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Influence: Mobile Working in the NHS

NHS ‘to benefit from agile development’ with selection of open source database Riak for Spine2 Read More »

Lean, green and flexible: exploring the IT powering WWF’s new HQ

This month saw wildlife charity WWF’s new UK headquarters officially opened by Sir David Attenborough. Everything about the Living Planet Centre in Woking, Surrey, is designed to be as environmentally friendly as possible, including its IT infrastructure. “We looked at how we wanted our staff to work in the organisation, how we wanted them to be connected, how we wanted ... Read More »

Ofcom identifies spectrum bands that could be used for 5G

Staffordshire Police look to EE 4G, Internet of Things and connected devices to help fight crime Read More »

Smart meters: an IT disaster waiting to happen?

Everything has to be prefixed with the word “smart” these days – smart phones, smart cities, smart meters – when really what is meant by the word is that something is not necessarily better, or smarter, but just connected. Often, the word is also used as spin to deflect attention from the fact that what has been decided is anything ... Read More »

Brent Council picks Xirrus Wi-Fi for its ‘cost-effectiveness and flexibility’

Brent Council has selected wireless network provider Xirrus to deliver its Wi-Fi network because it was the most “cost-effective and flexible” solution available. Stephan Conaway, the CIO at Brent Council, explained that there were several reasons to select Xirrus, one of which was that it required fewer access points to provide good Wi-Fi coverage. “It was crucial for us to ... Read More »

Building a smarter university

With almost 25,000 students and over 4,000 staff relying on its IT infrastructure, the University of Southampton knew it had to weigh up its options carefully when it put out a tender for a brand new data centre. And being one of the Russell Group of elite British research universities, it was aware that any mistakes could damage its reputation ... Read More »

If you want Cisco to deliver it’s “in for a penny, in for a pound” says University of Westminster

The University of Westminster is coping with the IT needs of 25,000 students by sticking with incumbent supplier Brocade, believing a move to another supplier, such as Cisco, would require too much of an “end-to-end” commitment. The newly-installed deployment, based around Brocade’s MLX series of core routers, has already served 21,000 devices, with as many as 3,500 devices connected to ... Read More »

Android smartphone and tablet Wi-Fi ‘not great’ for enterprise use

Top-of-the-range Microsoft Surface Book, sir? That’ll be $3,199 Read More »

Intel working on wireless PCs and $1,000 luxury smart bracelet

Intel is ramping up its efforts on the devices front with new devices to go on sale in 2015 – a high-end luxury smart bracelet and wireless PCs.  The company wants to introduce wire-free devices that can be charged using a mat rather than requiring users to plug their devices into sockets. The new concept, which comes under Intel’s Skylake ... Read More »

Building Zones installs first ever global 801.11ac Wi-Fi network at Eversheds

Wireless networking specialist Building Zones won the award for best networking project at the 2014 UK IT Awards, impressing the judges with its engaging story of a small firm of punching well above its weight. Large, medium or small? This is one of the many questions that businesses have to ask themselves when assessing potential partners for an IT programme. ... Read More »

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