Blog

A collection of musings on a wide variety of IT-related topics
Protecting children online in a digital age

Protecting children online in a digital age

We attended a recent webinar entitled "Maintaining the human touch in a digitally connected world". The focus on protecting children was readily apparent. Moreover, it was highly appropriate given the proximity to Youth Day in South Africa. We take a summarizing look...

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Online safety and remote productivity

Online safety and remote productivity

People are increasingly asking how to boost their family's online safety during lockdown. Furthermore, companies are showing signs of struggles when it comes to keeping remote staff motivated. We took a personal approach and asked several of our colleagues what they...

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Digital transformation in a time of lockdown

Digital transformation in a time of lockdown

Our entire industry has been making a push for transition to the cloud for some time now. As a part of digital transformation, cloud and other related services saw an increased uptake over several years. Moreover, their use was turning into a main business function...

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Why Managed ICT trumps in-house

Why Managed ICT trumps in-house

Managed ICT services have a reputation, and that reputation continues to grow at the same rate that their effectiveness does. We took a look at what we've seen and coupled it with thoughts from others. We see a clear judgement - Managed ICT deserves its spot as a...

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Communicating better through technology

Communicating better through technology

The concept of communicating better is as old as the notion of discovering a tribe different to your own and trying to get your meaning across. Fast forward a few millennia, however, and some of the same problems remain. What's more, widening generational gaps and...

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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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