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Virgin Media Business: We want to be more disruptive than a wasp at a picnic

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predcasna ejakuacia 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.

bakeca annunci donna cerca uomo a trieste 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.

rinnan korjausleikkaus kokemuksia “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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Microsoft’s mobile device management meltdown

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

Chinese mobe market suffers pre-pwned Android pandemic

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Amazingly, it might not even be the Chinese government causing it

Security researchers have discovered more examples of pre-installed malware on Android smartphones.

G DATA found that more than two dozen phones from different manufacturers were already compromised straight out of the box.

Kit from manufacturers including Huawei, Lenovo and Xiaomi have pre-installed espionage functions in the firmware. G DATA suspects that middlemen modified the device software to steal user data and inject their own advertising to earn money.

Other possibilities include unintentional infection through compromised dehttp://www.amlltd.co.uk/wp-admin/post-new.phpvices in the supply chain (a problem which affected Vodafone Spain back in 2010) or intentional interference by government spies. Many of the models implicated in the malfeasance sell well in China.

The pre-pwned device issue has become a perennial problem for privacy-conscious smartphone users. Sticking to the Play Store, avoiding dodgy websites and following common-sense security precautions are no help in such cases.

Read More by John Leyden

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