NextiraOne makes cool calculation – partners with 2degrees’ Greener Healthcare Network


NextiraOne becomes network partner to share best practice in low carbon voice and data network infrastructures

Lichfield, 29 March, 2010. NextiraOne, Europe’s leading expert in communications services, has announced that it is partnering in the UK with 2degrees to sponsor its Greener Healthcare Network to help drive forward low carbon ICT solutions in the British Healthcare Sector. NextiraOne is the only ICT company in the UK as exclusive sponsor of the Greener Healthcare Network and is helping to share information on best practice, methodologies and technologies that can make a real difference to reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions.

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2degrees is a collaborative problem-solving and innovation service that helps organisations to respond to the opportunities and challenges of climate change and the transition to a low carbon, resource-constrained economy. 2degrees works uniquely by using the experience of its members – including NextiraOne – to facilitate peer-to-peer problem-solving and manage collaborative projects.

The organisation has a number of networks and NextiraOne – with its specific expertise in delivering innovative, sustainable communications solutions for the Healthcare Sector – is partnering with the Greener Healthcare network, where the company advises and informs about ongoing developments in the IT and communications industry.

The Greener Healthcare Network has been developed to address the key sustainability issues that affect today's Healthcare Sector. With over 250 sustainability professionals already, and many more to come, the network focuses on core challenges including Energy and Carbon Reduction, Clinical Transformation; Finance and Governance; Procurement and Sourcing;  Elimination of Waste and Transport. By sponsoring the network, NextiraOne, like all members, can run webinars, partake in forum discussions and share best practice with NHS peers and selected sustainability experts.

As a major supplier of communications solutions, including voice and data networks and Unified Communications implementations, to the Healthcare Sector, NextiraOne is already playing a key role in driving carbon reduction in a number of major healthcare projects in the UK including the James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the North Bristol NHS Trust and the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. The company designs, delivers, implements and supports sustainable communications solutions for public and private sector companies, utilising the latest energy-efficient technologies for servers, switches and data storage and for the cooling, lighting and power supplies required. In addition these solutions allow the introduction of new communications applications and services that drive business efficiency and new collaborative working practices that increase productivity and reduce the need for extensive business travel.

As Alex Lankester, Director of Member Services at 2degrees, says: “ICT has a critical role to play in driving forward more low carbon and efficient ways of operating in the Healthcare Sector and we are delighted to have the expertise of NextiraOne contributing to the network.”

NextiraOne designs, installs, maintains and supports sustainable solutions to meet its customers’ communications needs – from voice, data and video, to mobility, security and applications. Working with the world’s leading technology companies, NextiraOne provides end-to-end sustainable communications solutions to deliver measurable business benefits to its customers. The company’s strengths lie in its unequalled technology experience, the expertise of its people and its broad European reach. NextiraOne employs over 4,500 people, including more than 2,500 service experts.

Steven Skakel, Managing Director UK & Ireland at NextiraOne, said: “NextiraOne is entirely committed to sustainable solutions and already has an impressive track record in delivering major solutions for the Healthcare Sector, including several major hospital Data Centre and communications projects across the UK. Sponsoring the 2degrees Greener Healthcare Network made perfect sense in allowing us to support the work of the organisation, continue our pioneering approach and share our best practice with others.”


About NextiraOne
Headquartered in Paris, NextiraOne are Europe’s leading experts in communications services. The company designs, installs, maintains and supports all of its customers’ communications needs from voice to mobility, security and applications.  NextiraOne provides seamless, end-to-end communications solutions working with the leading technology vendors in the industry to deliver maximum business benefit to customers. 

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About 2degrees
2degrees ( is a collaborative problem-solving and innovation service for sustainable business. We help organizations respond to the opportunities and challenges of climate change and the transition to a low carbon, resource-constrained economy. What makes us unique is that we facilitate peer-to-peer problem-solving and manage collaborative projects that harness the experience of over 6200 (and counting) expert members.

This service is made possible by a combination of; expert facilitation, consulting and project management by 2degrees staff, the extraordinarily high quality of 2degrees members and partners and our web 2.0 collaboration platform. This means we can help our members accelerate the implementation of their sustainable business strategies in a way that saves them cost and carbon.

For more information:
Neil Moss
European Marketing Director
Tel: +49 30 74107-6380

Sheila Lashford
Splash PR
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