Thursday, 10 April 2014

‘Internet Of Everything’ Could Help Economic Growth Says Cisco

Leading networking experts Cisco, has emphasised the growing significance of the ‘Internet of Everything’ for the future of businesses, people and nations.

The Internet of Everything is a concept described by Cisco as being the progression of networking capabilities between people, data, processes. Cisco’s recent report, The Internet Of Everything: Bringing the Future to Life, focuses on how the concept of IoE will influence the infrastructure of connections throughout the entire world and how it will have a positive impact on all industries. It reports that 50 billion ‘things’ will be globally connected by 2020.

The report outlines how the internet has already fundamentally altered the way in which businesses communicate with their customers and that is only with a small percentage of the world currently being connected. It suggests that with such a huge amount of connections in the future, businesses and their operations will be radically different.

The Plans Will Change The World’ Says Cisco Chief

Cisco Chief Executive of Cisco UK and Ireland, Phil Smith, said: “With just one percent of the physical world connected at this time, this is just the beginning of an amazing future. As connections become smarter, faster and more insightful, we will only see more imaginative and ambitious applications of the IoE which will quite literally change the world.”

In the future there will be people and areas of the planet that would normally be considered ‘unconnectable’ being easily and readily connected with everything being capable of having an internet address. Phil Smith says the world will ‘wake up’ with the internet of everything. He added: “From better, more sophisticated ways of selling to and engaging with customers, to increasingly efficient and slick supply chains and manufacturing processes, the Internet of Everything is being brought to life in a number of ways.

In the report, Cisco identifies five areas that will see the biggest benefits first: healthcare, retail, transport, energy and especially manufacturing.”

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Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Campaigners Urge Government To Create National Broadband Plan

Pressure is being put on the government to produce a broadband plan for the UK which will position it amongst some of the leading countries, placing digital architecture and mobile communication at the centre of some of their policies.

Broadband campaigners, Digital Business First, have received signatures from businesses who support the concept of a new plan and who believe that a plan will help determine positive economic growth for the country. 

Other Countries Committed To A Digital Plan

The Digital Business First campaigners highlight that other countries are investing heavily and wisely into broadband capabilities, with France and South Korea being two countries which the UK is being compared to. 

France has billions stored for investment in broadband and hopes to have 100 Mbps coverage by 2023, while South Korea began investment into broadband connectivity decades ago which has now allowed the country to be able to plan for 1 Gbps coverage for the vast majority of its population by 2017.

National Broadband Plan

A report written by the organisation contains details of what a National Broadband Plan (NBP) should encompass for the UK, including several clear objectives, including the requirement for a 1000Mbps/1Gbps provision across the country by 2017; the need for a Regulatory Review and also 4G coverage for 98% of the population as well as signal strength of 10Mbps. It also outlines the need for ‘5G’ to be a priority.

Broadband For Businesses

A 2014 report also states that the use of broadband by both individuals and businesses is growing at a rapid rate and that this growth is accelerating. It points out that two leading telecoms companies recorded a 60% annual increase broadband traffic over Christmas 2013 and tens of thousands of customers migrated to a ‘faster’ broadband network during that year. The subject of regional broadband coverage is also raised in the report and specifically the question of whether or not businesses and homes are getting the service they need.

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