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Help needed?

Mark Keepax of ASG Software considers whether IT professionals have lost sight of the end-user

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Taking control of your cloud

Lilac Schoenbeck, VP of Product Management and Marketing at iland provides a clearer view of the often nebulous cloud

Big Data's hidden problem

Ash Ashutosh, CEO of Actifio explains why 'big data' is smaller than 'copy data' - and what it means for your business


ManageEngine survey finds IT departments feeling "overstretched" and disconnected

Is the disconnect between the IT departments and boardroom widening?

Redcentric secures million pound WAN contract with The Salvation Army

Three year contract win valued at around £1.5 million

Invincea and ForeScout partner on endpoint protection

Security platforms to be integrated to deliver continuous monitoring and prevention of advanced attacks

Cloud Services to be used by 3.6Bn Consumers Globally by 2018

Expanding collection of connected services to drive consumer demand over the next five years


PST Enterprise from C2C

If you need to take complete control of your user's PST files then PST Enterprise more than fits the bill

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Barracuda Load Balancer ADC 540

Barracuda's latest Load Balancer, the ADC 540, delivers an impressive range of features at a very affordable price

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White Papers

Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers

Today, enterprises are using ADCs to optimise application availability, end-user performance, data centre resources and security across a growing variety of enterprise applications

Solving the ADC Market Share Riddle

Why Citrix NetScaler is winning the Data Centre


Unified Access: The key to a successful BYOD strategy

Johan Ragmo of Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise on how to support a BYOD policy through a Unified Access approach

Human frailty

To err is human - so how do we pre-empt the human factor in data breaches?

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Things ain't what they used to be

Dave Chester of Custom Controls looks at the reality of some of the predictions made for the Internet of Things

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Network Computing Awards 2014

This year's Network Computing Awards took place on March 13th at the Hotel Russell in London. Here we profile some of this year's winners:

CRM Product of the Year

Winner: Workbooks

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Service Management Product of the Year

Winner: Vivantio

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Device Management Product of the Year

Winner: KasperskyLab

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Welcome to the May 2014 Newsletter.

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. Research conducted by ManageEngine at the Service Desk and IT Support Show found that 40% of the IT professionals questioned described the current capacity of their department to do their job as stretched or over-stretched, with budget constraints, resourcing constraints and limitations on team skills cited as the main causes. The picture painted is of an IT department that wants to invest in infrastructure for the long-term, and a boardroom that wants to see immediate results for end users. Sound familiar?

Elsewhere this week, new research from City Lifeline has found that "Almost a third (28 per cent) of UK senior IT personnel believe IT equipment has become more complex than five years ago; a huge contributor to today's IT skills gap." Commenting, Roger Keenan, MD of City Lifeline said, "To expand and flourish, organisations need to increase their work force. However, with the current skills gap, any growth plans that businesses have will be halted. ...We must look to invest more in training. It is no secret that technology changes by the day and so we must nurture talent to keep up with this constant progression. If we fail to invest in education and training, UK businesses will cease to develop and in turn, their customers will suffer."

For Mark Keepaxof of ASG Solutions it comes down to a question of "what services are the most valuable and what exactly is the role of IT in the new age of workplace computing?" With demand for Software as a Service and Cloud solutions only set to grow, should we be thinking about IT as a Service too? According to Mark it's now the perfect time for IT to “return to its roots and emerge as a true innovator." Read his thought-provoking article in this issue for more.

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