A non-technical introduction to the new superfast/fibre-optic broadband in Sidmouth.
Superfast broadband has now become available in Sidmouth and other areas in East Devon. The Sidmouth Chamber of Commerce has arranged for a talk about this new technology and its benefits. The event is open to non-chamber members.
Aptly titled “Let there be Light”, the talk is a non-technical introduction to the new superfast/fibre-optic broadband in Sidmouth. The presentation is vendor neutral and not a sales presentation. The following topics will be addressed:
What is superfast/fibre-optic broadband?
What’s in it for me – Why do I need it?
Is this the super-hyper-galactic-sonic speed all the politicians talk about?
When is it really, really, I mean REALLY coming to Sidmouth?
Does everybody get it, do we have to buy it and where can I sign up for it?
Will they dig up my driveway for the fibre-glass cable?
Getting caught in the footnotes – How to avoid costly mistakes.
Can I have it for my remote farmhouse?
Is my computer fast enough and do I need a new router?
Is BT the only supplier of this, they do own the network or don’t they?
[Please note: Kodak stopped selling inkjet printers by end of 2012. This article still shines some light on the inkjet industry. Kodak inkjets were also sold under the SAMSUNG brand. ]
German test lab Druckerchannel.de has defaced an advertising claim which we often see on telly in this country as well. It’s Kodak with their rather bold claims that their inkjet printers have substantially lower ink costs. Not quite true as it turns out. Not even close to reality.
The below is an interview between Michael Mertens and ‘The NewsPaper’. It talks about IT solutions for SMEs, particularly for beginners.
Computer have become so much an important gadget in our lives these days. With this edition of the NewsPaper we are starting a regular column about computing. The editor welcomes suggestions and is keen to hear your feedback.
We recently met IT expert Michael Mertens from Sidmouth. He is an experienced computer consultant in East Devon and answered a few questions for our readers.
Have no fear, this is far less technical than you think. Something you all must be itching to know: Which internet provider or service to choose. So here is what IT consultant Michael Mertens has to say, based on many years of experience with his clients, when his clients ask which internet provider should I choose?
In some rural areas the only solution for reliable internet connection is Satellite broadband. Previously only available for up to hundreds of pounds/month, prices came down substantially with a new satellite which came into service in the middle of 2011. Packages are now available from about £25/month.
Qualified support for the Apple Macintosh platform is difficult to find.
Clients who don’t like to discuss their business problem in a shop or want to solve a workflow problem often feel left alone. A noisy environment which is primarily designed to sell doesn’t suit everybody.