Is your IT Infrastructure fit for purpose

Date: 14 January 2016

Time: 6.00pm - 9.30pm

Venue: BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps

Cost: Free to attend for both BCS Members and Non-members

As we enter 2016 many businesses are reviewing the challenges and opportunities of the a new year.

Large and small businesses rely heavily on Digital communications for all aspects of their business operations and many changes are happening in this area.

This meeting will review these in order to plan our agenda for future events.

For Example:-

Inadequate broadband has long been a problem (and a focus for CMA lobbying) but new alternatives are evolving. Alternative Fibre and Satellite broadband services are now being deployed and although still focussed on the consumer market most will offer competitive business rates.

Over a dozen low power wireless technologies are now becoming available for IoT. How should you host these in your business - if at all and which are appropriate?

Forthcoming EU regulation such as GDPR will change the current Data Protection rules significantly. Simply storing or moving personal data on your business network will render you liable for compliance. Mandatory 72 hour breach notification and extremely heavy penalties might make you review your Telecommunications Architecture.

Then of course we need to consider the issues around Cloud computing, Mobility, IPv6 and which parts of the legacy network are still relevant (and how do we implement it all without compromising security)?

This event is an attempt to prioritise these and give CMA a chance to deliver interesting and helpful meetings. There will be refreshments and networking afterwards.

Draft agenda

  • 6.00pm - 6.30pm Networking
  • Opening and intro - What do you want from CMA? - Rick Chandler, Chairman CMA
    Including a review of the current and future technologies businesses need to communicate in the Digital world.
  • Open discussion - Collecting the current needs and issues from the Business telecommunications user community.- All (Led by Committee)
  • Security risks in the IoT enabled business. - Simon Bartlett
  • 8.30pm - 9.30pm Social and networking.