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Newcastle Connection Vouchers Extention to March 2016

February 23, 2015 by Alex Tough

Newcastle’s Eldon Garden shopping centre has reached a milestone in the city’s Go Digital Newcastle project. The Government’s Super Connected Cities scheme, which offers grants worth up to £3,000 in order to help small and medium sized businesses around any of 22 cities across the United Kingdom to gain access to a superfast broadband (30Mbps+)

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Local Charities to Benefit from Connection Voucher Scheme

February 20, 2015 by Alex Tough

The connection voucher scheme is here to help local charities that wish to have extra speedy broadband. This scheme comes as an extension from 2014 where the UK government have given out grants to SME’s, charities and Social Enterprise who wish to upgrade their broadband to superfast. So far the scheme, launched in 2013, has

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Go Digital Newcastle Circulates Connection Vouchers

February 20, 2015 by Alex Tough

Go Digital Newcastle means there’s huge help on offer for local businesses! It’s Newcastle City Council’s project to make superfast, super-reliable broadband available to 97% of homes and businesses in Newcastle via state-of-the-art fibre technology. Go Digital Newcastle means there’s huge help on offer for local businesses to take advantage of the new superspeed connections.

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Broadband Investment can Supercharge Connection Voucher Scheme

February 17, 2015 by Alex Tough

“UK to have the best broadband in Europe, with ‘superfast broadband’ available to 90% of UK premises by the end of 2015.” The UK Government wants the UK to have the best broadband in Europe, with ‘superfast broadband’ available to 90% of UK premises by the end of 2015. A complex combination of commercial deployment

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Connection Vouchers Gateshead extended in 2015

February 13, 2015 by Alex Tough

“State-of-the-art fibre broadband means businesses can reach their customers quickly, take internet orders and store their important data more safely.” The Government’s Broadband Connection Vouchers scheme is active in 22 cities around the country and is registered with over 500 suppliers. The government has committed £150 million for the SuperConnected Cities programme which is managed

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Connection Vouchers North Tyneside Extended in 2015

February 13, 2015 by Alex Tough

 “Superfast broadband is a business critical resource for many companies and make a “huge boost” to businesses.” The Government’s Broadband Connection Vouchers scheme is active in 22 cities around the country and is registered with over 500 suppliers. Now the UK Government have extended this voucher scheme until March 2016, they have invested a further

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Connection Vouchers Newcastle extended in 2015

February 13, 2015 by Alex Tough

“I’d encourage as many Newcastle businesses as possible to take a look at the business support programme and find out how it can help them – it’s free, and it can provide help in many ways.” The Government’s Connection Voucher scheme, which offers grants worth up to £3,000 in order to help small and medium

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Connection Vouchers Reach Sunderland

February 06, 2015 by Alex Tough

“Being able to get superfast broadband can really help your business develop and operate a website that’s world-class.” What are Connection Vouchers? The UK Government are offering the chance for SME businesses to upgrade their broadband with a new connection voucher scheme, of up to £3,000 which enables them to be connected to superfast business

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Connection Vouchers Reach South Tyneside

February 06, 2015 by Alex Tough

Superfast broadband turbo boosts your business! The connection voucher scheme has already started in the local areas of Newcastle and Gateshead now its time for the areas revolving around South Tyneside upgrade your business to receive happier customers with superfast broadband! The Government’s Broadband Connection Vouchers scheme is active in 22 cities around the country

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Connection Vouchers Reach Washington

February 06, 2015 by Alex Tough

“A Connection Voucher helped us realise our potential as an industry leader.” What are connection vouchers? The connection voucher scheme has already started in the local areas of Newcastle and Gateshead now its time for the areas revolving around Sunderland, upgrade your business to receive happier customers with superfast broadband! The Government’s Broadband Connection Vouchers

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Data Protection Day

February 03, 2015 by Alex Tough

“According to the National Cyber Security Alliance, 50% of targeted cyber attacks are directed at companies with fewer than 2,500 employees”. On 26 April 2006, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe decided to launch a Data Protection Day, to be celebrated each year on 28 January. The 28th of January was chosen

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What is Project Maelstrom?

February 03, 2015 by Alex Tough

“Well BitTorrent has a new challenge, its plan is to take on the internet!” When you enter a URL and hit enter, your computer reaches out to a server someplace in the world to access a website. Sometimes a site is stored on a few servers for redundancy or load balancing, but the model is

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London Underground Internet of Things – The Truth about Sensors

January 29, 2015 by Alex Tough

“We wanted to help rail organisations like London underground modernise the systems that monitor its critical assets, everything form escalators and lifts  to CCTV and communications networks.” The London Underground is one of the world’s oldest public transportation systems. Until recently, it was also an organizational mess. Duties for repairs and maintenance were spread among

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404 – Plane Not Found!

January 28, 2015 by Alex Tough

On Monday morning, the main page of its website was replaced by the words “404 – Plane Not Found” and “Hacked by Lizard Squad”. Initially the words “ISIS will prevail” appeared in the browser tab for the page, but that has since disappeared. It is not clear why Malaysia Airlines has become the target of

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Incredible $5m achievement for Purple WiFi

January 26, 2015 by Alex Tough

UK-based Purple WiFi, has closed $5 million in funding!! Purple WiFi, the UK-based WiFi social login and location analytical platform recently announced new funding to accelerate its rapid international expansion. Purple WiFi allows users to gain free access to a public WiFi network through their existing social media accounts or a short form. The user

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Will IT Security be tougher in 2015?

January 22, 2015 by Alex Tough

“The IT industry seriously needs to up its security to stay ahead of the game!” As we predicted around this time last year, 2014 has seen more high-profile targeted attacks with motivations of stealing information, making a statement and permanently destroying sensitive/valuable data. Analysts, Hold Security, startlingly announced in February that it had managed to

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Multi-factor Authentication for your Business

January 21, 2015 by Alex Tough

Want to lower the odds of someone getting in to your network to as low as one in 100,000,000,000,000? (That’s 100 trillion!) Then add a third layer of protection! New threats, risks, and vulnerabilities as well as evolving business requirements underscore to the need for a strong authentication approach based on simple service delivery, choice,

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New IT grant for Newcastle based Business gets the thumbs up!

January 16, 2015 by Alex Tough

The UK government are offering to grant companies across Newcastle, Gateshead and North Tyneside funding of up to £3000 in aid to boost their broadband and computing capabilities. Biosignatures received funding from Go Digital Newcastle for new computers to speed up their research work which will help them to develop blood tests to save cancer

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Sony Hack and Your IT Security Testing

January 14, 2015 by Alex Tough

Sony’s secure system was hacked late last year by an unknown source, the employees hacked screen involved a digital image of a skull with a message threatening to expose “secrets” from data acquired in a refined hack. Speculation throughout media suggested the hack was conducted due to the newly produced Sony Pictures movie “The Interview”, starring

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New Cisco Meraki MR72 and MR32 Access Points Hit the Street

December 09, 2014 by Al Yong

What’s the big deal? Today, Cisco Meraki announced the release of 2 new wireless access points, the MR72 and MR32. These devices fill some important gaps in their portfolio but shouldn’t be viewed simply as a gap filler. Both the Meraki MR72 and Meraki MR32 sport some exciting new capabilities. First of all, let’s talk

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