News Round-Up 28 June 2019

Welcome to the weekly news round-up from our marketing team, featuring highlights from inside our business and the broader industry. 

Industry news

Glastonbury phone network

Ever wondered how Glastonbury keeps 200,000 festivalgoers connected each year? This great article explains how they set up a city-sized phone network each year, all within a couple of weeks. With this year’s festival expected to exceed 60TB of data usage, it’s an interesting read. 

Jony Ive to leave Apple

Jony Ive, Apple’s Chief Design Officer, and the person responsible for the iconic design of 1998’s iMac G3 and pretty much every other cool product the company has released since, has announced that he’s stepping down from the company after nearly 30 years. He’ll be forming a new design company which will include Apple as one of its main clients though, so he’ll still remain a significant influence on the company’s designs. 

Cyber-attack on second Florida town

Another Florida town has been hit by a cyber-attack - the second town in the state to fall victim in two weeks. Following last week’s ransomware attack on Riviera Beach, the local government of Lake City paid $500,000 to hackers following a similar attack on their systems this week. 

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Service desk news

The team were kept on their toes building a new PC when a customer's machine unexpectedly met its end, as well as coordinating a fix on an ISDN 2 line fault for another customer. Our 1st line liaised with a customer's head office and service provider to get a router working at a new site, along with assistance from our 3rd line. And teamwork continued to make the dream work when our IT and telco teams joined forces to investigate a problem with a customer's phone line, which was affecting their phone system and internet access.  

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