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Bristol businesses, do you want a £3000 voucher for better broadband? Apply now and join thousands of others from all over the UK

by Kevin 03/09/2015 in Bristol

Broadband Connection Vouchers are being delivered by 50 cities across the UK. More than 40,000 vouchers have been issued so far, enabling small businesses to make a step change in their broadband provision. There is still time to join them and make your own application. Head over to the National Connection Vouchers website and check [...]

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Free Event: Get up to £3000 to boost your business broadband, 19 May, 10-12, @Bristol, Anchor Road BS1 5DB

by Kevin 29/04/2015 in Bristol

Business and public services are becoming ‘digital by default’ and customers and clients expect you to respond increasingly rapidly. As more business operations transition online, we all begin to use real-time services more intensely, more photos, video, uploading bigger files – designs, drawings, financial information and that new website you’re planning.
Most businesses find that no [...]

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Event: Transform Digital, @Bristol, 15th & 16th September 2015

by Kevin 21/04/2015 in Bristol

In the world of digital infrastructure it’s clear that we’re moving into a new environment, after a period where the Superfast agenda resulted in nearly all the public funding going to one big player. Now, driven perhaps by frustration in rural areas and by investment opportunities in cities, we are seeing the accelerated development of alternative [...]

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Bristol trials iBeacons

by Matthew 24/07/2014 in Bristol

-  the first city in the UK to trial iBeacons for large scale tourism location services

iBeacons are being used in a trial to promote and enhance visitor experiences across city centre locations in Bristol.  Led by Digital Developer Shufdy Ltd, in conjunction with tourism body Destination Bristol, over 200 iBeacons will be located in [...]

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Bristol small businesses: Do you want up to £3000 free money to upgrade your broadband?

by Kevin 06/06/2014 in Bristol

If you are looking for the catch, there isn’t one. Under the Connection Vouchers scheme you can access up to £3000 to offset the capital costs of upgrading your broadband connection to superfast.You can apply for a voucher if;

You are a SME , Charity or Social Enterprise
Your connection will cost over £200
You are asking for [...]

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Event: Delivering Superfast with Wireless Broadband Services, People’s History Museum, Manchester

by Kevin 29/05/2014 in Connectivity

Wireless broadband is an important part of the technology mix for delivering 100% superfast coverage. This seminar organised by INCA will discuss superfast-capable wireless technology; the role of satellite broadband; showcase projects that are live or under development; and discuss how to approach securing state aid funding.

Participants include local authority representatives aiming to deliver 100% [...]

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Museums Get Mobile!

by Matthew 02/05/2014 in Bristol

#MGM14 – Conference on how museums can harness the power of new technology
Bristol is hosting this important conference at M Shed on 16 May. It will be looking at how smartphones and tablets can be used to enrich the museum experience.
Experts from a range of museums will be on hand to share their experiences of [...]

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Location, location, location…

by Matthew 25/04/2014 in Bristol

Exciting new competition to make better use of “location aware” mobile devices.
The Technology Strategy Board has just launched a  new competition to encourage the development of innovative location-based services using both satellite technologies (such as GPS) and non-satellite location technologies (such as iBeacons, WiFi and RFID).
Details can be found here .

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Access real time air quality data via the “Internet of Things”

by Matthew 02/04/2014 in Bristol

With the current alerts on air quality across the UK it seemed timely to write a post about sensor technology and the Internet of Things. The concept is that in a Smart City more and more sensors will be connected to the internet so that people can access data that is relevant to them.
Air quality [...]

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