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Alex Scroxton
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  • Computer Weekly
    Networking Editor, 2014 - present
  • MicroScope
    Senior Reporter, 2007 - 2014
  • IT Europa
    Graduate Journalist, 2005 - 2007
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I'm Alex. I'm networking editor at Computer Weekly, part of the TechTarget network.

I try to write books as well. But I promise I won't ask you to read my manuscript.

I cycle a lot, drink whisky and cook things.

It's true about the pigeon.

I am married to Lowell.
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Ran over a pigeon once
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  • University of Sussex
    Social Anthropology, 2000 - 2003
  • Hampton School
    1995 - 2000
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Can 3 gig connectivity attract IT startups to East Yorkshire? Hull-based tech hub C4DI reckons Lightstream business broadband product gives it the edge over London's Tech City.
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The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has warned that current government targets for the roll-out of superfast broadband will not allow its 'digital by default' strategy to bear fruit, and urged a more ambitious approach.
Federation of Small Businesses calls for more ambitious government broadband targets, saying slow progress is hampering growth
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Find out how these Oxfordshire communities and local businesses came together to seize the initiative and bring superfast fibre broadband to their area.
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The storage world has a mixture of emerging technology and a few old favourites, with some users hanging on to their tape solutions for years while others rush towards the cloud. That makes it an interesting time for the channel,as vendors try to figure out what they should be asking partners to do on their behalf, and what support they need to offer those partners to ensure things run smoothly. 
In the second part of MicroScope's recent Storage Roundtable, our expert panel discussed new approaches to cloud-based storage, and assessed how the changing tech landscape is affecting resellers
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Software-defined network (SDN) experts from Juniper and Brocade share their tips on how to prepare for the oncoming evolution.
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Alex Scroxton sat down with ShoreTel’s CEO Don Joos to discuss the growth of cloud-based unified communications in the channel, and why the new boss is keeping a close eye on Microsoft Lync
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