Westermo launches new industrial networking training services

26 February 2021

The Westermo Academy includes a flexible online learning platform 

The Westermo Academy includes a flexible online learning platform 

Westermo has launched a new global training programme aimed at supporting those responsible for operating and maintaining industrial data communications networks.

Offering flexible online and in-person training, the Westermo Academy will provide certified courses to network engineers wherever they are located around the world, ensuring they have the expertise needed to maximise the performance and reliability of industrial networks.


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How you move to the cloud matters

25 February 2021

Greg Zweig

Greg Zweig

In days gone by, when disaster loomed, the townsfolk would be encouraged to ‘head for the hills’. These days businesses set their sights a little higher and seek the protection of the Cloud to safeguard their networks.

The global pandemic proved that this was the right move, and companies that invested in cloud-based Unified Communications or cloud-based contact centre services before 2020 were much better placed to enable their remote workforce to stay connected to customers and remain pro-ductive as compared to companies with a traditional PBX or premises-based contact centre.

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Exponential-e’s Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) suite

25 February 2021

UCaaS from Exponential-e

UCaaS from Exponential-e

Exponential-e’s Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) suite combines technologies from several vendors, including Microsoft, Cisco, Broadsoft and Contact Centre as a Service, and is designed to support increased collaboration and productivity in the workplace, wherever employees are working from.

Users have one identity across all services – voice, video, IM and presence information – and can access contacts from one list across all their work devices. IM and presence let users know at a glance whether other colleagues are available and online. Users can also be added to group calls easily and communications pulled across multiple devices with no break in flow.

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How to conduct a cyber risk assessment: five steps to success

22 February 2021

Cyber security risk assessments sit at the heart of any effective cyber security strategy. They are key to understanding, managing, prioritising and mitigating cyber risks within your organisation.

2020 was the year that everything changed. A shift to remote working led many organisations to evolve their systems, and as their cyber security postures lagged behind, hackers were quick to exploit any weaknesses they could. Where many saw a crisis in the Covid-19 pandemic, hackers saw an opportunity. Cyber-attacks increased at the beginning of the first UK lockdown in March last year, and the cybercriminal fraternity claimed a number of high-profile victims. In 2021 we are still operating in a hostile digital landscape. All organisations need to take steps to understand, manage, prioritise and mitigate the risks they face, and in order to do that they need to carry out risk assessments. But what actually is a risk assessment?

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