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The top 5 security concerns of remote working

Working remotely is convenient, but remote employees may unintentionally put your company’s data and networks at risk. Unsecured wi-fi connections, unattended computers, and data breaches are...

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Becoming technology enabled

Organisations are becoming technology enabled to create the agility necessary to overcome the challenges of digital disruption. Read more here

Why Redcentric IP Telephony

SD-WAN: A Buyer’s Guide

There is a growing buzz around SD-WAN as a network solution. It brings considerable benefits for some use cases but it isn’t a silver bullet for networking.

Why Redcentric For Secure Remote Access

HSCN Secure Remote Access Tokens FAQs

The remote access service that currently runs over N3 comes to an end in August 2020. If you want to ensure your end users can continue to access applications and data securely and seamlessly while on...

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Internet First: FAQs

HSCN is an important transitional step towards the Internet First policy, making digital health and care services available over the internet. In this FAQs article we look at what will this mean for...

Why Redcentric Call Recording

Telephony: an enabler for the public sector

Over the past five years, with the maturing of G-Cloud and the Cloud First approach, and the more recent green light given by Government to the use of public cloud, the public sector, including the...

Having a different conversation about SD-WAN

Having a different conversation about SD-WAN

One of the issues I have with much of the PR hoopla around SD-WAN is its tendency to major on the cost savings, with the implication that organisations could finally unshackle themselves for good from...

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Top 10 questions for choosing a network provider

Proactive management, monitoring, securing and reporting of a complex network are difficult things to get right. Investing in managed network services can appear to be the answer, bringing you better...

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Top 10 benefits of using managed IT services

Businesses can benefit from using managed IT services. Our tips look at a few of these benefits.   1. Future proof services, using best-of-breed technology Leading Managed Service Providers...

Why Redcentric IaaS

Shared vs dedicated IaaS

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provides the ability to run many customer servers on the same physical server hardware through the use of server virtualisation. The concept is a repeat of the...

Why Redcentric For Wireless Networking

Common problems with onsite data backup

Many companies are still using traditional backup methods which can cause issues and be ineffective in comparison to online data backup solutions. We look at common issues come with traditional onsite...

Why Redcentric for Hosted Desktop

12 benefits of desktop as a service

1. Improved accessibility The anywhere, anytime, anyhow nature of the service allows users to access their desktops over the internet via PC, laptop, tablet and even smartphone, giving them...

Why Redcentric for Support And Maintenance

Using Oracle Data Integrator knowledge modules

This article will review one aspect of the ODI product, the concept of “Knowledge Modules”, and discuss how these can be used to stream-line the ETL development process through the use of...

Cloud First Policy

Cloud first policy

Back in May 2013, the then coalition government formally introduced the ‘Cloud First’ policy that has done so much subsequently to drive and shape IT procurement and deployment across the public...

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Top tips for switching data centres

There are many reasons for relocating your IT equipment to a new data centre, varying from a refresh of equipment currently running in-house to dissatisfaction with an existing data centre to a desire...

Why Redcentric Managed Hybrid Cloud

What is hybrid cloud?

Hybrid Cloud is starting to influence many an enterprise IT strategy so we take a quick run-through of some of the key things you need to know about IT’s latest trending topic.   What is Hybrid...

Why Redcentric for Collaboration

What is cloud collaboration?

When Cloud collaboration happens in an unregulated environment that can’t be audited, where intellectual property can’t be protected, and where data and network security can’t be guaranteed,...

Why Redcentric for PSN Services

Transitioning from N3 to HSCN

By the end of the decade, the NHS’s N3 wide area network will have passed into IT history: as of 2017, the transition to the next generation Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) will begin....

Why Redcentric IaaS

What is IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)?

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is best visualised as sitting at the base of a three-tier Cloud computing pyramid that also comprises PaaS (Platform as a Service) in the middle and SaaS (Software...

Why Redcentric PaaS

What is PaaS (Platform as a Service)?

Platform as a Service (PaaS) is best visualised as sitting in the middle of a three-tier Cloud computing pyramid that also comprises IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and SaaS (Software as a...

What is SaaS

What is software as a service (SaaS)?

Software as a Service (SaaS) is best visualised as sitting at the top of a three-tier Cloud computing pyramid that also comprises PaaS (Platform as a Service) in the middle and IaaS (Infrastructure as...

Why Redcentric For Disaster Recovery as a Service

Top 10 tips when considering cloud services

For well over a decade, outsourcing tried to take a foot hold, but only over the last two to three years, things have matured, most notably with providers presenting us with stronger, more compelling...

Why Redcentric For Cloud Migration

Top 10 tips for disaster recovery planning

Essentially, the key to Disaster Recovery success is having a realistic and well understood set of objectives that are based on the business needs. This involves planning and preparation, from the...

Why Redcentric Managed Backup Service

Top 10 tips for data recovery planning

What would happen to your business if you experienced a catastrophic data loss? Would your business survive? The statistics are alarming, 43% of businesses never re-open after a major disaster. A well...

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Business impact levels

At Redcentric we’ve a long history of doing business with the public sector, and like anyone else working within this sector we’re well aware of the Government’s Business Impact...

Why Redcentric for Supply Chain Management

Top 10 tips for data archiving

Given the rate of data growth along with the increasing importance of business information, a cost effective, offsite data archiving service can deliver significant business benefits. A good data...

Why Redcentric Implementation

Orchestrating cloud transformation

These are interesting times for public sector ICT teams. On the one hand, you have Government progressively moving the narrative towards ‘Cloud Native’ – an aspiration for ‘born in the...

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Why HSCN is better than N3

As of April this year, all health and care organisations will fully transition to the Health and Social Care Network (HSCN), leaving N3 a thing of IT past. For over fifteen years, N3 has provided a...

Why Redcentric For Cloud Migration

Top 10 tips for choosing a data backup service

Data backup is required by all businesses. With legal requirements tightening and data volumes growing out of control, traditional tape backup is no longer a reliable or cost effective means of...

Why Redcentric For Colocation Hosting

Tuning up for devops

As DevOps moves from early adopter territory into the mainstream, there is the inevitable evolution in how it is described. As with Agile before it, ask twenty people to define DevOps and you’ll get...

Why Redcentric for Collaboration

Digitising the NHS and connecting to AWS

In 2016 Redcentric announced that it was offering connectivity to Amazon Web Services (AWS), which was a logical move given customer demand for AWS requiring N3 connectivity and cloud services. We...

Why Redcentric For SD-WAN

Top 10 things to know about 21CN

We look at the features and benefits of the BT 21CN network as well as common questions about the service. 1. WHAT IS BT’S 21CN? BT is investing billions of pounds in changing out the various UK...

Why SD-WAN is Good Business

SD-WAN Benefits: Why it’s good business

I’ve been asked a couple of times recently whether our support for SD-WAN is a bit like turkeys voting for Christmas? After all, Redcentric has built a business on managed networking and the...

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Voice: not so much a protocol, more a service

An article in CRN argues that many users do not understand the risks of Internet telephony. The author, the CEO of a security consultancy, is right to be concerned about the complexities and...

Why Redcentric For Cloud Migration

Did you know? Interesting data and storage facts

As an IT professional with a particular interest in data and Cloud services, I often stumble across nuggets of information that grab my attention. I’m sure I’m not alone in my fondness for facts...

Why Redcentric for Application Security

Byod and myod beware – choose cyod instead

2017 will be the adoption tipping point for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies according to a recent Gartner report. In just three years from now we’ll see more employees accessing corporate...

Why Redcentric IaaS

Citrix on Azure ‘a powerful combination’

Twenty years ago many organisations were looking at the Microsoft and Citrix combination to help them engineer a server back-end that could simplify and streamline sysadmin, extend the life of ageing...

Why Redcentric for HCSN

Infrastructure transformation across the NHS

Combining LDRS, STPS and the Nhs Five Year Forward View As the NHS continues its program of digital transformation, technology strategies also have to change and mould in order to adhere to the...

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