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The best SIM only deals for business for August 2017

The rise of BYOD (bring your own device) and the growing popularity of dual-SIM handsets has made it increasingly attractive to businesses to kit their workforce with SIM cards rather than full devices. As a reminder, companies do not have to report anything to HM Revenue and Customs or deduct or pay tax and national insurance if they provide the employees with…

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New BT app brings SME customers’ accounts to their fingertips

New app gives SMEs faster and smarter way to manage their accounts 24/7 BT has launched a new easy-to-use mobile app which will save small and medium-sized businesses time and effort by allowing them to manage their BT accounts on the move. The new app will allow business customers to quickly access a wide range of services at their fingertips…

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BT and KPMG warn businesses against cyber security traps

Investing in IT security products alone is no silver bullet in battle against cyber crime In the wake of high-profile global ransomware attacks such as WannaCry and Petya, BT and KPMG have today published a new cyber security report offering practical advice to businesses of all sizes on how best to manage their security journey and turn it into a…

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BT launches first free Wi-Fi kiosks in London

BT has launched its first InLink kiosks providing public Wi-Fi in London, in Camden High Street. Developed with Intersection, the company behind the LinkNYC service in New York, the kiosks are set to roll out across the UK as replacements for BT’s payphones in some areas. They are funded by advertising with Primesight. BT said “hundreds of users” within range…

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BT adds sports app to business broadband plans

Small and medium sized business customers who take one of the Infinity (FTTC/P) broadband packages from BT Business will now also receive access to the operator’s BTSport TV app for the duration of the contract. But it’s only for personal use, not for commercial or business broadcasting. The app itself offers video streaming access so that users can watch exclusive sport including…

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BT unleash newest cloud service: “BT Connect Intelligence InfoVista-as-a-Service”

BT today announced the launch of “BT Connect Intelligence InfoVista-as-a-Service”, a new application performance management solution delivered from the cloud. The new solution adds a scalable “as-a-service” flexible pricing model to BT’s applications performance management portfolio, BT Connect Intelligence. It delivers InfoVista’s Ipanema technology via BT’s cloud infrastructure, integrating all the capabilities organisations need to orchestrate the performance of business applications…

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Telecoms Overview in Top 100 Global Brands

The 2017 BrandZ™ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands ranking and report has now been published by WPP and Kantar Millward Brown.  In its 12th year, this is the most comprehensive study into brand value, grounded in unique attitudinal data from over 3 million consumer interviews. The Top 100 brands increased in value by 8 percent year-on-year to now be…

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BT and Orange win new enterprise contracts

The enterprise arms of BT and Orange are to build Europe-wide networks for major multinationals thanks to new contract wins. BT Global Services will connect over 200 sites across 20 countries in EMEA for tyre manufacturer Bridgestone Europe. The contract, which features the operator’s IPConnect VPN and internet service, covers 150 retail stores and over 50 offices, manufacturing plants and…

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European Hosted IP Telephony And UCaaS Market Prepares To Stave Off Competition From Aggressive US Players

European telecom carriers’ initiatives to discontinue integrated services digital network (ISDN) services are driving carrier and customer migration to Internet protocol (IP) connectivity services. The move is also fuelling adoption of next-generation business communication solutions, such as hosted private branch exchange (PBX) and unified communications as a service (UCaaS). Increasing availability of compelling cloud communications offerings and expanding feature sets,…

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BT cuts 4,000 jobs ‘over next two years’

BT Group PLC said Thursday it will cut 4,000 jobs as part of a restructuring exercise and not pay its chief executive a bonus as it reported a fall in fourth-quarter pretax profit. The U.K.-based telecommunications and TV provider said the job cuts come as it accelerates cost cuts in areas including global services, which provides communications services to businesses…

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