16/11
2021
Is hospitality Wi-Fi still important in 2021?
Posted by Mat Hillman on 16/11 at 10:00 AM Hospitality, Internet connectivity, Wi-Fi,
Is hospitality Wi-Fi still important in 2021?

With unlimited mobile data packages making 3, 4 and 5G more affordable when away from home, is Wi-Fi for hotels, restaurants, campsites, etc. still necessary? It would appear so. Since the end of the October half-term, we have had several enquiries from hospitality businesses that...

12/11
2021
Looking after small businesses to help them work smarter
Posted by Elaine Bellamy on 12/11 at 10:00 AM Cloud hosted telephone systems, Microsoft Teams, Cloud services, IT services, Microsoft 365, Remote working, Wi-Fi,
Looking after small businesses to help them work smarter

I often get asked by small businesses if they are too small to be of any interest to swcomms. My answer is always an emphatic “No”! In fact, small businesses can be extremely satisfying to work with. With a little bit of handholding, we can make a real difference to their business...

09/11
2021
Connect the Classroom update: Wi-Fi for schools
Posted by Daniel Fuller-Smith on 09/11 at 10:00 AM Education, Internet connectivity, Wi-Fi,
Connect the Classroom update Wi-Fi for schools

Back in July, we alerted schools to the funding available from the Department of Education (DfE) to upgrade their Wi-Fi solutions. Since then, we have been busy undertaking site surveys and installations to transform the connectivity provided in schools, with the application deadline...

05/10
2021
Primary schools benefiting from improved internet and Wi-Fi connectivity
Posted by Elaine Bellamy on 05/10 at 10:00 AM Education, Internet connectivity, Wi-Fi,
Primary schools benefiting from improved internet and Wi-Fi connectivity

We recently used our blog to bring attention to the Connect the Classroom programme, which is being rolled out to schools that have been struggling with poor Wi-Fi. I thought it was worthwhile to remind schools in the Plymouth area that they may also benefit from a scheme to improve...

01/10
2021
Look after your LAN and your Wi-Fi to stay productive
Posted by Ian Temple-Edwards on 01/10 at 10:00 AM IT services, Wi-Fi,
Look after your LAN and your Wi-Fi to stay productive

Hands up, if you are still working in the office...even just some of the time. No doubt, you will want to work as productively as possible while you are on site and yet everyone seems more concerned about home workers!The pandemic saw IT teams scramble to equip their colleagues...

13/07
2021
Connect the Classroom funding pilot offers improved Wi-Fi to schools
Posted by Daniel Fuller-Smith on 13/07 at 10:00 AM Education, Wi-Fi,
Connect the Classroom funding pilot offers improved Wi-Fi to schools

We have been informed that there is Department of Education funding available to improve the wireless infrastructure in schools. This Connect the Classroom pilot scheme will help schools fund new access points and switches to meet the extra strain being put on Wi-Fi solutions by the...

18/06
2021
Are you aware of the Wi-Fi vulnerability that could affect all your wireless devices?
Posted by Daniel Fuller-Smith on 18/06 at 10:00 AM IT services, Security, Wi-Fi,
Are you aware of the Wi-Fi vulnerability that could affect all your wireless devices?

Have you heard of a “fragattack”? Until a week ago, I hadn’t heard of them either, but it is fast becoming the biggest threat to your Wi-Fi and devices connected to your router.Some believe that this latest vulnerability has been in existence since 1997! Researchers found that...

11/06
2021
Schools need to arm themselves against hackers
Posted by Daniel Fuller-Smith on 11/06 at 10:00 AM Education, Security, Wi-Fi,
Schools need to arm themselves against hackers

As government, retail and newspaper websites were brought down for an hour due to an issue with their cloud hosting provider this week, it was reported that two schools were struggling with their own server issues. Skinners' Kent Academy and Skinners' Kent Primary School were forced...

04/05
2021
Why are independent schools upgrading their local area networks and Wi-Fi?
Posted by Yvonne Dennis on 04/05 at 10:00 AM Education, Internet connectivity, Wi-Fi,
Why are independent schools upgrading their local area networks and Wi-Fi?

We published numerous blogs on the pain points experienced by schools during the pandemic, but I wanted to draw attention to the particular challenges being faced by independent schools regarding their local area networks (LANs) and Wi-Fi. Most independent schools are located on...

27/04
2021
Communications and IT challenges faced by manufacturers
Posted by Joe Kavanagh on 27/04 at 10:00 AM Manufacturing, Telephone systems, Wi-Fi,
Manufacturing phone system and Wi-Fi needs

Most of the manufacturing industry has been able to work throughout the pandemic. They may have been forced to close at first but being businesses that could not operate wholly from home, most remained open after the initial lockdown. While this industry did not have had the...

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