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Activo Is Growing the Mo’s – Support Our Movember Efforts!

by Kevin Gillingham | Nov 18, 2016

It’s that time of year again! It’s the time when Mo Bros (and Mo Sistas) unite to grow out their moustaches and raise funds for men’s health. Activo is joining the cause – supporting the Movember Foundation as they work to boost awareness and increase access to the tests and treatments that stop men from […]

5 Trends for Designing Future-Ready Data Centres

by Kevin Gillingham | Oct 26, 2016

The demand being placed on networks around the world is growing as users want a wealth of fresh content at ever faster speeds. Data centres and networks need to be engineered to keep pace with the changes. CommScope recently published an article exploring the evolution of connected, efficient data centres. We’ve highlighted the five key […]

3 Ways to Maximize the Security of Your Security Systems

by Kevin Gillingham | Oct 13, 2016

You have security cameras and a Video Management System (VMS) set up. Your doors are controlled, requiring validated credentials from anyone who wants to gain access. But what about the system itself? Is it secure? Whether it’s a stranger hacking into a video monitor or accessing confidential emails, security is a major concern for companies […]

IP Traffic to Triple by 2020 as 1 Billion New Users and 10 Billion New Devices Join the Global Internet Community [Infographic]

by Kevin Gillingham | Sep 22, 2016

IP Networks have become essential in today’s business landscape – whether you work in an office, out of your home, at a remote site, or on the road. More than ever before, IP networks need to support an increasing number of users and devices to let people connect, communicate, collaborate, and consume over faster, more […]

5 Trends for an Increasingly Mobile Workforce

by Kevin Gillingham | Aug 31, 2016

More than ever, mobile devices are becoming a central part of people’s day-to-day lives. They’re how we find information, keep in touch with friends and family, stay on top of our calendars – they’re even how we work. Of the three billion participants in our global workforce, 80% of them don’t work at a desk, […]

The Future Looks Bright with Cisco’s Digital Ceiling

by Kevin Gillingham | Aug 05, 2016

The Internet of Things (IoT) is bringing about changes across a range of industries – connecting people, places, processes, and things to create new opportunities to streamline operations and cut costs. Success means pushing digital intelligence to its limits to enable more accurate, agile infrastructures. Cisco is leading the way with its Digital Ceiling, which […]

Network Cabling Considerations

by Kevin Gillingham | Jul 21, 2016

The third installment of our ‘It’s Your Move’ series is dedicated to cabling considerations. Previously we explored business phone systems and bandwidth considerations for those who are moving or expanding their offices. When you expand your office or acquire a new space, it is inevitable that you will need to either augment or replace the existing cabling. […]

3 Ways Future-Ready Cabling Prepares Networks for the Internet of Things

by Kevin Gillingham | Jul 14, 2016

In 2016, the number of internet-connected devices will grow by 30% to over 6 billion units globally. That number will soar to 20.8 billion connected devices by 2020. In the Internet of Things (IoT), every signal transmitted matters – whether it’s a security camera guaranteeing 24/7 monitoring, an HD display running information bulletins, or a […]