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IP and Cabling – The Debate on IP Convergence

The Debate Surrounding IP Convergence: IP is defined as ‘Internet Protocol’ and IP Convergence is a term few will describe with precision. The heavy use of the term in popular culture has raised IP convergence (aka ‘IP Everywhere’) to cultural icon status, leading managers on to ask the critical question, “So, what is our IP […]

Infrastructure 13 November 2014

Structured Network Infrastructures

New Challenges for Structured Network Infrastructures: Technology is converging at an ever increasing rate, presenting managers of network infrastructures with a number of new challenges. These managers must now be well versed not only in the installation and support of integrated voice, data, video & building management products over wired networks, but also with wireless […]

Infrastructure 5 November 2014

Infrastructure and the CAPEX versus OPEX question

Infrastructure Solutions: performance, quality & cost. When asked about what to look for in a network infrastructure solution, my starting points are usually performance and quality. Feedback from our studies show that these are often the top two requirements, but cost is never far behind. ‘No surprise there’ you might say, however depending on the […]

Infrastructure 10 September 2014

Managing offices in a changing environment

Managing offices for future networking trends: Probably the most certain feature of networks in the office is uncertainty. Although the acceleration of developments in networking is not set to decline, it is possible to prepare for future networking trends and their impact on businesses in general, and upon offices in particular. The traditional role of […]

Infrastructure 2 September 2014

Snakes in the Closet?

Network infrastructure isn’t known for it’s aesthetic value Let’s be honest, network infrastructure (cabling) isn’t known for it’s aesthetic value. Rarely does it go on display in museums or on the pages of art books or magazines. We’re not likely to see the inside of a data center in an art gallery any time soon! […]

Infrastructure 14 August 2014

Patch cords are your weakest link

Finding the weak link in your cabling It’s a commonly known fact in the cabling industry that patch cords can be the “weak link” in any end-to-end infrastructure solution. Like anything in life, weak links need to be repaired in order for any solution to work effectively. Historically, many businesses focused on the cable performance […]

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Optimizing the Cost per Bit

Bandwidth or Capacity? It is clear that our insatiable appetite for increased bandwidth, whether over a wired or wireless network, is fed only at the right price. However let’s be clear it is not a choice of price alone, but a decision on what bandwidth or capacity one gets for the price or the ‘cost […]

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