Cisco “re-invents” networking to make it fit for the future

04 July 2017

What’s described as the “network of the future” has been unveiled by Cisco.

The company claims its intuitive system constantly learns, adapts and automates to optimise operations, and stops security threats in their tracks

According to Cisco, organisations are currently managing their networks through traditional IT processes that are not sustainable.

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Powerhouse deploys IIoT to monitor, manage and control electricity

01 July 2017

Powerhouse MD Sam Thompson (shown left) says the new SCADA system will make the energy management process “completely transparent”. Also pictured: EMR MD Mark Quinn (centre) and Sam Alexander, Powerhouse’s technical director. PHOTO: PHIL SMYTH

Powerhouse MD Sam Thompson (shown left) says the new SCADA system will make the energy management process “completely transparent”. Also pictured: EMR MD Mark Quinn (centre) and Sam Alexander, Powerhouse’s technical director. PHOTO: PHIL SMYTH

Northern Ireland-based electricity aggregator Powerhouse Generation will use industrial IoT technology to remotely manage and control its clients’ power assets.

Powerhouse aims to help large energy consumers in Ireland earn revenue by temporarily reducing or delaying their electricity demand on the grid. It is said to be the first demand-side electricity aggregator to work across both sides of the Irish border.

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University gains network visibility with Nexthink

07 June 2017

The University of Derby (UoD) has selected Nexthink to improve the visibility of its IT environment. 

Over the past five years, it has invested more than £100m in its technology infrastructure and now has around 5,000 endpoints.

These include user workstations and 1,500-2,000 mobile devices, spread across three primary sites and six satellite locations.

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