When People Move So Must the Network

The driving force of our DNA means that we’re compelled to use technology to our utmost benefit. In doing so, there is no question that technology and communications will have – and already have had – a socio-economic impact on each of our lives (unless you’re one of the small minority that wishes to exist in a totally “off grid” compound). So, how do we each ensure that it works for us, and that by creating value and benefits for all [...]

6 cyber security questions you should be asking…

Independent research among UK businesses of 1,000 or more employees revealed that ransomware cost mid to large businesses £346 million to their bottom line last year alone. And the way things are going… we’re certain this figure will rise in 2018. IT disaster strikes are more a case of ‘when’ than ‘if’ so, how can you remain in control when your business becomes a target. No-one said running a business is easy, and this is particularly so when an IT disaster [...]

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Cyber Security: Combating Malware, Botnets & Phishing Attacks

Cyber Security: Combatting Malware, Botnets & Phishing Attacks Is your company losing to cyber criminals As organisations put barriers in place to protect their data, attackers continue to release new varieties of computer crime and advanced ways of discovering and exploiting weaknesses. From powerful Botnets that can take websites offline for days to browser malware that undertakes fraudulent financial transactions. Cybercrime is no longer a market for the faint-hearted, with highly skilled online criminals creating, buying and exchanging forward-thinking tools that enable them to embezzle [...]

Questions Google can’t answer when it comes to Connectivity, Tech and Security

Questions Google can’t answer when it comes to Connectivity, Tech and Security

  Why does awarding tenders to the lowest price bidder not make sense? Companies and organisations today are constantly under pressure to produce low cost highly efficient solutions. A frightening thought is that every Government tenders, particularly for infrastructure projects such as to build the HS2 railway, Hospitals or Schools, are always awarded to the lowest price bidder. Indeed, electronic tender evaluation Apps have been created to design a “reverse auction” process to get companies to bid against the current lowest [...]

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We join forces to create super network services

PW Data Group and Talk Straight have joined forces to create the ultimate network solution for you. Specialising in complete internet connectivity which is 100% industry focussed, the combination of services means even more advanced technology that is cost-effective. As a specialist networking and technology integrator, we connect people, applications and technology to create a return on investment. In designing and developing bespoke computer networking solutions, this new partnership offers a wider range of services than ever before. With so many [...]

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Questions that Google can’t answer -The face of evolving Networks

If only I could Google the answers to how I could reduce the cost of delivering ICT and what solutions I really need, life would be so simple. In reality these are questions that Google can’t answer. For many years with the advent of the cloud, we have been talking about the benefits of integrated communications technology (ICT) and its capability to pull together voice, data and video. The advent of smart phones has seen accessibility being available not to [...]

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TCO in light of today’s changing ICT service costs and requirements – questions Google can’t answer

Changing service costs and requirements for ICT solutions – TCO (total cost of ownership) questions Google can’t answer The advent of Cloud Computing has changed the way ICT solutions are put together. It creates wider choice for the users and the companies paying for the service, but, what is the TCO for supporting this service and our own ICT solutions? Much is talked about the need to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) for our ICT  requirements but is this the right [...]

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Staying safe when using Public WiFi

Are you safe when using Public WiFi? Public WiFi infrastructure is growing rapidly. With so much focus on getting ourselves connected, have we actually stopped to consider how secure these connections actually are?  It’s worth doing your homework in order to verify a network that’s open or not familiar to you when accessing public WiFi hotspots. It’s pretty easy for someone who wants to intercept your data to set up a network called “Free WiFi” or any other variation that includes a [...]

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

Time for a 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. It may not be as simple as just a router upgrade, consider this: A wireless network will have a different network address range than your wired network, and your router must support at least two network [...]

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Top reasons to implement a Network Monitoring System

Do you 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 Why Network Monitoring Solutions? 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 [...]