Insurer uses AI for MoJ claims

31 January 2019

Allianz's Munich headqaurters 

Allianz's Munich headqaurters 

Injury claims handlers at Allianz Insurance can now action UK Ministry of Justice Stage 3 claims using a new digital platform launched in partnership with law firm Keoghs.

Defendant Hub, described as the “first truly” automated end-to-end digital system for Stage 3 claims, puts an end to case handlers will checking and responding to a court proceedings pack, while having to manually download documents which are then forwarded to legal personnel. Under the old system, the results were then shared with handlers who would manually update the system once the Stage 3 hearing had taken place.

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The desktop PC 'has had its day'

28 January 2019

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Desktop PCs no longer en vogue

The desktop PC has been relegated to the dusty workplace store room, joining relics such as the fax machine and landline phone. That’s the view of technology e-tailer Laptops Direct after it polled 1,013 adults from a variety of business sectors across the UK.

The survey revealed that 42 per cent of UK workers now use a desktop computer in the office. In fact, Laptops Direct says 26 per cent of employees expected to have a laptop upgrade before the end of last year, with a fifth of workers believing desktop PCs make today’s offices look dated and out of touch. Furthermore, 77 per cent of those surveyed believe desktop PCs could ‘turn off’ potential new business clients.

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World’s highest capacity 3.5-inch hard drive unveiled

05 December 2018

The technology uses a small laser diode attached to each recording head to heat a tiny spot on the disk.

The company's HAMR technology uses a small laser diode attached to each recording head to heat a tiny spot on the disk.

Seagate claims it has built and tested the world’s first formatted and fully functioning 16TB enterprise hard drive platform in a standard 3.5-inch form factor – the highest capacity hard drives ever produced. 

The platform uses the company’s heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) technology. 

Seagate says it developed this to enable the next big increase in the amount of data that can be stored on a hard drive.

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UKFast to deliver major IT upgrade to Manchester City Council

29 October 2018

From left: UKFast CEO Lawrence Jones MBE, Cllr. Carl Ollerhead, and MCC's CIO Bob Brown inside the new hosting facility.

From left: UKFast CEO Lawrence Jones MBE, Cllr. Carl Ollerhead, and MCC's CIO Bob Brown inside the new hosting facility.

Manchester City Council (MCC) has awarded a long-term colocation contract to UKFast as part of a major upgrade to its ICT facilities.

The company will host the council’s servers across two separate sites, including two new data centre facilities that it is especially creating.

MCC says UKFast can offer "highly secure" data storage using leading technology that the council couldn't deliver on its own.

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