Welcome!

@CloudExpo Authors: Elizabeth White, Liz McMillan, Yeshim Deniz, Zakia Bouachraoui, Pat Romanski

Blog Feed Post

Neil Ledger Recognised as Channel Personality of the Year 2012

CRN UK Presents Top Accolade to Joint Head of Exclusive Networks UK

November 19th 2012, Alton, UK - Exclusive Networks UK's Neil Ledger has been honoured by CRN as its Channel Personality of the Year 2012, owing to his outstanding personal contribution to the industry, and the significant impact of successive channel business ventures spanning the last 20 years. The award was presented at a glittering gala event attended by nearly 2,000 channel VIPs in London on the 15th November.

"When we canvassed the industry for worthy recipients of this award, Neil's name was consistently raised time and time again," said Sara Yirrell, Editor of Computer Reseller News (CRN) and member of the CRN Channel Awards judging panel. "This was a decision taken by the whole editorial team at CRN. We regard Neil as being a beacon of success for the best part of two decades and believe that his leadership, personality and business acumen stand him apart from other industry figures."

Together with business partner and fellow head of Exclusive Networks UK, Ian Morris, Neil Ledger has gained a reputation as a serial channel entrepreneur, establishing and leading a series of highly successful distribution companies - most recently VADition, which was acquired by Exclusive Networks Group in 2011.

Commenting on the award, Neil Ledger said: "I'm naturally very pleased and honoured to accept this, and do so in full recognition of the enormous support both Ian and myself continue to enjoy from colleagues, reseller partners and suppliers. It's been a fantastic journey so far. Thank you to CRN, but this award is really down to everyone I've worked with."

###

About Exclusive Networks UK
Exclusive Networks UK connects emerging and established innovative global technology vendors to the UK market through value-added distribution. It specialises in security, networking, infrastructure and storage solutions for the 'Smarter Social Enterprise'; reflecting the trend toward faster, smarter, more automated and consolidated IT that utilises SaaS and Cloud as delivery models, and incorporates 'smart user' application preferences, device choices and mobility habits. Exclusive Networks UK equips its channel partners to confront and profit from profound, evolutionary changes in the design and delivery of next generation social and mobile communication infrastructures.

The business has grown both organically and through acquisition (Arc Technology in 2008; VADition in 2011). Based in Alton (Hants.) and Chesterfield, Exclusive Networks UK has around 80 employees. The experience and value-orientated heritage gained throughout this journey has won various industry awards and other business accolades.

The company is the UK arm of Exclusive Networks Group. Operated as a tightly integrated group of nationally-focussed, independent, and entrepreneurially-led business units, Exclusive Networks Group has become renowned for bringing innovative and disruptive technologies to the pan-European marketplace. Since 2003 it has achieved significant growth and shared commercial success by providing accelerated go-to-market momentum for its vendor, integrator, VAR and service provider partners through consultancy, engineering, sales, marketing, training and technical support services.

Media Contacts:
David Mclean/Andy Parker
Cohesive Communications
[email protected]
+44 1291 626200

Read the original blog entry...

More Stories By RealWire News Distribution

RealWire is a global news release distribution service specialising in the online media. The RealWire approach focuses on delivering relevant content to the receivers of our client's news releases. As we know that it is only through delivering relevance, that influence can ever be achieved.

CloudEXPO Stories
Using new techniques of information modeling, indexing, and processing, new cloud-based systems can support cloud-based workloads previously not possible for high-throughput insurance, banking, and case-based applications. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, John Newton, CTO, Founder and Chairman of Alfresco, described how to scale cloud-based content management repositories to store, manage, and retrieve billions of documents and related information with fast and linear scalability. He addressed the challenges of scaling document repositories to this level; architectural approaches for coordinating data; search and storage technologies, Solr, and Amazon storage and database technologies; the breadth of use cases that modern content systems need to support; how to support user applications that require subsecond response times.
The deluge of IoT sensor data collected from connected devices and the powerful AI required to make that data actionable are giving rise to a hybrid ecosystem in which cloud, on-prem and edge processes become interweaved. Attendees will learn how emerging composable infrastructure solutions deliver the adaptive architecture needed to manage this new data reality. Machine learning algorithms can better anticipate data storms and automate resources to support surges, including fully scalable GPU-centric compute for the most data-intensive applications. Hyperconverged systems already in place can be revitalized with vendor-agnostic, PCIe-deployed, disaggregated approach to composable, maximizing the value of previous investments.
With more than 30 Kubernetes solutions in the marketplace, it's tempting to think Kubernetes and the vendor ecosystem has solved the problem of operationalizing containers at scale or of automatically managing the elasticity of the underlying infrastructure that these solutions need to be truly scalable. Far from it. There are at least six major pain points that companies experience when they try to deploy and run Kubernetes in their complex environments. In this presentation, the speaker will detail these pain points and explain how cloud can address them.