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.

1997

UKN Group Established

UKN Group established by Michael Eaton with a vision to bring something new and innovative to the world of technology.

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1999

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.

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Google founded

On September 4, Google files for incorporation in California and sets up workspace in… a garage.
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2000

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.

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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.
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2002

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!

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First Nokia with built-in camera

The 7650 was the first Nokia phone to feature an integrated camera.
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2005

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.

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YouTube launched

The creators offered the public a preview of the site in May 2005, six months before YouTube made its official debut.
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2007

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.

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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.
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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.

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2009

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.

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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.

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2010

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.

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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.
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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

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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.

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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.
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Citrix Silver Solutions Advisor

Being experts in Citrix networking optimisation and virtualisation solutions allows us to guide our customers through varying levels of implementation.

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2011

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.

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Microsoft buys Skype

Microsoft announced that it was buying the company for $8.56 billion in cash.
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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.

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2012

UK Expansion

In addition to our Hampshire headquarters, UKN Group opened offices in London, Manchester and Edinburgh to serve local client needs.

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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.
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2013

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.

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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.
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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.

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2016

The Future

Growth, stability, innovation and investment. These will remain the cornerstones of our client commitment to excellence.
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