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Embracing the hybrid landscape

We now know that the shift to hybrid is a fixed part of the world of work today. It’s a fundamental shift in the working landscape. But, for IT professionals, some critical aspects of navigating the cloud shift exist.

Gerry Flanagan

With remote and hybrid working, there can be some significant challenges to overcome,

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Tips for Evolving Your Public Sector Database Strategy in 2024

By SolarWinds Senior Vice President of Engineering Krishna Sai

Krishna Sai leads the engineering, technology and architecture teams at SolarWinds. He is a seasoned leader and entrepreneur with over two decades of experience scaling global engineering teams and building winning products across multiple industries. Sai has held leadership roles at Atlassian, Groupon, and Polycom,

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Three Ways Observability Can Help Address Public Sector IT Complexity

Sascha Giese, tech evangelist, SolarWinds

Sascha Giese

A well-executed home renovation goes beyond cosmetic repairs and surface-level aesthetics by delving into the structural bones of a home. This approach not only revitalises the house’s appearance but also enhances its overall efficiency and maintenance. Meaningful digital transformation also requires such an approach.

However, a recent

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Step Up Stay Safe

Peoplesafe partners with Crimestoppers to tackle the growing crisis in employee safety

A NEW initiative from Peoplesafe working with the charity Crimestoppers, highlights the long overdue call to UK employers to step up and do more to protect their people, not just at work, but out of hours too.

Peoplesafe, the UK’s leading provider of

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From paper to pixels: Secure scanning in public sector digitalisation

By Kevin Dobson, product manager, Epson UK

This month marks three-years since the government first gave the order for people to work from home, wherever possible, at the start of the COVID19 pandemic.

Nobody at the time would have predicted that this simple order – enforced to slow the spread of a deadly disease –

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How observability is crucial to tackling tool sprawl

By Sascha Giese, Head Geek, SolarWinds

The task facing government departments and agencies as they progress towards their digital transformation objectives cannot be underestimated. For the IT professionals involved, it requires modernising their operations, applications, and databases while leveraging hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. And all of this must be done while supporting existing traditional workloads

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Legacy systems and security will continue to dominate the agenda for public sector IT professionals

Sascha Giese

By Sascha Giese, SolarWinds Head Geek™

When protecting computer systems and networks, the “biggest cyber risk is complacency, not hackers.” That’s according to John Edwards, the UK’s Information Commissioner who warned that companies are leaving themselves open to cyberattacks by ignoring crucial measures such as updating software and training staff.

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Greater Observability Helps Manage Hybrid IT Complexity Across the Public Sector

By Sascha Giese, Head Geek™, SolarWinds

For many people, the pandemic—and the global response to this once-in-a-lifetime event—was a game-changer. The enforced and rapid move to the cloud meant carefully prepared plans for phased IT migration were thrown out the window.

Instead, the explosion of hybrid office environments left public sector IT workers forced to

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How to Deliver on the Potential of Public Sector Cloud Migration

By Sascha Giese, Head Geek™ at SolarWinds

IT teams across the public sector are under pressure to migrate technology infrastructure, services, and data to the cloud. Whether the objective is to deliver cost savings, performance improvements, better reliability, or a combination of benefits, the trend is well established. Increasingly, the emphasis is shifting away from

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Laying down the digital tracks for hybrid working

By Evan Wienburg, CEO at Bath-based Truespeed, a full fibre infrastructure provider and ISP

Hybrid Nirvana. It sounds like a chart-topping music album, and it is certainly top of the pops at the moment for organisations of all shapes and sizes. Working from home, aka WFH, has become the norm for huge numbers of employees

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