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IT’S TIME TO PUT YOUR BIG-BOY (OR GIRL) SASE PANTS ON

IT’S TIME TO PUT YOUR BIG-BOY (OR GIRL) SASE PANTS ON

Many companies have as many as 40 different security solutions and products, which their IT teams battle to manage and maintain – We’ve devised SaSe and SD-WAN security solutions that enable you to consolidate these myriad solutions, simplify management and, most importantly, allow you to strengthen your network and increase worker protection

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2020 CHRISTMAS CAROL

2020 CHRISTMAS CAROL

Ebenezer Scrooge, a mean and miserly old man with no family and even fewer friends, is sitting in his office counting his bitcoins, when suddenly the network goes down. Again.

“Cratchit! The internet has crashed again. Go fix it!” He hollers.

Bob Cratchit, smiles benevolently and shakes his head. The silly old sod has no idea about technology; Scrooge thinks ‘hardware’ is only sold in an ironmongers and that ‘application’ is something to do with haemorrhoid cream.

“The internet hasn’t crashed, sir,” Bob explains. “It’s the old network that you refuse to update. Look, all your businesses are offline.”

“New network, bah humbug! There’ll be no Christmas break for you Cratchit until you get this lot back up and running. I’m losing money hand over fist!”

“Hmmm tight-fist.” Cratchit mutters.

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HALLOWEEN HOWLERS 2020

HALLOWEEN HOWLERS 2020

It’s that time of year again where many of our competitors are quaking in the Frankenstein-inspired platform boots – it’s not Halloween they fear, but our annual Halloween Howler blog, where we tell nightmare-inducing horror stories of things that went wrong in the world of SD-WAN and SaSe.

As usual, dear reader, we’ll be letting rip like a mummy in a bandage factory with the usual (blood) splattering of stories about networks that go crash in the night…. (we say ‘night’ for dramatic effect, but in reality the networks we refer to normally crash at the busiest time of the day). So, who has become a vampire, sucking the life-blood from every business they meet? Who is the giant SD-WANNABE monster that lurks in Mirky Valley? Who is being stalked by the Grim Reaper and who, frankly, may as well kick the Halloween trick or treating bucket and give up the ghost on SD-WAN right now?

[any similarities in this blog to any business real or dead are purely coincidental. This blog is for entertainment purposes only.]

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BUILDING A POST-COVID FUTURE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

BUILDING A POST-COVID FUTURE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Our recent research into the construction industry shows it has had it as tough as any other sector in 2020 – projects were delayed or cancelled, supply chains were unreliable, social distancing proved an on-going logistical and practical challenge and the lack of financial reserves many construction companies operate without has brought a sense in instability in an already unstable world. But that very same research shows clear trends for 2021 on how the construction sector plans to recover and future proof. And some have already begun that task.

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TAKING SD-WAN TO SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZED BUSINESSES

TAKING SD-WAN TO SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZED BUSINESSES

Small and medium-sized business owners could be excused for thinking that SD-WAN is provided by corporates for corporates, but a new partnership between SDWAN Solutions and Adaptiv Networks has been forged via a combined mission to break through the glass ceiling of SD-WAN provision to bring tailored SD-WAN to small and medium-sized businesses across the UK and Europe.

Now, even if your business has only a handful of sites, just one site with staff who also need to work remotely, or even if you simply want to ensure your team members can work at home, remotely and in office locations without buffering or delay, together we will tailor an SD-WAN Solution for you, with up to 65% savings compared to traditional MPLS.

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RETAIL THERAPY FOR THE RETAIL SECTOR

RETAIL THERAPY FOR THE RETAIL SECTOR

The news that retail giant Intu is at the point of calling in the administrators is yet another blow to an already suffering retail sector. For a shopping mall giant to reach potential bankruptcy (or perhaps more likely, be seeking a bail-out from the government or private sector) it becomes all too apparent that if they go, they may well take other retailers with them.

From mothballed global supply chains to shuttered high streets, and now deserted and locked shopping centres, retail is looking to make cost savings across every facet of their operations, from the shop floor to head office, logistics to buying – and that’s where we can help save potentially millions!

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WORKING REMOTELY DOESN’T HAVE TO BE EVEN REMOTELY REMOTE!

WORKING REMOTELY DOESN’T HAVE TO BE EVEN REMOTELY REMOTE!

As someone who’s worked remotely for the best part of 20 years (the last 13 of those from Ibiza) the idea of going into an office daily fills me with abject horror – the constant din of multiple phone conversations, the continual ducking off for coffee, lunchtime queues for damp sandwiches and the sharing of lavatory space…..Eeeeek.

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YOU CAN’T CHANGE CHANGE BUT YOU CAN CONTROL CONTROL

YOU CAN’T CHANGE CHANGE BUT YOU CAN CONTROL CONTROL

Coronavirus, or COVID-19 has created challenging, uncertain and ever changing times for businesses everywhere. Success, or even now survival, is down to how your business, or even your entire workforce, reacts to change, how you learn from it and most importantly how you adapt. Don’t focus on what you can’t change; try to see the positive in every situation and work with that.

Here we’ve created a guide to both working at home as a remote worker – what things to avoid and how to stay focussed, and as a business how to get the best from remote working and home workers.

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WHAT IS SD-WAN AND HOW YOU WILL BENEFIT IN PLAIN SPEAKING ENGLISH?

WHAT IS SD-WAN AND HOW YOU WILL BENEFIT IN PLAIN SPEAKING ENGLISH?

Technospeak, cyberbabble: usually confusing and often overflowing with superfluous verbosity. But what really confuses us in explanations about technology is that the HOW it works is explained, rather than WHAT it will do to improve your life or business.

So we’re just going to say it like it is and explain what true SD-WAN will bring you in good old fashioned plain speaking English. There, no unwarranted verbiage so far and there’s none to follow:

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HALLOWEEN HOWLERS

HALLOWEEN HOWLERS

We love Halloween. Not just because the SDWAN SOLUTIONS’ ‘wear your Halloween mask to work competition’ is such a laugh, but because it gives us the perfect platform to show how SD-WAN should form part of your digital transformation strategy for 2020, so that your network doesn’t go CRASH in the night! Our blog explains which Halloween Howlers your business should avoid on pain of a grisly network death with our ‘based-on-fact’ stories… but of course, Shhhh, we mention no names!

No matter what time of the year everyone needs telecommunications and network technologies that will future-proof their business, maximise productivity and save time and money. Here we give insights into what went wrong for some SD-WAN vendors and their unfortunate customers and suggest ways you can get all the benefits of SD-WAN for your business without getting the heebie-jeebies!

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TECHNOLOGY TRENDS AND INSIGHTS FOR CHARITIES AND THE THIRD SECTOR IN 2020

TECHNOLOGY TRENDS AND INSIGHTS FOR CHARITIES AND THE THIRD SECTOR IN 2020

There are many technological challenges for the non-profit sector, but we have long disputed the 2017 Select Committee Report findings that, overall, claims charities are somehow falling short in the technology stakes.

So convinced are we that charities are more than willing to adopt new technology that (like SD-WAN) will save money, make online donating more secure and allow for uber-fast download of some of the most compelling video stories on the entire Net, that we’re offering charities.

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