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What is Multi-CDN Strategy
Administrator 01/16/2020

A Content Delivery Network (“CDN”) is a network of proxy servers and data centres, specifically designed to provide high availability and performance for delivery of Internet content.  Initially mainly confined to media content delivery, their scope has expanded to other types of Internet content. They are frequently used by e-commerce vendors and media companies, who […]

How to Troubleshoot When Installing a Router
Administrator 11/09/2019

At the heart of every network is a router.  It’s a bit like a traffic policeman, making sure that inbound and outbound traffic ends up on the correct network and regulating the traffic flow so it conforms with Quality of Service and maximises traffic flow. An incorrectly configured router can seriously affect network performance and, […]

3 Strategies to Monitor and Troubleshoot Application Security Policies
Administrator 09/11/2019

Application security policies have been receiving a lot of attention recently as part of an overall corporate security environment. They are required to cover both the applications development process to ensure that security aspects are properly considered in the design and development phases and that the operational environment is also secure. As you can see, […]

4 Tips to Combat Network Siloes
Administrator 08/10/2019

The evolution of IT network silos mirrors the development of IT networks over the last thirty years or so. Back in the day, networks were constructed on a hub and spoke model. The data centre providing IT advice and support lay at the centre, and a well-defined network edge was where the business units operating […]

Administrator 02/18/2019

There is a new concept coming through IT Networking.  Software Defined (“SD-WAN”) networks provide a self-configuring self-healing environment.  The design is such that SD-WAN will lead ultimately to Intent Based networks, where the network will add self-learning to the mix where the network will define its own architecture and redefine it as usage changes and […]

Administrator 01/08/2019

Like most new professions, ICT has undergone a process of growing maturity.  At the outset, it was possible to know virtually all things ICT, and experience and a willingness to learn were the major employment criteria.  Certifications in various disciplines became available as the profession split into areas of specialism and they gradually became accepted […]

Administrator 11/05/2018

Copper-based network cabling has been with us since day one.   The first networks used TV style coax cabling and connectors because it already existed and was known to work. In many cases, manufacturers had already used that style of cabling to connect terminals to mainframes.    Some manufacturers, particularly IBM, developed their own cabling styles, but […]

Four Benefits of structed cabling for your business
Administrator 08/12/2018

The world of IT cabling has changed dramatically over the years from the early vendor specific cabling methods to today’s Structured Cabling environments.  It used to be only copper, then came various varieties of fibre optic cables, and WiFi, wireless and laser and free-space optical connectivity among others.  Even copper as a structured cabling component […]

New network technology updates for you to try out
Administrator 07/15/2018

The network world is constantly changing.  Hardware developments bring developments in software, which in turn bring further advances in hardware and so-on.  Similarly, the complexity of networks has increased.  The core, distribution, access layers model is giving way to Spine and Leaf, and Software Defined Network Access (“SDNA”) is redefining the way we configure and […]