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Keeping on top of data security tips and suggestions

Data Security – tips to keep you safe

Threats to data security are always emerging, here are some pointers to keep you safe: In modern-day applications, data encryption has become an essential part of development. Every single piece of data has its own importance, and we can’t leave them vulnerable, without any encryption mechanisms or security features in place therefore data security is paramount. Encryption of data has become a major safeguard for data which resides in databases, file systems and other applications which transmit this data. Given the magnitude [...]

Value Add by choosing the right technology and Data Centre

Value add in the Data Center

How can I choose the right Solution? Large-scale computer systems have been around for a while, and many people are already familiar with the term Data Center. In the 1940’s, computers were so large that individual rooms had to be specially set aside to house them. Even the steady miniaturization of the computer did not initially change this arrangement because the functional scope increased to such an extent that the systems still required the same amount of space. Even today, with [...]

tips and suggestions for effective network monitoring

Top reasons to implement a Network Monitoring System

Why use Network Monitoring? Network monitoring brings the following benefits: Optimize network reliability Visualise network topology Stay in touch with your network Understand capacity utilisation Troubleshoot device and traffic issues Save time in network administration Track trends Improve the bottom line Optimize Reliability The most basic function of a network monitoring solution is to indicate whether a device (such as a router, switch, server, database, etc.) is working or not. You don’t want to have to wait for the phone to start ringing because people are experiencing performance issues. A proactive [...]

what to consider when looking a router upgrade

If you’re thinking about a router upgrade consider this first

Wireless Router Upgrade Your router, the connection point for internal networks to link to the outside world, may not be suitable for a wireless network. Even routers that don’t include wireless support need to accommodate different network configurations to support a WLAN. Maybe it might be time for a router upgrade. A wireless network will have a different network address range than your wired network, and your router must support at least two network ranges. Companies with visitors often provide a [...]

IT Strategy 2017 - putting the customer first

Is putting your Customer first at the heart of your IT Strategy for 2017?

According to the latest research from Barclays, 2016 was the year when Small to Medium sized Businesses leveraged the power IT technology offers them. The availability of better technology has been the single more important contributor to business growth this year with the trend set to follow well in to 2017. Growth and improving efficiency continue to be key drivers for SME’s – developing technology is a cost-effective way of staying ahead of competitors. Research by Deloitte also confirms the importance [...]

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Wireless Signal Obstacles

Wireless networks aren’t magic, they´re radio. Just as your car radio signal drops because of distance or obstacles like buildings, mountains, and tunnels, your wireless network signal has limitations. In fact, a wireless network signal is much less robust than a radio station because of the frequency used. While a mountain will block a radio station, a filing cabinet might block your network connection. These are just some of the wireless signal obstacles that can occur within any network. Obvious [...]

General rules for data cable installation to improve network connectivity

Your IT Road Map : Data Cabling and Installation

Data Cable Pathways The cable must have a defined route that will protect it according to the environment in which it exists. No standard exists that details exactly what kind of cable pathway is required in different circumstances and generally engineers are expected to use common sense to ensure the cable is adequately protected. What is clear however that the cable routes cannot be abandoned to chance with installers allowed to pick any random route from A to B. There [...]

Clamp down on wireless access loopholes for increased efficiency

Clamp Down on Unauthorized Access Loopholes

Concerned about access point security? A “rogue” access point is one that users set up for themselves, usually by going to an electronics superstore and buying a consumer router with wireless support for £30. No security, no authentication, and no management, but they blow a giant hole in your security wall. It is vital to review your access point security. The second way users either purposefully or accidentally destroy your security is through turning on Ad Hoc mode on their wireless [...]

What is Cloud Computing?

What is Cloud Computing? Cloud computing is being spoken as the latest technology strategy that´s going to change the way business run. Cloud has even reached our TV screens pushed by some of the key Cloud players such as BT, Amazon EC2 and Google. But what is this “Cloud” and what does it mean to your company? Some have compared Cloud computing to the supply of electricity – The user doesn´t know where it comes from or how it works, but when they [...]

Wireless technology in healthcare

Wireless Technology in Health Care

What are the benefits of Wireless Technology in Healthcare? There are now many wireless applications and technologies improving performance and increasing efficiency in the Healthcare environment. Increasingly, organisations in data intensive industries such as healthcare are deploying sophisticated wireless LANs to support the latest mobile applications and next-generation wireless services, including Location based services, Fixed to Mobile Convergence (FMC) and Voice over Internet (VoIP). Health organisations implementing these Wireless LAN strategies are embracing business value and increased efficiency that accurate location [...]