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01732 759725 NEWS : VeNDORS 16 Juniper Networks has become the official networking partner of Aston Martin Lagonda in a deal that will see Juniper branding displayed on Aston Martin’s 2019 Vantage GTE race car. As part of the deal, the luxury British brand, which already uses Juniper solutions across multiple manufacturing, administration and customer-facing sites, will underpin its secure networking infrastructure end-to-end with Juniper solutions. In addition, Aston Martin Racing, the company’s motorsport arm, will use Juniper technology trackside for R&D and communications at endurance sports car race meetings. The new Aston Martin livery with Juniper branding, first seen at the 4 Hours of Silverstone season starter on August 30, will feature on Aston Martin Vantage GTE race cars at several races in the 2019/20 season, including the FIA World Endurance Championship flagship race at Le Mans. Moving forwards with Juniper Networks UKFast gives FASTdesk scope to achieve its potential Manchester tech firm UKFast has made its FASTdesk remote desktop platform a standalone division to capitalise on growing demand for the solution it introduced in 2017. With the growth in remote and flexible working increasing FASTdesk’s annual revenue run rate to almost £400,000, the UKFast spin-off is creating 20 new technical and commercial roles, including Citrix engineers and account managers. FASTdesk helps businesses manage remote working by enabling employees to securely access data, applications and desktops remotely from any device. The Office of National Statistics (ONS) predicts that by 2020, 50% of workers will work at least some of their hours remotely. UKFast CEO Lawrence Jones said: “FASTdesk’s rapid growth over the last 18 months resembles the early years of UKFast. In 1999, we helped clients take their first steps online. Roll on 20 years and we are pioneering ways for our clients to work remotely. The demand for flexible working solutions is driving the decision to make FASTdesk a standalone division. It needs its own oxygen to achieve its true potential.” UKFast recorded a 12% rise in revenue for the year to December 31 2018, from £48.3 million to £53.9 million. Adjusted EBITDA grew from £19.3m in 2017 to £21.9m in 2018. Brother adds to print and scan solutions offering Business technology solutions provider Brother UK is boosting sales opportunities for channel partners with the launch of new services for Brother printers and scanners. The four new services bring the total number of software solutions channel partners can sell alongside hardware to seven. They are: n Order Supplies for ordering consumables directly from a Brother device; n Barcode Print+ for printing barcodes within documents without the need for a dedicated barcode printer; n Remote Panel for remote diagnosis and resolution of printer and scanner issues by an IT department or service provider; and n Request Help, which enables users to request help from a service provider or IT manager directly from the device screen. Each solution can be activated at the Brother device after purchasing a licence. The three existing solutions are Custom UI for personalising the user interface; Secure Print+ for print security; and Barcode Utility for barcode-based document routing for scanners. software-solutions Newcastle Hospitals invests in in-house 3D printing facility Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is set to transform patient care with a new in-house 3D printing facility provided by UK medical 3D printing firm axial3D. The on-site 3D print lab at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, supported by axial3D, will give orthopaedic and spinal surgeons immediate access to patient-specific 3D printed models and reduce waiting times through automated workflows that remove time-consuming steps from the production process. Managed in-house 3D printing facilities, sometimes known as Point-of-Care 3D Printing, are a novel way for hospitals to provide patient-specific 3D printed models for pre-operative planning and patient consent without the need to raise capital expenditure or deploy additional resources. At moments of peak demand, extra prints can be produced at axial3D’s head office and shipped to the requesting clinician. Lawrence Jones NI office for Push Technology Push Technology, a leader in real- time intelligent data streaming and messaging solutions powering mission-critical business applications, has opened a technology hub in Belfast that will offer sales, support and consulting services to the company’s growing customer base in the UK, EU, USA and Pacific Rim. With assistance from Invest Northern Ireland, Push Technology will be recruiting locally to fill a range of software engineering, sales and marketing roles. Push Technology’s Diffusion Real-Time API Management Platform delivers centralised data management, optimisation and integration that simplifies application development, reduces infrastructure requirements and speeds time to market. Its Diffusion and Diffusion Cloud products are available on-premise, in-the-cloud or in hybrid configurations.