ISN sponsored last month’s SMi Oil and Gas Telecommunications conference in London. I found it enlightening to hear about innovations in the sector and what new options are becoming available to support exploration. There were a number of sub themes under the over-arching banner of telecommunications, like “High Throughput” satellite, Ka band, 4G vs Wi-Fi, […]


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 […]


  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 […]


  Centralised processing power and data 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; […]


  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 […]


  “I am really excited to be able to bring my experience to ISN, supporting their journey to develop new and exciting solutions for the upstream oil & gas industry.” During more than 25 years in the IT industry, Paul has directed some cutting edge ‘enterprise class’ solutions and projects. Most recently he has played […]


  Gain more value from VSAT services Download ISN VSAT Services datasheet here. 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 […]