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A collection of musings on a wide variety of IT-related topics
Network safety: Top tips for managing digital security

Network safety: Top tips for managing digital security

Whether you're a systems administrator or an end user, you are in some way responsible for network safety. Any home or office networks you connect to can easily be influenced by your actions, or lack thereof. Our security team provided a set of simple tips to help...

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Gaming is for everyone

Gaming is for everyone

No matter what platform you prefer, modern games have something to offer you. And thanks to forward leaps in connectivity and technology, you're able to easily enjoy and share your experiences. Did you know, however, that there are many tangible benefits to gaming?...

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Managed Services in a Mac world

Managed Services in a Mac world

Adept's extensive experience in leveraging Managed ICT Services (MS) in a Mac world has generated success after success. Moreover, we have encountered and confirmed several notions which were once only theoretical. We continue to provide superlative MS to clients with...

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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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