17 February 2020 Monitoring systems that statistically indicate that things are bad, implies that certain actions must be taken to rectify. “But you’re telling me what my users are already telling me” is NOT the desired response. Yes, monitoring systems will measure your users’ experience and provide you with factual proof that the user experience
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13 December 2019 An IT infrastructure is the central nervous system of a business. It allows the company to function, ensures that operations are smooth and seamless, and ensures that the productivity companies require, remain constant and available for successful trading. “We all know how important it is to ensure that business-critical applications are constantly
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By Emile Biagio, CTO of Sintrex Twenty years ago, “Brain Drain” articles were common and I remember thinking that I’ve chosen the right career. Forecasts at that stage predicted that in ten years, most companies would struggle to find or retain the right tech skills for their businesses. Fast forward to today – we know
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Wispeco Aluminium is the largest aluminium extrusion company in South Africa. The company recently suffered issues after implementing SYSPRO ERP for its branches across the country.   The company’s IT team tried to work out the issues themselves, but after failing to do so despite trying various things, Wispeco contacted Sintrex for assistance.  Wispeco had assumed
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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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