Vodafone Takes on EE: Extends 4G service to new UK towns and cities
UK’s major cellular service provider Vodafone has stated that it will cover more cities in the United Kingdom with its 4G network. The towns and cities that will now be covered by Vodafone’s 4G network are: Reading, Basingstoke, Portsmouth, Southampton and Bournemouth. Vodafone states that with the addition of these cities and towns, approximately one million citizens can look forward to accessing 4G services this summer, for use at home as well as in the office. The company also said that along with home users, approximately 35,000 businesses would also newly gain access to the Vodafone 4G network.
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Rise of mobile workers shapes cloud computing landscape
As cloud technologies mature and awareness of their benefits improves, more organisations in the United States and Europe are deploying cloud solutions to reduce IT costs and optimise operations, according to Frost & Sullivan in a new study.US companies are ahead of their European counterparts in terms of cloud uptake due to greater technology exposure as well as better macro-economic conditions.
Telefónica selects Amdocs for LATAM quad-play transformation
Amdocs and Telefónica are teaming up to deploy quad-play services in Chile and Peru. The Spanish telco has chosen the American software producers to lead the transformation of telecoms and TV services in the South American markets. By standardising Telefónica’s business support systems (BSS) on Amdocs software, Telefónica subscribers will be able to move seamlessly between all customer interaction channels, whether self-service or agent assisted, via the Web, call centre or at the retail store, across its entire quad-play offering – wireline, wireless, Internet and TV.
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Cybercrime losses top $400 billion worldwide, study claims
Computer-related crimes may cause as much as US$400 billion in losses annually, according to a new study that acknowledges the difficulty in estimating damages from such acts, most of which go unreported. The study is the second to come from Intel’s McAfee security unit in partnership with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a Washington, D.C.-based think tank.
CIOs adjust to enterprise tech as a fashion statement
CIOs reeling from their recent loss of technology purchasing power — as it shifts to the front business lines in marketing, finance, human resources and other departments — will find a hero in Ralph Loura, vice president and CIO at The Clorox Company. In truth, today’s CIOs take their marching orders from line-of-business managers while dealing with rogue enterprise apps and cloud services on a massive scale. In fact, 40 percent of all IT spending is now outside of the traditional IT budget, according to a recent report from CEB. But at an event in San Francisco last week, Loura reminded his peers, “User-led is not the same as user-centric.”
EzeeCube home cloud makes your photos and videos accessible from anywhere
As our recent Cloud storage comparison guide demonstrated, there are plenty of options for storing your photos and videos with an online storage provider, such as Google or Dropbox. A private, home-based cloud can provide more control, better security and home-integration options, though. EzeeCube is a new home cloud hub that aims to do just that.
Instagram expands ads to international users
Instagram is taking its advertising strategy global. The photo-sharing service owned by Facebook announced on Tuesday that it will begin showing in-feed ads to international users “in the coming months,” according to a company spokesperson. Instagram will start with three countries — Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia — but more countries could be added in the future.
Sale of ‘X.uk’ to set UK record as web firms shorten addresses
Sale of ‘X.uk’ to set UK record as web firms shortenA major expansion of Britain’s online real estate will create one of the shortest and most expensive web addresses in the world, when x.uk goes on sale for the first time on Tuesday. The four characters are expected by their owner, insurance entrepreneur Simon Burgess, to sell for around £10m, which would be the highest price ever paid for a UK web address.
Sony announces PlayStation TV coming to America this fall
Sony Corp. announced Monday that it’s bringing new installments of the popular video-game franchises “Uncharted” and “LittleBigPlanet” to the PlayStation 4 as it celebrated the 6-month-old game console’s marketplace triumph. Sony also premiered “Abzu,” an undersea odyssey from the creators of the award-winning “Journey” and “Entwined,” a psychedelic 3-D flying game. And it showed new highlights from the steampunk thriller “The Order: 1886” during its annual presentation at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.