05 April 2019
The reliance on IT systems from hotels, schools and businesses across the UK in general has grown immeasurably. Nearly every member of staff now needs a PC and laptop to carry out their day-to-day tasks. Guests, pupils and suppliers all need to connect their myriad devices to access networks. In a world where technology underpins everything we do, there is a continual need to spin multiple plates to ensure operational efficiency across the network.Find out more
Can ‘Zero Trust’ networking work for the public sector?
31 January 2019
The concept of Zero Trust is being lauded by the Government Digital Service (GDS) as the way forward for all of the public sector’s networking requirements.
Zero Trust originates from a theory that if you know who a person is, what device they are using and where they are, you can set a policy to allow or disallow them access to services and data. If one, or more, of these elements are missing, the user can’t be trusted.
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Cultivating long-distance Relationships
30 January 2019
The wave of transformation brought about by digitisation, the IoT, and decentralised hardware offers many efficiency benefits.
However, these changes have created new challenges for centralised IT departments managing distributed branches, production sites and private clouds to avoid the consequential costs of network downtime.Find out more
Patching software in a networked world is not enough: why flaky tests should not be ignored
28 November 2018
It is not uncommon that vulnerabilities are found once software is shipped.
For example in September, Cisco reported it had exposed 13 vulnerabilities in its IOS and IOS XE switch and router operating software, and said this should be patched within weeks.
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Two gigs on the LAN are worth an ax in the bush
12 October 2018
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.Find out more