Inside UKN Group
In 17 years we have never stopped learning. To continue our drive for excellence we have learnt to consistently invest, remain focused and be agile to stay at the forefront of technology.
UKN Group Established
UKN Group established by Michael Eaton with a vision to bring something new and innovative to the world of technology.
Microsoft Accredited Partner Status
Reflecting our competency to provide businesses with better, more efficient IT solutions, UKN Group still hold this status today to help customers IT reach its full potential.
On September 4, Google files for incorporation in California and sets up workspace in… a garage.
Cisco Partner Accreditation
Delivering intelligent networks and business architectures has been at the heart of what UKN Group offer since its early days and our Cisco Accreditation certifies our expertise in this field.
Dot-com bubble burst
The Internet bubble bursts, as the fountain of investment capital dries up and the Nasdaq stock index plunges, causing the initial public offering (IPO) window to slam shut and many dotcoms to close their doors.
Quality Accredited to ISO 9001
Our commitment to quality exists to make sure our customers’ needs are met. We do not aim to just meet your needs though; we surpass our customers’ expectations every day. That’s what makes us tick!
First Nokia with built-in camera
The 7650 was the first Nokia phone to feature an integrated camera.
Moving with Technology
UKN Group never sits back and watches technology pass. Our fresh ‘Desktop as a Service’ and ‘Service Centre’ solutions gave existing and new customers even power through cutting edge IT.
The creators offered the public a preview of the site in May 2005, six months before YouTube made its official debut.
10 Years old!
In any industry a lot can change in 10 years but in technology 10 years is more like 100. Our growth and services may have changed but our commitment to each one of our customers was stronger than ever.
Amazon introduces Kindle
Amazon released the first generation Kindle device on 19th November, for $399. It sold out in five and a half hours. The device remained out of stock for five months until late April 2008.
Accredited Microsoft Gold Partner Status
At the time Microsoft Gold Partner Status was the highest accreditation given by Microsoft and gained for UKN Group’s competency, professional certified staff and work carried out backed up by references.
Investor in People
UKN Group care about our employees, they make us who we are and help companies just like you to get the most out of today’s technology.
Facebook turns on its ‘Like’ button
Social-networking site activates FriendFeed-like button, allowing members to apply “Like” labels to messages, photos, and other content.
Sunrise ‘Excellence in IT Service’ award
‘Excellence’ award from Sunrise Software, reflecting the outstanding level of Service Desk support we have provided to our clients over the last 18 years.
Windows 7 released
Sales of Windows 7 in the first eight hours it was available outstripped those of Windows Vista’s entire 17 week pre-order period.
Accredited with VMware Enterprise Partner status
Virtualisation and Cloud solutions can re-define a company’s infrastructure. Our enterprise partner status means UKN Group has the expertise to offer complete solutions to our customers.
Awarded Appsense Gold Certified Solutions Partner
UKN Group is an expert in delivering AppSense solutions to our customers and has demonstrated success in architecting, planning, and delivering user virtualisation solutions.
First iPad released
By May 3, 2010, Apple had sold a million iPads. This was just half the time it took Apple to sell the same number of original iPhones.
Margarita O’ Malley joins the board as Chief Financial Officer
With more than 20 years experience at a senior level in Finance, Margarita joined UKN Group with extensive experience of small, medium and large enterprises and fast growing professional services companies
Government approved apprenticeship scheme
Giving young people an opportunity and making part of UKN Group’s long term development strategy, we are great believers in apprentice schemes.
2 billion+ Internet users
The number of people online has surpassed the 2-billion mark at year-end 2010, of which 1.2 billion are in developing countries. A number of countries, including Estonia, Finland and Spain, have declared access to the Internet as a legal right for their citizens.
Citrix Silver Solutions Advisor
Being experts in Citrix networking optimisation and virtualisation solutions allows us to guide our customers through varying levels of implementation.
Awarded SDI (Service Desk Institute) accreditation
Administered by APMG-International on behalf of SDI, this industry-proven and internationally recognised certification reflects UKN Group’s understanding of the latest industry developments and best practices.
Microsoft buys Skype
Microsoft announced that it was buying the company for $8.56 billion in cash.
Chris Telfer joins the Board as Chief Commercial Officer
With more than 25 years experience in Sales and marketing in technology companies, Chris joined UKN Group after successful appointment with companies such as The Oracle Corporation and Marconi.
In addition to our Hampshire headquarters, UKN Group opened offices in London, Manchester and Edinburgh to serve local client needs.
Web is mobile
The majority of Internet users connected to the Internet with a mobile device in 2011, with smartphones emerging as the most popular mobile Internet access medium.
Awarded SDI (Service Desk Institute) accreditation
Improving on our 2011 award, UKN Group were awarded 3 Star Accreditation, a level achieved by 4 other commercial service desks in the world.
Adobe go Cloud
Adobe announced that they would not release new versions of the Creative Suite and that future versions of its software would only be available through the Creative Cloud.
Mark Watson joins Board as Chief Strategy Officer
Before joining UKN Group, Mark held senior management positions with Deutsche Post DHL / Williams Lea and Gartner with global responsibility for operations and services.
Growth, stability, innovation and investment. These will remain the cornerstones of our client commitment to excellence.