Bluesmart – more than just a suitcase

October 21st, 2014

Over the past few months we have reported on the latest (and what we think are the coolest) crowd-funding projects that you can get involved with. The latest project to catch our attention is Bluesmart, the world’s first smart-connected carry on suitcase.

Bluesmart wants to become your personal travel assistant and it offers a range of features that no ordinary suitcase is even close to. From a built-in scale to a digitally controlled lock, travellers are already queuing to get their hands on this latest piece of tech.

Demand for the smart enabled suitcase is sky high as early adopter and super early adopter models are already sold out. Bluesmart’s fund-raising goal was $50,000 but with over a month still to go, the project has already received more than $140,000.

Bluesmart has a built in battery to re-juice all your smart devices and it also offers location tracking. Other features include distance alerts and trip data tracking, all accessed via its Android or iOS app. Bluesmart is also making its apps accessible for smartwatches.

The suitcase isn’t just a smart piece of new technology but its design is also fantastic. Four spinner wheels, waterproof zippers, an anodized aluminium handle and three layers of polycarbonate for high resistance and low weight. Plus, at the front of the case, you will even find a separate, easily accessible, compartment designed specifically for your laptop and tablet. I’m tempted to pledge myself!

The key question people are asking is why would you need to track a carry on suitcase you have boarded the plane with? However this doesn’t seem to be putting people off.

To discover more about Bluesmart or to pledge to the project, click here.

Jamie Sansom is Marketing Assistant at Total Ltd – a business to business service provider, delivering genuine solutions across all core telecommunication services, based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Total Ltd is a business that brings together and unifies all the component parts. For up to the minute business telecommunications news, please view the Total Ltd blog

Google Cardboard: DIY Virtual Reality

October 20th, 2014

You may have spotted a few photographs on Twitter, or on our LinkedIn or Facebook pages. Yes, Google Cardboard arrived in the Total office, and some of us were very eager to enter the cardboard realm of virtual reality. If you are one of the curious ones, like many in the Total office, then let me explain what the experience is like.

Once you’ve chosen the size you need for your mobile device, and components such as an optional elasticated head strap, the simple but clever design arrives as a one-piece mailer, which is ‘unzipped’. This folds out to reveal the Google Glasses shape, which is easy enough to build into glasses. In fact it is worth installing the ‘Cardboard’ app before you unzip it as the introduction video shows you (albeit briefly) how the unit fits together.

When the cardboard looks like a stereoscope (those born post 1985 can find out more here) you’re ready to go. Assuming you’ve downloaded and have opened the Cardboard app (or alternatives) place your device on the NFC sticker as shown above in black, which contains a small circuit board which automatically tethers to your device. Some Cardboards have a ‘jelly’ like sticky pad over it ensuring your smartphone doesn’t slide off, however some are simply held together with an elastic band.

Once the smartphone is on and in, Velcro the device together and fit over your eyes. No, it isn’t particularly comfortable.

The Cardboard menu is simple and offers a taster as to what the ‘device’ can do. Tilt your head to change icon (you can also tilt right-ear-to-shoulder to return to this screen at any time).

When you find the game or video you want to view, use the slider located on the side of Cardboard to select, and in you go.

Whilst you view a semi-3D immersive world, the image is actually split on your device and looks like the Street View example to the left.

It works well, particularly when you venture into other apps. I found myself on a Spanish-style hilltop overlooking a village and rather deep drops, which upon ‘walking towards’ make me really rather nervous of the virtual height I was at.

As affordable (around £10) and good fun as this is, there are three potential downsides.

  1. The VR world was fast and immersive on my colleagues Note 4, however very slow on my Moto E.
  2. In short, it seems you need a good Android device with a super-speedy processor to really get the most out of it.Downloads are relatively large so you may need to do a little app-housekeeping.
  3. You may be concerned that you look a bit silly.

Fortunately none of the above has deterred me, and I will have no qualms in watching a video on an aeroplane or train using mine – as opposed to enduring the frustration of a constantly sliding smartphone or tablet – at least this stays put thanks to the elasticated strap. Although the true VR environment is somewhat lost on my MotoE, the video watching ability isn’t so, for £10, I can immerse myself in my own cinema experience as and when I please. As more apps are released, I fully intend to give each one a try and see how well it works on my device, although I am a little nervous of Zombiestan.

Have you tried Google Cardboard? Let us know.

Catherine Howe is a Marketing Executive at Total Ltd – a business to business service provider, delivering genuine solutions across all core telecommunication services, based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Total Ltd is a business that brings together and unifies all the component parts. For up to the minute business telecommunications news, please view the Total Ltd blog.

Kickstart Your Weekend!

October 17th, 2014

Here’s another good reason to keep active; Ampy charges as you move.

Designed to capture energy from motion, Ampy is probably a far better bet than a solar-powered OTG charger this time of the year. Ampy doesn’t need to be plugged into a wall, it simply uses kinetic energy – it is estimated that it takes approximately 10,000 steps to fully charge it, however throw in a gym class or an hour long workout  and it will charge in that time.  Plug it directly into your smartphone, tracker or smartwatch and off you go again.

Originally seeking $100,000, Ampy has already exceeded this by nearly $60,000 already, with just over three weeks left to run. A $75 pledge would secure you an Ampy at a discounted rate, as the price increases to $95 post-Kickstarter. Would you find Ampy useful?

Not to be confused with Ampy, we also spotted Ambi this week.

Ambi is seeking $25,000 in funding via Kickstarter to produce an internet connected smart remote to increase air-con efficiency in the home – and claims it will be able to reduce costs by up to 30%.  And there is no need to install a new system, as Ambi will work with any infrared remote-controlled air-con system.

The small and portable intelligent device measures indoor temperature alongside outside conditions, it learns its users comfort preferences and even adjusts the settings if the user leaves the building.

With a little under a month to go, USA-based Ambi has already far exceeded their target. It would seem smart climate control via an Android or iPhone device is in demand. Let’s hope we see one for central heating in the UK soon.

Another little delight I stumbled across this week is TinyScreen. Coming to the end of its campaign, TinyScreen hoped to raise $15,000. So far, it has almost reached $100,000.

Tiny is a 9.6” OLED customisable colour screen which can be used for games, mobile notifications or any other display information. There are a few apps already installed (no programming required) including a smartwatch, a video player and game app.  Perhaps Google Glass could benefit from TinyScreen in the future, or will TinyScreen’s Smart Glasses trump them at their own game. TinyScreen appears to be so useful that the developers have even promoted it as a form of jewellery!

Keep up to date with our crowdfunding interests via our Blog, LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter. We go back and review previously reviewed innovations to find out how well they did, which often throws up some surprises.

Catherine Howe is a Marketing Executive at Total Ltd – a business to business service provider, delivering genuine solutions across all core telecommunication services, based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Total Ltd is a business that brings together and unifies all the component parts. For up to the minute business telecommunications news, please view the Total Ltd blog.

Lights! Camera! Action!

October 14th, 2014

In today’s blog we look at various devices to capture memories and, if so inclined, secure five minutes of fame. Whilst two of these work in tandem with your smartphone via an accompanying app, all three remove the responsibility of battery-draining-videoing from your smartphone with the added benefit of superior video quality. Whatever you want to use it for, and however you want to use it, these are all very useful devices; you just need to find the right one for you.

We have to begin with GoPro. Starting at around £100 for the entry level device, and waterproof to up to an impressive 40m, the GoPro Hero could be your ideal holiday companion.

One of the many aspects of GoPro that I do like is the fact that the range of product and accessories is so vast, ensuring that there is a model and budget to suit just about every need. Ranging from the £100 to £400 mark, each model up varies in image resolution, frame rate and features. The higher-end models also feature built in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

The official GoPro app (available for iOS, Windows and Android) also allows the user to remotely control the camera as well as viewing and sharing your content via the main social media sites.

As the GoPro is an OTG device (On The Go) which model you choose will depend on how you intend to use it. So, you can even ‘shop by activity’! Snowmobiling bundle – or even the Fetch Dog Harness – anyone?

Chosen for its absolute uniqueness is the Polaroid Cube. The design is certainly iconic, featuring the original Polaroid and Instagram type design we all feel quite familiar with.

As small as a golf ball, at just 35mm the Cube is an ideal recording device to take on holidays. It is shockproof and weatherproof, however not waterproof (unless you buy the waterproof case), so if deep sea diving is not on your agenda then this should suit you down to the ground.

With a 124° wide angle lens, this tiny device can pick up a lot of action. With the ability to record HD 1080 x 720 videos with a built in microphone, Cube also has a magnetic base and supports a Micro SD to 32GB. That’s a lot to cram into such a small device. There is also an abundance of accessories from bicycle or helmet mounts, to ‘monkey stands’.

Although some have compared this to the GoPro, Cube is a very different creature, with no apps, no Wi-Fi and a price tag of less than £100 (including international shipping).

To compete with the GoPro and Polaroid Cube is HTC’s ‘Re’. Not the catchiest name, however it does record, as the name suggests!

We bring this to your attention because it really is quite different to anything else in the market place at the moment, and kudos to HTC for trying something a little different. Re has a distinctive periscope look to it, is designed for one-handed operation, takes a 16MP, 146° wide angle picture without a viewfinder and turns on as soon as it is picked up. If you are interested in an in-depth review you’re after then look no further than this very comprehensive guide provided by Gigaom.

Re is also waterproof to a depth of one metre. Although not suitable for snorkelling (see Jamie’s blog re: the ‘Griffin Survivor Plus’) you can at least be assured it is 100% weatherproof.

Available for both Android and iOS devices, along with the compatible app, you can find out more about ‘Re’ and it’s range of accessories via the UK site. Although it is not available to purchase in the UK as of yet, the USA guide price is set at $199, which may give us an indicator of what to expect.

It seems the camera market is becoming more competitive by the day. Whether it’s an ‘action camera’ or a ‘life logging camera’, there are already further projects in the pipeline. I look forward to seeing how creative the market is going to get over the next year.

Catherine Howe is a Marketing Executive at Total Ltd – a business to business service provider, delivering genuine solutions across all core telecommunication services, based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Total Ltd is a business that brings together and unifies all the component parts. For up to the minute business telecommunications news, please view the Total Ltd blog

Is mobile Antivirus software necessary?

October 13th, 2014

If I’m being completely honest, before today I knew little about antivirus software for smartphones, so I decided to investigate further. If, like me, this is new to you then today’s blog should explain it a little better and help you decide whether or not you should install such software onto your device.

If iOS is your preferred operating system – or your mobile device is running Windows – then it seems you are at less of a risk than those using Android devices. This is principally down to the content available for users to download from the app stores. Apple and Windows thoroughly check/pre-approve any app which is developed before they make it available to its users via its app store. Android, however do not.

When it comes to Android, developers (or potential fraudsters in this context) could submit apps on the Google Play Store without the same approval process, then be downloaded by users. So, if you are an Android user who likes to explore the Play Store and download unfamiliar apps to see what they’re like, (or perhaps you download apps from other sources) I would highly recommend you download some antivirus software or at least research the developer – and read the all-important reviews to ensure you make a truly educated decision prior to downloading.

The good news, however, is that the antivirus software apps you can get are really effective for your smartphone or tablet and often free of charge. However, if you are looking for more advanced features i.e. a program that offers more than just virus scanning, then you might have to pay a small fee.

Norton Mobile Security 2014 and Avast Mobile Security and Antivirus are just two free apps available on the Google Play Store which both have ratings of 4.4 out of 5 and a lot of positive reviews. Just ensure you opt for the official versions.

Do you use, or have you consider using antivirus for your smartphone?

Jamie Sansom is Marketing Assistant at Total Ltd – a business to business service provider, delivering genuine solutions across all core telecommunication services, based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Total Ltd is a business that brings together and unifies all the component parts. For up to the minute business telecommunications news, please view the Total Ltd blog

Meet Stephen Tiller

October 10th, 2014

In today’s blog, we get the lowdown on Stephen, Business Development Executive at Total; from his day to day routine, to his passions and interests.

Q: As Business Development Executive, what is the first thing you do when you come into the office?

A: On mornings when I am in the office, I generally arrive early, head for the kitchen and have a bowl of porridge to set me up for the day.  Then down to my desk and the first thing I do is set up my laptop, check my emails and then it’s all go.

Q: What does a typical day working within the Business Development Department involve at Total?

A: Every day is busy and no two days are the same. My typical day varies from visiting customers, to ensure they are getting the most out of their telecoms supplier, to discussing new products and services to meet their telecom requirements. If I’m not speaking to customers, you are likely to find me preparing proposal documents or for review meetings.

Q: How long have you been a part of Total and how has it changed over the years?

A: I have been at Total for nearly five years and things have changed quite a bit, from team structure and growth, to service enhancements and the addition of new products to our portfolio.  Telecoms and technology are fast moving industries and you can’t stand still for too long or you will be left behind.

Q: What is your favourite part of your job/favourite thing about Total?

A: I mostly enjoy visiting customers and finding the right solution for their telecom requirements. One of my favourite things about working for Total is it has a real family-feel about it; the team is always looking out for one and other.

Q: What do you feel is the most exciting aspect of the industry?

A: For me it’s Unified Communications. The ability for end users to use multiple devices to communicate across one platform with continuity has revolutionised the way we work.

Q: Where do you see the future of telecoms?

A: That’s a difficult question and it all depends on how the adoption of new technologies develops. I think things like 4G and high speed broadband will have the biggest impact and this will eventually lead to more feature rich solutions becoming available.

Q: What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

A: I love spending as much time as possible with my six month old daughter and I also enjoy playing rugby on the weekends.

Jamie Sansom is Marketing Assistant at Total Ltd – a business to business service provider, delivering genuine solutions across all core telecommunication services, based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Total Ltd is a business that brings together and unifies all the component parts. For up to the minute business telecommunications news, please view the Total Ltd blog

A Short History of the App

October 9th, 2014

Every now and then we like to delve into the past and think back to ‘how it all started’. We’ve done it with the search engine and with Apple, and today it is all about the app. Which is still mostly about Apple.

Apps have been around for less than ten years in various guises. The biggest change is of course in the way that apps are delivered. Where we once used a CD-ROM – or devices simply came with Snake and Tetris whether we wanted them or not – we can now download whatever we want, from whichever app store suits our device(s). Actual apps aside, in reality it was the mechanism of delivery which changed the playing field.

Apple can take the credit for the first online app store, which was launched one year after the iPhone, in 2008. Although the store only held around 500 apps at the time, over 10 million users downloaded them during the first weekend. In the same year, BlackBerry announced their intention to release an app store; the very next day Android launched theirs, although offering just 50 apps to begin with. Five months later and Android boasted 2,300 apps available for download.

Somewhat oddly released on April Fools Day 2009, BlackBerry App World went live and three months later held 2,000 apps and was live in 10 European countries. The race for who held and sold the most was well and truly underway by the end of 2009, with 100,000 apps for Apple, 20,000 apps for Android, 3,500 apps available in BlackBerry App World and 3,200 in Nokia’s Ovi Store. When it came to number of downloads, Apple beat Android hands down in April 2009 when its 1 billionth app was downloaded.

2010 saw late contender Windows Phone Marketplace join the race, launching in tandem with the Windows Phone 7.At this stage, Apple remained market leader. After three years, in 2011 Apple celebrated over 10 billion apps downloaded, alongside its 500,000th app release. Yes, they went from 500 to 500,000 apps in just three years!

When you consider that Apple takes 30% of all revenue generated via apps, and at the last count (September 2014) it was estimated that Apple has released over 1.3 million apps, the delivery method of apps alone has become a quantifiable business venture. However, by 2012 the gap between Android and Apple was closing rapidly.

Come 2014 and Android is marginally ahead of Apple when it comes to number of apps, with nearly 1.4million (taking into account the quarterly removal of some apps from the marketplace). Windows, Nokia and BlackBerry are further down the food chain but still a viable option to those who prefer their devices. BlackBerry now offers users the opportunity to use Android and BlackBerry apps, opening their devices up to a new group of consumers.

And the most popular types of apps? According to a Statista report, gaming remains the most popular download type with 32% (as of June 2014) of time spent playing games on Android and iOS devices. The remainder is split between social networking, YouTube, news and browser apps amongst others.

Of course, there will always be an argument over quality versus quantity, free versus paid for, but the key thing to contemplate perhaps, is the world that the mechanism of delivery has opened up to us, regardless which platform is utilised.

Catherine Howe is a Marketing Executive at Total Ltd – a business to business service provider, delivering genuine solutions across all core telecommunication services, based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Total Ltd is a business that brings together and unifies all the component parts. For up to the minute business telecommunications news, please view the Total Ltd blog.

#HashTags

October 7th, 2014

Oddly enough, hash tags were invented alongside the pound (‘lb’) abbreviation, around 700 years ago.

The initial appearance of ‘lb’ appeared with a line through the centre of it (‘lb’). Moving from the end of a number to the beginning, the hash tag evolved to replace the word ‘number’ (#1), eventually mutating into the Twitter friendly symbol – ‘#’ – we use daily with a very different meaning.

Hash tags are now a symbol of metadata, utilised to stipulate a topic or name which generates a clickable link, to enable users with similar interests or topics to engage in conversation or follow those topics. Hash tagged topics are not moderated and are never ‘retired’. A single hash tag can be used for many things, for example ‘#Tip’ can be placed within a post to relay useful information or absolute nonsense, by scholars or pranksters. Spelling can also be an issue.  But they do have their uses – want to know more about #BreakingBad or even the #XFactor2014? Click on the hash tag, read all about it, view the latest images and feel informed.

Originally rejected as being ‘too geeky’ by Twitter, hash tags have only been utilised in their current form since 2009. The hash tag now also provides a way for social media users to express their emotions, #great. There are plenty of #awkward posts out there too, thanks to the number of teenagers using the site. “HIG. POS. TTG. TBC, TTYL #awkward” is now an actual text conversation.

When the same hash tag is used by many people, Twitter reports this via ‘trending topics’, which of course offer a direct route for Twitter voyeurs into the hot topics of the day. You stand more chance of your post being read if it relates to a hot topic, or ‘trend’.

However, the hash tag is continuing to evolve outside of the environment it grew up in. The text messages I receive on my mobile – outside of any social media app – contain #hungry, #tired, #bored, along with an endless list of abbreviations with can require a periodic table to decipher!

Hash tags are now used across various social media sites; Facebook and Instagram are two which have recently bowed to the pressure to allow their use. Despite appearances, before you know it they have a way of infiltrating the way in which you relay information.

In short, utilise the hash tag sparingly to allow others to find your #topic. If you want to message someone on Twitter use their Twitter name instead (@Total_ltd for example).  You can use hash tags on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and Tumblr. Grammar and punctuation has little to do with it; so it’s no to spaces in between words and no punctuation within your hash tag itself.

And if you want to find all of our blog posts on Twitter, search for #TotalBlog.

#GoodLuck

Catherine Howe is a Marketing Executive at Total Ltd – a business to business service provider, delivering genuine solutions across all core telecommunication services, based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Total Ltd is a business that brings together and unifies all the component parts. For up to the minute business telecommunications news, please view the Total Ltd blog.

There’s an app for that #28: Chilling out

October 6th, 2014

Too often we only hear about the negative effect smartphones and tablets can have on your sleep. Whilst it’s not advisable to immerse yourself in any high-concentration or flashing tech before bedtime, it is worth countering the current argument with something a little more positive – your smartphone may actually be able to help you sleep. With our lives becoming increasingly busy, perhaps a little time out via a helpful app will do the trick.

If falling asleep is the problem there are many freely available apps with downloadable audio available for you to try. I regularly use Joseph Clough Hypnosis. I have installed this on my Android tablet, and listen to it every night to help me drift into a deep sleep. I dare anyone to listen to the insomnia track and still be awake by the end of it. This blogger often wakes up at 7am with the headphones still in ears.

Although rest-inducing recordings don’t monitor your sleep pattern, they can be perfect for relaxation, trips away and jet lag, when you just need a helping hand to help you doze off.

Alongside the free, perfectly good and regularly added-to content is the opportunity to purchase additional downloads, featuring everything from phobias, to helping with a stammer, to weight loss, all priced at £1.99 each.

If you wake up feeling tired every morning, Absalt EasyWakeup PRO could shed some light on your night time activity. As the first ‘smart sleep’ app running since 2008, the developers have incorporated user suggestions over the years to create a truly user-friendly device.

It is an alarm clock but, instead of the rude awakening we’re used to, EasyWakeup PRO senses when it’s the best time to wake you up, during a pre-selected period of time. Placed on your bed, the app senses your body movements during your sleep.

As well as waking you up at a time that suits your body, users are also able to analyse the quality of their sleep by viewing the graphs and stats, which may offer some insight into sleep patterns. Available on iOS for £6.99.

One app which has become highly successful is Headspace. Having used the free trial ‘Take10’, I was impressed with the animations and audio quality and calm vocal clarity.  Designed for those who simply cannot ‘meditate’, this app is all about mindful thinking and body relaxation, using techniques such as body scanning and is a lot less ‘hippy’ than it sounds.

In between each of the ‘Take10’ levels, users are treated to some superb animations which explain how and why we think as we do. It makes everything feel simple – and achievable. Although it never made me fall asleep personally, each 10 minute session was enjoyable and relaxing and I felt aware of my thought processes and was far more refreshed afterwards.

Headspace offers a free trial, however a membership is required to take full advantage of it; it just depends on how much you value your own me-time.

Finally, beware the blue light (technically known as ‘blue wavelengths’). If you still want to use your device for non-sleep-app-purposes before bedtime, you could try an app designed to reduce the level of blue light such as Bluelight Filter for Eye Care designed for tablets.

Once installed, the shortcut remains in the settings menu and when turned on, changes the hue of the device to a softer and warmly tinted tone. Blue light tricks our brains into believing it is days more than any other light (it is twice as powerful as green light for example); it boosts our attention and stops the sleep hormone melatonin from being produced.

However it is worth considering a holistic approach because blue light isn’t just emitted by smart device screens. We are increasingly using LED lights in our homes, along with watching TV on our blue light emitting screens, which is then ‘topped up’ by late night smart device activity. All of this could affect your night time melatonin production.

So, perhaps the answer is to consider the overall use of blue light in our homes and perhaps enjoy a few more candlelit dinners.

Catherine Howe is a Marketing Executive at Total Ltd – a business to business service provider, delivering genuine solutions across all core telecommunication services, based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Total Ltd is a business that brings together and unifies all the component parts. For up to the minute business telecommunications news, please view the Total Ltd blog.

Diving with my iPhone 5 – was it worth it?

October 3rd, 2014

Last week, whilst my colleague Catherine was busy keeping you all up-to-date with the latest tech news via Total’s blog, I spent a week in the Egyptian sun (39°C I might add) exploring the gorgeous corals which make the Red Sea such a popular attraction for divers and snorkelers.

Having being told by friends and family just how beautiful the corals are, I wanted to capture the experience first hand so I looked into buying an underwater camera.

For an average price of £15, a disposable underwater camera would take roughly 28 photos.

Anyone who has ever used a disposable camera will tell you they can be frustrating. Not knowing what the photos will look like until they are printed and being limited to 28 photos wasn’t going to satisfy my underwater photography needs.

This is when I began looking into underwater digital cameras and then into protective casing for my iPhone. Yes that’s right, even though I am a lover of my treasured iPhone I was going to risk taking it underwater to capture the memories of diving in the Red Sea (I probably wouldn’t have been so sure if I wasn’t due an upgrade to the iPhone 6 in November!).

I purchased a Griffin Survivor Plus Catalyst Waterproof Case for £29.99 which is cheaper than most digital underwater cameras and I knew I could take as many photos as I wanted (or until my memory was full). Some reviews said it was fantastic, ‘5 stars’, whilst others said it was terrible, it leaked, and it ‘ruined their device’.

I ran a small test with my case before plunging off the boat into the Red Sea by placing it in the bath without the phone inside. No water entered the unit. Before I knew it I was leaping from the boat with iPhone in hand knowing it’s too late to go back!

To my relief the case was excellent. Throughout the week I spent roughly 5 hours with my phone in the sea and I didn’t encounter a single problem. My phone stayed bone dry, the quality of my photos were superb and I would highly recommend this product to anyone.

The product description says not to dive beyond three meters. However, when I spotted a stingray glide along the bottom of the sea I had to get closer. I dived to roughly four or five meters and didn’t have any issues with the pressure affecting the case – this however is not recommended.

So, was it worth it?

Of course it was! Take a look at the results.

Jamie Sansom is Marketing Assistant at Total Ltd – a business to business service provider, delivering genuine solutions across all core telecommunication services, based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Total Ltd is a business that brings together and unifies all the component parts. For up to the minute business telecommunications news, please view the Total Ltd blog