Why SASE is the rising star of network architecture


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As the old saying goes, it’s never too late to mend, and this philosophy certainly applies to all areas of your IT strategy.

While traditional approaches may have served you well in the past, the rapid rate of digital transformation has driven considerable changes across your business, challenging the status quo like never before.

It's this transformation that has given rise to a new breed of network architecture, Secure Access Service Edge, otherwise known as SASE. Here's what SASE is all about.

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Will conversational AI talk about electric sheep too?


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When Phillip K. Dick wrote Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, later the story for the Blade Runner movie, he portrayed a world where AI embodied in androids was so good it could pass off as human. Clearly, we’ve got a long way to go till then (and hopefully a more positive outcome to our story!), but AI is gathering a pace in all areas of our lives from personal assistants to the movies we watch on Netflix. Conversational AI especially, is garnering real interest.

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Life beyond lockdown: Preparing for long-term remote working


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After several months of lifestyle changes, extended time at home and drastically modified working routines, many of us might be excused for forgetting what life was like before the global Covid-19 pandemic emerged.

But with lockdown measures now beginning to ease, businesses are faced with some big decisions around their return to work strategy as part of the ‘new normal’. Here are a few key considerations to keep top of mind if you're thinking of implementing remote working long-term.

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Smart meeting rooms stake their claim as part of the new normal


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It might have been a little while since you experienced the classic meeting room setting, a hub within your office where groups of people gather to share ideas, collaborate on projects and make decisions together.

Now, as businesses make their plans for a return to work, they are embracing new audio and visual technologies to revamp the meeting room experience to meet the needs of both office-based and remote workers.

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How our ERP helps us see the whole picture


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Recent global events have demanded a rapid response from business leaders, as well as the fast adoption of new routines, something which has proven to be more difficult for some organisations than others. Appropriate contingency plans play a major role in shortening response times in moments of crisis, and central to this is the implementation of the right tools to support your business.

We’ve always been big fans of NetSuite, the cloud-based ERP we use to run our own business, but it’s safe to say that our appreciation has only grown in recent times as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

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Cloud telephony: exploring the value of a flexible phone system


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In recent weeks many businesses have adopted new practices to assist with home working, moving quickly to action an existing continuity plan to help their team work effectively from outside of the office. Although these cover a number parts of an IT estate, one often overlooked area is the business' telephony response, but a cloud-based solution can offer peace of mind and flexibility.

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Home comfort: How to protect your remote users


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Amidst the unprecedented situation in which we all find ourselves, we often hear how we must adjust to the ‘new normal’. That sentiment extends beyond our daily routine to the changes to our working environment as a result of the latest government guidelines stipulating home working. Here's our top tips for secure home working.

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Microsoft Teams: our top 4 features


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Your people are keen to collaborate. They want to communicate quickly, share their ideas in one place and work together in real time to complete projects. As a result, giving your people the tools they need to do this has become one of IT’s top priorities, especially with so many of us now working remotely. If you’re taking your first steps with a collaboration tool, then there’s no better place to start than Microsoft Teams.

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