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ITX 2013: the University of Cambridge IT Exhibition, Wednesday 20 November 2013

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Wednesday 20 November 2013, 12:00 - 18:00
Old Examination Halls, New Museum Site,
Pembroke Street,
Cambridge CB2 3QH

For details/bookings/feedback, please contact:
Sue Rogers
01223 748434

Open to all staff and students of the University and related institutions

Features for 2013:

  • 34 IT exhibitors
  • 7 Techlink seminars
  • Free buffet 12-2pm and 4-6pm
  • Free hot and cold refreshments 
  • Competitions, prize draws, interactive computing play areas.

  • Follow the the Exhibition on Twitter @UCS_ITX


Exhibitors (ground floor)















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Konica Minolta


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Stone Group Computers


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Exhibitors (second floor):






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University Computing Service


Seminar programme:

(all seminars in Exams Hall second floor seminar room, synposes to follow)

13:00 Active Network Systems, Carl Pace from Tosibox. Tosibox for secure, IP-VPN:  Tosibox facilitates deployment of a secure, IP-VPN for remote access or control, ensuring confidentiality and security through Blowfish encryption. Capable of rapid deployment, Tosibox can be brought into use in just a few minutes, offering high data security, is scalable to hundreds or thousands of connections and works with all kinds of networked devices over cabled and wireless connections.


13:30 Konica Minolta

14:00 EACS: Aseem Anwar "Comprehensive Data Protection Strategy for a Virtual Environment." How to recover multiple copies of data on multiple sites and how to recover this from different platforms. Veeam Backup Management Suite provides complete visibility of the backup infrastructures, advanced monitoring of backup jobs and resources, and at-a-glance reporting and detailed documentation of backup status, performance, availability, utilisation and more.

14:30 E1E10: Steve Ford, MD "IST for Data Centre Design." Steve discusses the one-off unique opportunity to improve your Data Centre design by organising and executing a meaningful IST (Integrated System Test). A comparison will be presented on the benefits of real time testing vs CDF modelling and how real time testing can work alongside CFD modelling. The presentation will lay much emphasis on the critical Delta T temperatures and airflows required by the server manufacturers, showing you very simple tips on reducing risk of failures, not challenging warranties of hardware and eliminating unwanted hot spots within equipment cabinets.

15:30 Avantek: Tony Lees, MD "OFGEM warn of powercuts. Can you afford to ignore ARM power-saving servers?" Tony will give an overview of the latest ARM power-optimised technology. Potential uses for ARM servers include: scale-out storage such as CEPH, load-balanced LAMP web servers, Hadoop and HPC.

16:00 (vacancy)

16:30 MLCS: Nigel Hodges, Eaton Power Quality: "Uninterruptable power supplies in the IT environment." The presentation will provide an overview as to why we need constant power, the differences in UPS technology and how today's UPS products can save you money.

17:00 Dell: Sonicwall presentation. Security is among the top 10 IT priorities, due to the constantly evolving landscape of threats and educational organisations need to deploy more comprehensive, dynamic security solutions. Dell is a leader in advanced network security, secure remote access, and data protection, offering educational customers industry-leading Next-Generation Firewalls and Unified Threat Management (UTM), as well as Secure Remote Areas (SSL VPN) and Email Security to Educational establishments of all sizes.

Exhibitor feedback from last year's 2012 exhibition:

"This event was extremely well organised, we felt at home and look forward to attending again in 2013."

"We had a high turnover of people visiting our stand and had some really good conversations with them."

"Many thanks for the effort your team put into organising this year's event."

"I gained some good contacts, distributed pricelists and introduced myself as the accounts manager who will be visiting much more often as the months go by."

"It was our first Cambridge event and very worthwhile in my opinion."

"I have had some excellent feedback from our team regarding the event yesterday."

"What an absolutely fantastic show! It was well worth the investment in time."

Reasons why Cambridge IT staff attend:

"To learn more about IT facilities."

"To meet company representatives, learn about new products, discuss requirements and problems."

"To check out equipment which focussed on green issues."

"Looking for updates in technology and to meet account managers of existing suppliers."

"To talk to vendors about data storage systems."

"Catching up with existing suppliers, meeting potential new ones."

"To discuss planned purchase."

"Getting information about multi-function devices (photocopiers, printers and scanners)."

"To see the exhibitors (in general) and see vendors' trends."

"To meet vendors to keep up the relationship."

"To have a general browse."

"Discovering open source supporting companies."

"I attend every year as it gives me new ideas."

"Meet people in person that I deal with during the year by email/phone."

"To look for audiovisual equipment."

"To see new technologies and have them explained."

"Keen to catch up with several key suppliers."