No-one likes slow networks. Especially in an office environment. Working to strict deadlines is stressful enough. Throw in slow WiFi, poorly optimised servers and printers that never connect; then tensions start to grow. Then IoT came along. Suddenly, more technology comes along to add more strain on your networks. So, what can you do? It’s […]
It was recently announced the TfL are planning to roll out 4G network coverage throughout the London Underground. With Sadiq Khan saying the move is “a really important step” for the millions of people who use the Tube each year. Being the oldest subway network, London Underground poses quite a few challenges for TfL. The […]
Ethernet cables are everywhere. They are the workhorses of the wired network world. These cables are vital when creating a home or business network or establishing internet connections. But what are Ethernet cables? What do they do? Why do you need them? Contents What is Ethernet? What do Ethernet Cables Look Like? What Does an […]
RJ45 connectors are the little square plugs and their associated sockets that are used in network cabling. Most offices will use these for both phone and data connections to avoid complicating things by having to have two different types of connection. Connecting new devices to the network requires a patch lead. These can be bought […]
Security weaknesses have just cost British Airways £183 million. In 2018, hackers carried out a “sophisticated, malicious criminal attack” on BA’s website. Personal and financial details were stolen from 380,000 transactions. Names, email addresses and credit card details, including CVV numbers, were taken. Under GDPR rules, companies who allow others to access personal or identifia...
We’ve all done it. You’re sat at home and you receive an email. “You’re owed £500 on your tax refund – please claim now.” Suddenly, it happens. The thoughts trickle into your brain. What could I spend that £500 on? A holiday? New clothes? Finally, you can pay off that money you put on your […]
Earthquakes are dangerous and unpredictable. In 2004, an undersea earthquake in the Indian Ocean triggered a Tsunami that killed 225,000 people. In 2010, Haiti was destroyed by an earthquake which killed 222,000 people. Unfortunately, unlike other natural disasters, there are no reliable ways to predict when an earthquake will happen. Let alone how strong it […]
You’ve just spent the last hour frantically working on a huge document. It’s going great and you’re so proud of yourself! But then! Lightning strikes! No really, Lightning has struck and the whole street has a power cut. And you forgot to save. Great! But not if you have a UPS. If you’d had a […]
When networks are first installed, the cables are generally tidy and unobtrusive. Over time, however, you make additions and changes which can lead to a sprawl of cables which not only look unsightly but can also present a hazard. Keeping network cables tidy or hiding them altogether is, therefore, something that exercises the mind of […]
You’ve been looking forward to the latest episode of “Cats In Clothing” for months. You settle down with your dinner and load up the episode. And it’s buffering. And buffering. And buffering. You were promised superfast broadband, and you don’t think you’re getting anywhere near that. It’s time to check your internet speed. Why Should […]
Server racks are an indispensable part of any data centre set up. But whether you are a smaller business with just one rack or a large company with dozens, it’s vitally important that you plan the installation of your racks carefully. This not only serves to ensure that things run smoothly now but helps to […]
We may be living in a wireless world, but Ethernet can still outperform Wi-Fi on signal quality, data speed and network scalability. It’s not just for computing either; technologies such as cameras, phone systems and sensor installations also make use of Ethernet connectivity. Having a wired network, whether in your business or at home, gives […]
Computer networks are complicated. Unnecessarily complicated. Growing technologies across all sectors are putting a strain on traditional setups. So, D-link are fighting back. Nuclias helps battle unnecessarily complex networks with a cloud-managed network solution! D-Link Nuclias helps to decrease the complexity of the networks by offering visibility, security and automation in one place. All whi...
Network cables make IT magic happen. They connect devices and transfer data between them. But, “Network Cable” is a bit of a catch-all term. In fact, there a quite a few types of Network cables, such as communication cables, computer cables and more. A Really Brief History of Network Cables Once upon a time, computers […]
Productivity is your main business goal. You need a network which can keep your factory operating productively. Reliability, easy management and durability are all factors you need to consider when choosing your network switches. But with technology advancing at such an alarming rate, your network needs to be customisable and adaptable. Is your network infrastructure […]