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Swine flu and how to minimise its spread


Swine flu is spreading and the latest media stories reveal some reported cases in Middle East, Canada, France, Costa Rica and South Korea. In response to the severity of the epidemic, President Barack Obama has asked Congress for funds, about $1.5 billion, coupled with "maximum flexibility to allow us to address this emerging situation."

Broadband Bandwidth Management - How to control the corporate cash flow goldfish

Corporate bandwidth management is often left to its own devices until the exponential growth in bandwidth usage costs gets the attention of someone in finance, or starts becoming one of the larger line item on the IT departments monthly income statement. 

ADSL - Why does my upload kill my download speed?


An ADSL question we frequently get asked is "Why does web browsing, you-tube video watching or software downloading grind to a halt when I am uploading?" This is a good question as  ADSL is, after all. a full duplex technology, which means that it should be able to upload and download at the same time, albeit at vastly different speeds. So why is it that when one is uploading to flickr or you-tube that you cannot get to your new site?

Bonded ADSL - How it can improve your business


Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) users know that there is a significant difference in their upload and download speeds when using ADSL. The key question for business is, "when is this an issue and how does it affect a businesses decision to make use of ADSL or not"?

Broadband jargon explained - Contention ratio


Contention ratio

What is contention ratio and how does it affect broadband usage experience?

Contention ratio simply means "sharing". It refers to the maximum number of other people as user has to share the connection infrastructure with. In other words, it entails how much of ISP bandwidth users share between themselves. Most ISPs offer something in the range of 20:1 to 50:1. When it comes to contention ratio, the lower the ration the better the service.

Wimax benefits compared to ADSL


WiMax (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) is a wireless broadband technology that is now hitting the South African market in a big way. WiMax is squarely aimed at current users of ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line)  and diginet leased line technology . So what are the benefits of WiMax when compared to ADSL?

WiMax Benefits

WiMax benefits include:

Broadband security for your internet connection


When you have an internet connection, you are connected to a global wide area network (WAN) and this has benefits as well as dangers. The advantages are numerous and have revolutionised the way people work, play, learn and communicate from anywhere at any time. However, being on a WAN has also its share of negatives, chief being data theft.

Drupal training courses to empower webmasters


Exciting Drupal user and developer courses are being offered by Corporate Web Design under its training division, Learn Drupal. These courses usher the participants into the endless versatile possibilities of the Drupal content management system (CMS).

What is Drupal?

Drupal is a free software package that allows an individual or a community of users to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website. With Drupal you can create:


Corporates switch to VOIP and bonded ADSL to save money on telephone costs!

In the current economic climate many companies are downgrading from expensive diginet lines, with their low bandwidth and high cost, to bonded ADSL which allows up to 20Mbps download speeds and up to 2Mbps upload speed.  But bonded ADSL can also be used to cut costs by providing cheap and abundant bandwidth for a VOIP trunk for your IP-PBX, such as Asterisk, and not just to save money on

Corporate bandwidth management made easy!


Corporates who provide their staff with 3G wireless internet cards inevitably face the challenge of managing and monitoring the individual accounts for bandwidth utilisation and for any other related accounting issues.

The good news is that Cyber Connect's developers have developed a usage monitoring application that allows administrators of corporate accounts to manage, in a granular manner, how much data each user downloads per day, their out of bundle usage and the cost associated with this usage.


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