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  • App Migration And The Art Of Perfecting ROI

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 01 Jun 2010
  • One of the issues I'm all too aware of as someone who often gets involved at the "plumbing" level of networking is that it's the applications sitting on folks' PCs (or MACs) that are the key to IT ...

  • BRP NOT ERP

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 27 May 2010
  • Just been swapping notes with my mates at the heart of the enterprise software revolution that is Thingamy.For those of you who still think of terms of ERP meaning "Enterprise Resource Process" or ...

  • First Top Gear Now HP

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 20 May 2010
  • First we had the Top Gear boys powering cars on cow poo.Now we have HP looking to do the very same thing for Data Centres: http://www.hpl.hp.com/news/2010/apr-jun/HP_ASME_PAPER.pdfThought I'd enter ...

  • Windows 7 In Big Demand - "Surely Not?" Says Vista User - Me!

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 28 Apr 2010
  • A report last week said that 10% of Windows users are already Windows 7 users. Is that already more than Vista achieved (allowing for all those Vista users who reverted to XP)? Anyone who has ...

  • Lizards, Iguanas & Cross Channel Ferries

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 27 Apr 2010
  • Just back in Andorra from over two weeks constant travel, mainly in UK and surviving on 3G Dongles. Given the somewhat outrageous charges Vodafone and 3.co.uk levy upon one, once outside of the UK ...

  • Guy Kewney

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 13 Apr 2010
  • I was saddened to hear about the death of fellow IT scribe and long-time acquaintance Guy Kewney last week. Guy and I go back 20+ years - when I came out of the world of IT networking and went into ...

  • Update From Fibrous Andorra

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 22 Mar 2010
  • Hola from the land of melting snow and enlightened fibre.Had a problem with my termination equipment (no, I don't mean death devices, I keep away from superbikes and stick to my old Scooby) that ...

  • Magical Storage?

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 03 Mar 2010
  • IT is often accused, and rightly so, of being too "dry".Some - well most - of the industry just begs to have to proverbial taken out of it. So it's good to see my storage mates Isilon - and ...

  • Back to Basics and Back Biting...

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 19 Feb 2010
  • In IT it's all too easy to get carried away with smart tech and the attack of the mobiles and other stuff that encourages us to forget about the basics of looking after networks and storage - ...

  • Mobile World Congress? Let's Start With Netevents...

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 16 Feb 2010
  • So - MWC 2010 is currently on in Barcelona, but I was actually down there last week at Netevents - www.netevents.org - speaking on a couple of Cloud Computing panels.The Cloud then - hype or ...

  • Qtn: When Is An Ethernet Switch Not An Ethernet Switch?

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 05 Feb 2010
  • Answer: when it's a power supply.Just released the latest test report for HP on its ProCurve 2520 Ethernet switch - http://www.broadband-testing.co.uk/ReportList.aspx - and the point of interest ...

  • How Many 3G Dongles Do You Need?

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 27 Jan 2010
  • Travelling Cross Country (in the train sense too) today twixt West of Yorkshire and Abingdon for a meeting; as ever lots to do, report adds/changes, presentations, emails to send and receive. So, ...

  • Is No News Really Good News?

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 15 Jan 2010
  • It's the middle of January now and, since snow and tragic earthquakes do not qualify as mainstream networking news, I've been patiently waiting for some news to appear in the networking world so ...

  • Snow Kidding - I come back to ski season and FTTH... Plus Wine!

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 23 Dec 2009
  • Back from yet more travels.Escaped the UK just as the snow started to fall. Got back to Andorra to a sparking sunny day... it didn't last - heavy snow fell during the night and hasn't stopped much ...

  • What Cost An Enterprise Firewall?

    Steve Broadhead - Broadband Testing 23 Nov 2009
  • Networking products and services typically have three stages in life - technology, commodity and freebie. Then a slow, lingering death.In the case of the firewall, the "personal" edition has been - ...

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