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Investment by Rigby Group plc

Posted by Dan Pope on Mar 23, 2015 10:06:41 AM

Today Fluidata has announced the investment in its business by Rigby Group plc. Rigby Group is the parent company for a portfolio of privately owned and highly successful businesses operating across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The £2 billion business, owned by Sir Peter Rigby, has interests in the technology, airports, hotels, real estate, financial and aviation sectors. Among Rigby Group businesses is Europe’s principal independent technology provider SCC.

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Topic ADVANCE Copper and Fibre Failover Burst Business ADSL Business EFM Ethernet First Mile Cloud PureFluid DSL Bonding Business Hosting Business Wireless Technology Core Dedicated Network MPLS – VPLS News Private Wide Area Network Service Exchange Platform Virtual Private Network Pulse Business FTTC PWAN VOX Business ADSL XSPAMINATE

Fluidata is listed in the Megabuyte50 awards

Posted by Dan Pope on Feb 26, 2015 5:24:13 PM

Fluidata has been fortunate enough to be involved, and list in, the inaugural year of the Megabuyte50 awards. Fluidata was unveiled as one of the Top 50, best-performing privately-owned technology companies in the UK mid-market.

Megabuyte is an independent research provider, tracking the corporate and financial affairs of some 1,500 of Europe’s key public and private companies in the ICT Services and Software sectors. Megabuyte’s founder and CEO, Ian Spence, is one of the technology sector’s most established and respected financial analysts. In January 2015, and for the second year running (since the inaugural awards), Spence was recognised by Debrett’s and The Sunday Times as one of the 20 most influential people in the UK technology sector.

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Topic ADVANCE Copper and Fibre Failover Burst Business ADSL Business EFM Business EFM Ethernet First Mile Ethernet Leased Line Firewall Hybrid Cloud MPLS and VPLS Private Cloud PureFluid DSL Bonding Business Hosting Business Wireless Technology Core Dedicated Network MPLS – VPLS News Private Wide Area Network Service Exchange Platform Virtual Private Network Public Cloud Pulse Business FTTC VOX Business ADSL XSPAMINATE

Fluidata is awarded as a Best Company to Work For 2015

Posted by Dan Pope on Feb 26, 2015 3:59:52 PM

Last night Fluidata was fortunate enough to be involved and list as a Best Company to Work For. We are very excited to announce we were placed at 66 in the Top 100 list for small companies. The list measures a number of factors including: workplace engagement; employee rewards and benefits; leadership; communication and information sharing; environment policies; contribution to the community; employee development and wellbeing; and financial stability and growth.

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Topic ADVANCE Copper and Fibre Failover Burst Business ADSL Business EFM Business EFM Ethernet First Mile Ethernet Leased Line Firewall Hybrid Cloud MPLS and VPLS Private Cloud PureFluid DSL Bonding Business Hosting Business Wireless Technology Core Dedicated Network MPLS – VPLS News Private Wide Area Network Service Exchange Platform Virtual Private Network Public Cloud Pulse Business FTTC VOX Business ADSL XSPAMINATE

UK Lords call for the Internet to be considered a Utility

Posted by Dan Pope on Feb 25, 2015 11:34:04 AM

These days you wouldn’t be too impressed to move into a new property only to find that the appropriate infrastructure for Internet access has not been installed; however this happens more often than most people think. Regular use of the Internet has become commonplace in most people’s day-to-day lives, so much so that not being able to get online can massively hinder both individuals and businesses.

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Topic ADVANCE Copper and Fibre Failover Burst Business ADSL Business EFM Business EFM Ethernet First Mile Ethernet Leased Line Firewall Hybrid Cloud MPLS and VPLS Private Cloud PureFluid DSL Bonding Business Hosting Business Wireless Technology Core Dedicated Network digital divide MPLS – VPLS News Private Wide Area Network Rural Broadband Service Exchange Platform utilities Virtual Private Network House of Lords internet Public Cloud Pulse Business FTTC VOX Business ADSL XSPAMINATE

Fluidata’s Round-Up of 2014

Posted by Dan Pope on Dec 24, 2014 8:46:47 AM

As many of you already know, 2014 has been an exceptional year for Fluidata as we were awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation 2014 for our Service Exchange Platform (SEP) solution. This innovative solution has managed to alleviate the issue of rural broadband for millions of households and small businesses across the UK, thus reducing the digital divide and enabling digital literacy for a wider proportion of the population.

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Topic fluidata ISPs Queens Award News Service Exchange Platform

UK Schools Suffering from the Digital Divide

Posted by Dan Pope on Dec 10, 2014 9:12:13 AM

It’s a sad state of affairs when over half of the schools in the UK are suffering from a lack of access to high-speed Internet. However, a recent report has shown that 65% of primary schools and 54% of secondary schools have complained about lack of Internet connectivity, leaving thousands of children on the lower end of the digital divide.

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Topic digital divide digital literacy News schools Service Exchange Platform

Digital Divide preventing thousands of Families from receiving Tax Breaks

Posted by Dan Pope on Nov 21, 2014 9:03:32 AM

Here at Fluidata we often write about the issues the digital divide causes here in the UK, including SMEs failing to compete on the open market and house prices decreasing in rural areas. However, a recent report has highlighted yet another problem caused by the digital divide as thousands of families may soon be unable to claim child tax breaks due to the fact that they do not have access to the Internet.

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Topic Internet Service Providers digital divide government News Service Exchange Platform

Are Wi-Fi Hotspots the answer to Rural Broadband Issues?

Posted by Dan Pope on Nov 7, 2014 3:02:50 PM

As broadband technology advances, those on the lower end of the digital divide are becoming increasingly frustrated with the fact that they can’t get online. One of the biggest complaints is that even with all this technology there is still numerous areas across the UK that suffer from rural broadband issues with no resolution in sight. In fact, a recent report has shown that those that live in rural areas are more concerned over broadband connections than those that live in urban ones.

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Topic News Rural Broadband Service Exchange Platform hotspots Wi-Fi

Calling 911: Can Facebook reduce the Digital Divide in Developing Countries?

Posted by Dan Pope on Oct 14, 2014 3:40:37 PM

There is a group of four developing countries which are referred to as ‘BRIC’ that experts believe are starting to move from developing countries to countries which will have strong economies in the near future. These countries are Brazil, India, Russia and China, and each of these countries has been a high priority for technology companies over the past few years. Even though there have been some fluctuations in the above four’s economies, many are still confident that they are the ones to watch in the near future.

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Topic Facebook India digital divide News Service Exchange Platform

The Great Digital Divide

Posted by Dan Pope on Jun 26, 2014 1:11:34 PM

Years ago politicians were concerned with the rich/poor divide in their countries as well as globally, however as technology advanced they became more concerned with what has now been termed the ‘digital divide’. The digital divide is nothing new – in fact scholars have been writing about it ever since the Internet became accessible to a large proportion of the global population. However, the issue of the digital divide is becoming even greater, which is why Fluidata has been focussed on creating solutions. Here, we explain the issue in greater detail:

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Topic Queens Award Broadband digital divide News Service Exchange Platform internet