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Wi-Fi 6 vs. 5G: What is right for your organisation?
Should businesses opt for Wi-Fi 6, 5G, or both? D-Link's Paul Routledge explores the connectivity options available to businesses in 2019 and beyond 2019 will be a landmark year for wireless connectivity and IoT, with the launches of Wi-Fi 6 and 5G making headlines across the globe.  In a world where access to the Internet... Read More

Hardware vendor lock-in: A long and messy past
Over the last decade, most organizations have learned to avoid server hardware lock-in. Doing so unlocked massive improvements in terms of costs and agility Today, many organizations are still locked into their switch hardware vendor. Switch hardware vendor lock-in is at least as detrimental to organizations as server hardware lock-in, and must be avoided by... Read More

Putting tech to the test: Why VPNs no longer cut it in the cloud-native era
VPNs don’t meet any of today’s modern infrastructure and application requirements, says Galeal Zino, CEO at NetFoundry The requirements for high performance, secure connectivity are at an all-time high as enterprises embrace the cloud to develop and deploy modern applications. Within this new cloud-native world, traditional Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are still being relied upon.... Read More

Why we need to automate automation
James Sherlow, senior systems engineer at Avi Networks, discusses the rise of intent-based automation IT is suffering a crisis of scale. In days past, managing IT was a human-scale job. It was taxing (as any IT person will tell you), but you could at least hope to get your arms around it. Now, with hundreds... Read More

Are you prepared for the enterprise 2G/3G shutdown?
The looming 2G/3G shutdown represents an opportunity to deploy future-proof IoT solutions that prioritise network connectivity and security. By acting now, business leaders can enable a clear pathway to 5G in the coming years, says Donna Johnson, VP of product and solution marketing at Cradlepoint Mobile 2G/3G networks are going away. Some carriers’ shutoff dates... Read More

Making cloud-based network management affordable for SMBs
Cloud-based network management solutions typically come with a significant price tag or a lacklustre feature list. Paul Routledge, UK and Ireland country manager at D-Link, asks if affordable AI could be the solution Cloud-managed infrastructure has been around for a number of years, but has mainly been adopted by large enterprises, dispersed organisations or managed... Read More

How the UK can make 5G succeed
Rajiv Datta, chief operating officer at Colt, discusses the challenges that lie ahead for the next-gen network in the UK There’s no doubt that 5G is an exciting prospect. In the run-up to the launch of the first 5G services, a major buzz is developing around the types of use case that 5G will unleash,... Read More

How tech businesses can balance out their environmental impact
Earth Day 2019: There is no ‘silver bullet’ to address the issue of climate change. But if every business made a small change, together we would make a big change Earth Day is the world’s largest environmental movement and is celebrated every year on 22nd April. It serves as a reminder that the world we... Read More

Putting tech to the test: Where SD-WAN falls short
In the first of a series of articles highlighting where tech is failing to make the grade, Galeal Zino, CEO at NetFoundry, sets his sights on SD-WAN. Can the much-vaunted networking tech bridge the growing divide between networking and application needs? SD-WAN does its job – it connects WAN sites to other WAN sites extremely... Read More

Achieving a security edge with SD-WAN
Secure SD-WAN reduces an enterprise’s attack surface by segmenting the network so that security policies can be enforced on a per-application basis Today’s increasingly digital and distributed enterprises face a big connectivity challenge. Mobility, big data, social media, cloud and the Internet of Things (IoT) are transforming business models and, in the process, massively extending... Read More


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