Inside Tech: Guess that Connection! Celebrity Edition

The other evening whilst cooking, a friend of mine mentioned to me that it was impossible to write an article that fused together both the internet and the former pop group Westlife.

Challenge accepted made up friend, challenge accepted.

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Just in case you were never a teenage girl, Westlife were an Irish boy band that had...

3 · FEB ·20160

Inside Tech: The secret meaning of SIP

Pull up a pew and take a seat - this week's Inside Tech tells the story of one man's journey into the deepest and darkest corners of the internet.

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So I was tucking into my complimentary bowl of Crunchy Nut yesterday morning when a co-worker asked me if I wanted to take a SIP of her homemade...

27 · JAN ·20160

Inside Tech: How to slow down your internet in 3 easy steps

This week's Inside Tech sees us tackle an issue that has been baffling boffins from all around the world for centuries. How does one begin to slow down their Internet connection?

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Whilst a little unorthodox, it is entirely feasible that at some point you may want to slow down your internet connection. I won’t bore you with...

22 · JAN ·20160

Remembering BowieNET

Written by Max Stoner
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The passing of David Bowie on Monday has prompted scores of tributes. Recognised for his contribution to music, film, art, fashion, culture and a whole lot more. Bowie was not only an artist but a visionary. In possession of an enigmatic, almost otherworldly quality, his being a canvass upon which he choose to experiment...

14 · JAN ·20160

Connectivity in Education

Fluidata are standing at the BETT Show 2016 from 20-23 January. Come and say hello at stand E272. You can find out more information here.
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Internet access is an essential part of modern education that goes well beyond occasionally checking emails or a casual Google search.

Modern learning is increasingly reliant on web access as it...

12 · JAN ·20160

Inside Tech: Dan Pope

Welcome to the first Inside Tech blog post of 2016. For this edition, our marketing team will attempt to write about something that they have no clue about. Standard.
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So what can I teach you about technical support? If you guessed nothing then you would be correct, however, I am not likely to give you any credit for...

8 · JAN ·20160

Gadgets: an unwelcome gift this Christmas?

A recent article by the Ombudsman Service has highlighted potential pitfalls of gifting connected devices this Christmas. The Ombudsman reports that 13 million people will be given smartphones this holiday period, with five million of them getting their very first smartphone. It predicts that 136,000GB of data will be used on Christmas Day as people get to grips with...

18 · DEC ·20150

The importance of stable networks over Christmas

Christmas Day isn’t just a time for reflection and celebration, these days it’s also one of the busiest online shopping days of the year. In 2014, UK shoppers spent more than £1.3bn during Christmas Day and Boxing Day combined. Experian predicts that the combined total for 2015 will rise to 1.5bn.

Forrester Research has found that shoppers...

18 · DEC ·20150

Christmas Carols

Are you a traditionalist when it comes to your carols? With Christmas only a few days away now, some may be fed up with hearing carols. Especially as some stores starting playing them as early as November.

But for others, they can’t get enough. Luckily in this day and age you don’t need to find your nearest music store...

17 · DEC ·20150

Gaming: The Force Awakens?

According to the Global Games Market report, the global gaming industry will be worth $91.5bn by the end of 2015 (a growth of 9%). Gaming isn’t just something that teenage boys do anymore.

In fact, Pew Research found that 42% of American games console owners are women - as opposed to 37% of men (the rest didn’t...

10 · DEC ·20150

Inside Tech: Mike Arscott

In the first of a series of guest blogs coming to you from the brains of our wickedly talented technical support team, networking knight and all-around office nice guy Mike Arscott shares his top 4 support tips that no Fluidata customer should be leaving the showroom without.

So without further ado or unnecessary embellishment (unless you...

8 · DEC ·20150

Cloud computing: a European walled garden?

With the recent news Deutsche Telekom is launching a new public cloud solution – run out of its Germany data centres and billed as being the foundation for a “secure European internet of things”, it looks increasingly likely that European companies are trying to create cloud solutions free of U.S. influence.

Back in October, the European Court of...

8 · DEC ·20150