University gains network visibility with Nexthink

07 June 2017

The university hopes that by understanding the end-user experience it will be able to provide a superior IT service to its student community.

The university hopes that by understanding the end-user experience it will be able to provide a superior IT service to its student community.

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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Neonatal unit introduces secure video messaging

07 June 2017

Nurses can capture special moments in the baby's care diary that can then be securely accessed by the parents on any device.

Nurses can capture special moments in the baby's care diary that can then be securely accessed by the parents on any device.

The Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow (RHCG) is now offering secure video messaging to help parents of premature babies stay connected with their child’s progress during their hospital stays. 

The hospital’s neonatal unit (NNU) has been trialling a bespoke platform developed for the NHS by Leeds-based video technology specialist, vCreate.

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Gatwick claims world first with augmented reality navigation system for airport users

26 May 2017

The AR wayfinding tool enables passengers to see directions using their mobiles.

The AR wayfinding tool enables passengers to see directions using their mobiles.

Around 2,000 beacons have been installed across Gatwick Airport’s two terminals providing an indoor navigation system that is said to be much more reliable than GPS. 

The new system, which is part of Gatwick’s £2.5 billion transformation programme, enables augmented reality wayfinding for passengers – claimed to be a world first for an airport.

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UKCloud launches dedicated platform for health sector

26 May 2017

CEO SImon Hansford says the ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach offered by US cloud platforms is not appropriate for specialised sectors such as healthcare.

CEO SImon Hansford says the ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach offered by US cloud platforms is not appropriate for specialised sectors such as healthcare.

UKCloud has launched a new division to deliver an open and collaborative public cloud platform for the healthcare industry.

The firm – which describes itself as the  “easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave” cloud services company – says UKCloud Health will support organisations in health, care, research and life sciences, and pharmaceuticals.

The platform has been launched with 29 partners and 30 customers, including Genomics England and the Devon Partnership NHS Trust. 

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