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For now and into the future: what our customers learnt at the Redcentric Symposium

Posted by Simon Michie | 19 Dec 2014, 12:34 PM

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Following the huge success of the recent Redcentric Symposium event held in London, Simon Michie reflects on some of the key sessions held by our technology partners throughout the day. With topics ranging from the Internet of Things to Data Security, Simon looks at what the future holds for Redcentric's customers.

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How Apple will change the way enterprises manage their mobile fleets

Posted by Richard Allgate | 17 Dec 2014, 10:00 AM

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At Apple’s recent launch of the iPad Air 2 a new design element has caught many people’s eyes as being able to change the way enterprises manage their mobile fleets, the soft SIM. Richard Allgate looks at how Apple’s soft SIM increases flexibility for contracts allowing them to leverage the best deals and cheapest minutes from different carriers.

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Are you information assured? What you need to know about the new EU Data Protection Regulation

Posted by Mark Hall | 5 Dec 2014, 17:13 PM

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Following the recently introduced reforms to the EU Data Protection Regulation, Mark Hall looks at what they mean to your data, how the changes will affect both large and small companies and the penalties you could face for non-compliance.

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The rise of DRaaS

Posted by Stefan Haase | 1 Dec 2014, 16:24 PM

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In this blog, Stefan Haase explains how Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) can help customers avoid the headache of getting their business back up and running in the event of a data loss. He explains how tailored Cloud services can protect against the whole stack to provide a 'pay as you go' DR service.

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How SMEs can unlock the public sector’s collaborative future

Posted by Mark Hall | 19 Nov 2014, 09:22 AM

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There is so much more potential for IT as an enabler in the Public Sector. However, even if the government is ready to move away from its traditional ‘silo’ mindset, the IT infrastructure isn’t. The advent of G-Cloud and the government's Cloud first strategy has allowed SMEs to compete for public sector contracts. This has not only driven competition, which can only be good for the government, but the resulting move to Cloud services offers the benefits of improved agility and the flexibility to share data and collaborate more effectively.

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How to Implement a Strong Password Policy

Posted by Stuart Brown | 18 Nov 2014, 15:52 PM

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Stuart Brown looks at why computer security is important for your business and how to staff password policies. Stuart gives a broad outline of the factors that business owners need to consider when securing their business data.

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A Guide to Creating the Perfect Password

Posted by Stuart Brown | 13 Nov 2014, 12:41 PM

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How do you educate your employees to ensure that account details aren’t hacked due to simpler/more commonly used passwords? Stuart Brown looks at Redcentric’s recently launched security e-books which takes you through the basics of computer security.

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The trouble with telephony...

Posted by Paul Storey | 10 Nov 2014, 10:53 AM

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At a time when businesses are looking to streamline their IT costs, Redcentric's Paul Storey suggest that it might also be time for those same businesses to look at their telephony costs and see how the 'Cloud' can also help to not only reduce costs but provide a better quality of service.

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Business Impact Levels

Posted by Mark Hall | 4 Nov 2014, 11:02 AM

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Mark Hall discusses BIL (Business Impact Levels) security controls, looking at what the levels mean, the type of data classified at each level, and the difficulties faced with the BIL data classification model. As the government moves away from the current BIL system to a new three tiered model for data labeling, Mark discusses how this simplifies data classification and allows SME providers the opportunity to compete for these government contracts.

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Stairway to SQL Server High Availability (HA) solutions – level 1: Overview of all SQL Server’s HA offerings

Posted by Louis Ozougwu – MCITP - OCP - Oracle RAC | 27 Oct 2014, 18:12 PM

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This is the first in a series of blogs by Louis Ozougwu, Senior Database Consultant at Redcentric. Louis looks to unmask the various SQL Server High Availability solutions. This first blog in the series presents an overview of the SQL Server High Availability solutions currently on offer.

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Blurred lines – who owns the data on your mobile phone?

Posted by Richard Allgate | 20 Oct 2014, 15:37 PM

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Redcentric’s mobile specialist, Richard Allgate, looks at the ownership of data on a mobile device in a BYOD scenario and an example on how personal data on a mobile device could be wiped in a MDM situation. Richard looks at how to plan for such scenarios within a corporate BYOD policy and solutions to ensure that business and personal data are ring fenced.

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Managing Malware - part 2

Posted by Stuart Brown | 15 Oct 2014, 16:40 PM

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As the Advance Persistent Threat (APT) landscape continues to evolve, even small companies are now at risk. In the second of his two blogs, Redcentric’s Director of Consulting Stuart Brown looks at the steps SMEs can take to improve their security.

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Managing malware – part 1

Posted by Stuart Brown | 8 Oct 2014, 15:52 PM

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As the Advance Persistent Threat (APT) landscape continues to evolve, even small companies are now at risk. In a series of two blogs, Redcentric’s Principal Solutions Architect Stuart Brown examines why traditional approaches to network security aren’t working and offers advice on what can be done to reduce the threat to your business.

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Time to level with you about government IT procurement

Posted by Mark Hall | 3 Oct 2014, 15:36 PM

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Mark Hall discusses the changes in government IT procurement and how the G-Cloud framework has enabled SME technology companies to compete on a level playing field against the traditional monoliths. He looks at what it means for SME’s and the benefits to public sector organisations when contracting with an SME.

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Is Apple playing catch up?

Posted by Richard Allgate | 30 Sep 2014, 12:36 PM

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Richard Allgate looks at the recent announcements made by Apple from their new phones, OS upgrades and consumer reactions to the iCloud security breach. He compares the latest offering from Apple to the Android market, discusses the new capabilities and the benefits they can provide to the enterprise.

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Its memory isn’t what it used to be

Posted by Ian Rhodes | 26 Sep 2014, 11:50 AM

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As news broke last month that the 512K bug might mean data disruption due to the net's growth and old hardware is upgraded to handle todays Internet demands, Ian Rhodes looks at times where this has happened before and how the industry is developing to support internet growth.

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Public Sector IT: Aligned to innovation

Posted by Mark Hall | 24 Sep 2014, 13:48 PM

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In his latest blog, Mark Hall, Divisional Director of Public Sector for Redcentric, looks at how the public sector IT landscape has changed over the last decade and how SMEs like Redcentric are reaping the rewards from the growth of Government initiatives such as G-Cloud and the Public Sector Network.

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N3 commercial aggregator status: something to shout about

Posted by Mark Hall | 15 Sep 2014, 15:52 PM

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In his latest blog, Mark Hall, Redcentric's Divisional Director of Public Sector, and resident N3 expert, explains why being only one of two Service Providers to be granted N3 commercial aggregator status by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) is definitely worth shouting about.

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Seeing through the fog

Posted by Simon Michie | 9 Sep 2014, 17:48 PM

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As the term 'fog computing' enters the computing industry our Head of Cloud, Simon Michie, takes a looks at what it means. As the Internet of Things (IoT) increase should data processing be taken by the devices around the network edge or within the Cloud? What challenges do businesses face by these new issues and how can fog computing be used to their advantage to resolve these issues.

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Organisations need to consider the full cloud lifecycle

Posted by Simon Michie | 28 Aug 2014, 12:40 PM

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In his latest blog, Simon Michie, Head of Cloud, discusses the importance in considering the entire cloud lifecycle when a business is looking at migrating to cloud services. Simon also looks at what can be done by Cloud Service Providers to support clients from the beginning to the end of their cloud journey.

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