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August 21, 2019  1:27 PM

Getting A Foot In The Door In Europe

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead

Had some very interesting conversations in the past few weeks with a number of US-based vendors across primarily the security and optimisation sectors, with one commonality - established in the Americas but significantly less so in UK/EMEA. The other issue for these companies currently lies in...

July 18, 2019  9:48 AM

Juggling Might Not Have Changed, But Load-Balancing Has!

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead

I recently completed a report for a long-time client, Kemp Technologies, in the area formerly known as L-B/ADC - i.e. Load-Balancing/Application Delivery Control. It really hit home, during the testing, just how much this "technology" has changed. For starters, we didn't ever really talk about...


June 25, 2019  12:39 PM

There’s AI and, er, AI….

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead

It's hard to recall a recent presentation from a vendor that didn't include the AI or Machine-Learning buzz-phrases. I'm not just talking IT here - coffee vending machines probably also incorporate some such logic; "by monitoring your coffee drinking profile, we are confident in pre-selecting...


May 29, 2019  11:15 AM

What’s In A Number? Er, Lots Of Packets Per Second…

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead

I remember when first testing Gigabit Ethernet (Packet Engines and Foundry Networks for the record) and thinking: "how do we harness this much bandwidth - maybe take a TDM approach and slice it? After all, who needs a gig of bandwidth direct to the desktop?" Well, that was still a relevant point...


May 17, 2019  9:11 AM

Socks And IoT – What Do They Have In Common?

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead

So – another year and another Netevents; lots of old faces (not least mine!) and a few new ones. And it’s kind of the same with topics – understandably – as there’s only so much you can talk about in what is an increasingly condensed IT world. Think about it – let’s take networking...


January 10, 2019  1:42 PM

Are You Fully Automated?

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead

One common theme with recent product tests and vendor briefings and that is - automation. Not that there's anything new here per se; back in the mid-90s I remember working on an extensive project with the splendid Roger Green of Boole & Babbage (long since part of BMC - the company that is,...


October 11, 2018  12:20 PM

A Cure For IT Paranoia And A Dig In The US Ribs

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead

Last week's IP Expo at EXCEL wasn't all bad news; we escaped the first night into proper London, to a brewery disguised as a pig restaurant and then, naturally, to a (posh) curry house. Well, it is London, not Heckmondwike... Focus of said evening was Cloudistics, the company that created...


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