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How Hybrid Working Makes Your Network Bigger And Less Secure

The world of work has changed - The pandemic has accelerated the style of the workforce to be more in tune with modern living with more and more organisations creating ‘return to the office’ policies which reflect a blend of work from home and the office.

This new operational challenge has yet to be refined and, all too often, workers find themselves in the office talking to immediate colleagues at home and so negating any benefit of face-to-face working.

Layers of Doubt and Uncertainty

Your networks underpin the operation of all your IT and networks are often assumed to "just work".

Nevertheless, they may contain a considerable amount of sub-optimal configuration, faulty operation due to bugs and sometimes areas of poor design. It may have had a large number of changes or upgrades that in the short term improve functionality, but in the long term make operation more prone to failure.

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Time is an Illusion

Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so - Douglas Adams, The Hitch-Hikers Guide To The Galaxy

It is a well established fact that time is nature's way of stopping everything happening at once.

In a network of systems it is crucial that time is consistent across the network.

(c) Phil Packer

From Rack to Wreck

Kudos to Paul Sweetland for the inspiration

We've all seen beautifully loomed and cabled installations in people's brochures and websites, but when it comes to one's own installations somehow it never seems to work out like that - there's always a number of 'washing-lines' that appear to end up being strung across between racks or across the front of switches.

Photo by Massimo Botturi on Unsplash

Never Be The Last Person Who Touched The Firewall

This is somewhat of an in-joke amongst network engineers - whoever is the last person to have touched the network (and in particular the firewall) always, but always, gets the blame for any subsequent issues no matter whether they are the fault of the network or not

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