The tech trends every business should know for 2017

With Brexit and a surprise win for Donald Trump, 2016 will be remembered more for political rather than technological change, but we still saw the first reusable rocket land back on its platform, the Amazon Echo launched in Europe, and drones became affordable …and ubiquitous. But what will 2017 hold when it comes to technology?

Thierry Berthouloux, JT’s Chief Technology and Information Officer, shares his thoughts on what 2017 looks like in the ever growing global arena.

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Partner Plus

JT wins major Cisco award for being top partner of global technology leader

JT has been named one of the top partners within EMEA by one of the world’s largest technology companies. JT has been recognised by Cisco Systems – the global leader in IT infrastructure hardware, software and services – by winning its EMEA Partner Plus Prestige programme ahead of some very large UK partners. It puts JT in the top ten per cent of best performing Cisco partners.

JT won its UK category by obtaining key certification and meeting performance criteria, coupled with overall sales performance. The company received its award at a recent
conference held in the Seychelles. JT were invited with 80 other Cisco partners from across Europe, the Middle East and Asia to attend several workshops, one-to-one coaching sessions and network with key Cisco executives.

This was an invite-only conference aimed at partners who work in Cisco’s designated ‘Commercial’ sector – customers with 250-2,000 employees that meet sales, services and training targets.

David Simpson, Product and Vendor Manager for JT Group, who received the award, said: “Being a Partner Plus is not only recognition of JT’s capability with Cisco products, it also gives us exclusive access to advanced architectures, training, expertise, software and services. With Cisco’s support, we can pass on these tailored benefits to our customers, helping to grow sales and maintain JT’s position as a small but global operator.”

Karin Surber, Global Partner Manager, Cisco Systems Inc. said: “JT was one of the fastest growing Cisco partners globally in the Commercial Segment for the 2016 Fiscal Year. They are recognized as a Winner’s Circle Partner – one of only 0.5% partners world-wide that earned this status. This is an incredible accomplishment as there are over 50,000 Cisco partners who sell into the commercial Space for Cisco world-wide.

We congratulate JT for their incredible performance and thank them for their continued partnership.”


Crisis Management IoD

Chief Minister to outline challenges facing Jersey in 2017 at IoD lunch

Chief Minister Ian Gorst will be talking to business leaders in Jersey on Thursday 15 December, at the last Institute of Directors’ lunch for the year, sponsored by JT.
Senator Gorst’s talk is titled ‘A review of 2016 and the challenges facing Jersey in 2017’ and will take place at The Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa in St Helier. The lunch will take place between 12 pm and 2 pm.

Senator Gorst was first elected to the States as a Deputy of St Clement in 2005 and re-elected in 2008. He moved to the Senatorial benches three years later and was appointed Chief Minister in November 2011. He was re-elected both as a Senator and Chief Minister in 2014. As Chairman of the Council of Ministers, Senator Gorst’s responsibilities include States’ strategic and long-term planning, including population policy; the States Employment Board; constitutional affairs, including safeguarding human rights and constitutional reform; justice policy and resources, legal services; and financial services, the digital sector as well as competition and innovation policies.

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