London Borough of Barnet

Making anytime, anywhere working a reality for the London Borough of Barnet

The London Borough of Barnet is the second largest borough in London and one of the most diverse communities in the country. It has the demanding responsibility of providing a comprehensive range of services to its highly varied community while creating an environment conducive to economic growth.

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Modernising work

The London Borough of Barnet embarked on an ambitious project called ‘Modernising the Way We Work’. The idea was to use mobile computing to allow its staff to work from anywhere. The aim was to increase efficiency and reduce accommodation costs per head.

Quadnet analysed the London Borough of Barnet’s requirements, recommended a solution and provided equipment for evaluation.

Maximum mobility

The solution included ultra-slim HP Compaq Notebooks plus an office environment that included a docking station, flat screen monitor, keyboard and mouse. Wireless networking was used to simplify network installation and provide maximum mobility for users.


High quality equipment delivered at excellent value

Hot-desking introduced successfully, reducing the amount of office space required

Reduction in the use of paper as meeting notes are captured and distributed electronically

Ability for staff to coordinate their work and personal lives more effectively

Professionals appreciate full access to information from anywhere in the borough

Smooth roll out

Because of the importance and scale of the project (1,400 Notebooks), Quadnet worked closely with senior HP management to ensure pricing was competitive.

HP was also closely involved in the provisioning strategy, which involved holding the equipment in a bonded warehouse and delivering it in batches over a period of nine months.

Quadnet oversaw the roll-out, which went very smoothly with minimum disruption to staff.


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