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Activo’s First Annual Golf Tournament a Major Success

by Kevin Gillingham | Jul 13, 2012

On June 27, we hosted our 1st Annual Customer Appreciation Golf Tournament at Lionhead Golf and Country Club. The day started out with a little bit of rain, but by mid-morning, it cleared and we enjoyed a perfect day for golf. Highlights Our “Closest to the Pin” contest on the 11th hole was a hit […]

Activo and Cisco Premier Partnership Certification Announcement

by Kevin Gillingham | Jun 25, 2012

Activo is proud to announce that we have been recognized as a Cisco Premier Certified Partner. As a Cisco Premier Certified Partner, Activo will benefit from an increased level of support from Cisco, including access to best-in-class products and services, technical support, productivity tools, and online training. Cisco Premier Certification also expands Activo’s technical competency […]

IPv6: How to get started

by Kevin Gillingham | Jun 21, 2012

On June 6, World IPv6 Day participants, including Akamai, AT&T, Facebook and Google, turned IPv6 support on and left it on. However, a poll conducted by Information Week in May revealed that 38% of poll respondents have no plans to run IPv6 in the foreseeable future. This data provoked Information Week’s writer Andrew Lientz to publish […]

Six Benefits of IPv6

by Kevin Gillingham | Jun 15, 2012

In honour of World IPv6 Day on June 6, Information Week’s Andrew Lientz outlined six additional reasons – aside from the obvious increase of IP addresses – to move from IPv4 and enable IPv6. They are: 1. More Efficient Routing IPv6 reduces the size of routing tables and makes routing more efficient and hierarchical. IPv6 […]

IPv4 depletion and the Move to IPv6

by Kevin Gillingham | May 29, 2012

There are some major changes coming with the way Internet Protocol (IP) works with the growth of the Internet. IPv4 is near depletion and a new version, IPv6, will open up a large amount of new possible IP addresses. This transition requires investment on behalf of IP Infrastructure companies, such as Activo, to ensure that […]

New Area Codes to Come to Ontario Over the Next Year

by Kevin Gillingham | May 13, 2012

Over the next year new area codes will be coming to Ontario, Québec, Manitoba and British Columbia, Canada. Changes will be to the current numbers below: 819 area code in Québec 204 area code in Manitoba 905 area code in Ontario 289 area code in Ontario 416 area code in Ontario 647 area code in […]

Activo Achieves “Expert” Tier with Corning LANscape Network of Preferred Installers

by Kevin Gillingham | Apr 18, 2012

Activo is proud to announce that we are now an “Expert” with Corning LANscape Network of Preferred Installer (NPI) for the 2012 program. A step-by-step well-rounded solution for the increasingly complex optical networks is a much better solution to individual component quick fixes. The need for specially trained fibre optic installers who are up to date with […]

Abandoned Cables and the Risks They Bring

by Kevin Gillingham | Mar 26, 2012

Commonly hidden in ceiling plenum spaces is data cabling that is hazardous and could become a lethal threat in the event of a fire. In most cases, new cabling is routinely added on top of old cabling in order to quickly solve networking problems, resulting in what is known as abandoned cable. Not dealing with […]