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25 January 2010 - COLT, a leading European provider of business communications, today announced it is providing IP connectivity to support MeetingZone's audio conferencing facilities in the UK and Europe. As the UK's largest independent conference and collaboration service provider, MeetingZone will be adding COLT's SIP Trunking service, COLT VoIP Access, to its audio conferencing services in order to deliver high quality, scalable voice services whilst keeping network and bridging costs to a minimum. Line quality and availability is crucial in a conference call environment. Market demand for conferencing services is continuing to grow rapidly and MeetingZone has selected COLT to deliver a scalable VoIP solution that can handle this growth in business, whilst maintaining the quality, availability and reliability which its customers expect. Steve Gandy, chief operati... (more)

No Exits. Liquidity Dries Up Even More For VC-Backed Startups In Third Quarter

The liquidity drought for venture-backed startups, which was already declared to be a crisis in the second quarter when not a single VC-backed IPO went out, continued in the third quarter. And don’t expect the situation to get better any time soon. For the first three quarters of the year combined, IPOs brought in only $470 million and M&A activity totaled $11.3 billion, a steep decline from prior years (see chart). Although there was one IPO in the third quarter, RackSpace, which brought in $187.5 million, that was less than half of what the company had expected to raise when it initially filed. In the third quarter of 2007, by comparison, IPOs brought in $945 million. Mergers and Acquisitions activity was also down in the third quarter, bringing in $3.5 billion compared to $10.8 billion in the third quarter of 2007, according to The National Venture Capital Asso... (more)

Learn How to Obtain iPhone Forensic Data: Chicago, May 26 & 27

The need for knowledge about the enormous amount of user data on iPhones is a rapidly emerging area of forensic study. O'Reilly's iPhone Forensics Developer Workshop will supply you with this sought-after and valuable information. Join Jonathan Zdziarski, the original iPhone hacker, for a two day workshop in Chicago, May 26 and 27. Get the details of O'Reilly's iPhone Forensics Workshop here. O'Reilly Media 2009-02-03T12:21:33-08:19 ... (more)

Macs Now Play Nice With Photosynth’s Nifty 3D Photo Albums

Photosynth, Microsoft’s impressive photo viewing project that stiches together images to create pseudo-3D worlds, got a major upgrade last week. The app has ditched Direct 3D (which only works on Windows) in favor of Silverlight, Microsoft’s cross-platform viewer, which means that Photosynth is now Mac friendly. So if you’re on a Mac and have only been able to look longingly at our coverage of the app over the last two years, here’s your chance. Mac and Linux users have been able to take advantage of an experimental Silverlight Photosynth viewer since December, but the viewer has been missing a few key features until now, and Mac users haven’t been able to really participate in the Photosynth community. Now all Photosynth embeds will be in Silverlight by default. Also included with the update is a new ‘highlights’ feature, which makes it easier to find important l... (more)

Apple iPad May Overtake Amazon Kindle

A recent survey of e-book reader owners and intenders shows that prior to the release of the iPad, Apple ranks just behind Amazon in the US and UK in terms of preferred brand; and if the iPad provides a compelling eReader experience, it may overtake Amazon’s Kindle. Details may be found in the Strategy Analytics Wireless Device Lab report, “US & UK eReader Owner and Intender Survey 2010.” Current e-book reader owners report being extremely satisfied with their devices. Four out of five US owners prefer e-book readers to physical books. Potential e-book customers prefer: Ease of access to books; Ease of content transfer; and Newspaper and magazine availability. “While brand name is still an important factor for current owners when choosing their next e-book reader,” commented Chris Schreiner, Senior Analyst at Strategy Analytics. “Consumers buying their first e-book... (more)

Google TV: Resurrecting Consumer Choice

Leonard Grace | BROADBAND CONVERGENT - Industry News for Broadband-Mobile-Cable-Wireless-Telecom Google (NasdaqGS: GOOG) resurrected its defunct Google TV debuting at CES 2012. The premise to give consumers more of a choice in Internet browsing for favorite video content is a second attempt to capture an elusive market. As an alternative to traditional Cable, Google TV partnered with various TV... Industry News for Broadband-Mobile-Cable-Wireless and Telecom sectors Providing trends, insights, and analysis for the Broadband Convergent Market ... (more)

Aareon AG Acquires 1st Touch

Southampton UK, 9th July 2012: Aareon AG, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aareal Bank AG and the leading consultancy and IT systems house for the European property sector, has announced that it has acquired 1st Touch Limited, the UK's leading developer of mobile systems for the social housing and public sectors. The decision is seen as a reflection of Aareon's belief in the significant opportunities presented by mobile technology in the property sector across Europe and as complementary to the Group's other software investments in the sector. Commenting on the news, Dr. Manfred Alflen CEO of Aareon AG said; "1st Touch is the recognized market leader for the supply of mobile technology to the UK social housing and public sectors. Clearly with the rapid growth of demand for this kind of mobile solution, across Europe, the opportunities are enormous. Together we aim to c... (more)

Hurricane Sandy? Lessons from Kii Cloud MBaaS the Cloud Backend that withstood Fukushima

BROADBAND CONVERGENT - Industry News Broadband-Cable-Mobile-Wireless-Telecom Markets BuzzFeed began publishing section-by-section content to the blogging platform Tumblr. It also worked with Akamai, a content distribution network, so that some article pages would still load even if the core BuzzFeed site could not. Gizmodo and Jezebel each set up Tumblr blogs, “Sandy 2012 Emergency site” and “Post-Hurricane Emergency Blog,” respectively. Gawker, too, relied on the easy-to-use Tumblr as a back-up. While Tumblr enabled practically seamless connectedness amid the chaos, the resulting aesthetic was a bit of a throwback to the spartan design of the Internet’s earlier days. … [visit site to read more] ... (more)

Enterprise Mobility, Cloud Computing, BYOD and Unified Communication

1. Cloud and Mobility - A Match Made in Heaven.... Cloud computing is providing organizations with low-cost applications and storage, making it easier to manage the growing amount of information. Increased adoption of cloud-based systems (IaaS, SaaS, PaaS and everything else) in the enterprise will pave a way for a faster pace of adoption and acceptance of the cloud-based back end for mobile devices. With increased use of smartphones, tablets in enterprise (BlackBerry, Nexus, Surface, etc.), increased acceptance of BYOD, more and more business information and data will be moved outside the firewall. The trend will fuel the use of cloud infrastructure for mobile applications, and platform and infrastructure including storage. It's a no-brainer. Private mobile cloud, private mobile app stores, standalone enterprise class mobile app stores, etc., will start taking shap... (more)

Reliability, Security and Scalability Most Important For Hosting Users

Research by UK firm CWCS Managed Hosting reveals attitudes to purchasing hosting solutions 4th October 2013 - Research into the UK hosting market by CWCS Managed Hosting (www.cwcs.co.uk) has revealed that around half of senior IT decision makers consider reliability and uptime as the most important aspect of a hosted solution. Perhaps surprisingly, the cost of hosting was one of the least important considerations, lagging behind security and scalability. The independent survey, carried out on behalf of CWCS in order to further understand the buying decisions of the UK's IT professionals when they purchase hosted services, brought up some interesting results. "We're a hosting provider that prides itself on great reliability and uptime. This research confirms that purchasers and users consider these factors extremely important," said Karl Mendez, CEO at CWCS Managed Ho... (more)

New Evidence Supports Efficacy and Value of Smith & Nephew NPWT Products

12 Posters on Smith & Nephew NPWT to be Presented at Symposium on Advanced Wound Care ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Smith & Nephew Inc's (LSE: SN; NYSE: SNN) Advanced Wound Management division announced today that nine clinical posters featuring its Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) products will be presented at next week's Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) and Wound Healing Society Meeting. The poster session is open from 7:30 to 9:00am on Monday, April 27, and will include a total of 15 additional posters on studies conducted with Smith & Nephew's ACTICOAT(TM), ALLEVYN(TM), IODOSORB(TM), SECURA(TM) and BIOSTEP(TM) advanced dressings. At booth #401, Smith & Nephew will present its RENASYS EZ(TM) and RENASYS GO(TM) NPWT products as well as its VERSAJET(TM) hydrosurgery system and the full portfolio of advanced wound dressings.... (more)

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