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How cloud and mobility are disrupting 30 years of network and security history

The internet is disrupting industries and business models, fundamentally changing the way we live and work in the process. The cloud has also ignited a wave of disruption, which when considered in conjunction with the proliferation of mobile devices, has rendered traditional network and security best practices obsolete. By Yogi Chandiramani Technical Director for Zscaler EMEA.

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Turn the tap on: steps to a secure network

Digital transformation and cloud computing have changed the business technology landscape, bringing an enhanced focus on network security and infrastructure. A network tap can be a key implementation to optimise uptime and protect against breaches. Tony Robinson RCDD CDCDP™ CNIDP®, Global Marketing Manager, Corning Optical Communications, explains how.

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Protection at the hardware level – how to ensure the success of mission-critical outdoor wireless projects

The benefits of smart infrastructure are huge. By 2025, cities that deploy smart mobility applications have the potential to cut commuting times by 15 to 20 percent on average, according to McKinsey research. Yet without high network availability and reliability, these benefits are unattainable. This applies to every network component – even the enclosures which house key IoT hardware. Andy Bird, Director at GTT Wireless, reveals the role ruggedised enclosures play in outdoor wireless projects, and the key capabilities needed to achieve full protection of mission-critical hardware in challenging conditions.

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Embrace the new world with SD-WAN

Imagine that we live in a world with a single capital city. It’s surrounded by multiple remote cities, and the only way to travel between these cities is using six-lane motorways that connect them all together. By Chalan Aras, VP & GM NetScaler SD-WAN, Citrix and Tertius Bouwer, Channel SE - Citrix Networking.

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How Innovative SD-WAN Last Mile Management Can Keep Both Your WAN and Critical Cloud Apps Performing at Their Peak

Enterprise WANs have undergone a major shift over the last five to ten years. By Patrick Vernon, technology writer.

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Using SDN to supercharge IT on the road to transformation

Digital transformation is something almost every business is going through. The term has become synonymous for the constant innovation that has become a necessity to remain competitive and profitable. But all this change comes at a cost. Businesses must be prepared to manage a vast array of IT projects and experiments – without even knowing if they will be successful in driving business growth. By Oliver Cantor, Associate Director of Product Strategy, Verizon.

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What is an SD-WAN and why would you need one?

As organisations seek a better, more cost-effective way to connect their geographically dispersed offices, SD-WAN is emerging as a popular solution. Andy Gottlieb of Talari Networks explains what an SD-WAN is and how to make the most of it.

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5G for Data Professionals

If you work in data, there’s a high chance that soon you will be working with data powered by 5G. By Ajay Singh, Head of Operational Efficiency & Mobility Analytics Offering at Nokia.

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Connecting to the future – how SD-WAN can transform enterprise networks in the UK

How we embrace change determines our success. It is an inescapable aspect of the technology industry. By Nick Johnson, CEO, Evolving Networks.

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Cloud adoption, 5G and the role of the managed service provider – how 2019 will shape up

It’s business as usual with 2019 gaining momentum, and thoughts are turning to the months ahead. In particular, the role of the managed service provider (MSP) is under the spotlight – and is set to evolve amid forthcoming changes in the market and overall IT landscape. There are three key areas for the year ahead within the technology sector – including the acceleration of businesses moving to the cloud, the introduction and widespread adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) and analytics, and the need for MSPs to specialise – or risk becoming obsolete. By Chris Wilson, head of managed services, Timico.

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Connectivity crunch: how SMEs beat digital transformation with a simple solution

Small businesses sit at the heart of the European economy. However, while they might account for 99% of all enterprises and employ a large portion of Europe’s workforce, in the battleground of digital transformation, SMEs risk missing out. Many are struggling to overcome connectivity challenges that are the enabler of digital transformation. Connectivity which could make employees productive, customers happy, and can bring a vast range of profit-boosting benefits and opportunities. By Steve Johnson, Regional Director of Northern Europe, Ruckus Networks.

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Ensuring a return on Investment when you upgrade to 5G

We have come a long way since the first cell phones, which could barely keep a call connected, let alone send a text message. Today, 4G is seen as a blessing for many, but as we progress forward we now find ourselves on the cusp of the 5G roll-out which has been promised for years by network providers across the world. The jump to 5G will make accessing data a more efficient and faster experience, or so that is the promise. However, for vendors like Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon to achieve these results some overhauls must be made to their network. By Alastair Hartrup, CEO of Network Critical.

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Fixed Mobile Convergence and Unified Communications – the essential facts

Fixed mobile convergence (FMC) and unified communications (UC) have been talked about for years, but it is only recently with the advent of cloud-based technology options that the market for these has truly become viable, both for end users and service providers. Various surveys, reports and research studies exist providing evidence of market growth. According to industry analyst and research firm The Cavell Group, the total number of European cloud comms users will grow from 10 million users in 2018 to 29 million by 2023, representing over 21 per cent of the European market. In the UK, cloud communications is forecast to account for 33.41 per cent of employees by 2023. By Bertrand Pourcelot, MD - Centile Telecom Applications.

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Slow Data Kills Business

More and more businesses today are looking to extract insight from the data they have access to in as near real-time as possible. They are looking to rapidly gain the insight and intelligence they need to drive optimum customer experiences; faster time to value and a competitive edge. By Jeff Fried, Director, Product Management - Data Platforms, InterSystems.

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Closing the Critical Gap Between Web and Mobile Support

It’s now widely accepted that we live in an “always on” culture, with the average person spending five hours per day on some type of mobile device. For enterprises, there is an underlying expectation that employees are, at the very least, contactable wherever they are working – and at best, able to function as efficiently on-the-go as in the office. In fact, a recent survey of 500 senior IT and business leaders led by Oxford Economics showed that 80 percent of respondents believe their employees can't do their jobs effectively without a smartphone. By Peter Zeinoun, Director, Remote Support Products, LogMeIn.

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Or Lenchner, CEO, Bright Data, discusses the growing importance of ESG data, outlining the challenges of accessing, collecting, collating and analysing the many available data sources, and suggesting that improved government guidance and regulation is the way forward, along with the right analytics solution.
Conference Chair Ian Luckett outlines the content of the second virtual SDC Channel Summit event, taking place 10-11 May. A mixture of keynote presentations, roundtables and panel discussions promise to produce plenty of valuable insights for Channel companies dealing with the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation.
Neil Cornish, Ecosystem Development Manager at Tech Data UK, discusses the collaboration between the UK Fashion & Textile Association, IBM, the Future Fashion Factory and Tech Data UK, to develop a new technology platform designed to help drive both sustainability and profitability within the fashion supply chain.
Emely Patra, RVP and Head of EMEA Customer Success Strategy and Architecture at MuleSoft, discusses the findings of the company’s recently published 2022 Connectivity Benchmark report, highlighting some of the obstacles to creating fully connected user experiences, and explaining how APIs and low code tools can help to address the major integration challenges which need to be overcome as part of a successful digital transformation strategy.

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OCI coupled with Metallic data management as a service (DMaaS) enables enterprise customers to protect and secure their data against threats, adhere to local data residency laws, and ease data management and recovery.
Ingenuity Studios has selected VAST to help deliver next-level realism to a host of long- and short-form works, including feature films, television series, music videos, commercials, and more. Ingenuity Studios tapped VAST Data’s Universal Storage architecture to leapfrog the status quo by deploying a simple data storage platform that allows artists and animators to easily collaborate on projects with ultra-fast performance and low-latency, without the classic flash storage tax.
Strategic agreement will enable global retailing house to create stronger omnichannel customer experiences and optimise internal supply chains through an enterprise data backbone and advanced AI/ML capabilities.
HPE becomes first tier-one server provider to offer compute with optimized cloud-native silicon for service providers and enterprises embracing cloud-native development.