Superfast broadband for 73% of UK homes
A new report from Ofcom reveals that superfast broadband is now available to almost three quarters of UK homes, and the number of people using the technology has more than doubled in the last year.
The report highlights how the UK communications infrastructure is changing as the public make more use of the internet. Around 4.8m people use the high-speed broadband, up from 2.1m last year.
Briton's use of public Wi-Fi hotspots has increased three-fold, as there are twice as many hotspots now available, which has been helped by the prevalence of 4G.
Twitter hires HBC News executive
Vivian Schiller has been hired by Twitter as the head of news for the social media platform.
Schiller will leave her post as NBC News digital executive and senior vice president. She has a wealth of experience behind her as former CEO of National Public Radio and an executive at the New York Times Co.
On Thursday, Schiller tweeted: 'Excited to join @Twitter as Head of News in January. Leaving @NBCNews at year's end. Grateful to my beloved colleagues for 2+ great years."
Businesses can double revenue using cloud effectively
Businesses using cloud computing for competitive advantage can generate double revenue and profit compared to their peers.
A new study from IBM has revealed that cloud ranks higher on agenda of business than IT. It also revelaed that those organizations adopting cloud are reporting nearly 2.5 times higher gross profit than peer companies who are more cautious of cloud computing.
IBM stated that one out of five organizations is ahead of the curve on cloud adoption and achieving competitive advantage - not just cutting costs and driving efficiency - through cloud computing.