5G is brand new to the UK – so new that at the time of writing, the iPhone 8 is not yet 5G-compatible. Businesses are being expected to create a 5G environment, without even experiencing the 5G benefit directly first
Regardless of your business sector, you know how important it is to remain agile and to stay ahead of your competition. Particularly as we head into the 4th industrial revolution according to the World Economic Forum (http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_FOJ_Executive_Summary_Jobs.pdf) Continue Reading
Cyber Essentials means that our organisation meets a Government-endorsed standard. We are determined to keep cyber crime at bay, both within our own organisation, and with any of our client data that we hold. Continue Reading
“It’s less than a year until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect. And although it can mean fines of up to 4 per cent of turnover, most businesses are still not prepared. So how do companies not only get ready for this daunting legislation but embrace it for growth? LINK to read full article Continue Reading
When a cloud is not in the clouds
With an average of 10,000 monthly search-engine searches to locate the cloud, it seems that many people are still a little in the dark about where the cloud is actually located. Continue Reading
Birmingham’s CDI Group, the UK’s award-winning voice and data cabling specialists, has appointed Paul Bevington as Director of Operations.
Paul has been with CDI Group for over 15 years, and has worked his way up, starting off as an apprentice in 2002. More recently he had taken on the role of Managing Director of CDI Group’s Telecom division (CDI Comms) and has now been promoted to Group Operations Director as part of a corporate reshaping exercise. Continue Reading
Lisa Hartill has joined CDI Group in June 2017, as Group Financial Controller.
With an enviable track record working for a large blue-chip and a prestigious firm of auditors for some 20 years, Lisa is now keen to get to business supporting CDI Group, the UK’s leading data cabling specialists. Continue Reading
The latest CDI person to achieve an industry-specific qualification is Chris Jones. Business director Chris, decided to take the Certified Telecommunications Project Management (CTPM®) credential and qualification as the fore-runner to the CDI team of project managers. Continue Reading
Just a few weeks ago we all watched news stories about the cyber attacks on the NHS. The media focused on teaching the general public about online security – but little was said about helping businesses to be safe. What are the top ten tips for digital safety for commercial organisations? Continue Reading
CDI Group chose the iconic Birmingham Library to host its glittering 30th year celebration in April this year. The sparkling event, with
live band, two magicians and comedian, was to mark thirty successful years in business. Continue Reading
Lauren Jones, has joined the elite members of the CDI Group project team, with her Prince2 qualification.
“I was determined to pass this qualification because it’s so appropriate to my job and to furthering my career. At CDI Group, we deal with top government and private sector clients, and we already work to these exacting standards, so it made sense to take the qualification.” Continue Reading
OM5 and Powered Fibre Cabling are both key offerings from CDI Group.
Powered Fibre Cabling:
Introduced by CommScope in January 2016, CDI Group now has a number of live installations where either of the following situations prevail:
1) an external long-distance requirement for both power and data. For example, at airports and external carparks, to power and serve perimeter security cameras. These installations would normally have required both power and data cabling, however the Powered Fibre Cabling option means that one hybrid cable, served by a POE (Power Over Ethernet) box, can be installed with distances of up to 300m (x30 that of CAT 5). Continue Reading
In a recent article by Phil Sorsky Global Head of Service Providers, CommScope*, he cites that connectivity could be the difference between success and failure, particularly for SMEs.
When it comes to 4G and telecom network access, the disparity between London and the rest of the UK, is staggering. Sorsky said: “The research found that, while mobile users in London can access 4G nearly 70 per cent of the time, there are significant disparities across the rest of the UK. Indeed, mobile users in Wales can only connect to 4G services on 35 per cent of occasions.”(1) Continue Reading
Wifi is growing but it comes with hidden risks. Here’s our quick guide to managing wifi risk and getting the most out of the opportunities:
CDI Group, the UK’s leading network installation company, predicts their wifi business will grow by at least 300% in 2017. Continue Reading
CDI Group have been selected by the Trust for a 3 year Cabling Contract to maintain the structured cabling network and the installation of additional copper and fibre cabling and associated small power across the Trust Sites as demand requires. Continue Reading
CDI Group is pleased to announce the award of a minimum 3 years framework contract to furnish Birmingham City Councils Network Cabling requirements; this will entail maintaining the existing infrastructure as well as providing new ones. Continue Reading
CDI Group Limited
5-7 Melchett Road
Kings Norton Business Centre
Telephone: 0845 130 8444
VAT Number: GB 558913013
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