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October 2017

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The Test Team Beat Their Fundraising Target for Ataxia UK

Well  Done To Our Test Team For Their Amazing Effort This Weekend!

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IT – The Right Direction, Straightpoint

KFA Connect’s researched report continues to consider how IT can deliver real value.

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IT – The Right Direction, Edgcumbes

KFA Connect’s researched report continues to consider how IT can deliver real value.

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KFA Test Team – Beachfront Charity Walk for Friedreich’s Ataxia

KFA Test Team – Beachfront Charity Walk for Friedreich’s Ataxia

The KFA Test Team have organised a sponsored charity walk on Sunday, the 15th October in support of Friedreich’s Ataxia which is a condition which affects the wife of one of our colleagues.

The day is fast approaching and they have all been training hard in the lead up to this challenge (or at least that is their story!). The team will be walking along Dorset’s coastline all the way from Hengistbury Head to Sandbanks – a total of 17 miles!!

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Let’s hope it stays dry for them!

Please support them by donating to this cause.

All the proceeds raised will go to Ataxia UK charity.

If you would like to support them in their effort to raise £500.00, please visit their Just Giving page

 

Good luck team, you can do it!!

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KFA Carry Out a Successful IBM Power 8 Upgrade, Version 5.4 – Version 7.3

The team did an amazing job this weekend!

 

Over the weekend we successfully completed an IBM Power 8 machine upgrade for one of our largest customers, upgrading their machine from an old iSeries running OS version 5.4, onto a newer 7.3 box.

Months of meticulous planning has gone into this project which paid off and it really was an amazing team effort all weekend.

Our customer will see the benefits of this upgrade straight away as the new system is more efficient, costing less to both power and cool. As the new system is more energy efficient it is also better for the environment. The older the system, the greater the risk of outage and failure.

Upgrading also means fewer problems with hardware and software compatibility too.

 

In order to minimise any potential disruption to our client’s customers…

The machine upgrade was planned to take place at the quietest time of the day and day of the week – which resulted in a highly skilled selection of the KFA team being poised and ready for action (fuelled by crisps and sweets) all night on Saturday.

To keep the troops happy (and also awake!) we got some goodies in – the kitchen reminded us of Christmas!

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Leftovers!

This was a major undertaking for the team, and also a test of our customer’s faith in us and we are pleased to say we did not disappoint them as it was a seamless transition.

 

Great job team KFA!

 

Read more about our IBM i Power services here

 

 

 

 

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Apprenticeships: Home Grown Talent

by Daniel Prince

Software Test Analyst, KFA Connect

 

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