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The data centre on your terms

Live Today In the real world, you need to manage hundreds of apps, multiple operating systems, many classes of service. And now they're asking for cloud, too. What do you do with the rest of your day? Watch our latest Regcast, that's what. Today's live broadcast is at 11:00 BST and we've teamed up with datacentre expert Gordon McKenna at …
Miatta Momoh, 15 Sep 2011
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Hands-On Data Centre

Broadcast In the real world, you need to manage hundreds of apps, multiple operating systems, many classes of service. And now they're asking for cloud, too. What do you do with the rest of your day? Watch our latest Regcast, that's what. On September 15th at 11:00 BST we will be teaming up with datacentre expert Gordon McKenna at …
Miatta Momoh, 13 Sep 2011
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Getting the data centre running on your terms

In the real world, you need to manage hundreds of apps, multiple operating systems, many classes of service. And now they're asking for cloud, too. What do you do with the rest of your day? Watch our latest Regcast, that's what. On September 15th at 11:00 BST we will be teaming up with datacentre expert Gordon McKenna at …
Miatta Momoh, 07 Sep 2011
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Finding the black-spots in service delivery

On Demand Earlier this month we ran live Regcast called ‘Watermelon metrics...'’. Reg broadcast editor Tim Phillips was joined by Freeform Dynamics analyst Andy Buss and CA Technologies' Patrick Ancipink. Show Notes IT nowadays is so complex that even the best systems, operated by the best people in the game, can have black-spots when …
Miatta Momoh, 31 Aug 2011
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Getting your business software requirements right

Whitepaper Why do few developers get requirements definition right? Understanding what end-users want from a software project at the outset is crucial if projects are to remain on track. Yet a combination of poorly understood processes and inadequate tools often compromises this important phase. The US-based research firm Standish Group’s …
Miatta Momoh, 23 Aug 2011
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Should your business be app in the cloud?

On Demand On June 23rd Reg Broadcast Editor Tim Phillips was joined by Reg reader James Greenman, Group IT Director at Care UK, to talk about where, when and why cloud might make sense for your business apps. Our Freeform Dynamics friend Andrew Buss and Grant Tanner from Star, also joined the round table discussion and gave their …
Miatta Momoh, 09 Aug 2011
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Improving service monitoring with Watermelon metrics

Broadcast Are you measuring your IT services using watermelon metrics? They are green on the outside, but red on the inside. When your monitoring dashboard is a sea of green, but the phones are ringing and the directors are on your back, you have a watermelon problem. Your users just expect your services to work, regardless of how complex …
Miatta Momoh, 28 Jul 2011
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Which apps belong in the cloud?

Live Today Today at 11:00 BST Reg editor Tim Phillips is joined by Reg reader James Greenman, Group IT Director at Care UK, to talk about where, when and why cloud might make sense for your apps. Care UK has started creeping into cloud and James has kindly agreed to join us to share his experiences. He'll explain what Care UK has done, how …
Miatta Momoh, 23 Jun 2011
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Neal's Yard Remedies its supply chain

Video Neal's Yard jars and spray in field Neal's Yard is famous for its natural remedies sold in distinctive blue bottles. But how do the perishable and rare ingredients get to the factory, and how do the products of this £20m business get to market? Neal's Yard has both a sophisticated supply and distribution chain - and an IT …
Miatta Momoh, 14 Jun 2011
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Cloud: today, tomorrow, not yet

Broadcast Cloud isn't all or nothing: you can move the services and apps you want to move at the right time for your business. But which apps, and when? Given all the hype and conjecture recently, we could be forgiven for thinking that we should have decommissioned our server rooms or data centres and moved everything to the Cloud already …
Miatta Momoh, 09 Jun 2011
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The other enterprise desktop?

Webcast This week, The Register’s Tim Phillips was your host for the live Regcast ‘The other enterprise desktop: Because Windows can’t be everything to everyone ’. And very jolly it was too, getting lots of good questions and feedback from viewers on the day. This event is now available for free on demand. So tune in at your own …
Miatta Momoh, 18 May 2011
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Red Hat's KVM: A better way to virtualize the data center?

On demand When you virtualize your servers, do you divide them by operating system, or is it practical to use a bare-metal hypervisor to support all your x86 operating systems? That's what Red Hat thinks is the best idea - which is why it thinks you would be better off virtualizing using KVM, included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux. With …
Miatta Momoh, 11 May 2011
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Managing on a tight margin

On demand We visited the white-goods distributor DRL at its head office in Bolton to find out how the company has grown so fast, how it managed websites for some of the biggest brands in the UK - and the systems that supported it. DRL Head of Projects, Steve Richards, told us that the company is continually updating systems using agile …
Miatta Momoh, 10 May 2011
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Choosing a desktop OS

Webcast There are few topics in the IT industry that are more divisive than the option of putting anything other than Windows on the corporate desktop. Too often opinions are focused on either transforming the entire desktop estate to Linux in a major upheaval or keeping Linux out completely.Yet when we look at how we buy hardware for …
Miatta Momoh, 09 May 2011
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IT service fitness: prevention is better than cure

Webcast Delivering a service is dependent on getting networks, storage, servers, operating systems, middleware and applications to work together to agreed levels. But we know how difficult it is to keep these complex chains running reliably; and the problem gets more acute when we throw virtualisation in to the mix. The answer is to …
Miatta Momoh, 06 May 2011
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Sensible security strategies for SMBs

On demand Mind the Gap, our latest Regcast, sees BitDefender’s Andrew Maguire, FreeForm Dynamics’ Andrew Buss and Reg broadcast editor Tim Phillips discussing: Key changes in the threat environment. Understanding the value of data. Smarter security that doesn't mean harder security. Practical steps that can be taken to make security …
Miatta Momoh, 04 May 2011
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Pro-active service monitoring

Live Today Delivering a service is dependent on getting networks, storage, servers, operating systems, middleware and applications to work together to agreed levels. But we know how difficult it is to keep these complex chains running reliably; and problems get more acute as we throw virtualisation into the mix. The answer is to keep on …
Miatta Momoh, 20 Apr 2011
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Reconceptualising IT security

Whitepaper Traditional approaches to information security are incapable of dealing with today's threats. Just as the attackers have evolved, so the security industry needs to adopt new architectural models and techniques to deliver appropriate protection without imposing unnecessary costs. In a nutshell this is the thesis of our latest …
Miatta Momoh, 14 Apr 2011
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Video in the workplace: stuff that works

Webcast Video collaboration has seen plenty of false dawns. Companies have all bought videoconferencing systems for the board that didn't get used, struggled to find a use for the video cameras on our laptops and waited for the promise of video phones to be delivered. But do the technologies, the standards and the networks we have today …
Miatta Momoh, 13 Apr 2011
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Mind the gap!

Webcast When it comes to security we seem start out with the best intentions and have Fort Knox protecting our applications, data and interactions. But shrinking budgets and juggling priorities often means it's a case of good intentions rather than vault like security. The result is either a security patchwork that has the potential …
Miatta Momoh, 12 Apr 2011
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Prevention is better than cure

Webcast Delivering a service is dependent on getting networks, storage, servers, operating systems, middleware and applications to work together to agreed levels. But we know how difficult it is to keep these complex chains running reliably; and problems gets more acute as we throw virtualisation in to the mix. The answer is to keep on …
Miatta Momoh, 01 Apr 2011
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Video in the workplace

On Demand Last week in our central London studio, The Register's Tim Phillips discussed the value of videoconferencing with some experts to see if it's a technology that has come of age at last. We all know the many false dawns of videoconferencing and the unfulfilled promises of revolutionising our working practices. But of late, that …
Miatta Momoh, 17 Mar 2011
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Protecting users from themselves

Webcast “The problem with making things foolproof is that we keep evolving a better class of fool”, as the old saying goes. And nowhere is this more true than in security where breaches remain regular and commonplace despite all the investment that has gone into it. Part of the problem is that we expect users to be experts in security, …
Miatta Momoh, 28 Feb 2011
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Watching you, watching me: Video in the workplace

Webcast There have been many false dawns for video collaboration at work. We've all bought videoconferencing systems for the board that don't get used, struggled to find a use for the video cameras on our laptops and waited for the promise of video phones to be delivered. But do the technologies, the standards and the networks we have …
Miatta Momoh, 24 Feb 2011
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Protecting users from themselves

Live Now! ‘“The problem with making things foolproof is that we keep evolving a better class of fool”, as the old saying goes. And nowhere is this more true than in security where breaches remain regular and commonplace despite all the investment that has gone into it. Part of the problem is that we expect users to be experts in security …
Miatta Momoh, 23 Feb 2011