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Keep up to date with IC, general industry chatter and our blogs here. For older articles please see the News Archive link on the right hand page navingation.

  • 31 Jul 2014

    Geek speak

    I had an email in the other day from Gary Bunton. You know Gary? He works over at QualiSystems, those nice people who automate your IT systems and do other fancy stuff to make your company more efficient.

  • 21 Jul 2014

    John Allan – Hero of Broadband

    When they come to write the history of how modern technology helped small and medium-sized businesses to punch above their weight in national and international markets, they had better reserve a place in the Hall of Fame for this guy.

  • 03 Jul 2014

    It’s dead, Jim

    There was me (the comms. guy), Steve (the advertising guy) and Mark (the graphics guy). “We need you to invest in this new technology which scans things in, scrambles them, sends them down a telephone line, and reassembles them at the other end”, we said.

  • 23 Jun 2014

    The beginning of the end for the twisted pair

    The world is starting to call time on the twisted pair.

  • 16 Jun 2014

    The hole in Apple’s security and why I am a late adopter

    I am a late adopter – a deliberately late adopter. And the reason is that, by and large, upgrades to existing applications are so full of bugs or snarky interface changes that it takes the user community out there in Real World Land a few months to identify them, get the workrounds from the geeks (thanks guys) or get the developers to send a patch.

  • 06 Jun 2014

    Connectivity – and what 180 satellites mean to your business

    Currently there are companies in Staffordshire, Cheshire and Derbyshire that struggle with broadband speeds of 1.5Mbps. When Google’s satellites are in space they will be delivering much faster speeds into the cow-pat huts of the African interior. In South Korea they are preparing to launch 5G services to deliver movie downloads in just one second.

  • 02 Jun 2014

    Our Email Services are Changing - IMPORTANT NOTICE

  • 21 May 2014

    Beware of bearing gifts to geeks

    How times change. They used to say “Beware of Greeks bearing gifts”. That was that whole Trojan Horse schtick. Then it became “Beware of geeks bearing gifts” as millions of baffled girlfriends were presented by their nerdy boyfriends with an app.

  • 14 May 2014

    The Quick and the Dead

    Communications now throws up other issues for today's business - connectivity, data protection, online security, cost-effective telephony, 24-hour service, systems resilience and more.

  • 30 Apr 2014

    The bleeding heart of your network insecurity

    Data breaches are big and can affect a business in seconds!