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A collection of musings on a wide variety of IT-related topics
What to watch out for in 2020

What to watch out for in 2020

Information and communications technology (ICT) changes more rapidly than we can usually perceive. The last few years were particularly fast-paced, with no indication that 2020 will be any slower. You can accommodate this by keeping an eye on the top ICT trends for...

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Technology to get the most out of the festive season

Technology to get the most out of the festive season

It’s the time of year where most people and organisations wind down, take a breather and recharge. Using technology to help you out seems natural nowadays. Yet there are always small ways to make this approach work better for you. Stay connected. Or not. Oddly enough,...

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Human Resources – people and technology blend

Human Resources – people and technology blend

We often tout Human Resources as the beating heart of an organisation. Yet at the core of this heart, we see a clash between technology and remaining people-centric. Sometimes, this clash is subtle and blends in behind the scenes. At other times, the blending is less...

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Live your company values through community support

Live your company values through community support

Supporting your community through outreach programs is a great way to reinforce your company values. Not only are you reminding yourself what your values stand for, you’re also helping others develop further. At Adept, we thrive on our core values of...

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Project management is for everyone

Project management is for everyone

Project management is a set of skills that you should endeavour to pass on to everyone in your organisation. Whether by direct external training or lateral skills transfer, helping people develop in project management yields surprisingly positive results. Identifying...

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What it takes to work in Technical Services

What it takes to work in Technical Services

Whatever name you designate to them, the Technical Services team members are the ones who look after your core infrastructure. This team is responsible for maintaining your network infrastructure. They look after the hardware and software that runs on it. They also...

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Why VoIP can be right for you

Why VoIP can be right for you

When you choose a VoIP solution for telephony, you are choosing a technology that's been around for over 40 years. You can thus argue that, based on this longevity alone, you're using something reliable and robust. And you're not wrong. VoIP stands for voice over...

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IT Infrastructure Modernisation

IT Infrastructure Modernisation

Modernising IT across the board In 2016, an article by three senior partners at McKinsey and Company examined a case study involving end-to-end improvements in an organisation through its IT modernisation. The results highlighted multiple benefits. Some, such as the...

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Office 365 – Change the way you do business

Office 365 – Change the way you do business

Consider an organisation and its workforce. A one-size-fits-all approach hardly seems encouraging in this setting. Furthermore, this rings even truer if you take into account the diversity which permeates modern society. Yet, taking a solid look at the Office 365...

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Cybersecurity – are you ready to deal with a crisis?

Cybersecurity – are you ready to deal with a crisis?

Cybersecurity is far more than just preventing people clicking on attached malware these days. From an organisational point of view, keeping your digital assets safe is probably one of the most important tasks you and your company will ever undertake. What's more,...

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Startup tech solution tips

Startup tech solution tips

The last few years showed an unprecedented rise of small and medium-scale startup numbers. The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor reports show this to be in excess of 100 million globally each year. This means that, every few seconds, someone out there starts a new...

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Holiday technology: make it work for you

Holiday technology: make it work for you

Arguably the biggest festive season is once again upon us. It's tempting to enjoy everything digital for its own sake. Yet some clever application of "holiday technology" makes it even more useful. What is holiday technology? We're using the term very broadly here. At...

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Data security: from protection to POPI

Data security: from protection to POPI

It's been some time since we tackled developments in both the POPI act's enactment as well as data security. Moreover, the issue of data quality remains prevalent. We attended the recent Cape Town leg of the ESET Security Day, which inspired a fresh look at the...

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