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April 2018

April 2018

TOP NEWS

  • Networks set to expand in UK as Ofcom paves way for 5G
  • European cyber attacks on UK businesses double in March
  • Traditional sourcing in EMEA slumps as GDPR deadline approaches
  • SAC expands data storage space UK now ranks among top five cloud countries

THE IOT CONNECTION

  • News & developments from the world of the Internet of Things – farming & agriculture

CASE STUDIES

  • Network deployments in the education sector

FEATURE

  • Storage – Don’t be in the dark about the best choice for your storage needs.

NEW PRODUCTS

  • APs & routers from Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, Moxa, Riverbed, Yokogawa Electric Corporation, Zyxel

CAREER NEWS

  • Employees lack the training for digital challenges
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March 2018

TOP NEWS

  • Swedish specialist brings ‘DIY’ fibre networks to UK councils
  • Government-funded projects pave the way to make UK a 5G leader
  • Environmental science supercomputer to be twice as capable after upgrade
  • Small firms hit hardest by internet downtime
  • Only four-in-ten councils have a cloud strategy

THE IOT CONNECTION

  • News & developments from the world of the Internet of Things – smart cities

CASE STUDIES

  • Network deployments in the public sector

FEATURE

  • Unified communications – While the initial challenge about deploying UC revolved on getting the right tools in place, getting the workforce engaged with those tools is just one of the hurdles that now needs to be overcome.

NEW PRODUCTS

  • Network switches from Alcatel-Lucent, AMG Systems, Aruba, D-Link, Lancom, StarTech

CAREER NEWS

  • New university will focus on the tech of the future
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February 2018

February 2018

TOP NEWS

  • Superfast broadband available to 95 per cent of premises
  • Huawei commits billions to the UK over the next five years
  • West Yorkshire become first UK force to use new biometrics system
  • NextGenerationData’s‘mega’data centre needs further expansion
  • Gatwick introduces cloud-based Flight Information System

THE IOT CONNECTION

  • News & developments from the world of the Internet of Things – manufacturing

CASE STUDIES

  • Network deployments in the public sector

FEATURE

  • HSCN – With the new Health and Social Care Network now up and running, how easy is it for network managers to transition their services from N3 and what are the pain points that will need treatment?

NEW PRODUCTS

  • Surveillance equipment from Axis Communications, Calipsa, IndigoVision, Oncam, Redvision

CAREER NEWS

  • Average earnings rising – but not for infosec pros
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January 2018

January 2018

TOP NEWS

  • Ofcom to go ahead with sale of spectrum despite legal challenge
  • Outsourcing in Europe sees uplift
  • Who is responsible for securing the Internet of Things?
  • Looker helps Deliveroo to gain deeper insights into its business
  • Dynamic certi cates aim to make cloud services more secure

THE IOT CONNECTION

  • News & developments from the world of the Internet of Things – transport

CASE STUDIES

  • Network deployments in the Healthcare sector

FEATURE

  • Network management – What are the LAN management challenges data centre operators need to look out for in 2018 and beyond?

NEW PRODUCTS

  • Cables and cabling accessories from Excel Networking Solutions, Leviton, SergeantClip, Siemon, Trans Data Elektronik, Westermo

CAREER NEWS

  • Women in tech still a ‘work in progress’
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December 2017

December 2017

TOP NEWS

  • Let the SD-WAN wars begin
  • “Guesswork” behind a quarter of all storage capacity planning decisions
  • Addicted mobile workers “feel anxious” without Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Redrow Homes to boost broadband in co-funding deal with Openreach
  • WND offers “network for nothing” to help boost IoT innovation

CASE STUDIES

  • Taking network congestion out of education

FEATURE

  • GDPR – Are you ready for the General Data Protection Regulation?

NEW PRODUCTS

  • Testing solutions from Fluke Networks, Fujikura Europe, Ideal Networks, Netscout Systems, Viavi Solutions and Yokogawa

CAREER NEWS

  • Budget boost for technology education
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November 2017

November 2017

TOP NEWS

  • Government must help pave way for new business technologies
  • St. Andrews gets funding for data ‘SafePods’
  • Everyone must help pay for Openreach FTTP
  • Bristol overtakes London as UK’s smartest city
  • Cost savings no longer cloud driver for Europe

CASE STUDIES

  • Networking solutions for housing associations

FEATURE

  • BC&DR – Cloud: the best way to protect your business from vapourisation?

NEW PRODUCTS

  • Power distribution units from Austin Hughes, Enlogic, Geist, Server Technology and Tripp Litt

CAREER NEWS

  • Best IT firms to work for in the UK
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October 2017

October 2017

TOP NEWS

  • Breakthrough for high bit rate long distance quantum comms
  • Hughes and BT launch SD-WAN services
  • O2 scales new heights to expand connectivity across Scotland
  • AI helps in hunt for cyber threats
  • Huawei and Riverbed offer “superior” WAN

CASE STUDIES

  • Data centres

FEATURE

  • On-premise vs. cloud – If cloud-based infrastructure is delivering on all its promises, what is the future of on-premise IT?

NEW PRODUCTS

  • Monitoring & optimisation software from Blue Medora, Ipswitch, Paessler, Riverbed Technology and Schneider Electric

CAREER NEWS

  • Firms globalising IT to access tech talent outside UK
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September 2017

September 2017

TOP NEWS

  • BT and Dell EMC to develop flexible SDNs of the future
  • KBR and Cambium connect 2017 Tour of Britain
  • Government names six areas to pilot full fibre broadband
  • Aspire takes broadband and Wi-Fi connectivity to the edge at The Sill
  • BT PaaS aims to help digital transformation

CASE STUDIES

  • Networking solutions for global manufacturers

FEATURE

  • Energy efficiency – With great power comes great responsibility for running energy efficient data centres

NEW PRODUCTS

  • cabinets & enclosures from Excel Networking Solutions, CamdenBoss, Pentair, V7, Verotec

CAREER NEWS

  • Skills shortage puts growth of IoT at risk
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July/August 2017

July/August 2017

TOP NEWS

  • HSCN “incredible opportunity” for all network vendors
  • Frequentis supplies huge control system for ambulance dispatchers
  • HNS and ITS to help Bristol cash in on B-Net
  • Gigaclear helping bring Berkshire up to speed
  • Interoute deploys HyperStore for global cloud storage services

CASE STUDIES

  • Networking solutions in historic and listed buildings.

FEATURE

  • IoT – Billions of devices. Trillions of dollars. But who’s responsible for the Internet of Things?

NEW PRODUCTS

  • Uninterruptible power supplies from AEG Power Solutions, CENTIEL, Power Control, Riello, Schneider Electric

CAREER NEWS

  • UK IT jobs on the rise

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June 2017

June 2017

TOP NEWS

  • Cisco “re-invents” networking to make it fit for the future
  • Ocado open source software to streamline data centre architectures
  • Universal promotes new films via virtual network
  • Powerhouse deploys IIoT to monitor, manage and control electricity
  • First fall in use of cloud services per enterprise

CASE STUDIES

  • Network solutions for the financial sector

FEATURE

  • SD-WAN – does it really represent the future of enterprise networking as some industry experts are suggesting?

NEW PRODUCTS

  • Security appliances from Allot Communications, ComNet Europe, Gigamon, Savvius, Stormshield

CAREER NEWS

  • UK’s cyber security skills crisis ‘eases’

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May 2017

May 2017

TOP NEWS

  • IBM builds its most powerful universal quantum processors
  • iFusion and Interoute partner to deliver analytics at the edge
  • Datto helps keep bus firm running despite ransomware threat
  • Neonatal unit introduces secure video messaging
  • OpenLink claims first with financial cloud platform

CASE STUDIES

  • Network solutions for the energy sector

FEATURE

  • Cyber security - How to put the hackers on the back foot

NEW PRODUCTS

  • Switches from AMG Systems, Belden, D-Link, Edgecore Networks, Eneo, Zyxel Communications

CAREER NEWS

  • “Inadequate” digital knowledge among frontline council staff

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April 2017

April 2017

TOP NEWS

  • Server rooms “ill-equipped” to keep pace with technology
  • Riverbed plans to take SD-WAN to network edge with Xirrus acquisition
  • Honeywell secures USB devices for industrial use
  • “Unloved networks” are main casualty in race to digital future
  • Skills shortages hampering digital transformation

CASE STUDIES

  • Network solutions for the retail sector

FEATURE

  • Broadband – Will the government’s spending programmes unearth the promise of ‘superfast’ broadband across the UK?

NEW PRODUCTS

  • Routers and APs from Aerohive Networks, D-Link, Dovado, Netgear, Solwise, TP-Link, Zyxel Communications

CAREER NEWS

  • IT sector sees year-on-year jobs growth

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