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Datrix Reinforces Commitment to UK Public Sector with RM3808 Network Services 2 Award

Datrix, a leading supplier of smart and secure networking and communications solutions, is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a place on the Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) RM3808 Network Services 2 framework.

Topics: LAN Procurement Networking Wireless Government Procurement Public Sector Network Services 2 RM3808

Why Should Local Governments Invest in Cloud?


What does it mean to be in the Cloud?

The market for cloud computing and applications has been maturing rapidly over the past five years. As it continues to evolve, more and more local authorities are migrating to the cloud to take advantage of greater agility, scalability and cost-savings.

There have been barriers that have kept local government CIOs from a broader adoption of cloud technology, including budget and contractual considerations. Perhaps one of the most enduring obstacles has been a lingering concern around how secure the cloud truly is?

What's Included:

  • Welcome to the Era of the Anywhere Worker
  • From ISDN to SIP
  • Case Studies; Horsham District Council and Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council
Topics: Wireless Unified Communications Enterprise Cloud Solutions Cloud Backup Public Sector Flexible Working Cloud Wireless

Challenges Facing the Logistics Industry

In today’s customer-oriented, digitised society, the Transport & Logistics industry is under constant pressure to remain competitive, deliver high quality services to customers and adopt innovative ways to optimise their processes.

One obvious requirement for any Logistics business is the need to keep track of what is going on in real-time, making Voice over IP a very useful technology.

VoIP for Logistics delivers:

  • Access to voicemail and call-taking from the warehouse floor to call centres and business offices

  • Reduced phone service fees and charges

  • The ability to record calls; aiding supervisory staff in ensuring that customers’ needs are well supported. Voice recordings can also be consulted during the investigation of any disputes that are raised
Topics: Collaboration UC Networking Wireless New Way to Work Telephony Flexible Working Network Security

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

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

The Wireless Market Becomes Yet More Black And White - Extreme Networks Completes Zebra WLAN Acquisition…

Firstly a thank-you to everyone that has braved this blog in spite of its terribly unfunny opening salvo. I promise to be absolutely 100% pun free for the duration…

Firstly a thank-you to everyone that has braved this blog in spite of its terribly unfunny opening salvo. I promise to be absolutely 100% pun free for the duration…

At the beginning of September Extreme Networks announced plans to acquire Zebra Technologies’ Wireless LAN portfolio. The acquisition was completed this week, further strengthening Extreme's end-to-end, wired and wireless software-driven networking portfolio.

Topics: Wireless Extreme Networks WLAN

Extreme Networks Introduces Industry's First Wave2 Wireless Access Point with Integrated Security Camera

Extreme Networks has this week introduced the industry's first Wave2 integrated camera Access Point as part of the ExtremeWirelessTM portfolio. The AP3916i, an 802.11ac Wave2 AP with an integrated high-definition camera, offers significant cost savings and unified management when compared to traditional surveillance camera solutions.

"We're excited to bring the industry's first Wave2 camera AP to our customers and help them easily manage the continued surge in connected devices for the enterprise campus market", says Mike Leibovitz, Director of Product Strategy, Extreme Networks. "As a leader in the wired, wireless and software markets, our focus is to provide best-in-class, innovative wireless solutions that make networking easier and more secure for enterprises looking to shift to smart buildings."

Topics: Wireless Extreme Networks Cloud Wireless

IT In The NHS – Not So Boring Anymore…

Datrix are an IT specialist. For many years, we have talked to IT people, about IT things, and the outcome has often led to us successfully delivering IT solutions both in the NHS and elsewhere. For almost as many years, I have personally been advocating a focus on proactivity and on the end user experience, rather than reactivity and the delivery of generic solutions - this time with varying degrees of success.

Recently, for the first time, I decided to really stand by what I’ve preached and speak to people in the NHS who are responsible for the patient experience, rather than networks and IT. My aim was simple – to communicate how our seemingly boring IT technologies can have a massive impact on the people that matter in the NHS – the patients.

Topics: Wireless Healthcare