Open Day


Target and Servers Plus 20th Anniversary Workshops

“You have too many workshops – I can’t possibly see everything I want to” is a comment we get all the time. We know, and we’re sorry. But it’s far better than the alternative. And if anything, it means you have to be selective prioritise the ones you really, really can’t afford to miss.

The workshops are central to our ethos of delivering value at the Open Day, and we’d much rather provide far too much than not enough. This year was no different with advice from a wide range of experts on subjects includingwebsite optimisation, cybercrime, smart home, mesh, servers, storage, networking, internet security, VPN, the latest trends in gaming, VR and the wider IT market, and more.

Outside experts included SEO specialists Blue Digital, The Yorkshire and Humber Organised Crime Unit and market-watchers Gfk and Context World. We had presentations from our established vendors like HPE, Fujitsu, WD, Energenie and Tenda, workshops from 2 of our new partners – Thermaltake and ECS – plus the launch of our own Cloud service. And of course, how to get the best out of our In-Store PC Builder.

Where possible, we have made the presentations available for you to view and download. Just click the 'Resources' tab to the left or click here.

Downloadable Resources

Below are a range of the presentation decks for the workshops at this year's Open Day. Most have been produced specifically for the Open Day and are a unique resource - not all presentations have been included, for various reasons but mostly because they contain content that is sensitive and cannot be released by the .

Please feel free to download and use them yourself but please also be aware they are not necessarily for public consumption - we recommend you do not share them with your own customers.

Thank you to all the presenters for taking part and making these valuable resources available.

BLUE DIGITAL: Google's New Ranking Factors and 10 Actions You Can Implement Now To Improve Your Website"

CONTEXT WORLD: "PC Gaming and VR in 2018"

ENERGENIE: "Selling The Dream - How to Deliver Installed Smart Home Solutions"

GfK: "Experience is Everything, So Stop Selling Products, Start Selling Aspiration"

YORKSHIRE AND HUMBER REGIONAL CYBER CRIME UNIT: "Cybercrime Threats and How Businesses Can Mitigate the Risk" (External Link)


Workshop Timetable

Workshop Timetable at the Target Servers Plus 20th Anniversary Open Day 2018