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Cisco DNA Centre - simple network deployment
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It's a few weeks since Cisco announced the next step in its journey toward simplifying and automating network provisioning and management: Cisco DNA Centre. Building on the APIC-EM, which we've...
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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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Building a strategic IT roadmap
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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...
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Ransomware: a growing threat for businesses
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The latest Cisco Cybersecurity Report makes for interesting reading - and not just for cybersecurity professionals like myself. Among its major findings are that ransomware continues to dominate...
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A smart response to ransomware
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Back in January I posted my cyber security predictions for 2016, one of which was that ransomware would reap further havoc. This was based on the observed trends during 2015, and recent 2016 media...
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What are we looking forward to in 2016?
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At seven years old, Ideal is still young, but already we've seen the rise and fall of buzzwords, fads, and various other transient ideas. Other shifts - the rise of the cloud, the move to mobile -...
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Unpacking success at IKEA - four tips for assembling a telephony project
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We're currently in the final stages of an 18-month UK telephony project for IKEA, the world's biggest furniture chain. As my thoughts turn to writing a project close down report, I'm in the truly...
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