Virgin Media announced its offering of free Wi-Fi service for the London Underground during the Olympics. With the end of this free service imminent, Virgin Media have enlisted both Vodafone and EE (the UK’s first 4G provider) as partners. From early next year only customers of these networks will be able to gain access. This long overdue increased Wi-Fi service confirms the demand to be ever mobile and always available.
HP and Autonomy – $5 billion write off
HP has accused Autonomy of inflating their financial value before the acquisition. It seems that HP’s eagerness to capitalise on Big Data may have seen their governance standards slip, costing them over $5 billion. This should be a warning to other technology giants to think carefully before taking drastic steps to try and get a foothold into future technologies.
Bring Your Own…
BYOD is changing the way users live and work, and as many organisations see its steady increase, a new angle has emerged. The BYOS (Bring Your Own Service) trend incorporates the cloud, allowing end users to introduce apps and services that allow file synchronization for the movement of data across numerous devices. Our concerns remain with security. Until organisations are able to offer a secure IT environment, the safety of company information can’t be guaranteed.