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December 14, 2011 11:21 ET

Businesses Urged to Take Part in UK's Largest IT Study

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Dec. 14, 2011) - Businesses nationwide are being urged to take part in the UK's largest IT and telecoms study, commissioned by TalkTalk Business, operator of the UK's biggest Next Generation Network.

The state-of-the-nation report is being conducted with independent research body and IT publisher, IDG Global Solutions, and aims to provide unique insight into the state of UK businesses' IT and broadband infrastructure.

Providing a measure on the impact a company's IT and network services has on business performance, and ultimately growth of the wider UK economy, businesses of all sizes and sectors are invited to participate in this landmark study via the TalkTalk Business website.

Upon completion of the survey, companies will be able to assess their performance against a national 'business broadband barometer' and will have exclusive access to an application that provides recommendations and strategic advice on how they can equip themselves with the technology to best future proof their business, improve productivity and generate growth.

Andy Lockwood, Product Delivery and Marketing Director at TalkTalk Business said: "The study is a first of its kind and will provide us with a comprehensive view of the current state of the UK's broadband and IT infrastructure. Efficient business communication is key to increased productivity and improved performance. The lifeblood of any organisation, integration of business grade technology can help to support growth and stimulate the economy.

"The report will be enable us to really get under the skin of UK businesses and realise how technologically advanced they currently are providing a national benchmark and identifying which regions and sectors are best equipped and connected.

"It will also investigate how businesses can overcome their perceived IT barriers, taking a closer look at issues such as awareness and access to hosted cloud solutions and the importance of IT strategy at Board level."

Companies will be offered the opportunity to undergo a full and complimentary IT audit following completion of the survey, where further recommendations will be provided alongside the application data.

Businesses are invited to take part in the study by visiting the TalkTalk Business website:

For further press information please contact Gemma, Tom, Chris or Mark in the TalkTalk Business press office via or 0113 243 1117.

Notes to editors:

- TalkTalk Business (formerly known as Opal) provides communications solutions to UK organisations, serving the needs of over 180,000 business and public sector customers and working with over 350 wholesale partners nationwide.

- The company has been dedicated to serving the needs of its customers across the UK since 1993.

- TalkTalk Business provides a full range of communications products including Access, Mobile, Call Handling Solutions, IP Telephone Systems, IT Networking & Security and Wholesale Business Broadband (L2TP).

- Following an investment of over £600M, TalkTalk Business has designed, built and now operates Britain's biggest Next Generation Network, with over 80% coverage across the UK.

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