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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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SD-WAN a checklist to get you started
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While some network and infrastructure managers are gambling on ‘if it aint broke, don’t fix it’, many others are actively trying to find ways to improve WAN functionality and service levels while...
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Blog: Meet Rosie Apps
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Many of the snails which will appear around the city in mid-September will have their own stories and unique inspired designs. Discover why artist Rosie Apps wanted to get involved in Snailspace...
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Automation, Automation, Automation (...but not too much)
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The direction of travel for IT infrastructure is undoubtedly - and quite rightly - towards automating as much as possible of deployment and maintenance. Automation is the driver towards real...
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Blog: Bringing DevOps to Networking
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DevOps is often thought of in a cloud context. But how can networking benefit from breaking down the silos of Development and IT Operations roles and introduce automation to achieve efficiencies,...
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Blog: SD-WAN vs MPLS
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It’s argued that there is a place for both SD-WAN and MPLS in modern WANs. But we’re backing SD-WAN and for good reason...
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Blog: Tour de Brighton
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Purdey joined us from France to help progress her studies and her career in Sales. In Purdey's blog she shares her experiences of her time at Ideal and her impression of Brighton.
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A week in Ideal
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Work placement Billy gives an insider view to working at Ideal for a summer placement. 
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