Fairfax Tech Column

Fairfax Tech Column

26.10.2018 Fairfax Tech Column 118


I have to get something off my chest. I believe in Anthropogenic Climate Change (ACC). Actually, that isn’t strictly correct. It is not so much that I believe in Climate Change any more than I believe in the fact our planet revolves around the sun. That may seem like a silly example – we all ‘know’ the planets in our Solar System revolve around the sun and we were taught that from the day we were born – but it was only several hundred years ago when Heliocentris ..

19.10.2018 Fairfax Tech Column 117


As with many industries, the die-hards are separated from the pretenders by their knowledge of acronyms and initialisms (AAI). If you really want to know you are speaking to an expert in any industry, listen to how many AAIs roll off the tongue in normal speech. The technology industry is no different – although some may say tech geeks are the worst offenders at dropping the phrases to the point that they are in widespread use. Think of ADSL; LAN; PC; POP; POTS and PSTN (meaning the sa ..

12.10.2018 Fairfax Tech Column 116


It is an all too common experience. You sit down for dinner and gather the family around to discuss the events of the day. Your first forkful of a well-prepared meal is on its way to your mouth to satisfy your hunger when rudely interrupted by…Ring Ring. I have heard it said that a phone call is a demand for a meeting without an appointment, but if you decide to take the call or ignore the call it has still been an interruption to precious family time. How many times do you answer ..

05.10.2018 Fairfax Tech Column 115


Ask any millennial and they will tell you that ALL sales are now online. It may seem that way – and there is incredible growth in online sales – but there is still some bite left in bricks and mortar. I recently delivered some presentations telling businesses how to make sure they are putting their organisation in the best possible position to compete against the online juggernaut and the secret is to flip the way you view online shopping. Before I give away those secrets, we ..