UK Government CTO Liam Maxwell and Microsoft’s Adrienne Hall join IP EXPO Europe’s outstanding speaker line-up


IP EXPO Europe, Europe’s leading cloud and IT infrastructure event, today announces that government CTO Liam Maxwell and Microsoft’s general manager in Trustworthy Computing, Adrienne Hall will be keynote speakers at the event on 8th-9th October this year. Maxwell will speak at IP EXPO Europe’s keynote theatre, whilst Hall will present at Cyber Security EXPO’s keynote theatre.

Since his appointment in 2012, Liam Maxwell has become known for reforming IT management and protocols throughout government, challenging existing norms and ever looking towards future trends in industry. Offering a unique perspective on public sector IT issues and addressing key concerns regarding public services in the cloud, Liam is set to deliver an energising and enlightening talk at IP EXPO Europe for professionals across the IT spectrum.

Maxwell’s speech is expected to examine how the UK Government can build world-class digital services, saving time and money and stimulating a generation of world-beating British software and service businesses that can save billions for the taxpayer – provided that services are based on user needs. Underpinning Government work is a belief in openness everywhere – commitment to open standards and sharing work, methods, code and data. Being open levels the playing field so that all sorts of technologies and all sorts of suppliers can work with government.

Adrienne Hall is a general manager in Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing group. She is a Cloud Security Alliance board member as well as a founding member of the Executive Women’s Forum for Security, Privacy and Risk Management Professionals. Tapping into her experience on how the cloud is shifting the way businesses think about IT, from reducing operational costs to freeing up resources in order to focus on innovation in a mobile-first, cloud-first world, Adrienne will offer unique insights at this year’s Cyber Security EXPO for any forward-thinking senior information security professionals and IT managers. She will also share Microsoft’s approach to providing secure and private cloud services in a world where trust is continually challenged.

Both of these speakers add to the already impressive line-up of speakers for the two day event, which includes inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, creator of Hadoop, Doug Cutting and security and privacy guru, Bruce Schneier.

Liam Maxwell will speak at the IP EXPO Europe keynote theatre on 8th October at 1pm. Adrienne Hall will speak at the Cyber Security EXPO keynote theatre, also on 8th October, at 16:20pm.

Don’t miss out on the action, register for IP EXPO Europe, Cyber Security EXPO or Data Centre EXPO today to keep up with all of the latest news and announcements about the event, taking place on 8th-9th October at the ExCel London, and don’t forget to follow @IPEXPO on Twitter too.

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ICT Innovations: A team of open source telephony professionals


ICT Innovations is a team of open source telephony professionals with more than 5 years working experience in telecom industry.

ICT Innovations provide solutions and services based on re-known open source applications like Asterisk, ICTFAX, ICTInvoice, Freepbx, A2billing, Freeswitch, Astbill and Opensips, have in depth experience of working with with LAMP platform and Open Source Content Management System Drupal.

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The Advantages of Video Conferencing

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Video is becoming an ever more common part of day to day business communications, introducing video as a method of communications can help improve the decision making time, reduce costs through not needing to travel, join up and unify a dispersed workforce and offer your customers a superior service.

There are many types of video conferencing solutions available, from simple web cameras mounted on a desktop or laptop to a full Tele Presence solution. Regardless of your business budget, introducing video into your business communications is becoming essential to gain the competitive edge.

There are many companies who provide a managed service solution, this means you do not have to pay large upfront costs associated with purchasing and installation of the video hardware and software. You only purchase the licences or rent the video solution as and when it is required.

With the latest unified communication solutions, video can be integrated with your voice, data and software applications, to bring the user a feature rich experience. Being able to bring, colleagues, customers or specialists into a video conversation with the click of a button, regardless of time or geographical location.
Being able to arrange management or training meetings at a moments notice, or give your customers a professional meeting no matter where they are in the world.

Integrating video into your communications also allows further collaborative solutions such as being able to share documents and discuss in real time, virtually eliminating the need to travel, which takes time and money.

There are many more advantages of introducing Video into your business communications, we have a whole range of suppliers and resellers of Video Conferencing solutions on find your perfect solution today!

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Eison Technical Day – Transforming The Data Centre, 22nd July 2014 @ 9:30 – 13:15, Manchester.

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The ‘traditional’ Data Centre is often held back by separate silos of infrastructure and control, with servers, storage, networking resources, and management systems delivered individually to each application or group.

With few economies of scale to be found in this approach, a constrained, inflexible and complex IT infrastructure develops, that cannot keep pace with the new application and service requirements of today’s increasingly demanding and distributed workforce.

Love them or hate them, Cisco was the first to address this issue by unifying the data centre into one seamless environment that provides agile, simplified and efficient IT service delivery.

During this event we will be exploring the depth and functionality of the Cisco Unified Data Centre architecture. We will be examining the ways in which it overcomes the traditional data centre constraints by bringing together computing, networking, management and storage into a single integrated platform (a fabric-based infrastructure) that enables end-to-end server visibility, management, and control in both bare metal and virtual environments. We will also be looking at the practical steps to get the most from the technology and the financial benefits achieved from moving to a Unified Data Centre, finishing with a hands on demonstration.

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Global Cloud Xchange Announces Plan for New Subsea Cable Between Mumbai and Singapore


Investment in state-of-the-art India Cloud Xchange (ICX) cable to bridge important gap and meet soaring bandwidth demands of new cloud based applications and services

MUMBAI / SINGAPORE, June 19, 2014: Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) today announced its latest investment into the Asia Pacific region. The new ICX cable infrastructure is part of the company’s strategy to provide a direct subsea route to bridge an important gap in the emerging markets corridor, specifically delivering a direct Mumbai-Singapore route to bypass current outage prone terrestrial routes between Mumbai and Chennai.

“With Singapore as a regional hub and gateway for multinational companies doing business across India and emerging markets, the ICX cable will complement our GCX global network infrastructure for direct connectivity to major business centers in Asia, Middle East, North America and Europe,” said Bill Barney, Chief Executive Officer, Global Cloud Xchange.

Based on state-of-the-art 100G technology, the ICX cable will be a four fiber pair system with initial design capacity per fiber pair at 80 x 100G using next generation Coherent Submarine Fiber. This new segment will deliver termination into the Middle East, Europe and to the US East Coast through interconnection with GCX’s Falcon, Hawk and FA-1 systems.

“The new ICX fiber system, which runs approximately 5,060 kilometers between Mumbai and Singapore, will also have a branch landing in Trivandrum and/or Chennai. This will support creation of a next generation IP and Cloud environment held together with a single AS number and connecting into Tier III+ data center facilities on the ground,” said Wilfred Kwan, Chief Operating Officer, Global Cloud Xchange.
According to TeleGeography Research Director Alan Mauldin, “TeleGeography forecasts India’s international bandwidth demand requirements will increase over 10-fold between 2013 and 2020.” The new ICX system will be ready for service in Q2 2016 to fill key gaps as bandwidth requirements continue to increase.
Submarine cable vendors and additional partners for the ICX subsea cable are being finalized. Global Cloud Xchange will announce the awarding of the supply contract by the third quarter of 2014.

About Global Cloud Xchange
Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions customized for carriers, enterprises and new media companies. GCX owns the world’s largest private undersea cable system spanning more than 67,000 route kms which, seamlessly integrated with Reliance Communications’ 200,000 route kms of domestic optic fiber backbone, provides a robust Global Service Delivery Platform. With connections to 40 key business markets worldwide spanning Asia, North America, Europe and the Middle East, GCX delivers Managed Services to more than 160 countries and offers extensive VPLS-enabled Ethernet network capabilities globally. GCX is equipped to support businesses through the deployment of next generation Enterprise solutions across its Cloud Delivery Networks.

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Lorain Wong

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