Business apps: Getting business smart

We’re all familiar with smartphone apps – from accessing the latest news headlines and managing our health and fitness to pre-planning TV consumption or staying in touch with friends through social media.

The popularity and pervasiveness of consumer apps is now blending seamlessly into the business sphere and with higher performance mobile networks thanks to 4G speeds, businesses of all sizes are embracing the opportunity to do things differently.

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Is 2015 the year of VoIP?

Fixed voice traffic continues to decline, down by a further seven per cent in Q3 2014, according to the latest report from the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg). Mobile traffic increased by just over two per cent in the same period but this slight increase doesn’t quite account for the drop in fixed minutes.

Is Voice over IP (VoIP) finally making the move to mainstream adoption?

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Business Broadband: Greater speed drives greater need

It might come as some surprise to learn that at 13.9 Mbps, Ireland has catapulted itself to seventh fastest in the world for average broadband speeds.

According to Akamai’s ‘State of the Internet’ report for Q3 2014, this represents a 10 per cent increase quarter on quarter and a staggering 47 per cent increase year on year.

Following acres of newsprint and hours of airtime, ongoing agitation for broadband network investment is paying dividends, on the surface at least.

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