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Apple teams up with GE to make industrial IoT apps for iOS

Device giant Apple is partnering with GE in an apparent bid to give both companies a leg up in the industrial IoT space. GE’s industrial IoT platform Predix is being given its own SDK for iOS to enable developers to make apps that will be able to use its predictive data and analytics capabilities. Apple […]


Dmitry Leus comments on cryptocurrency and blockchain technology

Writing this week for EU Today, Dmitry Leus of East West Connect commented that: “Much has been made this last weekend of the news that Bitcoin broke the $6000 price barrier, sparking new attention for cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. But just how excited should we be getting about these developments and what does all this […]


City of Aberdeen paves the way for 5G

Aberdeen, Scotland’s third largest city, is known as the Energy Capital of Europe. With a population of more than 229,000 and an economy that brings in 15 percent of Scotland’s gross domestic product (GDP), Aberdeen is a city positioned for substantial economic growth. To support that growth, Aberdeen City Council had a clear vision to […]


The 5 most common router attacks on a network

Unfortunately, router attacks cannot be 100 percent prevented, but there are a few things that you can be doing to prevent one of the most common router attacks from occurring on your system and network. Large organisations are vulnerable to widespread attacks, with come being malicious and some carried out simply to prove a point. […]


Building an office: 5 IT services you’re going to need

So you’re planning to start building an office. Before you get stuck in, there are a few things that you need to consider first… it’s the best way to make sure that you cover all of your bases. If you do want to build your own workspace – answer these questions first: Is it for […]


IT systems needed in every school

Every school relies on teaching in the modern era; this typically includes a host of modern software and hardware. However, not every school in the UK is equipped with the latest technology that allows them to take teaching in 2017 to a whole new level. If you’re a school network manager or head of IT, […]


Decisions are made in the cloud, now we must act

Late in 2017, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, announced plans to appoint a Chief Digital Officer tasked with making London the world’s leading smart city. Khan referenced how technology is being used to enable organisations to make faster, better decisions, and the truth is that most of that decision making process is taking place […]


Windows 10 IoT enables the complete IoT life cycle

Microsoft recently announced the public preview of the Azure IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service. The Device Provisioning Service is a new service that works with Azure IoT Hub to enable “zero-touch” device provisioning to an IoT hub. Using this service, devices can be created with a common image, and when booted for the first time […]


How to make metro cells easier to deploy

Article by: Mike Fabbri, Vice President of Site Solutions and Services for CommScope The challenge for wireless network operators is considerable — how to get tens of thousands of outdoor small cell sites, also called metro cells, approved by local governments. At CommScope, we think flexibility is the key to getting a metro cell site […]


Microchips, beetles and the evolution of your data centre

Article by: Nathan Rawles, Data Centre Specialist, Europe, leads sales across CommScope’s multi-tenant data centre accounts based in the UK. I recently picked up Thomas Friedman’s new book, “Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations.” It’s a wonderful take on the challenges and opportunities of adapting to […]


Is the wireless office the new paperless office?

Article by: Matias Peluffo, Asia/Pacific Director, Data Centre and Inside Plant Fibre Solutions for CommScope The term “paperless office” was commonly used in the late 1960s and early 70s to describe the office of the future, where paper would be eliminated. In the 1990s, a growing trend towards digital documents gave rise to the perception […]


How standards meet innovation

Article by: Mark Alrutz, Senior Director of Service Provider FAE for CommScope I recently had a wonderful “plug and play” experience. I grew up in an era where music was enjoyed through large speakers (and yes, from vinyl records). I have never been a fan of earbuds; however, I recently purchased a Bluetooth-enabled speaker. Here […]


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