Businesses Must Take Full Advantage Of The IoT

Staff Writer Blog, News, Unified

Ten years ago, the Internet of Things (IoT) would not have been possible. The idea of gadgets and appliances fitted with chip technology and sensors that are capable of communicating online is a relatively new concept. As concepts go, history has taught us that the “boffins” that come up with the innovations have a much better idea of how to …

Future Business Innovations Firmly In The Clouds

Staff Writer Blog, News, Unified

With so many companies embracing the Cloud, we can expect a significant investment in this sector over the next three years. Just under 50 per cent of tech-savvy enterprises now rely solely on Cloud computing for new business model launches, and this is set to go up to around 55 per cent in the short to medium term. For business …

Companies Can Combat Cyber Crime Through Co-Operation

Staff Writer Blog, News

For the private business sector, one of the most important elements in fighting the rapidly rising rate of cyber crime is co-operation. This is according to the views of EU, US and UK law enforcement officers. Andy Archibald from the Cyber Crime Unit at the National Crime Unit said:Top of FormBottom of Form “The cyber threats are the same around …

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 …