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Fibre Optic Testing
Administrator 05/11/2018

In two years or so, we can expect 400Gb fibre broadband speeds in the data centre and we hear that terabyte speeds have been achieved in lab tests. An apparently entirely unconnected statistic is that there will be over 6Billion new smartphone users worldwide in the next four years. Think about it though, more smartphone […]

When is the right time to debug your Datacentre?
Administrator 04/14/2018

Back in the day, to most people debug meant identifying and sorting out the errors in a bit of programming code. Nowadays, it’s a good bit more than that.  The effective functioning of the data centre according to accepted standards is crucial to the business. Most businesses spend time and effort gathering information and statistics […]

How frequently should you change your network design?
Administrator 03/09/2018

Changing a network design is not something you do every day. It can cost time, money and a great deal of effort.  Often network managers shy away from a redesign until forced to do so.  Changing the network structure means changing your physical and logical equipment and configurations, your management procedures, your management metrics and […]

Five things that Network Engineers Hate
Administrator 02/13/2018

Like most jobs, that of a network engineer has good bits and bad bits.   They will differ slightly between that of an IT Support Engineer and that of a network engineer, but there are a few in common. Here are five things that all network engineers hate: Indecisive customers Design engineers particularly hate this one […]

Improve your internet experience through Windows Hosts File
Administrator 01/16/2018

Back in the day, before Windows, we had DOS, a basic command line interface.   We kicked-off our applications from the DOS command line, used tools to manage our computer environment, and became able, if not adept in changing things to make the computer run better. The came Windows.  Simply put, Windows is a graphical interface […]

How Structured Cabling Brings Order From Chaos
Administrator 12/06/2017

Networks are the foundation of all things in IT.  According to one pundit, “If information is the lifeblood of an organisation, then the physical network is the veins and arteries through which it flows”. The concept is very simple.  Connect devices and route information between them. Today, network cabling methods are those of ethernet cabling, […]

Catch network bottlenecks and test LAN, WiFi and WAN links
Administrator 11/08/2017

Nowadays, the IT network and its performance is an essential component of the performance of the overall organisation.  If the organisation is providing network based services, network performance is critical to the success or otherwise of the organisation.  As a result, the choice and application of network tools to manage network performance and to detect […]

Seven strategies to optimise your WAN
Administrator 10/23/2017

Within the realm of IT installation and configuration, WAN optimisation is rather an ambiguous terminology. Nonetheless, it provokes an impression of a process meant to attain cost-effectiveness in the delivery of data throughout an organisation. Even as every expert has a nuanced definition of the term; WAN optimisation revolves around the utilisation of hardware, software and creating strategies […]

Four easy ways to improve your Wi-Fi
Administrator 10/23/2017

Your laptop and other devices tap on the power of the wireless internet. Conveniently, it allows us to surf and work at our convenient space. Certainly, business Wi-Fi is a disruptor. However, nothing frustrates like a slow wireless internet; but you can improve the performance of your Wi-Fi with a few easy tweaks. Indeed, the […]