter use of technology in public services are the main things the tech sector would like to see in chancellor George Osborne’s post-election budget today.
UK demand for IT workers continues to grow rapidly9 July 2015
Demand for both permanent and temporary IT staff continued to grow rapidly in June, according to a report published today by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and KPMG.
Erring on the Side of Caution31 March 2015
errāre hūmānum est, (to err is human) and it is the human that is often the weakest link in the chain when it comes to protecting an organisation against security breaches and threats. But we are all human and we all make mistakes; so what can we do to minimise if not eliminate the risks associated with the "human element"?
A data with destiny – can European customers trust US providers with their data?25 March 2015
The issue of data sovereignty is no longer just an arcane concern of CISOs and IT directors, having made international headlines over the last couple of years. Following the Edward Snowden NSA revelations, the US vendor giants have faced increased scrutiny over their – hotly disputed and denied – role in providing the government with data. All of which could potentially drive customers towards local IT partners.
What you should do if your business is the victim of cybercrime20 March 2015
It may not be top of every small firm's to-do list, but it is essential to plan ahead and have a strategy in place in the event of a breach.
Finding the best cloud solution: look before you leap cloudwards10 March 2015
Making the switch to cloud systems can be a daunting task for CIOs, for whom the various different systems and processes on offer can be overwhelming. The range of definitions and standards applied to cloud computing complicates the task further, as does pressure from other C-level executives who may be keen to deploy a system they may not be familiar with.
Two-Factor Authentication: The Death of the P4ssw0rd?15 February 2015
Despite a rise in awareness of insecure passwords, they continue to persist; 'Password' and '123456' are still the most commonly stolen passwords online.
What’s going to be big in IT in 2015?12 February 2015
The pace of change in information technology continued to quicken in 2014, and 2015 will be no different. But what will be the important IT trends in the coming 12 months, and what impact will they have on recruitment?
Twitter Summary: The Internet of Things and the New World Order05 February 2015
The Internet of Things, its evolution and repercussions prompted a distributed and enthusiastic chat among a crowd that numbered software, security hardware and retail specialists. Conversational threads were very diverse and a reflection of this all-encompassing phenomena that will leave no human, device, business or society untouched. Here are the main themes and tweet highlights.
Bringing IT out of the Shadows26 January 2015
Even the most reliable and dedicated employee may pose a threat to an organisation's data security. Whether through leaked passwords, downloaded content or malicious cyber attacks, the human factor in IT security leaves businesses vulnerable to a variety of threats. A lesser known, but equally worrying practice is the widespread use of non-corporate issued IT systems for the storage and transmission of corporate data without the knowledge of the organisation. This misuse of company data is often referred to as 'Shadow IT'.
How To Explain Ransomware To A Five-Year-Old20 January 2015
The definitive definition of ransomware from the experts for the kids (and adults, too)
Why Microsoft has a tall order with Windows 10 in the enterprise space12 January 2015
In the past, Microsoft's attempts at delivering a user experience similar to Apple and Google have been fairly touch-and-go. After introducing Cortana for Windows Phone (in line with Apple's Siri and Google Now) as well as the Metro user interface, Microsoft was criticised for being late to the user experience party and not delivering.
BVEX Crystal Ball-Gazers See Fog Computing, IoIT, Self-Healing, Wearables and Robots Ahead04 January 2015
An exuberant #ITValue chat about the digital year that was and the digital year to come anticipated robotic process automation and the Internet of Intelligent Things. Other insights from our crystal ball-gazing BVEX community included the advent of fog computing, and a trend towards self healing across devices, Internet and apps in order to cope with greater complexity.
Evolution Not Revolution The Way of Transformation: Twitter Chat Summary23 December 2013
The final #ITValue tweet chat of the year explored a topic that will be right up the CEO's street in 2015 – transformation. Tweeters picked over the definition, delivery and dynamics of the much-used T word and things were kick started by moderator @helenrbeckett
How the development of standards will affect the internet of things10 December 2015
Analyst firm Gartner forecasts there will be 25 billion things connected on the internet by 2020.
Data breach at US banking giant JPMorgan03 December 2015
How exactly is it that the United States' largest bank, and reputably most secure, suffers one of the largest data breaches faced this year?
New World Order of Zero Trust07 November 2014
A tweet chat about the gravest cyber security threats today and how to combat them touched on suitable security models, both technology and mindset, threaded through a conversation concerned with business risk. Three questions were mooted; 'What are the biggest threats currently?' What the best models :Outside-in or inside-out?
Building Your Business’ Best Defence Against Cyber-Threats03 November 2014
It is increasingly very difficult for businesses to respond to security threats. Gradually, threats have become more sophisticated, blending different levels and methods of attacks which have made it more and more difficult for IT departments to respond to them appropriately. With IT budgets driven down in some sectors, the problem has been exacerbated: defenses are weakened and the attacks are gaining strength and detail.
How to securely migrate data to a private cloud29 October 2014
Ditch the assumptions over security in private cloud, they may leave data open to compromise.
What next for virtualisation in midmarket companies?27 October 2014
For several years, midmarket companies have been taking the first steps to embracing virtualisation, but many do not know what to do next.
Windows 7 and Windows 8.1: a look back22 October 2014
I still remember the first time I interacted with Windows 3.1 back in 1992. It was so refreshing to work with something other than CLI (Command Line Interface), which dominated personal computers in the mid-to late eighties. A lot has changed for Microsoft since those days.
Windows 10: Has Microsoft got it right?22 October 2014
Microsoft is garnering feedback from users on Windows 10, but is it still lacking a focus on business benefits?
Ticket to Ride21 October 2014
From school buses to hospital wards, projects involving the Internet of Things are taking off. Is it time traditional IT resellers jumped on board?
Unleashing IT leaders through managed services18 October 2014
UK IT leaders are facing the constant headache of having to do more with less as business IT becomes increasingly consumerised and their budgets dwindle.
Phish Your Own Staff: arming employees to beat modern attacks01 October 2014
Phishing remains a very real threat to organizations of any size. Symantec research showing a 91% increase in spear-phishing attached from 2012 to 2013 tells us that much
How traditional security methods are putting organisations at risk06 May 2014
Corporate insistence on deploying traditional approaches to data security, such as building defences higher and higher, is putting businesses at risk in their approach to the modern day cyber security threat.
MTI Forum 2014: Are you ready to stop threats across the kill chain?17 April 2014
Seduced by talk of cyber threats and the tempting promise of dappled country sun, ITProPortal found itself drawn away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre this week to take part in the annual MTI Forum in Windsor.
Mondrian turns to MTI01 April 2014
80 regional servers reduced to two virtual servers as MTI's single-source solution delivers efficiency and peace of mind.
Mondrian signs global IT deal with MTI27 March 2014
Mondrian Investment Partners has announced that MTI is to provide the IT security for its worldwide operations.
MTI warns vendor focus is scuppering reseller partnerships13 March 2014
Resellers appear to be missing out on the benefits of partnering up with each other as they wait for vendors to generate leads and provide them with guidance around potential market opportunities.
MTI: Channel “over-reliant on vendors”11 March 2014
MTI research: 38 percent of resellers do not or will not collaborate with fellow service providers
UK channel firms are choosing to work with their established vendor partners over the establishing "lucrative" new relationships with fellow service providers.
Vendors’ wants, clients’ needs and the space between05 March 2014
The services market is too profitable for any part of it to be neglected. The results of a survey into what cloud services customers are demanding from resellers and service providers in the UK make for interesting reading...
Channel failing customers in the cloud24 February 2014
UK resellers struggle to supply cloud solutions according to new research, a recent MTI survey reveals a floundering UK channel when it comes to keeping up with cloud technology.
The year of the hacker?17 February 2014
The dramatic increase in the number of security attacks and the sophistication of the cyber criminals masterminding them means there is a critical need for businesses to take a more radical approach to their information security.
2014 cloud security predictions from MTI technology13 January 2014
In our continuing look at what's expected to happen in 2014 in cloud, Debra Ames from MTI Technology sees a growth in demand for SECaaS (Security as a Service) to complement managed and cloud services in 2014.
A-List - David Hobson18 November 2013
I started with a career working as a lawyer before moving into IT. In 1996 I founded an organisation (Global Secure Systems), which was acquired by MTI in July 2011 to become The MTI Security Practice. We are now moving the Security Practice into the next stage of growth across Europe; Germany first, France to follow.
A-List - Ian Parslow18 November 2013
I'm in my 10th year at MTI. Prior to that I spent five years at EMC and previous to that, five years at StorageTek.
MTI celebrates a decade of partnership with EMC14 November 2013
MTI Technology is celebrating a decade of working with EMC® Corporation, in what has become one of Europe's strongest technology and service partnerships.
Five ways to spot your cloud deployment is going wrong20 August 2013
It's hard to admit you've got a problem, but admitting it is the first stage. There are many symptoms that you have a secret cloud problem. Here are five of the most obvious ones.
MTI awarded security services Royal Warrant26 July 2013
Datacentre and security services and solutions practice MTI has announced it has been a Royal Warrant as provider of data security services to Her Majesty the Queen.
Penetration testing: an enterprise guide26 July 2013
Davey Winder investigates the role of penetration testing within the enterprise: What is it and why do you need it?
MTI Receives EMC Velocity Best VSPEX Partner at the 2013 Global Partner Summit at EMC World09 May 2013
MTI has been awarded the Best VSPEX Partner of the Year award by EMC at the 2013 Global Partner Summit at EMC World. The award sees EMC honour MTI for its implementation of EMC's VSPEX virtualised data centre solutions.
MTI aims to win extra customers with new Manchester digs02 May 2013
Reseller launches second satellite office alongside Scottish branch in the hope of better serving clients and winning new ones.
MTI commits to Managed Services26 February 2013
Infrastructure specialist MTI Technology has announced completion of their expansion plans to facilitate the growing demand for Managed Services.
MTI Technology on EMC VSPEX26 February 2013
Watch MTI Technology Director of Marketing Richard Flanders discuss why this power systems integrator turned to EMC to transform the IT of its customer, CarExpert.
Big Data Challenges in the 21st Century13 February 2013
The term 'Big Data' is increasingly dismissed as simply the tech industry's latest buzzword. But any organisation that naively ignores the business benefits of big data risks potentially missing out on both improving efficiency and adding to revenue streams. Richard Flanders investigates.
Around The World With EMC VSPEX30 January 2013
MTI, one of EMC's top partners in the United Kingdom, has been a trusted infrastructure provider for more than 1,200 customers across Europe, the Middle East and Africa with more than 2,000 installations.
Law Firm Barlow Robbins Selects MTI Technology12 July 2012
MTI carried out a complete refresh of Barlow Robbins' IT systems. The implementation included installing an EMC VNX 5300 SAN at the law firm's Guildford and Working sites, both with fast, local and remote protection. With only a third of its servers virtualised, the MTI team also installed a Quantum i40 tape library and enabled Barlow Robbins to virtualise all of its remaining servers.
Parslow to lead MTI's European sales09 July 2012
Cloud infrastructure consultancy MTI has announced Ian Parslow is to take up the position of senior vice president of sales for Europe – a newly created role the firm says will support its growth. MTI most recently reported now revenues of $100m, with the company reaching 200 employees.
Managing and monetising big data: Part 203 July 2013
Increasing volumes of data are a major concern for CIOs up and down the country. At the forefront of their minds are questions about how to manage and monetise it. Struggling to deal with not only the amount, but also the rising complexity of this data, CIOs are not receiving the extra resource they need to handle the challenge.
MTI Managed Service Series for the CIO: Part 119 June 2012
CIOs are finding themselves under increasing pressure as IT infrastructures become progressively complex, with the explosion of cloud services and exponential data growth becoming a problematic issue. Earlier this year MTI research found that nearly half of IT professionals in the UK (44 per cent) feel they don't have the capacity to accommodate increased IT demands, while only one in nine feels they are fully resourced (11 per cent).
MTI appoints new managed services boss14 March 2012
Storage and virtualistion reseller MTI has appointed former IPsoft EMEA service delivery management head Simon Walters to run its Managed Services division. Walters will be based out of the firm's head office in Surrey from where he will take on responsibility for driving and directing the firm's managed services offering across EMEA.
MTI enlists managed services head05 March 2012
Storage integrator MTI has appointed experienced channel head Simon Walters to expand its menu of managed services. The EMC partner opened a network operation centre at its Godalming headquarters last year and plans to make managed services a "cornerstone" of its business.
MTI bags Miradore deal28 February 2012
Storage systems integrator MTI has signed a Europe-wide reseller agreement with IT management software vendor Miradore. The deal will allow MTI, which has offices in the UK, Germany and France, to add Miradore's cloud-based device management offerings to its wider managed services portfolio.
UK IT departments compromised by lack of capacity23 February 2012
MTI, the specialist cloud infrastructure consultancy and integrator, has found that 44% of IT professionals working in the UK feel that their team has not been given the capacity to accommodate increased demands placed on them, with only 11% able to say that they are fully resourced.
EMC crowns MTI 'Partner of the Year' for the UK07 February 2012
MTI, the specialist cloud infrastructure consultancy, was crowned 'EMC UK Partner of the Year 2011' at a recent London event.
GSS bags royal seal of approval16 January 2012
Global Secure Systems (GSS), the security arm of storage integrator MTI, has been awarded the Royal Warrant. The VAR, which was acquired by Surrey-based storage integrator MTI in July, received the warrant on 1 January 2012 in recognition of its work as a provider of IT security services to the royal household.
Rival on horizon for city cloud computing18 December 2011
European computing giant MTI is opening an office in Edinburgh as it goes head-to-head with Angus MacSween’s Iomart Group in the “cloud computing” market.
MTI Press Releases
MTI Europe Acquired by Endless9 January 2017
Endless LLP is delighted to announce that Endless Fund IV has acquired MTI Europe from US-based private equity fund, Garnett and Helfrich Capital LLP.
MTI Technology partners with Datadobi for faster migrations27 June 2016
MTI offers faster file migration for businesses by partnering with Datadobi
MTI bolsters security offering with EnCase24 July 2014
Guidance Software brings digital investigation capabilities to the MTI Security Practice.
"Gameover Zeus" Botnet Disruption... Andrew Tang, MTI Comments03 June 2014
It has just come to light in the news that a major malware threat has been temporarily neutralised, by a collaboration of public and private organisations globally. The recent information suggests that over 15,000 computers in the UK are infected.
MTI Expands Cloud Services Portfolio for Global Reach06 May 2014
Signs Agreement with Equinix for global cloud launch, driven by client demand and success across EMEA
Heartbleed Bug: Mark Harrison of MTI Comments11 April, 2014
MTI’s Head of Pen Testing, Mark Harrison commented on the latest superbug, Heartbleed...
MTI Named ‘EMC Mid-Market Partner of the Year’ for Second Year18 March 2014
MTI today announces it has been named EMC Mid-Market Partner of the Year 2013 by EMC’s EMEA Advisory Board. The recognition – awarded at the 2014 EMC EMEA Partner Kick-off Event – reflects significant growth in MTI’s...
Public sector compliance tops the agenda at the MTI Forum05 February 2014
Industry leading vendors to share best practices for managing data securely across private, public and hybrid cloud environments
MTI Announces Full Conference Agenda29 January 2014
Industry leading vendors to share best practices for managing data securely across private, public and hybrid cloud environments
MTI Receives EMC Velocity Best VSPEX Partner at the 2013 Global Partner Summit at EMC World09 May 2013
MTI Technology today announces it has received the Best VSPEX Partner of the Year award at the 2013 EMC EMEA Velocity Solution Provider Breakout – which took place during EMC Global Partner Summit at EMC World in Las Vegas, NV from May 6-9, 2013.
Millstream chooses MTI for cloud and managed services30 July 2012
MTI, the specialist cloud infrastructure consultancy, today announces a deal with Millstream, the Aberdeen-based provider of eProcurement services.
MTI bolsters managed services team with new director05 March 2012
MTI, the specialist cloud infrastructure consultancy, today announces it has enhanced its managed services division with the appointment of Simon Walters as managed services director. The investment is in line with MTI’s 2012 objective of continuing to strengthen its managed services offering across EMEA.
MTI strengthens cloud offering with Miradore28 February 2012
Cloud infrastructure consultancy to bring Miradore IT device and configuration management services to Europe.
UK IT Departments Compromised by Lack of Capacity27 February 2012
MTI, the specialist cloud infrastructure consultancy and integrator has found that 44% of IT professionals working in the UK feel that their team has not been given the capacity to accommodate increased demands placed on them, with only 11% able to say that they are fully resourced.
EMC crowns MTI ‘Partner of the Year’ for the UK06 February 2012
MTI, the specialist cloud infrastructure consultancy, was crowned ‘EMC UK Partner of the Year 2011’ at a recent London event. The award recognises MTI’s expertise in providing managed services and cloud technologies to UK companies, from global enterprises to local specialist businesses.
Global Secure Systems Awarded Royal Warrant16 January 2012
Global Secure Systems (GSS), the security practice of MTI, is delighted to have been granted a Royal Warrant as provider of data security services and products to Her Majesty The Queen.
MTI expands into Scotland20 December 2011
MTI, the specialist cloud infrastructure consultancy, today announces its expansion into Scotland. It opened its new facility in Edinburgh on the 28th November 2011, investing in the local economy by employing a new sales team with local expertise.