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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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June 2020

June 2020

TOP NEWS 

  • ‘Covid-safe’ solutions help return to work effort
  • Kent-based fire and security firm takes on new cloud tech
  • Emtelle secures two-year contract extension with Gigaclear
  • TeleData announces expansion

VIEW FROM THE TOP

  • Sustaining the benefit of digital transformation, by Darren Anstee, CTO, NETSCOUT

ON THE NETWORK

  • Multi-service ports: adaptable networking designed for digital journeys, by Prasanna Caliaperoumal, deputy director, product, Epsilon 

FEATURE

  • The three traditional pillars of cloud computing - SaaS, PaaS and IaaS - now support such a range of services that IT and business are entering the ‘anything as a service’ or XaaS era. Robert Shepherd speaks to those who know everything

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May 2020

May 2020

TOP NEWS 

  • ‘NHS app could leave rms exposed to phishing threat’, warn experts
  • ‘Over half of digital transformation projects being delayed’ – report
  • Virgin Media Business and 8x8 partner up in new cloud deal
  • UK electricity administrator Elexon hit by cyberattack 

VIEW FROM THE TOP

  • Making the adjustment to remote working, the new normal? by Jeppe Dalberg-Larsen, president, EPOS

ON THE NETWORK

  • Data backup and recovery: technologies ‘Tiger King’ producer Rick Kirkham wishes he’d had by W. Curtis Preston, Chief Technical Evangelist, Druva

FEATURE

  • BYOD is now a very common concept in the world of work, but are there bene ts for all concerned? Robert Shepherd finds out what they might be and who benefits most

CASE STUDIES

  • Four companies from very different sectors see modernisation

Q&A

  • Please meet... Richard Jeffares, group chief technology of cer, Glide, tells Networking+ about his life and inspirations

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April 2020

April 2020

TOP NEWS 

  • ‘Remote working gives hackers new opportunities’
  • Smaller businesses braced for ‘working from home indefinitely’
  • Cohesity launches ‘industry’s first’ enterprise data management app
  • ‘Three quarters of equipment not being recycled, enterprises aren't paying due attention’ – report 

VIEW FROM THE TOP

  • Three top technology trends that have signi cant disruptive potential by Scott Dodds, CEO, Ultima

ON THE NETWORK

  • Why APIs help network teams to deliver business value by Mark Fieldhouse, general manager EMEA, NS1

FEATURE I

  • The arrival of Covid-19 has meant we have no idea when – indeed, if – we will go back to the once familiar office life. Robert Shepherd investigates

FEATURE II

  • Robert Shepherd asks how Surrey schools are equipping parents for emergency homeschooling

Q&A

  • Please meet... Eran Brown is the CTO at Infindat, a provider of multi-petabyte data storage solutions. Networking+ asked him some questions of a very different kind

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March 2020

March 2020

TOP NEWS 

  • COVID-19 compels UK to embrace remote working
  • Mobile UK’s ‘big four’ sign £1bn rural network agreement
  • Warrington Council picks Pulse Secure to streamline secure access
  • East Anglia constabularies join forces to buy SC21 TETRA radios following successful trial

VIEW FROM THE TOP

  • Improving network performance and agility with automation and AIOps by Vijay Kurkal, CEO, Resolve

ON THE NETWORK

  • The fundamentals in the pursuit of agility: a backbone for success by Paul Ruelas, senior director product management, GTT

CASE STUDIES

  • The solutions connecting the public on both rail and road

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