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July 5, 2016  11:37 AM

Cloudy WiFi? Why Not?

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
802.11n, cloud, Cloud Services, TP link, Wifi, WLAN, Xirrus

WiFi/WLAN is taken so much for granted nowadays, that it's easy to forget just how far it has come in recent years. Given that it took around 15 years to get from proprietary 1Mbps technologies such as those offered by NCR (WaveLAN) and Olivetti (can't remember the product name, except that they...

October 17, 2015  9:59 AM

Of Acquisitions And Integration

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
ASP, Brocade, Compliance, Dell, EMC, HP, IBM, iPaaS, Microsoft, Network management, Network monitoring, Networkiing, Outsourcing, PaaS, SaaS, Security, SolarWinds, TIBCO, VM, VMware

The IT world has gone acquisition bonkers. Dell is paying as much for EMC as any football club would do to secure the combined services of Messi and Ronaldo. Well almost...

Meantime, a couple of companies I keep tabs on have also been in acquisition...


August 6, 2015  1:39 PM

The Network Is Dead – Long Live The Network!

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Business, Cloud Computing, Dimension Data, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Networking, NFV, Routing, SDN, VM, VMware

I remember writing a column for a long since deceased IT publication, where I was discussing the rebirth of the mainframe as a network server, I remember it, not simply for the content, but more specifically the context, and how the sub-editors, in the name of...


May 1, 2015  5:01 PM

Who Said Virtualisation Was Supposed To Simplify Things…

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Cloud Computing, EMC, Microsoft, Nutanix, OpenStack, VMware, VMware vSphere, Xen

So, we went from hardware to software, and then software to virtual, the idea being not only that everything is more efficient, but also easier to scale and manage. Kind of VLANs part two?


February 6, 2015  12:18 PM

Cloud Innovation and Groundhog Day Combined…

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
AppDNA, Big Data, Citrix, Cloud Computing, IBM, Netflix, Open source, Software as a Service

Within the general misty definition of "Cloud", sometimes something pokes through the veil of ether-precipitation that says "I'm new and I make sense".


August 8, 2014  2:19 PM

Next Gen Network Management

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
CA, Cloud Computing, HP, IBM, IBM Tivoli, Moogsoft, Network management, Virtualisation

IT and networking reinvents itself partially or wholly every few years, and here we are again now - distributed, virtualised, cloud (private and public) based, hybrid networks... So where does this leave traditional Network Management (NetMan) applications?

Every few...


April 11, 2014  1:28 PM

Benchmarking Integration…

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Application Programming Interface, Big Data, Business, Data integration, Enterprise Resource Planning, Integration, Internet, Software as a Service, Spirent, TIBCO, VoIP, Voipex

Just finished some testing at test equipment partner Spirent's offices in glamorous Crawley with client Voipex - some fab results on VoIP optimization so watch this space for the forthcoming report - and it made me think just how...


October 22, 2013  9:16 AM

Trouble-Ticketing – The Future Is Here!

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Autotask, Cloud Computing, helpdesk, ITIL, ITSM, SaaS, SDN, Software as a Service, Thingamy

IT doesn't so much go round in circles as overlapping rings - think the Olympic sign. That's to say, it does repeat itself but with additions and a slightly changed working environment each time.


So, for the past few decades we've had good old Helpdesk, Trouble-Ticketing and...


July 23, 2012  1:08 PM

Technology At What Prize?

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Cloud Computing, competition, investment, Mobile, Networking, Security, Storage, VC, Virtualization

Just wanted to give everyone with a good tech idea up their bit of T-shirt that covers the upper arm - given that it is summer -) a heads up about a new IT ideas competition called Tech Trailblazers - www.techtrailblazers.com - organised by my (and many others) old PR mate, Rose Ross. Well,...


April 19, 2012  1:46 PM

What’s Next To Virtualise? The Network Of Course…

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Cloud Computing, HP, information technology, Mobile, Networking, ProCurve, VAN, Virtualization, Wireless

Wore my journalist hat yesterday to attend an HP update event on its ESSN division (don't worry about what the initials stand for, but N is for Networking...).

While not the key focus of yesterday's blurb, the key thing for me to take from the event was...


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