How Do Firms Keep Up With Rapid Changes In Technology?

Staff Writer Blog, News

Last year, it was the Internet of Things (IoT) that took over as the centralised driving force of the hi-tech industry. This development came at the exact moment most companies had just got their heads around the development of mobile applications. Gartner forecasts that in 2015, major industries such as transport, manufacturing and utilities will between them account for around …

Seal Of Approval For EC Cloud Certification

Staff Writer Blog, News, Unified

For small and large companies alike, there is good news: a code of practice for cloud service providers has been laid down and approved by the European Commission. As with anything relatively new, certain standards have to be established to create a business environment that is “fit for purpose” and is a level playing field for everybody. The Cloud Industry …

Businesses Value Fast Broadband More Than Tax Cuts

Staff Writer Blog, Broadband

Many firms that are operating in Scotland do not have confidence in the current broadband structure. These companies feel that compared to the rest of the UK, broadband in their region is just not as good. This shocking discovery was made as a result of a recent survey by YouGov. The survey revealed that over 50 per cent of businesses …

Just How Good Can 4G Mobile Be?

Staff Writer Blog, Mobile

We all know about the benefits that 4G mobile technology can bring to businesses big and small. Or do we? With 4G technology, it seems that a lack of knowledge as to what benefits it can bring to the workplace is stifling demand. Aren’t increased capacity and speed, flexible working environments and improved customer delivery things that all businesses are …

VoLTE Operators Set To Grow During 2015

Staff Writer Blog, Mobile, News

The new state-of-the-art voice tech revolution VoLTE looks to be the driving force that’s going to swell sector growth by billions of dollars through 2015. The increase in the use of VoWi-Fi and VoLTE caused the IP and VoIP multimedia “substructure” device marketplace to increase by more than 25% over the past year, and this looks set to continue. A …

Broadband Network Competition Good For Business

Staff Writer Blog, Broadband, News

Ofcom, the communications watchdog for the UK, has put forward proposals for BT to open up its fibre broadband network. Other telco rivals have welcomed the move, and the advantages to businesses in the UK include cheaper super-fast broadband. Ofcom has stated that it would like to see more competition in this area, which would bring with it benefits for …

Europe Heading Towards A Single Digital Market

Staff Writer Blog, News

The European Commission has recently moved forward with plans to use the final design for a strategy defining the Digital Single Market, to be rolled out across the European Union. This is just what British business is crying out for as it bids to increase online trade, synchronise mobile spectrum services and gain better inducements for bigger investment in high-speed …

How BYOD Can Affect Your Organisation

Staff Writer Blog, Broadband, News

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is out of control, and company IT departments are scratching their heads about how to bring some order to the chaotic state of affairs. If you look at UK workers aged 18 and over, you will find that over 50 per cent are using their own tablets and mobile devices while they are at work. …

Internet Of Things Revenues To Reach €2.4 Billion By 2020

Staff Writer Blog, News

According to some extensive research that has recently been conducted by Berg Insight, it is predicted that with the increase in popularity of third-party Internet of Things (IoT) platforms, worldwide revenues will hit €2.4 billion by the end of the decade. The Swedish M2M specialist research company has also predicted that IoT platform sales will increase at a rate of …

Cloud Technology And The Traditional Office

Staff Writer News, Unified

Technology will continue to push boundaries, and with it will come changes to the way business in the UK and worldwide is conducted. With cloud technology and the rapid rise of cloud-based services, management and staff no longer need a permanent desk, and will work from home more and more. Office space will no longer be a “must have” thing …