31 January 2019
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.Find out more
28 January 2019
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.Find out more
05 December 2018
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.Find out more
29 October 2018
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.Find out more