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Google Cloud, an accelerator of digital transformation for businesses, is expanding its presence in the Dutch public sector, having secured an agreement with the Central Dutch Government to provide access to the Google Workspace suite of cloud-based collaboration and productivity tools.   The Central Dutch Government acknowledged in a statement that the agreement will help its departments shift toward hybrid working methods while also allowing participants to adopt the multi cloud paradigm of IT service consumption. The new agreement’s goal is to make it easier and more effective for Central Dutch government agencies to use the entire suite of Google Workspace technologies under pre-negotiated terms.    In order to reach this goal, organizations will be able to fully utilize a variety of technologies, including industry-leading products such as Chat, Docs, Meet and Sheets, to better serve Dutch residents and enable new hybrid-working environments.   The Central Dutch Government initiated a…

Technology is rapidly progressing, resulting in a significant acceleration in technological advancements. Technological improvements have boosted innovation, agility and market development. Telecommunications is one of those businesses where experts debate which developments will have the most influence in the near future, as the latest technologies are essential in a fast-moving and fast-changing sector like telecoms.   Now that we are getting closer to the start of 2022, it is time to look at the trends that will influence the telecom business in order to better grasp how this sector will change in the coming year. So, let us take a look at some technological advancements so you know what to look forward to and embrace. Wi-Fi 6 is a Wi-Fi network with an extendeds range, allowing for a higher density of connected devices, and providing faster communications. For starters, expanding Wi-Fi 6 networks will increase capacity, speed and reduce latency,…

VMware unveils innovations at VMworld 2021 At its annual VMworld conference, VMware announced its latest advancements which focus on features that simplify multi-cloud installations and improve security. VMware has disclosed new enhancements to VMware Cloud, the industry’s first and only multi-cloud computing architecture that allows clients to migrate their corporate apps to the cloud in almost half the time and for a fraction of the cost. A new VMware Edge product line was also announced, which comprises an Edge stack, secure access service edge (SASE) features and a Telco Cloud Platform. Read more at: https://tinyurl.com/2evz4fsd NTT to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions NTT, a Japanese telecommunications company, has announced that it will issue $2.7 billion in “green bonds,” with the proceeds going towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing their investment in renewable energy. These green bonds will be divided into three tranches, each with a three-, five-, and ten-year…

One of the most frequently asked questions about a VoIP phone system is fundamental and critical, and is as follows: is VoIP secure? To answer the question, no phone system is bulletproof. VoIP has a myriad of benefits, but possible security risks should not be overlooked.   Given the growing number of cybercrimes around the world, the importance of security has never been more significant. In every practical sense, VoIP has a good reputation as a secure technology. Nevertheless, every time you use electronic devices or the Internet, it is wise to understand the security risks that such usage may pose to your business and take appropriate precautions. You might be wondering, how important VoIP security really is? Even if you yourself have never been a victim, the reality is that the threat of security breaches through the phone system is quite serious.   Truthfully, security is a must for…

Google Cloud has announced a new 10-year strategic partnership with the Canadian telecommunications company Telus. The two companies plan to work together on developing new services and products for several key industries, including healthcare, agriculture, security and connected homes.   Through this partnership, Telus will accelerate the adoption of its public cloud on the Google Cloud enterprise platform to ensure greater interoperability across its IT backbone and network infrastructure. Google Cloud will also become one of Telus’ partners in providing 5G services and Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC), which uses the Google Cloud-powered application platform Anthos.   Telus and Google Cloud will prioritize collaboration to improve their Canadian customers’ social, economic, environmental and health performance, and at the same time, work to reduce their carbon footprint. Telus will also use Google Cloud Contact Center AI to improve customer interaction and reduce costs.   One of the main areas of focus of…

NEC Corp., a major Japanese information technology company, has agreed to support the development of the UK’s fifth-generation wireless networks across the country, as reported by the British government. The announcement came after Japan and the United Kingdom signed a bilateral free trade agreement following Brexit. Details of the deal are currently unavailable. Since the UK has banned Huawei from deploying its 5G network and has decided to fully remove Huawei’s equipment altogether by 2027 because of potential security issues, the question of who can intervene to fill the empty space left by the Chinese seller has remained open. While European giants Ericsson and Nokia were obvious choices, other candidates also made an appearance. The UK government asked Japan to help deploy 5G networks in the country back in July. British officials then told colleagues in Tokyo that the Japanese technology companies NEC and Fujitsu could be the…