Wolverhampton Council now a “leading light” for public sector cloud services

05 October 2017

The deployment has been a watershed moment for the way the entire organisation works.

The deployment has been a watershed moment for the way the entire organisation works.

Wolverhampton City Council is said to have one of the public sector’s most advanced cloud-based IT systems after working with automation specialist PowerON.

The council was keen to automate more IT tools, enable the pro-active monitoring of hardware, and streamline software distribution.  

With a Microsoft-centric platform already in place, it invested in System Centre but required help to get the most out of the Microsoft suite’s management products.

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Auction Technology Group consolidates comms with RingCentral cloud

05 October 2017

Operations director Marika Clemow says the new system is already improving workflows and saving time for ATG.

Operations director Marika Clemow says the new system is already improving workflows and saving time for ATG.

Auction Technology Group (ATG) will use RingCentral’s cloud communications and collaboration solution to consolidate an international network of disparate service providers into a single solution.

Headquartered in the UK, ATG runs both timed online auctions as well as those that are webcast live, listing more than 7.5 million items.

It is said to serve more than 43.5 million bidders and facilitates £2bn of transactions annually through a partner network of more than 1,350 auctioneers. 

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Event Alchemy deploys first bonded FTTP connection

26 September 2017

Video production firm Event Alchemy has deployed what’s claimed to be the UK’s first FTTP connection.

The aggregated lines are said to deliver download speeds of 450Mbps which is eight times more than the company’s previous capacity.

Poole-based Event Alchemy needed a network that could support high-speed download and upload capabilities in order to stream HD video.

But in the absence of FTTC and ADSL, it was using a leased line to partially enable this.

This changed when FTTP became available in the region.

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The Pearl: a “beacon of connectivity” in the North East

26 September 2017

Comprising more than 30,000ft2 of office space, the landmark building has achieved a Wired Certified Silver rating for its technology infrastructure.

Comprising more than 30,000ft2 of office space, the landmark building has achieved a Wired Certified Silver rating for its technology infrastructure.

The Pearl is the first building in Newcastle to be certified under WiredScore’s international digital connectivity rating scheme.

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