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Women in IT: the product owner
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Our series of interviews with women who work in IT and the technology sector was started by co-founder Claire. It's a response, in part, to the lack of female applicants for our job vacancies - a...
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Backup to the future
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We're always working to build stronger relationships with long-term, established players, but in the new partnerships we've announced this year, Ideal is also investing in new and exciting...
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Keeping on top of the Internet of Things
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We all know the Internet of Things (IoT) is coming, but a recent conversation made me realise that for some of us, it's already arrived. A colleague here mentioned that he'd got something like 20...
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Women in IT: 'The Network'
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Our series of interviews with women who work in IT and the technology sector was started by co-founder Claire. It's a response, in part, to the lack of female applicants for our job vacancies - a...
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Are you ready for the leap in storage speeds?
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Late yesterday, Cisco announced a new MDS 9700 series director module. For those who don't know, directors are an extremely high-end switch, designed to form the backbone of a fast storage area...
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Campus Fabric: preparing for the IoT surge
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Regular readers will know we've written a lot about the software-defined network (SDN), from explaining the concept in a two-page customer briefing, to building up a bricks and mortar analogy for...
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Q1 2017: evolution for growth
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2016 was a year full of highlights for Ideal, and if its first quarter was anything to judge by, 2017 promises just as much excitement. Since January we've welcomed two new directors, many new...
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Partnering with Pure Storage
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You've probably seen our recent announcement that we've entered into partnership with Pure Storage. Back in 2011, Pure was the first to market with an all-flash enterprise storage array, but...
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Explaining Cisco ONE: licence portability, and protecting investment in the enterprise
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Cisco ONE - What is it? Cisco One offers a great alternative for licensing and the IT infrastructure management solutions for your business. >But what is it? Ideal’s Account Director George...
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On International Women's Day, still much work to do
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It's International Women's Day, and this year's theme 'being bold for change' calls for everyone to help forge a better working world - a more inclusive, gender-equal world. That's long been a...
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Upgrading Cisco DNA - flexing the fabric
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I've recently been accepted onto the Cisco Champion programme, which gives me early access to certain key technologies and information. I'm delighted about it, as it gives me the chance to improve...
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