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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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Go faster stripes

Various studies have shown that poor application performance can impact businesses execution. Ecommerce customers get frustrated by sluggish websites and go somewhere else. Staff turn to shadow IT alternatives if in house systems are slow or unreliable. The application developers are not always to blame. In many cases, it’s the underlying network that is lacking in the features needed to support web scale applications. By Ricardo Belmar, Senior Director, Enterprise Product Marketing, Infovista.

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5 tips and tricks for getting your automated network up and running

While the whole point of automation is to make your life easier, getting it off the ground can be a challenge. It’s not as if you just decide, “Hey, we’re going to automate our network now!” and then you follow a fool proof, well-defined process to implement network automation across the board. You have to make many decisions that require long discussions, and downright difficult and careful thinking about how you’re going to automate. By Pete Lumbis, Technical Evangelist Cumulus Networks.

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5G – implementing the next generation standard to private networks

Excitement for the arrival of 5G has been building for a number of years. It was almost a decade ago that the first commercial LTE (Long-Term Evolution – a 4G upgrade) network was launched in Sweden, and it took mobile operators another three years to launch it in the UK. By Dipl. Ing. Karsten Kahle, Corning Services, responsible for the SpiderCloud-E-RAN system.

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The Importance of Visibility in Network Agility

One of the hottest topics in IT today is network agility. It’s become a major focus and goal for network operations (NetOps) teams. As a matter of fact, Gartner even ranked it third on the list of the top 10 trends impacting infrastructure and operations in 2019. By Jay Botelho, Director of Engineering at LiveAction.

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What role will Edge computing play in the global connectivity landscape?

As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to expand and the number of connected devices enters the billions, the amount of data generated will go through the roof. By Massimo Bandinelli, Cloud & Data Center Marketing Manager at Aruba S.p.A.

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Networks have changed - Investing in NAC technology has become essential

Organisations are becoming more digital than ever before. Every function a business performs is now supported by connected technologies and we have seen this reflected in the explosion of small internet-enabled devices. By Kathleen Hedde, principal product marketing manager at Aerohive.

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Gaining a competitive edge on a level technological playing field

By Kevin Drinkall, EMEA Wireless and Cloud Market Development Manager at Zyxel.

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IT Professionals: The Hidden Heroes of the Public Sector

Each year September rolls around, bringing with it the annual IT Professionals Day—a day dedicated to appreciating IT professionals, and the critical role they play in end users’ lives and in operating successful organisations across every sector. IT professionals are the hidden heroes regardless of where they work, but for those in the public sector, keeping technology up and running can be the difference between life and death in an operating theatre, or between a law being passed and a law being put on hold in government.

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Tackle the 5G security question and reap the rewards

New research from Ericsson estimates there will be 22.3bn connected devices by 2024, and it will fall on 5G’s shoulders to accommodate this new level of mass connectivity. Thankfully, 5G will be smarter, faster, and more efficient than its predecessors. It has a much improved bandwidth, faster mobile data speeds and lower latency on 4G, meaning reduced lag and an overall more stable, improved user experience. By Benoit Jouffrey, VP 5G Expertise, Gemalto a Thales Company.

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What role will Edge computing play in the evolution of the global connectivity landscape?

As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to expand and the number of connected devices enters the billions, the amount of data generated will go through the roof. By Massimo Bandinelli, Cloud & Data Center Marketing Manager at Aruba S.p.A.

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Videos

Andre Azevedo, CEO at Ancoris, explains how the company’s new GreenLab Google Cloud service helps organisations to understand the actions they can take around their IT infrastructure to achieve their sustainability goals, with cloud migration a high priority for many.
Mike McAdam, Data Centre Director EMEA, and Simon Prichard, Product Strategy Manager, both at Mitsubishi Electric Europe, explain how real-time data visualisation and smart insights can help to optimise data centre power and cooling infrastructure, before discussing the wider sustainability challenges and opportunities facing the industry into the future. They also share the company’s plans to leverage its critical infrastructure expertise to expand its presence within the data centre sector.
Piers Wilson, Head of Product Management at Huntsman Security, discusses the importance of carrying out a ransomware readiness assessment to discover any potentially costly security gaps within an organisation’s IT infrastructure. The company’s recently launched SmartCheck for Ransomware is designed to help companies fortify their cyber risk management.
Robert Belgrave, CEO of Pax8 EMEA, shares his plans for the company, following a recent $185 million investment round - with ongoing geographical and technology solutions expansion very much on the agenda. Robert also provides some fascinating insights into the post-pandemic Channel and end user business worlds.

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File data services leader makes second acquisition in 60 days, follows significant investment.
The research uncovered 64% of employees believe their experience with technology impacts their morale, but only 20% of the C-Suite put budget toward improving the digital employee experience, and only 21% of IT leaders prioritize end user experience when selecting a tool.
A survey of WAN managers has revealed that multi-factor authentication and single sign-on are the top zero trust features implemented.
Scandit, the leader in smart data capture, has released research revealing how technology will change the face of customer, employee and store operations experiences in the next two years. Scandit surveyed retail leaders across Europe and found that more than half (51%) believe the primary role of the physical store will be an online-offline hybrid, with 64% citing challenges in differentiating themselves from their competition as the biggest barrier to delivering this experience.