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Explore the latest news, technology updates, insights and expert opinions on everything digital.
Are your practices holding back your modern workforce?
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Recently a quick check of the internet led me to discover I fit into the category of millennials. Something which truthfully came as a little bit of a surprise; until that is, discussing the way I...
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2009 vs 2019
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As we celebrate a decade of creating value for our customers, we reflect on how much has changed in the market and how Ideal has adapted.
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What is Umbrella?
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We constantly hear buzz words like digitisation and transformation, and there is no doubt technology is changing the way we work and live. It is not uncommon to see someone using a coffee shop,...
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Wi-Fi 6 what's all the fuss about?
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Promising speed, bandwidth and latency opportunities, but what's the story behind Wi-Fi 6?
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Digital Transformation – how collaboration is the secret to success
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IT isn’t the same as it was 10 years ago. Besides traditional tasks that keep your organisation running, you’re asked to spearhead digital initiatives to make your business more relevant and...
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Do you have full visibility of what's really happening on your network?
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Our Security Expert explains what an Ideal Security Insight Report is, how it’s undertaken and how it can uncover hidden threats lurking on your network.
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Is your Managed Service Provider taking you for a ride?
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I want to tell a story to explain the origins of this blog post. It's one that I hear far too often recently. In the early days of working with a customer, some members of the Ideal team were...
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Seven reasons to consider moving to a Managed Service model
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We know too well that technology is moving at a colossal speed and that demands on technology teams are getting out of control. Teams are expected to keep their skills and knowledge up-to-date...
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Top 5 tips to select the most secure SD-WAN technology
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Given the prediction that, by 2020, 80% of organisations will primarily use public cloud and there will be 10 billion mobile-connected devices¹, it’s no surprise that there’s a Software-Defined...
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From Ideal to Mongolia and back
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Lewis joined Ideal in 2011, since then he's progressed from a Junior Engineer role to a Senior Project Engineer and has taken 18 months out to pursue a lifelong travelling ambition.
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Cloud Cost Optimisation: Why tools aren't the answer
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When starting with public cloud services in an organisation, the first conversations normally take place at a strategic level and are based around shifting from a CapEx to OpEx cost model. This is...
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