Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 53 - Page 14


Manchester United teams up with Extreme Networks to modernise in-stadium fan experience

Additionally , Extreme Networks will help Manchester United access real-time network analytics to drive more personalised and informed decisions around both the fan experience and overall venue operations .

Extreme Networks , a cloud-driven networking company , has announced a multi-year partnership with Manchester United , serving as the club ’ s official Wi-Fi network solutions provider and official Wi-Fi analytics provider .

The installation of Extreme Wi-Fi 6 access points at Old Trafford will begin later this year to transform the fan experience with fast , reliable Wi-Fi connectivity and increase the club ’ s capability to deliver high-performance , low-latency and secure digital services .
“ Our collaboration with Extreme Networks is an important step in our drive to enhance and modernise the in-stadium fan experience at Old Trafford , opening up exciting opportunities for the club to deliver next-generation digital services to fans on matchdays and to visitors throughout the year ,” said Collette Roche , Chief Operating Officer , Manchester United . “ Old Trafford is known as ‘ The Theatre of Dreams ’ because of its 112-year history of triumphs and dramas . With experience working with other iconic venues around the world , Extreme Networks will help us keep our stadium up to date while preserving the character that makes it unique . Providing fast , reliable Wi-Fi to fans , underpinned by cuttingedge analytics to optimise performance , is a crucial part of that process .”

New study finds a quarter of UK data governance programmes fail to add value

new market research study on data governance by data

A services integrator , Nephos Technologies , has found that a quarter of UK businesses ’ data governance programmes are failing to add value . Nearly 20 % are only just getting started with their data governance programme and nearly half ( 46 %) state they don ’ t have the skills or expertise to properly utilise the tools they have bought .

The survey was conducted in January 2022 and gathered insights from 300 CIOs , 300 CISOs and 300 DPOs ( or equivalent ). It revealed that organisations understand the positive business impact that results from good data governance initiatives , but many admit to facing significant challenges when it comes to the successful implementation of their data governance programmes .
The 900 survey respondents are at varying stages of their data governance programme rollout . Just under half ( 40 %) had bought some tools but were unsure how to drive business value and outputs from those tools ; 30 % have invested in tools but admit to having unoptimised gaps in their approach to data governance and 18 % know they need to act on data governance but simply don ’ t know how . Only a small minority ( 12 %) admit they have a strategy but struggle with in-house expertise .
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