Bull Information Systems has built a network management centre with the aim of reducing the cost of managing a network for its customers.
Speaking at Networks 96, Bull director of network services Steve Rawsthorn said: 'The centre will allow us to deliver a professional and timely service that caters for every possible requirement - like a one-stop networking shop.'
Rawsthorn estimates at least 27 per cent of a company's cost in managing a Lan over a five-year period is hidden. 'The hidden cost is much bigger than most people realise,' he said.
The centre will provide a managed network service for troubleshooting to ensure maximum network uptime.
Located on Birmingham Business Park, the centre will offer services including datacom equipment maintenance, configuration management, remote user support and Internet/ intranet services. It will also provide end-to-end management to a standard service level agreement, including equipment leasing where required.
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