Follow Us

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message


Topic Zone

Latest News

Latest Features

  • OpenStack: Still waiting for the users

    OpenStack has an impressive list of corporate backers. Red Hat, Rackspace, HP, IBM and AT&T are contributing thousands of lines of code to the open source project and helping deliver an updated version of the cloud computing platform twice a year to allow for easier installation and better manageability.

  • Microsoft Pushes Its Way Into Crowded Unified Communications Market

    Microsoft's Lync has evolved into a serious unified communications competitor for enterprises looking to upgrade or adopt a UC platform. In a crowded field where players still struggle with interoperability issues, Lync's integration with Skype is a potentially transformational improvement.

  • Cisco acquisition highlights growing interest in small cells

    Operators and telecom equipment vendors are showing a growing interest in small cells, which aim to give users improved coverage and speeds.

  • Five smartphone and tablet trends from Barcelona

    This year's MWC may have been lacking in high-end smartphone launches, but the "W" stands for "world" and lower-cost models shown this week are needed to open up the mobile-phone market to more people globally.

  • Five smartphone trends from CES 2013 in Las Vegas

    In 2013, a high-end smartphone should have a full-HD 5-inch screen and a 13-megapixel camera to remain competitive, if products launched at International CES in Las Vegas this week are an indication of the state of the art for mobile devices.

  • OpenStack - Why democracy beats dictatorship in the cloud

    It is two and a half years since Rackspace and NASA launched the OpenStack infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud computing project, and since then the community has grown from 20 developers and 15,000 lines of software to 600 developers and 600,000 lines of software.

  • Network virtualisation and next generation network architecture

    As IT leaders try to get the best performance and efficiency out of their virtualised environments, they're realising the need for virtual networking, and often a whole new networking architecture that's designed for virtualisation from the ground up.

  • Wi-Fi, small cells could disrupt mobile

    The rise of mixed mobile networks of Wi-Fi, small cells and traditional base stations, a major theme of this week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, may change the competitive landscape of both service providers and equipment vendors.

  • Retailers' IT infrastructure gets a Christmas boost

    With Christmas a few days away, many of us are now finally starting to get into the festive spirit, but for most high street shops and online retailers, preparations started months ago. Not only have they had to prepare their stock and take on extra staff to maintain service levels during the Christmas period, but they have also had to prepare their IT infrastructure for the busiest time of the year.

  • Fabric wars: Cisco vs. Brocade vs. Juniper

    The past three years have been very noisy on the data center fabric and architecture front. Every quarter seems to bring about a new convergence blueprint from another vendor - and a variety from one or two.

Featured White Papers

Optimising Cloud Infrastructure

This white paper to provides design guidance, configuration examples and Alcatel-Lucent recommended best practices for WAN optimization when interconnecting geographically dispersed data centers and when using Citrix® NetScaler® to implement Layer 2 (L2) connectivity across Layer 3 network infrastructure.
Download whitepaper

Pure play is dead

This paper examines the pending death of pure play and the birth of the convergence-driven transformation; presenting the challenges from the fixed, mobile and combined service provider perspectives; and presents Alcatel?s proposition to pave the way.
Download whitepaper

Enhanced Subscriber Management for Triple Play

This paper explains the role and application of programmable subscriber configuration policies (PSCP) to support enhanced, scalable and unified subscriber management for triple play. PSCP harnesses the full deployment flexibility of Alcatel's Triple Play Service Delivery Architecture, and enables fully dynamic provisioning of subscriber access, quality of service (QoS) and security aspects, using DHCP.
Download whitepaper

Managing the Risks of Open Source Software

The use of free (as in "freedom") and open source software (FOSS) has swept into the whole software business and is growing rapidly, responding to the needs and pressures of the telecommunications and IT markets.
Download whitepaper

Enhanced Subscriber Management for Triple Play

This paper explains the role and application of programmable subscriber configuration policies (PSCP) to support enhanced, scalable and unified subscriber management for triple play.
Download whitepaper

Techworld White Papers

Choose – and Choose Wisely – the Right MSP for Your SMB

End users need a technology partner that provides transparency, enables productivity, delivers...

Download Whitepaper

10 Effective Habits of Indispensable IT Departments

It’s no secret that responsibilities are growing while budgets continue to shrink. Download this...

Download Whitepaper

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving

Enterprise information archiving is contributing to organisational needs for e-discovery and...

Download Whitepaper

Advancing the state of virtualised backups

Dell Software’s vRanger is a veteran of the virtualisation specific backup market. It was the...

Download Whitepaper

Techworld UK - Technology - Business

Innovation, productivity, agility and profit

Watch this on demand webinar which explores IT innovation, managed print services and business agility.

Techworld Mobile Site

Access Techworld's content on the move

Get the latest news, product reviews and downloads on your mobile device with Techworld's mobile site.

Find out more...

From Wow to How : Making mobile and cloud work for you

On demand Biztech Briefing - Learn how to effectively deliver mobile work styles and cloud services together.

Watch now...

Site Map