Managed.IT - issue 65

3 Read Managed.IT online... ISSN 2055-3099 (Print) ISSN 2055-3102 (Online) 04 News The true cost of cloud laid bare 08 What’s New Workplace products for the home and office 10 Unified Communications Why Gamma is like a giant purple dog 12 Cover Story How Vasion is taking the complexity out of digital transformation 14 MFPs Next generation printing systems from Sharp and Xerox 15 Managed Print Services Brother targets smallest firms with MPS Essential 16 Business Continuity How to accommodate AI in your business continuity strategy 18 Cybersecurity Heimdal celebrates its first 10 years as a European cybersecurity leader 19 Managed Services CBG win for Aurora 21 Telephony What to do about the Big Switch Off? Spitfire outlines your options 22 Comms How BT is future-proofing its business and yours 24 I couldn’t do my job without... Rachael Tiffen of fraud prevention service Cifas on the secrets of her success 25 E-learning What you need to know about isowise, the new e-learning platform for compliance 26 Data Centres Energy savings just one benefit of University of Lincoln server room modernisation 28 Data Centres West Midlands Trains switches to Node4 managed data centre solution 29 Opinion Kyndryl’s Petra Goude suggests five ways GenAI can ease the COBOL skills crisis 30 Computers New Asus devices on show at BETT 2024 31 Backup The importance of immutable storage for data backup Editor: James Goulding 07803 087228 • [email protected] Publishing Director, Social Media and Web Editor: Neil Trim 01732 759725 • [email protected] Advertising Director: Ethan White 01732 759725 • [email protected] Art Director: Nick Pledge 07767 615983 • [email protected] Advertising Executive: Jeff Root 01732 759725 • [email protected] MANAGED.IT is published by Kingswood Media Ltd., 10 Amherst House, 22 London Road, Sevenoaks TN13 2BT • Tel: 01732 759725 No part of MANAGED.IT can be reproduced without prior written permission of the publisher. © 2024 Kingswood Media Ltd. Production Design: Sandtiger Media · The paper used in this magazine is obtained from manufacturers who operate within internationally recognized standards and which is sourced from sustainable, properly managed forestation. CONTENTS Managed.IT GET YOUR FREE COPY To make sure you get every issue FREE, as soon as it is published, just visit, click the ‘FREE Registration’ button and add your details to our mailing list. @manageditmag If you no longer wish to receive Managed.IT magazine please email your details to [email protected] SECURITY · CLOUD · ICT · SOFTWARE · HARDWARE PRINT · AV IN PRINT AND ONLINE THE IT SERVICES MAGAZINE & NEWS SITE FOR IT MANAGERS, IT DIRECTORS & CTOS ISSUE 65 · 2024 AWARDS 20 24 Royal Lancaster Hotel London Thursday 23rd May 2024