London has the largest tech community in the UK and Ireland, but Dublin has the greatest density. According to Stack Overflow’s Q1 Developer Ecosystem Report, developers make up 9% of the workforce in Dublin, 7.7% of the workforce in London and 7.1% of the workforce in Edinburgh. Despite its reputation as a major tech hub, Cambridge only just scraped into the top ten, with developers making up 3.8%...

What’s currently having the greatest impact on your business? The growth in cloud services. We’ve still got a very solid traditional PBX business, but there’s no doubt that hosted telephony is growing very fast. Microsoft’s acquisition and subsequent promotion of Skype for Business has been a key driver, as has BT throwing its weight behind the market. As a result, our business with ITSPs...

Tech Data Mobile has signed a distribution agreement with TCL Communication to bring the new BlackBerry KEYone to the channel in the UK and Ireland. David Nelson, Head of Dealer Sales at Tech Data Mobile UK and Ireland, said: “We are very excited to be giving our customers the opportunity to take the new BlackBerry KEYone smartphone to market. This is, as TCL puts it, ‘distinctly different and...

Posted on Jun 21 2017 - 4:17pm by Tayla Ansell
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The fourth generation of the HP ZBook Mobile Workstation delivers desktop power in a sleek mobile design. Developed for creative workers, such as filmmakers, designers and artists, the devices boast a number of security features, including HP Sure Start Gen3, the industry’s first self-healing PC BIOS with comprehensive encryption, strong authentication, malware protection, data protection, identity...

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In the Future Tech Demo Zone of UC Expo, visitors got the chance to see demonstrations of the cloud-powered, all-in-one Cisco Spark Board, which uses ultrasound wireless pairing technology to recognise and greet presenters as they approach it. Multiple participants, including remote workers, can draw on the whiteboard together, with work saved to a shared team space. A 4K camera, microphone array and...

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Dell’s new XPS 27 AIO with a 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) edge-to-edge touch display and its business-class sibling, the Precision 5720, deliver the best sound available in an AIO with 10 built-in speakers pumping out high-fidelity audio at 50w per channel. The Precision business model delivers more performance options with Intel Xeon processors, AMD Radeon Pro graphics capable of powering VR and Independent...

Brother UK is encouraging channel partners to make productivity gains central to how they sell to small and medium-sized businesses, following research showing that simply by fixing everyday IT problems they could save UK SMEs as many as 5 million working hours every week. Three quarters (75%) of business leaders surveyed for the company estimate that each of their employees spends one to two hours...

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The fourth annual Wearable Technology Show took place on March 7-8 at London’s ExCel conference centre. Co-located with The Digital Health Technology Show, the AR, VR & MXR Show and IOT Connect, the two-day event attracted 100 exhibitors from 20 countries and around 5,000 industry professionals and ‘prosumers’. More than 50 new products were launched. Tayla Ansell picks some of her favourites. See...

VoIP over VDSL could spell disaster for UK businesses, warns Spitfire in its latest whitepaper. The whitepaper, entitled The Truth about VDSL and VoIP, examines the issues surrounding the use of VDSL circuits for voice over IP services. VDSL (Very High Speed Digital Subscriber Line) or Fibre Broadband is widely established in the UK and is increasingly being used by businesses for high speed Internet...

Certain sectors of business are targeted more often by cyber criminals because the rewards are greater. According to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) 75% of all cybercrimes reported to them have involved “Email Modification” fraud. 50% of all reports were related to “Email Modification” fraud against conveyancing proceeds. 25% of firms have reported being targeted by cybercrime with...