How Good Quality Wi-Fi Helps Small Business Owners

Often times, small business owners think that a regular Wi-Fi setup, similar with what they’ve gotten at home, is more than enough for their business’ needs. That’s why it’s called “small” business after all, isn’t it?

Nothing could be further from the truth, though. As a business owner, you are at a much greater risk in comparison with a home user, and if your business-related data is compromised, you could even lose your business, in case that your customers’ data falls into wrong hands. Let us explore the key things that any business owner needs in order to have access to secure, fast Internet access.

1) A strong Internet connection. This is quite obvious, right? Still, many business owners prefer to save a few dollars a month and end up having a poor internet connection, which lets them down just when they were supposed to send that important report!

Don’t make the same mistake; invest in a high quality internet connection that won’t let you down. If you also have a smartphone, switch to a plan that includes some mobile data as well, and then tether the mobile Internet connection whenever your broadband is down. Hopefully, this won’t happen too often.

2) A good router. It’s amazing how many of the modern routers have such great features, while costing about 200 dollars! In fact, you could pick up a decent router for less than 100 bucks! Here’s a list with some of the best routers of the moment; many of them will work fine for small businesses as well:


Here are the needed router features for a small business:

– IPv6 support. Few home owners need this features, but it is crucial for businesses – even for small business owners! IPv6 allows better packet processing and routing, thus increasing the data network transfer speeds.

– DMZ port. A router that includes the DMZ port feature is able to create a subnetwork, keeping the business owners’ computers insulated from the main network, and thus stopping at least some of the hackers’ attacks.

– Virtual networks. A good router will be able to create different networks for each business department, restricting the network traffic accordingly.

– Content filtering is a great addition for any business owner who is worried that his/her employees may be spending time on Facebook, rather than doing work. With content filtering, you can easily restrict access to certain websites.

– Virtual private networks. A VPN allows the employees to have access to the company data and tools from anywhere in the world, without compromising its security.

3) A decent SMA antenna. Without it, even the best routers are useless. Make sure to use repeaters as well, in case that they are needed. You don’t want to lose the advantage of having a great Internet connection because the wireless signal can’t pass through the walls in your office.

It is true that small business owners have to be very careful with their money, but having a strong Wi-Fi signal and a secure network is mandatory for them. Invest in a good internet connection, a good router and a good antenna and you will have a good wireless network that will work fine for many years.

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Technology News

1. A new watch is capable of measuring people’s blood oxygen levels as well as the heart rate, and instantly sends the data to doctors. Oxitone is the name of the Israel-based business company that has created this device, which can save the lives of many sick people.

tech-medical-newsPulse oximeters are extremely useful in determining if the oxygen comes in the right amount and if the heart beat has regular values. These values are measured in hospitals and emergency situations with the help of several medical devices, wires and stands. But now this can be done a lot easier with the help of this watch.

The device can be worn during all sorts of activities, and is capable of informing and alerting the owner when something unusual is happening. This way the person that has such a medical problem can immediately see a doctor and get the necessary help.

2. In Taiwan, the scientists have created a prototype for teeth embedded sensors that understand oral activity like eating, drinking, smoking and brushing the teeth. The data is then sent to the dentist in order to inform him on the owner habits.

The device was created by a group of scientists from Taiwan University and it consists of a small chip with an accelerometer and a Bluetooth connection. The sensor detects the movements and recognizes the type of activity that is going on. The accuracy of the device is around 94%.

3. A new device, the size of a pen, cleans the blood of potentially deadly viruses. The device was created in an effort to help people clean their blood outside the hospital. The Hemopurfier was developed by Aethlon Medical and it does pretty much the same as the medical device used by people with kidney failure, which regularly need to eliminate excess water and waste in the blood. The Hemopurifier is different from dialyze devices as it pumps antibodies in the blood. These antibodies can then attach to the viruses present in the blood, thus cleaning the blood of the patient. The device will prove to be helpful for the existing patients, but also in cases when the treatment is needed in the event of a bio terrorist attack.

4. Who does not want to get rid of stress? PIP is a new device that was created so that it detects stress when held in the hand and, at the very same time, helps the owner understand what to do in order to get rid of it. The device can measure moisture and heat that, when present at high levels, indicate stress and discomfort. This small machine can then send the collected data to a smartphone.

5. With the help of Match, autistic persons can be taught to cook. This is a color coded system that can guide the autistic person through preparing food. The system was created at Syracuse University and is made out of cooking tools which are colored in a certain way, so that the entire cooking process is more organized.

It is well known that kitchen is a place that can confuse the autistic persons a lot, but with the help of the colorful tools, things can become a lot easier for them. The kit is made of four colors and shape coded pots, so that the autistic person can help to separate different ingredients and also measure them in order to prepare the desired food recipe.

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