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IoT: saviour or security risk

Posted by Andy Mills | 24 Aug 2015, 10:56 AM

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With Internet of Things (IoT) being seen as the next evolution of IT, Redcentric looks at the data risks and implications that come with IoT. With huge amounts of data being generated to fulfill its function, who’s responsible to for the security of data?

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Double award win is testament to the importance of collaboration

Posted by Andy Mills | 13 Aug 2015, 16:52 PM

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After representing Redcentric at the Computing Vendor Excellence Awards, Andy Mills reflects on how Redcentric took home both the Wireless Infrastructure and Cloud Data Centre Provider of the Year awards. He looks at how Redcentric help organisations to build their IT solutions to achieve the tangible outcome terms they are striving for.

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Why DDOS demands protection money

Posted by Sean Paxton | 29 Jul 2015, 14:09 PM

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The growth of the digital generation has seen with it an increase in the number of "extortion" rackets where businesses receive polite notices pointing out loopholes in their online security. In this blog, Sean Paxton explains how, much like an offline business accepts security as another essential cost, companies running in the digital world now need to adopt the same mindset.

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Shadow IT in the Public Sector: Chasing your shadow

Posted by Mark Hall | 29 Jul 2015, 09:52 AM

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Along with the growth in popularity of technologies like the cloud and BYOD within the workplace, there has come a need for the understanding of these technologies to reach further than just your IT department. In this blog, Mark Hall looks at the growth of self-provisioning IT or 'Shadow IT' and how IT departments within the public sector need to be able to manage it.

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Why Government as a Platform is missing the point

Posted by Mark Hall | 8 Jul 2015, 11:30 AM

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Mark Hall, Public Sector Director at Redcentric, discusses creating Government as a Platform (GaaP) and how the platform-based model will allow the public sector to deliver more effective services and reduce costs.

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Has the UK government turned its back on UK business?

Posted by Mark Hall | 2 Jul 2015, 11:25 AM

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With recent news that HMRC will be the first major department to move to Google Apps Mark Hall, Public Sector Director at Redcentric, discusses how this news and other recent announcements effect UK businesses and the impact on the G-Cloud.

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Delivering a cloud strategy: what you need to know

Posted by Jonathan Birch | 24 Jun 2015, 15:08 PM

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In the second of the series of blogs that take you through your journey to the cloud, here Product Manager of Infrastructure and Data Services Jonathan Birch looks at the steps you need to take when it comes to delivering your cloud strategy.

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Opening up the cloud

Posted by Jonathan Birch | 26 May 2015, 11:53 AM

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With a positive reaction from the market to news that VMware is now supporting open source software, this blog looks at how enterprises will not only benefit from the innovations taking place but also how the developments will increase competition and encourage further innovation within this area.

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What does the majority Conservative Government need to learn from the minority one about procuring IT?

Posted by Peter Nailer | 13 May 2015, 14:52 PM

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Peter Nailer takes a look at the changes made to government IT procurement during the coalition Government from Dynamic Purchasing System frameworks including G-Cloud and the impact it’s made to provide government organisations with competitive pricing and economies of scale.

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Don’t be directionless: Seven steps to creating a cloud strategy

Posted by Simon Michie | 1 May 2015, 15:40 PM

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In previous blogs, Redcentric have discussed the issues that need to be considered as your business moves along your journey to the cloud. One of the first and most important steps is the development on a cloud strategy. In this blog, Redcentric's Simon Michie describes seven steps that are required, as a minimum, to create a valid cloud strategy.

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Mixed messages: 5 ways for public sector organisations to cut through the confusion

Posted by Peter Nailer | 8 Apr 2015, 10:55 AM

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While the Government Digital Service provides support, Public Sector IT buyers still need to ensure that they are in control of determining their requirements – both from a business and technology perspective. Peter Nailer, Senior Bid Manager at Redcentric offers his top five tips on how to cut through the confusion.

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Reaching towering heights: why government IT procurement is changing

Posted by Mark Hall | 18 Mar 2015, 17:23 PM

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In this blog, Redcentric's Public Sector Director, Mark Hall, along with Senior Bid Manager, Peter Nailer, give their thoughts on the Systems Integration and Management (SIAM) model in response to a recent blog by Alex Holmes the deputy director of the Government Digital Service.

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Database as a Service: What sets us apart from our competitors?

Posted by Stefan Haase | 9 Feb 2015, 11:48 AM

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In the final blog of this series, Redcentric's Stefan Haase looks what sets Redcentric's proposition apart from the competition. From those at the top of the company to the staff out there delivering our services to customers, Stefan explains why Redcentric can back up our claim of being truly "customer-centric".

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Database as a Service : Delivering a first class solution

Posted by Stefan Haase | 26 Jan 2015, 10:34 AM

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In the follow-up to his blog looking at Oracle's philosophy and how Redcentric mirrors it to provide our own first rate Database-as-a-Service solution, Stefan Haase now looks at the differentiators that sets Redcentric apart from the competition and is resulting in serious interest from Government departments and the wider public sector.

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From virtual to reality: what you need to know about persistent and non persistent virtual desktops

Posted by Stefan Haase | 20 Jan 2015, 09:49 AM

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With the use of virtualised desktop environments (VDI) growing year on year, Stefan Haase looks at why they are an attractive proposition for IT departments, what the differences between the two approaches to virtual desktop environments are and, most importantly, how you can decide which is the best option for your organisation.

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Database as a Service : Learning from Oracle's philosophy

Posted by Stefan Haase | 14 Jan 2015, 12:21 PM

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In the first of a series of blogs, Redcentric's Stefan Haase looks at Oracle's journey to becoming IT giants and their current ongoing success of their engineered systems approach by delivering an optimised, maximum performance system. Stefan looks at Oracle's philosophy and how Redcentric has done the same for their own DBaaS solution.

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My Redcentric Symposium experience

Posted by Graham Francis | 5 Jan 2015, 11:25 AM

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When Graham Francis, Director of I.T. Services, M.I.S. and Examinations at Havering Sixth Form College, attended the Redcentric symposium in November he decided to let us know his experiences and thoughts on the day after attending sessions such as Internet of Things and Hybrid Cloud & Disaster Recovery as a Service.

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

Posted by Simon Michie | 18 Dec 2014, 13:53 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 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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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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