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Is it the end for MPLS? 
Few can agree on the merits or otherwise of SD WAN. Since its inception, so much has been written or spoken - much of it wildly inaccurate. 
 
How does SD WAN compare to MPLS? 
Will the new kid replace the old-timer? 
Is SD WAN always the cheaper option? 
 
In this article, we’ll explore these questions and some of the associated myths. We’ll also give you our take on the controversial topic. But let’s begin with definitions - 
 
SD WAN - Software-Defined networking in a Wide Area Network 
SD-WAN simplifies the management and operation of a WAN by separating the networking hardware from its control mechanism. 
 
MPLS - Multiprotocol Label Switching is a protocol-agnostic routing process aimed at accelerating and shaping traffic flows across enterprise wide area and service provider networks. 
 
Today’s news pages are filled with stories relating to cyber security. Many of these reports relate to the risks to industry, big business, government organisations and individuals (for example, phishing scams). 
 
But little is mentioned of the cyber-vulnerability of schools and the impact that such attacks might have on both the schools and the individual young people. Part of our work providing IT solutions for education involves keeping their systems an networks secure. 
VOIP, SIP, DDI, POE … confused? Who can blame you?  
 
The pace of change in the telecoms sector grow is growing apace. Great news for businesses, for organisations and for schools across the UK. In a shrinking world, efficient, affordable communication is ever more critical. But there’s a downside. With every technical innovation, every new development, there’s a price to pay - jargon. How frustrating to be bombarded by an ever-increasing avalanche of acronyms and ‘industry’ phrases! As ever, Talking Business is here to help and, in this blog, we’ll blow apart telecoms jargon and explain what it all means. 
Investing in a cloud phone system for your business
As yet, only guidelines have been published for how the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will affect schools. The regulations are expected to be finalised in May 2018. 
 
There are a number of things schools will need to be aware of and possibly change in light of the new regulations. The overarching change is that organisations will have to prove that they are aware of and have accounted for specific issues in relation to data. 
What GDPR means for your school
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