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Palo Alto Networks invests in SASE future
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Key acquisition shows Secure Access Service Edge moving from niche concept to mainstream model. In January we predicted that Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) would become mainstream during 2020...
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Why SASE could be a game changer for your network
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Earlier this year we looked at the top 5 trends redefining enterprise networking in 2020. With the rise of the perimeter-less workplace, it’s clear that a greater convergence of network and...
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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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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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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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Supporting you in 2018
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At the top of the year, Mike set out the challenges and opportunities we're all facing in 2018. More than a month in already, and I wanted to talk about the exciting ways Ideal is rising to meet...
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CCSP cloud security - what it means for our customers
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This year's going to be an exciting one for Ideal as we expand our managed services portfolio and grow our cloud offering and expertise. We already apply best-practice security across our core...
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Parting the cloud
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We've looked before at how the public cloud, for all its benefits, isn't a one-size-fits-all proposition. From concerns about data security and sovereignty, to my own thoughts about the challenge...
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Cisco DNA: simplifying network management
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We've talked a lot about software-defined networking (SDN) and the increasingly intelligent network hardware that enables it. Lately, fellow solutions architect Daren Vallyon and I have been...
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Five security trends for 2017
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Although we can't predict the future, security trends, threats and weaknesses need to be anticipated so they can be defended. Part of my job is to to build a clear picture of cyber threats and...
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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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