Blog: The end of XP...what now?

It’s not long now until Microsoft pulls the plug on support for Windows XP. It’s had a long run – over a decade – and now it’s well past its best. It’s not supported on the latest hardware, and you won’t be able to run the latest versions of productivity tools like Office. You certainly won’t be getting the most from your broadband connection.

Support and security concerns

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Broadband boost to South Gloucestershire’s rural economy thanks to major investment in Superfast support

Businesses across South Gloucestershire are set to benefit from a £200,000 investment from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Superfast Business to help them benefit from new digital technologies enabled by faster broadband.

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Blog: Living in a virtual world

In my last blog post I wrote “In my next post I’m going to look in much more detail about virtualising your systems and IT infrastructure.” and I’m kind of regretting it. The problem with virtualisation is it’s such a broad church, there are so many aspects to it. I’ll try and keep this blog short and focused on what would benefit smaller businesses rather than looking at some of the more enterprise-type applications of virtualisation.

Tags: Virtualisation IT Strategy security Disaster Recovery Hardware Scalability Jon Anderson Blog Superfast Business superfast broadband

NextGen 14

The Annual UK’s leading event for Next Generation digital activity. NextGen will cover the latest themes and issues in the vibrant hi-tech and digital development landscape. They will share insights from revolutionary star presenters, showcase local & global exemplars and provide networking opportunities for the UK’s digital industry. The Conference is for anyone involved in the challenge of facilitating better broadband, reaping the benefits and enabling innovation. Registration opens July.
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BIS News: £73 million to improve access to data and drive innovation

Speaking at a GovNet conference on high performance computing and big data later today (6 February 2014), David Willetts will outline details of the projects that help bring large sets of complex data into usable formats that can inform research and analysis. It is estimated that the big data market will benefit the UK economy by £216 billion and create 58,000 new jobs before 2017. The 55 projects receiving investment will drive innovation in a number of diverse areas, including developing a better understanding of human disease, tackling obesity and solving transport problems.
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Re-imagining work

One of the Superfast Business team was recently conducting a bit of research around flexible working, and came across a video on YouTube of Dave Coplin, Chief Envisioning Officer at Microsoft talking about how the world of work is changing - how technology helps and hinders!  We would like to share our find so we've made it available on our Knowledge Hub click the following link to view this short video and don't forget to

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