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June 6, 2012 by

Companies to guard against becoming Olympic drop-outs

Back in April, I looked at the issues surrounding network infrastructure ahead of the Olympic Games and all the pressure they will bring to corporations in and around London in particular.A response from fellow blogger J Watson pointed out that he has personally witnessed network traffic in large corporations increase by as much as 50-100% during an event like the Olympics.

April 13, 2011 by

Huawei to create 500 UK jobs

The Chinese infrastructure company plans to create 500 jobs over the next three years, with more than 1,000 more to be created through outsourcing

March 25, 2011 by

TfL opens Tube Wi-Fi bids

TfL has opened the bidding for a contract for Wi-Fi infrastructure on the London Underground, which it says will be in place in some stations by June 2012, in time for the Olympics

November 12, 2010 by

Your life in IT's hands

Many critical systems, such as health, transport and navigation, are all dependent on technology to function. ZDNet UK takes a tour of the tech that life would be difficult to live without

July 10, 2009 by

Cisco replaces Nortel in key 2012 Olympics role

Nortel has been dropped as the official communications supplier for the 2012 London Olympics, and has been replaced by Cisco.In a statement on Friday, the London 2012 Organising Committee (Locog) said it had ended its contract with the bankrupt infrastructure supplier "on good terms".

August 7, 2005 by

Cisco to consume Nokia?

Reuters reports (from a story in the "Business" newspaper in London) that Cisco might add to its massive networking equipment footprint with Nokia's handsets and wireless infrastructure.  Nokia is valued at around $71 billion.

January 30, 2003 by

India's outsourcing set to grow

The IT industry in India is poised to expand massively by taking over major parts of the infrastructure of global companies, according to speakers at a London conference on Tuesday. In the past, Indian companies have become well known for handling software development work, but now they will step up to so-called "business process outsourcing" (BPO) and call centres, allowing global companies to cut their IT budgets by 50 percent, the FT Outsourcing to India conference was told.

July 16, 2002 by

Now arriving at U.K. rail stations: Wi-Fi

Laptop and PDA users in the United Kingdom will soon be offered wireless high-speed Internet access at 15 of Britain's major railway stations. Megabeam, a European provider of wireless Internet service, said Monday it has reached an agreement with Railtrack, which owns the country's railway infrastructure, to install Wi-Fi hot spots at nine London terminals and six regional stations.

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