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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
John Parlee, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Park Place Technologies, discusses the importance of being able to demonstrate to customers, and employees, that your company recognises the importance of IT security, through a combination of standards, Zero Trust and, increasingly, cyber insurance.
Ayelet Elstein, VP EMEA at Lakeside Software, positions the Digital Employee Experience (DEX) within the wider context of the customer experience (CX), emphasising the critical importance of data as a prerequisite for any company-wide approach to improving and optimising end-to-end hybrid IT infrastructure performance and the resulting business benefits.
Andrew Hollister, CISO at LogRhythm, discusses the findings of the company’s recent report, produced in association with Ponemon Institute – covering the current threat landscape, the need for clear communications between the CISO and the CEO/board level executives, and the importance of using a security framework to help build an optimised, end-to-end and resilient cybersecurity infrastructure.
Marc Garner, VP of Schneider Electric's Secure Power Division and Major Pursuits team in the UK and Ireland, covers Electricity 4.0, eConversion technology and the Schneider Electric Research Institute’s work, as part of a wide-ranging data centre sustainability discussion. Marc believes that a new way of thinking, and radical solutions, are the only way to meet Net Zero ambitions.