Two gigs on the LAN are worth an ax in the bush

12 October 2018

Paul Routledge, UK&I country manager, D-Link

Paul Routledge, UK&I country manager, D-Link

Should we say a polite ‘no thanks’ to Wave 2 because there’s a better Wi-Fi standard due soon?

Wireless LAN buying decisions are a bit like trains at the moment. You have an agonising decision to make as you hang around the platform looking for signs of hope. Wave 2 has arrived and people are moving down the platform. But you’ve heard that a much more powerful, spacious and fast vehicle – the 802.11ax – is coming.

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Transforming intelligence sharing with the latest cloud advancements

29 August 2018

Simon Hall, CEO, Coeus Software

Simon Hall, CEO, Coeus Software

It was great to hear the home secretary’s calls earlier this year for better sharing of intelligence between MI5, the police, wider partner agencies, and private organisations to help disrupt potential terrorist plots at a much earlier stage.

However, without the right technology they may struggle to achieve this.

Historically, the police and wider security forces’ IT infrastructure has been a patchwork of legacy systems and technologies whose disconnection has contributed towards siloed data and poor functionality.

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How to ensure your chosen chiller is ErP compliant.

29 August 2018

Adam Yarrington, product development director, Airedale.

Adam Yarrington, product development director, Airedale.

The Ecodesign of Energy related Products Directive (ErP) is a European wide framework put in place to help the EU achieve its 2020 target to lower carbon emissions, increase energy efficiency, and increase the share of renewable energies, each by a margin of 20 per cent.

While manufacturers have to ensure that their products comply with the directive, the end user who is purchasing the equipment is also affected. They will need to ensure that they are carrying out due diligence to ensure compliance with the regulatory requirements to keep running costs as low as possible.

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Organisations still approaching ransomware in the wrong way

18 July 2018

Sandra Bell, head of resilience consulting, Sungard Availability Services

It’s now been over a year since organisations across the globe, including a third of NHS trusts, fell victim to a crippling ransomware attack.

In the fallout, a picture began to form of a whole host of organisations setting themselves up for failure in the face of an attack of this scale by their inability to action a number of basic cyber resilience recommendations.

In fact, being resilient in the face of ransomware is fairly straightforward if you are prepared.

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How to address organisational power continuity planning

18 July 2018

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Jason Koffler, MD, Critical Power Supplies

Critical Power Supplies is an independent installer of UPS systems and generators. MD Jason Koffler says the Oxfordshire-based multi-brand supplier, has more than 25 years’ experience of successfully delivering power solutions, project management and support. 

He says Critical Power provides a range of services to various clients ranging from corporate users to individual customers. These services start with consultation, site surveys and power analysis before progressing to design specification, drawings, and in-house project delivery.

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