Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) has provided a vast majority of the UK with superfast internet at relatively low cost. A high percentage of businesses are based within the activated locations running vital internet applications and devices such as Office365, payment machines, e-commerce and email. Without their internet connection most businesses would see their ability to operate reduce significantly, damaging their ability to trade and potentially destroying customer relationships.
There are many exciting new elements to the eagerly anticipated Windows 10 release next week.
One theme Microsoft are aiming for with the latest operating system is streamlining the user experience whilst at the same time amalgamating the key features. Windows 10 is definitely a combination of the highlights of Windows 8 such as faster operating system and improved security, with the familiar usability traits of Windows 7, giving you the best of both systems.
More and more IT managers are finding themselves having to weigh up the pros and cons of whether to continue hosting their infrastructure on premise, in the cloud or deploy a hybrid mixture of the two, and the decision can be a difficult one to make.
Ed Vaizey, Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy has urged SMEs hoping to benefit from up to £3,000 of connection vouchers to act fast. The scheme is issuing non-repayable grants from the £40m funding pot on a “first come, first served” basis and 25,000 businesses have already benefited (including cafes, graphic designers, architects, estate agents, mechanics, events coordinators and caterers).
A recent study into the BYOD market found that 59% of employees who use their own devices for work purposes don’t involve their IT department when setting up their device for work purposes*. This is rightly a huge concern for IT departments who spend great chunks of time putting in place strategies to combat data breaches and cyberattacks.
When you consider that in a separate study by Ernst and Young, 84% of companies now believe mobile security to be a medium to high risk within their organisation, action clearly needs to be taken in the average UK business.