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How to make your own Ethernet cables

18 Apr 2014  by Samara Lynn, PJ Jacobowitz
How to make your own Ethernet cables
Want to knock up your own network cables? We’ll show you what equipment you need, and how to do so in seven easy steps.

Newspaper tycoon: Google is building a superstate that threatens the future of Europe

17 Apr 2014  by Paul Cooper
Newspaper tycoon: Google is building a superstate that threatens the future of Europe
Google is running a “protection racket” designed to build its own digital “superstate”, according to Mathias Döpfner, the man behind some of Europe’s best-selling newspapers.

A primer on IP addresses

17 Apr 2014  by Samara Lynn
A primer on IP addresses
The best way to gain control over your small business or home network is to understand some networking fundamentals – and here we’ll focus on the basics of IP addresses.

Adapt launches Europe’s first EMC-based software defined data centre

16 Apr 2014  by Jamie Hinks
Adapt launches Europe’s first EMC-based software defined data centre
The agreement between the two companies means that the new data centre will help to increase customer demand and meet diverse challenges through a budget and outcome optimisation model.

Adam Smith: The man who built a data centre in 6 months flat

15 Apr 2014  by Paul Cooper
Adam Smith: The man who built a data centre in 6 months flat
In 6 months, Adam Smith and his company went from sharing racks in other people’s data centres, to having built one of their own. I met Adam to speak about the challenges and learning curves involved.

Sky, TalkTalk and CityFibre will bring 1Gbps fibre to York

15 Apr 2014  by Darren Allan
Sky, TalkTalk and CityFibre will bring 1Gbps fibre to York
The 1000Mbps FTTP ultra-fast network will kick off in 2015, and similar schemes are planned for two further UK cities.

A closer look at WPS with NFC: It’s exciting, but what about the security concerns?

10 Apr 2014  by Samara Lynn
A closer look at WPS with NFC: It’s exciting, but what about the security concerns?
Want to easily hook gadgets up to your home Wi-Fi network? Soon enough, it’ll be as simple as tapping to connect with NFC.

Rural Worcestershire gets £1m+ government grant for super-fast broadband

08 Apr 2014  by Jamie Hinks
Rural Worcestershire gets £1m+ government grant for super-fast broadband
The BDUK grant will see as many as 1,400 rural homes and businesses able to access high-speed broadband and follows a two-year campaign to secure the money.

Layers and latency: Configuring your network for best performance

08 Apr 2014  by James Morris
Layers and latency: Configuring your network for best performance
In this feature, we will look at applications that tolerate latency, those that don't, and which aspects of your network affect this important part of its performance.

Microsoft cloud chief: "The cloud is about economies of scale"

08 Apr 2014  by Paul Cooper
Microsoft cloud chief: "The cloud is about economies of scale"
At the Trust in the Digital World conference in Vienna, Microsoft's director of cloud identity & privacy services Ronny Bjones spoke about what needs to be done to restore faith in the cloud.

Gloucester community demands superfast broadband from BT

07 Apr 2014  by Alex Hamilton
Gloucester community demands superfast broadband from BT
Residents and businesses from Cooper's Edge in Gloucester have come together to start a campaign demanding superfast broadband in their area to fix a "diabolical" connection problem.