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GDPR: An Engineers Point of View

If you are currently working in IT in the lead up to the GDPR implementation date (25 May 2018) you were probably trying to decipher the huge volume of data available on how to be GDPR compliant. I had already spent the year prior quietly reading and trying to absorb the thousands of free (!!!) GDPR resources online and I was becoming increasingly disillusioned at the reams of conflicting advice that seemed to emerge each day. More so because colleagues and customers alike were looking at me to advise them on the best way forward.

As GDPR day came ever closer I discovered that “IT Governance”, a well-known provider of risk management and compliance training were offing a one day “Certified” GDPR training course, just down the road from our offices in London. As it was a foundation course that was aimed at novices I jumped at the chance to clarify my thoughts and gain the knowledge I needed when I was offered the chance to attend as part of our own GDPR compliance initiative.

Topics: Latest News Security Network Security

Datrix Wins Cloud Focus Recognition Award from Atos

Unify, the Atos brand for communications software and services has just announced that they have rewarded Datrix with the Cloud Focus Recognition Award. 

With almost a decade alongside Unify, now Atos, we are proud to be their longest established enterprise cloud partner and we believe have set the standard for enterprise cloud communications solutions.

I have great pleasure in confirming that Datrix have been recognised in our Mid-Year awards for their focus on Cloud. The award was based upon segment focus, sales and technical capabilities. Please pass my thanks on to your entire team for their efforts! 
Robert Wiles, VP Channel Sales for UK and Ireland

Topics: Cloud Voice Partner Unify Unified Communications Cloud Backup Circuit Cloud Wireless

Extreme Networks Named Leader in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure

Extreme Networks, the industry’s only end-to-end networking focused vendor, has been named a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure for the first time. 

Gartner’s Magic Quadrant provides a holistic overview of a market’s direction, maturity and key players, evaluating vendors based on their Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute.

Extreme’s surge to leadership has been unprecedented, having been classified as a visionary for three consecutive years prior to the 2018 report, and a niche player just four years ago. 

Topics: Wireless Latest News Extreme Networks Gartner

Business Growth Prompts Datrix Relocation

Our Success

In the wake of the substantial 2017 growth, Datrix recently relocated to the brand new, cutting-edge facility in the centre of Clerkenwell on 25th June 2018.

The modern office has been specifically designed for Datrix and will benefit employees, partners and clients by offering them a much more spacious working environment which includes hot-desking, breakout areas and smart boards, along with a communal dining area that aims to bring teams together more often.

Gavin Camilleri, Managing Director at Datrix who led the relocation project, spoke positively about the transition...

Topics: Latest News

The Only Way is Digital for Our Government

Innovative technology is gaining momentum and driving a transformation of the public sector; slashing costs and upgrading services.

The Technology sector has joined forces with the UK Government to pledge an investment of nearly £1 billion, to develop new AI (artificial intelligence) technologies here in the UK. 

The AI Sector Deal, which has over 50 private sector participating businesses, will contribute £300 million, with another £300 million provided by the government. The remaining £400+ million will come from existing government grants.[1]

In 2017, Notting Hill Carnival saw the Metropolitan Police use AI to drive their facial recognition process and cross reference with other crime data to identify likely offenders. This is one example of an explosion in new technology across the public sphere with the next phase utilising technology to rethink, reshape and reinvent how the government works. The new model will include use of blockchain, machine-learning, drones, robotics and IoT, thus providing vital data in real-time.

Topics: Business Continuity Networking Government Procurement Public Sector

5 Digital Dilemmas in Healthcare Today



The digital era has created new opportunities for healthcare organisations to invest in strategic technologies and compete with the value and convenience offered by their private counterparts. These changes include better access to information, network intelligence, communication mobility and workforce flexibility.

Topics: Analytics Healthcare Public Sector Flexible Working Digital Agenda Security Network Security Cloud Wireless

How Do We Support Hospital's Digital Connectivity?


There are few more complex Technology environments in the UK today than in our NHS. Networking in hospitals represents the pinnacle of network criticality, supporting life-critical services and demanding 100% availability around the clock, 365 days a year.

Wireless networking technology is proving particularly transformative in this arena. From improving the quality of care and patient experience to streamlining back office tasks and logistics, WiFi is helping to eliminate some of the NHS’ greatest challenges.

Topics: Wireless Healthcare Public Sector Cloud Wireless

Capitalising on IoT in the Public Sector



The Internet of Things (IoT) is already having a profound impact on our lives, with the word ‘Smart’ preceding everything from watches and speakers to fridges and lightbulbs. While internet connected devices have been commonplace in households for a number of years, more and more devices are working their way into the workplace. Statista predict that the number of connected devices will surpass 30 billion by 2020
[1] with more than 65% of enterprises adopting IoT products. 

Gartner estimates that internet-connected things will outnumber humans 4-to-1 in the next 24 months

Topics: Critical Network Services Networking Wireless Healthcare

How will the Networking and Communications Sector incorporate Drones?

Drone technology has the potential to increase UK GDP by £42 billion by 2030, according to new research from PwC.

The research estimates there will be more than 76,000 drones in use across UK skies by 2030. More than a third of these could be utilised by the public sector (including in areas such as defence, health and education).

There are significant opportunities for economic gains across all sectors, but the GDP uplift generated by drones is forecast to have a considerable impact on the public sector with an increase of 2.3%, amounting to around £11.4bn. 

Topics: Collaboration Network Analytics Analytics Business Continuity Critical Network Services Networking Wireless New Way to Work Healthcare Enterprise Cloud Solutions Latest News Public Sector Flexible Working Security Network Security

NatWest meet Datrix CEO to Talk all things Business

After establishing Datrix as one of the UK leaders in critical network services and enterprise cloud solutions, NatWest Business Hub turned to CEO Mahmood Chaudhri to find out how we made it happen.

Mahmood founded Datrix in 1994 whilst taking on an MBA; “the MBA gave me confidence to resign from my existing position and set up the business from scratch”. His technical background, including a previous role of systems integration director, provided Mahmood with key insight into new technologies.

Topics: Insider Collaboration Business Continuity Networking Enterprise Cloud Solutions Latest News