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For Sale – Selling my Ryzen 1700X Build without GPU

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Hi there.

I’m selling my Ryzen 1700X system as I’m upgrading to a more workstation focused build for my college work that I start in September but keeping my main GPU for my next system.

I was looking for around £600-500 for this build at least but if this could be price checked, I would greatly appreciate that. Thank you.

Specs are :
AMD Ryzen 1700X CPU 8 core CPU
Gigabyte Gaming B350 Motherboard
16GB DDR4 Corsair 3000mhz Ram
Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4 CPU Cooler
256GB Samsung Evo 850 Solid State Drive
Phanteks P400 Case
650W EVGA Supernova G2 Gold PSU Power Supply 80+

I do have a spare old Asus Nvidia GT610 card for basic test purposes and usage.

If you’re interested in this PC, I can post using the box for the Coolermaster case I bought.
PM or comment if you are.

Price and currency: £600
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal
Location: Glasgow
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Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Selling my Ryzen 1700X Build without GPU

Hi there.

I’m selling my Ryzen 1700X system as I’m upgrading to a more workstation focused build for my college work that I start in September but keeping my main GPU for my next system.

I was looking for around £600-500 for this build at least but if this could be price checked, I would greatly appreciate that. Thank you.

Specs are :
AMD Ryzen 1700X CPU 8 core CPU
Gigabyte Gaming B350 Motherboard
16GB DDR4 Corsair 3000mhz Ram
Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4 CPU Cooler
256GB Samsung Evo 850 Solid State Drive
Phanteks P400 Case
650W EVGA Supernova G2 Gold PSU Power Supply 80+

I do have a spare old Asus Nvidia GT610 card for basic test purposes and usage.

If you’re interested in this PC, I can post using the box for the Coolermaster case I bought.
PM or comment if you are.

Price and currency: £600
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Paypal
Location: Glasgow
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

______________________________________________________
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By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

Evergreen Services Group: New deal to up MSP revenue to $40M

Evergreen Services Group, a holding company focused on purchasing managed service providers, is on the cusp of its fifth acquisition, a move that will bring the investor’s MSP revenue to more than $40 million.

The company, based in San Francisco, launched in 2017 as a spinoff of Alpine Investors, a private equity firm. Evergreen has received a $100 million equity commitment from Alpine to launch its acquisition campaign, which got underway seven months ago, according to Ramsey Sahyoun, head of M&A at Evergreen.

Evergreen’s investments include Executech, an MSP in the Salt Lake City area; Wolf Consulting and Jenlor, MSPs in greater Pittsburgh; and Interlaced LLC, an MSP in San Diego specializing in Apple environments.

Next up is an acquisition of an Austin, Texas, MSP that Evergreen Services Group expects to announce next week.

M&A in the MSP market

Evergreen’s acquisitions are in line with the general consolidation trend ongoing in the MSP market. A number of investment groups, including Fusion Agiletech, Converge Technology Partners and Great Hill Partners in conjunction with Reliam Inc., for example, are in the process of building IT services company platforms.

Sahyoun said Evergreen offers a different opportunity for MSPs in the M&A landscape. He said Evergreen purchases 100% of a company and generally pays in cash upfront, noting that other investors strike deals based on earn-outs or seller notes.

In addition, Evergreen takes a long-term view as it acquires companies, Sahyoun said.

“We are not going to smash a few MSPs together and sell in three or four years,” he said. “We are fortunate … to have a long-term financial backer behind this vision of ‘Let’s do this over many years and not just try to make a quick buck.'”

The long-range view enables Evergreen to invest in its acquired companies. Sahyoun said investments in sales and marketing, as well as in service delivery, sets up the acquired companies to have sustainable growth.

The companies Evergreen has acquired thus far will operate as stand-alone, independent platforms, he explained. Evergreen’s approach is to treat companies above the $1 million EBITDA threshold as platforms and those below that mark as add-on acquisitions that would be tucked into one of Evergreen’s platforms.

While Evergreen Services Group doesn’t plan to integrate the platform companies, there will be coordination among its holdings. Sahyoun said Evergreen recently started to bring executives from the companies together in a peer-group format in which they can share best practices and discuss business challenges. In addition, Evergreen provides a subject-matter expert directory and playbook on its website to help companies through such tasks as selecting an IaaS provider or collecting accounts receivable.

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Evergreen Services Group is among the investment organizations looking to do deals in the MSP market.

Looking for SMB focus, MRR

Evergreen’s acquisition approach is to look for MSPs serving the small and medium-sized business market that have more than half of their business coming from monthly recurring revenue (MRR).

We look for companies that have a good, predictable stream of revenue.
Ramsey Sahyounhead of M&A, Evergreen Services Group

“That is what we value and what gets us excited about this industry,” Sahyoun said of MRR. “We look for companies that have a good, predictable stream of revenue.”

Customer satisfaction and high retention rates are also important factors in assessing acquisition candidates. To determine customer satisfaction, Evergreen Services Group goes through a process of talking to a subset of an acquisition candidate’s customers as part of its post-letter-of-intent due diligence.

Sahyoun said the company uses a third-party vendor to conduct the customer surveys, which yield such information as net promoter scores.

In general, Sahyoun suggested the recent uptick in acquisition activity in the MSP market signals a greater confidence in the companies following the MSP business model.

“The business has gotten fundamentally better over time,” he said, noting the shift from break-fix to MMR revenue. “That is a big part of what is driving investor interest.”

Other news

  • Microsoft made several announcements ahead of its annual partner conference, Microsoft Inspire. Among the disclosures is a free version of Microsoft Teams; a Whiteboard app for Windows 10 that is also slated for iOS; an expanded Azure Data Box offering; and new programs and resources that aim to help partners take advantage of Microsoft’s global customer and partner ecosystems. Microsoft also unveiled an Azure Expert MSP program, two Cloud Practice Playbooks and four Digital Transformation eBooks. Microsoft Inspire will run July 15 to 19 in Las Vegas.
  • Accenture has acquired Kogentix, a Schaumburg, Ill., company that focuses on big data and AI services. Kogentix employs about 220 big data engineers, data scientists, machine learning engineers and software developers, according to Accenture.
  • IT management software company SolarWinds has acquired Trusted Metrics, a threat monitoring and management vendor. SolarWinds said it will launch SolarWinds Threat Monitor, a tool for MSPs and managed security services providers, as a result of the buyout. In related news, private equity investment firm and SolarWinds backer Thoma Bravo revealed plans to purchase a majority interest in identity and access management player Centrify.
  • More than half of North American channel partners expect to see an increase in IT spending in 2018 compared with last year, according to a mid-year survey of 363 partner companies undertaken by OneAffiniti, a channel marketing solutions provider.
  • Dataguise, a data privacy protection and compliance vendor, unwrapped the DgSecure Partner Program for selling the company’s data governance enablement software. The program provides training and certification; incentives; demo software; sales leads and sales enablement tools; and market development funds (MDF). Partners can also access deal registration and marketing materials through the Dataguise partner portal, the vendor said.
  • Networking vendor Ruckus Networks unveiled a program for enabling partners to sell Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi. The Cloud-Ready Specialization Program offers tools, training, technical support and incentives and is open to Select- and Elite-level Ruckus Ready partners, the vendor said. Ruckus also provides Smart Cities, Large Public Venue and Education specializations.
  • Yamaha Unified Communications, an audio and video conferencing vendor, introduced a global partner program. The program features three tiers — Basic, Emerging and Prime — with incremental benefits and incentives. At the Basic level, partners can access deal registration, a demo program, special discounts, product training and post-sales technical support. Emerging and Prime partners can tap volume incentive rebates and marketing support such as MDF, according to Yamaha UC.
  • WhiteHat Security, an application security provider, and RiskIQ, a digital threat management firm, are integrating their platforms. The integration gives joint customers “a detailed inventory of web-facing properties, which we can onboard into WhiteHat Sentinel for continuous scanning,” according to John Atkinson, vice president of strategic alliances at WhiteHat Security. As a result, channel partners can provide a “comprehensive solution for dynamic application security testing.”
  • Cybersecurity vendor Bitdefender expanded its security offerings for MSPs. New products include Patch Management, Advanced Threat Security, and Endpoint Detection and Response, available within the Bitdefender Cloud Security for MSP endpoint security suite. The three new offerings can be purchased via monthly usage-based licensing, Bitdefender said.
  • LogiGear, a software-testing vendor, said Royal Cyber, a solution provider based in Naperville, Ill., has joined its roster of value-added resellers. Royal Cyber will provide automation testing using LogiGear’s TestArchitect technology, LogiGear said.

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TD builds on its reputation for excellent customer service with digital banking services powered by the Microsoft Cloud – Transform

TD Bank Group (TD) is sharply focused on building the bank of the future. A future where digital is one of the core driving forces of its transformation journey; where data provides insights into the bank’s customer beliefs, needs and behaviors; and where technology will be the centerpiece of the bank’s delivery model.

In a short time, the bank has made tremendous progress. While TD continues to make the necessary investments in its digital transformation, it does so with the customer at the center. TD has always delivered spectacular in-person customer experiences – that’s how it became the sixth largest bank in North America.

Phrases like artificial intelligence, big data and cloud services didn’t exist in the industry several years ago, but now they’re part of everyday discussions across TD. The bank’s digital and data-driven transformation allows more meaningful and personal engagements with customers, fuels application development, and informs branch and store service delivery by gathering insights to better serve customers the way they want to be served, with precision and close attention to their specific needs.

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TD generates close to 100 million digital records daily, and has more than 12 million digitally active customers. With the Microsoft Cloud to help harness that data, TD can deliver on their promise of legendary service at every touchpoint.

“After all, we’re talking about people’s money,” says Imran Khan, vice president of Digital Customer Experience at TD. “No one gets up in the morning and says, ‘I want a mortgage or a new credit card.’ They say, ‘I want to own a home, invest in my children’s education, start a business, take a holiday with my family, plan for a happy and secure retirement.”

TD knew early on that to innovate quickly it required a flexible platform that harnessed customer data and delivered actionable insights. With Microsoft Azure and data platform services to help provide the power and intelligent capabilities TD was in search of, the financial institution continues to live up to its rich reputation.

Cisco Intersight to take data center networking to the cloud

Cisco’s new cloud-based system for managing converged infrastructure in the data center is currently focused mostly on the computing layer. In the future, however, network management will become a critical component.

On Thursday, the hardware-maker introduced Cisco Intersight, a software-as-a-service system that will eventually become a full-fledged management option for the company’s Unified Computing System (UCS) and HyperFlex, a hyper-converged infrastructure platform. To meet that goal of a complete management system, Cisco plans to add capabilities for network operators.

“The goal is that you have a consistent policy framework across the data center,” said Ken Spear, product marketing manager for UCS at Cisco. “We’re simplifying things, so that also has to occur at the [network] fabric level.”

Cisco Intersight and networking

Intersight, which is available as a tech preview, will contain some of the capabilities of UCS Manager, with others added over time. The SaaS system will also include the Cisco Integrated Management Controller, which is used to connect UCS Manager to external servers.

Eventually, Cisco will tack on UCS Director, an orchestrator that ties together hypervisor, network, storage and compute. UCS Director can be used to configure Layer 4-7 services, such as load balancers and firewalls. Director does this by providing a UCS connector to Cisco’s software-defined networking platform, Application Centric Infrastructure.

UCS Director’s integration into Cisco Intersight will mark the start of the system’s network management piece, Spear said. “That’s when it will tie into networks.”

The details of that tie-in are unavailable, but it’s safe to assume that network operators will benefit from the performance metrics, telemetry and device-tracking data Intersight will gather and analyze. Network managers will also get access to Intersight’s analytics and machine learning capabilities, which will help with maintenance, troubleshooting and automation.

The goal of Cisco Intersight

Cisco’s grand plan is to provide context data to every IT group — network, storage, server and virtualization, said Torsten Volk, an analyst at Enterprise Management Associates, based in Boulder, Colo.

“Intersight aims to bridge the traditional data center silos — with their individual element managers — so that policies, cost control, telemetry and performance metrics can be centrally applied,” Volk said.

Cisco is building a ‘one-stop shop for management of everything data-center-related.’
Andrew Froehlichpresident of West Gate Networks

In essence, Cisco is building a “one-stop shop for management of everything data-center-related,” said Andrew Froehlich, a TechTarget contributor and president of the network consultancy West Gate Networks in Loveland, Colo.

“It’s a great play by Cisco, since they are one of the few companies to offer products for almost every data center function,” Froehlich said.

Intersight is available as a tech preview that’s limited to telemetry collection. In the fourth quarter, Cisco plans to release an Essentials version that will include analytics, system monitoring and operational capabilities. The service will cost $12.49 per month for each physical server. Cisco plans to release more expensive versions incorporating additional features later.

Intersight fits into Cisco’s strategy of increasing recurring revenue from software and cloud-based services over the next several years to offset declining hardware sales. The move toward software and the cloud also helps Cisco in its goal of simplifying network infrastructure complexity.