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Ahead in the Clouds

UKFast at Cloud Expo

We headed down to London this week and were greeted with warm, sunny skies and not a cloud in sight. That much can be said for outdoors at least, but it was a completely different story in the ExCel as the huge theatre was completely taken over by cloud – computing, we mean. Cloud Expo […]

(Digital) Strategic Thinking

MP Matt Hancock UKFast

Last week, the government announced its ‘Digital Strategy’ – a plan to “make Britain the best place to start and grow a digital business, trial a new technology, or undertake advanced research.” It’s an announcement that many will have greeted with scepticism – the latest public sector scheme that few will feel the impact of […]

Chute for the Stars

UKFast helter-skelter

Our business is known for never doing things by halves, so in true UKFast style, we’re putting a twist on the iconic office slide. Speculation has been mounting in the corridors at UKFast Campus for some time now; stolen conversations by the coffee machine, whisperings in the Zen garden, low murmurs in the bar. And […]

Whatsapp-ening to telecomms?

Inclusivity apps

Last week, Facebook-owned mobile messaging app WhatsApp announced that it has 900 million active monthly users. This latest announcement marks a not-half-bad couple of weeks for the social network giant. The news comes about a week after the mothership – Facebook – boasted some pretty impressive traffic levels itself, reporting that the social network now […]

Google+ For Business

Apparently Google+ has already gained over 10 million users since it’s launch at the beginning of the month. If accurate, the early signs for the long term success of Google+ are positive. However, one area that Google are still to explore with its social network is how businesses can utilise it and profit from it. […]

Facebook Facing Trouble

Is Facebook feeling the consequences of ignoring users privacy concerns? Yesterday, stories were rife across the internet about Facebook losing users in the US, UK, Canada, Norway and Russia. According to data gathered by the site Inside Facebook, in the US, the site lost about 6 million users in May from 155.2 million at the […]

Online Privacy: Has Facebook Changed our Expectations?

Do we need to change our expectations about online privacy? Social Media has become such a prominent aspect of contemporary society and the issue of how our privacy is respected is a big concern to many people. Facebook in particular has received heavy criticism regarding its privacy policy but as their global dominance is as […]