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  • Who is The Cloud Daddy?

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 07 Sep 2018
  • Had a great couple of online sessions recently with Joe Merces of the splendidly named CloudDaddy. The aim of CloudDaddy is to simplify one of the great pain points of IT (no, not repairing ...

  • IT On A Budget? Still Plenty Of Investment Money Around...

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 29 Jun 2018
  • IT is often two-faced and never more so than when it comes to the financial health of the industry. Speak to one set and they'll tell you how tight it is, scrapping for every penny of profit, and ...

  • Divisive Devices And Conferencing Woes?

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 05 Jun 2018
  • Like - I suspect - many people, I spend far too large a percentage of my one and only life on various 'net conferences, using a variety of platforms. Most of them are truly loathsome. So it was ...

  • Positive Reinvention

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 20 Apr 2018
  • It’s a truism that IT essentially reinvents itself every decade or so. In some ways this can be rightly seen as a cynical way to repackage the same old tosh and sell it again to confused.com IT ...

  • Sunny Weather Cutting Through The Clouds

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 20 Apr 2018
  • One thing that is also clearly understood is that, even with an outsourced, “in the Ether” service, such as a public/private cloud, the EMEA market – with its geo-cultural fragmentation – is a very ...

  • Can Too Much Of Something Be Bad?

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 08 Mar 2018
  • Of course, the retail and consumer markets in general have been analysis bonkers for decades, but what about IT security, cyber or otherwise? It's not a case of collecting info from a single ...

  • WCaaP - Web Conferencing As A Platform?

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 27 Feb 2018
  • Interesting, timing wise, because a lot of conversations recently with vendors have revealed how much discontent there is with the classic web conferencing tools, such as WebEx and GoToMeeting. ...

  • Hold The Front Page: Common Sense Prevails In IT Security Shock!

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 09 Jan 2018
  • IT is overloaded with slick marketing terms that have little or no substance behind them – the classic “solution searching for a problem” scenario but… just occasionally the complete opposite prevails

  • Load-Balancing Reinvented

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 15 Nov 2017
  • Like VoIP optimisation I've been blogging about recently, so I've been testing network (LAN and WAN in old money) optimisation solutions since the late '90s. The former, AKA Load-Balancing and ...

  • No Hype With VoIP

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 15 Nov 2017
  • Logic dictates that end-to-end security must be allowed to exist free from intermediate back doors. The value of “legal intercept” and back doors needs to be considered from a systems point of ...

  • Oldest Startups On The Block

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 25 Sep 2017
  • Got me thinking – just what IS a start-up company? Ok – so there are definitions within even Techtrailblazers itself as competitions are based upon rules, and rules dictate strict definitions, so ...

  • Secure at the cloud - no, do it at the endpoint - Oh now, this is so confusing... Or is it?

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 05 Jul 2016
  • Security, for a decade or so, didn't see much in the way of true change - yes, firewalls got smarter, likewise AV products (well, some anyway), IDS became IPS so it could actually stop something ...

  • Cloudy WiFi? Why Not?

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 05 Jul 2016
  • WiFi/WLAN is taken so much for granted nowadays, that it's easy to forget just how far it has come in recent years. Given that it took around 15 years to get from proprietary 1Mbps technologies to ...

  • Automation Ultimatum...

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 25 Apr 2016
  • IT - a job for life? Possibly... just finished a meeting with an old IT mate, Mike Silvey of Moogsoft, and we were talking about how all the recent networking reinvention bollox has basically ...

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    20 Apr 2016
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