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Encrypted network traffic identified as a security risk by IT managers

Type: News       Published: 05-2020      Views: 95   
Description: Exposure of private data is biggest concern, followed by cost, complexity and regulatory issues.

How COVID-19 has accelerated the move from a ‘cloud first’ to a ‘cloud now’ approach

Type: News       Published: 05-2020      Views: 90   
Description: Recent market data from Synergy Research Group via CRN suggests 2019 was a milestone for IT and that for the first time ever, enterprises are spending more money annually on cloud infrastructure services than on data centre hardware and software.  For example, total spend on cloud infrastructure services reached $97 billion, up 38 percent year over year, whereas total spend on data centre hardware and software hit $93 billion in 2019, an increase of only 1 percent compared to 2018.

Multiple network outages costing enterprise businesses millions of pounds a year

Type: News       Published: 05-2020      Views: 87   
Description: Nearly a third of IT decision-makers polled (31%) said network outages had cost their business over £1 million over the past 12 months.

NETGEAR offers 1-year free Insight Management to help businesses manage networks remotely

Type: News       Published: 05-2020      Views: 58   
Description: Selected Insight Managed Switches, Insight Wireless Access Points and Routers to include 1-year free Insight Remote Management, making it simple for businesses to manage their networks, without needing to visit premises on-site.

NetAlly announces four new capabilities for the EtherScope nXG network analyzer

Type: News       Published: 05-2020      Views: 89   
Description: Six months since it introduced its flagship network tester, the EtherScope nXG, NetAlly has delivered its version 1.2 software upgrade with new key features including the AirMapper Site Survey app.

The King’s School, Canterbury delivers A* IT estate management with baramundi

Type: News       Published: 03-2020      Views: 171   
Description: With the baramundi Management Suite and Redpalm Technology Services, The King’s School, Canterbury can manage its complex network across its estate

Concentra launches TrueCue, its combined analytics products & services brand

Type: News       Published: 03-2020      Views: 168   
Description: TrueCue is a new consulting and analytics brand offering high value analytical consultancy, underpinned by a cutting-edge technology platform

Opengear Appoints Mark Hughes as Senior Channel Sales Leader to Drive Expansion in EMEA

Type: News       Published: 03-2020      Views: 165   
Description: Hughes to spearhead growth and drive strategic efforts to continue development of EMEA channel relationships

Vendor trust: the new frontier

Type: Comment       Published: 03-2020      Views: 50   
Description: There is an awful lot of news to digest at the moment, but those of us based in the UK, especially if you are involved in the technology sector, cannot have failed to absorb some of the story around 5G and the participation of Huawei in the building of UK infrastructure.

ExaGrid EX63000E

Type: Product Review       Published: 03-2020      Views: 304   
Description: ExaGrid has always been a great choice for enterprise backup because the EX appliance family delivers everything that is required to stay within your backup window and its budget

HCI-Flex from DataCore

Type: Product Review       Published: 03-2020      Views: 211   
Description: DataCore has a fine reputation in the software-defined storage (SDS) market

Flowmon Anomaly Detection System

Type: Product Review       Published: 03-2020      Views: 300   
Description: Traditional security tools, often signature based, can be very effective in defending against specific threats, but many focus exclusively on North/South network traffic

Cloud Protection for Salesforce from F-Secure

Type: Product Review       Published: 03-2020      Views: 194   
Description: Cloud based services have caught on fast, offering a range of benefits to organisations of every kind

Internet Insights from ThousandEyes

Type: Product Review       Published: 03-2020      Views: 215   
Description: We reviewed ThousandEyes in November/December 2018 and were very impressed. Significantly extending network visibility, Internet Insights has now been added to this already powerful solution.


Type: Product Review       Published: 03-2020      Views: 316   
Description: Automation of customer interactions, especially sales, is a challenge, one not made easier by diverse communication channels including telephone, email, SMS, Chat and even old fashioned letters - and of course customer expectations

Primary key holder

Type: Feature       Published: 03-2020      Views: 192   
Description: Data security in the cloud has often been assumed, but now it needs to be assured. Dr Richard Searle, Senior Security Architect at Fortanix explains how to take back control

Transform or be disrupted

Type: Feature       Published: 03-2020      Views: 133   
Description: Data management and digital transformation are a significant opportunity for organisations with a view to the future. David McLeman, CEO at Ancoris, explores the opportunity

The edge: open ended

Type: Feature       Published: 03-2020      Views: 113   
Description: Some IT is moving to the network edge. Mike Connaughton, Technology Application Consultant at Nexans explains how it might unfold

5G at the edge

Type: Feature       Published: 03-2020      Views: 93   
Description: 5G is set to vastly increase the proliferation of edge data centres - but there will be challenges. Dr. Thomas Wellinger, Market Manager Data Centre at R&M explains the challenges and how to tackle them

The power of two

Type: Feature       Published: 03-2020      Views: 375   
Description: Is Edge Computing an alternative to Cloud or are they complementary? Martin Blunn, Chief Technology Officer at Solutionize Global explains the merits of both with some use cases

Advantage at the Edge         

Type: Feature       Published: 03-2020      Views: 147   
Description: To benefit from Edge Computing it is necessary to understand its strengths. Peter Ruffley, CEO at Zizo, suggests that there are three competitive advantages that need to be considered and understood

Designing in chaos

Type: Feature       Published: 03-2020      Views: 120   
Description: Applications that deliver high availability and consistent performance don't happen by chance. Mark Fieldhouse, General Manager EMEA at NS1 explains why best practice is the main driver

Network News - Moves, adds and changes

Type: Network News       Published: 03-2020      Views: 144   
Description: A regular look at the stories involving people, companies and solutions

Market Dynamics: Making Sense of the Market         

Type: Company News       Published: 03-2020      Views: 151   
Description: In a regular look at results and key business announcements for suppliers into the Networking and IT market, Network Computing summarises the Editors selections

Mass data fragmentation

Type: Opinion       Published: 03-2020      Views: 144   
Description: Transferring everything to the cloud may be an unnecessary and costly option. Ezat Dayeh, UK&I SE Manager at Cohesity, explains why failure to prepare means preparing to fail

Understanding the SME Cyber risk         

Type: Opinion       Published: 03-2020      Views: 78   
Description: The state of cybersecurity in UK SMEs needs attention. Paul Colwell, Technical Director at OGL Computer and CyberGuard Technologies explains some of their recent research and offers recommendations

Making data active         

Type: Opinion       Published: 03-2020      Views: 77   
Description: Network Attached Storage solutions are helping to make organisation's data more accessible, safer and more widely available. Transparency Market Research shares its own findings

Network disruption

Type: Opinion       Published: 03-2020      Views: 106   
Description: Networks are changing rapidly, and so are our expectations of them. Matt Hudson, Head of Consulting at Ultima sets out his thoughts on the technology trends that have significant potential to disrupt

5G: the human as supervisor

Type: Security Update       Published: 03-2020      Views: 171   
Description: As 5G gains momentum by offering advances in both speed and reach, Michael Adjei, CyberSecurity specialist at Nuvias considers the often-overlooked role of risk exposure and how it can be managed

Securing at the edge         

Type: Security Update       Published: 03-2020      Views: 59   
Description: As networks morph in shape and application, characterised by high growth with high security, a secure access service edge might be the logical next step. Stefan Keller, CTO at Open Systems explains sase

The process framework

Type: Opinion       Published: 03-2020      Views: 447   
Description: Effective cybersecurity needs to be structured. A security framework like SASE could be a good place to start. Nathan Howe, Director of Transformation Strategy at Zscaler explains how to avoid the pitfalls

Understanding VPN         

Type: Technology       Published: 03-2020      Views: 150   
Description: That which becomes commoditised becomes misunderstood. Thomas Owen, Head of Security at Memset challenges the general understanding of VPNs and explains why they should be used with great care

Version X         

Type: Product News       Published: 03-2020      Views: 215   
Description: With product announcements ranging from the trivial to the bizarre, the Editor distils the essence of those that are of interest to the Networking community

Customer expectations of the contact centre

Type: News       Published: 02-2020      Views: 228   

Infinigate UK signs distribution agreement with A10 Networks

Type: News       Published: 02-2020      Views: 180   
Description: Infinigate UK, a specialist IT security, cloud and Managed Service Provider (MSP) distributor, recently signed an agreement with A10 Networks to distribute its range of innovative and disruptive solutions that help organisations to improve their cyber protection and digital responsiveness across multi-cloud IT infrastructures. The agreement pairs the value of A10 Networks’ solutions with Infinigate UK’s channel expertise, creating ideal vendor-reseller connections that will flourish thanks to this partnership.

Demand for UK tech talent remains strong, CompTIA analysis finds

Type: News       Published: 02-2020      Views: 220   
Description: Employers across the United Kingdom advertised some 170,000 job openings for information technology (IT) workers in Q4 2019, an analysis of employment and labour data by CompTIA, the leading trade association for the global technology industry, reveals.

Juniper Systems launches Mesa 3 rugged tablet now running Android

Type: News       Published: 02-2020      Views: 177   
Description: New Mesa 3 Rugged Tablet runs on the Android operating system with Google Mobile Services.

TeraStation 6000 series from Buffalo

Type: Review       Published: 02-2020      Views: 323   
Description: A revolution in the use, application and regulation of data requires organisations to consider a range of storage solutions

The Virtual Contact Centre

Type: News       Published: 01-2020      Views: 236   
Description: Call centres are often viewed as cost centres within organisations as they tend to incur large costs through high staff turnover and training. To mitigate this, companies have sought various ways to restructure their call centre, such as through introducing new technologies, outsourcing call centres entirely, or offshoring them.

StorageCraft research reveals need for a ransomware reality check          

Type: News       Published: 12-2019      Views: 4522   
Description: StorageCraft has announced the second in a series of findings from an independent global research study of over 700 companies in Australia, France, Germany, North America and the UK on the attitudes of IT decision-makers (ITDM) around data management.

Call to define universal open standards for machine learning operations and governance

Type: News       Published: 12-2019      Views: 248   
Description: Cloudera has asked for industry participation in defining universal open standards for machine learning operations (MLOps) and machine learning model governance. By contributing to these standards, the community can help companies make the most of their machine learning platforms and pave the way for the future of MLOps. Join the conversation by contacting

Trustwave’s 2020 cybersecurity predictions

Type: News       Published: 12-2019      Views: 336   
Description: Matt Lorentzen, Principle Security Consultant at Trustwave, outlines some of the biggest cybersecurity threats and challenges we’ll face in the year ahead.

Gamifying Call Centres

Type: News       Published: 11-2019      Views: 350   
Description: How introducing gamification can invigorate and incentivise call centre operations

ThousandEyes introduces collective view of global internet performance

Type: News       Published: 11-2019      Views: 282   
Description: Internet Insights delivers ground-breaking visibility into Internet outages and scope of business impact

Interest in UK tech jobs wanes in comparison to mainland Europe

Type: News       Published: 11-2019      Views: 289   
Description: Jobseekers’ desire to work in the UK tech sector is falling, as other European countries’ tech industries see a surge in interest, according to new data released by the world’s largest job site, Indeed.

Switchshop achieve Platinum Status with Aruba Networks

Type: News       Published: 11-2019      Views: 468   
Description: Based in Hertfordshire, Switchshop join a very select number of Platinum partners in the UK

Altaro Office 365 Backup

Type: Review       Published: 11-2019      Views: 909   
Description: The lack of integral backup and point-in-time restoration facilities for Microsoft Office 365 has left many businesses facing a bewildering range of third-party solutions

R&S Cloud Protector from Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity

Type: Review       Published: 11-2019      Views: 413   
Description: The case for website and web application protection is well established, but it's time for review

Technology in the community

Type: Case Study       Published: 11-2019      Views: 426   
Description: With Wi-Fi taken for granted, an unreliable service can have significant adverse impact. The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust needed to put its community space to work and did so with a networking upgrade from Zyxel

Instrumenting the network

Type: Comment       Published: 11-2019      Views: 174   
Description: Political and economic uncertainty, combined with the continuing lack of clarity concerning our relationship with the EU, are finding their way into every aspect of personal and professional life, and the network is no exception

Secure edge to edge

Type: Feature       Published: 11-2019      Views: 112   
Description: Hopeful assumptions that cloud providers will secure data are misplaced. Aron Brand, CTO at CTERA, offers some insight to help cloud-driven organisations ensure their end-to-end security

A policy to include the cloud

Type: Feature       Published: 11-2019      Views: 1460   
Description: As IT systems becomes more hybrid, the use and management of policy grows ever more complicated. Tim Sedlack, Director of product management at Micro Focus suggests careful reassessment

Securing the cyber workforce

Type: Feature       Published: 11-2019      Views: 273   
Description: Cloud-based services can be the source of quality solutions to some of the security challenges posed by cloud adoption. Stuart Sharp, VP of solution engineering at OneLogin provides an overview

Digital networking

Type: Feature       Published: 11-2019      Views: 196   
Description: Digital transformation requires a new networking approach. Pete Lumbis, Technical Evangelist at Cumulus Networks talks about applying web-scale networking principles to digital transformation

System down

Type: Feature       Published: 11-2019      Views: 267   
Description: Are we more or less tolerant concerning system downtime? Peter Groucutt, Managing Director at Databarracks provides some analysis

Security & management: net effect

Type: Feature       Published: 11-2019      Views: 241   
Description: There is no shortage of network data to secure and manage networks. But, as James Barrett of Endace demonstrates, accessing useful network data at the right time has traditionally been a challenge

Network News - Moves, adds and changes

Type: Network News       Published: 11-2019      Views: 183   
Description: A regular look at the stories involving people, companies and solutions

Data as currency

Type: Opinion       Published: 11-2019      Views: 299   
Description: The age of zero trust seems to be establishing a foothold. Richard Agnew, VP EMEA at Code42 discusses what this means for data loss protection

Taking legacy to the cloud

Type: Opinion       Published: 11-2019      Views: 344   
Description: Moving to the cloud provides the chance to renew, but it's not always necessary or practical. Neill Hart, Cognitive Computing Enablement at CSI thinks that negative myths around cloud adoption must be challenged

The small approach to big

Type: Opinion       Published: 11-2019      Views: 308   
Description: Everyone is talking about microservices and their impressive operational benefits. Paul Durzan, Senior VP of Product Management at Ensono discusses this fast-growing architectural style

Breaking the IT vendor monopoly

Type: Opinion       Published: 11-2019      Views: 307   
Description: Is the staid tech sector fragmenting? Ronak Shah, an electronics and communication engineering graduate at Fact.MR, outlines the dawn of an altered, emerging multi-vendor IT reality

The Edge of Tomorrow

Type: Opinion       Published: 11-2019      Views: 303   
Description: Edge computing seems to be on everyone's lips just now. Abhijit Sunil, an analyst at Forrester considers what might happen next at the edge of the network

Tomorrow's ISV

Type: Opinion       Published: 11-2019      Views: 272   
Description: The IT and networking supply chain needs to change. Scott Murphy, Director of Cloud and Advanced Solutions at Ingram Micro believes that independent service vendors must evolve to survive

Narrowing the cyber gap

Type: Opinion       Published: 11-2019      Views: 309   
Description: Millions of people work in cybersecurity worldwide, yet the demand for professionals exceeds supply. Deshini Newman, Managing Director EMEA at (ISC)² shares some thoughts and recent research on the skills shortage

GDPR so far

Type: Opinion       Published: 11-2019      Views: 231   
Description: It's been over a year now and, for better or worse, we are stuck with GDPR - but how has it really performed? Todd Peterson, IAM evangelist at One Identity offers some insight and context to this thorny question

Connected cloud

Type: Opinion       Published: 11-2019      Views: 288   
Description: Those that view data regulation as a limiting factor may have missed the point. Richard Petley, VP of Technology at Oracle UK & Ireland discusses compliance and the awesome data economy opportunity

Making the grade?

Type: Opinion       Published: 11-2019      Views: 222   
Description: Organisations are so dependent on application program interfaces for their digitally transformed operations that it's time to take stock. James Hirst, COO & Cofounder at Tyk offers some insight

Evolving cybersecurity

Type: Security Update       Published: 11-2019      Views: 176   
Description: Cybersecurity is still a young industry but it's growing fast. Theresa Lanowitz, Director of Cybersecurity Communications at AT&T Cybersecurity thinks we are at a critical point in cybersecurity's evolution

Disruption agenda

Type: Security Update       Published: 11-2019      Views: 146   
Description: With operational technology and IT naturally coalescing, there is a new emerging cyber-physical threat. Chris Sherry, Regional Vice President of EMEA North at Forescout explains this disruptive threat vector

Manufacturing Linux Containers

Type: Technology       Published: 11-2019      Views: 132   
Description: Virtualised operating systems are gaining ground and solving real-world IT problems. Florian Froschermeier, Technical Sales Manager at INSYS, explains how manufacturers are using Linux containers to transform their applications

Version X

Type: Product News       Published: 11-2019      Views: 287   
Description: With product announcements ranging from the trivial to the bizarre, the Editor distils the essence of those that are of interest to the Networking community

Passwords the weakest link as GCHQ prevents hackers using over 1 million stolen credit cards

Type: News       Published: 10-2019      Views: 434   
Description: The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a division of intelligence agency GCHQ, 2019 report revealed that the scheme Operation Haulster automatically flagged details of more than 1 million stolen credit cards to banks. The agency also claimed it had prevented more than 177,000 malicious phishing attacks that attempted to trick people into handing over their passwords.

Northampton has its say on digital future as CityFibre’s Gigabit vision takes shape

Type: News       Published: 10-2019      Views: 404   
Description: Northampton’s civic and business communities have taken a glimpse into the future – and seen how improved digital connectivity will soon transform everyday life for people in the area.

Aeris announces Fusion IoT Network

Type: News       Published: 10-2019      Views: 315   
Description: Aeris has announced the general availability of the Fusion IoT Network, one of the first-ever intelligent 5G-ready solutions, including LTE-M, NB-IoT, LTE, and 2G/3G. Leveraging over a decade of wireless IoT connectivity experience with over 14M units under management, the Fusion IoT Network lays the groundwork for a dynamic and flexible connectivity solution that adapts to a rapidly changing environment.

NetApp provides faster, more efficient solution for analytics and HPC applications

Type: News       Published: 09-2019      Views: 788   
Description: The NetApp EF600 storage array is an end-to-end NVMe midrange array that accelerates access to data and empowers companies to rapidly develop new insights for performance-sensitive workloads.

UK Government launches £30 million UK-wide competition for rollout of 5G in rural areas

Type: News       Published: 09-2019      Views: 427   
Description: New competition launched to test groundbreaking 5G applications in rural areas, alongside proposed planning reforms to improve and extend mobile coverage.

Over half of UK employees do not have ‘essential’ digital skills

Type: News       Published: 09-2019      Views: 427   
Description: Research by indicates that employers struggle to fill about one-third of vacancies due to a lack of the right digital skills amongst applicants, and although evidence suggests that the UK does have a strong digitally enabled workforce there still remains a digital skill shortage.

Buffalo announces TeraStation 3020 NAS for SMEs

Type: News       Published: 09-2019      Views: 741   
Description: Successor to TeraStation 3010 series features upgraded CPU, faster network port, and higher storage options

ThousandEyes addresses enterprise application performance visibility gap

Type: News       Published: 09-2019      Views: 274   
Description: Correlated app, infrastructure and Internet performance visibility speeds problem isolation and resolution for complex multi-cloud and SaaS deployments

Objective IT Networks

Type: Comment       Published: 09-2019      Views: 220   
Description: Time moves on, business operations change, and the technology evolves

I have data...

Type: Feature       Published: 09-2019      Views: 246   
Description: Data collection is easy, but putting it to good use is a modern challenge. Peter Barker, CTO at Rufus Leonard shows how you can unleash the power of your data using cloud insight technologies

Cyber backup

Type: Feature       Published: 09-2019      Views: 269   
Description: Losing data is no joke, but paying a ransom to recover it is negligence. Ezat Dayeh, Senior Engineering Manager at Cohesity makes the case for data backup in security management

Securing visibility

Type: Feature       Published: 09-2019      Views: 361   
Description: Cobbled together security solutions do not work. Andrew Bushby, UK director at Fidelis Cybersecurity, says that a streamlined security stack can provide a more complete picture

Model behaviour

Type: Feature       Published: 09-2019      Views: 283   
Description: The insider threat does not have a single recognisable threat profile. Saryu Nayyar, CEO of Gurucul thinks that a different approach is required to combat this growing risk

Watch and learn

Type: Feature       Published: 09-2019      Views: 285   
Description: Securing the cloud based on continuous testing and real-time monitoring is an essential cloud security strategy. Aleksander Gorkowienko, Managing Consultant at Spirent SecurityLabs makes the case

Security from the cloud

Type: Feature       Published: 09-2019      Views: 525   
Description: As organisations begin to understand that they must consider, plan, and deliver effective security for their cloud and hybrid IT estate, Danielle Russell, lead product manager at AT&T Cybersecurity offers three important principles to consider

Knock, knock…

Type: Feature       Published: 09-2019      Views: 454   
Description: With testing and monitoring in place, building security around privileged credentials in the cloud is significantly important. Nick Bowman, EMEA Senior Manager at CyberArk shares an insight

The executive in the cloud

Type: Feature       Published: 09-2019      Views: 227   
Description: Innovation is important to organisational success and cloud is an enabler. Amrit Williams, VP Products at Skybox Security explains why identifying and addressing cloud insecurity is a dependency

Network News - Moves, adds and changes

Type: Network News       Published: 09-2019      Views: 244   
Description: A regular look at the stories involving people, companies and solutions

Market Dynamics: Making Sense of the Market

Type: Company News       Published: 09-2019      Views: 274   
Description: In a regular look at results and key business announcements for suppliers into the Networking and IT market, Network Computing summarises the Editors selections

The art of alarm

Type: Opinion       Published: 09-2019      Views: 361   
Description: With facilities and IT inextricably linked, Klaus Allion, Managing Director at automated communications specialist ANT Telecom, offers some advice on how to reduce the impact of false alarms

Optimising cyber resilience

Type: Opinion       Published: 09-2019      Views: 468   
Description: Creating cyber resilience is a journey that never ends. Dirk Schrader, Cyber Resilience Architect at Greenbone Networks thinks that vulnerability management is a vital element in this essential journey

Core network - remote office

Type: Opinion       Published: 09-2019      Views: 323   
Description: The remote office has always presented its own network challenges. Gary Cox, Technology Director, Western Europe at Infoblox considers the rise of the remote office network in a DDI context

Cloud: planned, documented and refined

Type: Opinion       Published: 09-2019      Views: 726   
Description: there's a lot of talk now about money being wasted due to cloud sprawl. Kevin J. Smith, Senior VP at Ivanti illustrates how to tackle the high cost of cloud sprawl

Revisiting assets

Type: Opinion       Published: 09-2019      Views: 275   
Description: Many organisations will claim to have effective asset management in place - but is it really fit for purpose? Mark Gaydos, CMO of Nlyte Software says that businesses must invest in new network asset management

Resilient or redundant?

Type: Opinion       Published: 09-2019      Views: 284   
Description: Confusion regarding these two important network measures could cause operational chaos. Steve Cummins, VP at Opengear suggests that they are very different and that businesses must understand them better

Digital visibility

Type: Opinion       Published: 09-2019      Views: 324   
Description: Correlating IT system performance and business performance is a reality that cannot be ignored. Mike Walton, Founder and CEO at Opsview argues that full visibility of network assets, old and new, is essential

Monitoring in the shadows

Type: Opinion       Published: 09-2019      Views: 743   
Description: Complete network visibility is crucial for all aspects of network management. In addition says Martin Hodgson, Head of UK & Ireland at Paessler, it is a critical asset for dealing with Shadow IT

Data: climate change

Type: Opinion       Published: 09-2019      Views: 367   
Description: With data storage temperatures on the rise, David Trachy, Senior Director of Advanced Development at Spectra Logic claims that we need to prepare for the impending data tsunami

Evolving trust

Type: Opinion       Published: 09-2019      Views: 353   
Description: It could be said that IT has been quietly democratised. Marc Lueck, CISO, UK & Northern Europe for Zscaler considers how this is changing the security landscape

PRTG Network Monitor (19.2) from Paessler

Type: Product Review       Published: 09-2019      Views: 1013   
Description: Organisations wanting to monitor all of their network traffic, not just some, will find the Paessler PRTG Network Monitor a great choice

The security Co-op

Type: Security Update       Published: 09-2019      Views: 150   
Description: As long as cybersecurity is the responsibility of a single department it will remain compromised. Mark Rodbert, CEO at Idax explains the role of identity and access management in changing this

A routing prefix

Type: Technology       Published: 09-2019      Views: 149   
Description: To many of us the Internet is just a resource we plug into, but someone has to manage its provision. Andrei Robachevsky, Senior Technology Program Manager at the Internet Society introduces MANRS

Cabling for Wi-Fi

Type: Technology       Published: 09-2019      Views: 311   
Description: The latest design standard for Wi-Fi requires an intelligent approach to cabling in order to derive full benefit. Valerie Maguire, Director of Standards & Technology at Siemon offers an informed insight

Version X

Type: Product News       Published: 09-2019      Views: 243   
Description: With product announcements ranging from the trivial to the bizarre, the Editor distils the essence of those that are of interest to the Networking community

Exertis Hammer adds security and wireless to its VAD portfolio

Type: News       Published: 08-2019      Views: 344   
Description: This is the latest in a series of developments that will see Exertis Hammer increase both its offering and geographical coverage in the coming year. “We will continue to increase our portfolio via distribution agreements with new vendors,” said Managing Director James Ward. “And we will open more Exertis Hammer offices across Europe, each with their own local feel.”

New Parseq research finds UK businesses are struggling to cope with spike in GDPR data requests

Type: News       Published: 07-2019      Views: 535   
Description: UK businesses have struggled to handle an upswing in personal data access requests since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force, new research from business process outsourcer Parseq reveals.

Schneider Electric expands its data centre portfolio

Type: News       Published: 07-2019      Views: 475   
Description: Schneider Electric's enhanced Data Center Operations Services improve operational efficiencies and reduce risk.

Reinventing IT basics

Type: Comment       Published: 07-2019      Views: 152   
Description: There has for some time been a trend for vendors to move away from point solutions

Introducing the weakest link

Type: Feature       Published: 07-2019      Views: 267   
Description: A military approach to cybersecurity may be good in theory but Colin Tankard, Managing Director at Digital Pathways says that it may not suit everyone

Share the risk

Type: Feature       Published: 07-2019      Views: 607   
Description: Cybersecurity planning should begin with the basics. Mark Rodbert, CEO at idax Software explains the role of identity and access management

The 5G premium         

Type: Feature       Published: 07-2019      Views: 463   
Description: There is palpable excitement around 5G, but for some it will also be tinged with concern. Iain Shearman, Managing Director at KCOM NNS outlines its true potential

The people plan

Type: Feature       Published: 07-2019      Views: 338   
Description: Chris Bush, Head of Security at ObserveIT explains why putting people first is the best way to create an adaptive security plan that is fit for purpose

Transforming the digital edge         

Type: Feature       Published: 07-2019      Views: 231   
Description: There is more to riding the digital transformation wave than you might imagine. Russell Poole, UK and Nordics Managing Director at Equinix considers how best to start

Nuanced compliance

Type: Feature       Published: 07-2019      Views: 234   
Description: As the GDPR anniversary passes, the next year of challenge commences. Sean Herbert, UK Country Manager at baramundi explains why organisations must consider the small print

Are you compliant?         

Type: Feature       Published: 07-2019      Views: 313   
Description: Most organisations established their GDPR compliance With a flurry of activity - but have they verified it since? Andrew Eden of Netpremacy explains the steps involved, and how data management has transformed the process

Talking GDPR         

Type: Feature       Published: 07-2019      Views: 257   
Description: Having survived the first year of GDPR, can you now relax? Piergiorgio Vittori, Global Development Director at Spitch says not, adding that biometrics can be a stumbling block for GDPR Compliance

AI-driven contact         

Type: Feature       Published: 07-2019      Views: 320   
Description: AI has made its way into the contact centre and its potential there is impressive. Mary Ellen Genovese, Managing Director of European Operations at 8x8 explores how AI can enhance human contact

Network News - Moves, adds and changes         

Type: Network News       Published: 07-2019      Views: 301   
Description: A regular look at the stories involving people, companies and solutions

Market Dynamics: Making Sense of the Market         

Type: Company News       Published: 07-2019      Views: 341   
Description: In a regular look at results and key business announcements for suppliers into the Networking and IT market, Network Computing summarises the Editors selections

The DevOps network

Type: Opinion       Published: 07-2019      Views: 512   
Description: SDN is set to become a strategic element of the DevOps stack. Marlene Spensley, Application Optimisation Practice Lead at Nuvias explores the emerging role of DevOps for managing networks

Strategic write-off         

Type: Opinion       Published: 07-2019      Views: 435   
Description: Leasing of hardware may be undergoing a rebirth. Carmen Ene, CEO of 3 Step IT explains how Device-as-a-Service can increase value and service levels

Socially responsible IT

Type: Opinion       Published: 07-2019      Views: 426   
Description: The current cost of IT is a significant contributor to global warming. Steve Haskew from Circular Computing, who claim to be the world's first IT remanufacturer, explains how this could change

Genderless tech

Type: Opinion       Published: 07-2019      Views: 286   
Description: Gender equality has been slow to arrive in the tech industry - and it is no longer an option. In fact, Wendy Warham, VP Digital Transformation & Innovation at Fujitsu thinks it offers advantage

Openly open

Type: Opinion       Published: 07-2019      Views: 278   
Description: Some of the best opportunities for digital transformation might reside in open source software. Stephan Fabel, Director of Product at Canonical explores the past, the present and the future of open source

Networking context         

Type: Opinion       Published: 07-2019      Views: 273   
Description: Voice and video have always challenged the network team, but Tim Armstrong, VP of Product Marketing at Nectar explains why this need not be the case

Impacting privacy         

Type: Opinion       Published: 07-2019      Views: 262   
Description: Privacy is established as important and the risks understood. Francis Dinha, CEO of OpenVPN looks at its meaning and affordability for smaller and mid-sized organisations

Channel change

Type: Opinion       Published: 07-2019      Views: 310   
Description: Technology changes fast, but the same can't be said for the way it is designed, made and served. Jacob Smith, CMO and Cofounder at Packet asks if it's time for a new OEM MO.

AI: the human aspect         

Type: Opinion       Published: 07-2019      Views: 336   
Description: A paucity of AI skills should not inhibit organisations from pursuing AI-based objectives. Craig Stewart, SVP of Product at SnapLogic explains how to approach assembling human resources for AI

Cloud-based print management         

Type: Opinion       Published: 07-2019      Views: 298   
Description: Print can be lost in the rush of digital transformtion. James Turner, Regional Sales Manager at Y Soft Corporation explains why effectively managing the print estate can create the office of the future

Nectar 10 from Nectar Services Corporation         

Type: Review       Published: 07-2019      Views: 860   
Description: Unified business communications can provide a huge, mission critical range of business services including telephone services, single number calling, messaging, chat, presence data, video conferencing and desktop sharing

Active Directory exposed

Type: Security Update       Published: 07-2019      Views: 285   
Description: Active Directory is fundamental to digital life. Emmanuel Gras, CEO of Alsid explains why it's time to start paying proper attention to its security

Cloud-centric security         

Type: Security Update       Published: 07-2019      Views: 317   
Description: Fast network provisioning needs to be hardwired to the simultaneous provisioning of security. Laurent Zimmerli of Open Systems argues that cloud-ready network management practices are required to deliver a new security reality

Version X         

Type: Product News       Published: 07-2019      Views: 346   
Description: With product announcements ranging from the trivial to the bizarre, the Editor distils the essence of those that are of interest to the Networking community

The Hartree Centre boosts AI capability for UK industry projects

Type: News       Published: 06-2019      Views: 430   
Description: UK industry and research communities are set to benefit from unique new artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities at the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) Hartree Centre.

Juniper Networks launches SD-WAN as a Service

Type: News       Published: 06-2019      Views: 385   
Description: Juniper Networks has announced a cloud-delivered version of its SD-WAN solution, the most scalable offering on the market today. Juniper’s Contrail Service Orchestration now gives enterprises a simple way to manage and secure not only the WAN infrastructure, but also branch LAN and Wi-Fi networks typically deployed alongside it.

Equinix Expands Collaboration with IBM Cloud

Type: News       Published: 06-2019      Views: 402   
Description: Equinix has announced an expanded collaboration with IBM Cloud to bring private and scalable connectivity to global enterprises at the digital edge via Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric (ECX Fabric).

The rehearsal is over

Type: Comment       Published: 05-2019      Views: 211   
Description: It's hard to think of IT and networking as a fledgling industry, but in certain contexts, for example steel production, it is

Market Dynamics: Making Sense of the Market

Type: Company News       Published: 05-2019      Views: 440   
Description: In a regular look at results and key business announcements for suppliers into the Networking and IT market, Network Computing summarises the Editors selections

Network News - Moves, adds and changes

Type: Network News       Published: 05-2019      Views: 364   
Description: A regular look at the stories involving people, companies and solutions

Version X

Type: Product News       Published: 05-2019      Views: 394   
Description: With product announcements ranging from the trivial to the bizarre, the Editor distils the essence of those that are of interest to the Networking community

Building AI foundations

Type: Feature       Published: 05-2019      Views: 1091   
Description: While the potential for AI is compelling, it's important to plan and build it carefully. Nick Jewell, Director at Alteryx offers three building blocks for a successful AI future

The AI data challenge

Type: Feature       Published: 05-2019      Views: 298   
Description: AI and data go hand in hand, but getting the most from your data is another thing. Neill Hart, Cognitive Computing Enablement at CSI explains how to harness the power of your business data

Voluntary regulation

Type: Opinion       Published: 05-2019      Views: 736   
Description: A new EU-wide directive could help all organisations improve their security posture. Tony Atkins, Regional Director at Nozomi Networks explains the opportunity.

Tick tock…

Type: Feature       Published: 05-2019      Views: 622   
Description: Following a cyber incident, there's a narrow window of opportunity to analyse, recover and comply. Daniel Saunders, Senior Incident Response Consultant at NTT Security offers some insight

Vendor accountability

Type: Opinion       Published: 05-2019      Views: 338   
Description: You can't assume a software application is secure - you need to know. Simon Roe, Product Manager at Outpost24 says that developing secure applications by design is the way forward

5G Cybersecurity

Type: Feature       Published: 05-2019      Views: 353   
Description: For too long security has been an afterthought, but that cannot be allowed to happen with 5G. Paul Anderson, Regional Director, UK & Ireland at Fortinet outlines the risk to networks and some mitigation strategies

Beyond speed

Type: Feature       Published: 05-2019      Views: 320   
Description: 5G will offer much more than is currently understood. David Millar, Business Development Director at Axians UK explains how it will revolutionise business

The 5G Focus

Type: Feature       Published: 05-2019      Views: 515   
Description: As 5G starts to arrive, Ian Goetz, Chief Architect at Juniper Networks thinks it will most favour the focused enterprise. Here he describes the use case-centred approach.

Abrogation of duty

Type: Opinion       Published: 05-2019      Views: 397   
Description: When cloud providers fail to explain how they protect the data they handle, they are in turn damaging the data security of their customers, says Chris Burden, Chief Commercial Officer at Memset

Chipping away at network performance

Type: Opinion       Published: 05-2019      Views: 485   
Description: For those keeping track of such things, networks are getting smarter and faster. Mike Rivers, Product Director at GTT Communications reveals the reason why

A crafted cyber response

Type: Security Update       Published: 05-2019      Views: 275   
Description: An incident response plan designed to deal with inevitable cyber compromise has never been more urgent. Robin Oldham, Head of Cyber Security Consulting Practice at BAE Systems makes the case

R&S Trusted Gate from Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity

Type: Review       Published: 05-2019      Views: 768   
Description: A cybersecurity strategy to address specific threat profiles can be demanding, but central to each one is the protection of data, the most prized asset

Coding website security

Type: Opinion       Published: 05-2019      Views: 324   
Description: With their latest Threat Monitoring Report indicating a spike in attempted PHP related web attacks, Neil Lathwood, CTO of UKFast examines the risk

The IoT opportunity

Type: Technology Focus       Published: 05-2019      Views: 299   
Description: Diverse organisations are realising that IoT could transform the way that they work. Christophe Fourtet, co-founder of Sigfox discusses the merits of merging the physical and digital worlds

The art of reporting

Type: Opinion       Published: 05-2019      Views: 400   
Description: GDPR isn't just confined to compliance, and some organisations are failing to report data security breaches correctly. Frederik Schouboe, CEO at Keepit Group explains

Targeting harm

Type: Security Update       Published: 05-2019      Views: 231   
Description: In challenging times, an evaluated threat-centric approach can ensure that cyber resources are used wisely. Marina Kidron, Head of the Skybox Research Lab offers some recommendations

Network upkeep

Type: Opinion       Published: 05-2019      Views: 311   
Description: Is the role of the networking specialist at an end? Marc Sollars, CTO of Teneo, examines the drive for flexible innovation and its effect on In-house networking skills

2nd May 2019 - The New Champions Are Crowned

Type: Awards       Published: 05-2019      Views: 404   
Description: The 2019 Network Computing awards winners are here!


Type: Awards       Published: 05-2019      Views: 485   
Description: WINNER: Dell EMC - PowerEdge MX


Type: Awards       Published: 05-2019      Views: 396