NFU survey: 16 per cent of farmers have access to superfast broadband

22 February 2019

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has found that just 16 per cent of members now have access to superfast broadband, albeit an increase of 12 per cent since 2015.

However, despite clear improvements to 4G services and increased access to superfast broadband, the results of the broadband and mobile survey still underlined the importance for improved coverage to help farmers and their businesses.

 

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Redundant fibre used for rail terminal surveillance

22 February 2019

The networked surveillance system features 32 Bosch cameras mounted on 18 Altron towers.

The networked surveillance system features 32 Bosch cameras mounted on 18 Altron towers.

A video surveillance system based on an AMG Systems-supplied Ethernet switch network is helping to protect the UK’s first new inland rail freight hub for over a decade.

The iPort project near Doncaster offers six million square feet of space across 337 acres. The site is already home to large distribution facilities for companies such as Amazon and Lidl, and occupancy is set to expand in the coming years.

 

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Gateshead NHS Trust streamlines patient care with Yellowfin BI

05 February 2019

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust has deployed Yellowfin’s business intelligence and analytics technology to help cut data processing delays and meet clinical targets.

As an NHS trust, Gateshead must work towards nationally mandated performance and KPI metrics. David Thompson, Information and Development Manager, says: “Our team would spend a significant amount of time preparing this information and supporting root-cause analysis when needed.

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TNP to advise public sector in Scotland

05 February 2019

Commercial director Chris Wade says TNP’s public sector experience shows that better network performance is often achieved by using the client’s existing infrastructure.

Commercial director Chris Wade says TNP’s public sector experience shows that better network performance is often achieved by using the client’s existing infrastructure.

Public sector network specialist TNP (The Networking People) has been awarded a place on a new network advice Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) established by the Scottish government. The system aims to give organisations, including local authorities, health trusts, universities and colleges, and easier access to a full range of technical network advice.

The DPS is said to build on the success of the Network Enablement Services Framework originally created by the Scottish government in 2014 to maximise efficiency and collaboration by embedding sustainable procurement for public sector network services.

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