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A Buyer's Guide for Laptops

Technical jargon, flashy promotions and an overwhelming amount of choice can leave you more confused than informed when browsing the market for a new laptop. Knowledge of each component of a laptop helps you better understand what they do, why you need them and what you should be looking for... [more...]

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A Buyer's Guide for Wi-Fi in a Warehouse

Achieving good wireless network coverage in a warehouse can seem like a daunting task. How do I go about filling such a large space with enough Wi-Fi coverage to avoid black spots? What do I need to know? What problems might I encounter? This buyers guide provides you with some thoughts and... [more...]

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BYOD - Pandora's Box or Treasure Chest?

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) allows people to bring their own IT hardware into an organisation to carry out work. This practice has become commonplace in education but less so in business. Some companies have adopted elements of BYOD and some have dived in head first.  Although BYOD... [more...]

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BYOD - The Three Key Elements for Success

If you’re considering "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD), there are 3 things main things you need to consider. Please watch our video on the topic above or read the key points below. Policy The first thing you have to get right is your company policy, by looking at what... [more...]

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Cat5e, Cat6 or Cat6a Data Cabling

It comes down to a cost versus benefits. As a rule of thumb, compared to Cat5e, the cost of Cat6 is about 20% more and Cat6a is about 100% more. So, what do you get for your money? Cat5E Cat5e will support Gigabit Ethernet up to 100m (including patch cords) and the current... [more...]

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Malware and Viruses are a Global Organised Crime

There has been a massive step change in the last few years with attacks on business through Malware and Viruses seeing massive increases in quantity. At the same time, there is also a trend towards more targeted attacks with a greater level of intelligence and detail.  ... [more...]

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The Pros and Cons of Cat6 versus Cat6a Data Cabling

The role of Cat6a cabling is to support 10Gig Ethernet, whereas Cat6 will currently only support Gigabit Ethernet, except for short links.  There are some disadvantages to Cat6a and you need to weigh these up for any particular application. A Cat6a installation will on average cost you... [more...]

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Warning - Don't Insert an RJ11 Plug Into an RJ45 Socket

Data cabling systems normally use RJ45 connectors. These have eight pins. Many analogue phones, however, are fitted with an RJ11 connector. These are smaller and have four pins. It’s easy to insert an RJ11 plug into an RJ45 socket and it will probably work for a voice connection if the... [more...]

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What Network Hardware for Amazon Dash Button?

An Amazon Dash Button will order a specific product for you if you press it. For example, you could locate one next to your dishwasher, press it when you’re low on tablets and it will place an order with Amazon to replenish your stock. You need an internet connection and a wireless... [more...]