At the moment, the hot topic regarding corporate networks is SD-WAN that is coming to conquer the markets. According to estimates –each one wilder than the previous one–the death of the MPLS VPN technology currently used by operators is inevitable. The sales pitches for SD-WAN promise that company offices can be connected to the network within a delivery time of few hours. And not just...

Why was NB-IoT worth waiting for?

The number of IoT applications is rocketing. For example, the production systems of factories are constantly being updated with new features that utilise the new possibilities offered by IoT. At the same time, many are considering their options regarding the best wireless technology with which to connect the IoT devices and sensors to the network. Wireless technologies can be roughly...

Business travel is a pain. You have to check that your passport is still valid, confirm that all necessary vaccinations have been taken, and most importantly of all: how to get a local SIM card to avoid exorbitant roaming costs. Since June 15, business traveller’s life got a whole lot easier. No matter where in the EU region your travels take you, the price for calls, SMS messages, and data...

Robots lack common sense

Robots may be able to replace a pilot, but they do not know how to pick a toy dropped on the floor and put it back into its box, according to academy researcher Veikko Sariola. Robots have already replaced people in many jobs where hard work is carried out under difficult conditions. Now, many people worry whether their own work can be easily taken over by robots. Academy researcher ...

The Internet of Things (IoT) is creating a lot of opportunities, but also threats. Do you ensure the information security of your toaster? Are the passwords you use secure? When household appliances from doorbells to washing machines are connected to the Internet, we have to rethink information security as well. We already saw an example of this, when the largest single DoS attack in the...

Finland's largest driving school chain CAP Group began to digitalise their driving courses five years ago all the way from Helsinki up to Sodankylä in Lapland. Now that theory classes and driving simulators enable distance learning, the demand for driver training is growing at a record pace. CAP driving schools offer their theory lessons virtually. Students can participate from home via a...

Naava – Fresh indoor air via the web

Naava is a Finnish company founded in 2011 that has developed a smart active green wall technology that creates a healthy indoor climate in any premises. The company employs a total of some 30 people in their Jyväskylä and Helsinki offices, and their annual net sales growth has been astounding from the start – up to 200 per cent. The company's current main market areas are Finland and Russia. ...

The world’s leading operators as customers

Comptel delivers software to the leading telecommunications operators of the world for the administration of services for more than a billion customers. DNA offers the company a well-functioning and safe global corporate network. Comptel is a software company helping its client companies enhance their operations, create new services and convert network data in the automatisation of...

The city of Espoo schools are rapidly adopting new electronic teaching methods. This digital leap is enabled by the telecommunications connections provided by DNA Business. The city of Espoo is a pioneer in Finland in the utilisation of e-learning environments. City of Espoo Account Manager Mika King says that this is the result of long-term efforts to reform the schools’ IT...

Schools inspired by new ways of learning

The HundrED project, looking for innovative ways of learning, has proceeded to the implementation phase. It also involves two projects sponsored by DNA. In the HundrED project, schools, together with experts in the field of education, have created and developed one hundred innovations that change educational practices in Finland. These will also be spread to other countries. The...

Currently, the prevention of DoS attacks is part of the everyday life of online shops. Verkkokauppa.com is using effective tools to fight attackers. DoS attacks that seek to make Internet services unavailable are becoming more and more common in all parts of the world, and Finland is no longer an exception. Verkkokauppa.com, Finland's largest and best known online shop, takes information...

The more digital a company's business becomes, the higher the risk posed by cyber threats. Like any other threat, cyber threats are mostly a case of preparing and predicting. The more digital a company's business becomes, the higher the risk posed by cyber threats. How much business can be moved online or within reach of the internet, if this exposes your business to completely new...

The Many Layers of Information Security

Companies should start their protection with the basics – they will get you far. Critical data can only be effectively protected if business management also understands the basics of information security. Although perfect protection from cyber threats is impossible, you should always do your best.  The new documentary series  by DNA Business presents an overview of the basic...

Northern and eastern Finland received mobile connections that are among the fastest in the world. They also benefit DNA customers visiting ski resorts in Lapland. Finnish Shared Network Ltd, owned by DNA and Sonera, completed a massive project last autumn, building faster data connections with an improved coverage in northern and eastern Finland. The project improved the speeds of...

Coders met at Ultrahack

Ultrahack hackathon put coders to the test. But, what is a hackathon? Ultrahack, held under Slush, attracted a group of coders from all parts of the world to develop solutions for corporate challenges. DNA also threw in a challenge. Ultrahack 2016, a hackathon leading to Slush, was held at Vallila Konepaja in Helsinki. It was the final of the largest hackathon tournament in Europe....

Finnish startups to hit global markets

Finland is a country of innovation, also raising global interest. Digitalisation is proceeding at full speed in every field – also in sports. Finnish  SportIQ  develops motion sensors to help track the movement of players and sports equipment, for example, on a basketball court. The sensors are attached to the ball and players' gear. They wirelessly transfer data to a system,...

New doors opening up for cybercrime

The range of tools for cybercrime increases but, if you play it smart, you can avoid any pitfalls. New channels quickly open up for cybercrime, but the means of protection are also becoming more varied. This is what  Petri Ramu , product manager in charge of DNA's information security services, stated at the cybersecurity seminar of Finnish hospital districts on Wednesday. The...

The benefits of digitalisation cannot be converted into cash flow, unless service development takes the ideas of customers and employees into account. Companies can only get the most out of digital services once they have changed their everyday activities to support new operations. The Industrial Internet  is currently talked about through technology, even though technology...

"In the digital world, inequality can increase if the winners get a huge income and the losers are left with nothing but crumbs." Olli Rehn The challenges of digitalisation can be turned to opportunities with competence, says Minister of Economic Affairs Olli Rehn. Finnish working life will change in unexpected ways during the next 10–20 years. Automation, robots and...

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