Category Archives: Cloud Computing

Can we really make Autonomic Network systems succeed?

The real world is uncertain. Thats a given. Our networks, at their most fundamental, carry the real world from one point to another and therefore by definition carry that uncertainty during every moment they operate. Any autonomic system which seeks … Continue reading

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Cisco Plays Catchup in DPI Test

If you’re a large enterprise with its own network, an ISP, or a company intent on claiming its own, online, the technology force of Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) is with you. But it may surprise you who shows up on the … Continue reading

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Researchers Release Attack Tool That Cripples Secure Websites

Researchers have released an attack tool that makes it trivial for anyone to take down websites that allow users to connect via secure connections. Unlike most denial-of-service attacks (DoS) that require an attacker to direct a network of distributed computers … Continue reading

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Energy Retrofits and Building Automation Save the Life and Expenses of a Building

The environmental impact buildings have in the UK is at alarming levels — accounting for 40% of the nation’s energy usage and an equal percentage of carbon output, and, when you consider water consumption, waste management and vehicle transportation for … Continue reading

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Which website shopping cart?

We have recently undertaken a study to determine which of the many shopping cart systems we should use on a customers website. After a long process trawling through the myriad of options we finally reached a shortlist of 8 candidates. … Continue reading

Posted in Design and Functionality, Development, E-Business, Electronic Commerce, Network Security, Search Engine Optimisation, Security, Small Business, Small Business Communicate, Uncategorized, Web Security, Web Services | Leave a comment

Cisco Blog – Healthcare – BYOD! What do you bring to the party?

Historically Healthcare has the reputation of being behind the technology curve, however the next-generation worker is now driving the demand for the Bring Your Own Device business model. “What? That’s crazy talk! How do I maintain a controlled secure environment?” … Continue reading

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Scottish SME’s increasingly adopting the latest technology.

Nowadays, cloud computing, unified comms and virtualisation are the technologies most in demand but it would seem that the public sector will not be the sector who are most interested in them. According to a recent Pearlfinders Index, which monitors … Continue reading

Posted in Cloud Computing, Enhance Customer Contact, Enterprise Collaboration, Innovation, Internal Systems, Larger Enterprise, Messaging and Collaboration, Operational Efficiency, private cloud, Productivity Up, Costs Down, public cloud, Realtime, Small Business, Take the office with you, Unified Comms, Video Conferencing, Voice, VOIP | Leave a comment

Web Security – The Problem

Web security has changed a lot in the past few years. It is no longer good enough to take a desktop antivirus scan engine and scan web content. URL filtering isn’t enough. It is not enough to put HTTP security … Continue reading

Posted in Cloud Computing, Home Networking, Home Security, Larger Enterprise, Network Security, Operational Efficiency, public cloud, Security, Small Business, Small Business Secure, Software (SAAS), Web Security | Leave a comment

Nine Tips and Technologies for Network WAN Optimisation

Although there is no way to actually make your true WAN speed faster, here are some tips for  corporate IT professionals that can make better use of the bandwidth you already have, thus providing the illusion of a faster pipe. … Continue reading

Posted in Acceleration, Cloud Computing, Compression, Data, IP MPLS, Larger Enterprise, Network Management, Operation, Operational Efficiency, Optimisation, Optimise, Prioritisation, private cloud, Radio Solutions, WAN, WAN Ethernet, xDSL Technology | Leave a comment

10 reasons why a hosted phone system is good for SMEs

1) A State of the Art phone system A Rustyice Solutions Hosted Phone System provides business customers with a leading edge phone system without the associated capital cost. From day one you will have a system that delivers all the … Continue reading

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