ISN is delighted to announce the acquisition of Aberdeen-based IT consultancy, Virtual Stream.  We believe this will enhance our oil and gas expertise and presence by establishing an operation in the heart of the UK’s oil and gas hub. Furthermore, Virtual Stream bring with them specialist expertise in the design, configuration and support of enterprise […]


What on earth is the Internet of Things? I am often asked “What’s the next big thing in the IT industry?” Recently, my answer has been “The Internet of Things (IoT)” The response is usually the same “What on earth is that?” Well, the short answer is that it’s a coined term that refers to […]


ISN's management team has been strengthened by the appointment of Tom Smith as non-executive chairman. Tom brings enormous experience in growing companies like ISN to provide better services to meet the demands of the oil and gas industry. His technical background, business acumen and knowledge of the oil industry will be invaluable for our future growth.


ISN is pleased to announce a £4.6m investment from Maven Capital Partners. The deal acknowledges the significant progress seen in ISN’s business over the last five years and recognises the opportunity for further growth in ICT provision to the upstream oil and gas sector. ISN has predominantly served clients who are based in London and […]


So, off I went to the 2014 Cloud Expo Europe show expecting it to be much like last year. I was wrong; a record breaking 5,000 people flocked to ExCeL with 500 exhibitors and hundreds of the world’s leading industry voices from the worlds of cloud and data centre technology were on show to us […]


Microsoft Lync enables users to connect in new ways and to stay connected, regardless of their physical location Next generation UC platform Lync has many communication and collaboration features, all integrated in one easy to use and well designed client. Its tight integration with the Office suite makes it a business hub for connecting with […]


One of the newest and most interesting IT concepts in the oil and gas industry at the moment is the possibility of running geological and geophysical (G&G) applications remotely. There are a number of really good reasons you would want to do this, e.g. data consolidation and centralisation; security; collaboration; reduced data duplication; and version […]


Ever wondered what the best approach to a flexible data centre architecture might be? In my opinion, the answer could well be FlexPod. Having spent over 25 years in the IT industry, I have seen a lot of changes and innovations: some good, some bad and many mediocre. FlexPod from NetApp and Cisco is one […]


We know how to overcome the technical barriers that typically prevent a shared infrastructure approach. ISN has detailed knowledge of how to get the best from both VSAT service providers and the VSAT connection itself, through its extensive experience of working and managing VSAT supplier providers, coupled with its advanced optimisation knowledge that improves bandwidth utilisation. […]