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Central Networks IT in Social Housing Conference - Hilton Hotel, Manchester

Jo Berry
20/06/2016
  • A fantastic day had by all on Friday the 17th June at the Hilton Hotel, Manchester for our ‘IT as an Opportunity, Not a Cost’ conference. Central would like to thank everyone who attended and our partners who presented.

  • We had carefully selected presenters that, from our experience in this sector, we believe would demonstrate excellent value for money and cost savings in IT.

    The key subjects that were covered were:

    • 5i: A Central Collaboration Partner and Microsoft Skype for Business

    • Panconnect Mobile Working & Tenant Portal Solutions – presented by Nas Hayat of Housing Insight. Panconnect was demonstrated with Nas taking us through some real life cases of how this unique and powerful mobility platform can significantly improve your efficiency in the field and provide a single pane of glass for tenant access to services.

    • Database Administration Services – Welldata presented their DBA services, providing customers with comprehensive 24×7 ‘fix before fail’ database management and support and how doing this will deliver significant cost savings.

    • Ian Lever – Managing Director of Alysium Consulting gave us a great presentation, providing innovation and insight into the market and trends with a real understanding of the importance of improving and enhancing the customer experience whilst delivering cost savings and productivity enhancements.

    • VMWare – Demonstrating how VMWare provides an effective way to reduce IT expenses while boosting efficiency and agility

    Finally a presentation by Ian Duncalf – IT Operations Manager of One Manchester Housing Group. Ian did a detailed presentation describing the comprehensive support of the organisation that we have provided, their full IT refresh and how Central Networks have helped the merging of the two organisations (Eastlands Homes and City South Manchester Housing Trust) both customers of Central, into a single domain.

    All-in-all a brilliant day of interesting presentations, discussion and good food sponsored by 10ZiG Technology – the cutting edge thin and zero client end point devices for the latest virtual desktop solutions.

    If you wasn’t able to make it on the day but you found something on the agenda interesting, please feel free to contact one of our account managers on 01706 747474 and we can arrange a day were we can come to you and present anything that may be of interest to you.