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Share the risk

Cybersecurity planning should begin with the basics. Mark Rodbert at idax Software explains the role of IAM

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Cloud-centric security

Laurent Zimmerli at Open Systems believes that cloud-ready network management practices are required to deliver a new security reality

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Active Directory exposed

Emmanuel Gras at Alsid explains why it's time to start paying proper attention to Active Directory’s security

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Over half of UK employees do not have ‘essential’ digital skills

New Gov.uk research highlights the ongoing UK digital skills shortage

NetApp launches new EF600 NVMe midrange storage array

Provides faster, more efficient solution for analytics and HPC applications

Exertis Hammer adds security and wireless to its VAD portfolio

Latest developments will see the company increase its European growth


Eradicating the weakest link

A military approach to cybersecurity may be good in theory, but Colin Tankard at Digital Pathways says it may not suit everyone

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The 5G premium

Iain Shearman at KCOM NNS outlines the true potential – and possible pitfalls – of 5G

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Cloud-based print management

James Turner at Y Soft Corporation explains how effectively managing the print estate can create the office of the future

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Network Computing Awards

Network Computing Awards 2019: The Winners!

The results of the 2019 Network Computing Awards were revealed at an evening ceremony at the Radisson Blu Edwardian in May. Below we profile some of this year’s winners:

Network Management Product of the Year

Winner: SolarWinds - NPM

Runner-up: Netreo - OmniCenter

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Security Training and Consultancy Provider of the Year

Winner: KnowBe4

Runner-up: Cofense

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Cloud-delivered Security Solution of the Year

Winner: Proficio - Managed SOC

Runner-up: Hello ID - Hello ID

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Welcome to the August 2019 Newsletter.

5G continues to make the headlines with Nicky Morgan, the UK’s Digital Secretary, launching a £30 million UK-wide competition to spark a tech revolution in countryside communities and help rural Britain seize the opportunities of the technology. Up to ten rural locations will be chosen to run innovative trials of 5G applications and stimulate commercial investment in 5G technology, which offers mobile speeds 10 to 20 times faster than previous generations. The Rural Connected Communities competition is the latest wave of £200 million funding to pioneer 5G testbeds across the UK.

Commenting on the launch Phil Sorsky, vice president, International at CommScope said "We’re currently in the cautious early adoption stage of 5G, and some consumers in the UK have already received a first taste of the tech in specific geographic locations, using certain applications, none of which are ubiquitous or cost-optimised. As such, it is positive to see the Government investing in the commercial applications of 5G in rural areas, as the technology means so much more than just quicker download speeds for consumers in major cities.”

"Connected devices are talking to each other and making decisions without human intervention. As machines become smarter with more data, factories are producing more and becoming more efficient; this process will only be accelerated by the 5G roll-out, boosting the productivity and output of the UK economy and bringing huge benefit to every corner of the country.”

Elsewhere this issue Iain Shearman, Managing Director at KCOM NNS outlines the importance of ensuring our security measures match the technology’s potential: “As 5G paves the way for a fully connected digital world, businesses will only fulfil its true potential with the right foundations in place.” Read Iain’s article for more on our 5G future.

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