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Happy 150th birthday to the Tube

Posted by Ian Rhodes | 14 Jan 2013, 17:33 PM

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Happy birthday to the Tube. The early life and journey of the Tube is strikingly similar to the development of IT and telecomms in the past few decades – and both have revolutionised the way we work and live.

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Why the Cloud doesnt necessarily mean thunder

Posted by Stefan Haase | 24 Dec 2012, 14:16 PM

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In this blog our Cloud expert looks at why, despite industry giants such as HP increasing their portfolio of Cloud services, many businesses are still reluctant to make the move into the Cloud.

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When is a productivity suite not a productivity suite?

Posted by Stefan Haase | 14 Dec 2012, 17:43 PM

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Google Apps announced this week that it would start charging for its Cloud-based productivity suite. Though the meagre sum of £3 per user per month may seem manageable to many organisations, this change comes at a time when Google’s services have already been called into question.

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What’s hot in 2013

Posted by Fraser Fisher | 14 Dec 2012, 17:38 PM

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2012 has certainly been a busy year at Redcentric. Some of the highlights from the past 12 months for the team at Redcentric have been watching our Cambridge Metropolitan Network continue to grow and the switching on of our Portsmouth Metro Network.

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Will Cloud computing really transform your business model?

Posted by Simon Michie | 9 Dec 2012, 14:22 PM

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In this blog, Redcentric explain how, if businesses can get their Cloud plan right, they will be able to tailor their IT provision to better suit computing needs far more effectively than before.

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The US Patriot Act and your data – is it safe?

Posted by Stefan Haase | 7 Nov 2012, 17:46 PM

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The US Patriot Act was set up in the aftermath to the horrific 9/11 attacks. The act facilitates the US government in its gathering of foreign intelligence about possible national and international terrorist attacks. There has been a lot of controversy about the implementation of the Patriot Act, with the US government using the act to collect documents and data with remote or highly speculative links to terrorism.

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What a day! What a debate!

Posted by Fraser Fisher | 25 Oct 2012, 17:48 PM

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A wide range of CIOs and IT heads joined us at our Redstone Symposium yesterday to hear presentations from some of our partners including Aruba Networks, Brocade, EMC, CommScope, Exinda, Huawei, Lancope and VMware.

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Brocade Guest Blog: Avoiding the campus crunch

Posted by Fraser Fisher | 12 Oct 2012, 11:16 AM

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As their appetite for mobility, video, unified communications and virtual desktop solutions grow, customers increasingly will look to companies such as Redcentric to fix the weak link in deploying these technologies – the campus network.

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Clouds role in the move from outsourcing to smartsourcing

Posted by Stefan Haase | 29 Aug 2012, 15:08 PM

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Austerity is a fact of life for IT managers everywhere. No longer is it just a matter of doing more with less; organisations are increasingly seeking growth through innovation, and cost -cutting in isolation is a game of diminishing returns.

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Data loss – not someone elses problem

Posted by Stefan Haase | 28 Aug 2012, 16:10 PM

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It can be tempting to think of data loss as someone else’s problem. With your rigorous IT procedures and compliance policies, it could never happen to you, right? Unfortunately, that’s probably what companies including Visa, MasterCard and HSBC thought – until they had critical business data lost or stolen.

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Storage and security are still the key issues in the cloud computing landscape

Posted by Jonathan Birch | 13 Jul 2012, 14:55 PM

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So what is happening in the world of many Clouds? Everything is becoming virtualised or optimised, but where are the real bottlenecks, and what are the key issues in this ever changing mobile world?

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Cloud-based document management gets an airing

Posted by Stefan Haase | 19 Jun 2012, 10:45 AM

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Matt Duncan of Redcentric partner, NetDocuments, was featured recently in an audio interview on the Legal IT Professionals website. It was a fascinating 10 minutes, and if you’re interested in either document management systems (DMS) or Cloud delivery models, then I recommend you give it a listen.

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Football, the Olympics and bandwidth: Are you ready?

Posted by Ian Rhodes | 13 Jun 2012, 16:34 PM

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A spike in Internet usage for business-critical reasons is one thing; when it’s the result of non-critical activity, it’s another matter entirely.

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Taking a reality check on Cloud security

Posted by Stefan Haase | 8 Jun 2012, 14:11 PM

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One of the findings to come out of the Legal Week/Redcentric survey of law firm CIOs was that 72% of respondents cited concerns about security as the biggest single inhibitor to Cloud adoption.

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5 ways to meet the Olympian challenge for high-bandwidth, high-resilience network access

Posted by Ian Rhodes | 3 Jun 2012, 15:12 PM

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A recent press report highlighted the continuing change in the nature of internet traffic. The article correctly identifies the “flash floods” of internet demand (for events like the World Cup) as being particularly challenging for many organisations – and the ISPs supporting them.

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Horses for courses: Is Google Drive really the best bet for businesses?

Posted by Stefan Haase | 26 Apr 2012, 00:00 AM

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The news that Google is offering up to 5GB of cloud-based storage for free with its new Google Drive is great news for consumers looking to store their personal and online content. However, as consumers become more drawn to the cloud to store their data, it’s crucial to remember that when it comes to cloud-based storage, you get what you pay for.

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Megaupset in the Cloud – but should businesses worry?

Posted by Stefan Haase | 12 Mar 2012, 14:13 PM

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“It would be a massive blow if it all got deleted. It would be a massive part of my life just gone”. That was the Newsbeat-reported response of a Megaupload user who lost access to his painstakingly created audio files after the website was shut-down by US prosecutors over illegal file-sharing. The move affected both legal and illegal users alike.

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Reduce risk with careful planning of business processes

Posted by Simon Michie | 20 Jan 2012, 16:15 PM

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Cloud adoption is an exciting prospect for many organisations but one that should not only be thoroughly examined before you even take the initial steps to cloud adoption but should also be closely risk managed throughout.

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Data security and the perils of location, location, location.

Posted by Stefan Haase | 8 Nov 2011, 14:19 PM

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According to a report from Information Age’s Cloud Security 2011 conference, businesses will soon be using a Software-as-a Service application from one provider, built on a Platform-as-a-Service offering from another, which in turn is based on Infrastructure-as-a-Service delivered by a third.

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Cloud security – why privates better

Posted by Stefan Haase | 26 Sep 2011, 11:25 AM

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At a recent Cloud Circle forum event I joined a panel of experts for a Q&A session in which participants from a wide range of organisations were able to discuss their Cloud related experiences and concerns.

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