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  • WAN Speak Musings – Volume II

    The network is a dynamic place and the knock-on impact on the rest of IT is more than just a case of occasional lost connectivity or slow response. This report contains 11 short articles that look not just at direct wide area network (WAN)issues, but also at other areas of the ITC platform and the possible impact on an organisation.

  • FM, IT and Data Centres

    Are Facilities and IT data centre managers implacable enemies, or is it just a need for different priorities and emphases on work that seem to get in the way? Often, Quocirca finds that an organisation has one team – facilities management (FM) – looking after the physical facility of the data centre, with another – information technology (IT) – looking after the servers, storage and network equipment, along with the software running within it. This can lead to problems where priorities clash, or where a lack of common language or views of a problem can stop things from happening.

  • Lighting the office

  • The retail experience

  • Lighting in the home

  • Philips Connected Lighting - shining a light on the internet of things

    In light of the internet of things era, Philips has been developing solutions for connected lighting that enhance office environments, streets and individual’s experiences by taking advantage of increased device connectivity. Here are some of the opportunities that Philips connected lighting could present to improve energy consumption and standard of living.

  • The transformation to LED

  • Connected street lighting

  • Yorkshire councils upgrade networks for Tour de France

    IP telephony and Wi-Fi upgrades help North Yorkshire and Leeds City Councils meet the demands of the Tour de France

  • Vince Cable welcomes £135m datacentre investment in Docklands

    Telehouse, London's colo and datacentre provider, to build a mission-critical datacentre in Docklands with £135m from parent firm KDDI

  • VIEW MORE ON : Network hardware
  • EE launches 4G in Cornwall

    EE has deployed its 4G mobile network in Saltash, Cornwall, making it the first Cornish town to connect to the network

  • Enabling the secure use of RFID

    UHF radio frequency identification (RFID) promises vastly improved data collection and the analysis of physical objects from consumables to patients. Before its full potential can be exploited, it is critical that security surrounding its use is effectively implemented to ensure the data itself is not exploited

  • FM, IT and Data Centres

    Are Facilities and IT data centre managers implacable enemies, or is it just a need for different priorities and emphases on work that seem to get in the way? Often, Quocirca finds that an organisation has one team – facilities management (FM) – looking after the physical facility of the data centre, with another – information technology (IT) – looking after the servers, storage and network equipment, along with the software running within it. This can lead to problems where priorities clash, or where a lack of common language or views of a problem can stop things from happening.

  • BYOD – who carries the can?

    Balancing the costs, risks and benefits of bring your own device (BYOD) There is a trend among employees to want to use their personal choice of mobile device in the fulfilment of their work commitments. While this appears to bring many benefits for the employee to select their preferred device or devices and, on the face of it, reduces upfront costs for their employer, it does introduce significant on-going costs and risks for the organisation. However, with many appealing mobile consumer devices being offered, the trend is likely to increase, so organisations need to work out suitable strategies and policies to manage this complex and hybrid situation in the best interests of both themselves and their employees

  • Vince Cable welcomes £135m datacentre investment in Docklands

    Telehouse, London's colo and datacentre provider, to build a mission-critical datacentre in Docklands with £135m from parent firm KDDI

  • Strengthening your business case for using cloud

    With the rapid emergence of technologies, it is important for business executives and stakeholders to focus on the real business challenges and the needs of the enterprise. This White Paper provides a high-level depiction of real-world business problems that were addressed using Cloud computing. By picking the business use-cases that most closely align with your situation, or by analyzing the key requirements of others that have adopted Cloud, you can build a stronger case that justifies the need for using Cloud in your organization.

  • The Single Unix Specification

    The Single UNIX Specification programming environment provides a broad-based functional set of interfaces to support the porting of existing UNIX applications and the development of new applications. The environment also supports a rich set of tools for application development.

  • Juniper Networks sales improve as network demand spikes

    Growth in demand for data and bandwidth caused sales of Juniper Networks solutions to spike during its second quarter

  • Orange opens up to app developers and startups with Apigee

    Orange picks Apigee’s digital API platform to help developers and startups create services by levering data already held by the telco

  • Enter your Datacentre project now!

    Entries are now open for datacentre projects! Tell us about your team’s innovation by 31st July for a chance to win.

  • VIEW MORE ON : Network software
  • WAN Speak Musings – Volume II

    The network is a dynamic place and the knock-on impact on the rest of IT is more than just a case of occasional lost connectivity or slow response. This report contains 11 short articles that look not just at direct wide area network (WAN)issues, but also at other areas of the ITC platform and the possible impact on an organisation.

  • WAN Speak Musings – Volume I

    The network is a dynamic place and the knock-on impact on the rest of IT is more than just a case of occasional lost connectivity or slow response. This report contains 12 short articles that look not just at direct wide area network (WAN)issues, but also at other areas of the ITC platform and the possible impact on an organisation.

  • BYOD – who carries the can?

    Balancing the costs, risks and benefits of bring your own device (BYOD) There is a trend among employees to want to use their personal choice of mobile device in the fulfilment of their work commitments. While this appears to bring many benefits for the employee to select their preferred device or devices and, on the face of it, reduces upfront costs for their employer, it does introduce significant on-going costs and risks for the organisation. However, with many appealing mobile consumer devices being offered, the trend is likely to increase, so organisations need to work out suitable strategies and policies to manage this complex and hybrid situation in the best interests of both themselves and their employees

  • Strengthening your business case for using cloud

    With the rapid emergence of technologies, it is important for business executives and stakeholders to focus on the real business challenges and the needs of the enterprise. This White Paper provides a high-level depiction of real-world business problems that were addressed using Cloud computing. By picking the business use-cases that most closely align with your situation, or by analyzing the key requirements of others that have adopted Cloud, you can build a stronger case that justifies the need for using Cloud in your organization.

  • Drivers ready for connected cars, says Telefónica report

    Telefónica’s second annual Connected Car Industry report uncovers rising awareness of in-car connectivity among users, and says connected services are starting to influence buying decisions

  • Enter your Datacentre project now!

    Entries are now open for datacentre projects! Tell us about your team’s innovation by 31st July for a chance to win.

  • Home Office encourages SMEs to help with IT overhaul

    The Home Office announces plans to abandon its old outsourcing mega-deals and procure future IT services through G-Cloud

  • Efforts to detect terrorism hampered by mass surveillance, says former NSA technical director

    US at risk of missing terrorist threats under huge volume of surveillance data, says former NSA technical director

  • Azzurri pushes enterprise contact centres into the cloud

    Networking provider launches hosted cloud contact centre offering as part of its ICON services package

  • IT investment required to support global expansion of British firms

    Over half of British businesses that want to expand internationally say insufficient technology or comms infrastructures are barriers

  • VIEW MORE ON : Unified communications
  • EE launches 4G in Cornwall

    EE has deployed its 4G mobile network in Saltash, Cornwall, making it the first Cornish town to connect to the network

  • The Open Group - Cloud Computing guide to interoperability and portability

    Cloud computing underpins an important part of economic activity today, and has the potential to make a major contribution to future growth. To deliver its anticipated benefits, it must be easy to use and cost-efficient. This means that enterprises and individuals must be able to use cloud products and services as far as possible “off the shelf”. The products and services should work together, and minimal effort should be needed to incorporate them into a user’s systems. This is the case for the basic Internet, but not yet for the additional components that constitute the cloud. Lack of portability of and interoperability between these components could mean that the potential of cloud computing is not fulfilled. This guide analyses cloud computing portability and interoperability. It makes recommendations to customers on how best to achieve portability and interoperability when working with current cloud products and services. It makes recommendations to suppliers and standards bodies on how standards and best practice should evolve to enable greater portability and interoperability in the future.

  • Enabling the secure use of RFID

    UHF radio frequency identification (RFID) promises vastly improved data collection and the analysis of physical objects from consumables to patients. Before its full potential can be exploited, it is critical that security surrounding its use is effectively implemented to ensure the data itself is not exploited

  • Underexposed risks of public Wi-Fi hotspots

    All is not always as it appears when users access public Wi-Fi networks via seemingly authentic and trustworthy providers. This article, in our Royal Holloway Information Security Thesis series seeks to raise awareness of the underexposed risks for identity and data theft by exploring the status quo and potential developments for minimising those risks.

  • Security Think Tank: Bring your own device

    With the growth of BYOD, what measures can IT take to ensure the security of enterprise data and does Mobile Device Management (MDM) really have a role? Leading industry experts on Computer Weekly’s Security Think Tank panel, offer some answers.

  • 4G services pick up momentum in enterprises

    4G services gaining traction among business customers, report mobile network suppliers

  • Yorkshire councils upgrade networks for Tour de France

    IP telephony and Wi-Fi upgrades help North Yorkshire and Leeds City Councils meet the demands of the Tour de France

  • Internet filtering ineffective against online abusers, warns IET

    The Institute of Engineering and Technology has warned that filtering of internet content, websites and search terms is an ineffective child protection measure, following a major anti-paedophile operation

  • Shropshire primary school claims first all-802.11ac Wi-Fi network

    Windmill Primary School in Telford is the site of the first 802.11ac Wi-Fi network in a UK primary school as it prepares for a major mobile device deployment

  • The legal considerations of the internet of things

    As with many new technologies, there are a number of tricky legal challenges to consider as part of widespread IoT adoption

  • VIEW MORE ON : Wireless
  • EE launches 4G in Cornwall

    EE has deployed its 4G mobile network in Saltash, Cornwall, making it the first Cornish town to connect to the network

  • Mobile Expense Management

    Managing mobile costs is a challenge for all organisations, especially as responsibilities and budget authority often sit in several places—IT, finance, personnel, managers and, of course, the employees themselves. This situation becomes even more complex and problematic for those organisations that span more than one country or have to use multiple suppliers within one country. Getting to grips with these costs in a way that does not undermine the value of mobile flexibility is paramount, and organisations need to gather sufficient detail to effectively manage and analyse their mobile costs. Organisations need to get a grip of mobile spending. Trends such as BYOD might be leading to a reduction in capital expenditure, but there are operational communications, software and security costs and many will be growing. Increased use of mobile to extend and improve business processes should not be inadvertently restrained, but no budgets are limitless.

  • BlackBerry to buy anti-phone tapping specialist Secusmart

    BlackBerry to buy German voice and data encryption supplier Secusmart for an undisclosed sum

  • Isle of Man gets 4G LTE service

    Huawei teams up with local incumbent Manx Telecom to deploy the Isle of Man’s first 4G LTE service

  • 5G network for London by 2020, says Boris Johnson

    Mayor Boris Johnson to promise 5G mobile network for London by the end of the decade

  • Security Think Tank: Bring your own device

    With the growth of BYOD, what measures can IT take to ensure the security of enterprise data and does Mobile Device Management (MDM) really have a role? Leading industry experts on Computer Weekly’s Security Think Tank panel, offer some answers.

  • Lighting in the home

  • The transformation to LED

  • Connected street lighting

  • 4G services pick up momentum in enterprises

    4G services gaining traction among business customers, report mobile network suppliers

  • VIEW MORE ON : Mobile
  • EE launches 4G in Cornwall

    EE has deployed its 4G mobile network in Saltash, Cornwall, making it the first Cornish town to connect to the network

  • Mobile Expense Management

    Managing mobile costs is a challenge for all organisations, especially as responsibilities and budget authority often sit in several places—IT, finance, personnel, managers and, of course, the employees themselves. This situation becomes even more complex and problematic for those organisations that span more than one country or have to use multiple suppliers within one country. Getting to grips with these costs in a way that does not undermine the value of mobile flexibility is paramount, and organisations need to gather sufficient detail to effectively manage and analyse their mobile costs. Organisations need to get a grip of mobile spending. Trends such as BYOD might be leading to a reduction in capital expenditure, but there are operational communications, software and security costs and many will be growing. Increased use of mobile to extend and improve business processes should not be inadvertently restrained, but no budgets are limitless.

  • BlackBerry to buy anti-phone tapping specialist Secusmart

    BlackBerry to buy German voice and data encryption supplier Secusmart for an undisclosed sum

  • Isle of Man gets 4G LTE service

    Huawei teams up with local incumbent Manx Telecom to deploy the Isle of Man’s first 4G LTE service

  • 5G network for London by 2020, says Boris Johnson

    Mayor Boris Johnson to promise 5G mobile network for London by the end of the decade

  • 4G services pick up momentum in enterprises

    4G services gaining traction among business customers, report mobile network suppliers

  • TfL wastes millions on telecoms, says IIPAG watchdog

    Watchdog IIPAG criticises Transport for London (TfL) for its inefficient and fragmented telecoms contracts

  • The next wave of digitisation: setting your direction, building your capabilities

    Technology, internet and telecommunications industries are undergoing a fundamental change towards near-complete digitisation, with redefinition of existing business models and value creation systems. This Booz & Company study estimates that by as early as 2015, IT and communications will account for 30-40% of companies' investment budgets, and the ongoing digitisation of every industry will affect global economic value by between $12trn and $15trn in 2020, including market share shifts, cost improve­ments, price decreases and new value pools.

  • Yorkshire councils upgrade networks for Tour de France

    IP telephony and Wi-Fi upgrades help North Yorkshire and Leeds City Councils meet the demands of the Tour de France

  • Isles of Scilly tap into seabed fibre cables to get superfast broadband

    Superfast Cornwall initiative resorts to novel method to bring fibre broadband to offshore islands

  • VIEW MORE ON : Telecoms networks and broadband communications
  • Bitcoin mining firm CoinTerra signs multi-megawatt datacentre deal

    CoinTerra, the firm that provides the hardware and software that power the bitcoin blockchain ecosystem, signs a multi-megawatt datacentre deal

  • WAN Speak Musings – Volume II

    The network is a dynamic place and the knock-on impact on the rest of IT is more than just a case of occasional lost connectivity or slow response. This report contains 11 short articles that look not just at direct wide area network (WAN)issues, but also at other areas of the ITC platform and the possible impact on an organisation.

  • WAN Speak Musings – Volume I

    The network is a dynamic place and the knock-on impact on the rest of IT is more than just a case of occasional lost connectivity or slow response. This report contains 12 short articles that look not just at direct wide area network (WAN)issues, but also at other areas of the ITC platform and the possible impact on an organisation.

  • FM, IT and Data Centres

    Are Facilities and IT data centre managers implacable enemies, or is it just a need for different priorities and emphases on work that seem to get in the way? Often, Quocirca finds that an organisation has one team – facilities management (FM) – looking after the physical facility of the data centre, with another – information technology (IT) – looking after the servers, storage and network equipment, along with the software running within it. This can lead to problems where priorities clash, or where a lack of common language or views of a problem can stop things from happening.

  • Musings on datacentres

    2012 was a year when organisations had to face up to the fact that the basis of IT was beginning to change. Energy costs were rapidly escalating, new technical architectures, such as cloud computing, were coming to the fore and users were off doing their own things. The potential impact on the data centre was massive – and the following report pulls together articles written by Quocirca for SearchVirtualDataCentre (now part of ComputerWeekly) throughout 2012.

  • Cloudwatt deploys SDN to orchestrate public cloud service

    Cloud firm Cloudwatt integrates Juniper OpenContrail SDN, NFV solution to support its public cloud environment

  • Vince Cable welcomes £135m datacentre investment in Docklands

    Telehouse, London's colo and datacentre provider, to build a mission-critical datacentre in Docklands with £135m from parent firm KDDI

  • The Single Unix Specification

    The Single UNIX Specification programming environment provides a broad-based functional set of interfaces to support the porting of existing UNIX applications and the development of new applications. The environment also supports a rich set of tools for application development.

  • Juniper Networks sales improve as network demand spikes

    Growth in demand for data and bandwidth caused sales of Juniper Networks solutions to spike during its second quarter

  • BT’s secure link to Microsoft Azure goes live in Europe

    BT’s new, secure, high-performance connectivity to Azure public cloud has gone live in Europe three months after BT teamed up with Microsoft

  • VIEW MORE ON : Datacentre networking
  • WAN Speak Musings – Volume II

    The network is a dynamic place and the knock-on impact on the rest of IT is more than just a case of occasional lost connectivity or slow response. This report contains 11 short articles that look not just at direct wide area network (WAN)issues, but also at other areas of the ITC platform and the possible impact on an organisation.

  • WAN Speak Musings – Volume I

    The network is a dynamic place and the knock-on impact on the rest of IT is more than just a case of occasional lost connectivity or slow response. This report contains 12 short articles that look not just at direct wide area network (WAN)issues, but also at other areas of the ITC platform and the possible impact on an organisation.

  • FM, IT and Data Centres

    Are Facilities and IT data centre managers implacable enemies, or is it just a need for different priorities and emphases on work that seem to get in the way? Often, Quocirca finds that an organisation has one team – facilities management (FM) – looking after the physical facility of the data centre, with another – information technology (IT) – looking after the servers, storage and network equipment, along with the software running within it. This can lead to problems where priorities clash, or where a lack of common language or views of a problem can stop things from happening.

  • Security Think Tank: Bring your own device

    With the growth of BYOD, what measures can IT take to ensure the security of enterprise data and does Mobile Device Management (MDM) really have a role? Leading industry experts on Computer Weekly’s Security Think Tank panel, offer some answers.

  • Internet filtering ineffective against online abusers, warns IET

    The Institute of Engineering and Technology has warned that filtering of internet content, websites and search terms is an ineffective child protection measure, following a major anti-paedophile operation

  • Law gives 'arbitary' protection against surveillance, tribunal told

    Your choice of mobile phone service can determine whether the government can legally spy on you, tribunal told

  • Shropshire primary school claims first all-802.11ac Wi-Fi network

    Windmill Primary School in Telford is the site of the first 802.11ac Wi-Fi network in a UK primary school as it prepares for a major mobile device deployment

  • Enter your Datacentre project now!

    Entries are now open for datacentre projects! Tell us about your team’s innovation by 31st July for a chance to win.

  • No return to snooper’s charter under emergency surveillance law

    Calls for emergency legislation to force phone and internet providers to keep usage records have renewed debate over snooper’s charter

  • Flat mobile batteries banned from US-bound flights

    UK Department for Transport has announced that mobile devices with flat batteries will not be permitted on flights to the US amid new terrorism fears

  • VIEW MORE ON : Network monitoring and analysis
  • WAN Speak Musings – Volume II

    The network is a dynamic place and the knock-on impact on the rest of IT is more than just a case of occasional lost connectivity or slow response. This report contains 11 short articles that look not just at direct wide area network (WAN)issues, but also at other areas of the ITC platform and the possible impact on an organisation.

  • Podcast: What the CSO needs to know about storage and compliance

    What does the CSO need to know about storage and compliance? We speak to Vigitrust CEO Mathieu Gorge about the CSO’s changing role – from firewall guardian to compliance expert

  • WAN Speak Musings – Volume I

    The network is a dynamic place and the knock-on impact on the rest of IT is more than just a case of occasional lost connectivity or slow response. This report contains 12 short articles that look not just at direct wide area network (WAN)issues, but also at other areas of the ITC platform and the possible impact on an organisation.

  • BlackBerry to buy anti-phone tapping specialist Secusmart

    BlackBerry to buy German voice and data encryption supplier Secusmart for an undisclosed sum

  • Virtualization Security: Protecting Virtualized Environments

    Hardening the hypervisor should really be viewed as a standard practice, much as it should be for enterprise servers of any importance. There are an incredible number of configuration options for the major platforms (ESXi, Hyper-V, and XenServer). This extract identifies the most fundamental principles, getting you to a sound security state that conforms to industry best practices.

  • Cloudwatt deploys SDN to orchestrate public cloud service

    Cloud firm Cloudwatt integrates Juniper OpenContrail SDN, NFV solution to support its public cloud environment

  • Belt and braces: covering all the endpoint security angles

    Given users have skipped beyond the safe confines of wholly owned and heavily guarded corporate networks, how do you keep data safe?

  • Security Think Tank: Bring your own device

    With the growth of BYOD, what measures can IT take to ensure the security of enterprise data and does Mobile Device Management (MDM) really have a role? Leading industry experts on Computer Weekly’s Security Think Tank panel, offer some answers.

  • BYOD – who carries the can?

    Balancing the costs, risks and benefits of bring your own device (BYOD) There is a trend among employees to want to use their personal choice of mobile device in the fulfilment of their work commitments. While this appears to bring many benefits for the employee to select their preferred device or devices and, on the face of it, reduces upfront costs for their employer, it does introduce significant on-going costs and risks for the organisation. However, with many appealing mobile consumer devices being offered, the trend is likely to increase, so organisations need to work out suitable strategies and policies to manage this complex and hybrid situation in the best interests of both themselves and their employees

  • The Banking Industry Architecture Network and TOGAF

    Financial institutions are facing significant changes of the environment in which they operate. For example, the financial crisis, changing customer behavior, increased risk awareness, focus on cost reduction, and the entrance of new financial players in the market-place have structurally changed the financial industry. Not only the operations, but also the supporting IT required a challenging transformational change. Given the close inter-dependency of operations and IT in financial institutions, a carefully planned and guided integrated approach to change is required. Enterprise architecture is key to enabling such change initiatives.

  • VIEW MORE ON : Network security strategy
  • The Open Group - Cloud Computing guide to interoperability and portability

    Cloud computing underpins an important part of economic activity today, and has the potential to make a major contribution to future growth. To deliver its anticipated benefits, it must be easy to use and cost-efficient. This means that enterprises and individuals must be able to use cloud products and services as far as possible “off the shelf”. The products and services should work together, and minimal effort should be needed to incorporate them into a user’s systems. This is the case for the basic Internet, but not yet for the additional components that constitute the cloud. Lack of portability of and interoperability between these components could mean that the potential of cloud computing is not fulfilled. This guide analyses cloud computing portability and interoperability. It makes recommendations to customers on how best to achieve portability and interoperability when working with current cloud products and services. It makes recommendations to suppliers and standards bodies on how standards and best practice should evolve to enable greater portability and interoperability in the future.

  • WAN Speak Musings – Volume II

    The network is a dynamic place and the knock-on impact on the rest of IT is more than just a case of occasional lost connectivity or slow response. This report contains 11 short articles that look not just at direct wide area network (WAN)issues, but also at other areas of the ITC platform and the possible impact on an organisation.

  • WAN Speak Musings – Volume I

    The network is a dynamic place and the knock-on impact on the rest of IT is more than just a case of occasional lost connectivity or slow response. This report contains 12 short articles that look not just at direct wide area network (WAN)issues, but also at other areas of the ITC platform and the possible impact on an organisation.

  • Enter your Datacentre project now!

    Entries are now open for datacentre projects! Tell us about your team’s innovation by 31st July for a chance to win.

  • The SDN state of play: first steps for the enterprise

    Software-defined networking experts say telcos will be first to push SDN ahead of enterprises and suggest how CIOs can prepare

  • Alcatel-Lucent demos 10Gbps internet over copper

    Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent’s R&D arm, has claimed a new world broadband speed record using traditional copper phone lines

  • Case Study: Marston's Telecoms taps Blue Coat Wi-Fi manager

    Marston’s Telecoms, the in-house ISP of pub and brewery chain Marston’s, rolls out Blue Coat PacketShaper appliances to take control of its onsite Wi-Fi networks and cut bandwidth costs

  • Home Office encourages SMEs to help with IT overhaul

    The Home Office announces plans to abandon its old outsourcing mega-deals and procure future IT services through G-Cloud

  • Council IT chiefs aim to avoid repeat of PSN compliance debacle

    Socitm president Nick Roberts reveals how public sector IT chiefs hope to avoid a repeat of PSN compliance problems

  • A Computer Weekly buyer's guide to networks

    Computer Weekly looks at an increasingly complex networking environment and offers advice for IT leaders on managing it in this 10 page Buyer's Guide.

  • VIEW MORE ON : WAN performance and optimisation