By Emile Biagio, CTO, Sintrex I recently watched an investigative series set in the 1970’s, where a judge dismissed evidence that linked a suspect to a murder; he claimed that he does not believe in all this “scientific mumbo jumbo”. My my, how far we have progressed. Imagine how many cold cases could historically have
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By Emile Biagio, CTO, Sintrex Buy local, South Africans! You are creating sustainable careers for our youth! If I had one buck for every time we get lured into a “software features” discussion with a potential client, I’d own an overstocked game farm! Or what about the infamous feature shoot out or comparison spread sheet
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By Emile Biagio, CTO, Sintrex In his state-of-the-nation address, President Cyril Ramaphosa challenged South Africans to buy locally-made products, in order to boost the ailing local economy and create jobs. That’s such a simple and logical statement – but how many South Africans truly understand the positive impact of buying local? 15 million South Africans are
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By Emile Biagio, CTO for Sintrex   Over the years, I’ve been torn between my techie roots and marketing knowledge of what sells… Pretty and well-presented visuals sell! I love analysing the pictures used by companies creating the lure for us to buy, read an article or click on an opinion piece. I sometimes ponder about
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This thought pattern is bananas! By Emile Biagio, CTO for Sintrex Most of us like bananas, right? We’re privileged to have access to bananas in areas where they do not grow naturally. We even have the luxury of choosing how many we want to buy and we can hand-pick them from hundreds on display! But
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In the IT Monitoring space, it has become a requirement to have eyes on everything in your infrastructure and everyone has become used to the single pane of glass, API integration with drill-through capability and full stack service monitoring. As a result, many specialist companies are punting complete visibility of your entire infrastructure and positioning
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Da Gama, Vespucci and Columbus, they and many other naval explorers and traders of the spice trade era were great navigators or in some cases they trusted and greatly relied on navigators. When starting on a new voyage to new and undiscovered lands, the maps they used were crudely drawn, very inaccurate and the farthest
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In 2018, IT spend in South Africa totaled a whopping R276.6 billion (Gartner, Inc). The core challenge remains determining how to derive value from all this investment… People, Process and Technology: This is the foundation of any established IT management domain. It may come with proprietary terminology and be straight from a governance framework playbook,
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SD WAN providers claim that application performance can improve by up to forty times when migrated to SD WAN technologies…  That’s a phenomenal statistic! But how true is it? How did this number roll up to the marketing department to lure you into clicking the “Subscribe to SD-WAN” button? Strategy guru Peter Drucker once said:
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Following his successful five-year tenure as the Company’s chief executive officer, Keith Mclachlan will retire at year’s end, effective December 31, 2018 Keith Mclachlan, Chief Executive Officer for Sintrex “This chapter of my life has been one of the most rewarding of my working career, and for this I am most grateful. To every staff
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