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April 2019

April 2019

TOP NEWS 

  • UK IT professionals are ‘not confident’ in their current skillset
  • Councils partner with US firm to guard against cyber-attacks
  • Cyber-attacks down but costing businesses more - DCMS report
  • East Anglia sees launch of new cyber security social enterprise
  • Manx Telecom acquires Synapse

THE IOT CONNECTION

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

CASE STUDIES

  • Learning takes a leap forward thank to IT investment

FEATURE

  • Big data – Big data sets have become everyday workloads for many data centres and resource-challenged network managers must gain new skills to go with the ow, writes JAMES HAYES

NEW PRODUCTS

  • Unified communications products from Konftel, Arkadin, Poly and Snom. Plus top tips from Myles Leach, managing director at NFON UK

CAREER NEWS

  • Microsoft launches courses at UK universities

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March

March 2019

TOP NEWS

  • DDoS cyber atacks could cost UK economy £1bn every year
  • Telent’s new solution to save police millions each year
  • Scottish charity in IoT and tech drive
  • Phishing hooks nearly half of British businesses
  • Topolytics analysing UK waste

THE IOT CONNECTION

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

CASE STUDIES

  • IT upgrade projects for venues around the country

FEATURE

  • HSCN Update –Transition to the Health and Social Care Network has been a challenge for NHS network managers and their service provider partners. Now it’s time to see how HSCN can enable cost-saving digital transformation in public healthcare, writes James Hayes

NEW PRODUCTS

  • Network Monitoring from NetMotion Software, Apstra, FireMon and Riverbed. Plus top tips from Sean Herbert, UK country manager at Baramundi

CAREER NEWS

  • New training aims to help beat the cyber crooks

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February

February 2019

TOP NEWS

  • Broadband speeds a ‘key consideration’ when relocating
  • UK firms lagging on security testing
  • NGMN & Wireless Broadband Alliance address opportunities
  • Cisco’s AI collaboration
  • UKFast Public Sector & ClearCloud join forces

THE IOT CONNECTION

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

CASE STUDIES

  • IT upgrade projects in the public sector

FEATURE

  • Enterprise storage ROI – As data loads get ever-bigger, enterprises must invest more in their storage solutions – so how can they now ensure best ROI for spend decisions?

NEW PRODUCTS

  • DCIM from Schneider Electric, Cormant, FNT Software and Rac-Sec. Plus top tips from Martin Hodgson, country manager, UK & Ireland, at Paessler.

CAREER NEWS

  • IT recruitment slowing down due to skills shortage

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January

January 2019

TOP NEWS

  • Firms haemorrhaging $100k a year hoarding useless tech
  • NFU survey: 16 per cent of farmers have access to superfast broadband
  • Average cyber attack costs $1.7m
  • Redundant fibre used for rail terminal surveillance
  • UK’s first cloud-based police control room system

THE IOT CONNECTION

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

CASE STUDIES

  • Network installations in the NHS

FEATURE

  • Data centre energy efficiency – As the demand for data rises, how is the industry meeting the energy challenges?

NEW PRODUCTS

  • Cables and accessories from Bittree, Excel Networking, HUBER+SUHNER and IDEAL Networks. Plus top tips from Paul Hunter, technical director at iDaC Solutions.

CAREER NEWS

  • AI and cloud among most desired tech for UK workers

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December 2018

December 2018

TOP NEWS

  • Wi-Fi based connected cars will “imperil” ability to compete
  • New partnership set to accelerate data science and AI
  • KCOM supports calls to ban ISPs from making ‘fake bre’ claims
  • World’s fastest supercomputer for research and industrial users
  • BT and Deloitte to support police force digital transformation

THE IOT CONNECTION

  • News & developments from the world of the Internet of Things - network building blocks

CASE STUDIES

  • Charities & not-for-profit

FEATURE

  • Training - Will Brexit lead to Techxit?

NEW PRODUCTS

  • Switches from Buffalo, D-Link, Netgear and Zyxel. Plus top tips from Kevin Drinkall, market development manager at Zyxel.

CAREER NEWS

  • Skills shortages inhibiting digital transformation

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November

November 2018

TOP NEWS

  • SAINTS aims to use space data to solve real-world problems
  • IT Teams leave staff to install their own security updates
  • USB devices "significant threat" to industry
  • EE launches connected car service
  • Aruba and Siemens form new partnership for inegrated networks

THE IOT CONNECTION

  • News & developments from the world of the Internet of Things - smart homes

CASE STUDIES

  • Business continuity systems

FEATURE

  • Rural broadband - Faster traffic needed in the countryside

NEW PRODUCTS

  • PDUs from Olson, Siemon, Tripp Lite and Vertiv Geist. Plus top tips from Marc Garner, VP of Schneider Electric UK's IT division.

CAREER NEWS

  • Data is the ‘new oil’ for fast moving business on the hunt for tech specialists

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October

October 2018

TOP NEWS

  • Emergency Services Network will now be launched in phases
  • HE networks “more challenging” to manage
  • Scientists send a movie’s worth of data in seconds to autonomous vehicle
  • Connecting a coastal community in Scotland
  • Multi-cloud adoption is a ‘must’ for enterprises

THE IOT CONNECTION

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

CASE STUDIES

  • Network installations in the travel and transport sector

FEATURE

  • Security – Some of the latest solutions to help safeguard enterprise data.

NEW PRODUCTS

  • Test and measurement tools from Anritsu, Fluke Networks, Ideal Networks, Viavi. Plus top tips from Matt Hodgetts, sales engineer at Microlease UK.

CAREER NEWS

  • Dstl develop cyber security training game
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September 2018

TOP NEWS

  • PC firmware weakness exposes encryption keys to attackers
  • West Midlands and 3D holograms play key role in 5G developments
  • Enterprises creating “back door” for hackers
  • Scottish secondary school in LiFi world first
  • Decline in exclusively on-premise workloads
  • Companies see need for SD-WAN but deployments still slow

THE IOT CONNECTION

  • News & developments from the world of the Internet of Things – the medical sector

CASE STUDIES

  • Reliable and robust networks for the financial sector

FEATURE

  • How do data centre providers differ from one another and what are the key characteristics you need to look for when choosing a supplier and services?

NEW PRODUCTS

  • Racks & enclosures from Metcase, Middle Atlantic Products, Rittal, Tripp Lite. Plus top tips from Jay Franetovich, application engineer and product manager at Middle Atlantic Products.

CAREER NEWS

  • QA to deliver Leadership Academy
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July/August 2018

July/August 2018

TOP NEWS

  • Faster photons could enable total data security solution
  • UK to have full fibre broadband coverage by 2033
  • Who’s taking cyber security seriously?
  • SSE and Infinera to deliver ‘dark fibre-like network’ across the UK
  • AI will help government distinguish emotions in digital content

THE IOT CONNECTION

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

CASE STUDIES

  • Reliable and robust networks for the critical communications sector

FEATURE

  • Connecting with the law - A year after the EU’s Construction Products Regulation came into force, how can you tell if you’re on the right side of the law when it comes to data networking cables?

NEW PRODUCTS

  • UPS devices from Daikin, EkkoSense, Munters, STULZ. Plus top tips from Adam Yarrington, product development director at Airedale MD of Critical Power Supplies

CAREER NEWS

  • Alliance aims to advance cyber security profession
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June 2018

June 2018

TOP NEWS

  • First quantum-based network in UK is virtually ‘un-hackable’
  • “Smartest” street showcases IoT
  • Vodafone to trial 5G in seven cities as part of ‘Gigabit UK’ programme
  • TfL trebles BYOD users in one year
  • Mellanox claims a first with hyper-scalable enterprise framework

THE IOT CONNECTION

  • News & developments from the world of the Internet of Things – automotive sector

CASE STUDIES

  • Shop. But don’t let the network drop

FEATURE

  • Network monitoring – When it comes to network visibility, a good monitoring platform should start with the needle and not the haystack

NEW PRODUCTS

  • UPS devices from CENTIEL, CertaUPS, Riello, Vertiv. Plus top tips from Jason Koffler, MD of Critical Power Supplies

CAREER NEWS

  • MEF launches SDN/NFV certification
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May 2018

May 2018

TOP NEWS

  • Government decides internet is ‘ok’ as it begins shift from PSN
  • Sky and SSE partner for nationwide Ethernet
  • WIG enables 4G mobile services at Anfield
  • IBM UK to help MoD watch the skies
  • Arista offers “cognitive” cloud networking

THE IOT CONNECTION

  • News & developments from the world of the Internet of Things. Building the network

CASE STUDIES

  • Network deployments in the leisure industry

FEATURE

  • SD-WAN – Should you now migrate and, if so, what do you need to look for?

NEW PRODUCTS

  • Storage solutions from Buffalo, QNAP Systems, Rausch Netzwerktechnik, StorONE and Mellanox Technologies, and Toshiba Electronics Europe

CAREER NEWS

  • Big Data specialists in high demand
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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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