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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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Update on new Transpacific cable

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New Zealand’s Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran recently announced that the new Hawaiki Transpacific cable system should be up and running by mid-2018, improving and enhancing New Zealand’s international connectivity.   “This cable will provide significantly more capacity for international data traffic, ensuring our growing domestic demands for data are supported,” said Curran. “It will also increase …

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SA govt backs control centre for IoT satellite network

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Adelaide company Fleet Space Technologies recently secured a AU$500,000 Future Jobs Fund grant from the South Australian government to construct a new mission control centre in Adelaide for its planned global network of 100 nanosatellites to provide communications for IoT applications.   The ‘Mission Control South Australia’ project will create 17 ongoing jobs in IT and advanced manufacturing, more than …

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Global IT Spending to Reach US$3.7 Trillion in 2018

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According the Gartner, global IT spending growth began to turn around in 2017, with continued growth expected over the next few years. However, uncertainty looms as organisations consider the potential impacts of Brexit, currency fluctuations and a possible global recession.   Commenting on the forecast, John-David Lovelock, research vice president at Gartner added: “Despite this uncertainty, businesses will continue to …

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New IT World Order reveals enterprises shifting to off-premises IT by 2019

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In its inaugural Voice of the Enterprise (VotE) Digital Pulse survey, 451 Research found that IT leaders are embracing a new model of off-premises, service-oriented IT solutions and will be looking to harness data in new ways to differentiate themselves in 2018.   The research firm surveyed over 1,000 IT professionals worldwide to take a top-line ‘pulse’ of the state …

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NZ IT Industry Predictions for 2018

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IDC recently issued an extensive list of predictions for New Zealand’s IT industry for 2018 and beyond, after noting the maturity and growth of New Zealand’s digital economy, with many organisations accustomed to leveraging powerful digital innovation platforms.   Over the next two years, IDC expect this will manifest itself in expanding digital developer communities, open innovation ecosystems, hyper-agile application …

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Global Micro Datacentres Market set for Impressive growth

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A recent report on the global micro-datacentre market projects the global micro-mobile datacentre market to exhibit an impressive 21.1% CAGR over the period between 2017 and 2025.   The report, entitled ‘Micro Data Centre Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2017 – 2025’ from ResearchMoz states that reduced deployment time, minimal capital expenditure, and ease …

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Enterprise IT Infrastructure Spending up in 2017

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Recent data from Synergy Research Group showed that, across six key enterprise infrastructure segments, vendor revenues for the last four quarters globally increased by nearly 3% on an annualized basis.   Aggregate revenues for the last four quarters reached US$113 billion, with revenue in each of the last 12 quarters typically in the $26-29 billion range.   ‘Datacentre servers’ comprised …

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Demand for Next Gen Technologies to Grown PON Market

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According to a newly published report by Dell’Oro Group, demand for next generation PON technologies will grow the PON market at 6% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the next five years. Of the next generation PON technologies, XGS-PON is forecast to be the clear winner. “As the two primary next generation PON technologies – XGS-PON and NG-PON2 – work …

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2018 Wi-Fi Predictions

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With more than three billion Wi-Fi devices expected to ship in 2018, and an installed base reaching 9.5 billion, Wi-Fi continues to impact everything from home networking and retail applications to critical business operations around the world. 2018 will present numerous exciting Wi-Fi enhancements, further improving security, capacity and performance.   With the emergence of popular personal assistants and everyday …

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400GbE Drive to Datacentre Ethernet Switch Bandwidth

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In its latest Data Centre Switch Long-Range Forecast Report, Crehan Research predicts that 400 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switches will see initial shipments this year and grow exponentially, driving the majority of datacentre Ethernet switch bandwidth by 2022.   “Beginning with high-density 100GbE systems, we entered a new era of much faster datacentre switch upgrades, and that trend is predicted to …

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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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