Despite noises in the media about current and future economic uncertainty, there’s one thing to be certain about: Bridgeworks is on the up! 2018 saw Bridgeworks once again winning the Data Centre Solutions (DCS) magazine’s Data Centre ICT Networking Product Of The Year for the second year in succession; and, although the plan is to win it in 2019, the company was lauded as a finalist of the Computing Security Awards for solutions in Cloud Computing, Data Centre Management and WAN acceleration – again for the second year running.
Led by a Tech Leader
David Trossell, the company’s CEO and CTO, was personally recognised by Information Age at Tech Leader Awards ceremony’s CTO of the Year category. “Recognising the leaders behind the UK’s technology industry is important, and I’m delighted that the Tech Leaders Awards facilitates this deserved celebration,” said Information Age’s Nick Ismail.
“I would like to thank our judges for working their way through the shortlist, whittled down from a list of over 300. The quality and breadth of the shortlist confirms Britain’s standing as a leader in digital innovation today. Making it onto the final shortlist is an incredible achievement in itself.”
David Trossell comments: “It was a humbling but proud moment to be recognised as a CTO of the Year by Information Age, and I agree with Information Age that the UK world-leading tech sector is a vital part of the British and global economy – noting that Tech City UK finds that digital industries are growing faster than the rest, with a combined annual turnover of £161bn in the UK.”
Nick Ismail claims, citing the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the benefits of the growth of the tech and digital industries are certainly being felt well beyond digital companies, with international increasing by more than 20%.
Trossell thinks this growth will continue well into 2019, and the yet the growth of digital technologies means that organisations will need to consider the adverse impact of data and network latency, as well as packet loss, more seriously than they may have done in the past. Yet the answer isn’t more WAN optimisation; nor is it about the popularity of SD-WANs, nor do you need to replace your existing infrastructure. You don’t! Bridgeworks offers innovative solutions to mitigate their effects.
The awards and the many published articles featuring the firm recognise that WAN data acceleration solutions, such as Bridgeworks PORTrockIT, provide the answer. They mitigate the effects of WAN latency and packet loss. Organisations that have benefited include CVS Healthcare. They also demonstrate the Bridgeworks and David Trossell are respected thought-leaders within the industry.
Several key topics were discussed during 2018. For example, CloudTech – Cloud Computing News magazine published in December, ‘How to backup to the cloud with a WAN data acceleration layer’; and in Data Centre and Network News the discussion was about how to solves Santa’s WAN latency issues by creating an SD-WAN-Data Acceleration overlay.
With Bridgeworks sponsoring STEM programmes at Bournemouth and Poole College as well as Brockenhurst College, while also running its own STEM apprenticeship programme, Trossell also talked about whether companies should recruit people or robots in an article for Information Age.
With artificial intelligence on high on people’s agenda, he also talked to Forbes magazine about chatbots. The other topics he covered during 2018 included autonomous vehicles, data centre management, and edge computing. Bridgeworks is therefore confident that 2019 will be an equally rewarding year, and it will continue to demonstrate its expertise in the media, and support STEM programmes, throughout the year – the year of WAN data acceleration.