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What the swan did next

Posted by Ian Rhodes | 15 Aug 2016, 10:29 AM

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Fresh from completing an intensive three month network upgrade Ian Rhodes, Redcentric’s Platform Director, reflects on the considerations that go into making network improvements and how these improvements are critical to underpinning a resilient and available service.

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Bricks and mortar retailers need to be fast and agile too

Posted by Simon Michie | 7 Jun 2016, 11:49 AM

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Retailers have more to focus on than just being agile and responsive online. With the high street still providing a significant proportion of a retailer’s total revenue we look at how creating a fast and agile physical environment within your stores can create a competitive advantage.

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5 ways to tailor your wireless LAN Service

Posted by Sean Paxton | 29 Apr 2016, 16:24 PM

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Public space WiFi, while adequate for the job it is required for, is essentially a limited product. For most enterprises there is the need for more than just a vanilla solution for their wireless requirements and with that comes the importance of the managed service provider. This blog looks at the key elements your business should consider when looking for a managed wireless solution and provider.

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How #GenMobile is spurring the wireless workplace

Posted by Simon Michie | 21 Apr 2016, 14:55 PM

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A recent study showed 63% of employees born between the years 1980 and 2000 (or #GenMobile) felt that their personal devices played a key part in managing their lives both in and out of work, causing an increased demand on wireless networks. We look at how businesses are responding to meet the needs of an increasingly connected generation.

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Don’t believe the hype: why enterprises need not worry about SDN just yet

Posted by Clive Atkins | 16 Sep 2015, 09:27 AM

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Leading technology vendors such as VMware, Cisco and Brocade are showing increasing interest in Software Defined Networks (SDN) with industry analysts predicting further growth for the technology. Bearing this in mind, should businesses be implementing SDN right now? In this blog, Redcentric's Business Unit Director, Clive Atkins, gives his thoughts on the matter.

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Integrating health and social care data: Why it's viable

Posted by Mark Hall | 9 Jun 2015, 15:51 PM

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To date, the Government has viewed the integration of health and social care data as something of a technical challenge. Recent announcements however indicate that this could be about to change. This blog not only looks at why the integration needs to happen but also how it could have a knock on effect for other areas of the public sector.

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Should Service Providers offering Managed Firewalls include UTM capability as default?

Posted by Sean Paxton | 19 May 2015, 11:59 AM

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Following a recent hack attack by religious extremists on the website of a small innocuous pub in rural England, Sean Paxton explains why the cost of corporate security is a price that is well worth paying regardless of the size or profile of your business.

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Understanding the realities of N3 accreditation

Posted by Mark Hall | 14 May 2015, 11:05 AM

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Following on from a previous blog, Mark Hall explains how ISVs looking to engage with the NHS can avoid the pain and numerous pitfalls usually associated with this complicated process by using an N3 aggregator such as Redcentric to help them.

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Digitizing Government: does the book tell the whole story?

Posted by Mark Hall, Public Sector Director | 31 Mar 2015, 11:43 AM

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Inspired by the book "Digitizing Government", Redcentric's Public Sector Director, Mark Hall, gives his thoughts on the digital transformation currently gathering momentum across the government. Covering everything from car tax to G-Cloud, Mark explains why the task being undertaken will not be a straightforward one.

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Firewalls: to manage or not to manage – that is the question

Posted by Sean Paxton | 25 Mar 2015, 14:05 PM

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While most organisations accept they require the protection provided by next-generation firewalls, some may be confused over whether they should purchase, install and manage their firewall or turn to an expert to manage the next generation firewall on their behalf. Redcentric's Sean Paxton details the options to help you make the decision on whether to go with a managed firewall or the unmanaged option.

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Converged Infrastructure - What is it and how can it make your life easier?

Posted by Simon Michie | 2 Mar 2015, 15:22 PM

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Converged infrastructure is a subject that many of you may not be familiar with. In this blog we look at what it is, how it works and, most importantly, how it can benefit you.

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PSN: alive and kicking or dead in the water?

Posted by Mark Hall | 2 Feb 2015, 10:39 AM

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In this blog, Mark Hall explains why, despite premature reports of its demise, the Public Sector Network (PSN) has been granted a stay of execution by the Goverment. Mark explains what the Public Sector Network is and why its transition to the Network Services Framework (NSF) has been delayed.

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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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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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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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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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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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Confusion reigns part 2: EFM and other TLAs | Redcentric Blog

Posted by John Taylor | 23 Aug 2013, 13:25 PM

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In part one of my blog, I looked at how the consumer internet service industry has caused a lot of confusion about what you actually receive from your broadband service. Having cleared up some confusion and explained the terminology, I wanted to take the opportunity to look at some services that may actually deliver what they say on the tin – specifically, EFM.

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Confusion reigns: when 20MB/s internet speed is only 2MB/s

Posted by John Taylor | 16 Aug 2013, 13:36 PM

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The technology industry loves its confusing terminologies and TLAs (three letter acronyms). Things had improved mainly because of the consumerisation of IT but yet there still exist a lot of different terms and definitions. Nowhere is this truer than in internet service provision.

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