implement new technologies quickly and gain a fast return on investment.
3Com provides customers with a broad portfolio of products including IP telephony, networking (wired and wireless), edge-tocore routers/switches, and services. The company has a steadfast commitment to open, industry standards enabling products to interoperate in a mixed vendor environment. Recently launched products and solutions include 3Com’s Open Services Networking (OSN) – a solutions architecture that allows a wide range of network applications to be tightly integrated into the infrastructure to enable a diverse set of services – and the Unified Switch – an easy to deploy and manage solution that has all the elements of a business-class network, as well as a platform for delivering advanced communications solutions such as wireless and VoIP, in one box.
A division of 3Com, TippingPoint, introduced the first Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) in 2002 and is the recognised leader in this field, delivering in-depth application, infrastructure and performance protection.
Gary Newbold, “The market is moving toward the unification of technologies and will require solutions that integrate intelligence into the network infrastructure leveraging open source and open architecture models. Organisations are currently undergoing a transition, upgrading networks which now enable a switch to be wireless. This will in turn push remote working from home and increase productivity as people work more and travel less.
Up Close & Personal Questions:
Married? In a long term relationship
Lives where? Derby
Kids? 2, Boy aged 13 and Girl aged 16
What is your favourite car? Ferrari 599
What do you drive? 911 or 535 depending on mood!
4X4’s Chelsea tractors? Same as lorries, they should have tax incentives to drive at night and not be allowed to move out of the inside lane and over take each other. This would cut our congestion problems!
What really gets your goat in business? Broken promises
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given? Never let activity slow down!
And the worst? All advice is good because of the thought process it provokes; taking the wrong decision is the bad thing.
Favourite Film? Caddie Shack
Who is/was the best James Bond? Daniel Craig
Last CD/DVD bought? Just Jack
Sport? Golf, Cricket
Favourite team? England cricket team especially when we are winning!
What’s the best thing you’ve bought this year? Golf membership at Sotogrande, Spain
What have you wasted money on? Cars!
If you could pick anyone to go to dinner with who would it be and why? Margaret Thatcher. She is the last leader we have had who understood what hard work is all about and she would not let people and political correctness walk all over her.
What could you not live without? My girlfriend, soppy I know but true.
Do you have a hero? In business Alan Sugar and in sport Kevin Peitersen.
If it all went belly up tomorrow, what would you do? Start again, that is the only thing to do.
What would you do if you were invisible? Find Kylies house!
If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be? The Prime Minister so I could sort this country out and it would only take a day believe me! Or if it was a day off then Tiger Woods.
Your best blag ever? Being in a training course with a number of our competitors where we had lots of role play to do. We complained that our company didn’t allow us to put our skills on display and got away with it….no role plays brilliant!
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