24 June 2019
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.Find out more
20 June 2019
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.Find out more
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.
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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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.Find out more