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Time moves quickly. It seems like minutes since the top of the year, but here we are in Q3 and I've been at Ideal for eight months. A lot has happened. A lot more is happening, and this feels like a good point to pause for reflection and take a look at what the future holds for Ideal and its customers.

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I’m all about an easy life. If there is anything that can be done to make my job, my home life, even my commute to work easier, then I am all for it. That doesn’t mean I am lazy. It doesn’t mean that when there is hard graft to be done that I won’t do it. It just means that I see the sense and logic of doing what needs to be done, as efficiently and easily as possible, without compromising quality.

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I'm all for a bit of insight, that distilled essence of great research. After all the data gathering, fact finding and analysis, comes the insight that tells you more about your clients or potential customers, the opportunities or challenges you face, or the wider landscape in which you do business.

For our industry, Gartner's Magic Quadrant reports cast a handy spotlight over how the various tech giants stack up, assessed on several important criteria.

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Cisco's vPath is becoming well established within Nexus 1000V customer networks. I recently found myself with a requirement to add a load-balancing and three-tier firewall function to a VMware / FlexPod environment that did not have any existing hosting capability.

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