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23/02
2018
Does your local area network stand the test of time?
Posted by Yvonne Dennis on 23/02 at 10:00 AM Internet connectivity, IT services, Security,
Engineer at LAN cabinet

The local area network (LAN) is generally a neglected part of any business’s IT infrastructure, which is bizarre when you consider its importance. Every time we send a document to a shared printer, we are using the LAN. This is a very simplistic viewpoint but the one most people...

20/02
2018
Don’t be seduced by internet speeds
Posted by James Shenstone on 20/02 at 10:00 AM Internet connectivity, Wi-Fi,
internet speed dials

Infinity internet, superfast internet, fibre internet...it’s all the same really, so let’s look at the facts and break down some of the acronyms and jargon used by our industry. A lot of people I speak to are obsessed with seeing the numbers that the TV and online adverts display. “Up...

16/02
2018
General practice telephony to survive tough times
Posted by James Hooker on 16/02 at 10:00 AM Cloud-hosted telephone systems, Healthcare, SIP,
Busy GP Surgery

With the NHS reporting January 2018 was one of the toughest months on record despite the cancellation of thousands of non-urgent operations, the pressure on the health service is clear. The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt recognised the stresses and strains of this winter by...

13/02
2018
Top 3 challenges for IT in education
Posted by Joe Kavanagh on 13/02 at 10:00 AM Education, Internet connectivity, Wi-Fi,
Wi-Fi in a classroom

The classroom is becoming an amazing blend of interaction, digital information and other modern learning models to engage with students and help educators be more effective. Digital transformation in schools creates new challenges for the infrastructure and overworked IT teams....

09/02
2018
5G connectivity is coming sooner than you think.
Posted by Elaine Bellamy on 09/02 at 10:00 AM Mobiles,
5g mobile phone

The year 2000 saw the release of the Nokia 3310 with a WAP browser and 3G so you could surf the web on your mobile device. It was 11 years later that 4G was launched across the UK with a promise of faster connectivity speeds for users on smartphones and tablets.  Network providers...

06/02
2018
Why all the fuss about end of life IT and communications systems?
Posted by Caroline Moore on 06/02 at 10:00 AM Cloud services, Data networks, IT services, Security,
software update

A recent report in CRN magazine has revealed the majority of local councils are running their computers and laptops on Windows 7 – an operating system that is due to go end of life in less than two years’ time. The report made me draw a sharp intake of breath as although I would...

02/02
2018
Will rural areas get the broadband speeds promised?
Posted by Colin Woods on 02/02 at 10:00 AM Internet connectivity,
Business people in a field talking

The internet has become one of the essential utilities for homes and businesses and is a critical force in the digital transformation trend. The Government recently announced it had achieved a target of delivering 24Mbps to 95% of the country, but the last 5% equates to 1.4 million...

30/01
2018
Use web filtering in schools to help tackle cyber bullying and trolling
Posted by Elaine Bellamy on 30/01 at 10:00 AM Education, Security, Web filtering,
school boy upset with cyber bullying

In 2017, ChildLine counselled 4,541 children about online bullying compared to 2,410 in 2011/12. This significant increase can be attributed to the number of internet-enabled devices available to children and teenagers offering them quick access to social media.  A voluntary code...

26/01
2018
How could Spectre and Meltdown affect your business?
Posted by Colin Woods on 26/01 at 10:00 AM IT services, Security,
processor

The recent announcements regarding a design flaw in central processing units (CPU) within computers has sent businesses, PC manufactures and software publishers into a security spin. The two major vulnerabilities aren’t your normal software bugs which steal memory or data, but rather...

23/01
2018
Adding up the cost of an aging telephone system
Posted by Rudi Weiss on 23/01 at 10:00 AM Telephone systems,
Cost of an ageing telephone system image

If you’re like many businesses, the only time you think about your telephone system is when it’s not working. But the ‘set it and forget it’ mindset can cost you in more ways than one. The way we work and how a business interacts with its customers has changed. This blog outlines...

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