How did technology feature in the Budget 2015?

With the General Election just weeks away, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne had to impress in what could potentially be his last Budget announcement. During his speech he made a number of promises to do with tax, benefits, pensions and more, however here at Fluidata we were also interested in his thoughts on how technology will play a...

26 · MAR ·20150

Are Bigger ISPs always Better?

Most people would be forgiven for thinking that large Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best service in terms of consumer products as they have spent years in the market, growing at a rapid pace. However, a recent survey conducted by the consumer rights body Which? has revealed that some of the most well-known ISPs in the UK are actually...

24 · MAR ·20150

Investment by Rigby Group plc

Today Fluidata has announced the investment in its business by Rigby Group plc. Rigby Group is the parent company for a portfolio of privately owned and highly successful businesses operating across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The £2 billion business, owned by Sir Peter Rigby, has interests in the technology, airports, hotels, real estate, financial and aviation sectors. Among Rigby Group...

23 · MAR ·20150

IPv6

For those in the telecoms industry IPv6 has been around for a significant amount of time but it has only made headlines last year as its predecessor, IPv4, started to run dry. The 8th June 2011 marked IPv6 day when multinationals such as Facebook and Google looked to run both IPv4 and IPv6 side by side in an attempt to...

18 · MAR ·20150

UK wants more from Internet Service Providers

With the world becoming increasingly connected it is no surprise that both individuals and businesses are wanting more from their Internet Service Providers (ISPs). In order to keep up with their competitors SMEs are required to update their connectivity solutions on a regular basis, however this is not always possible due to lack of available infrastructure or high-speed Internet...

11 · MAR ·20151

Fluidata announces SLA+

We can announce today that Fluidata have launched a new Service Level Agreement called SLA+, it gives our customers an industry-leading standard guarantee of service up-time and a higher level of compensation if their service is down.

The service level agreement – which increases compensation from normal Service Level Agreement (SLA) levels if the service is down -...

9 · MAR ·20150

Broadband Speeds in London Boroughs

Just a few weeks ago Fluidata reported on news that telecommunications provider Virgin Media is planning on installing billions of pounds worth of infrastructure across the UK. Unfortunately for those that suffer from rural broadband issues, Virgin are planning on installing most of this new technology in urban areas such as London, which many feel is unfair.

5 · MAR ·20150

Fluidata is listed in the Megabuyte50 awards

Fluidata has been fortunate enough to be involved, and list in, the inaugural year of the Megabuyte50 awards. Fluidata was unveiled as one of the Top 50, best-performing privately-owned technology companies in the UK mid-market.

Megabuyte is an independent research provider, tracking the corporate and financial affairs of some 1,500 of Europe’s key public and private companies in the ICT...

26 · FEB ·20150

Fluidata is awarded as a Best Company to Work For 2015

Last night Fluidata was fortunate enough to be involved and list as a Best Company to Work For. We are very excited to announce we were placed at 66 in the Top 100 list for small companies. The list measures a number of factors including: workplace engagement; employee rewards and benefits; leadership; communication and information sharing; environment policies; contribution to...

26 · FEB ·20150

UK Lords call for the Internet to be considered a Utility

These days you wouldn’t be too impressed to move into a new property only to find that the appropriate infrastructure for Internet access has not been installed; however this happens more often than most people think. Regular use of the Internet has become commonplace in most people’s day-to-day lives, so much so that not being able to get online can...

25 · FEB ·20150

Could FTTC Bonding be the answer to High-Speed Internet?

Here at Fluidata we continually strive to offer our customers a range of products that provide both high-speed Internet connections and value for money. This is why we have created VOX, BURST and PULSE to name a few, each of which has been designed to provide results regardless of our clients’ requirements or connectivity capabilities.

Back in 2012 we...

19 · FEB ·20150

Why the Digital Divide isn’t just about Internet Access

Tuesday marked the eleventh anniversary of Safer Internet Day – a day dedicated to teaching young people and carers the importance of staying safe online. As usual, as part of this year’s campaign we saw a number of shocking statistics including the fact that nearly a third of all 11-16 year olds say that they have been targeted by mean...

12 · FEB ·20150