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Live hack attack at Cisco security breakfast briefing

Have you ever been hacked? Executives found out just how vulnerable they are at a security breakfast briefing held at London’s Royal Exchange on 9th July. Did you realise that it is oh-so-easy to take sensitive information from organisations’ ‘secure platforms’ on which employees are operating with confidential data, believing that they are well protected? With instant 24/7 access for customers, cloud or non-cloud computing, employee BYOD programs, information integrity and sensitivity, compliance and regulation, the avenues of entry for ‘lone wolves’, criminal syndicates and rogue governments to penetrate, search and take data – or just create chaos – with your systems is now an ever-present threat. This is the new reality!

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APSU attends the Infor M3 User Group 2015 Annual Conference

The M3 User Association’s (MUA) Annual Conference was held on 30 June to 1 July 2015, at Infor's Birmingham offices. APSU joined 60 delegates who enjoyed presentations on a wide variety of topics during the two-day event. This event was all the more poignant as the user group General Manager, Graham Maxfield, retires this year.

APSU wins IBM Award for RSS (Retail Store Solutions)

APSU has been named Partner of the Year by IBM for RSS retail store solutions, at the annual IBM education event for EMEA retail partners. The award was made on 6 October, at the McDonalds Windsor hotel. IBM is the biggest retail technology company and this award makes APSU its biggest partner in EMEA.

APSU was chosen because of its approach to business, its volume of sales, and the way the company engages with both the IBM RSS team and customers.
Sales Manager for IBM RSS, David Beer, explained that the award was made in recognition of APSU's knowledge and commitment to IBM's technology. He went on to say that APSU has an open minded approach to making technology work for its customers.

The award comes towards the end of an extremely successful year for APSU. The company was formed after a merger between former businesses Apex and AssurIT, creating a unique breadth of services thanks to outstanding managed service expertise and winning mid-market capabilities. APSU is now able to give retailers everything from improved on-site infrastructure through to fully managed IT provision and Cloud-based solutions.

Mike Dowson, APSU Business Development Director was delighted by the latest recognition of the firm’s achievements:

“This award is an uplifting acknowledgement of the work our team has done over the last year - work that formed a firm foundation for a very successful merger. The recognition is also validation that our combined approach is the most productive one for retail customers who are seeking both service innovations and far higher efficiencies. APSU is a highly capable operation, and we have already delivered some cutting edge projects this year for a number of leading UK retailers.”

APSU is based in Cirencester, Coventry, Newport and Warwick and offers a UK-wide service to retailers and consumer-facing businesses.