Ransomware

…is alive and kicking Ransomware costs businesses billions of dollars a year. In 2019 it is estimated to have cost businesses in excess of $11.5 billion. The prediction is that this number will rise to over $20 billion in 2020! (For more information on the costs click this link ) Ransomware attackers stop you being…

Read More

Cisco Portfolio Update for 2020

Big Changes are Afoot! Cisco has announced an update to its entire portfolio of classes. An update of this magnitude has never been attempted by Cisco and this mammoth task is due to be completed around February 2020. The New Year is bound to bring exciting changes! In early 2020 almost all Cisco’s current portfolio…

Read More

Safety First

Safety First We have all heard about the Dark Web, but not many people really understand its uses. Unfortunately, one of the many things it is often used for, is the illegal trade of stolen information – yours and mine! Let me digress for a moment… Back in history, travel was one of the most…

Read More

The Invisible Achilles’ Heel of Network Security

The Invisible Achilles’ Heel of Network Security Not too long ago, we tweeted an article about the biggest hacks of 2018 and yet another has just been revealed. This is becoming commonplace. The trend seems to be indicating that too many people have become complacent in their security protection. Hacking of any company’s data is BIG business –…

Read More

The Fun Side of the Internet of Things (IoT)

The Fun Side of the Internet of Things With so many, more serious, applications of the Internet of Things (IoT) it is nice to see development of applications that are “just for fun”. The Internet, as we all know, is the thing that makes the world go around. We use it in pretty much every…

Read More

New WiFi Naming Protocol – WiFi 6

New WiFi Naming Protocol – WiFi 6 We are expecting the imminent release of a new Wireless standard based on IEEE standards 802.11ax which will simply be known as “WiFi 6”. The hopes are that this new WiFi version will offer faster access: higher data rates, increased capacity, and overall enhanced performance. “What is it…

Read More

Exam Preparation Tips

Exam Preparation Tips At the point when most of your study is done, and you feel pretty confident about the content of the study materials, it is time to schedule your exam. Even for the best prepared students, actually scheduling the exam can be a nerve-wracking experience in-and-of itself because it is, at this point, that…

Read More

Current IT Industry Overview

Current IT Industry Overview We are often asked which is the strongest growth area of the IT industry. We hope this short summary of upcoming trends will help prospective students determine which path would be the best for them… Network Infrastructure Market Over the past 5 or 6 years, the network infrastructure market has been…

Read More

Certification Training Study Tips

Certification Training Study Tips You have chosen to be the master of your future IT career and that is admirable. Now that decision has been made, the implementation phase begins, so here are some certification training study tips, to ensure you make the make the most of your time and efforts You have decided which…

Read More

Why IT Industry Certifications?

Why IT Industry Certifications? We are often asked whether IT industry certifications are they really worth the effort it takes to achieve them?” The short answer: it depends what they are for, and who they are from. It is always best to select a well-known certification from a reputable provider: Apple, Citrix, CompTIA, Cisco, CWNP,…

Read More