Celebrating 20 years of Comms Express

08 June 2022

Wow! I can hardly believe I am saying this, but this year Comms Express is 20 years old!! Yes, crazy right? It only seems like yesterday, the years have sped by, but they have been both fun and challenging.

Firstly, I would like to thank each and every one of our staff and customers who has supported us over a very difficult couple of years for everyone during the pandemic.

As a little thank you from us for your continued support we’ll be running a few months of fabulous offers, with Up to 20% OFF Selected Cat5e & Cat6 Cable, Data Cabinets & Cable Management, Patch Cables, Fibre Optic Patch Leads & Pigtails, Patch Panels, Modules, Back Boxes & Faceplates!, so make sure you don’t miss out on some great discounts on your networking supplies. We update our offers all the time so be sure to check out the Comms Express Hot Deals and Promotions pages.

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Cabinet Office admits to losing nearly 800 devices

08 June 2022

The Cabinet Office, the UK governmental body responsible for supporting the prime minister and cabinet, has reported almost 800 electronic devices lost or stolen in the past three years, according to official figures.

Data retrieved via the Freedom of Information Act and analysed by niche litigation firm Griffin Law, observed the number of electronic devices reported lost or stolen each year for the past three financial years, FY 19-20 to FY 21-22.

In total, the Cabinet Office reported 791 laptops, mobiles, Mifi wireless routers, and other devices either lost or stolen, 61% of which 479 were mobile phones.
Laptops accounted for 28%, 219, of the devices whilst Mifi’s made up 38 devices and a further 55 ‘other’ devices were reported missing.

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VMware offers fully managed storageas-a-service

06 May 2022

VMware is rolling out the technology it uses for its cloud disaster recovery service and selling it as a cloud storage service. Cloud Flex Storage is a cloud-native offering that is fully managed by VMware and delivered with pay-as-you-go pricing on the VMware Cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure. Customers can provision the storage quickly in the VMware Cloud Services Console without adding hosts and adjust their storage capacity as needed. “This is about scalability and elasticity with scaling disaggregated so you don’t have to add more hosts to get more storage capacity,” said Mark Chuang, head of product marketing for cloud storage and data.

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Cloud storage: stacking the odds in your favour

08 April 2022

Rob Smith, CTO, Creative ITC

Rob Smith, CTO, Creative ITC

Businesses increasingly recognise the benefits cloud migration brings, enabling quick access to scalable storage and escaping the burdens of running their own data centre and costly upgrades.

The explosion of cloud has seen public, private, hybrid and multi cloud storage options emerge, with numerous providers vying for market share. Whether you’re considering costs, service from your current provider or looking to ease the burden of cloud management on your in-house team, reviewing the ever-evolving storage landscape is likely to reveal a better, more cost-effective solution that meets your capacity, performance and security needs.

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