Continue reading →
New restrictions on internet use that have been put in place by the Chinese government have made it even harder for people who rely on Google, and any associated tools such as mail and calendars, to work as normal in recent weeks. These restrictions are part of a wider campaign which has been established to tighten security internally within China itself.
Continue reading →
At the turn of the 20th Century, a 40-year old hunter, inventor and boot-strapping entrepreneur started a company in Freeport, Maine, USA. His name? Leon Leonwood Bean. And the company? The now $1.52 billion retail company...LL Bean.
Bean’s accomplishments, company policies and innovations through his business are far outside the scope of this article. But there is one iconic statement he made that we completely agree with, and is the focal point of this blog post.
LL Bean said:Continue reading →
Changes to the way Chinese citizens are allowed to view the outside world via the Internet has caused consternation amongst both business owners and personal users alike.
The censorship that has been put into place by the government in China is seen by many as a move back to the bad old days of communism in a country that was looking forward to a more open, capitalist outlook, thanks to the web.
China’s first dalliance with the online world came back in 1987 when a connection was made from mainland China to a university in Germany between two professors. The first email to emerge from within the Chinese borders read:
“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
These words, uttered by the inestimably brilliant Albert Einstein, have been the cornerstone of the world of science fiction.
From flying cars, to lightsabers, to deflector shields, to cyborgs, to dilithium crystal-powered warp drives...science fiction has dazzled us with tantalising possibilities that were extremely improbable.
Until now.Continue reading →
Continue reading →
If there is one thing that seems to be gaining traction in the world of tech it would have to be those natty little devices that are becoming almost unavoidable in all forms of technological media – the smart watch. Now, you’d be forgiven for thinking that these Star Trek-esque gadgets were dreamt up only yesterday given the amount of hype that is currently surrounding them. You’d be forgiven, but you’d be wrong.
What is the Great Firewall of China?The Great Firewall of China refers to the way that the Chinese government in order to control its citizens’ internet usage. These measures restrict the information that people can read and post online about any subject that the government believes to be threatening.
The restrictions affect almost every person that uses the internet in China, including businesses whose employees need to access the web for their work.Continue reading →
You may not realise it, but Maytech’s solutions have a lot in common with our favourite TV show, Game of Thrones. How is this possible? There’s no computers, data transfer or file sharing in Westeros, so how could these two things possibly be similar?
Many of our solutions share very similar character traits to some of the leading protagonists in Game of Thrones. Don’t believe us? Then see if you can guess who we are talking about:Continue reading →
“Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it.” – Mark Twain, American author and humorist
For many millennia, the weather has been a central character in human civilisation. It plays such a huge role that a great deal of effort has been expended in trying to predict it...simply because of the great influence that it has on absolutely every facet of life.Continue reading →
On the 3rd of September 2014, the world came to an end...for all of 20 minutes.
Facebook was shut down due to an issue with an infrastructure configuration in its data centres, and its 1.23 billion users were cut off from their friends and networks of contacts.
The reaction across the web to Facebook being down for 20 minutes shows how critical a role data centres play in our day-to-day lives...particularly with the vast amount of fast file transfer interactions happening each second. And to celebrate this role, this blog post will look at 5 of the top data centres in the world.Continue reading →
If you don’t take care of your customers, someone else will.
This is a tried-and-tested mantra of business, proven over millennia of people doing business with each other. And the businesses that thrive are those who realise that not only is the customer always right...but if they don’t take care of her, she will find one of their competitors who will.Continue reading →