West Midlands Police (UK)

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Executive Summary

West Midlands Police is the UK's second largest police force, employing over 11,000 people divided into 21 Operational Command Units (OCUs). WMP has faced the need to regularly enhance its network infrastructure to deliver high performance, high capacity, and high reliability - all against the backdrop of keeping costs down. In order to meet this challenge WMP has worked closely with 3Com Global Services, most recently to link some of its main sites, one of which houses WMP's main data server, onto a 'Virtual computer'. On the advice of 3Com's Professional Services team, WMP installed a solution that combines 3Com XRN (eXpandable Resilient Networking) technology with high-speed Gigabit Ethernet switches.

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