HSCN

A healthier network

06 March 2018

With the new Health and Social Care Network now up and running, how easy is it for network managers to transition their services from N3 and what are the pain points that will need treatment? JAMES HAYES finds out.

Even its most ardent admirers would likely acknowledge that the NHS has a mixed record for transformative ICT project delivery. But the rollout of the Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) shows that architects of public healthcare networking have gained much from experience. 

The HSCN is the broadband infrastructure that replaces the NHS National Network – N3 – which had connected NHS England locations and 1.3 million employees since 2006. Its successor went live in April 2017, and user migration between the two systems is due to be completed by March 2019.

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Network Management

Uncharted LAN ahead?

09 February 2018

Stulz-Digitronic claims its new 3D software offers high levels of transparency and visibility, allowing data centre operators to monitor and manage their assets efficiently while maximising uptime.

Stulz-Digitronic claims its new 3D software offers high levels of transparency and visibility, allowing data centre operators to monitor and manage their assets efficiently while maximising uptime.

As enterprise networking tech continues to evolve, what are the LAN management challenges data centre operators need to look out for in 2018 and beyond? RAHIEL NASIR finds out.

Network virtualisation and software defined networks will become “inevitable” in 2018, according to FNT.

The Germany-headquartered global provider of integrated software solutions for IT management and data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) reckons any organisations that have not yet adopted these technologies will be in a rush to do so.

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General Data Protection Regulation

Are you ready for it?

02 January 2018

With the General Data Protection Regulation coming into force in the UK in just five months time, RAHIEL NASIR finds out what companies need to do in order to comply.

After being ratified by the EU in 2016, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go live on 25 May 2018.

Among the new rules, organisations will need to implement “privacy by design” and actively demonstrate that the way they collect, use, transfer and store EU customer and client data complies with the new regulation.

Any transgressors risk hefty fines.

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