Change of UK Data Centre

Our servers based in London, UK have just been moved from Rapidswitch to Telecity Group. Located in London Docklands, it is one of the worlds most connected data centres. A carrier-neutral data centre with over 400 connectivity options. Telecity hosts the London-based...

Server upgrades

I am in the process of upgrading the servers on the JC-J.COM network from Linux ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) to Linux ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) . Not all of the servers are running ubuntu, however this is one of the main distros currently being used. In addition,...

Website speed

We all know that the speed of a website is very important when we are surfing the net. We do not want to be waiting too long while we watch a website load into our browser. Therefore, I have been using some free website speed tests to check the performance of this...

Data privacy, social and cloud networks

We live in an age where big organisations are trying to hoover up our personal information to be consumed and broadcast on the social networks. It is said that knowledge is power, but knowledge comes from information or data that has been collated, managed and...

Open Source Search Solutions

Effective search is one of the most important applications on the Internet - just look at a company called Google to see what I mean. With the explosion of information available on the web alone, how do you quickly find what you are looking for? Then there is all of...

Expressing yourself creatively

Internet technology has provided musicians with fantastic tools to promote their music. For example, my son has just released a couple of his songs on the website reverbnation.com. He writes the songs himself and also sings them in the band, The Damned and the Dirty....

Education in Emerging Markets

Education is only just starting to boom in the emerging markets of the world and has a long, long way to go. Asia's rapidly growing middle class knows that education is the route to a good job with higher living standards. What is more, they are willing to pay for...

JC-J.COM Network Improvements

Happy New Year! Earlier this month, I changed the data centre that JC-J.IN operates from in Asia from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Singapore. The new data centre is operated by SingTel at their Comcentre Building, who say "SingTel EXPAN has one of the most extensive...

On-line teaching revolution spreads to UK

The emerging market of on-line teaching has been dominated by the US, but now a partnership of UK universities is launching a new project.  The following UK based universities are taking part - the Open University, King's College London, Bristol, Exeter, Warwick, East...

HTML5 Video

HTML5 video is the new open video standard. It enables web developers and users to escape the limitations of flash and other proprietary video formats. This is a big step forward, because there is now an open standard that is not controlled by any particular company,...

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