Case Studies

Essex County Council local-government

Essex County Council


Essex County Council users were spending much of their time chasing colleagues, rushing to meetings and trawling through files to find information that should have been at their fingertips. Employees working remotely were difficult to reach and found it difficult to access information back at the office.

Microsoft Lync solution was migrated to 15,000 users which decreased the costs of the Council's telephony estate and facilitated greater collaboration and internal efficiencies for their end users.

East Lothian Council local-government

East Lothian Council


East Lothian achieves PSN ready Network and 30% Savings. Until December 2012, East Lothian council worked with a well-known telecommunications provider for the councils wide-area network (WAN) services, but has suffered significant cost increases over the previous 5 years.

East Lothian council were looking for a more flexible network that could offer them a more flexible infrastructure. Following a tender process in February 2012, Updata were chosen to build and manage a single WAN to connect the regions 45 Schools.

Staffordshire & Shropshire HIS health

Staffordshire & Shropshire HIS


Updata Supports Staffordshire and Shropshire Health Information Service through innovative network technology and flexible partnerships. The network had evolved on an ad-hoc basis resulting in an infrastructure that didn't meet the needs of the business and its users.

S&SHIS selected public sector managed network specialist Updata, to build and manage a region-wide Community of Interest Network (COiN).

Fife Council local-government

Fife Council


Fife supports digital based learning with new managed WAN. With around 20,000 employees, Fife Council needs to keep abreast of new developments in ICT, so the Council can take advantage of the most cost effective and up-to-date technology solutions on the market.

Following a public tender in March 2012, Fife chose to work with public sector network specialist, Updata Infrastructure, to provide managed connectivity services to its extensive network of around 500 schools, corporate and remote office sites.

Peterborough City Council education

Peterborough City Council


Delivering the bandwidth required to transform learning.

With schools demanding ever more network performance to support video conferencing and virtual learning environments, Peterborough City Council looked to Updata to significantly enhance their network. Updata built a network capable of delivering speeds of between 10Mbps and 10 Gbps and also provided Becta-compliant Internet filtering, mail services, Web hosting and anti-virus.

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