Technology--facing the challenges and overcoming them.(Advertisement Feature)(Advertisement)

Fire and Rescue services face many conflicting challenges such as the dilemma of how to reduce costs and at the same time improve the service they deliver. On the surface these challenges can seem almost impossible, especially when the demands on the service are constantly growing. There may be a way to achieve both, by finding a technology part net who can improve the organisation's telecommunications infrastructure and re duce costs. Telephone systems and ICT (local area and wide area) networks require touters, bearers and switches of increasing corn plexity as well as a range of other equipment to operate successfully, Local authorities often find it difficult to recruit and retain sufficiently skilled staff to manage their ICT requirements. …

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