Entries by Deirdre

The key to greater sustainability is managed print services

Print has long been a target of the environmental warrior and the much vaunted prospect of the paperless office has never quite materialised. Nonetheless, managed print services are helping organisations to keep print, paper and consumables under control and in the process, contribute to greater sustainability in the workplace. “Managed print services (MPS) involve the […]

Less power, more sustainable technology

A recent review by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) of the government’s 2008 Accelerated Capital Allowance (ACA) Scheme reveals that we have a long way to go to achieve our 2020 emission targets. The ACA scheme, which provides tax incentives to companies who wish to purchase energy efficient equipment including ICT systems, has […]

Multimedia and cloud driving insatiable appetite for bandwidth

Having just celebrated its 10th birthday, IP telephony services company, Blueface is continuing to ride the wave of adoption towards Voice over IP (VoIP) and hosted voice services with strong business growth reported. According to Brian Martin, business development manager organisations large and small are responding positively to its message of significant cost savings, which […]

Strong 4G adoption enabling greater mobility

In its latest assessment of the telecommunications market, ComReg reveals that the number of smartphone/tablet users increased to 2,811,170 in Q2 2014, up by 3.4 per cent from Q1 2014 and a whopping 14.7 per cent compared to Q2 2013. And with global pre-orders of Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 plus currently standing at over […]

Business broadband choices: moving and shaking

Momentum in the broadband market has gathered pace with a raft of acquisitions, joint venture and strategic alliance announcements of late. ESB and Vodafone have embarked on a joint venture to invest €450 million in a 100 per cent fibre-to-the-building broadband network offering speeds from 200 Mbps to 1000 Mbps across 50 towns and 500,000 […]

Bringing broadband connectivity to the promised land

It’s a tiresome debate – tackling the rural/urban broadband deficit, yet high speed, reliable broadband connectivity is as important as other key pieces of economic infrastructure. Just ask the people of the UK, who in a recent survey for the Institution of Engineering and Technology said that extending superfast broadband nationwide would deliver more economic […]