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The currency of blockchain

Jonathan Wilkins at EU Automation explains how blockchain can automate a range of business processes

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Take it on the chin?

Are British businesses firing employees unfairly as a result of possible data breach negligence?

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Limiting the impact of ransomware

David Higgins at CyberArk explores the ransomware demands currently hitting businesses

Cisco networking equipment, assorted IT and test equipment. Learn More


Only 4 in 10 companies are prepared to deal with the IT skills gap

50% of large firms and 44% of small firms report a growing skills gap, finds CompTIA survey

SI Group reduces MPLS and other network costs with Talari Failsafe SD-WAN

Chemical manufacturing company reduces its MPLS and other proprietary network costs by up to 80 percent

e-shelter to develop one of the UK’s largest data centers in London

UK London 1 Data Center will be capable of up to 24,000 sqm IT space and 60MW IT load once fully developed


Allied Telesis Hybrid Wireless Solution

This hybrid AP solution is simple to implement, manage, and use – which can prove critical when provisioning business class WLAN

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Digital wisdom

Eric Yu, CEO at GTCOM considers how we can thrive in a world of information overload

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Giving WAN an edge

Allan Paton at Silver Peak explores the evolution of SD-WAN

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Mine your own business?

Organisations of all types are under threat from cryptojackers. Karl Sigler at Trustwave explains the threat

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Network Computing Awards 2018: The Winners!

The results of the 2018 Network Computing Awards were revealed at an evening ceremony at the Radisson Blu Edwardian in March. Below we profile some of this year’s winners:

The Return on Investment Award

Joint Winners: VoiceSage - Interactive Voice Messaging
Runner-up: Natterbox AVS

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The Customer Service Award

Winner: Brookcourt Solutions
Runner-up: NBM Technology Solutions

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New Product of the Year – Hardware Category

Winner: Allied Telesis - SwitchBlade x908 Generation 2
Runner-up: Dell EMC - PowerEdge T640

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Welcome to the October 2018 Newsletter.

While it's still early days for the adoption of blockchain within organisations the technology has now become a part of the IT lexicon, and is throwing off the shackles of its Bitcoin association. To this end we’ve an article this month by Jonathan Wilkins, Marketing Director at EU Automation, which outlines blockchain's rapid rise.

As Jonathan explains, "Blockchain adds to the automation capabilities that Industry 4.0 has already provided," and the coming years will see the technology being deployed in a diverse range of industries, from manufacturing through to aerospace and scientific research. You'll find a lot more on all things blockchain in the September/October issue of Network Computing.

Elsewhere this month, and harking back to Bitcoin, Karl Sigler, Threat Intelligence Manager of SpiderLabs at Trustwave highlights the threat posed by Cryptojacking, offering some tips on protecting your network from being undermined. We also have an update on the growth of Ransomware from David Higgins, Director of Customer Development EMEA at CyberArk, in light of the recent attack on the Professional Golfers' Association of America. It seems it’s not just bunkers that get hacked at during the PGA Championship and Ryder Cup...

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