Liquid changes focus

07 May 2021

Ahmad Mokhles Aly El-Deen, group chief operating officer, Liquid Telecom

Ahmad Mokhles Aly El-Deen, group chief operating officer, Liquid Telecom

The rebrand from Liquid Telecom to Liquid Intelligent Technologies highlights the organisation’s expansion of its cloud business, cyber security services and other technologies added to its capabilities.

Robert Shepherd catches up with its group chief operating officer, Ahmad Mokhles Aly El-Deen...

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How enterprise networks need to evolve for the future of work

23 April 2021

The pandemic has taken its toll on people, organizations, and everyday experiences in different ways. Time will tell which of these changes are permanent. But when it comes to the remote workforce, we have probably reached a point of no return. In a global consumer survey across 10 countries, Amdocs Research found 36% of respondents expect to work from home more post-pandemic than they did before.

This begs the question: As expectations around what the work week should look like change, and remote work experiences become more data-intensive, can our current networks handle the new hybrid work environment's long-term implications?


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Introducing the critical comms column

14 April 2021

Mladen Vratonjic, chair, The Critical Communications Association (TCCA)

Mladen Vratonjic, chair, The Critical Communications Association (TCCA)

How would you define critical communications? There are many instances where needing to communicate is important. But truly mission critical communications can mean the difference between life or death. 

This is the first in a series of articles where we will take a look at the critical communications landscape around the world, how it is evolving to meet the changing needs of the end-users, and the huge amount of work that goes on behind the scenes – largely carried out by volunteers – to ensure that critical communications networks are robust, reliable, resilient and secure. It is those networks that support, amongst others, our first responders - the police, medical and fire and rescue services that we rely on to help us in a crisis and keep us safe.

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‘Zoom’ing in on a Global Digital Ecosystem

14 April 2021

Martin Jarrold, chief of international programme development, GVF

Martin Jarrold, chief of international programme development, GVF

In my last column published here I began with the words “The Digital Divide remains despite years of debate about solutions to bridge it.” I was reflecting on the opening statement of the pre-event description for a dialogue in the GVF Webinar Series, organised in association with the Satellite Evolution Group (https://www.satellite-evolution.com/).

In this contribution I would like to draw attention to a discussion facilitated by another of GVF’s webinars to consider the problem of a variation, or rather an extension, of that divide… A divide with consequences and implications far beyond those encompassed within the usual framework of discussion about inadequate access to the technologies and services of modern digital communications… This is what I describe as the digitisation divide.

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