KCOM ties up three key developments

KCOM has marked the second anniversary of its rebrand as a cloud-focused IT and communications company with key developments including being selected as an AWS Well-Architected Review partner, enabling KCOM to review and remediate customers' critical workloads through a consistent and repeatable AWS framework.

The company has also become an official member of Google's Cloud Partner Program, giving KCOM customers access to Google Cloud's technology, particularly data analytics and machine learning.

In other developments, KCOM achieved Stage 2 compliance for the Health and Social Care Network, enabling it to deliver HSCN connectivity services to NHS customers, as well as health and social care organisations including pharmacies, private care homes and clinics.

KCOM has been designing national customer networks with HSCN in mind for some time and, as the incumbent connectivity provider in Hull and East Yorkshire, has experience in providing critical services to hospitals, clinical commissioning groups (CCG) and doctors' surgeries.

"We're advising customers to take the opportunity to review and consolidate their network to take full advantage of the efficiencies available," said Paul Bulmer, Head of Propositions.

"Given that the core HSCN service will differ little from supplier to supplier, crucial differentiators will include quality of service and the strategic design options managed service providers can offer.

"With increased choice comes complexity so organisations should be ready to question potential suppliers' ways of working and what steps they have taken to adhere to or surpass the stringent quality standards set out by NHS Digital."