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November 18, 2014  9:32 AM

A VPLS Network procurement walkthrough

Robert Sturt Robert Sturt Profile: Robert Sturt
Network

Organisations should never be forced into a features and benefits conversation with their prospective service providers. The majority of network designs produced by our BT Business partnership surrounds hybrid technologies, perhaps VPLS across data...

November 13, 2014  4:36 AM

IT Managers IP VPN MPLS procurement walkthrough

Robert Sturt Robert Sturt Profile: Robert Sturt
Network

IP VPN MPLS Mindmap IT Managers within UK and Global organisations...


October 29, 2014  2:55 PM

Taking the pulse of Wi-Fi-enabled healthcare devices in an IoT world

Gina Narcisi Gina Narcisi Profile: Gina Narcisi
Internet of Things, Network

Wi-Fi connectivity is a great luxury to have in public places to power your favorite app, but what if your life-saving medical device relied on the wireless LAN to work? Hospitals are using wireless devices and equipment -- ranging from small patient monitoring sensors, to pharmacy inventory...


October 6, 2014  8:21 AM

Thoughts on achieving good MPLS costs

Robert Sturt Robert Sturt Profile: Robert Sturt
Network

MPLS CostsIf your idea of...


October 6, 2014  7:02 AM

BT IP Clear Playbook for UK IT Management

Robert Sturt Robert Sturt Profile: Robert Sturt
Network

US readers will no doubt tune out but wait. Although BT IP Clear is a UK based service, the technology refers (as a rule, there are exceptions) to unmanaged connectivity from BT. The US market is largely unmanaged vs the UK's preference for managed services when procuring WAN connectivity. So,...


October 5, 2014  12:29 PM

Part 2: A selection of top Global MPLS Providers

Robert Sturt Robert Sturt Profile: Robert Sturt
Network

It’s not often we’d open an article quoting Einstein. “The significant problems we face cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.” As a companion, readers may wish to request the Techtarget version of our IT Managers

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October 4, 2014  9:30 AM

Part 1: A selection of top UK MPLS Providers

Robert Sturt Robert Sturt Profile: Robert Sturt
Network

In part one of two articles, I provide some thoughts and ideas surrounding the critical areas of UK MPLS providers & general procurement. Part 2 will include more detail on procurement but with a focus on Global. If readers are interested in a selection of recommended providers, please 

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August 8, 2014  5:04 PM

Smaller vs larger MPLS service providers?

Robert Sturt Robert Sturt Profile: Robert Sturt
Network

I recently read a couple of good article UK MPLS & Global MPLS which got me to thinking about the differences between large and small service providers and how they serve the market...


August 6, 2014  10:30 AM

Outsourced MPLS or in-house management?

Robert Sturt Robert Sturt Profile: Robert Sturt
Network

Over the years there has been on constant split between UK based organisations vs their US counterparts. The US appear to procure their MPLS capability as wires only, i.e. self managed vs the UK's tendency to outsource.

We are witnessing companies such as BT experience more traction...


June 1, 2011  2:57 PM

Cisco as managed services provider?

rivkalittle Rivka Little Profile: rivkalittle
Network

Cisco promises it won't be the next Amazon EC2. Really.

Execs have repeatedly said this year that the company would not become a hosted applications or infrastructure provider. Instead, they say Cisco


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