Ethernet needs more powerful testing

08 October 2021

Christian Schillab, application engineer EMEA, Fluke

Christian Schillab, application engineer EMEA, Fluke

E thernet is a flexible, yet complex networking technology which demands the use of efficient testing equipment and simplifies troubleshooting.
Since its introduction in the 1970s, Ethernet has displaced practically all other wired local-area network (LAN) technologies, because of its flexibility. Christian Schillab, Marketing Engineer at Fluke Networks describes why a flexible, yet complex networking technology demands a tester that keeps troubleshooting simple.

Flexible solutions for every application
Twisted-pair cabling coupled with the introduction of active hubs and switches made it possible for organisations to install Ethernet to support everything from multigigabit short-range links in the server room, to longer runs based on 100Base-T for connecting security cameras. The arrival of the IoT is making Ethernet increasingly important for building automation and other services that go beyond traditional IT.

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From survive to thrive: unlocking ROI from remote working

06 October 2021

Keith Ali, MD at Creative ITC

Keith Ali, MD at Creative ITC

Following the pandemic-driven rush to ensure business continuity, many IT teams have ended up managing an unplanned mix of technologies. Now, with organisations transitioning to long-term remote and hybrid working models, they’re facing a new challenge - choosing a sustainable solution that improves workforce mobility and productivity without increasing cost and complexity.

Organisations are increasingly choosing virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) as a long-term, scalable solution where upfront CapEx costs are largely replaced by OpEx. But, the pandemic’s shakeout means financial approval for any IT investment is often tougher than before - especially if you’re pitching to a C-suite still reeling from balance sheet challenges. So, what’s the best way to build a business case for the remote working long haul?

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Improving your security posture with hybrid identity protection

04 October 2021

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By Sean Deuby, director of services
at Semperis

Covid-19 has often been cited as the catalyst accelerating pre-existing trends in the past 18 months, with ecommerce and automation two of many multiple markets championing this school of thought.

The widespread shift to remote and hybrid working models, however, was less acceleration and more holistic transformation born out of necessity. Prior to the pandemic, only 4% of Europeans worked from home, but when the pandemic struck this figure rose to 88% of staff.

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Playing catch-up to the early adopters of analytics, AI and machine learning

14 September 2021

Sarthak Rohal, VP - IT services at AlphaCodes

Sarthak Rohal, VP - IT services at AlphaCodes

Early adopters of data analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) tools have found themselves in a position of favour in today’s rapidly accelerating digital world. 

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Next generation mission critical services are being defined now – it’s time to take part

02 September 2021

Chris Hogg, GCF head of 5G certification

Chris Hogg, GCF head of 5G certification

An analysis by the Global Certification Forum (GCF) has revealed that the rate of adoption of 5G technology in mobile devices is significantly outpacing the rate at which 4G LTE was adopted in its early years. GCF is a non-profit, global, membership driven organisation. With more than 300 members from major operators, MVNOs, all major device and IoT manufacturers and the test industry, working together with key industry partners on certification programmes demanded by the market.

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