A liquid infrastructure can do more than ‘keep the lights on’

27 November 2017

Peter Coppens, VP Product, Colt

Peter Coppens, VP Product, Colt

Increasingly, CIOs are looking to network infrastructure to drive digital transformation and business objectives.

Enterprises are waking up to the fact that technology often underpins core business activity like international expansion, mergers, acquisitions and migrating to the cloud.

These dynamic processes need network capacity to scale up and down as business activity fluctuates.

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The three network topics that should be on every CIO’s agenda

27 November 2017

Mark Hardy, director, cloud networking, Northern Europe, Citrix

Mark Hardy, director, cloud networking, Northern Europe, Citrix

We are now incredibly close to a future where everything will be connected to the cloud.

This is moving beyond traditional servers and clients but now includes any kind of device, building or machinery.

Always-on networking will ultimately transform all industries. With this in mind, there are three topics that every CIO should be considering:

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Retailers outsource technology to minimise business risk

24 November 2017

James Hall, director of new client sales, Six Degrees

James Hall, director of new client sales, Six Degrees

Retail has been completely revolutionised by technology, as the shattering of online shopping records year-on-year clearly demonstrates.

Many customers no longer want to leave the comfort and convenience of their own homes to get the best deals, forcing retailers to go to them instead.

But the increasing shift in focus from mortar and bricks to online shopping puts additional pressure on IT departments to provide reliable, secure platforms and infrastructure to support business goals.

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Can we give enterprises a voice?

02 November 2017

Craig Walker, VP cloud services, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

Craig Walker, VP cloud services, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

With personal assistants such as Siri, Cortana and Google Assistant moving us toward a new voice-controlled relationship with technology, it is almost a given that voice-activation will eventually make it into the enterprise.

But in order to move from simple consumer-based use cases to voice-first enterprise environments, a few things need to happen.

Firstly, security will be critical for enterprise systems relying on voice commands. For voice system security to be viable in the enterprise, only authorised users with the right privileges should be able to perform specific actions or interact with specific assets. 

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Navigating the complexities of the new ESN

02 November 2017

Jamie Wilson, marketing manager public safety, EMEA, NICE Systems

Jamie Wilson, marketing manager public safety, EMEA, NICE Systems

Early next year, the UK government plans to transition emergency service communications from the Airwave radio system to existing commercial 4G networks. 

The new Emergency Service Network (ESN) will allow police, fire and ambulance services to stream high resolution video, send images and access real-time information.

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