NCT rolls out latest cloud mobile system for engineers

19 June 2020

Nottingham City Transport (NCT) is deploying the latest mobile technology across its engineering operations as part of the roll out of a new cloud-hosted system from Freeway Fleet Systems.

Engineering staff are being equipped with rugged tablet devices that synchronise in real time with a central Freeway system for managing the maintenance of over 300 buses. The tablets will be used to replace virtually all paperwork and will be utilised by everyone from technicians to electrical specialists and cleaners.
NCT said it required a system to transform what was largely a paper-based operation and – in addition to mobile paperless working – the company also specified a cloud-based system.

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Rackspace goes all in on multicloud, launches new solutions and renames company

09 June 2020

Rackspace has announced  plans to provide comprehensive solutions across the entire technology transformation lifecycle following a series of acquisitions and strategic partnerships.

Under the new name Rackspace Technology, the company will now focus on cloud optimisation, security, cloud native enablement and data modernisation to bring its multicloud expertise to market.

CEO of Rackspace Technology, Kevin Jones explained how these efforts are a culmination of the company's massive transformation over the past year and added: “Our technical acumen with the world’s leading cloud technologies – across apps, data and security – empowers our customers to build new revenue streams, increase efficiency, and create incredible experiences. Our new name, mission and multicloud solutions better represent the full value we bring to market. Our mission is simple. Embrace technology. Empower customers. Deliver the future.”

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‘Remote working gives hackers new opportunities’

21 May 2020

The mass move to work from home during the coronavirus crisis has created openings for hackers, according to global cyber security experts. 

Employees have been told to stay at home to work and study because of the coronavirus pandemic, but using their laptops and accessing company data will only encourage hackers to exploit sensitive information belonging to the likes of the NHS and giant corporations.

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Property debt fund backs Proximity Data Centres

21 May 2020

The funding will also enable Proximity to continue its expansion, offering national capability and helping customers keep pace with their increasing data needs, according to ICG-Longbow

The funding will also enable Proximity to continue its expansion, offering national capability and helping customers keep pace with their increasing data needs, according to ICG-Longbow

Proximity Data Centres has received a £25m shot in the arm from a fund managed by Intermediate Capital Group’s real estate asset management division.

ICG-Longbow has provided the capital to the UK regional edge colocation provider to help its strategic £80m rollout of 18 internet data centres.

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