Setting employees up for long-term remote working success

15 September 2020

Alan Hayward, sales and marketing at SEH

Alan Hayward, sales and marketing at SEH

There’s been a huge, sudden change to the world we live in as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many businesses didn’t have time to prepare for the changes that it’s company would face and working remotely suddenly became the norm. With all these changes, companies have had a taste of understanding what it would be like to have their employees work from home in the long-term. 

There’s a big cloud of uncertainty around the future of remote working as we start returning to normality, but until then, businesses need to provide the best possible resources to enable a comfortable, home office environment. 60% of people reported they felt as productive or even more productive than they were when working in the office, which demonstrates businesses need to start considering setting employees up successfully for long-term remote working. 

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Could FWA be the answer to keeping people connected during the global pandemic?

15 September 2020

James Bristow, SVP EMEA, Cradlepoint

James Bristow, SVP EMEA, Cradlepoint

In the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, it’s important to step back and recognise the huge effort being made to limit its potential for disruption. From British Gas using its logistics network to deliver supplies to food banks, to teachers using empty D&T classrooms to make face shields for NHS workers,  the pandemic has unleashed a wave of compassion, collaboration and innovation. Combined with our ability to communicate with one another, these factors make us all the more resilient.

Many aspects of daily life have been able to continue while respecting all-important social distancing, thanks in part to the ability to stay connected with family and friends, remain up to date with the latest news and government advice, or work remotely.

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Turning data centres green

15 September 2020

Vik Malyala, senior vice president, Supermicro

Vik Malyala, senior vice president, Supermicro

Imagine 350 tons – that’s three times the average weight of a blue whale and the amount of e-waste that could be saved annually by typical enterprise data centres. The energy that could be saved would even provide a big city with light.

Looking at the reality, only 12% of today’s data centres are green. A puzzling number, given that a sustainable approach would not only help the environment by reducing e-waste and consuming less power but also save data centre operators millions of pounds. With data centres playing such an essential role in our data-driven world, the challenge is to align their ecological footprint with sustainability targets.

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NetOps 2.0: driving application intelligence with visibility

15 September 2020

Bassam Khan, VP product and technical marketing engineering, Gigamon

Bassam Khan, VP product and technical marketing engineering, Gigamon

 

The technological world is changing, with innovations such as 5G and unforeseen changes such as the shift to a fluid workforce providing new opportunities and challenges. The pressure is on NetOps teams to cope with the significant impact this has on the network and help their businesses emerge stronger into the new tomorrow.


What is NetOps 2.0?

With network teams increasingly asked to deliver more at an increased pace and with no room for error, while working with diminishing budgets, infrastructure and operations leaders must transcend traditional NetOps...

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Think you have bots under control? Think again

03 September 2020

Andy Still, CTO, Netacea

Andy Still, CTO, Netacea

For businesses, understanding who is visiting their website is crucial when it comes to making decisions about how best to position and sell their products and services. However, many focus on trying to find out more about the type of person scrolling their pages – where they live, what their interests are – and overlook the fact that the majority of web traffic is comprised of automated bots. 

On the whole, the bot operator’s objective isn’t to spread misinformation or make socio-political statements about the power of technology – they’re trying to make money. And there’s a few different ways bad actors can use bots to attack a site and turn a hefty profit.

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