2012 September 12 by admin
Inheriting cabling from a 3rd party can be a nightmare.
Recently we were handed over ‘cat 5′ in a large house conversion in Londons’ Belgravia.
Often if cabling is done by an electrician it is done to electrical standards, thus often is not numbered, or run with enough care for data purposes, let alone terminated on a patch panel.
It can take as much work to fault find and make good from a networking point of view.
2012 March 27 by admin
Free Wi-Fi will be made available to London’s commuters in time for the Olympics. That is, when the Tube drivers aren’t on strike leaving half the network crippled for days at a time.
Everyone loves a freebie, especially if it comes in invisible wireless waves of Wi-Fi enjoyment. Thankfully for the typical grumpy Londoner, users of the Underground subway system will receive free Wi-Fi during July and August.
The catch? There isn’t one as it happens, with anyone able to use the free Wi-Fi during the Olympics and beyond, thanks to Virgin Media. If there were one, however, it would be that once the slightly later Paralympic Games are over, non-Virgin customers will be shuttered out.
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2012 January 4 by admin
For any type of business at a small scale, with 25-40 employees, you might probably be requiring the right type of communication equipment and services. Small business telephone systems will be able to connect all the relevant message or parts of the organizations.
These come with the extensions of the required number of business phone lines.There are some of the typical requirements of the small business which make it imperative to make use of the telephone systems small business. Located on the heart of The City of London Smart Info can help you find the right business telephone systems to suit the needs fo your business.
There are good chances that the employees are more than willing to use a cubicle the radio for calling and then keep talking at length. If you allow this as a habit, you will loose the productivity as well as increase the telephone bills. So, there will be a two way loss.
For these and for many other reasons, the business phone systems increasingly being employed by the various organizations are the PBX systems which are private transactions. These help you hook up to the the radio, fax machines, modems, other extensions and even the public telephone networks. Smart Info is one of The City of London business telephone systems suppliers.
2011 December 23 by admin
From Smart Info Ltd to all our Customers and Personnel
We wish you all the Compliments of the Season and Thank you for your
Support in the 2011 …
2011 December 5 by admin
Engineering work will be undertaking an essential software upgrade within the resilient virtual firewall infrastructure at the London 3 data centre. This work will allow further virtual firewalls to be provisioned whilst also removing a software bug recently identified that is preventing provisioning activites to take place. This work has been recommended by the vendor.
No customer impact is anticipated during the works as virtual services hosted on the device being worked upon will be migrated on to unaffected resilient devices within London 2. However, there is a very slight possibility of disruption to services in London 3, mainly the DNS platform but also including DSL and Leased Lines.
Advice to affected users
Please check your connectivity after the maintenance window. If problems persist, please contact the Emergency Support Team.
2011 November 7 by admin
It was strange viewing the first part of “Top Boy” on Channel 4 set in London with a theme about drug dealing. There was a segment of the programme showing the feature drug dealer gang being robbed by an opposing gang of their drugs stash and their competitors for the same trade.
With all the money in the illicit drugs business the most surprising aspect of this was the lack of surveillance equipment to protect their distribution point. Why did they not install a modern Telephone system linked to CCTV system for protection. A door entry system , linked through the
telephone system and protect the access door.
The modern handsets have large enough screens that when connected to the telephone system the images of any wishing to enter the building will be projected from the CCTV cameras on to the handsets. The use of smartphones linked to the CCTV and Telephone system could further enhance protection.
Perhaps in later episodes of “Top Boy” more sophisticated methods are adopted and CCTCV and Telephone systems will be de rigueur….
2011 October 31 by admin
Virtual PBX is usually a fantastic alternative, in relation to picking out a smaller Office Phone Systems. With all its improved telecommunication facilities, this cellular phone assistance can help organization communication in a productive and specialist way.
A virtual PBX cell phone system is integrated by using a variety of refined options which might be commonly seen in fashionable phone systems of greater firms. Voice mail box facility, fax mail, fax to email, caller ID, find me follow me, simply call forwarding or no matter what be your modest small business telecommunication necessity, it is possible to have it all by a virtual PBX program, at very reasonably priced rates.
Benefits of a Compact Office Phone Systems
Gains that your tiny office environment may have from virtual PBX systems are a lot of. This phone process can be create simply and features when using the assist of a broadband world-wide-web connection; all calls will likely be linked to the meant extensions inside minimum time. Benefits that PBX cellular phone programs convey towards your small business will not be basically constrained to:
- Ease-of- use.
- Slice down telecommunication charges
- Minimized infrastructure prices
- Simultaneous simply call transferring facility
- Current much larger corporate picture
- Round-the-clock expert service
- Independence to operate company even when within the move.
2011 October 24 by admin
On this Video Mitel applications allow users to meet up, discuss business matters, exchange documents, and virtual access each other documents platform sharing and collaborating. SmartInfo as one of Mitel dealers, is join forces to bring the power and simplicity of cloud computing and virtualisation towards business of all sizes…Post ref: JMYPNE47CGET ….
2011 October 24 by admin
Hardly a week goes by without news accounts of a major data breach.
The immediate reaction is to think of sophisticated hackers. But many breaches Scott Smith, vice president, Max Restaurant Groupinvolve a lack of basic security steps. Recently, for example, medical and financial records of 4.9 million clients of Tricare, a medical claims processor, were exposed when a backup tape was stolen from an employee’s car.
For large businesses, data breaches mean loss of customer confidence and the prospect of heavy fines.
For small business owners, it can be a life-or-death struggle. But experts say most problems can be avoided by keeping up with security standards set out by the major credit card firms.
Businesses handling transactions via credit or debit cards face the daunting daily task of ensuring that they are in compliance with the latest Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). These standards are created by the major credit card issuers to protect consumer’s personal information and ensure security when transactions are processed…read more here