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Dobbies Plant Seeds Of Change With New Network From Easynet Global Services

LONDON, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --



In today's challenging retail environment, combining an almost 150-year heritage with an ability to embrace technology is an enviable achievement, but Dobbies has done exactly that. One of the UK's largest garden centre retailers, Dobbies has grown from strength to strength with 34 stores and a digital presence. Now it has signed a contract with Easynet Global Services for a new resilient network which will provide a platform for its retail operations and support its strategic growth plans.

For the retailer shifting vast amounts of data each day both in store and online, network resilience is everything. A network outage is simply not an option, at peak times in particular, when EPOS and authorisation systems need to share information rapidly.  With this in mind, Easynet spent time getting to know and understand Dobbies' entire organisation, its strategy, objectives and future plans.

David Gammie, Director of IT for Dobbies Garden Centres Ltd said, "We're in a really exciting place at the moment, with a strong customer offer that we want to build on. A robust and reliable IT platform will help us to continue to deliver a great customer experience, and drive forward our growth plans. Easynet has taken time to get to know our organisation, and demonstrated a thorough understanding of our industry."

Adrian Thirkill, UK MD for Easynet Global Services said, "It's fantastic to see a stalwart of Great Britain's retail industry truly embrace IT.  Dobbies has been operating for the best part of a century and a half, and its new robust IT infrastructure really is a springboard for growth".  

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About  Easynet  Global  Services

Easynet  Global  Services is a global managed service provider, and the largest independent network and hosting integrator in Europe. It has 20 years' experience in delivering managed services to national and multinational businesses. With customers, employees and offices across the world, it combines global reach with local expertise, providing a universal product portfolio and a consistent, personalised experience wherever its customers are in the world.

Having successful track records in both the telecoms and IT services industries, Easynet Global Services offers customers a single point of contact for their IT requirements with a portfolio of products which includes public and private cloud, hosting, application performance management, networking, voice and unified communications services.  

Customers include EDF, Sage, Yakult, Transport for London, Bernard Matthews, Anglian Water, Bridgestone, Q Park and Campofrio Food Group.

Easynet Global Services' dedication to providing service excellence has been recognised in several major industry awards, including European Service Provider of the Year 2013.

Easynet Global Services forms part of the Easynet Group created by the acquisition of Easynet by MDNX in December 2013. The Group brings together the innovative product portfolios and shared customer service commitments of both Easynet and MDNX. The Group is clearly structured to deliver a portfolio of IT services which will help customers drive growth and profitability, and gain a competitive edge in their markets. Easynet and MDNX are passionate about serving the needs of their customers, and this service ethos runs throughout the new organisation.

For more information visit http://www.easynet.com

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