Bullish Virgin Media Business is betting big on the channel as it looks to grow its current two per cent share of the broadband market.
Speaking at the Synaxon National Conference in Nottingham, Andrew Wilson, head of indirect partners at Virgin Media Business said the firm has made a £3bn investment in broadband provision under its Project Lightening scheme and plans to ‘invest heavily’ in the channel.
“We have never offered broadband through the channel before and this is a massive opportunity, a £92bn potential market,” he said. “We only have two per cent market share in the broadband space but we have the capability and we are looking for partners to embrace that opportunity. We want to be disruptive, we will be more disruptive than a wasp at a picnic.”
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InTune? Doesn’t sound like it to us
Microsoft UK’s online enterprise mobility device management service Intune suffered a near four-hour wobble this morning that was rectified early in the afternoon.
The firm ‘fessed up to “issues” and to “service degradation” on its online service status page at 9am.
“We continue to work on a configuration change to speed up the processing of the message backlog in order to mitigate impact,” the company admitted.
“This is expected to take an extended period of time. While this work is carried out, users will see gradual recovery,” it added.
Readers told us normal service resumed after lunch but they were not told the reason – or reasons – that caused the outage.
The upshot is that those attempting to deploy mobile device management settings or policies experienced a delay, Microsoft said.
We have asked Microsoft for comment, and we’ll update if/when the marketing pixies in Redmond decide whether they want to detail what particular gremlins were in the machine today. ®
Read more by Paul Kunert 8 Jun 2016 at 17:02
PCR’s guide to PC gaming components Despite fast adoption of IoT, 72% don’t know how to protect their smart devices
66 per cent of consumers are worried about hacks and breaches against their IoT devices, and 72 per cent don’t know how to protect themselves from these risks, according to new research from BullGuard.
The mobile and internet security provider surveyed over 6,000 UK residents, finding that 34 per cent have already experienced a security incident or privacy problem.
The report reveals that 78 per cent of consumers expressed concern about security risks such as viruses, malware and hackers, while 66 per cent of consumers expressed concern over data collected by device manufacturers being inappropriately used or stolen. 57 per cent of consumers are also anxious about privacy breaches.