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Administrator 12/03/2021

The effects of the pandemic have meant in many cases a move to a cloud server that supports working from home and remote access. This transformation needs to be accomplished at little cost. One option is to use server virtualisation technology to use capacity in the existing infrastructure, or to move to a cloud server […]

Administrator 11/10/2021

Managed Server Providers (‘MSP’) and in-house IT departments see Server Monitoring as a key function to be carried out continuously. Many already have monitoring programmes in place to maintain service levels and keep an eye out for hardware or software issues. Clearly, aiming for best practice will help achieve optimal service provision, and here are […]

Administrator 03/08/2021

A well-configured, performant network is essential to all organisations. In the new world of companies relying on e-commerce as their prime source of income, having IT networking systems available and responsive to customers is an absolute necessity. Linux is the most used IT networking environment with between 80% and 90% of all internet servers running […]

Administrator 11/10/2020

Artificial Intelligence is finding its way into many corners of the IT world. In particular, it is making a name for itself in operations.  The ability of Artificial Intelligence to monitor and make sense of data streams makes it a natural tool to use in monitoring and managing IT environments. How does AIOps fit in? […]

Administrator 09/07/2020

Back in the day, network management was a resource-hungry tedious process.  Network topology and equipment configuration was manual, usually through a command-line interface.  Today, with ever-more complex networks supporting more types of traffic, there isn’t the luxury of time for box-by-box network configuration and management. The current move to Software-Defined Networks (“SDN”), with the ultimate […]

Administrator 06/10/2020

One of the more exciting developments in the normally staid world of networking has been the Internet of Things. (“IoT”) means different things to different people, but in essence, is the prospect of connecting everything digital to everything else digital.  A digital representation of Jung’s collective subconscious perhaps. The number of devices has been growing […]

Administrator 12/18/2019

Recently, WiFi has moved from large corporate environments to implementation of home networks for home and small business offices, domestic internet connections and other IP based applications such as home security and CCTV. Network designers need to keep some practical issues in mind when designing WiFi implementations. There are no real shortcuts to a good […]

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 Factors to Consider When Selecting an Isp for Business
Administrator 10/17/2019

Organisations are now so reliant on the Internet for the conduct of their business that it is no longer a question of “Do we need an Internet Connection” to “What is the best connection for us”.  Loss of an Internet Connection can have a serious effect on business performance, and in the case of online […]

What Is Dark Fibre and Why You Should Start Using It
Administrator 07/12/2019

Fibre optic networks are becoming the transmission medium of choice in today’s networks. The traditional copper-based cabling is on the way to not supporting the high-bandwidth requirements of multi-media sites. Coupled with its life span of about 10 to 15 years, many copper-based UTP installations are needing to be replaced or upgraded. A further motivator […]