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Owner’s Responsibility

In the context of building construction, what exactly do these two words mean? Are they important? Well, like so many things, it depends on the situation. If for example we’re referring to IT infrastructure within a building and building owner is a multi-level Cisco...

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How Secure are Wireless Links in my Security Network?

Wireless networking is everywhere. It has permeated our day-to-day world so much that we are not even aware when a device connects to a trusted network or when we buy a product with a wireless interface. Networks are never able to be truly secure. As long as a person...

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Rewiring our Wi-Fi Terminology

A few days ago I attended my first webinar hosted by iBwave that centralized around the need to adjust vocabulary and terminology when it comes to talking about Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi expert Alan Blake discussed the issues arising in the IT world as a result of the misinformed...

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RFP, RFQ, RFI…begin with the end in mind

RFP, RFQ, RFI…begin with the end in mind Anybody recognize this situation? You’re in the procurement (formerly called purchasing) department of a school board, hospital, municipal, regional, provincial or federal government department or a private sector business of...

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Don’t Overlook the Necessity of Design

Advancements in technology are emerging so quickly today that things such as internet and WIFI access are an expectation when you walk into a building. You never really think about how the WIFI got there -- how it was installed, how it operates, the daily processes...

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Details count, codes vs standards

  You’ve no doubt heard the expression that says something like, success is in the details, or detail counts. This expression may or may not be true depending on the situation. One person’s requirement for adherence to detail is another’s aggravation and waste of...

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Telecommunications – Friday Cartoon #3

Happy almost-Friday! One of the latest technologies that is receiving global attention is Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) which is the next logical step up from most analog phone systems that are being utilized today. Problems can occur because VoIP cannot be...

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