Virgin Media Business secures deal with Falkirk Council to help schools

17 November 2020

Credit: Falkirk Council/Lisa Evans

Credit: Falkirk Council/Lisa Evans

Virgin Media Business has signed a key public sector contract with Falkirk Council in Scotland that will see it improve connectivity in schools and support digital learning.

The operator will deliver new wireless networks in all the council’s 58 primary, secondary and additional support schools, providing more bandwidth to help them cope with the additional data traffic that will be generated by 18,000 new iPads given to students through the council’s Connected Falkirk project.


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An edge solution for visual inspection and observation

12 November 2020

Two tech specialists have forged a partnership to offer an edge solution for automating visual inspection and observation.

The new end-to-end offering will merge the edge computing technology of Advantech with the BrainMatter platform for intelligent automation based on AI, which allows the former to execute automated tasks on-the-edge of innovative IoT devices ideal for industrial environments.

BrainCreators is a Netherlands-based firm that specialises in turning artificial intelligence (AI) technology into accessible software. Advantech is a computer manufacturing player also in the industrial IoT space, headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Quantum’s ATFS aims 'to classify and manage unstructured data'

10 November 2020

Quantum has expanded its storage portfolio with the addition of the ATFS (All-Terrain File System), the company said.

ATFS is NAS-type file storage based around a file system, but with enhanced capabilities in terms of its ability to interrogate file metadata, tag files and provide multiple management options based on rules applied to them.

It is the result of Quantum’s acquisition of Atavium earlier this year. Atavium manages data and optimises migration of data and workflows. It provides search and policy-based tiering, which range from on-board flash to external and cloud storage. It applies “zero-touch data classification” to classify files as they pass through workflow. It can also provide virtual file system views of specific datasets based on tags in metadata.

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Smarter Technologies selected for G-Cloud 12

06 October 2020

So far, over £5bn has been spent via the first 10 versions of G-Cloud

So far, over £5bn has been spent via the first 10 versions of G-Cloud

Internet of Things (IoT) solutions business Smarter Technologies has been selected as a supplier to help public organisations access cloud computing services.

The firm has been approved as a supplier on the G-Cloud 12 framework Digital Marketplace, which is managed by the governmental department, Crown Commercial Services (CCS).

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