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Business Connectivity

Business Connectivity: Measure of the extent to which the components (nodes) of a network are connected to one another, and the ease (speed) with which they can 'converse.' (Source: www.businessdirectory.com)

Compare DSL, Leased Line and Ethernet – Internet Access Buyers Guide


Section: Research
This buyer's guide is for those that need help with deciding on the right business connectivity solution.    Choosing which type of dedicated internet access service is the best fit for your organisation depends upon your budget, your organisation’s connectivity and bandwidth needs, the type of network applications which are most typically used and the future plans of your organisation.    Traditional ...   read more

Server Virtualization Buyer's Guide for Small and Medium Businesses


Section: Research
Server Virtualization can dramatically change an IT departments typical workload - and free up time and talent to be devoted to strategic initiatives that can help drive profitability.  This 2011 buyer's guide will help you to understand the key benefits of Server Virtualization for small and medium businesses.   The following areas are covered:   -  Introduction -  Why SMBs cho ...   read more

Business ISPs-Compare at a Glance


Section: Research
Evaluating business ISPs is a time consuming and often opaque process. This guide compares four UK business ISPs at a glance.   Details include: -  Business ISP company details -  Connectivity solutions -  Core network details -  Geographical coverage -  Ideal customer profile -  Why this provider and unique selling points -  Network Opera ...   read more

A Review of SMB Communications Needs-Fixed, Mobile or Unified


Section: Research
The average small business is becoming highly dependent on multiple forms of digital communications, but the technology choices are increasingly complex and come at a cost. With this backdrop, how can small and medium sized companies assess what best fits their needs, and avoid paying too much to keep the communication flowing?   This report covers the following topics:   -  Introduction -  IT and& ...   read more

Executive Briefing on IPv6 - New Version of the Internet Protocol


Section: Research
This briefing is for non-technical board directors and senior management at organisations for which information technology is business critical. It focuses on the implications for your business, but those in technology roles may also find it a useful resource for discussing the issues with non-technical colleagues. IPv6 is the next generation protocol, allowing the internet to grow to many billions of times its current size. Some advantages of making your organisation v ...   read more

Evaluating Mobile Email Solutions - One Size Doesn't Fit All


Section: Research
Now that mobile email is moving into the mainstream, with technology and services widely available to businesses of all sizes, organisations looking to either invest for the first time or review their current arrangements are presented with a range of approaches and options for moving forward. But how do you make sense of these and figure out the best option for your business? KEY POINTS Mobile ...   read more

Managing 21st Century Networks - A World of Convergence


Section: Research
The Internet Protocol (IP) - used for transmitting data across networks everywhere - has moved beyond its origins. Once one of many, it has become a near standard for all types of computer communication. It is used pervasively, transmitting data to and from a multitude of devices ranging from those in our pockets to spacecraft circling distant planets. Arguably IP is the most successful open standard ever, but as network communications converge under a single standard used for an increa ...   read more

Never Mind the Connection Speed, Measure the Connection Quality


Section: Research
In today’s Internet world dominated by on demand Voice, Video and IP-TV, the key to good connection performance is consistent throughput – not fast speeds. Knowing your Internet speed is slow without providing the means to help resolve the problem is of little value When discussing Internet connectivity problems the number one complaint is always about speed or the lack of it. End-users relay the same message over and over again, and quite frequently users with Intern ...   read more

Business ISP-To Switch or Not? A Decision Maker's Guide


Section: Research
If you need help with assessing whether to switch your business ISP or not at renewal, then start here.   This guide will help you and your team assess whether to switch your business ISP at renewal or not; ensure that you make the right decision prior to renewal date and also what questions you need to ask and when. Deciding whether to switch providers is rarely a solo decision, we recommend that you involve your team ...   read more

The Falling Costs of Wide Area Networks


Section: Research
Based on pricing data gathered from a selection of Service Providers, we survey what connectivity options are affordable for small and medium-sized businesses. In particular, we examine where wide area networks are today, in particular MPLS and its impact on Wide Area Network costs and based on historic trends, project where they are headed.   We argue that given current trends we are entering an era where sma ...   read more

Solving Last Mile Connection Speed Problems


Section: Research
When you experience a slow or inconsistent Internet connection it is often difficult to gather the needed information and determine the problem, but the answer is easier than you may think. Computer networks are by design contention based networks. This means a network is shared by many and all network traffic for the many has to somehow contend to survive. The majority of the problems experienced by home users and indeed some corporate network users fall into two distinct camps ...   read more

What's Holding Businesses Back From the Cloud?


Section: Articles
The typical internal IT infrastructure is mired in complexity; costly and cumbersome to manage; and the opposite of dynamic and agile. Any on-premise server that is not fully utilised represents a costly waste of resources. Extrapolate that across the entire company, and the inefficiencies are likely to assume staggering proportions. It is in this context that an organisation’s interest in cloud-based systems and services will typically originate. An overwhelm ...   read more

Alternatives to BT leased lines


Section: Articles
A leased line is defined as a dedicated high-performance circuit leased by a common carrier between a customer and a service provider’s network. It is rented on an annual basis and usually carries voice and data or both. It can be used for internet access or for a private connection between two customer sites. Compared to other internet connectivity options such as DSL products, leased lines are relatively expensive but are supported by a ...   read more

Broadband Performance Testing Tools


Section: Articles
Tools to help you accurately measure broadband connection performance Connection Speed TestAccurately measures connection speed and quality. Test from a number of locations worldwide  read more

BskyB Invests $7 Million In YouTube Network Whistle Sports


Section: News
British satellite broadcaster Sky (BskyB) has ploughed $7 million into Whistle Sports, a YouTube network focussing on sports videos for young people. This signals the third deal in a month made by the broadcaster, after putting $5 million into Sharethrough, an ad tech start-up, and backing the online video game platform Pluto. Whistle Sports   read more

BT: London 2012 Most Connected Games Ever


Section: News
As the 2012 Olympic Games swiftly approach, BT has detailed some of the challenges that they and others involved in the technology side of the Games have faced over the past four years. The communications company will be providing telephone and data connections to Olympic venues, as well as the athlete’s village and Olympic Park. BT said that London 2012 will be "the most connected games ever” and that they have done everything they can to ensure that the infrastructure is in pl ...   read more

Considerations for Site to Site VPNs


Section: Articles
  A virtual private network (VPN) is a network that uses a public telecommunication infrastructure, such as the Internet, to provide remote offices or individual users with secure access to their organisation's network. The intention of the VPN is to offer the same kind of connectivity options that users receive from leased lines but at lower costs.   ...   read more

Could Cloud end BYOD in the Enterprise?


Section: News
A recent report from Cloud Pro has suggested that cloud computing is likely to end enterprises’ use of most computer hardware, except for smartphones, which will become issued by the company. Cloud Pro cite this as being the opinion of Huddle CEO Alistair Mitchell, who has said that many decision makers are moving away from BYOD and further into the cloud. This could prove a relief for those CIOs that worry about device management, especially since it’s been suggested that many ...   read more

EC release Cloud Strategy for Europe


Section: News
The European Commission (EC) has released "Unleashing the potential of cloud computing in Europe” as part of its ongoing Digital Agenda. The strategy is designed to help drive business in Europe with the help of cloud computing. It’s hoped that the strategy will "deliver a net gain of 2.5 million new European jobs, and an annual boost of EUR 160 billion,” by 2020 as it w ...   read more

EU Regulation Will Increase Cloud Adoption


Section: News
New research from IDC, commissioned by the EU, has found that creating policies that take away barriers to cloud adoption would increase spending in the public cloud to around €77.7bn by 2020, currently worth around €35.2bn. At the moment, IDC found that obstacles to   read more

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