HPE opens Geneva IoT innovation lab to capitalise on edge data

HPE has expanded its internet of things (IoT) expertise by opening an IoT innovation lab in Geneva as part of its bid to expand out of the datacentre. The Geneva lab is the company’s third such facility. Last year it opened its Asia-Pacific lab in Singapore, and it also has a US lab. In a transcript […]

Siemens connects to world’s largest UCC deployment

Testing and roll-out The team then moved forward with a number of further stress tests to prove Circuit could scale to the size Siemens would need. During simulations, the application successfully ran 350,000 users without a problem, while live tests with 15,000 users – many of them in the business’ various IT departments – gave […]

Vodafone and IBM prep user clouds for future network tech

Mobile operator Vodafone has inked a new commercial agreement with long-term collaborator IBM to help its customers adapt their cloud environments for the wave of digital transformation expected to be unleashed by incoming technologies such as 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), edge computing and software-defined networking (SDN). The eight-year, £423m contract gives Vodafone Business customers full […]

Vodafone and IBM prep user clouds for future network tech

Mobile operator Vodafone has inked a new commercial agreement with long-term collaborator IBM to help its customers adapt their cloud environments for the wave of digital transformation expected to be unleashed by incoming technologies such as 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), edge computing and software-defined networking (SDN). The eight-year, £423m contract gives Vodafone Business customers full […]

Vodafone and IBM prep user clouds for future network tech

Mobile operator Vodafone has inked a new commercial agreement with long-term collaborator IBM to help its customers adapt their cloud environments for the wave of digital transformation expected to be unleashed by incoming technologies such as 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), edge computing and software-defined networking (SDN). The eight-year, £423m contract gives Vodafone Business customers full […]

Dutch pharma firm Centrient switches out MPLS for Cato SD-WAN

Business enhancements “What was clearly visible for the business was of course, the lower cost,” Cijsouw tells Computer Weekly. “That was very easily seen.” Indeed, he estimates that at the time of writing, the Cato network is running at around a quarter of the cost of the MPLS set-up. Unsurprisingly, network capacity has also improved. […]

Security without borders

Perimeterless security One answer to this conundrum is perimeterless security, which aims to address the shortcomings of VPNs while enabling mobility and access to cloud services. It is about ensuring integrity and security, while enabling the business to do business. Put simply, it is a whole new paradigm that revolves around security at each point […]

GBatteries let you charge your car as quickly as visiting the pump

A YC startup called GBatteries has come out of stealth with a bold claim: they can recharge an electric car as quickly as it takes to fill up a tank of gas. Created by aerospace engineer Kostya Khomutov, electrical engineers Alex Tkachenko and Nick Sherstyuk, and CCO Tim Sherstyuk, the company is funded by the […]

Mobile and broadband markets fail digitally excluded groups

While the growth and development of the internet has had a generally positive effect on consumers and citizens in improving their ability to access a range of innovative services, vulnerable and excluded groups still face significant challenges that limit their ability to fully participate in the UK’s burgeoning digital society, according to a new Ofcom […]

Geoengineering could solve our climate problems if anyone allowed it

This weekend, I finished reading Oliver Morton’s The Planet Remade (thanks to reader Eliot Peper for recommending it). Morton has a multitude of goals with the book, but there were two I think are deeply valuable. First, geoengineering is a plausible approach to solving our climate problems this century, and second, engineering the climate generates […]

Advertising Standards tightens rules around broadband speed claims

Internet service providers (ISPs) will be subjected to tighter rules around how they are allowed to advertise the speed of their broadband services when new rules handed down by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) come into force on 23 May 2018. Download this free guide The latest developments and trends in SDN Join us as […]

Tesla’s electric Semi truck starts at $150,000, reservations now live

The Tesla Semi, the automaker’s all-electric transport truck, will retail starting at $150,000 for a version with 300 miles of range, and will also be available in a $180,000 version with 500 miles of range. Interested parties can pre-order them with a base reservation price of $20,000 – or, if they want a “Founders Series,” […]

Tesla completes the world’s largest battery for Australian wind farm

Tesla has managed to deliver something on time, even if it ’s falling behind its projections for the Model 3 electric car: It has completed production of a massive battery farm in South Australia, which is designed to capture and store energy produced by a wind farm and distribute it to the grid when it’s […]

Government 5G investment must address roll-out as well as R&D

Network commentators have welcomed the news that the government plans to set aside a further £385m from the multi-billion pound National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) for future investment in mobile and fixed broadband technology, but warned that the government needs to be moving quicker, particularly when it comes to 5G mobile networks. Download this free […]

Trade union helps members more efficiently with virtual contact centre

Professional workers’ trade union Prospect Union is already realising time and efficiency savings, and has high hopes to improve the service levels it can provide to its members, after upgrading its contact centre capabilities through long-term internet service provider (ISP) partner GCI. Download this free guide Jargon buster guide to Unified Communications Explore some of […]