DDoS Protection – What It Is and Why You Need It

DDoS Protection – What It Is and Why You Need It

DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) is a method where cybercriminals flood a network with so much malicious traffic that it cannot operate or communicate as it normally would. This causes the site’s normal traffic to come to a stand still. Usually, DDoS attacks focus on generating attacks that manipulate the default, or even proper workings,…

How Instant Messaging Benefits Your Business

How Instant Messaging Benefits Your Business

Instant Messaging (IM) technology is utilised more and more within the workplace. IM, unlike email where the recipient needs to access a personal inbox to retrieve the message, instantly appears on the recipient’s current screen. Here we will give you four pros of IM in the workplace. IM Improves Workplace Communication Instant messaging takes place…

The Benefits of Fixed Wireless

The Benefits of Fixed Wireless

More and more, organisations are moving their operations to the cloud, and business owners are finding Fixed Wireless connectivity a great solution to meet the needs for increased bandwidth, better latency with improved reliability. Essentially, Fixed Wireless does in the air what fibre does in the ground, but better! In a competitive business landscape, speed…

The Importance of Backing Up Your Business Data

The Importance of Backing Up Your Business Data

Today, data means everything for businesses. The loss of data can negatively impact a company’s production, reputation, and revenue. Below are 8 reasons why it is essential to back up your business data. Prevent data loss The single and most important reason for backing-up data is to prevent it from getting lost. Errors, system failures,…

Internet Evolution in South Africa

Internet Evolution in South Africa

The history of the internet in South Africa is rather fascinating, starting  back in 1988. The first use of the internet in South Africa can be traced back to 1988 at Rhodes University. Rhodes University is a public research college located in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape. In 1988, three incredible individuals named Francois Guilarmod,…

Reducing Your Digital Carbon Footprint

Reducing Your Digital Carbon Footprint

There’s no doubt that the internet will always play a big role in our daily lives, making us more connected and productive – not to mention keeping us entertained 24 hours a day. But at the same time, every online action or new device requires a significant amount of electricity. Whether it’s the way you…

Are You Cyber Secure?

Are You Cyber Secure?

With an increasing number of users, devices and programs in this modern world, combined with the increased need for internet – much of which is sensitive or confidential – the importance of cybersecurity continues to grow. Cybersecurity is the protection of internet-connected systems such as hardware, software and data from cyberthreats. This practice protects enterprises…

Dedicated Internet and Broadband Internet – What is the Difference?

Dedicated Internet and Broadband Internet – What is the Difference?

Having a reliable Internet connection is essential to business performance today. If you’re launching or growing a business, you might not be aware of the key differences between dedicated Internet versus broadband internet. Understanding each type of connection can be helpful in ensuring the ongoing reliability and performance of your business, as well as future…

SD-WAN – What Is It, and How Does It Benefit Your Business?

SD-WAN – What Is It, and How Does It Benefit Your Business?

Let’s discuss what SD-WAN is, what it possesses that drives many organisations to turn their heads towards it, and how it will benefit your business. SD-WAN (or Software-Defined Wide Area Network) is an approach, which distributes the traffic that uses Software-Defined Networking (SDN) technology across WANs to find the best possible route for traffic flow…

What Goes up Must Come Down.

What Goes up Must Come Down.

We live in a world where internet access has become a lifeline. Our cost of living has risen a great deal over the past years. And, of course, the conflict in Ukraine has sent the price of oil sky high, affecting our petrol and diesel costs, which will undoubtedly contribute to higher inflation estimates in…

BitCo Telecoms Data Centres

BitCo Telecoms Data Centres

BitCo Telecoms – within Teraco – provides clients with the greatest connectivity and interconnection choice on the continent. Data centres are the critical plumbing of the digital economy, funnelling the data of the modern economy between consumers, companies, governments, and the world. Removing all the concerns of managing a data centre infrastructure, thus giving you…

What is Redundancy, and How it Protects You?

What is Redundancy, and How it Protects You?

An often-overlooked component of minimising catastrophic IT failure is redundancy. The majority of businesses don’t understand what redundancy means and have no idea how valuable it can be in avoiding downtime and protecting your bottom line. Operational redundancy involves not only IT redundancy but all aspects of the business. For your server infrastructure, redundancy is…

NATTING – What it Means, and How it Works

NATTING – What it Means, and How it Works

Network Address Translation (NAT) is the process of mapping an IP (internet protocol) address to another by changing the header of IP packets while in transit via a router. This helps to improve security and decrease the number of IP addresses an organization needs to use. The NAT mechanism, known as NATTING is a router…

Let’s walk the “Last Mile”

Let’s walk the “Last Mile”

There is a long chain of connectivity that makes up your internet connection. The “Last Mile” is the last and final link, which is the connection between your ISP and your business location. Level One – Huge Internet exchange points that span and connect continents. Level Two – Providers that connect these level one exchange…

Understanding the difference between  Layer 2 and Layer 3

Understanding the difference between Layer 2 and Layer 3

A network consists of several layers that work together in order to process, route, and connect data packets. Essentially, these layers and switches allow us to transfer information from a source to a given destination with ease. Let’s take a closer look at what you need to know about layer 2 and layer 3. Layer…

Let’s Talk Contention Ratio

Let’s Talk Contention Ratio

It may sound like a complex technological term, but it is quite simple. The amount of people sharing the same internet connection (or bandwidth) as you, at the same time – is your Contention Ratio. Most will compare contention ration to a highway, or busy road. When the roads are being used by many drivers,…

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