Robert Gibbons, Cara Technology
Robert Gibbons, Cara Technology

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Leading IT Influencer joins Cara Technology

Macclesfield-based IT Support & Cyber Security business, Cara Technology, has appointed one of Microsoft’s global ‘Influencers’ to its team.

The appointment of leading tech expert, Robert Gibbons, forms part of Cara’s ambitious plans for growth and dovetails fortuitously with an increasing demand for IT support and, in particular, cyber security expertise as the country faces ongoing lockdown situations.

Speaking about the appointment, founder of the company, Andrew Rosamond said, “We are delighted to have landed such a prominent industry expert who will super-charge our expansion plans.

“Rob brings with him a wealth of experience and a passion for the possibilities brought by Cloud technology as well as a keen interest in all things cyber security and a genuine desire to protect both companies and individuals. As such, he’s a perfect match for us.”

Gibbons was invited to join Microsoft’s PAL scheme in 2009 when there were 27 members globally (Gibbons was one of only 3 in the UK) and in 2015 he was named as one of the tech giant’s 33 global influencers who focus on the small and mid-sized busines sector. As well as his relationship with Microsoft, Rob is also a panel member for major industry influencers such CRN, CompTIA, AVAST & Continuum and appears regularly as a guest presenter. Gibbons commented, “This is a really exciting time to be joining Cara. Our sector is going through a massive period of change – keeping the green lights lit up on the server is now less important; it’s more about the cloud and all the options that presents.

“When the March lockdown hit, those businesses still working with servers in offices were not as easily able to facilitate working from home; for those in the cloud, access to laptops permitting, it was fairly seamless.

“But this new way of working opens up a whole can of worms when it comes to cybersecurity and that is currently, and will remain, a key focus for us.

“It’s all about education – the best product when it comes to cyber is arguably the human firewall that is a company’s staff. Their role is of vital importance and should not be underestimated.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Charlotte Gribbin .

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