The business case for Wi-Fi

17 June 2022

Wi-Fi is a funny thing. Almost every one of us uses it on a daily basis, and yet there’s no doubt the majority know very little about how it actually works.
Well, World Wi-Fi Day offers a perfect opportunity to consider the value Wi-Fi brings; this is especially true for the business economy, which relies on great connectivity. Now more than ever, Wi-Fi plays a crucial role in this as organisations get to grips with the working from home era.

We have spoken to experts from across the industry to talk about the current state of Wi-Fi and the challenges businesses are faced with when providing great connectivity for employees.

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The UK’s digital transformation: why it’s about more than just WFH

15 June 2022

We all know that over the last two years, the pandemic has sped up the UK’s digital transformation. As physical doors closed – for offices, for shops, for council services and even for doctors’ surgeries – digital doors opened. Our own study with the Centre for Economics and Business Research last year revealed that organisations boosted their IT spend by 18% compared to 2019 and digital transformation projects prompted by Covid-19 were fast-tracked by an average of three years across the UK.

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A mission critical comms revolution

13 June 2022

By Paul Ward, director of international commercial and marketing, ETELM

By Paul Ward, director of international commercial and marketing, ETELM

Private 4G/5G communications offers an exciting opportunity for mission critical users – the move towards high-speed broadband services will enable new, advanced applications and offer significant operational improvements for users. However, there will still be a demand for traditional PMR technologies….so can the industry gain more than just the improvement in data services?

ETELM has long been providing mission critical infrastructure, specialising in TETRA, more recently our own LTE RAN and an advanced Hybrid TETRA & LTE system called 4G Linked. Having developed our new range of mission critical LTE base stations it became clear that the powerful 3GPP Core networking standards could (and should) be used for all communication technologies across the sector.

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Endpoint visibility: the superhero that delivers secure enterprise networks

10 June 2022

Chris Vaughan, area vice president of Technical Account Management, EMEA, Tanium

Chris Vaughan, area vice president of technical account management, EMEA, Tanium

Imagine you have an office filled with valuable items. You leave the door open and invite people to borrow whatever they want from it. Very quickly, you’ll lose sight of where your valuables have gone, making it difficult to track and recoup them later.

This analogy is an apt explanation of what’s been happening to endpoint data management throughout the pandemic. Prior to the unravelling chaos of the past two years, employees were provided with approved tools, data storage and devices to do their job within the office. This level of control meant that data retention policies could easily be applied to the data employees encountered, enabling compliance with GDPR and other data privacy regulations.

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Data… where has it been, and where is it going?

10 June 2022

Neil Thacker, chief information security officer

Neil Thacker, chief information security officer

In the early days of the cloud, keeping a close track of data flows was at the forefront of every IT and security leader's mind. Promising a data transportation revolution, the cloud necessitated new levels of vigilance in order to keep on top of the flow of information, and the demand for visibility increased amongst CISOs. With the introduction of GDPR to the data landscape, alongside increasing cloud adoption, it became a legal obligation for organizations to understand and manage the flow of their data to ensure compliance.

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