Belfast City Airport invests in digital infrastructure

  • George Best Belfast City Airport has announced a new partnership with cloud tech firm Leaf IT to boost its digital transformation following investment in 5G tech.

    Belfast City Airport has recently signed a contract for the installation of 5G tech as part of its digital transformation plans to make the airport one of the most connected in the UK. The airport has now signed a new three-year deal with local IT firm Leaf IT to help develop new infrastructure at the site.

    Leaf IT will be prioritising cyber-security, data analysis tech, and upgrading the internal IT infrastructure at the airport, in addition to implementing a disaster recovery strategy. Back in 2019, several major US airports were hit with malware attacks that crippled their IT infrastructure, and having a robust disaster recovery strategy will help avoid this at Belfast City Airport.

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    The airport's IT overhauls have already made it more efficient, reducing IT operational support costs by 50% and improving customer experiences. Leaf IT will be managing the airport's IT procurement as new technologies become available, helping keep the hardware up to date.

    Belfast City Airport’s Director of Information Technology, Brian Roche, commented: "At Belfast City Airport, we wish to establish ourselves as an industry leader in the field of IT infrastructure and have a comprehensive strategy in place to make that happen. Leaf IT, with its 15 years’ experience and results-driven approach to digital solutions, is the perfect partner to join us on our journey, having excelled through the competitive tender process due to its innate understanding of the airport’s needs, innovative services and futureproofing foresight."

    Steven Goldblatt, Chief Executive Officer of Leaf IT, commented: "Belfast City Airport has placed its trust in us to deliver reliable and scalable IT. Our team will bring an innovative approach to the airport’s transformation towards Cloud and we are looking forward to assisting the team in utilising world leading technology to improve processes at the airport and deliver exceptional customer experience."

    Source: Written based on press release

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