We are ISO Accredited!

United Business Group is proud to announce we hold certifications of ISO9001, ISO14001 and ISO27001

What is ISO Certification?

ISO certification is formal approval from a professional body that a company runs to the international standards developed and published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

What accreditations do we hold?

Here at United Business Group, we hold certificates of compliance for the following:

ISO 9001 – Quality Management

ISO 14001 – Environmental Management

ISO 27001 – Information Security Management

What does this mean for our customers?

In short, it means you can trust us and the way we work. Our decision to gain ISO accreditations demonstrates our promise to provide high-quality, trusted services to our customers through robust procedures with continual improvement and the highest standards of practice.

You will benefit from streamlined workflows, data-led decision making, robust security protocols, a focus on sustainability and the continual pursuit of improvement.

During the process, we underwent an exhaustive evaluation, including an in-depth assessment of all our systems and an audit of our processes and compliance.

Colin Cornhill – Chief Commercial Officer, United Business Group

“We are proud to announce our accreditations in ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 27001. Quality, sustainability and data security are all important subjects that our brand stands for and our customers expect.  This is an important step for United Business Group, our customers and stakeholders. Our ISO certifications demonstrate that we have robust, clearly defined procedures in place in all business areas including handling of documents and data, risk management, environmental awareness and strong business continuity processes.”

Print Management Video Series – uniFLOW Online

The final video in our Print Management Spotlight Series. We invited Chief Technology Evangelist – Chris Tickler to delve deeper into uniFLOW Online and how the platform can benefit our customers.

Print Management Video Series – PaperCut

Second in our Q&A Spotlight Series, we invited Stuart Brookes, EMEA Head of Channel & Alliances from PaperCut to answer your questions surrounding their Print Management platform.

Duncan Rootes – United Business Group
Stuart Brookes – PaperCut

 

Print Management Video Series – EveryonePrint

We caught up with Hayden van der Knaap from EveryonePrint – leaders in Print Management Software, to find out how their platform can be used to streamline your business.

Duncan Rootes – United Business Group
Hayden van der Knaap – EveryonePrint

Our customers are interested in finding out more about managed print whether it be on-premise, in the cloud or hybrid. Could you tell us more?

Print management solutions are considered for several reasons. Primarily the decision is driven by a need for print cost reduction, using business intelligence to track/monitor and adjust user print behaviours to be more cost-effective.

In addition, further cost reduction can be realised by using the solution to consolidate personal or less efficient devices into a more optimal estate, confidentiality concerns are often addressed using Follow you printing ensuring users get the correct prints when they are physically at the device.

As you have already touched upon Duncan, there are many types of solutions in the market ranging from fully on-premise to true cloud Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings.

All have different qualities/benefits depending on your business requirements and I hope this session will help customers clarify the differences and what they want from a print management solution.

How is Hybrid Cloud Print different to other solutions on the market?

Where Hybrid Cloud Print sets itself aside, is by being designed for a cloud-first strategy from the ground up. We know that businesses have been moving to the cloud over the last decade because the benefits offered are flexibility, security, more productivity, IT simplification and cost reduction. And the pandemic has accelerated this shift to the point where over 75% of business leaders have a cloud-first strategy, they will adopt in the next 3-5 years.

How future proof is Hybrid Cloud Print?

Flexibility and simplicity are key to our ethos at EveryonePrint. As a customer utilising Hybrid Cloud Print you have more flexibility over your print estate, with our multi-vendor support and zero driver technology our solution will accommodate legacy or multi-vendor estates essentially meaning you can separate your print infrastructure backbone from your hardware purchasing decisions, so whether you are moving to the cloud today or considering it in the future Hybrid Cloud Print simply flexes around your requirements and business needs.

Cost is always a consideration for our customers. Can cost savings be proven with Everyone Print?

What is often overlooked in traditional MPS cost reduction is the heavy upfront investment in the solution which is often bundled in alongside the requirement to refresh the print estate – all of which takes a long time (if ever) to realise a cost-saving.

Furthermore, traditional Managed Print does not address hidden costs and burdens which IT managers and CIOs have challenges upon which is the print infrastructure, the print server & print driver management, maintenance, patches and security flaws for which on-premise solutions give very little in the way of flexibility.

By considering Hybrid Cloud Print as your print management solution, you can achieve savings in the traditional ways but also make significant impacts on the overall infrastructure TCO meaning the cost benefits are realised generally after the first year of outlay.

For more information on Print Management Software: https://unitedbusinessgroup.co.uk/managed-print-services-services/

 

United Buisness Group Turncloud Logos

United Business Group Acquires Turncloud

United Business Group announces acquisition of Turncloud Ltd, a leading provider of managed IT services – specialising in on-site services, remote and telephone help-desk support for growing businesses.

Lee Manning – Chief Operating Officer

“The acquisition of Turncloud offers us additional capability within our rapidly expanding IT team.  Not only does their expertise in providing infrastructure and support services complement our existing business, but also gives us greater regional support.  I am thrilled that Turncloud have joined United Business Group and look forward to working with the team and their customers.”

Additional Information:
https://turncloud.co.uk/

New Partnership Announced!

We are proud to announce our new partnership with Corinthian-Casuals Football Club including exclusive naming rights of the United Business Group Stadium.
 
The ground, which hosts the iconic football club will now be known as ‘The United Business Group Stadium’.

The two-year partnership agreement will also see the United Business Group logo appear on the backs of first team home and away shirts as well as other visual branding around the ground.

Corinthian-Casuals’ Press Officer, Stuart Tree said, “King George’s has been our home for over 30 years and we’re delighted to be partnering with an outstanding company who, like us are proud to represent their local community yet have a global outlook. United Business Group also have a strong ethos of conducting charitable work and we very much look forward to working closely with them.”

United Business Group’s CEO,  Terry Woods said: “This is a wonderful opportunity to be able to support our local community. We’re really proud to be a part of the continued growth of Corinthian-Casuals. It’s an amazing club and we’re delighted to become a part of that.”

Konica Minolta Launches Workplace Hub Pro

Konica Minolta today announced Workplace Hub Pro, further strengthening its all-in-one IT offering to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs.) Joining the Hub and Edge solutions in the next-generation Workplace Hub portfolio, the newly launched device combines powerful, smart office printing technology from Konica Minolta’s bizhub i-Series MFP range, with best-of-breed software and managed IT services – all in a single solution.

Designed with the particular IT needs of SMBs in mind, Workplace Hub Pro combines the innovative Workplace Hub software with high-quality bizhub® i-Series printing and scanning capabilities to deliver a powerful solution for the intelligent connected workplace. The advanced solution offers customers print and copy speeds ranging from 25ppm to 65ppm (pages per minute), and scanning speeds range from 100/200ipm to 140/280ipm (images per minute.) Workplace Hub Pro also offers a comprehensive portfolio of features and applications including print and document management, cloud back-up and remote virtual public network (VPN) connection, and WiFi management to give users the convenience of working with a single provider for all their technology needs.

Workplace Hub Pro

HP Introduces Remote Work Solutions for Rapidly Changing Work Environments

News highlights:

  • Helps partners modernise infrastructures and accelerate transition to cloud
  • Delivers adaptable solutions to help distributed workforces perform in the office and at home
  • Enables workers to stay productive and effective no matter where they work

July 15, 2020 — Today HP Inc. introduced a suite of remote work offerings that enable partners to deliver progressive, integrated services-based print solutions. By building out capabilities that drive business outcomes, HP Amplify partners can ready their businesses to succeed in today’s environment while driving long-term recurring revenue streams.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is requiring companies to accelerate their shift to modern workstyles where where automation and adaptability reign supreme,” said David Prezzano, HP’s General Manager and Global Head, Print Services and Solutions Category, HP Inc. “Customers and partners are now looking to rapidly modernize their infrastructure and shift to service models to better manage distributed IT environments. No matter where a company is on the curve, HP has a suite of solutions to help them succeed.”

Scalable solutions for managing printer fleets remotely

Included in the offerings is HP Advance, a new integrated platform for managing HP Access Control Print, HP Access Control Scan, HP Mobile Connector1 and HP Direct Print from one admin console.  By offering a modular system, enterprise customers can scale requirements easily with the switch of a license key. HP also announced that HP Command Center, a single tool for HP partners to deploy and manage cloud applications for their customers in many cases without going on-site, can now enable fleet onboarding, saving partners time while freeing up IT resources. The HP Workpath ecosystem, which enables workers to connect to cloud-based platforms directly from the MFP, has expanded rapidly since it launched in November 2019, with more than 275 reseller partners, 100+ apps available on the platform and thousands of apps deployed.  In addition, HP has launched its revenue share model for HP Workpath, which simplifies access to third-party applications. By having the order and payment process transacted through HP Command Center, partners now have access to a much broader range of apps. 

Drive your digital transformation journey with imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX

Full Canon Press Release: https://www.canon.co.uk/press-centre/press-releases/2020/02/digital-transformation-journey-with-imagerunner-advance-dx/

4th February 2020: The workplace is changing rapidly. Thanks to mobile and remote working, employees can work wherever and whenever they want. So staying agile in your approach to information management is crucial. We’re evolving our portfolio beyond pure print and scan technology to create adaptable “hubs” for digital transformation: meet the new imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX range. Wherever you are in your digital transformation journey, our new devices can help you seamlessly integrate print and digital, enhancing productivity and freeing up valuable IT resource.

Key Specs

  • 1 pass ADF 270 ipm for duplex A4 (unrivalled speed on the market)
  • New stain-resistant glass (only available from Canon)
  • Ergonomic design of the ADF
  • uniFLOW Online Express embedded as standard for cloud connectivity
  • Output management software, UniFLOW Online, can now be deployed straight from the device, on subscription, for easier adoption and implementation
  • Even quieter scanning operation, making the imageRUNNER ADVANCE DX a leading solution for working office environments
ImageRUNNER ADVANCE DX

Financial considerations for Cloud Migration

Jeremy Winter Partner Director, Azure Management

Co-authored by Jorge Magana, Director, Azure Finance (Financial Planning and Analysis).

In the kick off blog of this series, I shared our top recommendations to accelerate your cloud migration journey, one of which was around aligning key stakeholders across your organization. As you move through assessments and plan your migration, it is critical to get buy in from your CFO and other financial stakeholders—even more so in today’s challenging macro-climate.

IT and finance organizations need to be aligned around how to be agile to adjust to rapidly shifting demands while ensuring that their cost structure is lean enough to weather tough market conditions. With this dual focus, it is critical to understand not only the technical benefits of a cloud transition but also the financial and economic opportunities associated with it. Today I’m sharing my own experience of partnering with finance along with the wisdom that customers have shared about their journey.

Visit the full article here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/blog/preparing-for-what-s-next-financial-considerations-for-cloud-migration/