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Benefits of Leased Lines for Businesses

Imagine, if you will, that your Internet connection is a busy motorway, with numerous other users zipping “to and fro”. At rush hour it’ll take you a lot longer to complete your journey than at quieter times. This varying service level can have significant business impacts, leading to lower levels of computational and communication efficiency.…

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WANs vs LANs for Businesses

Luminet promises to “take away the debate about public and hybrid cloud and turn your WAN into your LAN”. The obvious questions that follow are: What are WANs and LANs? What are differences between WANs and LANs? How does Luminet effectively bridge this gap? What is a LAN? LAN is an acronym for “Local Area…

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An Introduction to Firewalls

Essentially, firewalls are software or hardware components designed to protect networks from each other. They are used for controlling the traffic entering and leaving. Think of them as the security detectors in airports; anything untoward and you are turned away. Firewalls use filters to manage the traffic. These filters are a set of rules that…

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The Future of the Internet

For years now, the internet has been changing our lives. The way we live, work, produce and consume has evolved extensively due to digital technologies. However, advancements have disrupted many government and business models. As we enter what has been coined as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the challenge is balancing further expansion into the digital…

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Top 5 Benefits of Network Monitoring

Businesses are investing more money into network management software than ever before. IT infrastructures are becoming increasingly complex and having a comprehensive monitoring and security system is paramount for your network. Ensuring a business network stays in working order is of upmost importance. This will require a solution that has a variety of functions, including…

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Internet Downtime in Business: Part 2

Part 1 of Internet Downtime in Business explained what downtime is and how it could affect a business. This guide will continue to shine a light on the tricky and often frustrating downtime black hole by pin-pointing a variety of causes. In part 1, downtime, latency, jitter and packet loss were discussed. These can be…

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How is the internet shaping how media and communications companies operate?

Media and entertainment companies The Internet of Things is still very much a baby in terms of development, but the media industry has already begun constructing digital building blocks to make it a reality. The giants of publishing and broadcasting have already begun transferring to digital businesses strategies. They have harnessed appropriate IT infrastructures and…

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Increasing PC performance through intelligent optimisation

PCs and laptops can become sluggish as hard disks are crammed with temporary and abandoned files. Not only do they run slowly, but internet history and cookies pose a risk to privacy and security. Having an optimised pc, solo or a whole network, helps liberate disk space, increase safety and ensure the network is running…

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The Importance of Cyber Security

We all live in a world which is networked together, from internet banking to government infrastructure, and thus, network protection is no longer an optional extra. Cyber-attack is now an international concern, as high-profile breaches have given many concerns that hacks and other security attacks could endanger the global economy. A cyber-attack is a deliberate…

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The importance of Reliable IT solutions in the Finance Sector

The past decade has witnessed an all-embracing convergence of computing, communications, information and knowledge which has shaped the way we think, work and live. The evolution of high-speed networks and the falling costs of computing power is making applications unimagined in the past, real possibilities in today’s modern society. Images, files, video, data and voice…

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