Police halts work with forensics firm

24 June 2019

The cyber attack could impact court cases

The cyber attack could impact court cases

UK police have stopped work with Eurofins Forensic Services following a cyber-attack on the firm.

The hiatus has led to delays in forensic testing, which could impact on court cases. Eurofins, the largest private forensic company in the country, carries out DNA testing, toxicology analysis, firearms testing and computer forensics for police forces across the UK.

Its parent company, Eurofins, suffered a ransomware attack on June 1st or 2nd, which is under criminal investigation.

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SSE Telecoms signs strategic deal with CityFibre

20 June 2019

Colin Sempill

Colin Sempill

Business connectivity provider SSE Telecoms and fibre optic network business Cityfibre have signed a new strategic partnership, which extends their existing relationship by allowing both sides to exploit each other’s networks and services.

SSE currently operates a 12,000km+ long fibre optic and ethernet network across the UK, while Cityfibre’s dark fibre and FTTP broadband services are present t in over 50 towns and cities. The company is also rolling out a new 1Gbps FTTH ISP network to reach five million homes by 2025.

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Daisy rebrands as Allvotec

10 June 2019

IT specialist Daisy Partner Services has rebranded to Allvotec, which stands for “all voice and technology”, as part of its strategy to focus on end-to-end services across unified communications and technology.

Daisy has rebranded to Allvotec

Daisy has rebranded to Allvotec

Still owned by Matt Riley, Allvotec will operate as an independent company with Daisy group becoming one of its top five customers. The new company has 1,400 staff, with revenues of around £100 million.

It operates with a “partner only” model that gives it the opportunity to work with resellers, VARs and SIs that want help delivering converged services to users and are looking to team up with a provider that can supply the expertise to complete the sale.

 

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Manx Telecom acquires Synapse

07 May 2019

Manx Telecom, the Isle of Man-based communications solutions provider has agreed to buy business IT services firms Synapse Consulting and Synapse Consultants for an undisclosed sum.

Synapse 360 provides B2B managed services in the UK and the Isle of Man and will bring its capabilities in traditional telecommunications, data centre operations and network-oriented services to the deal.

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