Paul Luff is country manager of SMC Networks South Africa, which specialises in solutions for the SMB/e, and the home. Email him on {{}}.
The great mobile network shake-up

Mobile and wireless technology has the strength to break whatever barriers to entry that may still exist within the information and communication technology (ICT) sector at large. But there is never growth without some pain, never progress without sacrifice and one has to consider the bare facts before jumping on the popular technology bandwagon.

By Paul Luff 8 May 2007

VoIP - where to from here?

Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is an area of information and communication technology (ICT) that remains cloaked in complexity and doubt. Where is the true value? To what extent are businesses enjoying the real benefit? And what lies ahead for the local market?

By Paul Luff 5 Jul 2006

VDSL and Ethernet offers opportunity

The network landscape has changed. New systems continue to mesh with the latest innovative hardware and software, the results of which paint a completely different picture to the networked systems and telecommunications infrastructure of yesteryear. VDSL or Ethernet over telephone lines, offers significant benefit to those willing to investigate the alternatives.

By Paul Luff 10 Feb 2005

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