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Fifty and fabulous – happy birthday Moores Law

Posted by Ian Rhodes | 23 Apr 2015, 13:43 PM

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Ian Rhodes, Platform Director at Redcentric, has a look at Moore’s Law on its 5oth anniversary. He discusses how this is generally interpreted and mapping out the processing power over the last 50 years since his observation, including how today's latest technology are having an impact.

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Its memory isn’t what it used to be

Posted by Ian Rhodes | 26 Sep 2014, 11:50 AM

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As news broke last month that the 512K bug might mean data disruption due to the net's growth and old hardware is upgraded to handle todays Internet demands, Ian Rhodes looks at times where this has happened before and how the industry is developing to support internet growth.

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What does the future hold for Apple?

Posted by Ian Rhodes | 2 May 2013, 14:47 PM

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The inexorable pace of the IT industry continues, and it seems even Apple is not immune to queries about their future. With a drop in profits for the first quarter of 2013, is this the beginning of the end? Or would it be foolish to dismiss this colossus of technical innovation?

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The integration of new technology

Posted by Ian Rhodes | 25 Jan 2013, 17:19 PM

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New technology is coming thick and fast. 3D printers that can print buildings, 3D bioprinters that can print steak, and bendable mobile phones are just the tip of the iceberg. But when a technology comes along that aims to completely ‘replace’ the existing, is it really as simple as an initial reveal followed by mass circulation?

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How the Internet is upgrading the shopping experience

Posted by Ian Rhodes | 17 Jan 2013, 17:29 PM

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Online transactions now account for 55.7% of delivered sales and, with the rise of the mobile age, where tablets and smartphones now serve as menus and shopping baskets, more shoppers are choosing to stay at home rather than face the hustle and bustle of the high street.

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Happy 150th birthday to the Tube

Posted by Ian Rhodes | 14 Jan 2013, 17:33 PM

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Happy birthday to the Tube. The early life and journey of the Tube is strikingly similar to the development of IT and telecomms in the past few decades – and both have revolutionised the way we work and live.

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5 ways to meet the Olympian challenge for high-bandwidth, high-resilience network access

Posted by Ian Rhodes | 3 Jun 2012, 15:12 PM

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A recent press report highlighted the continuing change in the nature of internet traffic. The article correctly identifies the “flash floods” of internet demand (for events like the World Cup) as being particularly challenging for many organisations – and the ISPs supporting them.

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Surfing the Twitter Games’ bandwidth: the business challenge

Posted by Ian Rhodes | 3 Apr 2012, 16:34 PM

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Unsurprisingly, the Internet Services Providers’ Association has recently warned of a “massive hit on the infrastructure” that deliveres internet access, during the London Olympics. Will your Internet Service Provider (ISP) have enough bandwidth to support your business during games? Also, due to security lock-down of manhole covers and other network access points, what plans has your ISP put in place to ensure your network resilience?

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