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Promoting the Pioneers of the Internet

30.7.2010 by Lady Penelope

I have always been impressed by visionary companies that look far into the future. The main difference between them and others within their industry is the passion for building something great that will last for generations to come. Richard Branson is building Virgin not just for his children and their generation but for his great, great, great, great, grandchildren and their contemporaries. To do this, you have to surround yourself with pioneers, with people hungry for progress and in our digital society, people who can constantly innovate and push the boundaries. This is why we love to be involved with…

Broadband Speeds Are Barely Half What Consumers Pay For

30.7.2010 by Stephen McNamara

The latest research from Ofcom reveals that broadband providers are typically delivering just 58 per cent of the speeds which they are advertising. The industry regulator has discovered that the average customer is now charged for a speed of up…

33p of every pound will be spent online this summer

29.7.2010 by Stephen McNamara

It is predicted that £1.3bn will be spent online over the course of the summer with last Sunday predicted to be the busiest day of the sales for online retailers, according to Kelkoo UK. As bargain-hunting reaches fever pitch, it…

Are Ambitious People Threats or Opportunities?

28.7.2010 by Mother Superior

Yesterday, UKFast visited Salford University to talk to graduates about job opportunities in the North West. The session came at the end of a five day workshop about employability. With our overview of the business scene we were asked to…

ISO27001 Accreditation – Part Three

27.7.2010 by The Brigadier

This series of blogs has focused on introducing and explaining the ISO27001 accreditation in more detail. In this final post of the series we shall explain how an organisation can attempt to be as compliant as possible with the ISO27001…

Building a Strong Online Future

27.7.2010 by Lady Penelope

Since UKFast launched the 'Building online Britain' GTI scheme (Growth Through Innovation) we've been collaborating with online pioneers to share industry knowledge and skills with UK businesses. The purpose behind the philanthropy is to give those who want to conquer…

MS Assessment and Planning toolkit 5 released

26.7.2010 by James Crawshaw

Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.0 is now available for download. MAP 5.0 is a tool designed to simplify IT infrastructure planning processes via automated discovery and assessments of network-wide devices. It performs an inventory of heterogeneous server environments…

Green Initiatives Gain Momentum Globally

23.7.2010 by Mother Superior

Environmental ministers have this week announced their latest eco-initiative to cut carbon emissions across Europe by 30 per cent, adding further weight to the global push for a greener future. David Porter from the Association of Electricity producers has cautioned…

North West Businesses Clamp Down on Twitter

22.7.2010 by Lady Penelope

As China renews Google's internet licence after pledging to accept their censorship laws, it seems that the UK, and in particular the North West, isn't that far removed from its eastern cousins when it comes to social media censorship. Following…

LINX connectivity causes problems for UK internet

21.7.2010 by James Crawshaw

At approximately 14.25 on Wednesday 21st July the London Internet Exchange (LINX) experienced a power outage in one of its data centres, causing connectivity issues for internet users logging into services and onto the World Wide Web. For around 20…