Electricity outages in Belgium (and beyond): time to act

Post by Davor Jakic, Systems Integrator BT Advise

Almost exactly two years ago I wrote a post on the impact of a possible winter electricity blackout in Belgium. The reason: the potential closure of two of the country’s seven nuclear power plants.

This year, two nuclear power plants were indeed shut down for security reasons and it doesn’t look as if they will ever get started up again. Although the government assures it will take extra measures to limit electricity outages, both government bodies and local energy providers warn of outages and the need to prepare the population.

There are even calculations on when and where different blackouts will be witnessed, depending on the weather. [Read more...]

Popular Blog Post in November

The Most Popular Stories in April

Once again in April, Let’s Talk was getting to the heart of the big issues of the day.

Again the topics were varied with everything from boating to banking; and we saw blogs on security, brand loyalty and pioneering telehealth in the south west of England.

Anyway, why not see for yourself? Here are the top five articles from the Let’s Talk blog over the past month.

Enjoy! [Read more...]

June Rochford, Global Head of Consultant and Analyst Relations at BT.

BT in Gartner Research

As you know we’ve just been positioned in the ‘Leaders’ quadrant of Gartner’s Global Network Service Providers Magic Quadrant for the ninth time*.

As well as that Gartner also rated us as “outstanding” in overall product viability in its new Critical Capabilities report for Pan-European Network Services*, which is something we’re really proud of. [Read more...]

BT: a leader in the Network Service Providers Magic Quadrant again

BT: a leader in the Network Service Providers Magic Quadrant again

We’re at it again, and just four months after being positioned in the ‘Leaders’ quadrant for Gartner’s Asia-Pacific Network Service Providers Magic Quadrant*, BT is delighted to have been positioned in the ‘Leaders’ quadrant for the Global Network Service Providers Magic Quadrant* for the ninth time.

Magic Quadrants provide a graphical competitive positioning of four types of technology providers, where market growth is high and provider differentiation is distinct: [Read more...]


The wrong approach to BYOD

Amongst the Alfred Hitchcock classics is the Wrong Man. In it, Henry Fonda plays the role of a man whose life is turned on its head as the result of mistaken identity. His character, Manny, a devoted family man living on a tight budget, is identified by several witnesses as a bank robber, and a series of events see the devastating impact these errors have on him and his family. 

With BYOD, the immediate reference point, target and perceived “owner” is identified as Manny, or rather, the IT team.  The evidence suggests that they should take this on and do what is necessary (at the lowest cost). However if we pause to reflect, we see that BYOD is one of the factors that drive even bigger themes of: mobility, social and cloud. Thereby changing the way organisations interact with their customers, employees and partners. [Read more...]