Network Management

Uncharted LAN ahead?

09 February 2018

Stulz-Digitronic claims its new 3D software offers high levels of transparency and visibility, allowing data centre operators to monitor and manage their assets efficiently while maximising uptime.

Stulz-Digitronic claims its new 3D software offers high levels of transparency and visibility, allowing data centre operators to monitor and manage their assets efficiently while maximising uptime.

As enterprise networking tech continues to evolve, what are the LAN management challenges data centre operators need to look out for in 2018 and beyond? RAHIEL NASIR finds out.

Network virtualisation and software defined networks will become “inevitable” in 2018, according to FNT.

The Germany-headquartered global provider of integrated software solutions for IT management and data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) reckons any organisations that have not yet adopted these technologies will be in a rush to do so.

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General Data Protection Regulation

Are you ready for it?

02 January 2018

With the General Data Protection Regulation coming into force in the UK in just five months time, RAHIEL NASIR finds out what companies need to do in order to comply.

After being ratified by the EU in 2016, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go live on 25 May 2018.

Among the new rules, organisations will need to implement “privacy by design” and actively demonstrate that the way they collect, use, transfer and store EU customer and client data complies with the new regulation.

Any transgressors risk hefty fines.

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BC&DR

Cloud: the best way to protect your business from vapourisation?

27 November 2017

One of Sungard’s workplace recovery centres. The firm believes that because many cloud-based recovery products still depend on physical IT, customers have only bought a “partial” BC&DR solution. It says what they lack is the people that have the range of skills needed to recover a business in line with the board’s expectations.

One of Sungard’s workplace recovery centres. The firm believes that because many cloud-based recovery products still depend on physical IT, customers have only bought a “partial” BC&DR solution. It says what they lack is the people that have the range of skills needed to recover a business in line with the board’s expectations.

Are cloud-based platforms making the process of business continuity and disaster recovery easier for enterprise organisations – or is it time for IT managers to get off their XaaS and watch out for newer risks? RAHIEL NASIR finds out.

If there is one thing that is certain in life (apart from the fabled death and taxes) it is the fact that IT never stands still.

Each year seemingly brings with it a new set of acronyms – from UC and BYOD dominating the headlines in recent times, we are now in the realms of XaaS and IoT, with AI looming large on the horizon.

So are the challenges for enterprises still the same as they have been when it comes to business continuity and disaster recovery?

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