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Making A Good First Impression Is About Engaging, Not Impressing

First impressions are important because they’re hard to undo, and a bad one will stick with you for a long time. But a good first impression isn’t about impressing at all. It’s all about engaging with someone and making a connection.


What Is An SD-WAN?

Over the last decade or so, there has been a massive revolution in IT. We’ve moved from the era of bespoke hardware to the use of generic hardware with the specialisation coming via software. The same is happening to the enterprise wide area network.


Speedify 4.0 Uses Wi-Fi And Mobile Data At The Same Time For Better Speed And Reliability

iOS/Android: Speedify is a handy way to combine multiple internet connections into one mega pipe. Now, it’s even better. In 4.0, you can send redundant data over multiple connections, and get started without an account.


We're Getting Deliciously Close To Terabit Internet

Nokia Bell Labs, Deutsche Telekom T-Labs and the Technical University of Munich have made some important strides towards extremely fast internet connections. The team says they have achieved “unprecedented transmission capacity”, at a rate of one terabit-per-second.


Don't Limit Yourself To One Mentor, Get Multiple Perspectives

Mentors are a valuable source of guidance that help you move your career forward, but one isn’t enough. Don’t limit yourself to one person’s perspective or experience. Having multiple mentors, or at least people to talk shop with, takes the pressure off and broadens your horizons.


If You're Too Busy To Send A Reply Now, Tell An Email Recipient When They Can Expect One

We’ve all experienced email overload, and some emails require a fair amount of time to write a reply. If you don’t have time to get to an email right away, at least tell the recipient when they can expect to hear back from you.


Australia And New Zealand's Bandwidth Costs Are Ridiculously High

The cost of buying bandwidth from network providers in Australia and New Zealand are extremely high. How high? Web performance company CloudFlare measured it and found that it is up to 21.3 times higher compared to Europe. The company blamed large telcos like Telstra and Optus for charging too much. Here’s what you need to know.


The Simple Handshake Mistakes You Should Avoid At Your Next Interview

Giving a firm, solid handshake isn’t difficult exactly, but ask anyone who meets job candidates or just talks to new people with any regularity, and you’ll hear some awkward handshake horror stories. This video from ZipRecruiter outlines some of the worst offenders, and a simple way to get it right.


Questions To Ask Your Mentor Or Other Professionals In Your Industry

Making the most of your mentor’s guidance includes being prepared with questions that tap into your mentor’s experience. The same applies to conferences, or other opportunities you have to ask experienced people in your field how they work. Here are some questions to consider.


The Best Way To Suck Up To Someone Without Sounding Like A Kiss Arse

If you don’t always see eye to eye with your boss, and you want to get in their good graces, a little sucking up might be in order. Doing it the wrong way, however, can make you look even worse. The trick is to fool yourself into liking them.


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