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How SMEs can unlock the public sector's collaborative future

Posted by Mark Hall | 19 Nov 2014, 11:31 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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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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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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