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Embrace the new world with SD-WAN

Imagine that we live in a world with a single capital city. It’s surrounded by multiple remote cities, and the only way to travel between these cities is using six-lane motorways that connect them all together. By Chalan Aras, VP & GM NetScaler SD-WAN, Citrix and Tertius Bouwer, Channel SE - Citrix Networking.

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How Innovative SD-WAN Last Mile Management Can Keep Both Your WAN and Critical Cloud Apps Performing at Their Peak

Enterprise WANs have undergone a major shift over the last five to ten years. By Patrick Vernon, technology writer.

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Using SDN to supercharge IT on the road to transformation

Digital transformation is something almost every business is going through. The term has become synonymous for the constant innovation that has become a necessity to remain competitive and profitable. But all this change comes at a cost. Businesses must be prepared to manage a vast array of IT projects and experiments – without even knowing if they will be successful in driving business growth. By Oliver Cantor, Associate Director of Product Strategy, Verizon.

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What is an SD-WAN and why would you need one?

As organisations seek a better, more cost-effective way to connect their geographically dispersed offices, SD-WAN is emerging as a popular solution. Andy Gottlieb of Talari Networks explains what an SD-WAN is and how to make the most of it.

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5G for Data Professionals

If you work in data, there’s a high chance that soon you will be working with data powered by 5G. By Ajay Singh, Head of Operational Efficiency & Mobility Analytics Offering at Nokia.

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Connecting to the future – how SD-WAN can transform enterprise networks in the UK

How we embrace change determines our success. It is an inescapable aspect of the technology industry. By Nick Johnson, CEO, Evolving Networks.

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Cloud adoption, 5G and the role of the managed service provider – how 2019 will shape up

It’s business as usual with 2019 gaining momentum, and thoughts are turning to the months ahead. In particular, the role of the managed service provider (MSP) is under the spotlight – and is set to evolve amid forthcoming changes in the market and overall IT landscape. There are three key areas for the year ahead within the technology sector – including the acceleration of businesses moving to the cloud, the introduction and widespread adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) and analytics, and the need for MSPs to specialise – or risk becoming obsolete. By Chris Wilson, head of managed services, Timico.

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Connectivity crunch: how SMEs beat digital transformation with a simple solution

Small businesses sit at the heart of the European economy. However, while they might account for 99% of all enterprises and employ a large portion of Europe’s workforce, in the battleground of digital transformation, SMEs risk missing out. Many are struggling to overcome connectivity challenges that are the enabler of digital transformation. Connectivity which could make employees productive, customers happy, and can bring a vast range of profit-boosting benefits and opportunities. By Steve Johnson, Regional Director of Northern Europe, Ruckus Networks.

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Ensuring a return on Investment when you upgrade to 5G

We have come a long way since the first cell phones, which could barely keep a call connected, let alone send a text message. Today, 4G is seen as a blessing for many, but as we progress forward we now find ourselves on the cusp of the 5G roll-out which has been promised for years by network providers across the world. The jump to 5G will make accessing data a more efficient and faster experience, or so that is the promise. However, for vendors like Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon to achieve these results some overhauls must be made to their network. By Alastair Hartrup, CEO of Network Critical.

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Fixed Mobile Convergence and Unified Communications – the essential facts

Fixed mobile convergence (FMC) and unified communications (UC) have been talked about for years, but it is only recently with the advent of cloud-based technology options that the market for these has truly become viable, both for end users and service providers. Various surveys, reports and research studies exist providing evidence of market growth. According to industry analyst and research firm The Cavell Group, the total number of European cloud comms users will grow from 10 million users in 2018 to 29 million by 2023, representing over 21 per cent of the European market. In the UK, cloud communications is forecast to account for 33.41 per cent of employees by 2023. By Bertrand Pourcelot, MD - Centile Telecom Applications.

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Slow Data Kills Business

More and more businesses today are looking to extract insight from the data they have access to in as near real-time as possible. They are looking to rapidly gain the insight and intelligence they need to drive optimum customer experiences; faster time to value and a competitive edge. By Jeff Fried, Director, Product Management - Data Platforms, InterSystems.

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Closing the Critical Gap Between Web and Mobile Support

It’s now widely accepted that we live in an “always on” culture, with the average person spending five hours per day on some type of mobile device. For enterprises, there is an underlying expectation that employees are, at the very least, contactable wherever they are working – and at best, able to function as efficiently on-the-go as in the office. In fact, a recent survey of 500 senior IT and business leaders led by Oxford Economics showed that 80 percent of respondents believe their employees can't do their jobs effectively without a smartphone. By Peter Zeinoun, Director, Remote Support Products, LogMeIn.

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Indecent exposure: could Wi-Fi be your weakest link?

Greig Schofield, Technical Manager at Netmetix, explores how Wi-Fi could expose your business – and your employees – to ‘Man in the Middle’ cybercrime.

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Are You Keeping Up With SD-WAN?

Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) is an evolving technology, so characterising an SD-WAN architecture can be difficult. How SD-WAN was defined five years ago, or even two years ago, is not necessarily how it is defined today. In fact, trying to figure out where it’s going to be a year or two from now has become an interesting thought exercise for some technology leaders. By Donna Johnson, Vice President of Product and Solution Marketing at Cradlepoint.

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Network Segmentation: how to make it work for you, every day

Corporate networks have quickly become more and more complex. Change requests are regularly processed in the hundreds by IT security teams, which are then applied to company owned network devices. As a result, underlying network configuration processes increase in size and complexity, impacting the resources needed to manage the required changes. By Andrew Lintell, Regional Vice President at Tufin.

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Videos

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.
David Ellis, Vice President, Security and Mobility Solutions, Tech Data EMEA, talks through the challenges and opportunities for the Channel as digital transformation and, in particular, the rapid hybrid workplace evolution, place ever greater emphasis on the need for cybersecurity to be front and centre in almost any technology solution.
Sudheer Matta, Vice President Product Management AI Driven Enterprise, Juniper Networks, shares some insights from the company’s recent virtual summit – Driven By Experience. A key theme was the importance of using a combination of data and AI, including AIOps, to help improve network resilience, reliability, security and, ultimately, performance.
Richard Clifford, Head of Innovation at Keysource, talks through some of the company’s recent customer success stories, its new cybersecurity focus, and goes on to provide some great insights into the data centre sustainability debate – with Scope 3 emissions and supply chain collaboration a major focus, alongside hybrid cooling and the edge. Richard also suggests that it might be time to move beyond the PUE metric as a measure of data centre energy efficiency.

News

BT and Rackspace Technology have formed a partnership agreement to transform BT’s multinational customers’ cloud services.
Newgen well-poised to deliver low code, cloud-native AI/ML capabilities to every enterprise.
Fast-growing U.S. cybersecurity company heads to the North East to expand EMEA operations and tap into the region’s thriving base of technology talent.
The strategic cooperation will help develop sustainable solutions such as data centre heat re-use or alternative power sources.