Automating manufacturing resiliency

22 April 2021

Ian Millington, managing director, adi Automation

Ian Millington, managing director, adi Automation

Automation is causing seismic shifts across many industries, as the adoption of intelligent technology promises to transform the way we live and work.

Before Covid-19 arrived on the scene and took the world by surprise, a business’ ability to adapt and respond to marketplace changes was strong indicator of its industry success. Fast forward to today, and without this kind of business mobility, manufacturers expose themselves to a ruthless economic climate, whereby manufacturers across the world are having to down tools and shut up shop to such an extent that they could be doing it for the last time.

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Norfolk Fire & Rescue deploys ESN-ready mobile solution

22 April 2021

Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service has deployed an Emergency Services Network (ESN)-ready mobile data terminal (MDT) solution across its fleet of 66 vehicles, using Panasonic devices and Cradlepoint giagabit-enabled rugged LTE routers.

The fire service has deployed Panasonic Toughbook 33 tablets in the front cabs of its fire appliances as mobile data terminals (MDTs) and Cradlepoint NetCloud and IBR1700 Series routers for 4G LTE connectivity via EE, Vodafone and the forthcoming Emergency Services Network. 

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BT upgrades network and connectivity for Walgreens Boots

22 April 2021

BT has secured a new multi-year contract with Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) to continue as its network partner in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Under the terms of the contract, BT will transform WBA’s networking and deploy next-generation technology to improve the experience for employees and customers.

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It’s all just data over the bridge

09 March 2021

As 2020 came to a close, the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) thrashed out a deal – as part of the long-drawn-out Brexit negotiations – to facilitate the movement and security of data between the exiting country and the 27-member bloc. Well, they agreed to a deal under which the EU will continue to treat the UK as an adequate jurisdiction for up to six months pending any full adequacy finding for the UK.

This means that, for now, personal data can continue to flow from the EU to the UK without the need for millions of contracts and impact assessments. Does that mean that there is no change on the privacy front post-Brexit? Not quite.

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