Future proofing your network infrastructure

Network power for next generation IT

With the emergence of video as a key business tool, the development of cloud computing, mobility and the development of BYOD in the enterprise, businesses need to evolve their strategies in order to support their employees in accessing new technologies in an efficient and secure way.

Register for this live webcast and join ComputerworldUK.com to discuss these issues with analysts and TalkTalk Business.

Key Takeaways

What you will get from this webcast

  • The scale of the challenges facing your network and telecoms infrastructure in coming years.
  • The impact of Consumerisation and Bring Your Own Device trends in your organisation.
  • The new technologies and service providers that can ensure your organisation gets the flexibility it needs at a cost effective price.


Mike Simons, Editor, ComputerworldUK
Mike is the Editor of ComputerworldUK, joining IDG from Reed in 2006, where he worked on Computer Weekly and Computerweekly.com since 1999. He was editor at the launch of ComputerWeekly.com in 2001 and news editor of a combined Computer Weekly and ComputerWeekly.com operation from 2003. Mike helped Computer Weekly secure the Periodical Publishers Association awards as either "magazine of the year" or "campaigning magazine of the year" for four years out of five. Mike joined IDG as launch editor of ComputerworldUK and has recently also taken over responsibility as editor if sister site Techworld. Mike also sits on the SAP Global Quality Awards judging panel.

Andrew Buss, Service Director, Freeform Dynamics
Andrew is an expert in IT infrastructure evaluation, selection, deployment, security and management. From datacentre to handheld device, he specialises in understanding how new types of technology can deliver value against the backdrop of typically very complex existing enterprise IT landscapes. No matter how experienced you are or how much you believe you've got on top of migration, co-existence, and other aspects of IT service delivery, his questions are still likely to make you think again about how you are doing things.

From a research and advisory perspective, Andrew's extensive knowledge of technology and best practice, coupled with clear and objective thinking about real-world practicalities and constraints, underpins many of Freeform Dynamic's IT practitioner surveys. His work in this area forms a solid foundation for some of the most compelling and insightful research reports that really get under the skin of how emerging technologies fit into the market as a whole.

Andrew frequently delivers go-to-market consulting for IT vendors off the back of this research. Another key element here is Andrew's in-depth knowledge of IT channels and distribution. Whether looked at from a seller or buyer perspective, understanding this piece is critical to making sure the right products and services reach the right customers in the right way. Andrew has been an industry analyst since 2001, holding a variety of senior positions within Canalys before joining Freeform Dynamics in 2009. Prior to this he worked as an IT service management consultant across a number of industries.

Andy Lockwood, Product & Marketing Director, Talk Talk Business
Andy is an experienced telecoms director with more than 20 years industry experience, responsible for leading the transformation of TalkTalk Business through product management, delivery and marketing.

Andy Phillips, IT consultant
Andy has over 18 years' experience with PBX's, contact centres, unified communications, fixed & mobile convergent solutions, IP networking and SIP. Currently, an IT consultant Andy is working on modernising and optimising the internal voice networks and applications across Central and Western Europe for an international communications network

Luke Claughton, IT Manager, Micheldever Tyre Services
Luke has been the IT Manager for Micheldever Tyre Services since 2004 and is responsible for all IT and telephone systems for the company. In 2009 he was runner up in the BCS Young IT Professional of the Year award and since then has continued to play a primary role in driving the use of IT to support changes to the operation of the business.

Micheldever have worked with TalkTalk since 2009 in order to design systems that put high availability at the top of the list of priorities.

"The market has been down over the last two years and so it is vital that stable systems allow us to make the most from every phone call."

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