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eSIM Market to Be Worth Over $16.3 Billion Globally in 2027

A new Juniper Research study has found the value of the global eSIM market will increase from $4.7 billion in 2023, to $16.3 billion by 2027.

The new report offers the most comprehensive analysis of the eSIMs (embedded SIMs) market available being led by Apple with their Innovation, disrupting the smartphone sector

Increasing by an impressive 249%, the market will be driven by the adoption of eSIM-enabled consumer devices, as seen in Apple’s recent release of the eSIM-only iPhone 14.

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eSIM-enabled Android Devices to Accelerate Consumer Adoption

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Redcentric on a Shopping Spree, Acquiring 4 Enhance Public Cloud, Security and Consultancy Offerings

Redcentric plc, a managed service provider across the private and public sector, has acquired four companies which have significantly enhanced its public cloud, security and consultancy offerings.

Despite the UK’s ongoing economic challenges, Redcentric’s acquisitions of Piksel Industry Solutions, 7Elements, 4D Data Centres and assets relating to Sungard AS data centre and consulting business, mean the company’s portfolio now has the most comprehensive IT capabilities in the UK market.

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Nokia Has Announced The Creation of 6G Project

Espoo, Finland – Nokia have announced that it will lead the Hexa-X-II project, the second phase of the European 6G flagship initiative. This new phase will expand the Hexa-X partner list to 44 organizations that are tasked with creating the pre-standardized platform and system view that will form the basis for many inputs into future 6G standardization.

The Hexa-X-II project has been awarded funding from the European Commission as part of the first call of the Smart Network and Services Joint Undertaking (SNS-JU).

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Are These The Most Anticipated 2023 Video Games in the UK

Are These The Most Anticipated 2023 Video Games in the UK

A new study has revealed that Starfield and ARK2 are the most searched for video games in the UK and worldwide, amongst Google searchers. Other Search engines do Exist, but we won’t go there just now!

The study, conducted by online gaming platform Solitaired, analysed Google UK and worldwide data for 41 video games due to be released next year and ranked them according to the average monthly number of searches they received.

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New Appointment at Oracle Leans Towards the Cloud

New Appointment at Oracle leans towards the cloud

Oracle has appointed Ross Brown as vice president of its Cloud GTM division. Brown is the former VMware channel chief and this appointment points the company's recent efforts to improve its cloud infrastructure service.

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Japan’s Top Financial Official View On Bitcoin After cryptocurrency Ruled Legal Method Of Payment .

Japan’s top financial official has offered his stance on bitcoin in a year where the cryptocurrency was ruled a legal method of payment in Japan.

Japanese finance minister Taro Aso claimed bitcoin is yet to be proven as a credible currency in society before admitting that he would watch its progress in the future, Reuters reports.

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Why Bitcoin Craves The Respectability Amazon Will Bring

Bitcoin to be accepted by Amazon

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Cryptocurrencies were once the ‘enfant terrible’ of finance, traded on the Silk Road rather than Wall Street. But Bitcoin’s adoption by Amazon could push its value to five digits within months and kickstart a new approach to e-commerce, argues David Jinks, Head of Consumer Research at e-commerce fulfilment experts ParcelHero

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Where will Bitcoin be in 2023

Here we go again what will happen with Bitcoin in 2022 -2023  .....Bitcoin Price Reached $60,000 Before Crashing to $1,000 in 2018 is Saxo Bank’s ‘Outrageous’ Prediction

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Bristol and Lund set a new world record in 5G wireless spectrum efficiency

Achieving 1.59Gbit/s over a 20MHz radio channel
  
The Universities of Bristol and Lund, have carried out new research alongside National Instruments (NI) and have demonstrated how a massive antenna system can offer a 12-fold increase in spectrum efficiency compared with current 4G cellular technology, the demo conducted in the atrium of Bristol’s Merchant Venturers Building  achieved an unprecedented bandwidth efficiency of 79.4bit/s/Hz with a throughput of 1.59Gbit/s in a 20MHz channel.

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Shops & Stores to play key Role in omnichannel strategy say major European retailers

Cloud computing or not !

According to a new survey conducted by PAC, 73% of retailers expect the shop or store to become more strategically important by 2020 according to a new study. However, 69% said that expanding their digital presence is the top short-term priority.

European retailers are taking significantly different approaches to omnichannel, according to the study by market research and strategy company Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC).

Retailers are trying to provide a seamless experience across different points of customer engagement, to achieve the same level of service, promotions and pricing.

PAC interviewed senior business and IT stakeholders at 200 large retailers in Europe.* It found that while three quarters of respondents say the physical store will become more strategically important, the majority also say mobile and online channels to play a bigger role in the future. This highlights how the issue of managing and integrating multiple channels has become a hugely important success factor for the modern retailer.

One of the clearest findings of the study is that retailers are at different stages of maturity in achieving an omnichannel strategy, with regional differences. These include:

$1·         85% of German retailers expect the store to become more strategically important vs. 62% in the UK;

$1·         60% of retailers in the Netherlands already use their physical stores as a collection point for online orders vs. only 30% in France and Germany;

$1·         70% of UK retailers track increases in Net Promoter Score as a key measure of the success of their omnichannel strategy, vs. 56% in Italy.

The study, supported by HP, Fujitsu, SAP and GK Software, found that it is business leaders, rather than IT departments that are generally leading omnichannel programs. More than 80% said the development of a long-term channel strategy was either a major or clear challenge, while 75% named transforming internal organization structures as a pressing concern. For most retailers, business challenges rather than I.T. issues create the biggest challenges to success.

However, almost 50% of retailers plan significant IT investment in the next two years to support their omnichannel strategies. Main areas of spend include: webshop systems, mobile shopping apps and online/mobile payment software.

Nick Mayes, Principal Analyst at PAC, said: “The findings of the study show that European retailers are at very different stages of their journey towards omnichannel. But it is very encouraging to find that so many see it as a business as much as an IT challenge, and that strategy is being led in many cases from the boardroom.”

European reseller,is very suprised at this report and thinks that the online opportunities will win through, so our online resellers & dealers will continue to work with cloud companies, hosting compaies.

 

 

                   The study can be downloaded free of charge from PAC’s website:

https://pac-online.app.box.com/s/5px8hpa7xbib2i4ig8nt2tw8n26511bg

London, September 17, 2015

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Nick Mayes, Principal Analyst at PAC

University of Oxford said US military can teach CEOs about cybersecurity

As organisations worldwide continue to fall victim to cyber-attacks made possible by the mistakes of their own network administrators and users, a new report shows how CEOs can take a cue from the US military and create high-reliability organisations (HROs) that consistently guard against cybercrime.

An article published in the Harvard Business Review, Cybersecurity’s Human Factor: Lessons from the Pentagon, by James A. Winnefeld Jr., Christopher Kirchhoff, and David Upton, identifies the six principles at the heart of the US military’s success in stopping attacks on its systems and quickly containing the few intrusions that occur. Crucially, the authors also indicate how the principles can be put into practice in other types of organisations.

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Businesses in Guernsey are being warned about a DDoS threat targeting the island's Companies.

Guernsey Police say the 'highly sophisticated' criminals were unsuccessful in their Cyber crime / threats  when attempting to extract monies from companies that rely on using the internet  and that they should make sure they have a good level of cyber security.

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Coolspirit and The University of Aberdeen’s choose Commvault Simpana

Coolspirit a cloud reseller and The University of Aberdeen have deployed Simpana data management infrastructure, from Commvault to ensure that the ever growing amounts of data can be managed and shared more efficiently, to wider audiences, while reducing risk through enhanced compliance preparedness.

Coolspirit and Glen Douglas, who leads the  Server Operations Team at the  University, researched the market and carried out a full tender for a replacement for it’s incumbent solution from IBM. The IBM system was described by Glen as being complex to learn, difficult to maintain and was becoming increasingly unreliable as data levels increased. The system was so complex only one member of staff had the required knowledge to use it. This created a single point of failure for the University and meant it relied on costly external support.

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Relayware One Millionth Channel Partner to Platform

Relayware, a Cloud-based provider of Partnering Automation software, has announced its one-millionth partner.

Andy Brockhurst of European Reseller spoke with Bob Mann, Chairman and CEO concerning the company following a sustained period of strong international growth. 

The company portal provides partner packs to accelerate the indirect channel, giving a simple solution to the mounting challenge facing suppliers and manufacturers today.

Solutions that addresses all your partnering needs, ranging from partner portal pack, channel marketing, sales pack and  training pack. Each pack provides tools to check performance and benchmarks together with KPI’s.

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Bloxx Launches Tru-View Cloud a Real-Time Content Filtering Service

When talking with European Reseller magazine Charles Sweeney, Bloxx  CEO, said

Blox will enter the Cloud market with the launch of Tru-View Cloud a new cloud-based web filtering and security service, thus enabling organisations to set robust policies for mobile workers and deploy filtering solutions to additional, remote locations.

 

 

Today’s complex, hybrid IT environment requires effective, constant content filtering and security for all users, devices and locations. By combining Bloxx’s on-premise hardware or virtual web filtering appliances with cloud filtering, Tru-View Cloud delivers real-time web filtering that minimises risk whilst increasing user and network protection in a cloud environment.

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The Convention Centre Dublin Replaces Cisco with Meru Gigabit Wi-Fi

Meru Networks an intelligent Wi-Fi networking system supplier have announced winning the contract for The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) this international business venue, has replaced its Cisco® WLAN with a Meru 802.11ac Wi-Fi to support the high density of mobile devices used in its facilities, which include a 2,000-seat auditorium and several large meeting spaces. Event attendees and exhibitors make extensive use of the Internet, email, VoIP and other voice and video applications during concerts, trade shows and other events.

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Californian Wi-Fi provider Drives Global Channel Expansion with Xcellerate

Xirrus have announced their Xcellerate Partner Program, offering  new tools, deal registration, lead generation engine, sales portal, local resources and Xirrus University.

Andy Brockhurst spoke with Ian Bayly Vice President, EMEA Sales to learn how Xirrus, will change the Wi-Fi horizon. As a provider of high-performance wireless networks, with senior  management experience gained from network providers like Motorola, Cambium Networks Netgear, Juniper Networks, Peribit Networks.  

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The company based in Thousand oaks, California  have announced the Xirrus Xcellerate Partner Program, what appears to be a robust program for its expanding network of global channels. The partner program provides channel partners with an easier way to do business, in addition to providing what is claimed to be unparalleled products and services providing the fastest Wi-Fi environments on the market.

 With three tiers of levels, Authorized, Premiere and Elite, Xirrus’ partners will benefit from the following features through the Xcellerate program:

 •       Sales Portal & Automated Deal Registration – Xirrus’ interactive sales portal is completely redesigned with a deal registration through protective margin program and new digital marketing tools to meet partners’ needs.

•       Lead Generation Engine – With an inside sales team that’s dedicated to uncovering new opportunities, the new lead generation engine also incorporates new marketing initiatives for the program to raise awareness.

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New Head of cloud business for EMEA and APAC for Iland

iland,  an enterprise cloud hosting provider, with data centres in the U.S., U.K. and Singapore, offering global cloud hosting and disaster recovery. Has appointed William Rabie as head of cloud business for EMEA and APAC.

iland’s  claim is that anyone–regardless of expertise, location or business objective–can experience the benefits of a hassle-free cloud. From scaling production workloads, to supporting testing and development, to disaster recovery.

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 The company has been recognised as VMware’s Service Provider Partner of the Year, Global and Americas; is part of the Cisco Cloud Managed Service Provider Program for IaaS and DRaaS; and partners with other industry leaders including Zerto and Veeam.

As companies continue to turn to cloud for scalability, agility and cost benefits, they must also address key issues associated with data sovereignty, compliance, transparency, resource management and business continuity. This is especially true as cloud environments expand globally.

In his new role, Rabie will help drive iland’s strategy to address the evolving needs of its growing enterprise cloud and disaster recovery customer base throughout EMEA and APAC.

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Casino Website offering Bitcoin Exchange

Bitstarz is a Casino Website offering more innovation to introduce Bitcoins for all their active players. But why?

They have announced a new integration of the Cubits Merchant API. This system accepts Bitcoins and allows players to immediately transfer them to real currency in a quick, simple and very secure way. This is where holders of bitcoins are going to benefit, they can now deposit bitcoins through cubits and convert the currency to Euro allowing them the option to play on 400 extra games by the giant provider Quickfire, which offers games like Immortal Romance, Jurrasic Park, Thunderstrike II, Avalon II and many others. The first question is why you hold Bitcoins, they are a tainted currency. If you need a crypto currency, why not use dollars except store them in the plethora of electronic wallets currently around.

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Best Practice for SMB customers

Best practice for winning, keeping and growing SMB customers

Winning new business is never easy, nor is holding on to new and existing customers. This is especially true in the SMB space, where competitive pricing and scalable services offered by competitor companies can be a huge draw. With any customer, an managed service provider (MSP) must work hard to understand their business’ unique needs; however when dealing with SMBs, it is vital that the MSP invests considerable time in establishing a trusted, personal relationship with the customer, assuring them that they are equipped to support their current and future needs.

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Mike Cullen, VP – Worldwide Sales and Business Strategy, MSP, N-able by SolarWinds

There are a number of technical and business skills that a good MSP must have in its arsenal, however there are four vital things that the best MSPs do extremely well:

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Hidden Costs of Cloud IT Services

Aidan Simister describes the unwelcome hidden costs of cloud IT services

When they compare the cost of owning and managing their own infrastructure, It’s no wonder why businesses are moving their essential IT apps into the cloud. The costs includes buying servers, licensing software, hiring people to administer and paying for buildings and real estate, electricity and air conditioning—it makes sense to offload those costs in exchange for a predictable monthly fee.

There are other costs associated with cloud services, many businesses don’t even think about them until it’s too late—because once you’re learning the hard way, it’s often too much trouble to pivot to another provider.

That’s why you should know what to look for before you sign a contract.

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