The Epochalyps…

Why the year 2038 is not just another normal year Besides love and death, time is arguably one of the most-loved subjects by poets. Now, poets and the world of data and computing don’t traditionally go together. Where time (or at least the representation of time) is concerned, however, a healthy respect for it is due, because as the poets…

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Why Facebook went down

A look at how the system can fail Facebook is a big company, with a lot of very smart people that keep it running smoothly and make sure its users can stay connected to its network and their social media lives. So how does it happen that such a big company, with so many smart people, effectively disconnected itself from…

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Advantages of VoIP

It is difficult to imagine, but 2022 will mark 30 years since the first GSM phone (the early version of the cell phone for younglings that don’t know) was sold in South Africa. The revolutionary Orbitel 901 was the car phone that received the first SMS, and that’s about it. No memory, no connectivity, no idea what bandwidth is, and…

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Standalone 5G VS Non-standalone 5G

Controversy can be a good thing, especially if it leads to meaningful debate rather than violence and prejudice. It can force us as a human race to do better and to be better. It can highlight areas of social injustice that simply cannot continue like it always has. Controversy can also be rather peculiar as 5G so clearly showed. A…

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Why small businesses should consider an IP CCTV camera system

Safety and security is a top priority in your personal and professional life. We all want to keep our loved ones and possessions safe, preferably without breaking the bank. At your place of business, safety and security is multi-faceted. Keeping an eye on your location is about more than just preventing a potential theft and loss of income. It’s about…

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Internet challenges of working from home that ruins productivity

Do we really need to say it… working from home has become a reality for many. It might not be a permanent state and many companies have successfully adopted a hybrid working system filled with people working from home, others in the office, and many online meetings. For some, working from home has increased productivity, for others, it has destroyed…

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How do you know if a hosted PABX is the right option for your business?

If you have a business, you will be making phone calls at one point or another. For many small businesses, it’s enough to have a cellphone, but as your business grows, you need a bit more than just that. There are few options available to you – traditional analogue lines, hosted PABX, or onsite PABX.  Of these options, you will…

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What are the differences between a hosted PABX and an onsite PABX?

A PABX is a Private Automated Branch Exchange and you will often find it referred to as simply a PBX. In its most basic form, a PABX is simply a system that acts like a switchboard where a call is received on the main access number (or a direct number) and then routed to the correct receiver within the company.…

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Premise Cabling

Company cabling needs Just about all the devices in a Company’s IT, CCTV, ICT, Data, or Technology have one thing in common – they all need Premise Cabling. This cabled infrastructure needs to be properly installed and maintained to make all the connected devices work in harmony, what’s more, its quality needs to be adequate enough to allow the connected…

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PABX And VoIP

VoIP When we told our Sales Director about VoIP a couple of years ago, his only reaction was to frown. Fast forward a few years and VoIP has become general knowledge and a go-to for many companies and service providers. The tech has developed in leaps and bounds and today internet phone calls (VoIP) can be made with greater certainty,…

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