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CIPP chooses not to stick with tape

30 January 2014

The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) is the UK’s only membership association for individuals working in payroll and has in excess of 5,000 professionals as its members. It traditionally used a tape-based backup system but this began to prove problematic as IT co-ordinator Torsten Roesler explains: “Each night, the previous night’s tape would be taken out of the drive and I would take it home with me. We’d have a daily backup tape at my house, along with weekly backups. So at any one time, I would have two tapes at home.”

The tape-based system also ran into logistical challenges. Someone would have to be there to switch the tape during night runs, and holiday periods caused even greater problems. As the institute’s data requirements increased in volume and sensitivity, it found itself unable to store everything on a single tape.

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TETRA boosts security and collaboration across London’s busy South Bank

30 January 2014

The London Eye, Royal Festival Hall, Waterloo... if your job is to coordinate public safety and crime prevention activities around these locations, it’s no small task. You need to share information quickly and regularly with key individuals in order to protect the interests of thousands of people.

As Security Co-ordinator for the South Bank Employers Group (SBEG), this is a day-to-day job for David Clark. The SBEG is a not-for-profit association of the largest organisations in London’s South Bank, Waterloo and Blackfriars, dedicated to improving, promoting and protecting this popular destination.

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Solution for the shrinking it equipment room

30 January 2014

The Food and Drink Federation were faced with the difficult challenge of how to shrink their Information Technology Equipment Room to create more usable office space, and refurbish their offices whilst maintaining full services at all times.

As part of the office refurbishment all the existing low quality telecommunications cabling needed to replaced with a high performance Structured Cabling System that could support voice, data, video and image for at least the next ten years.

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