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Improving Your Team Through Technology: Tech for Businesses

Welcome to my blog. My name is Helen. During the 10 years I have worked in offices, I have seen my bosses approach technology from a range of angles. In some cases, they optimised their team's relationship with technology, and as a result, there was less downtime, more creativity and a better overall use of tech. In other cases, the employers missed the mark a bit, and the business suffered. For example, they failed to train employees how to use certain aspects of technology. In this blog, I am going to explain positive and useful business approaches to technology. I want to write about training, optimising and understanding its role in your business. I may write some posts for individuals as well. I hope you like my blogs, and thanks for reading!

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When to Consider Structured Cabling at Home

by Evelyn Foster

Although structured cabling via Ethernet flood wiring is common in many offices, it is still not the norm in domestic situations. This is because most homeowners will opt for a straightforward Wi-Fi set up at home with their router providing access to the internet via their telephone line. All of the devices in use at home share access to the internet and to one another via this single device which transmits and receives data wirelessly. On the other hand, you might choose to opt for a proper installation of structured cabling because homes with such a wiring system see many benefits. What are they and when should you make the switch to a wired network from a wireless one?

Multiple Devices

Among the chief reasons to install proper data cabling at home is due to the number of devices that you might need to run. These days, it is not just a computer to two that needs internet access. Smart devices, phones, TVs and even kitchen appliances can all require a connection and the best way of providing them is with an RJ45 jack connection which helps to prevent the clashes that inevitably come from lots of Wi-Fi traffic on a single network.

Poor Reception

Wi-Fi only has a limited range. If you use a transceiver to boost the range of your wireless network, then this can slow things down. On the other hand, a structured cable network can extend over tens of metres without the need for repeater units. Nor will your network have 'dark areas' where devices cannot receive a signal.

Add Value to Your Home

Like a new electrical wiring installation, a structured cable network will be of interest to potential buyers when you come to sell your home. Such an infrastructure can be installed by a commercial electrician when you hire one to provide new power cables around the home. In fact, it is a great idea to have both jobs done at once by the same installers as you tend to find that there is an economy of scale to be had.

Fewer Faults

All computer networks run with the occasional fault occurring in them. Sometimes packets of data don't reach their intended destination and need to be resent. With more traffic, so more of these faults occur. The more resilient a network is, then the fewer of these problems you'll see. A hard-wired Ethernet network produces less of these sorts of faults meaning that high-speed data transfers are maintained across the entire network. In short, if you want greater reliability with your devices, then you should install structured cabling.