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June 2021

June 2021

TOP NEWS

  • Internet outage caused by software bug
  • Tunbridge Wells schools closed following data breach
  • Proximity begins network enhancement
  • Iron Mountain sells five UK data centres for £128mNHS Test and trace strengthens cyber defence
  • Scottish gov and agencies ‘breached data protection rules almost 2,000 times'

SECURITY

  • Cybersecurity is not a one-stop-shop

ON THE NETWORK

  • Separating the wheat from the chaff

FEATURE

  • SD-WAN products focus

VIEW FROM THE TOP

  • What is the ‘hybrid cloud visibility gap’ and why does it matter?

Q&A

  • Please meet...Gemma Moore, direct and founder of Cyberis

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May 2021

May 2021

TOP NEWS 

  • O2 to slash data centre emissions in “radical overhaul”
  • Cyber fears as nearly 200 devices lost
  • Arrow Electronics inks Nvidia solutions distribution agreement
  • Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust makes communications system upgrades

VIEW FROM THE TOP

  • Moving to containers, by Chris Bujis, EMEA field CTO, NS1

ON THE NETWORK

  • Thinking outside the container, by Alex Chircop, CEO, StorageOS

FEATURE

  • Ransomware attacks in the UK continue to grow at an alarming rate, as cybercriminals target everything from government agencies to high-net-worth individuals and blue chip corporates to small businesses. Robert Shepherd asks the experts why this is and what enterprises can do to thwart the bad actors

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April 2021

April 2021

TOP NEWS 

  • Government introduces legislation for smart devices
  • ‘DC cooling infrastructure must be compliant ahead of summer’
  • University of Hertfordshire suffers major cyberattack
  • Vipre releases latest cybersecurity defence bundles

VIEW FROM THE TOP

  • Autonomous cloud security, by Scott Dodds, CEO, Ultima

ON THE NETWORK

  • Why retailers need to put their heads in the cloud, by Alex MacPherson, director of solution consultancy and account management, Manhattan Associates

FEATURE

  • Businesses rely on their WAN and LAN to perform at levels high enough to satisfy their clients’ demands. But how will that work in a hybrid world? Robert Shepherd investigates

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March 2021

March 2021

TOP NEWS 

  • Criminals steal sensitive data on UK aid projects overseas
  • Sepura’s SCG22 approved for use on airwave and BDBOS networks
  • Assured Data Protection launches new XDR Service
  • BT upgrades network and connectivity for Walgreens Boots

VIEW FROM THE TOP

  • Automating manufacturing resiliency, by Ian Millington, managing director, adi Automation

ON THE NETWORK

  • The path to mass-market for SD-WAN, by Marc Bouteyre, senior product line manager, SD-WAN, Ekinops

FEATURE I

  • The ESN is something we can’t live without, but an unforeseen pandemic and delayed upgrade have caused problems. Robert Shepherd examines the network

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February 2021

February 2021

TOP NEWS 

  • Shared Rural Network boost for UK enterprises
  • NetUtils launches ‘Platinum Tier’ managed cyber security services
  • Truespeed announces full fibre roll-out in Bath and environs
  • CityFibre starts Bradford’s full fibre transformation

VIEW FROM THE TOP

  • Production scale in IoT deployments, by Nick Sacke, head of IoT and products, Comms365

ON THE NETWORK

  • Data privacy impact in the digital era, by Zack Zilakakis, product marketing leader, Apstra

FEATURE I

  • Fibre broadband is the backbone of UK internet infrastructure, but with the investment in new technologies, will it be as important come 2030? Robert Shepherd does some digging

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January 2021

January 2021

TOP NEWS 

  • UK-EU agree six-month ‘data adequacy’ bridge
  • South East Water signs cloud and machine learning deal with CTS
  • IBM helps clients prepare for next-gen encryption tech
  • Sunderland businesses secure £62m bre investment boost

VIEW FROM THE TOP

  • Voice quality matters now more than ever, by Dominic Norton, director, Spitfire Network Services

ON THE NETWORK

  • A ‘small’ bang approach to SD-WAN, by Zabrina Doerck, director of product marketing, global enterprise, Infovista

FEATURE I

  • The nation has entered lockdown 3.0, which means working and learning from home. Having adapted to it last March, are we in a better position almost a year later?

FEATURE II

  • The digital skills gap problem isn’t going to go away any time soon, so Robert Shepherd asks the industry what we are doing about it in 2021

Q&A

  • Please meet... Wes Durow, CMO, Extreme Networks

 

 

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December

December 2020

TOP NEWS 

  • HMRC ‘serious’ data incidents come to light
  • WBA’s OpenRoaming introduces ‘highest security’ to public Wi-Fi
  • Eurosat and TP-Link UK future proof London office with business-class wireless network
  • Epsilon brings multi-cloud networking with Aviatrix

VIEW FROM THE TOP

  • Getting the crowds back safely, by Alastair Williamson, CEO, Wyld Networks

ON THE NETWORK

  • Smart cities in a changing world, by Alistair Fulton, VP & General Manager, Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group

ROUNDTABLE

November 2020

November 2020

TOP NEWS 

  • ICO says parties must improve data protection
  • Dundee Council ‘saves £1m’ by moving 95% of data to public cloud
  • Cohesity form new collaboration with AWS to deliver DMaaS
  • Lawmakers criticise choice of cyber security headquarters

VIEW FROM THE TOP

  • The path to cloud enlightenment, by Dave Glasgow, founding director, director of strategic alliances, IPI

ON THE NETWORK

  • The communication the customers want, by Neil Hammerton, CEO & co-founder, Natterbox

ROUNDTABLE

  • Network management in an SDN world

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October 2020

October 2020

TOP NEWS 

  • BT and Toshiba launch ‘unhackable’ network
  • Network analysis expert expands reseller network in the UK
  • Slough authorities to decide on Zurich data centre plans
  • An edge solution for visual inspection and observation

VIEW FROM THE TOP

  • Unleashing the full power of IP networks, by Mike Hook, executive director, LMG

ON THE NETWORK

  • Cloud-driven networks the fuel that’s powering the ‘new normal’, by Dahwood Ahmed, senior regional manager UK&I, Extreme Networks

FEATURE

  • Many period buildings were not designed for the offices that now sit in them. Robert Shepherd finds out how new comms equipment navigates old brickwork

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September 2020

September 2020

TOP NEWS 

  • Government issues cybersecurity warning
  • ‘Nearly 80% of enterprises want CSPs to drive 5G adoption’ - survey
  • Connexin raises £80 to take smart cities to the next level
  • Oracle inks Ministry of Defence cloud infrastructure deal

VIEW FROM THE TOP

  • When business continuity plans go wrong, by Craig Atkins, managing director, 1-Fix

ON THE NETWORK

  • Identifying best fit scenarios for alternatives to OEM network maintenance, by Mihaela Dinu, networking and server product manager, EMEA, Curvature

FEATURE

  • The UK has finally severed ties from the EU and will now plough a lone furrow. But what does that mean for data and GDPR? Robert Shepherd asks the questions

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August 2020

August 2020

TOP NEWS 

  • UK set for Terragraph multi-gigabit technology
  • Survey reveals 75% of UK firms using AI, but challenges persist
  • Windstream adds next-gen firewall VNF to SD-WAN offering
  • Vodafone and Defra launch 5G-ready NB-IoT forest sensors

VIEW FROM THE TOP

  • Turning data centres green, by Vik Malyala, senior vice president, Supermicro

ON THE NETWORK

  • Could FWA the answer to keeping people connected during the global pandemic? By James Bristow, SVP EMEA, Cradlepoint

FEATURE

  • The UK can he hit by a terrorist attack or natural disaster with little or no notice - so how equipped are the emergency services should the worst happen? Robert Shepherd finds out

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July 2020

July 2020

TOP NEWS 

  • Blackbaud hack leaves UK institutions exposed
  • Puppet DevOps adds module support, patching automation
  • ‘UK is the fourth most exposed country for cyber vulnerabilities’
  • ‘Universities failing to provide adequate security training’

VIEW FROM THE TOP

  • New Reality: What businesses can learn from the military, by Pat O’Connor, managing director & co-founder, VRAI

ON THE NETWORK

  • To break the energy curve with 5G, telcos are increasing ef ciency by at least 10 times, by Tu Jiashun, chief scientist, virtualization, ZTE

FEATURE

  • AI is a cool futuristic term we have been using for a number of years. Now, in 2020, it’s time to nd out what it actually does for data centres. Robert Shepherd speaks to the geeks

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