More Peterborough businesses to benefit as CityFibre extends full fibre plans

15 October 2021

Rebecca Stephens, CityFibre

Rebecca Stephens, CityFibre

CityFibre is to extend its build footprint for Peterborough enabling more businesses to access its full fibre network and reliable high-speed broadband services from Vodafone and TalkTalk.


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08 October 2021

Nick Dobrovolskiy, Parallels senior vice president of engineering and suppport

Nick Dobrovolskiy, Parallels senior vice president of engineering and suppport

What was your big career break?
This would have been when I moved from being a developer to the CEO position at Parallels in 2003. At that time Parallels was a start-up and when I needed to run older OSes on newer PC hardware, I developed a solution which later became Parallels Desktop for Mac - a way to run Windows on Mac without rebooting. When Apple switched to Intel-based Mac computers in 2005, Parallels Desktop became famous virtually overnight.

One of my most memorable career moments was during a meeting with Apple to obtain approval for Parallels Desktop to join the Apple sales channel. Initially, some of the top execs were hesitant, then Steve Jobs joined the meeting and after firing some questions at me and my colleague, he simply said: “I think we should do it!”

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Ethernet needs more powerful testing

08 October 2021

Christian Schillab, application engineer EMEA, Fluke

Christian Schillab, application engineer EMEA, Fluke

E thernet is a flexible, yet complex networking technology which demands the use of efficient testing equipment and simplifies troubleshooting.
Since its introduction in the 1970s, Ethernet has displaced practically all other wired local-area network (LAN) technologies, because of its flexibility. Christian Schillab, Marketing Engineer at Fluke Networks describes why a flexible, yet complex networking technology demands a tester that keeps troubleshooting simple.

Flexible solutions for every application
Twisted-pair cabling coupled with the introduction of active hubs and switches made it possible for organisations to install Ethernet to support everything from multigigabit short-range links in the server room, to longer runs based on 100Base-T for connecting security cameras. The arrival of the IoT is making Ethernet increasingly important for building automation and other services that go beyond traditional IT.

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Sustainability and a data solution for Oxford University’s GLAM division

08 October 2021

Oxford University’s Gardens, Libraries and Museums division (GLAM) forms one of the greatest concentrations of university collections in the world. GLAM holds over 21 million objects, specimens and printed items, constituting one of the largest and most significant collections in the world.

Faced with the challenges of increased data demand, the Museum of Natural History – one of the museums within GLAM – wanted to upgrade its IT infrastructure to house core network switches, responsible for running the services. A major rewiring project was undertaken with the aim of significantly improving the data connectivity for computers, phones and next generation devices.

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