Refreshed network - nuclias cloud managed solution for an academy school in west London

27 October 2021

Wood End Academy a junior school at the heart of the Greenford community in the London Borough of Ealing.

It is looking to improve and embrace a digital policy for their students, by migrating towards a cloud manged solution. The school were pursuing a solution to improve their network speed and capacity, that’s also easy to maintain.

Challenge

To deliver a robust and scalable Wi-Fi network to meet all current and future needs. Providing seamless roaming wireless across the campus and office teams while segmenting the network to ensure that security and data remains safe and secure. Having a scalable solution was paramount, so that adding additional devices to
the network and increasing the demand, didn’t cause disruption to key systems within the school, hampering students’ e-learning.

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Footballers threaten data firms with GDPR lawsuit

26 October 2021

Some 850 players could bring action

Some 850 players could bring action

Hundreds of professional footballers from the UK’s top divisions have threatened legal action against the data collection industry, which could be a major catalyst to data is handled. 

The 850 players, led by former Cardiff City, Leyton Orient and Yeovil Town manager Russell Slade, in an effort dubbed ‘Project Red Card’, claim that personal data about them (such as height and age) and performance data (such as goals-per-game) is used without a licence.

 

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CityFibre donates to community interest group

26 October 2021

CityFibre donates to Leeds community interest group

CityFibre donates to Leeds community interest group

CityFibre has teamed up with Leeds community interest group, Geeks Room CiC, to provide equipment, including laptops and monitors, to support a new programme helping older students gain employment.

The group provides an alternative environment to the traditional school, with children (aged 8-18) given the opportunity to learn through gaming (known as Game Education) and practical lessons. Its inclusive approach is intended to pull down barriers and ensure children with differing abilities and needs feel valued, connected to others and able to make positive contributions to the group and wider community.

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Keep the gremlins out of your data: take these four steps

26 October 2021

Florian Malecki, vice president international marketing at Arcserve

Florian Malecki, vice president international marketing at Arcserve

Halloween is a time of scary monsters and eerie happenings. It’s also a time to think about the many gremlins that can assail your company’s data and wreak havoc with your business.

The most frightening data horror story in recent memory is about Pixar during the production of Toy Story 2. One of the film’s animators accidentally entered the wrong command and instantly deleted about 90% of the film’s files. Even worse, the data backup system malfunctioned due to inadequate disk space. For a brief, bloodcurdling moment, it looked like almost the entire production would be lost. Thankfully, after much blood, sweat, and tears, the crew recovered the data and restored the film files.

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