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Technology is more than just networking and Juniper experts share their views on all the trends affecting IT

A colleague of mine made a wonderful comment in a meeting I was in a few weeks back when he pointed out that ‘somebody’ did not exist in our company directory. The comment came as part of a planning discussion where, almost inevitably, it’s easy to fall into the ‘somebody should fix that’ kind of comment trap as you assess the planning horizon and consider the goals and objectives you need to achieve.


Good for him that he did as it re-enforced the fact that the answers to some of the challenges in front of you lie much closer to home rather than simply offloading them to a mythical, virtual individual called somebody


20 Years of Networking Innovation on a USB stick

by Juniper Employee ‎11-19-2014 12:39 AM - edited ‎11-19-2014 06:18 AM

I was lucky enough to be one of the people attending the Juniper Networks Launch Event on the 6th November 2014 in London at which we announced key new enhancements to the portfolio, including the Virtual MX Router, the worlds’ first carrier grade virtual router and Contrail Cloud, a reference architecture for NFV deployments.


As I sat listening to both Juniper and non-juniper people present, I started thinking about how you could represent what we were saying and launching within the 140 character limits of twitter, which as always forces you to summarise!


In the end, the tweet I sent out was the following and for me it helped summarise for me, what in my career at Juniper I have seen us do time and time again, we bring the future into focus.


Service Providers: SDN and NFV an opportunity to innovate

by Juniper Employee ‎07-08-2014 05:01 AM - edited ‎07-15-2014 02:56 AM

In a recent event with press and analysts, hosted by Juniper, together with my colleague Nigel Oakley, I had the opportunity to discuss the state of the art SDN and NFV. During the workshop, we had the opportunity to describe the impact that virtualization has in the networking technology as well as the importance of SDN and NFV for the Service Provider strategy.




Recent research Juniper Networks conducted with the Economist Intelligence Unit across Germany, Japan, the U.S and U.K found that high-performing organisations that work with and rely on its IT department and subsequent technology insights are able to drive business growth and innovation within their organisations. The full global report can be downloaded here but I want to focus on the UK and German figures that emerged....


Business Model Innovation: Service Providers Reinvented!

by Juniper Employee ‎07-30-2012 05:50 AM - edited ‎07-31-2012 01:54 AM

I’ve discussed in previous blogs about one of the top issues of the telecom industry today. In this blog I'm trying to answer the following questions:


What is the secret sauce of that success at the OTT side?

What are the strategies Network Service Providers have taken?




On Tuesday 12 June 2012 Global Telecoms Business presented its sixth annual GTB Innovation Awards in front of an audience of 360 industry leaders in a glittering black-tie dinner held in London. Juniper and Telefonica submitted project “European Mobile Security Service” was awarded.


On Tuesday 12 June 2012 Global Telecoms Business presented its sixth annual GTB Innovation Awards in front of an audience of 360 industry leaders in a glittering black-tie dinner held in London. Juniper Networks and LINX submitted project “Scaling internet exchange for rapid growth around Olympics” was awarded.


Will the recent publication of the UK Cyber Security Strategy automatically lead to a safer cyber space? Neil Pound takes a look at one proposal within the strategy - to pool information on threats and how to combat them. He concludes that the Strategy is heading in the right direction but there are cultural and competitive issues to overcome if it is to be successful.    


The G-Cloud is a fantastic opportunity to drive down cost and radically change how UK citizen's experience public services The technology exists and there are plenty of examples in private enterprise from which government can learn. But, it takes more than just getting the technology right. Neil Pound argues coordination, cooperation, thinking ahead, and leadership have an equally important part to play.


Neil Pound Pound argues that innovation is as much the province of users as it is of engineers and technologists. He then wonders why the UK public sector is not more adventurous in setting visionary goals to force the pace of innovation in the IT industry enabling more creative delivery of some public services.   


I believe intelligent ICT empowers the individual. That's why I welcome the recent statements that the Department of Health has made regarding medical apps and online consultations. In this blog, Neil Pound looks at where this might lead and suggests some conditions for success.


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