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2017 eNewsletters
May - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Digital transformation is a hot topic at the moment – and it probably can’t come quick enough for the NHS, particularly in the wake of this month’s ransomware attack...
Is the cybersecurity industry too entrenched?
Tackling contemporary malware with a decade old mindset won't do, according to Sean Sullivan at F-Secure
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April - Featuring
Editor's Comment:April is always one of the busiest months in the Network Computing calendar - particularly when the NC Awards are held right at the end of March!...
The Internet of communications
Nick Hawkins at Everbridge explains how IoT can enable structured critical communications for the benefit of all
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March - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Who needs New Year’s resolutions when you can make New Year’s nominations instead? You still have until the end of this week to make your nominations for the finalists of the 2017 Network Computing Awards...
The digital value platform
A lack of platform integration standards will impede digital transformation. Chris Harding of The Open Group explains why
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February - Featuring
Editor's Comment:We've got something of a bumper issue of the newsletter this month, all part of the build-up for the main event in March - namely the Network Computing awards...
What's lurking in the sandbox?
At one time the sandbox was a safe haven. Dick Bussiere, Technical Director at Tenable Network Security provides some insight into what might be lurking there
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January - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Who needs New Year’s resolutions when you can make New Year’s nominations instead? You still have until the end of this week to make your nominations for the finalists of the 2017 Network Computing Awards...
Networking in the New Year
David Galton-Fenzi of Zycko and Nuvias Group gives his top five networking predictions for the year ahead...
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2016 eNewsletters
December - Featuring
Editor's Comment:It's that most wonderful time of the year once again when we here at Network Computing put up our festive banners and deck the NC halls with signs of good cheer...
What's in a name?
With DNS-based attacks once again making headlines, Hervé Dhélin of EfficientIP explains the risks...
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November - Featuring
Editor's Comment: We've keeping a keen eye on the network this month with several pieces on network monitoring. Ravid Circus, VP Products at Skybox, explains how automated network monitoring...
Monitoring the hybrid network
A hybrid cloud environment presents new risks to services and data. Rob Farmer, Senior Director at Ipswitch...
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October - Featuring
Editor's Comment:It seems as if one of the most notable 'contributions' to October's National Cyber Security Awareness Month initiative will be last week's massive DDoS attack on DNS...
The best of both worlds
Andrew Stuart at Datto makes the case for hybrid cloud
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September - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Autumn is upon us and so too is IP Expo Europe, which takes place on the 5-6th October 2016 at London’s ExCeL...
VDI: it's your move
Atchison Frazer at Xangati explains the essentials for a successful virtual desktop infrastructure
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August - Featuring
Editor's Comment:The Internet of Things, cloud computing and BYOD represent some of the biggest security challenges to our IT infrastructure...
Cyber security must be a C-Suite priority
Adam Boone of Certes Networks asks why cyber security experts are not involved from day one in every strategic decision
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July - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Brexit is a done deal (well, not done exactly) but what will the UK’s departure from the EU mean for the GDPR? The EU General Data Protection Regulation won’t come into effect until 24th May 2018...
Tackling the General Data Protection Regulation
If you take the right steps now then you’ll have nothing to fear from GDPR, writes Brian Chappell at BeyondTrust
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June - Featuring
Editor's Comment:We’ve a decidedly cloudy outlook to things in June - but we’ll leave talk of Brexit for future issues and instead concentrate on cloud computing for now. Two new reports on the state of cloud adoption in the UK...
A promising trajectory
ISACA International President Christos Dimitriadis on the demand for skills-based cybersecurity training
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May - Featuring
Editor's Comment:There's a lot of talk about digital transformation in the industry this month as evidenced by two newly released studies. Brocade's latest global research, featured in the news section...
Losing network control
Michael Hack at Ipswitch explores the challenge of controlling IT complexity
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April - Featuring
Editor's Comment:The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was finally passed on April 14th and will come into effect by early 2018 - meaning that we all need to start planning...
EU data: in or out?
Alessandro Porro at Ipswitch on preparing your business for the EU's General Data...
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March - Featuring
Editor's Comment:There's only one place for us to start this month and that's at the tenth annual Network Computing Awards, which were held on March 17th. The evening ceremony, held at the Hotel Russell...
Smart data pipes
It's time to take a dynamic, rather than reactive stance towards the DDoS threat, writes...
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February - Featuring
Editor's Comment:We've got a bumper issue of the newsletter this month, the last one before the 2016 Network Computing Awards on March 17th. You still have until March 7th to cast your votes for this year's winners, so please...
Beyond convergence
Andrew Pitkethly at Misco explains why hyper-convergence might be the network engineer's...
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January - Featuring
Editor's Comment:The first Newsletter of the New Year feels like the perfect time to announce that the finalists for the 2016 Network Computing Awards have now been determined by online nominations and voting...
Boosting security in the post-password workplace
David Howell at ManageEngine explains why the Secure Shell (SHH) key is the heir...
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2015 eNewsletters
December - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Just as we head towards the festive break the newly finalised EU data protection regulations have arrived like the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come with portents of a grim future if we don’t change our ways...
Timing is everything
Mikko Hannula at Coriant explains why a major upgrade in mobile network synchronisation is required
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November - Featuring
Editor's Comment:A (hopefully) Happy Black Friday/Cyber Monday to you all! Retailers, consumers and IT managers alike have been bracing themselves for a huge surge in demand this week - but will those crucial websites stay up...
Virtualised printing
What can be done to overcome the printing challenges in a virtualised and cloud-based...
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October - Featuring
Editor's Comment:A slightly belated welcome to this month's newsletter! We're rapidly running out of days in the month, largely due to the fact that we've been moonlighting somewhat on our...
Frictionless security
Adam Boone at Certes Networks outlines three principles for protecting applications...
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September - Featuring
Editor's Comment:It seems we’re rapidly approaching events and awards season here in the office with IP EXPO Europe just two weeks away and the Computing Security Awards being held the same week...
The law of things
Ruth Arkley, Associate and Nicola Fulford, Head of Data Protection and Privacy at Kemp Little...
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August - Featuring
Editor's Comment:We’ve gone somewhat on the defensive this month with several articles looking at the best way to protect our network resources. Where should we draw the line when it comes to secutrity?...
Visibility: software defined
Making the case for a single view of network traffic in the context of improved security
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July - Featuring
Editor's Comment:There seems to be a growing realisation that sharing security intelligence is the way forward for combatting cybercrime, as evidenced by a new survey by The Aspen Institute and Intel Security...
Virtual test networks
Don’t risk testing that new application on a production network! There is another way, writes Frank Puranik of iTrinegy
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June - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Without wishing to step on the toes of our sister publication Computing Security we’ve a distinct focus on security issues in this month’s newsletter. But then there’s scarcely...
Network data: balancing the load
Arya Barirani of Infoblox explains the benefits of Global Server Load Balancing
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May - Featuring
Editor's Comment:We’re all well aware of the cyber threats that originate from outside our IT perimeters but now the focus is increasingly turning to the insider threat which, though rarely malicious...
Tackling the cyber security skills shortage
What can organisations do to mitigate the IT security skills gap?
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March - Featuring
Editor's Comment:The business and IT living together in perfect harmony? Perhaps it’s not quite as unlikely as it sounds! We begin this month with a thought-provoking piece from Ray Smyth,...
IT and business unity
Network Computing editor Ray Smyth explains why IT and business people must unite as one
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February - Featuring
Editor's Comment:It’s all systems go here for the 2015 Network Computing Awards, which are now just four weeks away. You’ll find a link to the voting page in the events section of this issue, so...
Putting SDN in its rightful place
The world is changing - but not because of Software Defined Networking, according to Scott Strickland of IBM
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January - Featuring
Editor's Comment:So how has your January gone so far? Dropped any massive, very public bombshells about the future of encryption in the UK, for example? As sound bites go David Cameron’s...
The element of business security
Russell Horton, COO of Elitetele.com, on the importance of securing your business in an increasingly complex IT landscape
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2014 eNewsletters
December - Featuring
Editor's Comment:“The Nightmare Before Christmas” wasn’t a Sony production but the company is certainly in the middle of one now. This time last year the Sony PS4 was the must-have Christmas present for gamers, representing a significant upturn in the company’s recent fortunes...
My network: everyone's stuff
Ray Smyth, Editor of Network Computing and Business Technology Mentor, considers some of the challenges concerning industrial scale network connectivity
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November - Featuring
Editor's Comment:We've a bit of a network monitoring theme going on this issue, starting with an opinion piece from Rony Kay...
The elements of effective network monitoring
Networks are getting faster and more complex - but have network monitoring and diagnostics kept up?
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October - Featuring
Editor's Comment:The hybrid cloud and Software-defined networking (SDN) were two of the most talked about technologies...
Improving the speed of business with an SDN-enabled data centre
Jean Turgeon of Avaya outlines what CIOs should know about the impact of SDN technology on the data centre
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September - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Autumn's finally here and with it comes one of the biggest IT events of the year. Running from 8-9 October at...
Managing your home network
As the Internet of Things become normality, who will be the IT admin at home?...
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August - Featuring
Editor's Comment:So when was the last time you hugged your server? "Server hugger", in case you didn't know....
Going the extra mile
John Dickey, CTO of Talari Networks explains why organisations must improve the efficiency of their WANs
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July - Featuring
Editor's Comment:So how was your SysAdmin Day? In case you missed it (possibly due to having too much work on)...
Staying safe in the mobile world
Sean Newman, Security Strategist at Cisco, on the rise of mobile devices at work - and the risks they bring with them...
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June - Featuring
Editor's Comment:We start this issue with a new acronym for the collection - one that might well strike fear into the heart of the typical network manager!...
Bring Your Own ...what next?
Nick Bowman of F5 on turning consumer and user-led trends into an asset...
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May - Featuring
Editor's Comment:It's a case of mind the gap this month - not just the IT skills gap but the apparent growing divide between the IT department and the boardroom. ...
Help needed?
Mark Keepax of ASG Software considers whether IT professionals have lost sight of the end-user...
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April - Featuring
Editor's Comment:If there was any doubt that April is a big month for security issues then the discovery of the Heartbleed bug has underlined the fact...
The future and you
With the season of IT shows upon us, Network Computing Editor and Business Technology Mentor...
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March - Featuring
Editor's Comment:March is always a hectic month here at Network Computing - but in a good way! This year's Network Computing Awards took...
The future and you
Ray Smyth, editor of Network Computing and Business Technology mentor considers the shape of things to come...
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February - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Welcome to this month's newsletter. January is a distant, soggy memory and the year's networking calendar is now in full swing...
Network profit
Andy Singleton, Director of Product Development at Masergy, explains why a performing network is also a profitable one..
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January - Featuring
Editor's Comment:Rail fares are up and Easter eggs are in the shops - it must be January! Welcome to the first Network Computing newsletter for 2014...
When network operations meet security
As threat vectors evolve there is an increasing crossover of responsibilities between network operations and network security.
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2013 eNewsletters
December - Featuring
Editor's Comment: We begin this December issue with the not entirely festive news that 58% of IT professionals will be on standby for a Christmas call-out despite planned holidays, according to a new survey commissioned by...
IP control for big data
Scott Breadmore of Efficient IP explains why the basics of network management will become even more important with the arrival of big data...
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November - Featuring
Editor's Comment: Welcome to the November edition of the Network Computing Newsletter. Last month we covered NASA’s struggles with its public cloud strategy and now the International Space station (ISS) has experienced...
A question of authenticity
Are authentication services sowing the seeds of their own security failure? If you’re working remotely then you must ensure that you manage and protect your identity, writes Steve Watts, co-founder of SecurEnvoy...
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October - Featuring
Editor's Comment: Welcome to the second edition of the Network Computing newsletter. We lift off this issue with an article by Campbell Williams of Six Degrees Group on why NASA’s cloud strategy has been brought...
Is NASA's data lost in space?
A recent report has revealed that it's not just the cloud over Cape Canaveral that's been troubling NASA of late, writes Campbell Williams, group strategy and marketing director, Six Degrees Group...
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