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STORM Computers Introduces The FlashStack Data Center!

The 17th Cisco Connect conference

Recertification of ISO 27001 standards

HPE (Aruba) Receives Highest Scores in 6 of 6 Gartner Critical Capabilities Use Cases

STORM Computers earns the status of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Platinum Partner!

Pure Storage named a Leader in IDC MarketScape for All-Flash Arrays!

The 19th CARNet Conference, CUC 2017

Cisco news presentation

Riders on the STORM - MAGENTA 1 B2B RUN Zagreb 2017

STORM Computers is a proud owner of the Advanced IoT - Connected Safety and Security CISCO specialization!

STORM Computers sudjeluje na jednoj od najvećih konferencija o internetskoj sigurnosti! - Test

Workshop "New sources of revenue with HPE Aruba Networks"

The conference of the association Major Cities of Europe – IT Users group (MCE) was held

STORM Group held its sixth STORM Group Open Golf Tournament

STORM's Flowmon day

Security in business digitization and hybrid solutions era

WinDays17 conference announcement

We will participate at 16th Cisco Connect conference

Storm Computers as Trend Micro Gold Partner

Business partnership with company Flowmon Networks

Storm Computers recertified as Cisco Gold Certified Partner in Eastern Europe

Classroom of the future opened in High school - Gymnasium Karlovac

Classroom of the Future opened in Children's Hospital Zagreb

Recertification audit for standards ISO 27001:2013 and ISO 20000-1:2011

Storm Grupa participated at the 18th CARNet Users Conference

Storm Grupa at 72nd Vis regatta

Hello Possible! – Introducing Pure Storage

Managed Services in the Cloud

Classroom of the future opened in Metković

Storm Computers has represented Croatia at Grand Final of Europe’s biggest business competition

STORM Grupa held its fifth STORM Grupa Open Golf Tournament

Storm Computers reaches the finals of prestigious EBA

Storm in competition for the title National Public Champion

STORM Computers is certified by prestigious standard ISO 27001

STORM Computers named national champion in the European Business Awards 2015/16

STORM Computers has successfully passed certification audit for ISO 20000-1

Fourth STORM Grupa Open Golf Tournament within PBZ Trophy competition

"Classroom of the future" in cooperation with Microsoft Croatia and HP

STORM Computers is a proud owner of the Advanced IoT - Connected Safety and Security CISCO specialization!

STORM Computers takes part in one of the largest Internet security conference!

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STORM Computers Introduces The FlashStack Data Center!

STORM Computers Introduces The FlashStack Data Center!

On March 27th 2018 in a Tehnical Museum of Nikola Tesla we presented the The FlashStack Data Center, an innovative Converged Infrastructure (CI) solution, which is the result of the symbiosis of two global leaders in information technology, Pure Storage and Cisco Systems.

The event was inaugurated by STORM Computers board member Goran Jovičić, and his word was given to Tihomir Čalić, who introduced attendees with Pure Storage and their innovative data storage solutions with his presentation.

As a representatives of the Pure Storage there were Christian Putz, Maciej Bocian, Hassan Hamadani and Bogusz Blaszkiewicz, who presented the latest FlashStack and FlashBlade solutions. On behalf of Cisco Systems, we hosted Pero Gvozdenica.

Apart from the presentations, live demo solutions were also presented, tailored to the needs of all profile users.

You can download the materials in the attachment.

2018 Resolutions Flash Stack Flash Blade Flash Array

The 17th Cisco Connect conference

The 17th Cisco Connect conference

The 17th Cisco Connect conference was held on March 19-21. at Hotel Lone in Rovinj. The conference brought together business and technical managers and experts from the most successful Croatian companies, institutions and organizations, as well as representatives of foreign companies operating in Croatia.
From a wide list of important lecturers and interesting presentations, we will be free to list our colleague Tony Kuzman with a presentation on "Software Defined DC powered by Cisco".


STORM Computers is proud to be silver sponsor of the Cisco Connect conference.

Recertification of ISO 27001 standards

Recertification of ISO 27001 standards

By the end of 2017, STORM Computers successfully recertificated the ISO 27001: 2013 standard.

ISO 27001 is the leading international standard for information security management. It is a systematic approach to managing information security risks that are present in the organization, involving employees, processes, IT systems and policies. It is intended for organizations wishing to establish the highest level of data protection and by implementing them to prevent information attacks, raise the availability of internal resources, and reduce the risks of continuing business.

By recertifying ISO 27001, the company has secured its information by using the standards and controls that are accepted in most reference business systems. Application and compliance with the standard means that the company's management processes are taken seriously and that disaster can continue to provide its services.

STORM Computers confirms its status as a trusted partner that will provide users with a guarantee of integrity preservation and business data security.

HPE (Aruba) Receives Highest Scores in 6 of 6 Gartner Critical Capabilities Use Cases

HPE (Aruba) Receives Highest Scores in 6 of 6 Gartner Critical Capabilities Use Cases* for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure   

To be successful, not just any network will do. You need higher speed and intelligence to make sure devices and apps deliver the optimal experience. You need to adapt quicklyand to be able to identify small problems before they become big problems. 

Read why Gartner has recognized HPE (Aruba), a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company with the highest score in 6 of 6 Gartner Critical Capabilities Use Cases* for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure.

HPE (Aruba) Receives Highest Scores in 6 of 6 Gartner Critical Capabilities Use Cases

 

 

STORM Computers earns the status of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Platinum Partner!

STORM Computers earns the status of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Platinum Partner!

Platinum status is the highest degree of partnership that can be achieved with this global technology company. This partnership status guarantees users the highest level of service and expertise in implementing the entire HPE portfolio of solutions.

This prestigious status is yet another confirmation that STORM Computers has positioned itself as one of the leading Croatian companies in the field of development, implementation and support and maintenance of complex and complete business information and communication systems with a high level of expertise and continuous adoption of new technologies, specializations and certifications.

The longstanding partnership between HPE and STORM Computers has built its firm foundation on a series of successful joint projects, which ultimately resulted in the highest degree of partnership.

 

Pure Storage named a Leader in IDC MarketScape for All-Flash Arrays!

Pure Storage named a Leader in IDC MarketScape for All-Flash Arrays!

The IDC report states that the all-flash array (AFA) market has undergone significant maturation over the past two years and the most differentiation between vendors was noted in their future-looking strategies, how they track and manage the customer experience and how they handle technology refresh cycles. Vendors like Pure Storage are raising the bar in all of these areas to increase overall customer satisfaction.

The Pure Storage Data Platform, powered by all-flash storage, offers a simpler, more effective, and more flexible solution for cloud infrastructure and data-rich applications like artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data analytics.

With the help of Pure Storage solutions, STORM Computers enables companies to transform through a significant increase in performance and efficiency at a lower cost.

Find out more;

IDC report

The 19th CARNet Conference, CUC 2017

The 19th CARNet Conference, CUC 2017

The 19 th CARNet User Conference, CUC 2017, was held from 8th to 10th November 2017 in Valamar hotels in Dubrovnik. The largest conference on education in the Republic of Croatia, under the title "Related knowledge (... 25 years)", visited almost 1,100 participants, of which 650 teachers.

The conference was opened by the envoy of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia and the State Secretary of the Central State Office for the Development of Digital Society, Mr. Bernard Gršić.

An interesting interactive lecture was held by doc.dr.sc. Predrag Pale, co-founder and architect of CARNet and one of the founders of the Internet in Croatia.

The conference program consisted of 15 professional papers, more than 40 workshops, 70 interactive presentations, and presentation of partners from the accompanying industry.

The first day of the conference was marked by the presentation of the activities of the pilot project of e-School, the largest project in the field of education in the country. Andrijana Prskalo Maček, deputy director of CARNet and project manager, presented the latest e-Services and teaching tools developed within this project, involving 151 directors and more than 7,000 teachers and through more than 23,000 students. STORM Computers plays an important role in the project; within the interactive teaching, the company implemented a wireless network in numerous schools throughout the Republic of Croatia and thus enabled them to use the solution unobstructed. The company also participates in setting up and designing the solution, implementing it as well as educating school teachers and administrators.

This year's CARNet competition entitled "The Real Knowledge Exchange" reported 21 digital teaching materials and the Jury selected as the best material the work entitled "A as Algorithm" by author Jelena Radlović of the 1st Gymnasium in Osijek.

STORM Computers is a proud gold sponsor of the 19th CARNet conference.

 

Cisco news presentation

Cisco news presentation

In a cousy and well-known Matis Absolut Lounge ambience, on November 7th, an interesting presentation hosted by STORM Computers and Cisco was held.

Experts from STORM Computers and Cisco have introduced novelties in local network design, innovative SPARK Cisco Meeting Server and WiFi recomendations from practice. Through SPARK's direct demonstration, the participants were able to convince themselves of all the benefits of this new generation Meeting Server.

As a Cisco Gold Certified Partner, STORM Computers confirms its outstanding performance in sales, implementation and support of CISCO solutions in this region.

 

Riders on the STORM - MAGENTA 1 B2B RUN Zagreb 2017

Riders on the STORM - MAGENTA 1 B2B RUN Zagreb 2017

The largest business racing event in Croatia, MAGENTA 1 B2B RUN Zagreb 2017, was held on 14.09. starting at 18h.

The third edition of the race, organized by Run & Trek, this year attracted nearly 4,500 enthusiasts and an undeniable number of fans. The B2B race is designed as an additional motivation to enable employees to activate, team up, and team spirit. The track was also 5 kilometers long this year and tailored to all levels of runners. The start and the goal were in the direction above Pavilion No. 6 and on the way out of Velesajma they ran on the road in the direction of the north towards the Hippodrome and between Hippodrome and Velesajma. After the announcement of the singles and team winners, After Run Party started and the organizer made sure that the drinks and drinks were not lacking.

Under the symbolic name, Riders on the STORM, our "colors" were defended by 25 staff members. And we are very proud of them! Out of a total of 246 institutions and companies, STORMs took 101st place!!! There were some serious runners who were preparing for the race for weeks, but also those who came amateur to this challenge and did not lift up from their comfortable work chairs on Friday. We also have to thank to, not so much sport-oriented, but excellent mood supporters of the STORM team.

STORMs again shoved that they are not just a great racing team but have a real team spirit.

 

STORM Computers is a proud owner of the Advanced IoT - Connected Safety and Security CISCO specialization!

STORM Computers is a proud owner of the Advanced IoT - Connected Safety and Security CISCO specialization!

Achieving Advanced IoT - Connected Safety and Security Specialization is another proof that STORM Computers has the ability to create security solutions that will fully meet the needs of clients. This important achievement is an indicator of our continuous work on improving and developing the quality of services.

Internet of Things - IoT is the networking of physical "smart" devices, which collects useful data with the help of various existing technologies and then through the sensors independently shares and transmits data to other devices. Some of the use examples can be found in households, medicine, industry, transportation and many others.

It is estimated that by 2020, 50 billion devices will be on the Internet, so safety is of primary importance.

In addition to the above mentioned Advanced IoT - Connected Safety and Security Specialization and Cisco Gold Certified Partner status, STORM Computers has 5 more Cisco Specializations;

Advanced Collaboration Architecture Specialization

Advanced Data Center Architecture Specialization

Advanced Enterprise Networks Architecture Specialization

Advanced Security Architecture Specialization

Advanced Unified Fabric Technology Specialization

 

STORM Computers sudjeluje na jednoj od najvećih konferencija o internetskoj sigurnosti! - Test

Jedna od najvećih međunarodnih konferencija o internetskoj sigurnosti u Europi i Aziji, CLOUDSEC 2017, održat će se 5. rujna u Londonu. Konferencija će okupiti više od 1000 sudionika i 40 govornika zvučnih imena poput Rika Fergusona, Jane Frankland, Davida Sancha i Stuarta Astona.

CLOUDSEC 2017 organizira Trend Micro, a među pokroviteljima su vladine agencije, profesionalne udruge, stručnjaci za internetsku sigurnost iz cijelog svijeta i industrijski lideri poput Microsofta.

 

Kao Trend Micro zlatni partner, Storm u svom portfelju nudi sigurnosna rješenja koja štite od širokog spektra Internet prijetnji i napada, uključujući viruse, spam, phishing, spyware te malware prijetnje.

Workshop "New sources of revenue with HPE Aruba Networks"

Workshop "New sources of revenue with HPE Aruba Networks"

 

In the unique Aquatics Aquarium area in Karlovac, a workshop "New sources of revenue with HPE Aruba Networks" was held for the Hrvatski Telekom d.d. (Croatian Telecom Inc.).

After introductory words, new business models were presented for new sources of revenue (As a sevice models, loT & Smart City initiatives).

The great interest of all participants was attracted by an interactive demonstration of advanced solutions, as well as the presentation of the Aruba Management Tools - flexible network management from the public and private clouds prepared by Storm Computers and Veracomp Adriatics teams.

The following Aruba tools were presented:

- Merdian Indoor Navigation, Marketing-Oriented Marketing Campaigns - Micropositioning and Indoor Locations Using Bluetooth Technology; Fast development of simple mobile applications on the Merdian PaaS platform

- Network access control with Aruba Clearpass - use of advanced interface APIs to integrate a 3rd party base with Clear Pass Guest Base

- Advanced analytics with ALE software - use of advanced analytics tools and location services

Aruba Networks is the industry's leading next-generation network infrastructure, advanced management and access control solutions, and application solutions for mobile business networks in the future. These three key areas are merged into a single entity under the "MOVE (Mobile Virtual Enterprise)" architecture. The company was founded in 2002 and in 2015 it becomes a part of the Hewlett Packard Enterprise company.

STORM Computers has a long-standing partner relationship with Hewlett Packard Enterprise also has a certified team of Aruba technologies and solutions specialists.

 

The conference of the association Major Cities of Europe – IT Users group (MCE) was held

The conference of the association Major Cities of Europe – IT Users group (MCE) was held

From June 12 to 14th, 2017, for the second time Zagreb hosted the prestigious annual conference of the association Major Cities of Europe - IT Users group (MCE), which was held under the title "The Digital Future - Cities Facing the Reality ".

The conference organizers ware City of Zagreb and MCE in partnership with the Zagreb Development Agency TPZ. The STORM Group has joined this respectable event as a Silver Sponsor.

The attractive conference program was divided into thematic units:

- eGovernment – Putting Lipstick on a Pig?

- The Great Vanishing Act – Public Administration and the Impact of Emerging Technology

- Boosting the Digital Economy – The Role of Local Public Services; Deep Dive parallel World Cafes

- Local Democracy in a Social Media World

- City Resilience; Embedding and Facilitating Innovation in Public Services

A detailed overview of the topics and program of the conference is available at the link http://www.majorcities.eu/conferences/2017-zagreb/ 

STORM Group held its sixth STORM Group Open Golf Tournament

STORM Group held its sixth STORM Group Open Golf Tournament

On Saturday, June 03, 2017, is held the sixth STORM Group Open Golf tournament. It is one of the several tournaments in the PBZ Trophy competition, which is one of the largest regional golf competitions that regularly attracts more than 200 participants from leading business positions in Croatia and the region as well as celebrities from the world of entertainment and sports.

As well as last year, this year, the contestants started the Cannon start, and the rest of the tournament participants, our friends and guests passed the golf school and won the prizes after the organized competition.

End of the tournament with the award of the prizes to the best contestants marked the celebration with tamburitza musicians.

Thanks to all sponsors and partners for their support in organizing the tournament and congratulations to the best in the competition and golf school!

STORM's Flowmon day

STORM's Flowmon day

On the company’s premises on thursday 18th of may 2017. will be held the presentation about Flowmon solutions with a focus on concrete examples. We have reserved the second part of the presentation for a practical view of the effect of the solution on Flowmon real-time demo system.

Business organization is currently dependent on optimum network performance, and any disturbance has a direct impact on business results. For this reason, it is extremely important at all times to have a detailed insight into network traffic, not just the basic SNMP traffic volume information.

It is necessary to detect, in real time, network impacts and system infiltrates which, because of their specificity, avoid detection of existing security technologies (FW, IPS, AV, SIEM).

We will demonstrate that automated traffic behavior analysis and anomalies detection in the network with timely warning of operational and security issues can drastically shorten time to eliminate errors, security incidents, and bottlenecks.

Flowmon Networks is a company founded in 2007. in Czech Republic. Today, with its portfolio of modern tools and techniques for network monitoring and diagnostics is one of the fastest growing companies in the industry. Flowmon solutions enable complete insight into network traffic, inspection in real time and independent detection of network anomalies. Solutions are adaptable to any network (from 10Mbps to 100Gbps) and provide network performance management. Also, solutions discover advanced threats and targeted attacks, monitor the application workflow without affecting operations and protect the network against DDoS attacks.

Security in business digitization and hybrid solutions era

Security in business digitization and hybrid solutions era

 The presentation will be held on Tuesday 09th of may 2017. at the Matis Absolut Lounge bar in Zagreb, starting at 9:30 h.

STORM Computers will collaborate with firm Veracomp, the leading value-added distributor to present the latest solutions one of the world's largest security solutions manufacturers - Trend Micro.

The renowned lecturers will present news of the following technologies:¸

- Trend Micro XGen security within hybrid solutions

- Integration and orchestration - The future of security IT solutions (how to cover the entire Attack surface with ATP protection with the possibility of integration Trend Micro solutions)

- Security in the Cloud Environment (how to customize Saas and IaaS protection as IT services and solutions as Deep Security, CloudApp Security, and Hosted Email Security)

As a Trend Micro Gold Partner, STORM Computers in its portfolio offers security solutions that protect you from a wide range of Internet threats and attacks, including viruses, spam, phishing, spyware, and malware threats.

Veracomp is a regional distributor with value added , who is offering security, network, telecommunication and data center solutions, and from other wholesale-oriented companies differs by the level of services it offers (presales, technical support, education and consulting).

Trend Micro has imposed with its 28-year business as a market leader in end-to-end and data protection segments, cloud security, and prevention of targeted attacks. Its users offers a complete antivirus and security solution through several product groups. Security solutions are tailored to various user profiles, covering all points of virus entry into the system, from mobile devices, web, mail, client systems to modern data centers, and provide optimal protection in physical, virtual, and cloud environments.

 

WinDays17 conference announcement

WinDays17 conference announcement

Microsoft WinDays17 will take place in Valamar Isabella Island Resort on the Island of Saint Nicolas in Poreč from 25th till 28th April 2017, often referred by participants as „WinDays Island“. Conference is divided into two parts – WinDays17 Business and WinDays17 Technology.

Storm Computers, as a recognized EDU partner by Microsoft, will present case study project "Classroom of the Future in high school Karlovac".

Classroom in high school Karlovac became the fifth classroom of the future sponsored by Microsoft Croatia, Croatian Academic and Research Network – CARNet and Storm Computers. Project allows students to learn digital skills and technological trends while teachers have the ability to facilitate the transfer of knowledge. Using tablets, interactive whiteboard and Microsoft Office 365 tools such as e.g. Yammer social network, Sway presentation tool and Padlet online wall, students work every day on developing their digital skills.

We will participate at 16th Cisco Connect conference

We will participate at 16th Cisco Connect conference

We are pleased to invite you to the 16th Cisco Connect conference, which will be held from 05th – 07th April 2017. in Hotel Park Plaza Histria in Pula.

Each year the conference brings together more than 400 participants, Cisco customers and partners, technical and business decision makers and engineers from top Croatian companies, public sector officials, service providers, foreign companies’ representatives and Cisco distributors.

In accordance with the announced themes of this year's conference Storm Computers, in a collaboration with the company Pure Storage, will present „FlashStack – Data center in a Box“.

Detailed agenda and information can be found on Cisco Connect website.

Storm Computers as Trend Micro Gold Partner

Storm Computers as Trend Micro Gold Partner

In a series of partnerships, Storm Computers has established new partnership status as Trend Micro Gold Partner.

The US company Trend Micro is one of the world's largest provider of security solutions on the market. With an extremely long tradition as market leader in the segment of anti-virus/anti-spam protection on the Internet gateway solutions in which it holds 41% of the world market. By protecting all possible entry points of viruses on the network, Trend Micro offers customers a complete antivirus and security solution through several product groups. The company's vision is the world as secure place for exchange of digital information accomplished with complete proactive data protection strategy.

As Trend Micro Gold Partner, Storm in its product portfolio provides security solutions that protect against a wide range of Internet threats and attacks, including viruses, spam, phishing, spyware and malicious software (malware threats). 

Business partnership with company Flowmon Networks

Business partnership with company Flowmon Networks

Storm Computers is proud to announce that it has fulfilled all requirements for achieving partner status with the company Flowmon Networks.

This European vendor has developed one of the leading solutions in the area of effective control over network traffic, application performance monitoring, advanced anomaly detection and network intrusion.

Today, attacks on computer networks are becoming more and more serious while the network monitoring is increasingly complex. Research shows that 65% of networks is unprotected against any threats but that 80% of network problems can be solved by proper detection and with early response to attacks via an integrated business system like netflow monitoring solution.

Flowmon Networks is a company founded in 2007. in Czech Republic. Today, with its portfolio of modern tools and techniques for network monitoring and diagnostics is one of the fastest growing companies in the industry. Flowmon solutions enable complete insight into network traffic, inspection in real time and independent detection of network anomalies. Solutions are adaptable to any network (from 10Mbps to 100Gbps) and provide network performance management. Also, solutions discover advanced threats and targeted attacks, monitor the application workflow without affecting operations and protect the network against DDoS attacks.

Flowmon solutions are based on NetFlow and cover three main areas:

1. Flow Monitoring & Network Behaviour Analysis

2. Network & Application Performance Monitoring

3. DDoS Detection & Mitigation

Storm Computers recertified as Cisco Gold Certified Partner in Eastern Europe

Storm Computers recertified as Cisco Gold Certified Partner in Eastern Europe

Storm Computers is pleased to announce that it has been recertified as Cisco Gold Certified Partner in Eastern Europe. This designation recognizes company's outstanding performance in selling, implementation and supporting Cisco solutions in this region.

Cisco’s annual Gold Partner Certification highlights company's credibility in the marketplace and its superior level of service. Once more, Storm Computers has met all requirements for achieving the designation, including the support and specialization. This is an important approval that will help company with future positioning and market recognition.

Classroom of the future opened in High school - Gymnasium Karlovac

Classroom of the future opened in High school - Gymnasium Karlovac

Fifth classroom of the future sponsored by Microsoft Croatia, Croatian Academic and Research Network – CARNet and Storm Computers has opened in High school - Gymnasium Karlovac. Project allows students to learn digital skills and technological trends while teachers have the ability to facilitate the transfer of knowledge. During opening ceremony workshop, students have used tablets, interactive whiteboard and Microsoft Office 365 tools (such as social network Yammer, presentation tool Sway and online wall Padlet). During the demo lesson students have expanded their German vocabulary and through given exams and exercises they were encouraged to think and develop argument skills through written and oral communication.

As already experienced integrator of classroom of the future solution, Storm Computers has recognized the importance of digitalization in teaching process. With this solution, students and teachers have the ability to use modern tools in teaching and learning according to the latest global technology trends in education. The company is recognized as a partner in the design and implementation of EDU solutions and provides support through educational training. A shared vision of all stakeholders in this project is through this new experience of teaching encourage teachers and students but also their parents to become more involved in creating a new dimension of education and raising the digital competences of students. 

 

Classroom of the Future opened in Children's Hospital Zagreb

Classroom of the Future opened in Children's Hospital Zagreb

After several elementary schools and high schools across Croatia, for the first time ever Classroom of the Future project joins School in the hospital. On December 6th two Classrooms of the future were opened; one in the Children's Hospital Zagreb and one in the Department of Hematology and Oncology „Dr. Mladen Ćepulić“. Project was established by Croatian Academic and Research Network – CARNet, Samsung Electronics and Storm Computers. This project will enable interactive learning with support of the latest ICT technologies for all students who are in long-term hospitalization, as in pediatric clinic and in the department of pediatric oncology. It is the first classroom of this kind, which aims to help patients of this hospitals overcome everyday obstacles and sense of isolation. 

Depending on health, mental and physical condition of each student, classes are held in groups in the classroom and individually - in patients' rooms.  While on a treatment, students are taught by teachers from Primary School Izidor Kršnjavi in Zagreb. It is worth to mention that this School in hospital is the first of 12 Schools in hospital in Croatia to introduce e-journal for classes in hospital and thus achieves a much faster and better cooperation with the main school. With the help of modern tools, tablet PCs and audio-video connection, classroom offers distance learning and connection with their home schools across Croatia.

Storm Computers has been recognized as a partner in the design and implementation of EDU solutions through project Classroom of the future. Also, company provides support through education and training. Worth to remember, in cooperation with CARNet, Samsung and Storm Computers, first Classroom of the future was opened in September 2013 in elementary school Kamešnica, followed by schools in Bjelovar, Gunja, Koprivnica, Popovača and Zagreb.

 

Recertification audit for standards ISO 27001:2013 and ISO 20000-1:2011

Recertification audit for standards ISO 27001:2013 and ISO 20000-1:2011

Company Storm Computers has successfully passed recertification audit for standards ISO 27001:2013 and ISO 20000-1:2011. 

ISO 20000 is the first global standard for companies that provide services in the information technology sector and is the highest measure of quality for all processes that control the lifecycle of IT services, from production through implementation of technology to end customer service. ISO 27001 is the leading international standard for implementation of information security management system. This standard not only describes protection in the field of information technology but also blend other aspects of security such as physical and technical security, etc.

Implementing these internationally recognized business principles, company confirms its continuous efforts in improving and developing the quality of services and confirms to customers the safety of products and service offer. Also, through application of quality standards in daily business, company confirms the excellence as being partner with world's leading ICT manufacturers. 

More about business standards.

Storm Grupa participated at the 18th CARNet Users Conference

Storm Grupa participated at the 18th CARNet Users Conference

With the title “Let us program our future”, conference was held from November 9th till 11th at hotels Lone and Eden in Rovinj, Croatia. The Conference was organized by the Croatian Academic and Research Network - CARNet, sponsored by President of Croatia, Mrs. Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic and the Ministry of science and education.

The conference was attended by over 980 participants, making it the largest ever organized CARNet Users Conference. Participants were able to attend a rich program composed of two invited lectures, two panels, 30 workshops, 48 active sessions, 22 presentations and 14 presentations from sponsors. The main conference program was divided into five thematic sections: Interactive learning and playful classes, Open education, Development of digital schools, Digital culture and Technology impact on the education of the future.

CARNet Users Conference - CUC is an integral part of the national project "e-Schools: Developing a system of digital maturity of schools (pilot project)", which is co-financed by the European Union from the European structural and investment funds. Storm Grupa held a presentation on the topic of technology in education and own experiences in implementing solutions for smart classrooms. Also in the exhibition part of the conference, the company presented solutions for smart classrooms through software for classroom management, interactive 3D software Corinth Classroom and "All-in-one" device called HP Sprout.

Storm Grupa at 72nd Vis regatta

Storm Grupa at 72nd Vis regatta

Storm Grupa has participated in this year's „Vis regatta“ which has ended with a record number of 155 boats and more than 1.100 sailors.

The first stage of the competition started on Friday, October 14th and after two hours and 13 minutes of sailing, boat „Molo Longo Tutta Trieste“ with skipper Rajko Kujundžić from club Galeb has passed the finish line as the first competitor. The second stage of the competition started on Sunday, October 16th at 9 am. After first hours of sailing it was obvious that the 16-meter boat „Molo Longo Tutta Trieste“ is the favorite. Sailors had spent their free time on the island Vis, which was traditionally marked with the full schedule of events and a lot of fun.

Through the activity of sailing, company supports the development of teamwork in corporate business but also encourages development of skills which are necessary for successful teamwork. Successful sailing is a result of combination between team cooperation and excellent communication and understanding, the character mix which is essential for achieving excellent business goals. 

Hello Possible! – Introducing Pure Storage

Storm Computers Joins the Pure Storage Authorized Reseller and Authorized Support Partner Program

Storm Computers announced it became a member of the Pure Storage Authorized Reseller and Authorized Support Partner (ASP) Program. By expanding the product portfolio with FlashArray AFA (all-flash-array) products, Storm Computers has become the only one company in Croatia which offers Pure Storage’s solutions.

Pure Storage is a hardware-software platform for data storage, developed and optimized for AFA (all-flash-array) and by its technological innovation and business model, Pure Storage achieved a significant shift from any previous storage solutions.

For several years in a row, many independent companies such as Gartner or IDC see Pure Storage as absolute leader in global AFA market. Portfolio of Pure Storage FlashArray solutions represents significant value for customers working on a high performance workloads and applications, including virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), cloud computing, database and server virtualization, Big Data and etc. In addition to regular proactive support on a global basis, Pure Storage gets additional security through the ASP program in the provision of Level 1 and Level 2 customer support.

Pure Storage FlashArray solutions are the industry's first all-flash enterprise storage array to successfully drive the cost of flash memory below that of legacy spinning disk, delivering the innumerable benefits of all-flash at a price point every company can afford. Storm Computers with Pure Storage solution accelerates possible, transforming businesses in ways previously unimagined. The company’s disruptive, software-driven, all-flash storage technology combined with a customer-friendly business maintenance model drives business and IT transformation for customers through dramatic increases in performance and efficiency at lower costs. 

With Pure Storage, companies push the boundaries of what's possible to become faster, smarter and more innovative.

Managed Services in the Cloud

The company is presenting new additions to its portfolio of Cisco solutions for network security infrastructure and delivery of web-based security services (cloud security) thus enabling its customers’ achievement of a greater reliability and mobility.

Cisco Cloud Web Security – SaaS

Meet a very different security approach from Cisco: comprehensive web security as a cloud service. With the Cisco Cloud Web Security (CWS) solution, Cisco is delivering intelligent cybersecurity for the real world. Providing superb visibility, consistent control and advanced threat protection before, during and after an attack. As a cloud-delivered web security solution, Cisco CWS offers extensive security as a service (SaaS). Deployment is simple and fast with no maintenance or upgrades required.

With Cisco CWS, administrators can set and enforce specific web use policies across the entire environment. Users can connect Cisco CWS to their existing infrastructure with flexible network integration options. Cisco CWS controls access to websites and specific content in Web pages and applications as well as SaaS applications. Cisco’s analysis engines deliver continual industry-leading antimalware and zero-day threat protection against web-based attacks.

Cisco Energy Management Cloud

Rising energy costs increase expenses, so you have less money for critical enterprise projects. You can’t invest in additional capacity because of energy constraints. Without a way to see energy use, it is difficult to improve your situation. However, it’s costly to purchase, deploy, or manage yet another premise-based solution. You’d rather free your IT team for more important projects that really move the company forward. Imagine seeing, measuring, and managing all of the energy being used in your company from just one place. Reduce energy costs and optimize energy consumption in your data center and distributed offices with Cisco Energy Management Suite – now enhanced with technology from the recent acquisition of JouleX. See, measure and manage energy usage of all your IP-connected systems. And now you can manage energy without installing software on your premises, using Cisco Energy Management Cloud - a software-as-a-service (SaaS) application. Gain unprecedented energy usage visibility for every device and system connected to your network.

The Cisco Energy Management Cloud delivers powerful, easy-to-use energy management capabilities. This data lets you measure energy usage across your data center and distributed offices. Manage all of your network-connected devices - including PCs, phones, printers, monitors, virtual servers and more.

Cisco Meraki

Cloud Networking provides centralized management, visibility and control without the cost and complexity of controller appliances or overlay management software. Cisco Meraki products are built from the ground up for cloud management and come out of the box with centralized management, layer 7 device and application visibility, real time web-based diagnostics, monitoring, reporting and much more. Cisco Meraki deploys quickly and easily, without training or proprietary command line interfaces. Cisco Meraki now has a complete line of cloud networking products that power over 20.000 customer networks, including massive global deployments with tens of thousands of devices. The Cisco Meraki cloud architecture provides a feature set that is rich enough for large enterprise deployments, yet is easy enough to be used by IT generalists without training.

Cisco WebEx – Online Meetings and Video Conferencing

You may simply need small online meetings with video conferencing and screen sharing but you can add specialized functionality for webinars, training or remote technical support. You may need global online meetings with integrated audio that can be joined via telepresence and multiple video systems or you might want personal video meeting rooms. Cisco WebEx products are all that.

Each Cisco WebEx product is part of an interoperable ecosystem of solutions for working together remotely. While most can be purchased and used alone, WebEx products can be combined and customized to your needs. WebEx products can be used from most devices and platforms. Mobility, ease of use and compatibility are top priorities for Cisco WebEx product developers. 

Managed Services in the Cloud

Classroom of the future opened in Metković

On 30th June 2016., high school gymnasium Metković launched its first "Classroom of the Future". This classroom is a result of donation and cooperation between Microsoft Croatia, company Storm Computers, Croatian Academic and Research Network - CARNet and the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports.

Classroom of the future in Metković is equipped with the 30 most modern Windows, tablet PCs equipped with keyboards tailored to students, a large Multi Touch smart whiteboard and classroom management software. This solution allows performance of interactive classes, usage of teaching materials in electronic format, monitoring of activities of each individual student and mutual communication between teachers and students.

All devices are connected in the network through specially designed system. Gathered students made live demonstration of how this system works in practice. Students from 3rd C class will be the primary beneficiaries of this Classroom of the Future during the school year 2016/2017. Working on tablets, students showed the benefits of such „smart“ collaborative tools in education thus students and their teachers can keep notes, observations and comments and results of lab exercises, create interactive presentations and ultimately test the learned content via knowledge quizzes and examinations.

As Microsoft EDU partner in Croatia and experienced integrator of smart school solutions, Storm has recognized the importance in digitization of teaching process and with this solution company has provided students and their teachers with modern teaching tools according to the latest world technology trends in education.

Company's portfolio of applicative solutions for smart school (e-school) consist of:

 

Storm Computers has represented Croatia at Grand Final of Europe’s biggest business competition

Storm Computers has reached the final of European Business Awards, following a 16-month journey which began when the competition engaged with over 32.000 businesses at its entry stage in spring last year, from which it named 678 National Champions in September 2015. As a National Champion, company then created a video presentation for the judges and took part in the Awards’ public vote.  It was then named as Ruban d’Honneur finalist of The UKTI Award for Innovation.

The Event at the Milan Marriott Hotel had two parts; a 100% Growth Conference during the day where businesses leaders got together to debate and identify ways to double the size of their businesses, and a Gala Dinner in the evening when the final winners were announced. In attendance there were VIPs including leading academics, politicians, ambassadors, and business leaders from the most successful organisations in Europe, many of whom acted as judges for the Awards. 

"The Gala Event Final is the result of enormous effort and achievement. It also presents a powerful opportunity for businesses to meet peers, discover new solutions, do business and celebrate phenomenal success. I wish all our finalists the best of luck." - Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards

In the 2015/16 competition, all EU member markets were represented plus Turkey, Norway, Switzerland, Serbia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Their combined revenue exceeded €1.2 trillion employing over 2.5 million people.

The European Business Awards’ primary purpose is to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe.

Additional sponsors and partners of the Awards include UK Trade and Investment, ELITE and PR Newswire.

STORM Grupa held its fifth STORM Grupa Open Golf Tournament

As part of PBZ Trophy competition, STORM Grupa held its fifth tournament on Saturday, June 11th 2016. Storm Grupa Open is one of the few tournaments within PBZ Trophy competition, one of the largest regional golf competition which is regularly visited with more than 200 participants. This year we had a little change for participants in the competition part of the tournament which started with a different type of start, so-called Cannon start. Other participants of the tournament, our friends and guests, tried their luck at golf school and the best of them won the awards in an organized mini competition.

Tournament finals captured traditional party and awards ceremony. We thank all our sponsors and partners for their support and congratulations to the best ones in the competition and golf school!

Storm Computers reaches the finals of prestigious EBA

Company Storm Computers has been named as a finalist and Ruban d’Honneur recipient in the 2015/16 European Business Awards sponsored by RSM. Selected as one of 10 finalists in The UKTI Award for Innovation category, company will go to the final stage of the competition and undertake a face-to-face interview with the judges. It was chosen from 678 National Champions by an esteemed panel of judges made up of European business and political leaders, academics and entrepreneurs. The company is one of 110 Ruban d’Honneur recipients chosen from across Europe. Among all National Champions from Croatia, judges have selected only two Croatian companies and is interesting that now, both are competitors within the same category. Overall winners of the Awards’ 11 categories will be announced at Gala Ceremony in June. The European Business Awards engaged with over 32.000 companies from 33 countries this year, a 33% increase from last year, and a record-breaking number for the competition now in its ninth year. The European Business Awards was created to celebrate and promote business success and support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe. Watch company’s inspirational story: http://www.businessawardseurope.com/vote/detail-new/croatia/16976

Storm in competition for the title National Public Champion

European Business Awards has named innovative solution of the company - Hospital Cube, as one of the national winners within the category "The UKTI Award for Innovation". This award and recognition lead company to the next round of this prestigious competition supported by business leaders, academics, media and political representatives from all over Europe. Storm Computers has been named as a National Champion for Croatia in The European Business Awards sponsored by RSM; a prestigious competition supported by businesses leaders, academics, media and political representatives from across Europe. The European Business Awards now in its 9th year engaged with over 32.000 business from 33 European countries and 678 companies from across Europe have been named today as National Champions; going through to the second phase of the competition. The European Business Awards is widely recognized as the showcase for Europe’s most dynamic companies and is the largest and most significant cross-sector business recognition programme. European Business Awards recognize excellence, best practices and innovation, and want to set a good example for the business community, underline personal and organizational success and create a platform for discussion about business excellence by awarding the best. The next round requires the National Champions to make a presentation video, telling their unique story and explaining their business success. The judges will view all of the National Champions’ videos and award the best of this group the coveted ‘Ruban d’Honneur’ status. Ruban d’Honneur recipients will then go on to be part of the grand final in 2016. Separately, the National Champion videos will be made public on the European Business Awards website as part of a two stage public vote, which will decide the ‘National Public Champions’ for each country.  Last year over 170.000 votes were cast as companies from across Europe were publicly supported by their clients, staff and peers, as well as the general public.

We wish all the best to other national winners from Croatia in further stages of competition and we hope that the Croatian knowledge, expertise and innovation will be recognized and that one of Croatian national winners will win the winner prize among categories.

STORM Computers is certified by prestigious standard ISO 27001

In the end of year 2015, STORM Computers has successfully passed certification audit for ISO/IEC 27001:2013. Hereby, company confirms its activity in applying ISO standards and practices in relation with its customers and partners. ISO/IEC 27001 is an internationally accepted framework for information security management in order to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information assets. This standard identifies requirements and methodology for implementation of security control and application of information security management in organization. The latest version of this standard was published in year 2013 under the name ISO/IEC 27001:2013.

STORM Computers named national champion in the European Business Awards 2015/16

Storm Computers has been named as a National Champion for Croatia in The European Business Awards sponsored by RSM; a prestigious competition supported by businesses leaders, academics, media and political representatives from across Europe. The European Business Awards now in its 9th year engaged with over 32.000 business from 33 European countries and 678 companies from across Europe have been named today as National Champions; going through to the second phase of the competition. The European Business Awards is widely recognized as the showcase for Europe’s most dynamic companies and is the largest and most significant cross-sector business recognition programme. The application of IT trends and innovations in the area of the company’s business has resulted with the upgrade of the portfolio solutions into the cloud sector developing our own data center and the expansion on the healthcare sector with innovative solution Hospital Cube, the first such solution in the region. Hospital Cube is designed and manufactured exclusively with Croatian knowledge. This is the reason why the company decided to apply in category The UKTI Award for Innovation in this year's European Business Awards competition. The next round requires the National Champions to make a presentation video, telling their unique story and explaining their business success. The judges will view all of the National Champions’ videos, and award the best of this group the coveted ‘Ruban d’Honneur’ status. Ruban d’Honneur recipients will then go on to be part of the grand final in 2016. Separately, the National Champion videos will be made public on the European Business Awards as part of a two stage public vote, which will decide the ‘National Public Champions’ for each country. Last year over 170.000 votes were cast as companies from across Europe were publicly supported by their clients, staff and peers, as well as the general public. We wish all the best to other national winners from Croatia in further stages of evaluation and we hope that the Croatian knowledge, expertise and innovation will be recognized and that one of Croatian national winners will win the winner prize among categories. Further information regarding voting period will be published on our website and social media.

STORM Computers has successfully passed certification audit for ISO 20000-1

Current trends and globalization mark stronger strengthening of competition and more enhanced terms of placements. During the last 30 years, all recommendations and standards for the IT service providing were defined. One of that standard is ISO 20000, adopted in year 2005, which covers the requirements that have to be met by IT service providers. For the first time in Croatia and region, in year 2010. STORM Computers became the holder of the ISO 20000 standard, standard that provides to the customers and partners business harmonized with internationally accepted practices in IT service delivery. In the end of 2015. the company successfully completed the recertification audit. With performed recertification audit, STORM Computers confirmed the seriousness of the organization and its focus on the quality of services and products. With its business in accordance with the requirements of the standard, the company confirmed that it meets the highest business qualities and that it introduces the management culture on clearly defined way. Company's understanding of the significance of standardization in the daily operations led to the adoption of this ISO standard in the IT industry. Application of IT service management is imperative for company's growth and development. With this standard the company meets the recommended international prerequisites, which confirm the consistency in the information service providing.

Fourth STORM Grupa Open Golf Tournament within PBZ Trophy competition

Storm Grupa has organized its fourth tournament within PBZ Trophy golf competition on Friday, September 11th 2015. Storm Grupa Open is one of few tournaments within PBZ Trophy, one of the largest regional golf competition which is visited by more than 200 participants from the leading business positions in Croatia and region, as well as popular people from world of sport and entertainment. Participating in this tournament passionate golf players tested their sport knowledge on golf courts while competing for prestigious positions and awards, in other hand nonprofessional players and guests had opportunity to participate in golf school and to test learned knowledge through organized mini competition. Also, this year’s tournament final captured traditional party and awards ceremony sponsored by the company and sponsor partners. Congratulations to all the winners!

"Classroom of the future" in cooperation with Microsoft Croatia and HP

In the premises of elementary school "Rikard Katalinić Jeretov" in Opatija, STORM Computers in collaboration with Microsoft Croatia and Hewlett-Packard, has introduced a solution of smart classrooms; classrooms of modern technological and educational equipment. Project „Classroom of the future" is accomplished by cooperation of all three partners on CARNet's e-School project, which made a big step towards the future of education, where smart classroom system allows you to perform educational process with the use of multimedia and internet to improve the quality of learning. In this time of economic crisis is not simple to invest into educational system. The success of this project is a result of action and support of the entire school. With the leadership and personal commitment of professor and school director Fredi Glavan, this school was listed as one of the leading schools in the implementation of ICT in teaching and in general operations of institution. Vision of this project is to get as many schools to become innovative participant in shaping the future of learning. Through new experience, encourage teachers and students to become more involved in creating a new dimension of education in which technology provides individualized tools that enable better access to student and prepare young people for entering the world of extreme competition and challenging labor market. After the event colleagues from CARNet and STORM Computers have presented the functionalities of the system and highlighted the importance of the educational transformation in order to point out positive impact of modern technology on the daily work of teachers and the learning process itself. Also, all the professors had the opportunity to go through a brief informational workshop about the system that starts in a big way from the beginning of the school year in September 2014.

STORM Computers is a proud owner of the Advanced IoT - Connected Safety and Security CISCO specialization!

STORM Computers is a proud owner of the Advanced IoT - Connected Safety and Security CISCO specialization!

Achieving Advanced IoT - Connected Safety and Security Specialization is another proof that STORM Computers has the ability to create security solutions that will fully meet the needs of uclients. This important achievement is an indicator of our continuous work on improving and developing the quality of services.

Internet of Things - IoT is the networking of physical "smart" devices, which collects useful data with the help of various existing technologies and then through the sensors independently share and transmit data to other devices. Some of the use examples can be found in households, medicine, industry, transportation and many others.

It is estimated that by 2020, 50 billion devices will be on the Internet, so safety is of primary importance.

In addition to the above mentioned Advanced IoT - Connected Safety and Security Specialization and Cisco Gold Certified Partner status, STORM Computers has 5 more Cisco Specializations;

Advanced Collaboration Architecture Specialization

Advanced Data Center Architecture Specialization

Advanced Enterprise Networks Architecture Specialization

Advanced Security Architecture Specialization

Advanced Unified Fabric Technology Specialization

 

 

STORM Computers takes part in one of the largest Internet security conference!

One of the largest international security conferences across the Europe and Asia Pacific, CLOUDSEC 2017, will be held on September 5 in London. The conference will gather more than 1,000 participants and 40 significant speakers such as Rick Ferguson, Jane Frankland, David Sancho and Stuart Aston.

The conference is hosted by Trend Micro and supported by industry leaders, government agencies, commercial organisations, professional associations, technology vendors, and cyber security professionals from around the world.

STORM Computers have been awarded the Gold status partner. This denotes that STORM Computers manages complex projects and provides a high-level of support to their customers. As a partner, STORM Computers have been awarded the User Protection specialisation as well as the Network Defense specialisation.