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Network profit

Andy Singleton, Director of Product Development at Masergy, explains why a performing network is also a profitable one

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The Inbox Imperative

An advanced email client can provide increased flexibility and choice for your organisation, according to Vladimir Spirin, managing director at EverDesk

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Things that go Byte in the night

For sixteen years the Byte Night charity sleep-out event for the technology sector has been supporting Action for Children in its work for vulnerable children and young people across the UK

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The Network Computing Awards honour the products and services that have made a positive contribution to making organisations more secure. Check Point are Nominated in four categories - please support us by voting now at www.networkcomputingawards.co.uk.

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Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp should come as no surprise, say Ovum

£9.6bn makes sense for both parties according to Eden Zoller, Principal Analyst, Consumer Telecoms, Ovum

Extreme Networks appoints Eric Broockman as Vice President and CTO

Broockman is an accomplished technology executive having held CEO and GM roles over the last 25 years

Kainos and Cloudera partner to tackle Big Data in Europe

New and existing Kainos customers will benefit from powerful, enterprise-class big data analytics

Emulex announces Next Gen EndaceDAG Data Capture Cards for network monitoring

New range ensure 100 per cent packet capture on any network, regardless of packet size, interface type or network load

Acronis mobilEcho is a finalist in the 'Mobility Product of the Year' category in the 2014 Network Computing Awards - please vote for us here! www.networkcomputingawards.co.uk.

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Talari Networks WAN Virtualisation

Talari Networks delivers a cost effective - and highly effective - WAN management solution

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White Papers

Securing Virtual Desktop Infrastructure with Citrix NetScaler

NetScaler provides a robust set of easily deployed network-layer security, application-layer security and advanced access and data control capabilities

In a state of denial?

The past few years have seen a marked resurgence of denial of service (DoS) attacks. Not only is this availability-threatening class of attack firmly back on the radar screens of today's network and security operations teams, but the nature of the threat has changed as well

Brookcourt Solutions are proud sponsors of the Security Product of the Year category and finalists in the Reseller of the Year category. Please vote for us and help us to retain our title for another year. Thanks for your support www.networkcomputingawards.co.uk.

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Capacity Future Proofing

Silver Peak's Dave Greenfield on how organisations can maximise their network capacity - both now and in the future

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Surveying the enterprise landscape for 2014

We can expect some significant changes to the technology landscape this year, with interoperability and convergence shaping the path ahead

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Unified Privacy

Preventing network incursions and protecting business critical data is an ongoing concern. Roger Jones of Sonus believes that this should also extend to VoIP and unified communications

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Event News

Infosecurity Europe 29 April - 01 May

Network, engage and learn with +15,000 information security professionals at Infosecurity Europe, held at Earls Court, London

CeBIT 10 - 14 March

The stage is now set for this year's CeBIT with the announcement that David Cameron, Chancellor Angela Merkel and Dr. Martin Winterkorn, CEO of Volkswagen are set to open the world's leading IT exhibition in March. Readers of this newsletter can apply for a free ticket to the event, which includes transport around Hannover

Ovum's 4th Annual Industry Congress - Victoria Park Plaza, London 13-14 May 2014

The Ovum Industry Congress brings together Ovum's annual research agenda and places it in a live environment. IT decision-makers from enterprises can claim a complimentary pass for the event, here: ovumindustrycongress.com/free-pass-registration/ - and should quote OIC14/MP as a Priority Code.

Network Computing Awards 2014

Voting for the 2014 Network Computing Awards is now well underway, and we are pleased to announce that Acronis, Brookcourt Solutions, Check Point and Emulex are sponsoring this year's event. Please note that voting closes on March 4th

Welcome to this month's newsletter. January is a distant, soggy memory and the year's networking calendar is now in full swing, as our rapidly growing events section will testify. The mighty CeBIT is looming on the horizon like a small country in its own right, followed by Infosecurity Europe at the end of April and Ovum's 4th Annual Industry Congress in May, both held in London. As of course will be our own Network Computing Awards, held on March 13th at the Hotel Russell. There's still time to make your choices (voting closes on March 4th) and to attend the awards ceremony itself, so please do get involved! Cloud Expo Europe is about to get underway too, running from the 26th and 27th February at the ExCel Centre. BTC will be launching a new Magazine, Cloud Hosting, at the Expo so be sure to grab your copy if you're attending!

Putting the diary aside for the moment and returning to the network proper, this issue includes an insightful look at the changing demands on the network manager from Andy Singleton at Masergy. As Andy writes, "network managers have evolved from their traditional support role and are becoming leaders of a mission critical function that influences whether a business grows or fails." No pressure then! Perhaps our increasingly hybridised infrastructure now requires an equally multifaceted management approach - read Andy's article for more.

We also have a profile on the tremendous work done by Byte Night on behalf of Action for Children. This year's Byte Night takes place on Friday 3rd October at events across the UK - as worthy a date for your planner as we can think of.

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