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5 Wi-Fi Myths Busted

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5 Wi-Fi myths busted Wi-Fi networks grow exponentially and there is a need for it, because of the many client devices like smartphones, tablets and wireless Internet of Things (IoT). Here are 10 Wi-Fi Myths related to wireless service availability, performance and security. Myth No. 1 – Turn the transmit power (“Tx”) to the maximum level on the Access Point …

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Meet the consultant behind the bow tie

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Laurie, how did you get involved with the industry, tell me your background…. Did you always want to work in ICT? When I finished school, I didn’t have a plan or goal. Nothing new there. I had a bit of a desire to work in electronics and after finishing school. After about a year, I was offered a radio technician …

New Zealand 2017 Conference, and not enough ham…

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The Conferences in New Zealand are still a relatively a new initiative for BICSI South Pacific. 2017 was only our third year, however it was a record breaking conference and exhibition with over 400 visitors passing through those double doors over the day, and a sold out exhibition space… Now, we all know how boring cabling is, (at least that’s …

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Cabling is boring

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In your spare time, I guess you love to think about Male Modular Plugs UTP RJ12 Connectors, sometimes dreaming about how incredible it is that twisted pairs were invented. They bring such colour and purpose to life. When you walk into the office and see the royal blue CAT6A patch leads from inside the 42RU server rack, it puts such …

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Why AI Could Be Your Next Doctor

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IDC’s recent Health Insights report on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Cognitive Computing adoption in Asia/Pacific believes that the healthcare market – hospitals, life sciences/medical devices/health insurance companies – will be one of the significant early movers for acceptance of the technology in the region. The report, entitled ‘IDC PeerScape: Cognitive/AI Practices for Healthcare in Asia/Pacific’ outlines the best practices for …

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US Cities Embrace Digital Technologies to Become ‘Smart’

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Los Angeles, New York, Chicago are the smartest cities in the US, based on a recent ABI Research Smart Cities report. Cities were evaluated across various metrics such as deployment of LED streetlights, smart meters, renewable energy, electric mobility, smart parking, mobility-as-a-service (MaaS), vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technologies, smart waste and first-responder communications. “New York has the highest deployment of LED streetlights …

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IoT Impacting IT Infrastructure from Edge to the Cloud

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A recent report from 451 Research found that the massive amounts of data generated by the Internet of Things (IoT) is already having a significant impact on enterprise IT. In the latest Voice of the Enterprise: IoT – Workloads and Key Projects, analysts found that organisations deploying IoT are planning increases in storage capacity (32.4%), network edge equipment (30.2%), server …

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New NZ Contract and Commercial Law Act

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On 1 September 2017, the New Zealand Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017, came into force, bringing together 13 commercial statutes into one. While not substantively changing the law, the new Act makes laws more accessible and user-friendly for modern audiences, and to ensure consistency across various statutes. The Consumer Protection website provides a list of the original statutes that …

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Sydney’s ‘Future Street’ project to showcase IoT to public

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The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), IoT Alliance Australia (IoTAA) and the Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand (SCCANZ) recently announced a collaboration to build the street of the future in Sydney’s CBD. The installation – The Future Street – is to be part of AILA’s national Festival of Landscape Architecture, a four-day celebration on conceiving, reimagining and transforming …

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Australian Manufacturing surges in August: Ai Group

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Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) recently reported a surge in domestic manufacturing, with the nation’s Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI) reporting six of its seven activity sub-indexes expanding last month, with production (up 2.4 points to 61.4) and new orders (up 8.5 points to 64.3) especially strong. Commenting on the report, Ai Group Chief Executive, Innes Willox, said: “A particularly …

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Five AI Myths to steer clear of

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Gartner Research warns of getting caught up in the current hype about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and believing some of the things being said about it; so it published a paper to ‘bust’ some of the more common AI ‘myths’ getting around. Hype isn’t always a bad thing. Within limits, it fosters attention, investment and innovation. A little bit of hype …

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New certification to improve managed Wi-Fi network performance

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Wi-Fi Alliance recently introduced two enhancements for Wi-Fi Certified Vantage program to elevate the user experience in dynamic, managed-network environments ranging from large-scale deployments in venues, airports, and subway stations, to enterprise and service provider-managed residential networks. Wi-Fi Vantage devices will soon include functionality to enable quick, secure authentication and consistent, quality connections in Wi-Fi networks through two new Wi-Fi …

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Record Ethernet Switch Port Sales

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A recent Dell’Oro Group report stated that the Ethernet Switch – Layer 2+3 market posted the highest growth in two years, as sales grew 7% year-over-year (YoY), driven by a surprising rebound in the Campus Switching market. Both Multi-gigabit (NBASE-T) and 100 Gigabit Ethernet shipments surpassed one million ports in Q2 2017. Notably, 100 Gigabit Ethernet grew ten-fold YoY, driven …

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Australian economy grows 0.8% in Q2: ABS

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Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows the Australian economy grew by 0.8% in seasonally adjusted chain volume terms during Q2 2017. In Q2, domestic spending increased 1.0%, driven by a 0.7% growth in household consumption, with expenditure on food, clothing and household furnishings increasing. Dwelling construction grew a moderate 0.2%, with growth primarily in New South Wales …

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5 Wi-Fi Myths Busted

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5 Wi-Fi myths busted Wi-Fi networks grow exponentially and there is a need for it, because of the many client devices like smartphones, tablets and wireless Internet of Things (IoT). Here are 10 Wi-Fi Myths related to wireless service availability, performance and security. Myth No. 1 – Turn the transmit power (“Tx”) to the maximum level on the Access Point …

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New IEEE IT Healthcare Standard

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The IEEE Standards Association recently released the IEEE 11073-20702—Health informatics: Point-of-Care Medical Device Communication—Standard for Medical Devices Communication Profile for Web Services. IEEE 11073 family of standards are utilised to structure data and enable data transmission across multiple healthcare devices, ensuring effective interoperability and communication between medical, health care and wellness devices, as well as with external computer systems. IEEE …

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Global IP Traffic to Exceed 3 Zettabytes and IoT to account for half of global and connections by 2021

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Over the next five years (2016 – 2021), global digital transformation will continue to have a significant impact on the demands and requirements of IP networks, according to Cisco’s Visual Networking Index (VNI) Complete Forecast. Over the forecast period, global IP traffic is expected to increase three-fold reaching an annual run-rate of 3.3 zettabytes by 2021, up from an annual …

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Meet the consultant behind the bow tie

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Laurie, how did you get involved with the industry, tell me your background…. Did you always want to work in ICT? When I finished school, I didn’t have a plan or goal. Nothing new there. I had a bit of a desire to work in electronics and after finishing school. After about a year, I was offered a radio technician …

New Zealand 2017 Conference, and not enough ham…

In BICSI Blog by info@bicsi.com.au

The Conferences in New Zealand are still a relatively a new initiative for BICSI South Pacific. 2017 was only our third year, however it was a record breaking conference and exhibition with over 400 visitors passing through those double doors over the day, and a sold out exhibition space… Now, we all know how boring cabling is, (at least that’s …

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Cabling is boring

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In your spare time, I guess you love to think about Male Modular Plugs UTP RJ12 Connectors, sometimes dreaming about how incredible it is that twisted pairs were invented. They bring such colour and purpose to life. When you walk into the office and see the royal blue CAT6A patch leads from inside the 42RU server rack, it puts such …

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NZ govt invests $270K to inspire young women into tech sector careers

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An investment of over NZ$270,000 in the technology mentoring program Shadow Tech Days is being made by the New Zealand government to help inspire more young women into technology related careers. Announcing the program, Youth Minister Nikki Kaye said: “This program, run by NZ Tech, connects participants with women working in the tech sector, as well as women studying technology …

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Strong NZ job market provides career opportunities

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According to New Zealand’s Workplace Relations and Safety Minister, Michael Woodhouse, the strong and growing NZ job market provides great opportunities to get more Kiwis into life-long careers. Woodhouse, along with Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister, Steven Joyce, recently released the 2016 update of the ‘Building Skilled and Safe Workplaces’ chapter of the Business Growth Agenda, which contains 55 …

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We have a new RCDD

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Last Thursday, Paul Collins – ICT Consultant at Aurecon in Adelaide – sat and passed the RCDD exam, to earn the esteemed RCDD credential. Paul had been diligently studying the BICSI Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual (TDMM) leading up to the exam, and attended the DD102 course in Melbourne the week before to bolster his knowledge.

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IEEE Approves IEEE 802.3bz Standard

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IEEE Approves IEEE 802.3bz Standard for 2.5 Gbps and 5 Gbps over Existing Cabling On 10 November, IEEE officially published IEEE 802.3bz-2016 – Standard for Ethernet Amendment: Media Access Control Parameters, Physical Layers and Management Parameters for 2.5 Gbps and 5 Gbps Operation.

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NZ Government targets 50,000 apprentices

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New Zealand’s Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister, Steven Joyce recently announced NZ$183 million in funding for work-based training in 2017, as the Government announces a new target to have 50,000 people to be training in apprenticeships by 2020.

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