West Sussex County Council revealed last week that it had finalised a new broadband deal worth £20 million, which will see superfast fibre connectivity delivered to some of the most far flung regions of this relatively rural area.
The West Sussex County Times reports that the deal will see an additional 44,000 local businesses and domestic users receive high speed web access by 2016, bringing total coverage levels across the area to 98 per cent. Continue reading
Qualcomm is one of the world’s largest semiconductor designers and manufacturers, producing hardware for a variety of applications and finding particular success following the advent of the modern smartphone market.
This week the firm’s chief information officer, Norm Fjeldheim, gave a conference speech, during which he praised cloud computing and explained how Qualcomm had been able to benefit from adopting this type of IT platform, according to V3.co.uk. Continue reading
The BlackBerry Live event held in the US this week has generated plenty of media coverage, most of which has been focused on two key announcements.
The first and arguably the most important was the unveiling of the new BlackBerry Q5 smartphone handset, which is set to make its debut on the UK market this July, according to CNET. Continue reading
The high street has taken a drubbing in recent years as a result of growing online sales and problematic economic conditions, but IBM’s Vish Ganapathy, recently argued in an article for Wired, that traditional bricks and mortar retailers can begin to turn the tide, thanks to cloud computing.
He points out that retailers are usually resistant to actually investing money in IT, with just 1.7% of revenue being pumped into this area by average outlets, which compares unfavourably to the much higher levels seen in the financial sector. Continue reading
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is almost certainly going to be the best selling flagship smartphone of 2013 and follows in the footsteps of the popular Galaxy S3, offering something for business mobile users and average consumers alike.
Of course, many users will not want to make the significant long term investment which is necessary to secure this high end device, which is why Samsung’s range of smartphones is so diverse. Continue reading