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Cisco UK Partner Forum takeaways
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On Thursday 24th November, Cisco brought its UK Partner Forum to Brighton, attracting delegates from across the UK to Ideal's home city. Having the event on our doorstep gave us a fantastic...
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Ambition and entrepreneurship in a changing world
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At the start of November I was in San Francisco for Cisco's Partner Summit. Cisco knows as well as we all do that in 2016, the IT industry is long embarked on its journey away from hardware sales...
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VMworld Barcelona - exciting changes
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Last week saw me flying out to Barcelona for the European branch of VMworld - VMware's annual conference on data centre, cloud infrastructure and business mobility. It's a big, interesting event,...
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Cyberthreat surprise
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You might have seen the August news story about how UK phone network O2 sent its business customers free USB drives, only to discover that some were carrying malware. While this was clearly done...
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AV is broken. Learn how to protect yourself
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The cyberthreat landscape is evolving rapidly. In a business environment where IT infrastructure is fundamental, complexity is burgeoning and - through BYOD - connected devices are varied and...
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The best of Q3 from Ideal
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In just three summer months, Ideal has strengthened its partnerships with three key suppliers, been recognised as one of UK's the fastest growing private technology companies, and moved into a...
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Moving up the Tech Track 100
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I'm fiercely proud of Ideal and the care with which we're all working to build the business, so I'm particularly pleased that we again feature in the Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 - an annual...
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Investing in our future
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If you follow Ideal's news, you'll know that we've recently announced promotions in our relationship with three of our key partners. In addition to our Premier level partnership with Cisco, we're...
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New office, same values
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If you're in touch with us, you probably know that on Monday we moved into brand new offices in the centre of Brighton. It's a big change - we'd been happy for five years in our Kemptown home - so...
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The best of Q2 from Ideal
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2016 is flying by. Half-way through the year, Ideal is preparing for a move to new offices, delivering outstanding work for its clients, and still discussing and engaging with some of the most...
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Women in IT: Natalie Lloyd
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In the latest in our series of interviews with women in IT, we talk to Natalie Lloyd who began her career at a creative stock photography company and is now a Director at a strategic digital...
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