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  • Financing IT change

    It appears the UK is moving into a period of growth after a significant downturn following the financial markets crisis in 2008.

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  • Visual appeal - value from fostering a culture of video adoption

    Business video communications and conferencing has been around for some time and, despite becoming more affordable, reliable and a higher quality experience, its adoption is neither uniform nor universal in the same way that other forms of communication have become.

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  • Musings on data centres

    2014 ushered in yet more pain for data centre managers.  Hybrid cloud platforms started to emerge, along with converged systems.  New management tools, generally utilising ‘software defined’ constructs, arrived to further muddy the waters.

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  • The mobile print enterprise, 2015

    Mobile devices are transforming business productivity. For many, the workplace is no longer defined by the traditional office; employees are now accessing corporate applications, data, and services from multiple devices and locations every day.

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  • WAN Speak Musings - Volume VIII

    A further collection of Quocirca's blogs written for Silver Peak's WANSpeak site.

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  • WAN Speak Musings - Volume VII

    The ongoing series of Quocirca's blogs for Silver Peak's WANSpeak site includes a look at streaming analytics, the use of MDM, why your network cannot work as you expect it to (and a workaround for the problem), job title inflation at the C-Level, how technology can help to save democracy through

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  • Neither here nor there?

    Safeguarding cloud and mobile data security without undermining flexibility

    The use of mobile technologies in the enterprise has grown significantly, but complete organisational control has weakened with the rise of employees’ consumer awareness, choice, and a desire to bring your own device (BYOD).

    With a multiplicity of mobile options for both personal and business use, management of the key corporate asset – data – becomes critical. While the use of cloud based services and storage augments and complements mobile flexibility while giving enterprise IT some semblance of control, this too has been subject to ad hoc adoption and needs to be considered carefully to ensure precious data is correctly managed and secured.

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  • Channels to MPS in Europe, 2014

    A review of European channel-led managed print services programmes

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  • Bridging the big data divide

    Part II – The discussions needed between IT and the business

    Your business is completely dependent on its electronic data. However, due to the way that the business has grown over time and the way that technology has changed continually, much of this data is now spread around in silos of storage with diverse capabilities. As the big data era takes hold, it is time to sit down with the business and sort out what IT can do to provide a fully supportive data platform for the future.

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  • Masters of Machines - Business insight from IT operational intelligence

    Operational intelligence from the collection and analysis of machine-generated data has often been used purely for the monitoring and management of IT infrastructure, applications and security. However, such data can also provide invaluable new commercial insight into the way a business is performing and enable systems to adjust to customer demand and preferences in real time. This requires tools for the collection and analysis of machine data and interfaces that can open it up to business as well as IT managers.

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