• Birmingham, Dudley councils accelerate 5G roll-out

    Providing further evidence that the West Midlands is driving 5G in UK, Birmingham City Council and Dudley Council have signed what they call landmark lease agreements with Mobile Broadband Network Limited (MBNL) and fellow UK mobile infrastructure services company Cornerstone to accelerate the roll-out of 5G network infrastructure under the guidance of West Midlands 5G (WM5G).

    MBNL and Cornerstone are the key infrastructure providers for mobile network operators EE, Vodafone, Telefónica (O2) and Three, which hold 5G licences in the UK. WM5G is backed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the West Midlands Combined Authority and

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  • Cut jobs or cut software spending?

    New research from Insight has found there is a lot of waste in IT departments. Unnecessary expenditure on hardware and software licenses has a direct impact on the IT budget, especially as forecasts suggest budgets are highly likely to shrink next year.

    Insight sponsored a Coleman Parkes survey of 550 IT decision makers across the UK, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands, found that the majority of IT departments are being asked to cut costs. The survey, published in Insight’s Is IT failing the cost optimisation challenge? report, found that 30% of the IT decision

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  • Data silos and IT complexity stifle business potential

    The majority of organisations have complex IT environments with countless data silos. The inability to consistently control and access data across various repositories and native data sources leads to persistent business challenges and an erratic view of business potential, a report from 451 Research, part of S&P Global Market Intelligence, has warned.

    The Information-driven compliance and insight report, commissioned by Sinequa, a provider of enterprise search technology, found that one in four organisations have more than 50 distinct data silos. For organisations that identify as being highly data-driven, 451 Research reported that 39% had more than 50 data silos.

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