Setting up a Network -- Wired or Wireless?Written by Deryck Richards
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Do It Yourself or Call a Professional? If you decide to use a wired network, consider whether you will install it yourself or hire a professional. If you have a small number of computers that are all situated very close to one another, you may be able to buy pre-assembled network cables and connect them yourself. If you need to wire multiple floors and lay wire through ceilings and walls, you need a professional installation. If you go this route, it is best to begin with a floor plan of your office or home, determine what your current needs are, and consider how network design can be adapted to future needs. A professional installer should be familiar with EIA/TIA standards, local wiring and electrical codes, and making custom cables. Network cabling professionals are often judged by neatness of their work, because sloppy cabling is more apt to deteriorate over time, harder to manage, and poses more of a fire risk.
Having a wireless network or a wired network is not mutually exclusive. Many small offices have a wired network in addition to one or more wireless networks, depending on their needs. Wireless networks are continuing to get faster, more secure, and less expensive. Wired networks will continue to coexist with wireless networks, often in same homes and offices.
Deryck Richards is the founder and managing partner of Desktronix. With an extensive background in computer information systems, Deryck manages hosting and data center operations for Desktronix. He also provides system administration and technical support to small businesses as he has since 2000. For more information on Deryck Richards and Desktronix, visit desktronix.com.
IBS implements new generation cargo terminal operations system for EmiratesWritten by Pradeep P. Suthan
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A multi-million dollar project with over 120 person years of effort, Chameleon's success could only be achieved through a spirit of co-operation and outstanding team work between ourselves and IBS. They created product to our specifications and worked with us in implementing system for two business units resulting in very smooth transitions for them. As project owner I could not have asked for more," added Akshay Shrivastava - Manager-Information Services, Cargo and Logistics, Emirates Group IT.
Special features enable data communication using mobile computers and handheld devices to improve flow control and piece-level tracking, and hence reduce operational errors. The system is expected to improve productivity and service levels by automating workflow, enabling paperless internal processes, and monitoring processes and performance. It also provides customers, suppliers and other partners direct control over logistics, processes and costs, while offering an advanced tool that boosts productivity and profitability - all of which will help Emirates to quickly boost its cargo revenue.
IBS recently partnered with Cendant Travel Distribution Services (TDS), a division of Cendant Corp. for marketing of IBS's new generation Passenger Services System that has been designed to replace legacy technologies.
About IBS Software Services IBS Software Services is a world-class provider of software solutions to global travel, transportation and logistics industry. IBS has business operations in USA, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific, and Group companies operate out of USA (Atlanta), Europe (London), Middle East (Dubai), Asia Pacific (Sydney) and India (Trivandrum). IBS has a large offshore software production and competence development centre situated in India, which is SEI CMM Level-5 assessed, and ISO 9001:2000 and TickIT certified. The global clientele of IBS includes major corporations like British Airports Authority, Air Canada, Emirates, Dubai Airport, Swiss, Qantas, SITA, EDS, Shell, GulfShare, and Qatar Airways. More information about IBS can be found on web at http://www.ibsplc.com.
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