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Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the UK's economic bedrock, and effective use of IT helps SMEs to be competitive, grow their business, and control costs and cashflow. Read here about SME IT trends.

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Space organisation dumps NAS for object storage to gain space

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 06:00:57 EST

Satellite Applications Catapult upgrade to 2PB of Cloudian object storage pays for itself in power and cooling savings as numerous legacy NAS boxes are replaced

Transport researchers get 2PB of Scality object storage

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 08:22:18 EST

Transport Systems Catapult retires ageing NetApp filers with 2PB of Scality object storage in a £1.5m project that future proofs the organisation with built-in DR

DCMS opens local fibre broadband fund to applicants

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:37:13 EST

Public sector bodies invited to apply for funding from £190m fund designed to stimulate local-level investment in FTTP broadband services

Nominet serves high-speed broadband service to Loch Ness

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:15:44 EST

Villagers around Loch Ness to take advantage of more reliable broadband, but no word on whether the area’s most famous resident will sign up

BT sets aside £20m for FTTP roll-out in Northern Ireland

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:07:42 EST

Telco hopes to deliver full-fibre broadband services to 140,000 properties by March 2019

Free Quad9 internet threat protection launched

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 06:25:35 EST

IBM, Packet Clearing House and the Global Cyber Alliance join forces to protect businesses and consumers from internet threats free of charge

Ditch witch brings FTTP broadband to Highland hamlets

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 05:22:46 EST

Openreach has been testing new network design techniques, and a brand new digger, as it rolls out full fibre broadband to some of the UK’s remotest communities

ISPs agree to Ofcom broadband compensation proposals

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 07:15:08 EST

BT, Sky, TalkTalk, Virgin Media and Zen Internet have agreed to introduce automatic compensation for consumers when their broadband service goes down

Dell EMC claims launch of first designed-for-all-flash SC arrays

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 09:00:18 EST

All-flash arrays SC5020F and SC7020F boost performance by several times over existing former Compellent products in Dell EMC range that could be configured as all-flash

Most UK small businesses in the dark over GDPR

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 04:08:03 EST

There is still much work to be done before UK SMEs are fully prepared for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), business barometer shows

Gigaclear ramps up broadband network build in Oxfordshire

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 05:55:16 EDT

More than 10,000 properties in rural Oxfordshire will get access to 1Gbps FTTP broadband by the end of 2019

Birmingham SMEs to get help from London Digital Security Centre

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:00:34 EDT

SMEs in Birmingham are to get the opportunity to learn how to protect themselves from cyber attacks at a free event on 25 October 2017

Commvault joins the hyper-converged backup wave with Hyperscale

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:20:29 EDT

Hyperscale Software and Hyperscale Appliance bring Commvault backup software in a reference architecture/software product or as a pre-configured server/storage box

Law firm speeds search and saves TB with Mimecast email archive

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:00:26 EDT

Cloud email archiving turbo-charges search, while email security is locked down and terabytes of storage use on-premise avoided with email stub on local servers

London issues call to arms to cyber security community

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 07:48:36 EDT

Cyber security community called on to help educate capital’s small businesses about cyber crime and give them practical advice

Syneto aims Hyperseries 2100 at hyper-converged for SMEs

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 04:00:26 EDT

European startup targets customers with two-node hyper-converged appliance, with built-in disaster recovery and capacity for up to 15 VMware virtual machines

Grosvenor signs broadband investment deal for London’s West End

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 06:26:09 EDT

Landowner and property developer has signed a co-investment partnership with Openreach to address poor broadband connectivity standards in parts of the capital

Movie maker shuns cloud, gets Spectra Logic Black Pearl tape NAS

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:30:50 EDT

Hat Trick ditches industry-specific hardware and deploys Black Pearl, which gives NAS-like file access from tape

Equifax faces small business class action over data breach

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:30:34 EDT

Small businesses in the US have filed a class-action lawsuit against credit rating firm Equifax, representing millions of others affected by a breach of personal data

Vodafone identifies 50 future digital hubs

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 05:45:36 EDT

A Vodafone research report has identified a number of towns and cities that have the potential to become what it refers to as Digital Super Towns