Being Hacked Is Good For Business! or Why You Need To Security Detection not Security Prevention

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I’ve always said that its pointless investing in strong IT security because it will drag down profits and productivity which impacts your stock price in the current quarter. Be prepared for the media campaign that reacts to a security breach and make the most of the media coverage for promotion, exposure and business growth.

Network Dictionary – Whitebrand Ethernet

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Whitebrand is a term used to describe a type of Ethernet switch that is a whitebox or generic manufacture but sold by a known IT brand. Juniper OCX1100, HP Open Network Switches are example. White-Box Switching + Vendor Branding = Whitebrand switching.  The other term used is “britebox” but this sounds like dishwashing liquid or something you […]

Can Network Startups Stay Small and Survive ?

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A client recently asked me about startups in the networking space and how to pick the one whose products be around for five years. After some research and reflection, I am beginning to realise that size doesn’t matter like it used to. While big companies selling hardware have big costs, small companies selling software can […]

Basics: The Difference Between Bandwidth and Speed

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A link in a network is determined by two factors, bandwidth and speed. These are usually the same but not always. Definition: Speed is bit rate of the circuit while bandwidth is the amount of “speed” available for use. As an example, a 500 Megabit Ethernet MPLS service which uses a 1 Gigabit Ethernet connection to […]

Blessay: Enterprise IT Comes Last In Technology Innovation

Microsoft might be dominant in the Enterprise but it is minor player when you consider tablets & smartphones. With the consumer market generating more profit and revenue than corporate, Microsoft is not the biggest player.

There was a time when Enterprise IT defined the future of computing. Laptops were designed for corporate consumption first and the best software was sold to enterprise for business use. The other markets for computers was “home users” who were offered cheap, low quality and low performance versions of corporate computers. IT was critical to the […]