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Bridge Scholars in the Spotlight: Bryn Pritchard

Bridge Scholars in the Spotlight: Bryn Pritchard

Posted by Louisa Mackintosh 20 January 2020

We meet the trainees who have completed MobileIron training course here at Bridgeway HQ.

EUX Engineer Bryn Pritchard from Cornwall undertook the Silver and Gold course in 2019.

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Bryn Pritchard

Location

Cornwall

Company

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (RCHT)

Job Title

EUX Engineer

What brought you to the training today?

We've had MobileIron for 4 years but we are in the process of moving part of the management away from the network team. They’ll manage the servers but we will manage the end user devices. Up until now we managed the laptops and PCs but now we’re going to be managing the mobiles too. Exciting times!

What are the biggest challenges in your current role?

I know absolutely nothing about mobile management. I have my own Android phone, I've never used an iPhone so it’s a huge learning curve. Lack of knowledge is my biggest problem currently. 

How have you found your three-day course?

It's been really useful and worthwhile. It has been a lot to take in because I’m working from the ground up, everything is so new to me. But the course has helped me become more confident (and competent!) in managing our Mobile estate. 

What are your predictions for your role in the future?

At the moment being the NHS we have lots of different types of devices to fit different roles. We have many desktops, but now also a lot of laptops. It's about 50/50 parity, whereas five years ago only a few members of staff had laptops. Mobile is a big part of where we are moving forwards; we already have iPads, iPods and Androids but on the acute side, this is now being rolled out across the site.

Mobile working is a big part of what we do as a Trust but Cornwall has a lot of hills so we have had signal problems. It’s also very difficult to get medical apps for mobiles, but it’s moving in that direction. I can foresee in five years every nurse having a tablet and I think desktops will no longer be the default device. So it’s a good time to get into this stuff!

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What are the predictions for Infosec in the future?

We’re just starting to look at off-site hosting. I think that everything is going to be Cloud-based, even down to Windows. We’ll have push back from the people who manage the data stores and data centres but I think that’s where we’re heading.

Any other takeaways?

It’s been brilliant. I know a lot more about Cambridge that I did before! Jason Holloway, Managing Director of Bridgeway, took us on a tour of the colleges and we got to peek inside some of them, which was great.

Are you interested in joining a MobileIron training course in 2020?

Bridgeway are the UK's only official Authorised Training Provider (ATP) for MobileIron. Our training courses will give you the skills and knowledge to be fully competent in the provision of your organisation's MobileIron solution, helping you to effectively manage and support it straightaway.

Our classes, taught by technical experts, will provide you with hands-on training in installing, configuring, and administering your chosen MobileIron solution. Each of our courses covers the fundamental architecture and functionalities of the MobileIron technology, whilst focusing on specific capabilities aligned to each MobileIron licence bundle. You'll learn how to successfully deploy and manage each of these applications, what provisions they make and what that ultimately means for your organisation in terms of processes and policies.

  • Gain a thorough understanding of the MobileIron architecture
  • Learn how to configure, install and administer your MobileIron solution
  • Create a seamless user experience, reducing support time for your IT organisation

We offer three courses: Silver, Gold and Platinum, aligned to the vendor's licensing bundles, and you can attend classes at our training centre in Cambridge, or ask us about delivering on-site courses.

Call +44 (0)1223 979 090 or email training@bridgeway.co.uk and secure your place today.