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10-Mar-2017

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 McKenna explains all…

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14-Nov-2016

In the age of apps, mobile devices and data everywhere, the way that customers, employees and partners expect to interact with your organisation is changing fast. As your business needs to change and evolve at an ever-increasing rate, so your IT planning, delivery and performance need to keep pace.

How do you ensure that your IT strategy is clearly aligned to the needs of your business, and that you have the necessary buy-in from stakeholders to support your approach?

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14-Nov-2016

Last week we hosted the first of our series of cyber security briefings, in association with one of our key security partners, Palo Alto Networks (PAN), and distributor Exclusive Networks. We knew cyber security is a hot topic at the moment - particularly in relation to ransomware - but even so we had an absolutely amazing response: it was literally standing room only at our City View office, as 60 people came to hear about the the shortcomings of anti-virus in the new era of ransomware and zero-day exploits, and how endpoint protection forms part of the PAN next-generation security platform, along with firewalls and cloud.

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10-Aug-2016

The Ideal blog is the perfect outlet for us to reflect on what's going on in our sector, but some trends and concepts are just too important or complex to boil down into a 300-word post. It's these topics we aim to discuss in our customer briefings: two-page, downloadable documents giving our steer on key trends and changes we're seeing in the technology sector, and the opportunities and challenges they present for our clients.

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31-May-2016

The danger with any great IT idea is that the hype surrounding it can gather until it begins to drown out the underlying point. If ever there was an example, it's the mobile workplace.

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23-Mar-2016

Your customers want to contact you in new ways, your staff expect flexible access to their workplace, and your finance team needs to slash overheads: welcome to running a business in 2016.

In this environment, the business that responds in the most agile and innovative way is most successful, responding to challenges thrown up by a changing world, and anticipating others with clever technical solutions. Key to this agility is satisfying the growing demands for a mobile, flexible workplace - but what does that actually mean, and what are the steps necessary to deliver it in your organisation?

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