News Sky — BT already employs more than 2,500 as security professionals and has security operations centres around the world. It offers services ranging from anti-virus and parental controls for consumers to more complex solutions required by multinational companies, banks and governments. The recruitment of 900 staff – including cybersecurity personnel and support staff – will take place over the next 12 months and include 170 graduate and apprentice roles.
Telecom Asia — BT, Orange, Singtel and AT&T are the “leaders” of the next-generation telecoms service providers in Asia Pacific, but there are plenty of challengers in the market. This is according to an annual report by research firm IDC which also said these service providers “demonstrated a strong regional network presence, diverse portfolio of public, private, and hybrid cloud services, comprehensive suite of managed services offerings in the region, as well as a large base of mid and large-sized enterprises, multinational corporations (MNCs), and government clients across Asia Pacific.”
Technuter — New Delhi, India: BT today announced that it has been named a “leader” for the sixth consecutive year in the latest IDC MarketScape Asia-Pacific Next Generation Telcos; Telecom Services Vendor Assessment Report. BT received the highest score for its current capability to meet customers’ ICT needs, and for the company’s strong strategy and vision to meet evolving customer requirements in the next three to five years.
Enterprise Innovation — Tech-savvy Singaporean consumers are enthusiastic about contacting organizations through a variety of channels as they would their family or friends – through video calls, social media or instant messenger, according to a new study from BT and Avaya. The study covered 5,500 respondents from over 10 countries, mainly consumers who do copious amounts of online research and investigation before making buying decisions, and prefer to interact with organizations on their own terms.
Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and telecom firm BT Ireland have successfully tested a 400 Gbps fiber broadband over fiber optics that connects the city of Dublin to Belfast. Huawei and BT Ireland have transmitted 400 Gbps of data across existing 10 Gbps, 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps wavelengths. BT said it had chosen to carry out the test in Ireland due to its existing network infrastructure and the 200 km distance between Dublin and Belfast.
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research’s (A*STAR) Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) has collaborated with BT Group (BT) to create a a cloud-based Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) environment. This is expected to reduce the time it takes for GIS to develop Next-Generation-Sequencing analytical software and to make it available to a wider reach of research communities and external parties.
BT, one of the world’s leading providers of communications solutions and services, today announced new cloud services aimed at supporting the expansion plans of its customers in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa (AMEA), and helping them orchestrate the most recent technology to deliver great business outcomes. Backed by its global network infrastructure and leveraging its position as a leading provider of unified communications and collaboration services, BT launches the following new cloud services in the AMEA region:
Singapore – Research institutes that deal in genomic technology require large computing and data resources. Those with inadequate computing technologies often face scalability issues, which slow research in new genome sequencing techniques and technologies. A*STAR’s Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) has empowered its existing genomic analysis capabilities through collaboration with BT Group (BT) to create a cloud-based Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) environment.
BT on Wednesday announced the launch of its Cloud Compute service in India to help customers reap the benefits of cloud computing and meet regulatory demands. BT Cloud Compute helps CIOs build powerful ‘pay as you go’ cloud solutions with high levels of quality, security and service delivered from BT. The service is available in 17 countries across four continents, including Hong Kong, China and Singapore in Asia.
Asia-Pacific companies are far less concerned about information security than their US counterparts and significantly less able to measure their security return on investment (ROI), according to a new survey from BT. The company’s research – conducted by Vanson Bourne and involving 500 interviews across seven countries and four key vertical industry sectors – found that while 90 percent of US companies are able to measure the ROI of their cyber-security measures, just 51 percent of Asia-Pacific companies can do the same.