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By Paul Darby, Regional Director - EMEA, Vidder.
Arguably one of the
biggest challenges facing UK businesses in the coming year is the
continued confusion regarding access to Low Power Wide Area Networks
(LPWANs) that is essential to support the deployment
of IoT at scale.
At a time when
organisations are being actively encouraged by the government to invest
in innovation to drive up productivity, the continued prioritisation of
broadband as a digital economy enabler is short-sighted.
IoT is a technology that is set to deliver far more value than many of
the high bandwidth applications can – and the lack of availability is a
All is not lost
however. LPWAN roll out is a constantly changing situation, with both
network standards and network deployments, licensed and unlicensed,
still evolving. It is also a buyer’s market: there
are a number of propositions ready that will enable organisations to
leverage IoT and gain a competitive advantage. As such, Nick Sacke,
Head of IoT and Products, Comms365 explains
is the independent providers, able to provide access to a blended
network model, who will enable not only IoT at scale today, but also
provide a long term solution that will drive new levels of efficiency
and customer service.
‘Software-defined everything’ is a marketing phrase that is
gaining traction; it is regularly referenced in business and technology
publications, with many thought leaders predicting it to be the next big IT
disruptor. But what is this software-defined trend and is it something IT teams
should be mindful of? Albie Attias, managing director of IT hardware supplier, King of
Servers, explores the trend.
James Slaney, co-founder of Dubber, discusses the major challenges
facing telcos that need to be addressed. James Slaney is Co-Founder of cloud based
advanced communications capture and voice intelligence platform, Dubber. James
has over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and started
his own ISP at 18.
Tim Richards, the new Hoptroff CEO, talks through the opportunities to grow the business as it continues to provide timestamping and synchronised time technology solutions for its core financial market, alongside significant growth in a whole series of automation applications – driverless cars, 5G-enabled and smart cities to name but a few – where accurate time is crucial.
Angus Shaw, Sales Director at Brigantia Partners Limited, outlines the company’s unique approach to Value Added Distribution as it focuses on both consolidating and expanding its highly successful cybersecurity solutions portfolio, and its key vendor and Channel partner relationships.
Florian Malecki, Executive Vice President of Marketing for Arcserve, discusses the findings of the company’s recent ransomware survey, which reveals that far too many organisations are still unprepared, not least in terms of recovering lost data. The good news is that businesses do have plans to increase their data resilience investments to meet the challenges of today’s hybrid, digital workplace.
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.
Leeds United Football Club (LUFC) is improving the customer experience for fans and visitors when using the turnstiles at its Elland Road Stadium in Leeds as part of an upgrade to its existing Allied Telesis high capacity resilient network core.