Q&A

SD-WAN products focus

03 August 2021

Q&A

The SD-WAN market continues to grow unabated. So, for those looking to take the plunge, or find a new provider, here’s what’s out there

There’s been a lot of buzz around SD-WAN for some time now and the market is exploding alongside digital transformation.

What’s more, there are different reasons for this. One is the fact it forms key transition for enterprises, particularly as they expand their capacity for enabling work across additional distributed location.

The UK has undergone a massive transition in the way people go about their everyday lives. Organisations that have embraced the nine-to-five working culture of the past several decades have found themselves rushing to adopt new ways of working in order to keep their heads above water in what has been a turbulent 16 or so months, courtesy of the Covid-19 pandemic. In other words, things have been catalysed by the influx of remote working that the vast majority of us had no choice but to embrace at the beginning of 2020.

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Please meet... Gemma Moore

08 July 2021

Gemma Moore, director and founder of Cyberis

Gemma Moore, director and founder of Cyberis

What was your big career break?
Getting into cyber security was a bit of a revelation, but that happened very early on in my career! I did my degree in Computing at Imperial College, and even by the time I had graduated, I really wasn’t sure where to go with it. Development, architecture, systems administration, networking - I thought about lots of possibilities but none of them felt quite right for me. Specialism in cyber security wasn’t on my radar until I saw a job advertisement for a trainee penetration tester. It sounded like great fun, so I applied and was lucky enough to get the job. I’ve never looked back - I absolutely love working in this field, and penetration testing gave me exposure across all the disciplines I’d been interested in. It’s fast-paced, ever changing, and I never get bored.

Looking back, I don’t think there was a single ‘big break’ which pushed my career forward once I was in the field, but what I have benefitted from throughout is the supportive and collaborative atmosphere in the teams I’ve worked in.

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Is there a ‘best’ critical comms solution or is it always a combination?

08 July 2021

Networking+ caught up with the biggest players in the critical communications space to get their views on the current critical comms space and the technology that makes it possible

What are key critical comms issues, considerations for the UK marketplace?

Tony Gray, chief executive, TCCA

Tony Gray, chief executive, TCCA

Tony Gray, chief executive, TCCA: The UK is currently working to replace the Airwave TETRA network used by all the emergency series. Whilst still functional and still very good for voice communications, the decision to move away from a narrowband network to a standards-based 4G LTE network is aimed at allowing the seamless integration of voice and broadband data, greater choice of devices and a clear roadmap forward as technology evolves. A system more aligned with the MNO model should allow for greater competition in the provision of the network aspects, by separating it away from the functionality provided to run over the top. By splitting the functionality and allowing competition the costs can be reduced.

 

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