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  • Expense spared – the cost of replacing legacy things

    A previous Quocirca blog post (The Internet of Everything – the need to manage external things) looked at how Internet of Things (IoT) deployments will mostly need to include access to at least some external devices. One of the problems this throws up, especially for network security teams, is the need to verify the safety of devices joining networks, over which they have little or no on-device control.

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  • Xerox Turns a Page: Pledges Commitment to Core Markets

    On 7th December 2016, Xerox held an Investor Conference to outline its business strategy and long-term financial model as a standalone company. It expects the separation of the two companies – Xerox Corporation and Conduent – to be completed on 31st December of this year.

    A new Xerox

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  • The Internet of Everything – the need to manage external things

    Research commissioned by Quocirca in July 2016, as background to its Reference Architecture for the IoE (Internet of Everything), shows that most businesses in the UK and Germany believe the Internet of Things (IoT) is already having a major impact (43%) or expect that it will do so soon (44%).

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  • SD-WAN handles fleet management and passenger services

    Driven by traffic congestion, pollution levels and rising infrastructure costs, the future of public transport is being technology-enhanced on many levels. Thus major initiatives include: Mobile Internet access; GPS and intelligent fleet management; App-driven taxi and shared car services and; Fully integrated metropolitan ground transport systems.

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  • How reliant is your organisation on IT?

    Day-by-day the world becomes more reliant on IT systems and the networks that connect them. However, be it direct or indirect, the degree of reliance varies from one business to another and this is reflected in the way IT systems and applications are managed and the way IT problems are dealt with, especially the most serious, often termed critical IT events.

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  • SD-WAN access bonding for rural high-speed connectivity

    There is an inverse relationship between our ability to live and work remotely and the quality of the Internet connections from those remote locations. Every country has its metropolitan areas with dense population and 100Mbps fiber connectivity, and every country has its outlying areas with flaky Internet connections. It’s really difficult for any network-reliant company (and that’s pretty much everyone these days) in those areas to operate at the connection speeds required by most business processes.

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  • Monetising free information? D&B Credit emphasises analytics and ease of use

    Freely available company information may seem a challenge to monetise. However companies like Dun & Bradstreet (D&B), Experian, Bureau van Dijk, Graydon, Equifax and Creditsafe have been doing it for many years. D&B still sees a bright future in delivering in-depth company information on 265 million companies worldwide – but now with a twist: Cloud delivery that directly interfaces with customers’ existing systems. It’s all about providing the right information and alerts seamlessly at the right time.

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  • The UK’s answer for Identity Governance and Admin

    Quocirca is always pleased to see innovation from the UK IT sector and, over the years, IT security has produced many successful companies, often eventually acquired by US giants. Quocirca’s March 2016 Computer Weekly buyer’s guide on external identity management focussed mainly on US vendors, which dominate the identity and access management (IAM) market. However, there was one UK company covered in the report, ProofID which remains independent and continues to innovate.

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  • Maritime network connectivity – all at sea?

    Over two thirds (around 70%) of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, mostly the oceans. So, when it comes to thinking about universal coverage for wide area networks (WAN), there are some challenges. Undersea cables make fine point to point connections, but do not provide maritime connectivity on the sea surface in between.


    So it has to be wireless over the waves?

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  • Printing, IoT and Blockchain


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