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    Desktop / Laptop Advise?

    We run a company where people spend virtually all their time in browsers or in MS Word JOb is admin but speed matters. Our ancient Dell desktops are starting to fail and its time to prep our replacement project Our specs - We use 3 screens so must be able to support 3 screens - For a Desktop -...
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    Call Identity Issue

    My company's number used to show up as the wrong name on some phones I diagnosed that it was Truecaller. I dealt with Truecaller and it was fixed - they were professional btw Now we are being identified as someone else by another bit of software but I am not sure which one WHat are the most...
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    Induction Charger vs Power Bank Gifts

    Our (small) company dishes out small client gifts at the end of the year. Our clients are all in the broader IT space (including Managers, Devs, Recruiters, Finance etc.) We try and make them useful. We put our brand on but it isnt big Question We are debating between - Wireless charging...
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    Optiplex 980 SFF PSU

    OK.. you are going to wonder why I want to fix this My staff work almost entirely in browsers. Back in 2011 I bought 10X Dell Optiplex 980 SFF (Small Form Factor) - Service Tag - 92FMR4J Since then I have upgraded all of them to SSDs with 12G RAM. Also added in W10 They work well...and most...
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    Timesheet Software Question

    Apologies if the subject makes you cringe. Rest assured I want to make it easy for people We are growing and I need to hire the right sort of skills Rough Requirement 1. TIme tracking mainly into Project / task types 2. No billing or financial elements required 3. Only about 10 users 4...
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    Getting FTTH to your suburb

    One of the questions I get asked the most is how we got FTTH to our suburb. We have had FTTH for almost 5 years, and I was very involved in canvassing the Network Operators (NOPs) to lay fibre. 5 years later about 90% of our homes are connected to fibre, most of which are on premium packages...
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    Ranking Qualifications in the IT Space

    I am an old bugger that perhaps has an old fashioned view of academics. What was applicable in the 1980s may not apply today Parents of promising young people often ask me what to study if they are entering the IT development world. I always say that if you can get into BSc Computer Science...
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    Recruitment Portals for Devs? Raspberry Pi prize

    Introduction (posting for a friend) We (Parvana, a recruitment company) have read a lot of comments on MyBB about the applicability of Portals (e.g. CJ, PNET, C24, Indeed etc.) esp. when it comes to developers. We are collaborating with an MBA research initiative assessing the value of Job...
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    Telkom FTTH Max Upload Speeds Lifted?

    Telkom's FTTH published download : upload ratio is 10:1. So if you have 100 Mb/s down you get 10Mb/s up regardless of ISP. One always got very close to the maximum upload speed regardless of time of day. In the last few weeks I have noticed that the maximum upload is now 25% of the download...
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