Administrator 01/18/2023

How we do business has always been shaped by the technology available at the time. However, the change has been marked since the end of World War 2, particularly since the development and deployment of IT Solutions in the 1960s and 1970s.   There has been a second marked change since the introduction of Internet-based IT […]

Administrator 12/15/2022

The move to the Cloud, coupled with enabling working from home and providing remote access to systems and data has made IT infrastructure more complex.  In turn, this has meant increased costs to IT, at a time during which budgets are being reduced and businesses are under severe financial pressure. IT has been asked to […]

Administrator 11/15/2022

Governments clearly have a vested interest in Infrastructure Security.  Many, if not all, of a nation’s essential services operate on physical infrastructure, often including IT infrastructure  Private companies, while usually not providing the same level of physical infrastructure, have an investment in their own IT infrastructure.  IT Security is therefore a major item on an […]

Administrator 10/28/2022

IT Infrastructure is critical to operations in many spheres nowadays.  The financial and commercial sectors, Government and parastatal organisations, and even home networking depend on a solid and reliable IT infrastructure.   IT Security is a key skill in all areas. Cyber Threats – the Current Landscape The scope, frequency and ferocity of cyber-attacks have increased […]

Administrator 09/28/2022

IT infrastructure has been evolving recently, prompted by the changing IT environments forced on users by the pandemic. Hyper convergent infrastructures (“HCI”) had been evolving since the millennium with the start of the explosion in virtualisation.   In short, HCI is an IT Infrastructure that is a combination of servers and storage that consolidates new and […]

Administrator 08/22/2022

The last two years have seen a change in IT strategies.  In some cases, business strategies have become survival strategies as they struggle with the changes in the business landscape following the pandemic.  Many want to move to an e-commerce platform and perhaps upgrade their web presence.  The effects on IT have been equally traumatic, […]

Administrator 07/21/2022

The security and reliability of an organisation’s IT infrastructure is critical for business operations. Most businesses with a mature IT infrastructure often have an assortment of equipment and software from different suppliers. A lack of standardisation can complicate day-to-day operations and the development of new systems. It adds costs and complexity to IT Services even […]

Administrator 05/16/2022

One of the perennial IT Infrastructure problems network managers faces is the cost of deploying and managing the network infrastructure.  The component parts of the IT Infrastructure like switches, and routers all need to be configured before installation. IT Infrastructure management takes time and resources and hence cost.   As an example, if an equipment failure […]

Administrator 04/15/2022

Over the last two years or so, many organisations have moved to the Cloud, often outsourcing the IT operations to a managed service provider (“MSP”).   The extent of the outsourcing will depend on the arrangements with the MSP, but will always involve two distinct elements, management of the local and remote IT Infrastructure: Full outsourcing […]