Poll: Does the UK need to re-evaluate its own data retention laws and should ISPs still be expected to retain and provide data to GCHQ etc?

Posted on Jul 08 2014 by Claire Dutton-Merrills | Comments Off on Poll: Does the UK need to re-evaluate its own data retention laws and should ISPs still be expected to retain and provide data to GCHQ etc?
Categories : Polls, Privacy, Regulation

Back in May we discussed the ECJ’s ruling that current EU laws regarding the retention of data were invalid and its potential effect on the UK. As pressure mounts from a number of privacy advocates including ORG, who are running an e-petition to stop ISPs retaining data, The Guardian reports that ministers are getting ready to pass emergency laws. The government will need cross party support to successfully get the new laws through quickly. According to this report government appears to have secured this but the Lib Dems are insisting the new laws will reinstate the existing powers and will not introduce the controversial ‘snoopers charter.

“The government does have to respond to the European court of justice ruling, which we are currently examining, and will respond in due course. But that is about the retention of existing powers rather than their extension.”

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Poll: Should ISPs tackle copyright infringement and extremism by filtering content?

Posted on Jan 15 2014 by Claire Dutton-Merrills | Comments Off on Poll: Should ISPs tackle copyright infringement and extremism by filtering content?
Categories : Polls

In a recent article we talked about the UK government’s approach to ‘Extremist Content’ and copyright infringement, warning of its suggested approach to protecting “young minds” and the public. In practically no time at all it has become quite clear that the fears surrounding imposed filtering requirements have become reality, with highly valued websites designed for sexual education, rape victim support and much much more being unsuitably blocked.

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Poll: What do you think is most important to customers when they buy connectivity?

Posted on Oct 15 2013 by Claire Dutton-Merrills | Comments Off on Poll: What do you think is most important to customers when they buy connectivity?
Categories : Polls

The Channel’s future…

Comms Dealer’s new channel publication ‘Future Comms’, sponsored exclusively by Entanet, gives partners an insight into the evolving UK comms market. In it we explain how focus and collaboration between vendors, communications providers and resellers are critical to achieving long term success for everyone. Whilst the communications industry has been developing solutions to satisfy accelerating demand for bandwidth and speed for many years, nothing has yet shone as the clear resolution.

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Poll: Do you think the NAO will find the BDUK offers value for money?

Posted on Jul 02 2013 by Claire Dutton-Merrills | Comments Off on Poll: Do you think the NAO will find the BDUK offers value for money?
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Categories : BT, Government, Polls

Recently, news emerged that the National Audit Office will be investigating and publishing a report in July on whether the BDUK offers value for money.

The £530 million project was set up by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in a bid to roll out ‘superfast broadband’ to 90 per cent of the UK premises with speeds of up to 24Mbps and for the remaining to receive at least 2Mbps. Its primary objective is for the UK to have the best superfast broadband network in Europe by 2015.

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Poll: Do you have plans to promote and sell cloud services and supporting connectivity in 2013?

Posted on Feb 13 2013 by Claire Dutton-Merrills | Comments Off on Poll: Do you have plans to promote and sell cloud services and supporting connectivity in 2013?

In our recent guest blog article written by one of our partners, Outsourcery, we discussed the potential reasons why your customers may be holding back from adopting cloud computing and how to overcome these.

We would like to know if you have plans to promote and sell cloud services and the supporting connectivity in 2013 and why you have decided to enter this market. Are you seeing a high level of demand from your customers? Or have you chosen not to sell cloud because you don’t think your customers are ready for it yet? Whatever, your experiences are please let us know by participating in our new poll or by leaving us a comment below.

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