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Companies have until May to ensure that they are compliant with cyber security before GDPR becomes legislation

11-Dec-2017
Chris Calvert (pictured)
Managing Director, Millgate
Companies have until May to ensure that they are compliant with cyber security before GDPR becomes legislation
A Sheffield-based IT company has seen server sales top £500,000 as firms look to increase and enhance security ahead of the forthcoming GDPR regulations.

Millgate has seen a rise in sales to 645 Dell PowerEdge server units as companies prepare for the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) guidelines.

Chris Calvert, Managing Director of Millgate, said: “Our sales over the past 12 months for this particular server range have been at an all-time high, reaching a revenue of more than £500,000.

“This reflects national sales as PowerEdge is currently ranked number one in servers by unit sales, with features including easy infrastructure management while lowering businesses’ operating costs.

“The range features up to 90 per cent easier issue resolution as well as Intelligent Automation. However, it also has integrated security which protects businesses and their customers with a deep layer of defence built into the hardware and firmware of every server.

“It’s likely that this enhanced level of security is its main selling point because the arrival of GDPR is set to make data protection a more prominent issue than ever. As a result it will be a priority on every business’ agenda between now and the GDPR compliance deadline and we expect to see customer enquiries to continue to rise as a result.”


Companies have until May 2018 to review their data protection policies and ensure they are proactive and compliant with cyber security before GDPR becomes legislation.

Now based at Vantage Drive, Sheffield, Millgate opened its first office in Rotherham in 1996 providing IT and communication solutions for Yorkshire businesses.

Today it is one of the top 100 resellers in UK, serving more than 6,000 customers nationwide with a turnover of more than £40million.

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