The future of collaboration

28 December 2021

Collaboration tools are nothing new – they have been around for many years, but the events of the last two years have accelerated their adoption as well as innovation around the offerings. As the world continues to adapt in a post-pandemic world and the hybrid-remote workforce becomes the norm, collaboration tools are evolving rapidly. New functionality is constantly being developed to enhance the experience, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other next-generation technologies are being incorporated into mainstream tools.

Teamwork in the cloud

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London borough gets smart

10 December 2021

The London Borough of Croydon will introduce a network of smart bus shelters early next year to provide free public Wi-Fi, traffic sensors and air quality monitoring. US firm VALO Smart City will install, operate and maintain the smart bus shelters located in 185 locations across the district. VALO signed a 10-year deal with Croydon Council following a tender process in what is understood to be a multi-million-pound deal”. The smart bus shelters will also offer LED edge lighting, voice announcements and accessibility improvements for people with disabilities, along with noise and traffic sensors.

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Kerv acquires Gyrocom to expand its SD-WAN and SASE offerings

07 December 2021

Kerv, the next-generation ‘customer-first’, cloud and digital transformation services provider, has acquired Gyrocom, a fast growing network and security integrator with a specialisation in SD-WAN.

The strategic acquisition also brings skills in managed networks and network security, including Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), the rapidly emerging cybersecurity solution. Gyrocom will operate as Kerv’s specialist networking and security division.

The company has existing strategic technology relationships with VMWare Velocloud, Dell, Cisco, Palo Alto, Fortinet, Versa and Z-Scaler and boasts a significant and growing presence in the retail market with brands such as Kingfisher (B&Q and Screwfix), Wickes, and Co-op. Gyrocom has 23 enterprise customers and its recurring revenues are growing at over 20%.

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GoDaddy hack exposes 1.2 million customers

06 December 2021

Internet domain and web hosting firm GoDaddy said almost 1.2 million of its customers’ accounts were exposed in a recent hack.

The US giant filed an incident report with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), stating it had identified ‘suspicious activity’ in its Managed WordPress hosting environment.

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