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Redditch, 24 January 2012 – Networks First, the independent provider of network support services, has released another entertaining dinosaur video.

The online video sees hard-pressed head of IT Simmons once again being terrorised by his fearsome chief executive Mr T. Rex, who demands that he quickly implements a cloud computing solution without time to consider the full implications. The message of evolving your network is again brought to life with model dinosaurs. The disastrous results at the fictional company in the Jurassic Business Park neatly demonstrate the value of network testing and optimisation prior to implementation.

Networks First’s managing director, Sara Gemmell comments: “Delivering ‘change’ is now the common theme for IT and network managers. New technologies, such as cloud computing, as well as changing business practices, such as homeworking and bring your own devices, are all heavily dependent on a high performing network”.

According to Gemmell, network emulation can help organisations prepare for transformational IT change: “Networks First’sTransformation Testing is an innovative new service that emulates a wide area network prior to roll-out of any major transitions, and shows the impact of implementing the new services. These insights can then be used to optimise your infrastructure before rolling out new services, ensuring minimal disruption to users of both the new and existing applications. You can then accurately plan for future growth and build a better business case for investment.

“Senior managers and directors often want things immediately without considering the implications for the network. In our videos Mr Rex isn’t thinking about the consequences of implementing a cloud computing solution – in this case with disastrous results! “

To view the video, please click here.


Notes to Editors

About Networks First

Networks First is a leading independent provider of converged network support services, helping organisations to achieve more from their existing communications infrastructures. A services led organisation, Networks First’s highly experienced team of consultants and engineers guarantee business critical communications through a range of multi-vendor and mixed technology services and solutions.

Headquartered in Redditch, Network First operates throughout the UK, working with a broad range of vendor partners such as Cisco, HP, Mitel, Avaya and Extreme, to provide guaranteed support to customers. A centralised Network Operations and Technical Assistance Centre is at the heart of the business, backed up by a spares inventory in excess of £4.5m. Networks First’s customers include: Accenture, ADT Fire and Security Plc, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Lotus F1, Newham University Hospital NHS Trust and NFU Mutual. For more information, please visit

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