The tech trends every business should know for 2017

With Brexit and a surprise win for Donald Trump, 2016 will be remembered more for political rather than technological change, but we still saw the first reusable rocket land back on its platform, the Amazon Echo launched in Europe, and drones became affordable …and ubiquitous. But what will 2017 hold when it comes to technology?

Thierry Berthouloux, JT’s Chief Technology and Information Officer, shares his thoughts on what 2017 looks like in the ever growing global arena.

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JT wins major Cisco award for being top partner of global technology leader

JT has been named one of the top partners within EMEA by one of the world’s largest technology companies. JT has been recognised by Cisco Systems – the global leader in IT infrastructure hardware, software and services – by winning its EMEA Partner Plus Prestige programme ahead of some very large UK partners. It puts JT in the top ten per cent of best performing Cisco partners.

JT won its UK category by obtaining key certification and meeting performance criteria, coupled with overall sales performance. The company received its award at a recent
conference held in the Seychelles. JT were invited with 80 other Cisco partners from across Europe, the Middle East and Asia to attend several workshops, one-to-one coaching sessions and network with key Cisco executives.

This was an invite-only conference aimed at partners who work in Cisco’s designated ‘Commercial’ sector – customers with 250-2,000 employees that meet sales, services and training targets.

David Simpson, Product and Vendor Manager for JT Group, who received the award, said: “Being a Partner Plus is not only recognition of JT’s capability with Cisco products, it also gives us exclusive access to advanced architectures, training, expertise, software and services. With Cisco’s support, we can pass on these tailored benefits to our customers, helping to grow sales and maintain JT’s position as a small but global operator.”

Karin Surber, Global Partner Manager, Cisco Systems Inc. said: “JT was one of the fastest growing Cisco partners globally in the Commercial Segment for the 2016 Fiscal Year. They are recognized as a Winner’s Circle Partner – one of only 0.5% partners world-wide that earned this status. This is an incredible accomplishment as there are over 50,000 Cisco partners who sell into the commercial Space for Cisco world-wide.

We congratulate JT for their incredible performance and thank them for their continued partnership.”


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Chief Minister to outline challenges facing Jersey in 2017 at IoD lunch

Chief Minister Ian Gorst will be talking to business leaders in Jersey on Thursday 15 December, at the last Institute of Directors’ lunch for the year, sponsored by JT.
Senator Gorst’s talk is titled ‘A review of 2016 and the challenges facing Jersey in 2017’ and will take place at The Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa in St Helier. The lunch will take place between 12 pm and 2 pm.

Senator Gorst was first elected to the States as a Deputy of St Clement in 2005 and re-elected in 2008. He moved to the Senatorial benches three years later and was appointed Chief Minister in November 2011. He was re-elected both as a Senator and Chief Minister in 2014. As Chairman of the Council of Ministers, Senator Gorst’s responsibilities include States’ strategic and long-term planning, including population policy; the States Employment Board; constitutional affairs, including safeguarding human rights and constitutional reform; justice policy and resources, legal services; and financial services, the digital sector as well as competition and innovation policies.

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IT’S OFFICIAL: JT runs the fastest mobile and broadband networks in the Channel Islands

JT has been confirmed as the fastest mobile carrier and internet service provider in both Guernsey and Jersey by the global leader in internet performance testing and metrics for broadband and mobile networks.

Results from all networks in the Channel Islands were analysed by Ookla, which runs Speedtest, the world’s most popular internet performance testing service. Consumer-initiated test results using Speedtest by Ookla confirm that JT has faster upload and download speeds than any of its competitors.

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Professional NED to share knowledge with IoD

An experienced independent Non-Executive Director on a number of London Stock Exchange-listed companies will be talking to business leaders in Jersey on Tuesday 15 November, at an Institute of Directors’ lunch, sponsored by JT.
Charlotte Valeur’s talk is titled ‘Boards: How important is best practice’ and will take place at The Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa in St Helier.


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The Power Behind Jersey TechFair

JT are proud to announce it will be powering the technology behind the Channel Islands’ largest ever technology fair, organised by Digital Jersey, which takes place this weekend starting tomorrow.

JT is providing free infrastructure to enable exhibitors to showcase the latest digital innovations at Fort Regent over the two day event.

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Launch of JT-sponsored IoD winter seminar series

JT is once again proud to sponsor the Institute of Directors Guernsey Winter Seminar series, which begins on Friday 4 November. The first seminar will be held at 12.30pm at the Digital Greenhouse. The title of the seminar will be ‘Airlinks for Business’ and there will be a panel consisting of Lyndon Trott, Vice-President of the Policy and Resources Committee, Aurigny Chairman Andrew Haining, and businessman and former politician Stuart Falla.

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JT Expands Globally Through Partnership with Innovative Danish Software Firm

JT has reinforced its strategic commitment to grow internationally by signing a partnership agreement with a Copenhagen-based company that is at the leading edge of developing telecommunications software systems.

NeoConsult has particular expertise in the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT), which is the networking of smart devices so that they communicate automatically and seamlessly with each other. Through this partnership, JT is gaining industry-leading software engineering capability, allowing the company to continue to innovate in the IoT environment.

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Guernsey’s chief politician speaks to Jersey directors at IoD lunch club

The latest in the series of four JT sponsored IoD Jersey lunch clubs is taking place with one of Guernsey’s senior politicians, Deputy Gavin St Pier, President of Policy and Resources for the States of Guernsey, speaking to the IoD members about his new role and will share his views on inter-island cooperation under the topic ‘Working better together’, a hot subject amid the recent EU referendum result.

This session will also be taking place at The Grand Hotel & Spa from 12pm to 2pm on 18th October and tickets are available via the IoD Jersey website.

Guernsey’s chief politician speaks to Jersey directors

JT’s Superior Network Makes Way For Innovative Cloud Serivces

With the wider availability of fibre-optic broadband and superfast 4G mobile across the Channel Islands, businesses now have access to the wider benefits that Cloud based technology can bring to their day-to-day communications. One such business solution that JT has recently launched for customers is a technologically-advanced Cloud based business phone system.

JT’s NEW Cloud PBX solution represents the next generation of cloud hosted communication equipment which is now rapidly replacing the traditional on-premises ‘private branch exchange’ type systems and is also powered from an innovative mobile app.

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To view 10 benefits of Cloud PBX for your business click here or for a video demonstration click here