Posted:March 5th, 2015|By:Rebecca D'Cunha

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.

However, the truth is that even in London there is a digital divide, as highlighted by recent research conducted by Startups.co.uk. The company published the average broadband speeds for each London borough as well as the amount of new businesses that have started and closed in each area over the past few years. Surprisingly, some of the most affluent constituencies in London suffer from slow broadband speeds, such as Kensington and Chelsea where the average speed is just 22Mb/s.

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Posted:February 26th, 2015|By:Elise Krucler

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 Services and Software sectors. Megabuyte’s founder and CEO, Ian Spence, is one of the technology sector’s most established and respected financial analysts. In January 2015, and for the second year running (since the inaugural awards), Spence was recognised by Debrett’s and The Sunday Times as one of the 20 most influential people in the UK technology sector.

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Posted:February 26th, 2015|By:Elise Krucler

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 the community; employee development and wellbeing; and financial stability and growth.

Best Companies to Work For are the workplace engagement specialists, owners of the Best Companies Accreditation standard and the name behind The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work for lists. It helps organisations gain a competitive advantage by measuring, recognising and improving employee engagement levels.

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Posted:February 25th, 2015|By:Rebecca D'Cunha

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 massively hinder both individuals and businesses.

This is why many will support the recent petition by the House of Lords to reclassify the Internet as a utility instead of a luxury that only certain parts of the population have access to. Last week, the Lords’ Make or Break: The UK’s Digital Future report was published, in which it stated: “We are concerned about the pace of universal Internet coverage and the delivery of superfast broadband. In particular, we find it unacceptable that, despite government efforts, there are still urban areas experiencing internet ‘not-spots’, which is hampering universal coverage and the UK’s international competitiveness.

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Posted:February 19th, 2015|By:Rebecca D'Cunha

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 launched PUREFLUID PULSE – a system which enables high-speed, Fibre Internet connections similar to leased lines but without the need to implement new lines. Since then, FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet) technology has been advancing at a rapid pace, meaning that more and more SMEs are now able to use Fibre technology.

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