A Happy New Year? Tech predictions for 2019

A Happy New Year? Tech predictions for 2019

By John Bidgood, CTO Systal Technology Solutions It’s that time of year again – an opportunity to look back at the technology trends of the past year, and consider what looks likely to continue – and change – in 2019.  These are our tech predictions for 2019. Three of the most significant enterprise technologies of […]

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The 5 Threats to delivering IT Service Excellence – Part III

The 5 Threats to delivering IT Service Excellence – Part III

By John Bidgood, CTO Systal Technology Solutions Threats to robustness: security and disaster recovery This is the third in our trio of blogs examining the threats that may prevent you from building and maintaining a truly robust IT network. First, we looked at the issue of vendor sprawl, and then in the second blog we […]

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The 5 Threats to delivering IT Service Excellence – Part II

The 5 Threats to delivering IT Service Excellence – Part II

By John Bidgood, CTO Systal Technology Solutions Threats to robustness: multi-cloud and duplication We recently blogged about the importance of IT service excellence by developing a truly robust IT network, and threats and challenges to overcome when doing so. In that blog, we considered the issue of vendor sprawl, why it can prevent networks from […]

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The 5 Threats to delivering IT Service Excellence: Part I

The 5 Threats to delivering IT Service Excellence: Part I

By John Bidgood, CTO Systal. What is a robust IT network? The idea of building a robust IT network and service excellence could mean different things to different organisations, but the simplest way of understanding it is as a network which combines excellent performance and reliability with clarity and control for those in management. Meaning […]

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From Complexity to Clarity: IT security in an ever-changing landscape

From Complexity to Clarity: IT security in an ever-changing landscape

By John Bidgood, Systal Chief Technology Officer. Enterprise IT infrastructures today have been developing rapidly over recent years and becoming increasingly complex. Cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), mobile internet access and more have vastly increased the applications and endpoints run on typical organisational infrastructures – and the speed at which they can be […]

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Article – How to achieve the best hybrid cloud structure for your business

Article – How to achieve the best hybrid cloud structure for your business

John Bidgood, Chief Technology Officer at Systal. John Bidgood’s hybrid cloud article explores the key principles of navigating hybrid cloud complexity and how to achieve the best hybrid cloud structure for your business. Hybrid cloud infrastructures, which combine the positive elements of public and private cloud environments, aim to help businesses achieve the best of […]

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Wireless networks: how to achieve security and compliance

Wireless networks: how to achieve security and compliance

Ensuring watertight security and all relevant regulatory compliance for wireless networks is a key challenge for almost every organisation’s IT department because, these days, almost every organisation has a wireless network to manage. As network security rightly becomes an ever more high-profile corporate challenge, and legal and regulatory frameworks such as the GDPR place stricter […]

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Considerations for successfully implementing a hybrid cloud strategy

Considerations for successfully implementing a hybrid cloud strategy

By John Bidgood, Chief Technology Officer. We recently blogged about how to get started with a hybrid cloud infrastructure for your organisation, planning out the public/private balance, peaks and troughs in demand, network consolidation and virtualisation required to create the simplest, most flexible and cost-effective hybrid cloud architecture possible. But once you have rationalised your […]

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From Complexity to Clarity: The Solutions

From Complexity to Clarity: The Solutions

In our previous blog, we explored some of the ways in which the increasing complexity of enterprise IT infrastructures – and the cyber threats they face – are bringing fresh challenges to the development and delivery of comprehensive IT security. How, then, can organisations best protect themselves in this complex world?   Multi-layered security The […]

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From Complexity to Clarity: The Challenges

From Complexity to Clarity: The Challenges

Enterprise IT infrastructures have never been so dynamic, or complex. Cloud computing has enabled organisations to deploy applications and services more rapidly than ever before. The Internet of Things (IoT) has opened up a great many new opportunities for data gathering, business intelligence and the development of new products and services. Mobility solutions means that […]

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