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Five reasons to consider outsourcing your SD-WAN
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One of the biggest benefits of SD-WAN is the ease it brings to WAN management, but how can you make sure you're getting the best output from your investment?
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What is Umbrella?
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We constantly hear buzz words like digitisation and transformation, and there is no doubt technology is changing the way we work and live. It is not uncommon to see someone using a coffee shop,...
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Wi-Fi 6 what's all the fuss about?
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Promising speed, bandwidth and latency opportunities, but what's the story behind Wi-Fi 6?
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Top 5 tips to select the most secure SD-WAN technology
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Given the prediction that, by 2020, 80% of organisations will primarily use public cloud and there will be 10 billion mobile-connected devices¹, it’s no surprise that there’s a Software-Defined...
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SD-WAN a checklist to get you started
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While some network and infrastructure managers are gambling on ‘if it aint broke, don’t fix it’, many others are actively trying to find ways to improve WAN functionality and service levels while...
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Blog: Bringing DevOps to Networking
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DevOps is often thought of in a cloud context. But how can networking benefit from breaking down the silos of Development and IT Operations roles and introduce automation to achieve efficiencies,...
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Blog: SD-WAN vs MPLS
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It’s argued that there is a place for both SD-WAN and MPLS in modern WANs. But we’re backing SD-WAN and for good reason...
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Cisco DNA Centre - time travel for your network
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Here's the problem with supporting a network: by the time someone comes to you and tells you they couldn't connect at, say, 7pm on a Friday evening, it's 10.30 on Monday morning. Sure, you could...
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Disruptive retail - don't be on the receiving end
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The term disruptive gets bandied about a lot these days - seemingly for anything involving a couple of clicks or an app - but while the term is overused, it's a very real phenomenon. Ask Kodak or ...
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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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Cisco Live in Barcelona
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At the start of the month I was at Cisco Live in Barcelona: an entire week of presentations, workshops, networking and general hobnobbing among Cisco, its partners and IT professionals. I've been...
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