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Big Data and the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race

Posted on November 22, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

A little about the Volvo Ocean Race

The Volvo Ocean Race is regarded as one of the world’s toughest and most entertaining offshore sailing events. Taking place over 8 months, starting in Alicante last month and finishing in Gothenburg in late July, the race sees participants compete against each other across the world in some of the most dangerous seas – and all in temperatures that range between -5 to +35 degrees Celsius.

Yachting crews consist of just 9 people and there’s no fresh food taken on board – while each participant is only allowed one change of clothes. This is not a race for the faint hearted.

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Virtual Duality - How Open Data Is Changing Our Lives

Posted on November 20, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

What is open data?

Open data is data made available to the public by organisations, governments and individuals that is freely available for use without any restrictive copyrights or patents. It has the ability to be used in such a way that it often combines the real world with the virtual, which can have benefits for both businesses and consumers alike. As technology continues to develop, these benefits will only continue to grow. Continue reading →

Maytech Customers Are Happier Than Ever!

Posted on November 18, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|


Here at Maytech, we’re proud to help our customers enjoy fast, flexible file sharing when it’s needed the most.

But we’re also place great importance on providing the very best customer service, with knowledgeable staff on hand 24-7 to lend a helping hand.

That’s why we’re so happy with the results from our 2014 Customer Voice Survey, which polled how Maytech users felt about our product, our service and our brand.

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Wearable Tech - How Much Are You Giving Away?

Posted on November 16, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|


Wearable tech has seen a considerable rise in popularity over recent months and this has led to an increase in the number of products coming to market.

However, in amongst all this hype, there have also been some concerns over how safe our personal information is when we are using these products.

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How Big Data is Being Used in Medical Research to Save Lives

Posted on November 14, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

Big data isn’t just being used by marketers, IT professionals and media organisations. It’s also being used in healthcare to save lives.

Scientists and medical researchers are becoming increasingly adept at utilising the vast swathes of data stored from research over the last few decades.

And big data’s effect on medical science is only going to grow. Atul Butte, Chief of the Division of Systems Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, told his employer that the proliferation of big data in healthcare could be as important to his industry as the invention of the microscope or the discovery of DNA. Continue reading →

Guy Fawkes and Data Security in the 21st Century

Posted on October 30, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

409 years ago, a thirty-something Catholic political activist was found guarding a huge amount of gunpowder in a cellar underneath the Houses of Lords.

Planning to kill King James 1 and other members of the establishment in Parliament, Guy Fawkes was captured and, after he’d confessed under torture, sentenced to death for high treason. People across Britain still ‘remember, remember the 5th of November’ and congregate to celebrate Fawkes’ demise as his effigy sits on top of a bonfire.

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Monthly Tip – How to Brand Your FTP-Stream Site

Posted on October 29, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

“Your brand is the single most important investment you can make in your business.” – Steve Forbes

Welcome to the FTP-Stream branding tutorial. We will look at how to brand your Maytech ftp transfer site to match your corporate identity. You can:

  • Add a logo
  • Customise the colour scheme
  • Add fonts and a background

...all to create a powerful first impression for your users.

This blog post will show you how to create a site like this in a few simple steps.

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This Month On Cloud China – October 2014

Posted on October 28, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

This month’s cloud file transfer news on Cloud China...

Click on the headlines below to go straight to the story.

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Are Businesses Being Burnt By Chinese Internet Restrictions?

Posted on October 24, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

New restrictions on internet use that have been put in place by the Chinese government have made it even harder for people who rely on Google, and any associated tools such as mail and calendars, to work as normal in recent weeks. These restrictions are part of a wider campaign which has been established to tighten security internally within China itself.

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The Best Customers In The World (You Know One Of Them Very Well)

Posted on October 22, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

At the turn of the 20th Century, a 40-year old hunter, inventor and boot-strapping entrepreneur started a company in Freeport, Maine, USA. His name? Leon Leonwood Bean. And the company? The now $1.52 billion retail company...LL Bean.

Bean’s accomplishments, company policies and innovations through his business are far outside the scope of this article. But there is one iconic statement he made that we completely agree with, and is the focal point of this blog post.

LL Bean said:

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