UK’s first cloud-based police control room system

05 February 2019

The cloud-based solution aims to simplify management and reduce costs while increasing operational efficiency for Lincolnshire Police.

The cloud-based solution aims to simplify management and reduce costs while increasing operational efficiency for Lincolnshire Police.

G4S has awarded Motorola Solutions a 10-year contract to deliver the UK’s first cloud-based, integrated Command Central Control Room Solution (CRS).

Lincolnshire Police will use the platform to benefit from a continuous workflow experience. It’s claimed the solution will enable control room operators to handle calls faster, make more informed decisions, allocate resources more efficiently as well as coordinate seamlessly with other support organisations.

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Cost of cloud maintenance higher than expected for most businesses

05 February 2019

More than six in 10 organisations believe that the actual costs of maintaining cloud technologies are higher than they expected, according to research by SoftwareONE.

In an independently conducted survey, the software and cloud portfolio management polled 250 IT and business decision-makers from a variety of UK organisations with at least 500 employees. Respondents were taken from a wide variety of different organisations including IT, tech and telecoms, retail, distribution and transport, finance, public sector, among others.

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One-year countdown begins on the ‘death’ of Windows 7

14 January 2019

When asked how much of their organisation has successfully migrated to Windows 10, less than 20 per cent of all those surveyed said it was 100 per cent completed.

When asked how much of their organisation has successfully migrated to Windows 10, less than 20 per cent of all those surveyed said it was 100 per cent completed.

With exactly one year to go until Microsoft ends support for its ten-year-old operating system Windows 7, as many as 43 per cent of enterprises are still running the outdated platform.

That's according to the Death of Windows 7 report from enterprise content delivery firm Kollective.

The study examines the potential costs and security threats involved in staying on Windows 7 after Microsoft's support deadline passes.

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NGD connects to GCX

10 January 2019

NGD’s facility in South Wales offers 750,000ft2 of technical space and can house up to 22,000 racks

NGD’s facility in South Wales offers 750,000ft2 of technical space and can house up to 22,000 racks

Next Generation Data (NGD) today announced its hyperscale data centre in South Wales is now connected to the Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) network.

GCX is a subsidiary of India’s Reliance Communications and is said to own the world’s largest private undersea cable system which spans more than 68,000km. It offers VPLS-enabled Ethernet network capabilities, providing customers with a global service delivery platform. GCX’s network is also claimed to carry around a fifth of the world’s internet traffic.

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