Kemble-based company Hardware.com receives visit from Microsoft cloud bus.
A COMPANY in Kemble was the first to catch a glimpse of new mobile technology as the Microsoft Cloud Bus takes a tour of the nation.
Hardware.com based in Kemble Enterprise Park was proud to welcome the Microsoft Cloud Bus on its first stop during a tour of all its UK partners.
The bus pulled up at Hardware.com, it's first stop-off out of all Microsoft's partners, to show off the latest technology to employees.
"The bus is a showpiece for upcoming technology," said Managing Director of Hardware.com Charlie Bellord. "We're investing heavily in educating staff so they know what to talk about when speaking to customers.
"We've got a vast team of technology staff and have labs here to demonstrate to customers how kit works. We've got an even bigger showroom at our Swindon offices."
Microsoft trainer Julian Stiles arrived on the bus, armed with information on the new "mobile office of the future."
"The concept is working from home," explained Julian. "Everyone would like to sit in the lounge at home and have the same office experience." The bus detailed the latest IT equipment, presented in a working at home setting.
The network solutions company Hardware.com has reached out globally to places such as South Africa, Las Vegas and the Nordics but has decided to now focus its attention on businesses a little closer to home.
The company of 80 staff is keen to reach out to nearby companies as well as focusing on current clients across the globe.
"The Cotswolds is a very affluent area and there are lots of business people here," said Vendor Manager Michelle Ayres. "The trains are packed in the morning with commuters going from here to the cities. We want to help business locally grow.
"We also have 17 graduates here at the moment as part of our graduate scheme who are all local as well. There aren't a lot of technological people in the Cotswolds."
Hardware.com supplies network and IT infrastructure to companies as big as BT and Microsoft as well as smaller businesses such as Deer Park School or even an individual at home looking to buy a new internet provider.
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