November 2020

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    Broadband industry surprised by Government Spending Review

    Press Release New National Infrastructure Strategy dilutes plans for delivering gigabit capable broadband to rural areas of the UK INCA will continue to press government ministers and officials to guarantee that the full £5bn of funding will remain available London, UK, 26 November – Changes to the government’s self-imposed target for delivering gigabit broadband to […] More

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    OKI Europe launches ‘Adapt Today’ campaign to help businesses quickly respond to evolving market conditions

    New campaign will see company offer free* Business Agility Pack valued at €500* to help businesses produce, print and place visual communications on-demand Egham, 26 November 2020 – OKI Europe has launched a new marketing campaign to help organisations adapt and respond to the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The ‘Adapt Today’ campaign, is […] More

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    NCSC Upholds CPA Certification for Egress Protect

    Press Release London – 26 November 2020 The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has chosen to re-certify Egress Protect as a CPA certified email encryption product, a certification which has been held by Egress since 2014. In a period of heightened cybersecurity risk, this further affirms Egress’ stature as a leading provider of intelligent security […] More

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    Personnel Today Awards 2020 winners: NHS praised for Covid response

    The NHS team celebrate winning the first of three awards, including overall winner. NHS England and Improvement has been crowned the overall winner at this year’s Personnel Today Awards. In a year in which thousands clapped for the NHS on doorsteps, the organisation was the clear winner for the “best of the best” prize after […] More

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    ‘Infodemic’ and ‘Covid myopia’ pose risks to global workforce

    Business travellers reported the highest level of risk since 2016 after a record low in 2018 Photo: Shutterstock Risks facing the global workforce have reached their highest level since 2016, with a growing ‘infodemic’, mental health issues and ‘Covid-19 myopia’ posing significant challenges to businesses in the months to come. Health and security services company […] More

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    New tier system: what will it mean for employers?

    Shutterstock When England’s lockdown is lifted on 2 December, a new, more stringent regional ‘tier’ system will be introduced that will bring in different levels of restrictions that are designed to prevent the spread of Covid-19 based on the infection rate in different parts of the country. While tighter than the previous tiered system, it […] More

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    Disney to axe 32,000 jobs as theme parks reel from Covid

    Photo: Shutterstock About 32,000 jobs at Walt Disney are set to be axed by the end of March as the entertainment giant’s parks, resorts and cruise businesses continue to lose millions of dollars because of Covid-19. The company had already announced plans to cut about 28,000 jobs in September, a move that drew sharp criticism […] More

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    Covid crisis creating ‘permanent damage’ to wages

    Shutterstock The average worker’s annual pay packet by the middle of the decade is set to be £1,200 lower than predicted earlier this year, with the pandemic, Brexit and the lasting effects of the 2008 financial crisis culminating in an ‘unprecedented’ 15-year squeeze on living standards, a think tank has claimed. The Resolution Foundation’s analysis […] More

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    Iskratel releases its new single, universal home gateway to reduce operator costs

    Innbox U92 is the latest addition to Iskratel’s GPON and Mesh Wi-Fi Customer-Premises Equipment portfolio Kranj, Slovenia, 26 November 2020 – Iskratel, the leading European provider of sustainable broadband-access solutions, today launched its new Innbox U92, that provides a multi-gigabit experience over copper, fibre or mobile on a single home-networking device. The new device equips […] More

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    Mexican Mobile Operator Exis Telecom Launches on MDS Global-Powered VADSA Platform

    Warrington, United Kingdom, 26 November 2020: Exis Telecom, a new mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), will launch in Mexico in December 2020 using MDS Global’s VNOnDemand solution to power its business support systems. As well as connectivity, the new operator aims to provide its customers with a range of additional services, such as personal security […] More

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    Public sector pay freeze stokes union anger

    Shutterstock Unions have responded angrily to chancellor Rishi Sunak’s announcement of a pay freeze for swathes of public sector workers yesterday with Unison general secretary Dave Prentis saying: ‘This is austerity, plain and simple.’ Much of the criticism centred on the view that the public sector as a whole played its part in keeping the […] More

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