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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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Talking up a Storm - Part three

Posted by Paul Storey | 22 Aug 2014, 11:55 AM

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In the final blog in this three part series, Paul Storey, Head of Voice at Redcentric, looks at the growing popularity of collaborative tools within the workplace and how it shouldn't be seen as the end of VoIP solutions.

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Is corporate mobile security the new black?

Posted by Richard Allgate | 14 Aug 2014, 16:23 PM

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Redcentric’s mobile specialist, Richard Allgate, gives his thoughts on the recently launched Blackphone and its impact on the business world marketplace. With BYOD becoming an increasing topic within IT departments Richard discusses if security should be centered on the device, the endpoint and its user or on the linked corporate network.

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Cloud standards: Are they really a big issue when considering a move to the cloud?

Posted by Stefan Haase | 6 Aug 2014, 11:47 AM

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As the number of cloud standards grows Redcentric's cloud expert, Stefan Haase, gives his thoughts on some of the key standards cloud providers should adhere to as well as asking if this growing number of standards denotes a change in cloud technology.

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Networks of every flavour

Posted by Sean Paxton | 31 Jul 2014, 18:03 PM

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In his latest blog, Sean Paxton explains why managed network services should be treated as more than just an 'IT commodity' as well the importance of having a full and precise understanding of what the client requirements are.

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Is the new Amazon Fire enterprise-ready or should it remain a consumer device?

Posted by Richard Allgate | 22 Jul 2014, 14:50 PM

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Following the launch of the Amazon Fire last month, our mobile expert Richard Allgate looks at Amazon's first move into the mobile market and asks if it is one step too far for the online retailer.

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Why CIO heads are very much in the Cloud

Posted by Simon Michie | 17 Jul 2014, 11:15 AM

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Following a recent survey by Deloitte, Simon Michie reflects on how IT services are perceived within businesses and the impact on the growing up take of Cloud will increase innovation to drive added-value services. Simon looks at the CIO’s role within the boardroom and how they are using technology to drive innovation and gain a competitive edge.

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Cloud migration – what every CIO should know

Posted by Simon Michie | 9 Jul 2014, 16:36 PM

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Although the cloud has been around for a while, cloud services are still an unknown entity for some who may have only dipped their toes in the water. Once the CIO has completed the analysis for the proof of concept, done the RIO analysis and the risk assessment, then the governance reporting, and when they’re confident that the cloud is the next step to deliver IT services – what’s next? It’s now time to get ready to migrate.

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MDM madness

Posted by Richard Allgate | 7 Jul 2014, 11:55 AM

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As mobile device management (MDM) solutions increase within the market place, Richard Allgate takes a look at the current offerings by providers and how he sees Cloud impacting MDM.

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Is ISDN dead?

Posted by Phil Dyson | 2 Jul 2014, 14:10 PM

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I’m frequently asked, is ISDN is dead, my response is “we still sell it and organisations still want to buy it”. I think it’s a little premature to say ISDN is dead, even with the strong emergence of SIP Trunks. People trust ISDN, and they know it; this can often lead to the benefits of new technologies being overlooked. That’s not to say that I don’t struggle with the logic.

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Protect yourself against the UK cyber attack

Posted by Stuart Brown | 12 Jun 2014, 17:41 PM

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Unless you’ve had your head in the ground, you can’t have failed to have heard that the UK could be the target of the biggest cyber attack ever in the forthcoming week or so. British investigators have been working with the FBI to trace the hackers behind the infamous GOZeus and CryptoLocker botnets.

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MPLS versus VPLS – confusion still reigns

Posted by Sean Paxton | 5 Jun 2014, 11:00 AM

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In this blog, Sean Paxton helps to clear up the confusion between managed MPLS and unmanaged VPLS.

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What you need to consider when migrating SAP data

Posted by Chris Mcmahon | 4 Jun 2014, 11:54 AM

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In this blog, Chris Mcmahon looks at SAP data migration and discusses five key areas he believes companies should consider to ensure the process runs smoothly.

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Cloud myth number 1: no-one puts critical data in the Cloud

Posted by Stefan Haase | 2 Jun 2014, 12:03 PM

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Over the course of a series of blogs, our cloud expert aims to dispel some of the myths surrounding the cloud. In the first blog Stefan Haase looks at the myth that businesses don’t use the cloud to store their “critical data”.

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BYOD and MYOD beware – choose CYOD instead

Posted by Richard Allgate | 27 May 2014, 18:24 PM

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Currently companies supply over 70% of all devices within the enterprise. It is anticipated that, with more companies adopting a CYOD approach, the number of enterprise owned devices will drop dramatically by 2020.

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Twitter hacks and the case for two-factor authentication

Posted by Ian Rhodes | 14 May 2014, 14:43 PM

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Following on from his last blog on voicemail password protection, Ian Rhodes – Divisional Director of Platform Management – discusses reports that Twitter is to introduce a two factor authentication process in order to improve security. In the wake of a number of high profile account hacks, could two factor authentication be the security solution the social networking site desperately needs?

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BigChanges afoot

Posted by Simon Michie | 19 Apr 2014, 18:26 PM

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I often spend time here talking about the benefits of the cloud for companies of all sizes, so this time I thought that I’d hand over to someone who knows the benefits first hand – one of our customers, Martin Port, CEO of BigChange.

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Talking up a storm – Part two

Posted by Paul Storey | 19 Mar 2014, 18:29 PM

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Cloud-based telephony has been credited as driving unified communications (UC) in today's organisations, but is the reality really so bright, does cloud telephony lack the silver lining? Here in the second of our three blogs, Paul Storey, Head of Voice at Redcentric, considers what companies need to be aware of if cloud telephony is to deliver on its promises.

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