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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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Smart City IoT Platforms Leveraging Standards and Open Source

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In a very crowded IoT platform ecosystem, multiple vendors are targeting the smart-cities vertical with optimised and dedicated solutions and vying for dominance in this very promising segment, according to a recent study by ABI Research.   While established players like Cisco and Verizon excel in the width and depth of functionality offered across the value chain and vertical segments, …

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Smart City Spending to Reach $28 Billion in AP 2018: Report

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According to a recent IDC report, the spending on technologies that will enable Smart-City initiatives is expected to reach US$28.3 billion this year in Asia Pacific region (excluding Japan)   The report, entitled ‘Worldwide Smart Cities Spending Guide’ provides a comprehensive outlook at the technology investments associated with a range of Smart Cities priorities and use cases. As these initiatives …

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Roadmap to Harness $1.5 billion NZ Transport Tech Sector

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A new Future Technology Leadership Group will help New Zealand harness some of the NZ$1.5 billion a year estimated value to the economy from Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) as well as the social benefits they create.   The value of the “T-Tech” industry was highlighted in a new report entitled ‘Unlocking Commercial Opportunities of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)’ released by …

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Pause in Non-Residential Construction to Temper NZ Construction Boom

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According to economic forecaster, BIS Oxford Economics, a booming economy and burgeoning population led to an unprecedented level of construction activity throughout New Zealand in the last five years and, despite its fundamentals remaining strong, capacity constraints as well as changes in the economic and political landscape are set to strongly influence the dynamics of growth in the next five …

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New Ethernet Alliance Roadmap

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The Ethernet Alliance recently released its new 2018 Ethernet Roadmap, foreshadowing the technology’s ongoing growth and deployment from 10 Mbs to the approaching era of terabit speeds, offers a view of existing and emerging application spaces, and addresses essential specifications, media and modules.   “A rising number of increasingly diverse technologies and applications are driving the growth and expansion of …

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Construction Activity Picks up Following Strong Sales and Profits

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A sharp improvement in the Australian construction sector’s sales and profits has created a level of confidence not seen since 2013, according to illion’s latest Business Expectations Survey.   The analysis found the increase in public infrastructure spending and early signs of a turn in business investment have led to ongoing strength in dwelling construction.   The analysis also reveals …

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Concerns Over Security in Deploying IoT

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A recent 451 Research survey found that security continues to be a major concern for IT professionals when deploying Internet of Things (IoT) projects within their organisations.   When asked to rank which technologies or processes their organisations considered for current or planned IoT initiatives, 55% of respondents ranked IoT security as their top priority. In fact, survey respondents have …

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Cloud and Datacentre Interconnect Push Switch Revenue to Record High in 2017

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According to a recent Dell’Oro Group report, Cloud and datacentre interconnect deployments pushed Datacentre switch revenue to record high in 2017. Last year marked an inflection year for 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) sales – surpassing 40 GE and comprising about 30% of total datacentre switching revenue.   “Ethernet switch deployments inside the datacentres – as well as new routing use …

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Australian Economy Grew 0.4% in Q4 2017

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According to figures recently released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), the Australian economy grew 0.4% in seasonally adjusted chain volume terms in Q4 2017.   Commenting on the statistics, ABS Chief Economist, Bruce Hockman, said: “Growth this quarter was driven by the household sector, with continued strength in household income matched by growth in household consumption.”   Compensation …

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Australian Business Payments Fastest on Record Report

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According financial analyst firm illion, late payment times for Australian business dropped to their lowest level on record in Q4 2017, with the average late payment time at 11.9 days during Q4, down 17.5% from 14.4 days during the prior corresponding period. In a further sign of a broad shift in payment behavior, the percentage of businesses paying their bills …

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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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