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SD-WAN: Sorting fact from fiction

Almost every new technology or innovation creates as much uncertainty as it does excitement. Businesses want to take advantage of solutions that can improve how they operate, but often need pointers on how they should go about it and why – opening the door for myths to develop around how things could and will work. By Jonathan Rowan, Business Development Director at SSE Enterprise Telecoms.

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The threat to and from your VPN Infrastructure

The early months of 2020 have changed how we think about our enterprise networks. Dial back a few months and many organisations assumed that the bulk of employee use of IT infrastructure was from campus and branch locations. Yes, remote access to corporate IT has been an accepted fact of life for some decades now and yes, many organisations had at least some of their workforce working remote to varying degrees. Also, the advent of cloud computing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications like Salesforce.com and Microsoft Office 365 had already reduced the dependency on the corporate network and the assets behind it. However, the typical CIO could trust that the bulk of enterprise IT activity was occurring within and from buildings bearing the logo of their corporation. By Hardik Modi, AVP Engineering, Threat and Mitigation Products at NETSCOUT.

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SD-WAN refusing to fit neatly into a Service Provider’s traditional way of doing business

Change is something the service provider industry is used to. Since the mid-90s UK Internet Service Providers have been evolving and adapting, adopting new technologies and chasing after the new opportunities they represent, moving into new untapped markets when an existing market has become saturated and commoditised. By Martin Saunders, Product Director of Highlight.

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The network evolution for Service Providers

In the era of digitalisation, the telecommunications service providers requirements are rapidly changing. As an integrated provider, it is not just their job to provide high-performance infrastructures and secure services. They must also look to address the opportunities and challenges of new technologies and take appropriate measures to meet the new demands on their networks. The evolution of the networks presents challenges, but also numerous opportunities. By Adrian Taylor, Regional VP of Sales for A10 Networks.

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Multi-Service Ports: Enabling Transformation with a Flexible Foundation

By Prasanna Caliaperoumal, Deputy Director, Product, Epsilon.

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Enterprise mobility and the challenge of app expertise for CIOs

By Colin Yates, chief support officer at WorkMobile, an award-winning data capture solution.

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The real benefits of WiFi 6

Following the announcement that the new WiFi standard 802.11ax is on its way, businesses will be looking forward to sitting back and basking in the faster connection speeds that await. However, they could be missing out on a host of additional advantages. By Patrick Hirscher, EMEA Wireless Market Development Manager at Zyxel.

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Service providers on the edge

Common automation frameworks and the end of speed and security compromises. By Bart Salaets, Senior Solution Architect Director, F5 Networks.

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Microsoft Office 365: How to deliver the highest quality of experience

By Kalle Ward, VP of EMEA service providers, Silver Peak.

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Why more enterprises are adopting Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)

Networking has always been a hardware-centric affair. Organizations purchase, implement and maintain a wide array of routers, switches, load balancers and other gear on a device-by-device basis. The result is a highly complex network environment that is difficult to manage and lacks the agility to meet today’s changing business demands. By Marcus Doran – VP & GM at Rahi Systems Europe.

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What is 5G? A look into the future of mobile connectivity

With 5G services currently being rolled out globally, we thought a quick article explaining some of the technical aspects of the new service that portends to revolutionize wireless access in the coming months and years. To most, 5G will mean an even faster mobile data service compared to current 4G technology. But while this is true it is a gross oversimplification of what 5G is. By Timothy Francis – A/V Sales Engineer EMEA, Rahi Systems.

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Keeping connected in the age of SD-WAN

By Alan Stewart–Brown, VP of EMEA at Opengear.

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Decisions at the speed of light: how AIoT will allow 5G to take flight

5G marks the start of a technology revolution. By making high-speed connectivity ubiquitous, it will accelerate technology adoption across the country and transform how we work, play and innovate. By Jennifer Major, Head of IoT, SAS UK & Ireland.

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It’s time to take SD-WAN seriously

The move to the cloud has been a major topic of conversation at board level over the past couple of years. In fact, 77% of enterprises have at least one application or a portion of their enterprise computing infrastructure in the cloud. By Mike Gatty, Head of Secured Connectivity, Maintel.

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Videos

Pankaj Sharma, Executive Vice President, Secure Power Division at Schneider Electric, is optimistic that organisations can pursue the benefits of digital transformation without compromising on their sustainability objectives. In particular, he believes that the data centre industry is very well placed to address the pressing environmental demands of the next few years, as it continues to develop technology innovations as it helps end users embrace the opportunities of the Digital Age.
Jorn Wittendorp, Founder and CEO of Ydentic, explains how the company’s platform helps MSPs and their customers to optimise the management of workplaces, accounts, access rights and passwords from one, central location. The company is expanding from its Netherlands base, looking to develop partners in Germany, the UK and the Nordics.
Ross Everard, Managing Director at Infinite Edge Technologies, plans to grow the company through the provision of digital solutions focusing on current customer challenges, such as IoT, the hybrid workplace, collaboration and digital business performance. Helping end users with speed to market, service effectiveness and new business model creation are just some of the benefits promised by this next generation IT approach.
Rob Mather, Sales Director at Power Control Ltd (PCL), offers some thoughts on the role that UPS systems have to play in helping the data centre industry reduce its carbon footprint, as well as on wider sustainability issues such as renewables, waste heat re-use, micro grids and the supply chain.

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