Trefor Davies

Trefor Davies is the former CTO of Timico, now CTO of Trefor.net. He is also a council member of both ISPA and ITSPA (of which he was a founder member), a member of the industrial panel of Bangor University Engineering Department and of UK Internet Minister (DCMS) Ed Vaizey’s advisory panel for IPv6. Tref is also on the Technology Reference Panel of the Information Commissioner’s Office and was for four years a board member of the SIP Forum at a critical time in the development of the technology. He has been very active in promoting the problem of rural access to broadband and the need for businesses to adopt IPv6. He was very heavily engaged in the debate with politicians and Copyright Holders in the run up to the passing of the Digital Economy Act and is now active in discussions with MPs and stakeholders against the notion of introducing website blocking. He appeared in front of the Joint Select Committee of the Draft Communications Data Bill.

Could 4G Sound The Death Knell For Public Wi-Fi?

For a whole year EE had the 4G market to themselves. But now, thankfully, competition has arrived in the shape of Vodafone and O2. But, who offers the fastest connection? I decided to take to the streets of London to find out, and ended up asking the question: could 4G be the death of Wi-Fi? Let us rewind slightly: when I took part in the O2 4G trials in 2013 the results were spectacular (43Mbps i...

Top 10 IT Mistakes Businesses Will Make In 2014

Predicting the business landscape is a tricky business – but with the right knowledge, expertise and guidance, businesses can at least make an informed guess at what lies ahead in 2014. Let’s take a peep over the horizon to reveal the biggest IT mistakes businesses are expected to make in 2014… 1. Ignoring BlackBerry Gartner has damned them, public apologies are rife and the stru...

The Myths And Misconceptions Of Cloud Infrastructure

When many businesses think of cloud, they think of Amazon Web Services. But for some cloud has become a dirty word. Businesses that could be realising the benefits of the technology and its associated service delivery model today are held back by what could be largely unfounded concerns. Here we debunk the top six myths and misconceptions by providing the perspective of an Enterprise grade cloud p...

Why Broadband Is Mission Critical For Business

Up until a year or two ago broadband was considered important to a business. This was reflected in the type of packages being offered by ISPs – less contention/congestion that that provided to consumers and less likely to be traffic shaped. This was important because a business didn’t want delays in email delivery or issues with running VoIP services. The bigger the business the more services that...