Things are moving on fast in the IT world. There’s the obvious development of ‘cloud’ and its many descriptions, the Big Data challenge and BYOD, not to mention the rise of the ‘as-a-service’ offerings. Whilst the provision of Dedicated Servers remains at the core of what we do at Veber, we are increasingly being asked to provide services outside of our core portfolio of services. This is challenging and time-consuming but incredibly rewarding and has driven us to ask questions over business models and customer engagement strategies. What is going to work best for us? What do our customers need? What selling points are going to best attract new custom? What is going to be our core? Continue reading
The Juniper MX960 is our new router. But, it’s not like your Netgear, Dlink or Zyxel routers that you probably have in your homes (although ironically the principle that those home routers have is essentially the same as what our Juniper MX960 does).
In basic terms a router “routes” traffic: in your homes that means your router routes traffic in and out of the network into your home – usually your internal networks run something called NAT (network address translation) which means that if your home router has a public IP address on its “outside”, internally you have a private network on the “inside”. Continue reading
We’ve started 2014 with a broad horizon ahead of us and no rest for the wicked and that is especially true for Rob Crowe, our new Operations Director. Here’s a little bit of background about Rob and why he’s so well placed to add a generous covering of icing to the Veber cake (so to speak…). Continue reading
In the 1990s when customer satisfaction was the new business imperative, a well-known UK IT company had a ‘Customer Satisfaction’ day every Wednesday. All good, but what happened to customers on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays? Can’t imagine Veber would last very long if we only offered customer satisfaction one day a week. Continue reading
Secondly, we would like to take this opportunity to let our customers and prospects know where we are and when over the Christmas and New Year periods. We’ll be operating normally throughout the Christmas period, but the usual daytime support lines will be closed for the bank holidays instead falling to the on call engineer (all customers will have received separate communication with contact details). Continue reading
Well, it’s an interesting world isn’t it? Only back in 2002 we were being wowed with scenes of the future in Minority Report with Tom Cruise standing in front of a large array of see through monitors and him pushing the images around the screens using nothing but his hands – no mice to be seen.
Well, just over 10 years later and that technology is within our grasp. Only within the last couple of weeks we’ve seen this technology being used by SpaceX founder Elon Musk to show a 3D image of one of their rockets, and now we can use that same technology within our own homes thanks to the Leap Motion Controller. The tech geek in me just had to give it a go. It’s worth mentioning that with Christmas around the corner, the Leap Motion Controller would make a great stocking filler for the tech obsessed (or Tom Cruise fans). Continue reading