Lincolnshire healthcare organisations save over £100,000 annually with secure access upgrade

11 August 2017

The new unified remote access service serves more than 2,000 users at 111 sites spread across the county.

The new unified remote access service serves more than 2,000 users at 111 sites spread across the county.

All of the NHS operating groups in Lincolnshire have moved from an expensive legacy remote access solution to a new platform provided by ANSecurity.

It’s claimed the migration has “dramatically” reduced licencing costs, improved access to more sites across a wider range of devices, and simplified management requirements.

The transformational implementation in late 2016 was delivered by ANSecurity for United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust as a multi-phase project to redesign parts of its core infrastructure to improve the flexibility of its secure remote access and reduce costs. 

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New bill to bring EU’s General Data Protection Regulation into UK law

07 August 2017

The ICO will be given more power and issue higher fines. Graph shows fines issued so far by the commissioner under the Data Protection Act and Privacy of Electronic Communication Regulations.

The ICO will be given more power and issue higher fines. Graph shows fines issued so far by the commissioner under the Data Protection Act and Privacy of Electronic Communication Regulations.

The government has committed to updating and strengthening data protection laws through a new Data Protection Bill. 

Under the plans outlined in a statement of intent published today, individuals will have more control over their data by having the right to be forgotten and ask for their personal data to be erased.

This will also mean that people can ask social media channels to delete information they posted in their childhood. 

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London Eye becomes first continually moving structure to offer free Wi-Fi

03 August 2017

The network is based on microwave transmitters and receivers.

The network is based on microwave transmitters and receivers.

O2 has built what it claims as the first free Wi-Fi network on a continually moving structure.

The new service is available on Europe’s tallest Ferris wheel, the 135 metre Coca-Cola London Eye on the South Bank of the River Thames.

The system has been designed to beam Wi-Fi coverage between 16 fixed access points (APs) on the wheel’s structure without using fixed cables or satellite technology. 

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Lords committee warns of barrier to trade and security if data transfers are hindered post-Brexit

18 July 2017

Greater friction around data transfers between the UK and EU following Brexit could present a non-tariff trade barrier, warns a House of Lords committee.

The government has said that it wants to secure “unhindered” and “uninterrupted” data flows between the UK and the EU post-Brexit.

It believes this will facilitate trade and cooperation in law enforcement, both of which rely on shared standards of data protection. 

But a House of Lords EU Home Affairs sub-committee is warning that if the government’s objectives are not achieved, the UK could be put at a “competitive disadvantage”. 

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Who runs the IoT?

Billions of devices. Trillions of dollars. But is the network manager responsible for the Internet of Things? 

Feature coming up in the Jul-Aug 2017 issue

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NHS not in crisis...

...at least as far as the transition from N3 to HSCN is concerned.

Front-page story coming up in the Jul-Aug 2017 issue