BT launches new same-number VoIP tool

BT launches new same-number VoIP tool

A new service from BT will allow VoIP users to keep their primary phone number for use with all their devices.

Fast broadband and the cloud can save start-ups cash

Fast broadband and the cloud can save start-ups cash

Investing in fast broadband can help small firms reduce start-up costs, according to the chief executive of Real Status, an IT modelling firm, Royce Murphy.

Cloud computing uptake to double by 2015

Cloud computing uptake to double by 2015

A new study by IBM has found that business leaders expect the number of firms using cloud computing to increase two-fold within three years.

Greater use of devices at work means strained networks - report

Greater use of devices at work means strained networks - report

A new report from US-based mobility services provider, iPass, has discovered that as mobile use increases in the office, network satisfaction declines.

Sky Broadband customers struggle with congestion through 34 exchanges

Sky Broadband customers struggle with congestion through 34 exchanges

Connection issues are blighting Sky Broadband customers, according to recent reports from 34 areas of the country.

UK Broadband launched 4G network in Southwark

UK Broadband launched 4G network in Southwark

Businesses in the London Borough of Southwark are enjoying new 4G broadband connections, thanks to new services from wireless provider, UK Broadband.

Experts support business use of voIP

Experts support business use of voIP

High profile experts have been singing the praises of voice over internet protocol (voIP) this week, including a telemarketing expert and an audiovisual specialist.

They consider the benefits of the telecoms technology to be wide-ranging, but focus on the cost and convenience benefits, along with the environmentally friendly credential.

Broadband networks vital for economic and social growth

Broadband networks vital for economic and social growth

A forum of experts and leaders in the ICT industry have concluded that broadband connection is vital to social and economic development.

Half of UK endure extra slow broadband network speeds

Half of UK endure extra slow broadband network speeds

New research from uSwitch has found that up to 50 per cent of people in the UK have to endure super-slow broadband connection speeds.

BBC claims bandwidth will limit 3D Olympics broadcast

BBC claims bandwidth will limit 3D Olympics broadcast

The BBC has announced that it plans to broadcast several elements of the Summer Olympics in 3D, including the opening and closing ceremonies and the 100 metres men’s final.

Government launches CloudStore

Government launches CloudStore

The public sector can now, at long last, obtain cloud computing services on a pay as you go basis via the government’s new CloudStore.

More businesses set to opt for hybrid cloud services

More businesses set to opt for hybrid cloud services

An expert tech consultant has recently spoken out in favour of hybrid cloud computing technology, claiming that firms can benefit from adopting cloud services.

IP communications to boost remote working options?

IP communications to boost remote working options?

Remote working is becoming increasingly popular around the UK and the world, but to facilitate these changes businesses need to keep up with the latest forms of technology.

Home networking technology growing in popularity

Home networking technology growing in popularity

New research shows that hundreds of million of homes around the world are deploying networking technology.

Drinks distributor uses leased lines to reduce business risk

Drinks distributor uses leased lines to reduce business risk

Robert Roberts and its subsidiary Findlaters have upgraded their IT system to include a virtualisation and recovery system in order to reduce the risk it is exposed to.

Cloud computing benefits felt widely among UK businesses

Cloud computing benefits felt widely among UK businesses

A new study has been carried out in order to establish just how beneficial cloud computing services have been to UK businesses.

Survey reveals clear move towards VoIP telephony

Survey reveals clear move towards VoIP telephony

A US-based survey has found that a growing number of businesses are opting in favour of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) communication instead of traditional landlines.

The survey, carried out by Seattle-based WhichVoIP, found that three quarters of all international calls are now being made over the internet via VoIP.

TalkTalk and BT DEA appeal begins

TalkTalk and BT DEA appeal begins

Internet providers TalkTalk and BT are beginning their long-awaited appeal against the government’s planned Digital Economy Act (DEA).

The rivals are teaming up against plans to involve internet service providers as gatekeepers in the fight against illegal online piracy of video, music, games and films content.

Fast networks allowing students to undertake remote internships

Fast networks allowing students to undertake remote internships

Fast internet connection, using technology like MPLS, could be increasingly important to students looking to make the most of the new trend for remote internships.

IT strategies and business objectives not closely aligned

IT strategies and business objectives not closely aligned

A new survey has found that only three per cent of businesses feel that their IT strategies are fully aligned with the objectives of their businesses.

IT managers urged to favour open cloud

IT managers urged to favour open cloud

IT managers have been encouraged to favour cloud computing solutions that keep their options open, rather than tie them in to proprietary technology.

SMEs urged to prepare for Olympics

SMEs urged to prepare for Olympics

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have been encouraged to make preparations for the Olympic Games, being held in London this summer.

Super-fast broadband will boost UK economy in 2012, says Cameron

Super-fast broadband will boost UK economy in 2012, says Cameron

Prime Minister David Cameron has stressed the importance of super-fast broadband services to the strengthening of the UK economy.

Netflix to enter UK market

Netflix to enter UK market

Film and television streaming service Netflix is set to enter the UK market, stepping up competition among rivals including LoveFilm and Sky+ with the launch of a advertising campaign announcing its presence this week.

UC growth to prompt greater need for managed networks?

UC growth to prompt greater need for managed networks?

Businesses could see their need for managed networks grow over the course of the next year as recent research suggests that unified communications (UC) projects will expand during 2012.

Clever use of lighting could lower data centre expenditure

Clever use of lighting could lower data centre expenditure

With so much to consider regarding server usage and cooling, other aspects of energy efficiency can often be forgotten at data centres as the load they are required to bear continues to grow.

Bandwidth key consideration for cloud services

Bandwidth key consideration for cloud services

When it comes to cloud computing, much of the attention is devoted to the new levels of storage and applications that are made available through the service.

IP communications benefits lauded

IP communications benefits lauded

The benefits of IP communications have been highlighted by recent events affecting the emergency services.

Spotlight on hybrid cloud for 2012, says expert

Spotlight on hybrid cloud for 2012, says expert

According to news provider InformationWeek, cloud computing will see some dramatic steps forward over the coming year, with the hybrid cloud starting to take centre stage.

2012 predictions for cloud computing

2012 predictions for cloud computing

Cloud computing is set to see some impressive gains in 2012, according to IT experts.

The 2012 IT Priorities Survey carried out by online IT media related firm TechTarget, revealed that, whilst the adoption of the new technology by enterprise IT professionals has been rather slow, this looks set to change over the course of 2012.

Only 10pc of SMBs have deployed cloud, claims Google

Only 10pc of SMBs have deployed cloud, claims Google

Research conducted by search engine giant Google has suggested that smaller businesses are being relatively slow to take up cloud technologies.

MPLS and Ethernet Congress details announced

MPLS and Ethernet Congress details announced

A number of details, including the outline of the main presentations, have been announced for the 2012 MPLS & Ethernet World Congress.

London council to implement Google apps

London council to implement Google apps

The council of the London borough of Hillingdon is set to move to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and implement Google Apps for Business.

Minimum FTTP battery backup confirmed

Minimum FTTP battery backup confirmed

The minimum battery backup requirements for Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) connections has been confirmed by the regulator Ofcom in a bid to standardise requirements for the telecoms product before the service really takes off among businesses and consumers.

Cloud computing can 'cut energy use by a third'

Cloud computing can 'cut energy use by a third'

Investing in cloud computing could help cut business expenses by reducing their energy use and lowering their carbon emissions.

Technology could boost business productivity

Technology could boost business productivity

Around half of employees in the UK have never worked from home, but with improvements in technology, many would relish the opportunity.

Cloud computing a 'top investment priority' for 2012

Cloud computing a 'top investment priority' for 2012

Cloud computing appears to be a major investment priority for the next 12 months, according to a recent survey.

Unisys Corporation recently conducted an online poll asking companies where their priorities lie in terms of IT investments for 2012.

SAP AG steps into cloud computing market

SAP AG steps into cloud computing market

SAP AG is stepping up its game in the cloud computing market with the acquisition of SuccessFactors for $3.4 billion.

The buyout sees SAP gain the leading developer of employee evaluation software and is expected to provide a particular boost for the firm in the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) market.

UK consumers slow to take up cloud computing

UK consumers slow to take up cloud computing

New research from consultancy firm KPMG has found that whilst UK consumers are amongst the fastest in the world to adopt new technology, they have been slow to take advantage of cloud computing.

Deutsche Bank awarded cloud computing prize

Deutsche Bank awarded cloud computing prize

A private cloud system designed for Deutsche Bank has won the Open Data Center Alliance's 'Conquering the Cloud' competition.

Eden Project implements virtualisation

Eden Project implements virtualisation

The Eden Project, one of the UK's major conservation projects, has implemented a virtualisation system on its servers.

A consulting firm that specialises in virtualisation and storage has helped the Cornwall-based research hub to refresh its ageing servers through the use of the developing technology.

Substantial cloud computing growth predicted

Substantial cloud computing growth predicted

Cloud computing has been predicted to grow substantially over the coming years in the inaugural Cisco Cloud Index.

Cloud computing embraced by charity

Cloud computing embraced by charity

A British charity has embraced cloud computing in a bid to implement cost savings in its operations.

NSPCC, a leading children's charity, has established a cloud computing contract, which will also reduce time spent handling data, as well as lowering the costs of storing it.

Virtualisation software debates block on Apple OS

Virtualisation software debates block on Apple OS

Fans of Apple computers may have been pleased to learn that a major virtualisation provider recently lifted its block on the virtualisation of the Client version of Snow Leopard OS.

NHS agency introduces cloud computing system

NHS agency introduces cloud computing system

A cloud computing system has been introduced at a Birmingham NHS agency, specifically designed to deal with supplier invoices.

Data centre energy efficiency lacking

Data centre energy efficiency lacking

Despite efforts to improve the management of energy, recent research has revealed that the energy use of data centres in the UK is growing faster than the number of racks being installed.

Cloud computing to benefit 'secret internet'

Cloud computing to benefit 'secret internet'

A secret layer of the internet, designed to increase anonymous communication, is looking into using cloud computing.

The Tor Project has often been used by activists to avoid censorship in certain countries where freedom of speech is compromised, although it has also been put to use for some less honourable reasons.

Healthcare industry shows growing interest in the cloud

Healthcare industry shows growing interest in the cloud

Cloud computing is of increasing interest to members of the healthcare industry, although there is still some way to go before it is widely adopted.

Solving security issues 'will boost cloud development'

Solving security issues 'will boost cloud development'

Development of cloud computing is likely to expand once the security issues have been ironed out, it has been suggested.

Cloud computing praised by former Dragon's Den star

Cloud computing praised by former Dragon's Den star

Cloud computing has received the seal of approval from former Dragon's Den star James Caan.

Speaking at the Ahead in the Clouds event in London, the businessman and entrepreneur explained that cloud computing offers one of the best opportunities for new businesses for years.

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