Making school safety a priority with smart technology

24 February 2021

Matthew Margetts, director of sales and marketing at Smarter Technologies

Matthew Margetts, director of sales and marketing at Smarter Technologies

With pupils set to go back to school on 8 March, there are a number of safety measures schools need to implement to ensure the health and wellness of staff, students and school communities.

The first lockdown and closure of schools brought on by the coronavirus pandemic fired a “warning shot” for education facilities managers, forcing headteachers to re-examine school safety standards. Now that a third lockdown is here and schools have been shut down for a second time, anyone behind the curve with the benefits of smart technology should get on board now before children return to the school environment. And with the ever-changing variants of the Covid-19 virus, schools can’t afford to be “late to class” when it comes to health and safety.

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South East Water signs cloud and machine learning deal with CTS

18 February 2021

Cloud Technology Solutions (CTS), a Google Cloud Premier partner, has secured a contract with South East Water to digitally transform its CRM system, My Account, as part of the organisation’s five-year strategic plan. The project will see the former migrate My Account to Google Cloud, to improve customer service operations by teaming with CTS’s developers and platform engineers. 

This migration will allow South East Water to make use of Firebase – a Google platform that enables businesses to build their own apps – improving communication and interaction with its 2.2 million customers. 

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From edge cloud and 5G through to the arrival of connected robots – the network trends that will dominate 2021

04 February 2021

Jürgen Hatheier, Ciena EMEA CTO

Jürgen Hatheier, Ciena EMEA CTO

In 2020, network providers faced a new set of challenges with the changing dynamics of remote work, school, and the continued surge in demand for bandwidth-intensive applications like streaming video and cloud gaming.

Already this year, it’s clear that we won’t be returning to our old ways of working anytime soon. Our reliance on digital connectivity has grown and the past year has shown us just how critical the underlying communication network is to the way we work, live and play.

So, what does this mean for connectivity in 2021, how will the industry change and what are the trends we are likely to see?

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South East Water signs cloud and machine learning deal with CTS

02 February 2021

Cloud Technology Solutions (CTS), a Google Cloud Premier partner, has secured a contract with South East Water to digitally transform its CRM system, My Account, as part of the organisation’s five-year strategic plan. The project will see the former migrate My Account to Google Cloud, to improve customer service operations by teaming with CTS’s developers and platform engineers. 

This migration will allow South East Water to make use of Firebase – a Google platform that enables businesses to build their own apps – improving communication and interaction with its 2.2 million customers. 

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