The Long Road to Cisco CCIE Emeritus

I took my Cisco CCIE around 16 years ago now, but like everyone who's attempted the lab, you don't forget it quickly. Passing the lab is no easy feat - there's a pre-qualification exam, followed by the lab itself. I've heard it said that 80% of people that start the CCIE journey never pass, so there's a reason it's right up there with the hardest[…]
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Wi-Fi Travels in Canada

In December 2015, I was travelling to Canada and along the way took note of the Wi-Fi installations. I know it's a bit geeky.. when you work in Wi-Fi a while you kind of naturally end of looking at the ceiling in a lot of buildings.. and assessing how well Wi-Fi is installed when you travel overseas.
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5 Tips for Managers

I've managed teams for approaching 30 years now, and you realise there is one constant - the need to refresh your ideas, approaches and techniques. There are always new situations for you to be in, improved coaching techniques to learn and more emotional intelligence to devekop. Here's some tips.
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Teamwork - Network Installation

I've been wanting to write a blog for a little while now on the subject of teamwork. This, of course, is against the backdrop of what we do as a company - network design and commission. For many outsiders, it's a surprise to see that there's actually a fair bit of manual work in network deployment, and there in lies the great opportunity to work and[…]
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Human Factors in Network Deployment

I work for a Cisco Partner who employs around 15 engineers, predominantly designing and optimising Wireless networks.   We were awarded an amazing opportunity in the first quarter of 2020 : designing and implementing the wired and wireless network for a hospital destined as a COVID recovery facility. And best of all: have it operational in 6 weeks of[…]
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Travels in Silicon Valley - facebook and Google

I paid homage to the tech companies in Silicon Valley while on holiday (geeky I know). Having worked with Cisco technologies for over twenty five years now, I just wanted to take a look at the Cisco campus and see for myself what it looked like - might as well throw in a few other tech companies while I was at it, I thought.
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ACMP: Aruba Certified Mobility Professional

Aruba is a major player in the delivery of Wireless networks. Cisco and Aruba tend to dominate the delivery of enterprise Wi-Fi, so Aruba Certifications are a good bet to help advance your career. In wireless, there is the independent CWNA (and CWNP) certifications, as well as both Cisco and Aruba. The choice to go vendor neutral, or vendor specific is[…]
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How to Build better Hotel Wi-Fi

Have you ever stayed in a hotel and the Wi-Fi wasn't great? I'll bet the answer is an unqualified yes. I've traveled quite a lot for work, which has given me plenty of opportunity to sample the delights of hotel Wi-Fi. It can be a bit of an inconvenience when you're travelling and you can't access your email - when you need to work and have some urgent[…]
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Travels with Wi-Fi: In-Flight Wi-Fi

On my recent holidays, it was with some interest when I boarded an American Airways flight, that they’re offering on-board Wi-Fi.
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Armen Vardanian - RTLS Expert

Armen Vardanian joined us in May 2019 as a senior consultant, and he’s been a great asset to the IPTel team. With a long history with new product innovation, Armen has been working with DNA Spaces, AiRISTA, CenTrak and other high granularity RTLS products.
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