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  • Why full fibre is a start up business’ best friend

    12 April 2018
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    If you run a start-up business, or are thinking of doing so, there’s some excellent news on the horizon.

    By all accounts, the Scottish start-up sector is truly thriving at the moment, and future plans to roll out full fibre connectivity across the country could give businesses an extra boost.

    In its recently published report on The Economic Impact of Full Fibre Infrastructure in 100 UK …

  • Telecoms trends for 2018

    28 March 2018
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    As we are nearing the end of the first quarter of 2018 lets explore developments that lie ahead. Let us take a glance into our telecoms crystal ball and look at some of the biggest trends and changes we predict throughout 2018...

    Big steps toward the rise of 5G

    Nokia, Apple and Samsung are already heavily involved in the development of a 5G network. As mobile data use continues to …

  • International Women’s Day 2018: Why The Tech Sector Needs Innovation

    08 March 2018
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    THE NATURE of uncomfortable truths is that they eventually need confronting – writes Ricky Nicol, Chief Executive of Commsworld.

    International Women’s Day (IWD) 2018 has been well and truly elevated, so what better day to highlight our own industry’s most embarrassing, frustrating and deep-rooted problem?

    And it really is a problem that affects us all regardless of gender. …

  • Productivity is down: here’s how to buck the trend

    20 February 2018
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    New statistics show productivity fell consistently throughout 2017, as employees are now producing less output per hour worked than they were a decade ago.

    Productivity is calculated by dividing labour output by labour input, and the report from the Office for National Statistics found productivity had fallen by 0.1% from quarter 1 to quarter 2. This follows a 0.5% fall from Oct-Dec 2016 to the …

  • Commsworld CEO Blog February 2018

    14 February 2018
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    When I set out to write this blog I didn’t realise how hard a task I had set myself following previous blogs.

    In the past I’ve described the year before as “transformational”, “outstandingly successful” and taking “things to a new level”.  How am I supposed to surpass that lot?

    Well, I have to because 2017 was another unbelievable year that …

  • What is digital poverty?

    02 February 2018
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    Digital poverty is a phrase you may have heard bandied about, but what exactly does it mean?

    The digital age has brought endless potential for information sharing, community building and innovation. Yet across the globe, many individuals struggle to access the internet or do not possess the skills to make use of the technology. As a collective, this group are said to be suffering from digital …

  • Commsworld's Festive 'Spin to Win' Winners

    19 December 2017
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    Our festive ‘Spin to Win’ is now closed, thank you to everyone who entered.

    Congratulations to our all our Instant Winners and to the Grand Prize Draw Winner who won a Commsworld Christmas Hamper and a £250 towards charity.

    Our winners are:

    Grand Prize Draw

    Richard MacLennan, Law Society of Scotland (Richard chose Marie Curie for the £250 donation).

    Instant Prize …

  • How to keep it business as usual over Christmas

    14 December 2017
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    Socially speaking, Christmas and New Year is a busy time. But that doesn’t mean working life stops too. Keeping your business ticking over whilst your staff are on annual leave can be a balancing act. It’s a challenging time, particularly for small businesses with few members of staff. Preparing now and getting the right processes in place should help alleviate any disruption when the …

  • How Pure Fibre is changing Scotland’s schools

    01 December 2017
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    If you’re familiar with what we do here at Commsworld, then you probably already know that in 2016, we worked with CityFibre to roll out a ground-breaking 150km fibre optic network across the City of Edinburgh. This helped Edinburgh win the title of the UK’s largest ‘Gigabit City’ and is part of the City of Edinburgh Council’s aim to transform digital services across …

  • Six reasons the cloud is so popular

    27 November 2017
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    More and more businesses are moving their data and applications to the cloud. But what’s the reason behind this shift? What are the benefits to your company? Read on to find out about the benefits of moving to the cloud…

    1. It’s secure

    One of the main draws of cloud computing for business, is the ability it offers to save important data off site.

    Saving business data locally …