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Posted on Jun 23 2018 - 8:30am by Editorial Content
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LiFi-enabled luminaires that provide energy efficient office lighting and broadband internet connection via light waves are being trialled in the Paris offices of French real estate investment company Icade Philips Lighting has added LiFi-enabled luminaires to its energy-efficient LED office lighting portfolio. LiFi is a two-way, high-speed wireless technology, similar to WiFi, that uses light waves...

In its new report, Defining Four Edge Archetypes and their Technology Requirements, Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, identifies four edge computing archetypes. They are: Data Intensive – where volume, cost or bandwidth issues make the transfer of data over the network directly to the cloud or from the cloud to point-of-use impractical. Examples include smart cities, smart factories, smart...

Wireless charging expert says that in a few years wireless power will be as ubiquitous as WiFi Wireless power specialist Chargif has secured an additional £5m of funding from backers including Accelerated Digital Ventures (ADV), firstminute capital and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). The investment will enable Chargif to accelerate sales and marketing and international growth across US and Asian...

Posted on Jun 21 2018 - 2:00pm by Editorial Content
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Less than half of organisations in the US, UK and Asia-Pacific region are confident of their ability to detect a major cybersecurity incident within one hour, according to the latest LogRhythm Cybersecurity: Perceptions & Practices report. Just under one-third of the 751 IT decision-makers surveyed admit that even if they detected a major incident, they would need more than an hour to contain it. www.logrhythm.com ...

Posted on Jun 21 2018 - 11:18am by Editorial Content
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60 seconds…with Nicholas Shaw, Vice President and General Manager EMEA, Norton by Symantec What was your first job? In a sink factory when I was at university. My job was to oil the metal sinks before they went into the press. What would be your dream job? An F1 or Rally driver. Money’s not an issue, what’s your perfect car and where would you drive it? An Aston Martin DB11, and I would...

Spitfire, the multi-award winning connectivity and Hosted PBX Provider, is celebrating 30 years in business. The company was established in 1988 and today is a supplier of innovative telecommunications and IP Engineering solutions. Spitfire employs around 100 staff and has an annual turnover of £26 million providing telecommunications services to end-user customers and through 500 channel-partners...

Posted on Jun 21 2018 - 8:30am by Editorial Content
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There’s a Trio for that Polycom has announced new capabilities for the popular Polycom Trio conference phone. These include Microsoft Teams support via the Teams app for phones; integration with Alexa Voice Services (AVS) to bring the features of Amazon Alexa to the device; certification for the BlueJeans meetings platform; and embedded Zoom software, which enables the Polycom Trio to act as a speakerphone...

One fifth of meeting room AV budgets are now being spent on collaboration technologies, such as interactive displays, video conferencing and wireless presentation solutions. A Futuresource Consulting survey of 2,500 end users in the UK, USA, Germany and France shows that while display technologies still take the largest slice of budgets for the estimated 11 million meeting rooms in Europe and North...

Posted on Jun 20 2018 - 8:30am by Editorial Content
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Print à porter New from transfer printing specialist TheMagicTouch, the Ricoh Ri 100 Direct to Garment printer is an all-in-one solution for the on-demand printing of T-shirts and other promotional garments. The system uses Ricoh piezo-electric inkjet technology to deliver crisp, high quality, soft-touch prints and can be supplemented with an optional heating system with built-in safety features. www.ricoh.co.uk Samsung...

Posted on Jun 19 2018 - 2:00pm by Editorial Content
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Hot on the heels of the merger of Datto and Autotask, Kaseya, another leading provider of complete IT management solutions for managed service providers (MSPs) and mid-market enterprises (MME), has announced that it is to merge with Unitrends, a provider of all-in-one enterprise backup and continuity solutions. Combining Unitrends’ business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) technologies with...