Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Will Rankin

Will is a business journalist who loves digging out the facts and unboxing the truth
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Will is a business journalist who loves digging out the facts and unboxing the truth

Time to stop networks running on sugar

You are the lead network engineer working a weekend upgrade. It's 1am on a Sunday morning.  You are at the network colocation site. You...

“Hello! Please don’t hang up!” Time to cut the line on robocallers

the US was hit with 58.5 billion robocalls in  2019, an increase of 22% from the 47.8 billion received in 2018

How to hack a homeworker

The global coronavirus pandemic has changed the world of work forever.  With no real warning or preparation, we all became homeworkers, whether we liked it...

Reboxing counterfeiters deliver price war as they think inside the box

We need to talk about the rise of the re-boxer – unscrupulous counterfeiters who are taking used products, re-packaging them in counterfeited boxes, with counterfeited labels, and passing them off as new

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