Drinking to the Future with a Beer and Big Data

Posted on March 28, 2015 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

Almost every industry can benefit from big data analytics, even those that you may not expect.

The beer brand Heineken is using data in innovative ways that allows them to advertise their products more efficiently – and ultimately sell more beer. The success that they have had with this project has meant that some of these techniques are now being adopted by other members of the food and drink industry.

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The World’s Largest Data Centres

Posted on October 09, 2014 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

On the 3rd of September 2014, the world came to an end...for all of 20 minutes.

Why?

Facebook was shut down due to an issue with an infrastructure configuration in its data centres, and its 1.23 billion users were cut off from their friends and networks of contacts.

The reaction across the web to Facebook being down for 20 minutes shows how critical a role data centres play in our day-to-day lives...particularly with the vast amount of fast file transfer interactions happening each second. And to celebrate this role, this blog post will look at 5 of the top data centres in the world.

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If You Don’t, Your Employees Will (Hint: You Don’t Want Them To)

Posted on October 07, 2014 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

If you don’t take care of your customers, someone else will.

This is a tried-and-tested mantra of business, proven over millennia of people doing business with each other. And the businesses that thrive are those who realise that not only is the customer always right...but if they don’t take care of her, she will find one of their competitors who will.

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How Safe is Your Data with Contactless Payments?

Posted on September 09, 2014 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) payment technology is here. It’s being used in smartphone retail payment solutions like Google Wallet, in prepaid payment cards like Transport for London’s Oyster card, and it’s being rolled out on debit cards for low-value goods up to £20.

There are already more than 20 million contactless credit or debit cards already issued in the UK and more than 80,000 merchant readers installed, with forecasters touting it for a big future because of the speed of use and convenience benefits it offers.

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5 Biotech Startups Using Big Data To Shake up Big Pharma

Posted on June 25, 2014 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

Big data is dividing the world into two distinct categories: the big data haves and have-nots.

Nowhere is this more evident than in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries that traditionally are not associated with innovation and change.

But whilst many of its organisations are busy trying to resist or endure the challenges of big data, a handful of start-ups are embracing big data and using it to shake up the entire big pharma and healthcare industry.

This article looks at 5 of them.

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How Data Transfer is Taking On Global Warming

Posted on May 24, 2014 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

It is well documented that the Arctic polar ice caps are melting. What is not well documented is it’s advantages and the role secure and reliant data transfer plays in exploiting them.

Luckily the ice in the North Pole is not as thick as that of the South Pole and would not affect sea levels if it melted. But the thinning and shrinking ice does mean longer navigation seasons, which in turn means routes staying open for commerce longer; natural resources being more accessible for drilling; and shorter, more efficient voyage routing in the Arctic.

 

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Maytech’s Modern Speeds and the Race to Transfer Your Files

Posted on May 04, 2014 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

The reason the Tortoise beat the Hare was not down to the slow-moving reptile’s dogged determination but rather the Hare’s complacency. The problem for the Hare was he had no one pushing him so he stopped running.

Fortunately for fast file transfer the world of business never stops trying to be quicker so at Maytech we never stop running. We never stop innovating so our customers never have to labour with ageing file transfer methods and defunct speed in an ever-evolving technological world.

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Our Data Travels Quicker Than…

Posted on April 18, 2014 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

There’s a saying about time that it is an equal opportunity employer. Everybody gets 24 hours/1,440 minutes/86,400 seconds a day no matter who you are, where you’re from or how much wealth you have. Some just do things quicker than others.

 

Maytech’s ultra-fast network

Take Maytech’s ultra-fast and uncongested network of global data hubs for example. With mirroring between Tier 3 data centres in London, New York, Hong Kong, Sydney and Dubai our cloud platform products provide users with transfer speeds up to 100-times faster than the public internet.

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Your Data, Your File Sharing Vendor, Your Responsibility

Posted on April 16, 2014 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

It’s no coincidence that the first point of call for any parents in the market for a babysitter is family. Outside of the cheap labour costs, family also represents people they know and trust. When it comes to business file sharing this approach might not be as productive but the same rules apply. 

As data controller the buck stops with you regardless of whom you outsource your online storage and file sharing to. It’s still very much your baby and you are still responsible for knowing where it is, how it is secured and what rules and regulations apply to it.

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1001 Managed File Transfer Applications

Posted on March 21, 2012 by Antony |Leave a comment|

Bizarre Tales from the World of Managed File Transfer

I launched FTP-Stream as a hosted FTP service in 2005 thinking it would be useful in specific and obvious sectors such as print and publishing, creative agencies, film and TV. Over the years since I have been amazed by the diversity of the customer base, that's diversity by geography, industry sector and business size. The range could not be greater.

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