March 2017

March 2017

TOP NEWS

  • From K6 to Wi-Fi: BT unveils the “phonebox of the future”
  • IBM to build world’s rst universal quantum computing systems
  • Data from beyond the cloud shared via Interoute
  • Battery could power PCs for over seven years
  • The art of the Internet of Things
  • OBS and Riverbed bring SD-WAN to hybrid networks

CASE STUDIES

  • Network solutions for the transport sector

FEATURE

  • Unified communications - No longer just a ‘marketing buzzword’, UC is now considered to be the norm for enterprise communications.

NEW PRODUCTS

  • UC & VoIP solutions from 3CX, NetScout Systems, Patton, Revolabs, ShoreTel and Yealink

CAREER NEWS

  • Openreach turns to VR to expand workforce
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February 2017

February 2017

TOP NEWS

  • 5G to deliver economic benefits ‘twice as fast as fibre’
  • Schools to trial bodycams – but where will the data go?
  • Mobile ‘Not-spots’ eliminated at Sky HQ
  • Hyperoptic continues mission to provide UK’s fastest broadband
  • The Intelligent Fabric for students

CASE STUDIES

  • Network solutions for the education sector

FEATURE

  • Public Wi-Fi - How network experts need to perform miracles to meet public demand for connectivity

NEW PRODUCTS

  • Data storage devices from Buffalo, Nimble Storage, QNAP Systems, Quantum and Toshiba

CAREER NEWS

  • IT pros “fail to meet” hiring expectations

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January 2017

January 2017

TOP NEWS

  • ‘State-of-the-art’ public Wi-Fi network planned for the City
  • First start-ups join GCHQ Cyber Accelerator
  • Hertz connects cars with IoT connectivity from Orange
  • BT “declares war” on nuisance calls
  • Bolton NHS improves patient care with Citrix

CASE STUDIES

  • IT networking solutions in the health industry

FEATURE

  • Date centres– With customers demanding increasingly sophisticated network services, how do data centre operators ensure their own in-house networks can keep pace?

NEW PRODUCTS

  • Draka, Huber+Suhner, Excel Networking Solutions, Middle Atlantic Products, R&M, TE Connectivity

CAREER NEWS

  • AWS looks to boost cloud skills with re:Start
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December 2016

December 2016

TOP NEWS

  • Separation for Openreach and BT following Ofcom intervention
  • US can remotely access and seize computers anywhere in the world
  • Campaigners urge Ofcom to restrict spectrum ownership
  • Game over for Cisco as Ninja deploys Dell EMC
  • Met to use Microsoft cloud to upload footage from body-worn cams

CASE STUDIES

  • Network visibility solutions for organisations in the spotlight

FEATURE

  • Training - Today’s network managers need to come out of the IT closet and become more business savvy

NEW PRODUCTS

  • Power distribution units from Chatsworth Products, Eaton, Raritan, Rittal, Tripp Lite

CAREER NEWS

  • Bletchley Park to host UK’s first National College of Cyber Security

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November 2016

November 2016

TOP NEWS

  • Cisco predicts cloud traffic will almost quadruple by 2020
  • New insurance services specifically developed for data centre sector
  • TNP will enable council to own and operate carrier-class WAN
  • Council’s Wi-Fi network is a hit – especially on Thursdays and Fridays
  • Orange Business Services accelerates ‘Network as a Service’

CASE STUDIES

  • IT networking solutions for the science and technology sectors

FEATURE

  • SD-WAN – Software defned wide area network not only offers the potential to reduce running costs but also promises to give users greater control, as RAHIEL NASIR finds out.

NEW PRODUCTS

  • Enclosures from Chatsworth Products, Emerson Network Power, Rittal, Schneider Electric, Siemon

CAREER NEWS

  • More than a third hope to move to a new employer next year

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October 2016

October 2016

TOP NEWS

  • NHS and its suppliers ‘not ready’ for N3 replacement next year
  • CityFibre gives Bracknell gigabit treatment and buys more MANs
  • DMR cleared for take-off at Gatwick
  • NHS trials use of IoT technology to help people living with dementia
  • Virtualisation risks maxing out servers

CASE STUDIES

  • IT networking solution for Construction firms and building suppliers

FEATURE

  • VoIP - If you haven’t yet deployed IP telephony, you could be missing out on the future of enterprise communications.

NEW PRODUCTS

  • Audio and conferencing solutions from Gigaset pro, iQela, Lifesize, Swyx, Yealink

CAREER NEWS

  • Cyber security skills shortage set to worsen?

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September 2016

September 2016

TOP NEWS

  • Ninety per cent of local councils shunning G-Cloud framework
  • TeleWare claims first with real-time end-to-end call through Azure
  • The Shard gets Platinum rating for connectivity
  • Pressure to complete projects mean IT pros give up holidays
  • Over half of malware-infected files in cloud apps shared publicly

CASE STUDIES

  • IT networking solution for housing providers and other not-for-profit organisations

FEATURE

  • Data centre clouds - The skills required to meet the challenges of providing cloud enterprise services

NEW PRODUCTS

  • Testing hardware and software from Highlight, Ideal Networks, KEMP Technologies, Schneider Electric, SolarWinds

CAREER NEWS

  • Skills shortage delays new tech trends, says survey report

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July/August 2016

July/August 2016

TOP NEWS

  • Skills shortage set to worsen following Brexit decision
  • DSA welcomes Ofcom proposal to boost Wi-Fi spectrum
  • World’s first bio-inspired network security system
  • Traditional IT team “no longer exists”
  • Verizon out to transform the network with VNS

CASE STUDIES

  • IT networking solutions in hotels and leisure venues

FEATURE

  • Optimisation – BYOD, ever-growing cyber threats, cloud, virtualisation, mobile workforces, IoT... How do all these IT ‘trends’ impact WAN optimisation?

NEW PRODUCTS

  • Switches from Arista Networks, Belden, D-Link, Huawei, Westermo

CAREER NEWS

  • Security skills need to prepare for the IoT age

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June 2016

June 2016

TOP NEWS

  • Uptake of public sector network services accelerates
  • Businesses need to take DNS attacks more seriously
  • London councils not monitoring IT energy
  • Storage management is now a bigger pain than performance
  • CDW launches ‘Branch as a Service’

CASE STUDIES

  • IT networking solutions in the financial sector

FEATURE

  • IoT – As the Internet of Things gains momentum, the network manager will need to offer more than just traditional IT skills.

NEW PRODUCTS

  • Security software from CyberArk, ExtraHop, NSFOCUS, Radware, Rapid7

CAREER NEWS

  • IT pros reboot their prospects for retirement

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May 2016

May 2016

TOP NEWS

  • Two thirds of IT and telecoms firms “unprepared” for EU exit
  • Small companies “overwhelmed and confused” by cyber security advice
  • Digital bill overlooks short-term solutions
  • Alder Hey to use ‘cognitive’ data to improve patient experience
  • Bandwidth boosts needed for cloud

CASE STUDIES

  • IT networking solutions in the education sector

FEATURE

  • BC & DR – What the General Data Protection Regulation could mean for business continuity and disaster recovery.

NEW PRODUCTS

  • Storage solutions from Avere Systems, DataDirect Networks, IBM, LaCie, Tintri, Toshiba Electronics Europe

CAREER NEWS

  • IT teams “not fit for purpose”

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April 2016

April 2016

TOP NEWS

  • Cyber attackers now targeting industrial and freight systems
  • Harrow’s half-hour hotspots hit the streets
  • Prefab DC is designed for rapid expansion
  • Brighton now on the gigabit map, while Openreach hits 25m installs
  • ‘Shadow IT’ an ongoing concern, says survey

CASE STUDIES

  • IT networking solutions for remote businesses and communities in the UK

FEATURE

  • Unified communications – Are changing technologies and practices finally helping to fulfil the hype?

NEW PRODUCTS

  • Security hardware from Allot Communications. A10 Networks, Fortinet, Pulse Secure and Savvius

CAREER NEWS

  • IoT security operating in the “stone age”

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March 2016

March 2016

TOP NEWS

  • Cyber security continues to weaken in UK organisations
  • Salford pioneers Gigabit broadband
  • Connected traffic cones protecting road crews
  • Capturing data at more than the speed of sound

CASE STUDIES

  • IT networking solutions in the health sector

FEATURE

  • Metropolitan area networks - The latest developments in an evolving network landscape

NEW PRODUCTS

  • Routers and access points from Belden, Digi International, DrayTek, Westermo, ZyXEL

CAREER NEWS

  • “Generous” IT firms invest in staff training

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