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Security in the post-XP era

By: Will Markham - 09 May 2014

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Support for Windows XP has finally come to an end, giving way to a whole host of issues for the thousands of businesses that have remained on the operating system, despite there being several upgrades available. Security is definitely at the top of the list of those concerns, as discussed at a recent roundtable event I [...] Read more

The rise of SIP Trunking

By: Kristopher Januszajtis-Neale - 06 May 2014

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As one of the most important aspects of a company’s infrastructure, it is imperative that its communications systems can support employees in their day-to-day activities. Employees need to be able to communicate with each other across offices, and even countries, and even more vital is their ability to communicate with customers. Traditionally, voice networks have run [...] Read more

Internet access: a precious commodity

By: Stefano Maifreni - 01 May 2014

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These days the Internet is a commodity which many of us have come to depend on. Suffer an outage or find yourself offline and panic sets in especially if you are one of the “Millennial, ‘always-on’ Generation.” Nonetheless, for the majority of time we simply take access for granted. Recent news headlines have, however, emphasized just [...] Read more

XP: the end of an era but an opportunity for change

By: Steve Hughes - 28 Apr 2014

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On April 8th the deadline passed for Microsoft support of Windows XP. We have all known about this for some time, but for those businesses that have been putting off migrating away from the venerable operating system, this does provide an opportunity to consider their overall plans for the future of desktops and desktop management.  Especially [...] Read more

Busting the Myths… Crocodile Tiers

By: Matthew Gingell - 22 Apr 2014

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Data centre tiering has become the de facto method for classifying a data centre’s reliability and availability. In an instant, it offers insight and gives further weighting to the important “what if” variable that hangs over the heads of many IT managers and directors. The tiers have been formally defined and released by the Uptime Institute [...] Read more

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