Staying Connected: Keeping your Business Running While Waiting for Your Internet Connection

The ways businesses connect with customers, other firms and government is changing. Customers now expect to be able to deal with companies they do business with online, suppliers often have electronic ordering systems, and some government departments now require reporting to be done through online portals. It's no surprise, therefore, that in 2014, nearly 95% of Australian businesses had access to the internet. Unfortunately, a new internet connection can take some time to install; wait times for standard ADSL connections are about 10 working days, and for connections to the National Broadband Network (NBN), up to four weeks. Read More 

Commercial Data Centre: Organising the Cabling Network

When building or upgrading your commercial data centre, there are different factors that you must evaluate to ensure that maximum efficiency will be achieved. One of the critical considerations is the organisation of the pertinent room. In simple terms, the data centre will consists of numerous components such as servers, end devices, network switches and the data cabling. If these are not managed properly in the physical space, you will experience difficulties when troubleshooting and performing repairs and maintenance tasks. Read More 

Features to Prioritise When Considering a Home Security System

Investing in a home security system is not simply about opting for bells and jingles that will cause a ruckus the moment your home is breached. With advancements in technology, these security systems now offer a myriad of features that not only work toward protecting your home, but could also decrease your insurance premiums due to the measures you have taken to keep your residence and belongings safe. As such, it is always best to know what are the pertinent features that you would need that would enhance the overall security of your home. Read More 

5 Reasons Your Computer Might Be Crashing

Most of the time, crashes are only a minor inconvenience, but when they happen regularly, it's a signal that something is likely to be wrong. Below are five of the major causes of PC crashes and what can be done about them. 1. Viruses & Malware From the early days of the internet, this has been a huge problem for computer users. The moment that your computer starts acting strangely, this should be a prompt to run a scan—they are simple to do and can be done in the background while other programs are being used. Read More 

Understanding Building Management Systems

For large buildings and industrial facilities, managing various devices located in different locations may prove difficult. This results in wastage and misuse of various facilities and, consequently, higher energy costs. Fortunately, an automated way of managing building facilities presents itself thanks to building system controls. What is building system automation? Building system automation is the interlinking or networking of various building facilities and managing them from a central control unit. This means that a networked interface is created that communicates with all the connected devices and manages their functioning. Read More