You might have noticed that the look and feel of the blog has changed recently to help you navigate and find what you’re looking for. And today I wanted to take the opportunity to introduce you all to a few new bloggers from the team here at Virgin Media Business.
Without further ado, here are the new faces that you will start to see appearing as you read through the blog:
Tony Grace is our Chief Operating Officer. He joined us in November last year, but is a familiar face, having spent the last four years as the Group Commercial Finance Director of Virgin Media. His responsibilities cover strategy, product development, business support, finance and customer operations.Tony will be sharing his thoughts on leadership and using technology to improve business performance.
Brendan Lynch is the D...
The Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) may have just celebrated its tenth anniversary, but that’s not all we’re celebrating here at Virgin Media Business. Our very own Chris Everitt, Steve Ferguson and Matt Preston have become some of the first people in the world to pass MEF’s Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional (MEF-CECP) examination. Virgin Media Business is one of a select band of service providers and equipment vendors to achieve this qualification. As just 84 people across the globe have this certification, we’re obviously very proud!
THE MEF-CECP is a programme designed to provide individuals with recognition for their key role in leading the development and growth of Carrier Ethernet technologies and services. The accolade provides validation of their expertise, skills and k...
As you may have read, the Department of Authentic and Fair Trading (DAFT) has launched an investigation today (1 April 2011) into Virgin Media Business following reports that we're being uncompetitive by providing firms with services that are "too fast". The organisation has claimed that we're giving businesses an unfair advantage over competitors.
Naturally, we're not too happy about this. We've invested more than £13 billion in building the largest nationwide fibre-optic network in the UK, so that businesses can access the super-fast connectivity and next generation services that we know they want.
Yet despite our best intentions, we've ended up with this DAFT investigation on our hands. According to Tom Fulery, a DAFT spokesperson, the organisation has grave concerns because we...
A year ago today we launched Virgin Media Business with bold plans to shake up the business telecoms market here in the UK. It was a big statement to come out with, but it’s one that I hope you'll agree we're living up to.
Over the last 12 months, we've announced some really exciting stuff, which genuinely has changed the face of the business telecoms space. From revolutionising how dedicated internet is provisioned with our unrestricted Big Red Internet service to becoming the first provider of carrier grade connectivity to data centres in the UK.
Here's a quick look at some of the milestones from our first year as a Virgin company:
Setting businesses free with the Big Red Internet In September last year we launched Big Red Internet the first business internet service to give companie...
I've been a huge fan of Dragon's Den since the programme first appeared in 2005. So when I heard that we'd be running a similar initiative at work I was really excited to see what the result would be. We invited people from across the company to suggest innovative ideas that Virgin Media Business could put into action.
We were astonished by the response that we had. Scores of people from across the company suggested some truly outstanding ideas. All of the ideas were then judged by a team of dragons, which included George Wareing, Paul Rusby and I.
It was not an easy job for us dragons. There were some very strong suggestions put forward. However, after a lot of discussion we managed to settle on three finalists, who had really wowed us with their creativity. We invited Stuart Mills, Martin...
There's been a lot of buzz about the launch of our new Business Partner Programme in the press this week. You may have even read an article or two about it! But just in case you haven't, here's a little more detail.
We've launched our Business Partner Programme to help resellers benefit from the explosion in the amount of data businesses create. By the end of this year, 1.2 zettabytes of data will be stored on computers, according to IDC. That's an unthinkably large number. One Zettabyte equals a trillion gigabytes of data and could contain the entire collections of all the academic libraries in the United States, half a million times over.
Yet despite this, some organisations are still using legacy networks that simply aren't up to the job. This presents a massive opportunity for the channe...