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  • How a 16 year old brought down Microsoft and Sony with a DDoS attack

    06 July 2017
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    In your long list of business priorities, protecting yourself from a DDoS attack may not feature highly. However, DDoS attacks are on the rise, particularly amongst small to medium sized enterprises that leave themselves vulnerable.

    Hitting the headlines recently, is British teenager Adam Mudd, who was just 15 when he created software that lead to more than 1.7 million cyber attacks across the …

  • How to prepare your business for the summer holidays

    28 June 2017
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    It’s that time of year once again, when the kids are out of school and on some days you wouldn’t be surprised to see some tumbleweed slowly making it’s way across the mostly empty office…

    But business must go on as normal. The summer holidays can be a trying time for companies, particularly small to medium sized enterprises that depend upon a small workforce. It’s …

  • What is a Gigabit City?

    13 June 2017
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    Chances are you’ve heard of gigabit cities. But what exactly are they?

    We’ve been working in partnership with CityFibre to bring faster, more reliable broadband connections to businesses and local services in cities across Scotland. Read on to find out what makes a gigabit city, and why they’re such an important part of the digital revolution.

    There are currently 22 gigabit …

  • How unified communications can transform your business

    06 June 2017
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    The way we work is changing. Tablets and smartphones have become commonplace, and working remotely is increasingly part of business culture. Your employees need to be able to work any place, at any time and while also staying connected.

    The best types of communication work together, seamlessly in sync - or in other words, unified.

    Unified communications - sometimes referred to simply as UC …

  • What Pure Fibre can do for Scotland's businesses

    25 May 2017
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    Dark fibre is a term used to define fibre optic infrastructure that isn’t currently activated. Networks of dark fibre exist beneath many cities and hold the potential to improve connectivity for countless businesses. Fibre is referred to as ‘dark’ when not in use i.e. activated, as the transfer of data lights up the cables. Once activated, a dark fibre network is sometimes …

  • Edinburgh Embraces A Digital Future

    04 April 2017
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    Commsworld CEO Blog - April 2017

    Born and bred in Edinburgh, I have grown up with the very visible attractions of the city - the Castle, the Royal Mile, the galleries. Magnets for tourists, our historic buildings will continue to make a huge contribution to the city’s economy.  But our future prosperity as a city will also rely on an investment that is happening right now but is …

  • Commsworld CEO Blog - January 2017

    06 January 2017
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    As I reflect back on 2016 on what was an outstandingly successful year for Commsworld while looking forward with anticipation and excitement to 2017, I can’t help but pause for a moment and pinch myself with what we have achieved.

    2015 was seen as a transformational year for Commsworld whilst 2016 took things to a new level all together. What we achieved over the past year and where …

  • Commsworld Christmas Competition

    08 December 2016
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  • Chief Executive's Blog

    11 March 2016
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    Commsworld: Ten Years on what’s changed

    Hi I am Ricky Nicol; Co-Founder and Chief Executive at Commsworld a Scottish based Next Generation Network Operator and ISP (Internet Services Provider).

    We own and directly manage a UK wide Next Generation Network that reaches the length and breadth of the UK and support several thousand customers across the Private and Public Sectors with their …

  • Commsworld Fluency: 3 Years on what’s changed?

    24 September 2015
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    As we approach the third anniversary of Commsworld acquisition of one of Scotland’s most respected ISP’s (Internet Services Provider), Fluency Communications, why did we do this and what if anything has changed over this period?

    Why did we do this?

    We’re very proud of Commsworld’s long-standing pedigree in telecoms and telephone systems, however inevitably over the years …