Wimpie van Rensburg
SD-WAN makes networks more flexible than ever

SD-WAN makes networks more flexible than ever
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[Wimpie van Rensburg] As an increasing number of organisations migrate to the cloud, the gap between the needs and expectations of the business and IT's ability to deliver is growing. With apps, data and users scattered...

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Martin Walshaw
Businesses can future-proof networks by consolidating solutions

Businesses can future-proof networks by consolidating solutions
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[Martin Walshaw] Inspired by a TED Talk on simplifying life, I recently set out to declutter my house. I wasn't even halfway through and had already gathered a mountain of devices and gadgets...

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Sven Hammar
API economy puts a new spin on solving old problems

API economy puts a new spin on solving old problems
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[Sven Hammar] Application program interface (API) is becoming a buzzword in the IT world. According to Wikipedia, API is 'a set of routines, protocols, and tools for building software applications'...

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Wimpie van Rensburg
How to achieve fluency in the language of Network Performance Management

How to achieve fluency in the language of Network Performance Management[Wimpie van Rensburg] More enterprises are adopting a hybrid enterprise IT model, incorporating a mix of on-premises and cloud-hosted apps as well as networks comprised of...

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Anton Vukic
Home automation: our homes are getting smarter

Home automation: our homes are getting smarter[Anton Vukic] Due to technological advancements, home automation solutions are evolving and getting more connected. Home automation solutions of today...

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Lynette Hundermark
Retail leading in digital transformation

Retail leading in digital transformation[Lynette Hundermark] Retail is possibly one of the only sectors where physical and digital services go hand in hand. There is an expectation that in today's digital world the connected consumer can perform tasks...

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Warren Olivier
Apps the pillars of the always-on business

Apps the pillars of the always-on business[Warren Olivier] Whether it is accessing back-end corporate data or creating sales forecasts in the field, mobile applications have become integral to the always-on business...

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Cari Van Wyk
Fighting digital colonialism, Q&A with Elizabeth Gould

Fighting digital colonialism, Q&A with Elizabeth Gould[Cari Van Wyk] The V&A Waterfront recently launched Workshop17, a multi-use innovation hub in support of start-ups, companies and initiatives working towards a better future...

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Warren Olivier
The always-on business relevant to all industries

The always-on business relevant to all industries[Warren Olivier] In South Africa, the concept of the always-on business is gathering momentum. Thanks to the connectedness of the world around us...

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Paul Divall
Is South Africa ready for smart cities?

Is South Africa ready for smart cities?[Paul Divall] The concept of the 'smart city' is growing in popularity as more and more connected technologies emerge. The term has many definitions...

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Lynette Hundermark
How social media can help you win at omnichannel

How social media can help you win at omnichannel[Lynette Hundermark] Omnichannel from a consumer viewpoint is the ability to have a seamless and consistent experience across multiple touchpoints...

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Lutz Blaeser
The dangers of a connected world

Lutz Blaeser[Lutz Blaeser] The problem is that the IoT is connecting places that were never originally designed to be connected to the internet...

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Eckart Zollner
Signed, WACS and delivered - now what? The opportunity for West and Central Africa

Eckart Zollner[Eckart Zollner] Construction of the USD650 million West Africa Cable System (WACS) began in 2009 and was completed in April 2011. On target, a little over a year later (11 May, 2012) the first traffic ran over the cable - from South Africa and Namibia, two countries that probably have the most advanced terrestrial fibre network in sub-Saharan Africa and the highest rates of Internet connectivity and most smartphones.

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Brent Lees
Next-gen networking to enable megatrends

Next-gen networking to enable megatrends[Brent Lees] While the enterprise looks to disruptive trends, such as cloud, mobility and big data, to drive business innovation and greater revenues, the IT department is well aware that traditional networks and data centres may not be up to the challenge of supporting these new technology demands.

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Dawie Botes
Corporate responsibility - The Derelict

Dawie Botes[Dawie Botes] Having worked in corporate offices for years, I've picked up on an alarming situation plaguing our electricity supply. I call them 'Derelicts'; the remnants of people's positions, still hanging around long after someone have left an office...

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Danette Breitenbach
Let's chat

Let's chat[Danette Breitenbach] When the official CliffCentral.com launch party took place recently, what was very interesting was its launch platform.

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David Palmer-Stevens
Warnings of an energy crunch: What are the implications for the data centre?

David Palmer-Stevens[David Palmer-Stevens] Regular and planned power outages are not uncommon in South Africa, and serve as a stark reminder that our depleting electricity supplies are being stretched to capacity.

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Gary Allemann
Moving to enterprise data quality

Gary Allemann[Gary Allemann] Data continues to increase at an exponential rate, presenting organisations with a host of new challenges, not least of which is managing the quality of these significant volumes of information.

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President Ntuli
Cloud computing for government - not just a cost cutter

Cloud computing for government - not just a cost cutter[President Ntuli] Before the birth of the electricity generating industry, any enterprise needing power had to build and run private generators. These were inflexible, inelastic and did not scale easily. In the mid-19th century, centralised generation allowed electricity to be provided as a utility, meaning that consumers only had to pay for what they used.

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Chris Welham
Every IT department is an island

Chris Welham[Chris Welham] IT departments exist, most often, in isolation. There is a very real disconnect between IT professionals and business executives, particularly in small and medium businesses.

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