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July 5, 2016  12:42 PM

Secure at the cloud – no, do it at the endpoint – Oh now, this is so confusing… Or is it?

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
AV, Endpoint security, isolation, NGFW, Security

Security, for a decade or so, didn't see much in the way of true change - yes, firewalls got smarter, likewise AV products (well, some anyway), IDS became IPS so it could actually stop something happening, encryption became more encrypted and VPNs became more virtual, but typically same old vendor...

February 29, 2016  1:25 PM

What To Do With The Extra Monday?

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
AppDynamics, NNT, PCI compliance, SolarWinds, Sophos

NetMan/Security vendor, and now part of the Thoma Bravo empire (watch out China!) SolarWinds, AKA SW, has sent us a timely reminder that this leap year has resulted in Feb having an extra Monday - AKA today - so what to do with it and improve the life of an IT pro at the same time?


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...


November 20, 2014  11:17 AM

It’s CA Jim But Not As We Know IT

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
apps, Barcelona, CA, Gartner, IOS, Network management, Software, twitter

I was at a Gartner event in Barcelona last week, where Computer Associates were playing host.


Not only was there the amusement of the excellent and straight-talking EMEA CTO Bjarne Rasmussen referencing Forrester several times at a Gartner event (especially amusing for my...


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...


September 4, 2012  3:15 PM

Tech Trailblazers Update

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
awards, Big Data, Business, information technology, Mobile, Networking, Security, September, Storage Networking Industry Association

Just a quickie update to all you vendors with mega technology out there re: the Tech Trailblazer awards wot I blogged about earlier this summer.


Entry levels have proved (as did Top Gear) that you can't have too many awards competitions, and these are still open until the 12th...


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,...


May 12, 2011  3:22 PM

How To Maximise Acquisitions…

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
3Com, Beer, Chelsea, CI, Cisco, data-centre, Ethernet, football, HP, IPS, Leeds, Security, TippingPoint, Wireless, WLAN

This week I was at an HP press event (dusting off the journo hat) getting an update about many of the areas I've been involved in testing with recently with the company, notably the Converged Infrastructure (CI) solution and the TippingPoint-based Secure Virtualisation Framework. Key to the...


October 26, 2010  2:43 PM

Amazing What You Can Achieve With A 3G Dongle

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
3, Blue Coat, Certero, Firewalls, ftth, HP, Latency, Mobile data, NetPilot, Spirent

... as the actress said to the IT-aware bishop.

So, just back from more travels in the UK which - given that we were scheduled to fly out of Toulouse during the French "greve nationale" - went every bit as smoothly as you'd expect in those circumstances, but more on that later.


September 29, 2010  12:16 PM

Autumn Turkey, Modern English And Real Virtualisation

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
HP, ISP, Linkedin, Netevents, Security, Spam, Spirent, telecoms, TippingPoint, Virtualisation

Hello from yet another Netevents - my bi-annual vendor/analyst/press jolly, sorry - symposium, that I am attending as a judge of the awards of the same name (as well as a CW blogger, a tester, alleged wine expert etc).

This one's in Istanbul, where there appears to be lots going on in...


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