PR Newswire's Business Technology Round-up, 6th November 2012

LONDON, November 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Telesphere keeps Sandy victims operational, Barclays online passes milestone and Cologix enters new partnership

Telesphere, a leading provider of VOIP and cloud based technologies, has received a number of plaudits from customers this week, after its web systems allowed participating businesses to remain operational despite the destruction of communication networks by hurricane Sandy.

Business clients employing the Telesphere software were able to remain in contact with customers and access their data archives, despite a number of obstacles including flooded offices and destroyed electronics; one company was even able to operate after its offices were completely washed away.

Telesphere's technology allows clients to store vast amounts of data in its cloud based backups, as well as receive incoming calls over VOIP in the event of a disrupted telephone line. Businesses can seamlessly switch between physical and cloud based data handling, making it the perfect system for natural disaster planners.

Barclays bank has passed an important online milestone this week, with the news that customers have now deposited a massive $1billion in its online-only savings account in just over six months.

Customers have been enticed by the bank's extremely competitive interest rates, as well as a raft of awards, including the prestigious 2012 Best Bank award from Money Magazine. Barclays has worked hard to develop an online-only saving solution that is easy to set up and manage, whilst also offering market leading interest rates in a depressed market.

The availability of mobile banking options has also had a startling effect on the uptake by younger generations. According to US manager Steve Carp: "Barclays is extremely excited and proud to have reached this major milestone."

Cologix, a US-based provider of interconnection services, has announced the start of a strategic partnership with cloud computing company Appcore, designed to provide Cologix clients with an unrivalled data management service.

The partnership will see Cologix customers given access to Appcore's suite of cloud based storage solutions, adding to its current media and content management package. Users will also be able to take advantage of new advances in virtual meeting technologies, with Appcore bringing cutting edge cloud based VOIP to Cologix's already popular "Meet-Me-Rooms".

Cologix's CEO, Grant van Rooyen, was excited about the partnership, enthusing that "we partner with the best in breed technology providers like Appcore because we do not want to compete with our customers." New joint products are expected in 2013.

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