latest health care news

14.04.20

Providing mission-critical IT hardware and equipment to the NHS

Content provided by Techbuyer, editorially reviewed by National Health Executive.

In these unprecedented times, technology can and is helping during the pandemic in surprising ways. We have seen this in our core business, where there has been a surge for laptops and personalised IT solutions.

As a company that supplies many NHS trusts with mission-critical IT hardware, we have seen the healthcare sector face a surge in demand and have a consequent need for essential IT equipment and wanted to do something to help.

Shortly after lockdown was announced, we launched a free IT rentals service for NHS hospitals and healthcare services, which enables facilities to receive new or quality refurbished server, storage and networking equipment. This is ideal for any upgrades or replacements that are necessary for optimum uptime and performance to keep essential services running.

When data centre equipment fails, replacements are needed as soon as possible to ensure downtime is minimised. Whilst this is always the case, it is especially important for these next few months as the world relies upon technology more heavily for everything from food shopping to online doctor consultations.

At Techbuyer, we have seen an increase in demand for new and refurbished laptops for remote workers, as well as bespoke Configure-to-Order servers. This week we have worked with an NHS trust who urgently needed database capacity through remote access using Dell servers; they were assembled according to the trust’s specifications and shipped the very next day. It has been important to assess changes in the market and then adapt as necessary to ensure we can help our staff, customers and the wider community in the best way possible.

6S3A9532 

Our wide range of stock has meant we have been able to provide other equipment too. We have supplied a hospital with webcams, so that patients in ICU beds can keep in touch with loved ones at this difficult and often frightening time. We also provided laptops for local doctor’s practices so that they could enable remote access between patients and doctors, and free up beds in hospital.

We are also in the fortunate position of being able to use spare capacity for a greater purpose. The Folding@Home project contributes compute power to aid Covid-19 vaccination research. The application utilises CPU and GPU power to help researchers at Stanford University identify points at which the virus suppresses our immune systems. Techbuyer has completed 359 work units and is ranking as one of the top 10,000 team contributors. If you are interested in becoming one of the 700,000 people contributing power for life-saving research, you can download the application here.

Techbuyer is a global specialist in the buying, selling and refurbishing of data centre equipment. We have helped thousands of businesses, universities and public sector organisations to maximise their IT budgets, and provide a range of server, storage and networking equipment.

With secure data erasure, rigorous testing and a three year warranty as standard, working with Techbuyer guarantees excellent and reliable performance. To find out how we could help your organisation, visit Techbuyer.com, or email us at info@techbuyer.com.

Comments

There are no comments. Why not be the first?

Add your comment

 

national health executive tv

more videos >

featured articles

View all News

last word

Haseeb Ahmad: ‘We all have a role to play in getting innovations quicker’

Haseeb Ahmad: ‘We all have a role to play in getting innovations quicker’

Haseeb Ahmad, president of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), sits down with National Health Executive as part of our Last Word Q&A series. Would you talk us throu more > more last word articles >

health service focus

View all News

comment

NHS England dementia director prescribes rugby for mental health and dementia patients

23/09/2019NHS England dementia director prescribes rugby for mental health and dementia patients

Reason to celebrate as NHS says watching rugby can be good for your mental ... more >
Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

21/06/2019Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

Taking time to say thank you is one of the hidden pillars of a society. Bei... more >

interviews

Matt Hancock says GP recruitment is on the rise to support ‘bedrock of the NHS’

24/10/2019Matt Hancock says GP recruitment is on the rise to support ‘bedrock of the NHS’

Today, speaking at the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) annual... more >

the scalpel's daily blog

Calling the NHS a ‘Covid-only service’ is untrue, unfair and potentially dangerous

12/08/2020Calling the NHS a ‘Covid-only service’ is untrue, unfair and potentially dangerous

Chris Hopson, Chief Executive, NHS Providers Last week the NHS was widely described as providing a ‘Covid-19 only’ service for much of the last few months. Fr... more >
read more blog posts from 'the scalpel' >