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The African connection: The next big opportunity in online gambling

My take-outs from ICE Africa, 2018 by Job Mabiala, Client Engagement Specialist, Viadex Kick-off: Johannesburg, 24/25 October 2018 The renowned and long established ‘ICE Totally Gaming’ event has always been a premier meeting place and exchange of ideas forum for the gaming industry in London, Europe, and the USA. It’s an encouraging sign of the…

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The what, where, why, how and when of data migration

by Adrian Kingsford, CTO, Viadex   Forward momentum dictates caution. Data is a precious asset; what you do with it is also the subject of scrutiny by regulators. The essential principle is ‘handle with care’. A moving experience I’d almost stopped searching for my Swiss Army knife. I’ve never used it, but that’s not the…

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A new day, a new threat: how do we deal with embedded chips?

by Toby Butler, Specialist Vendor Account Manager, Viadex It became evident with the recent revelations around embedded microchips, inserted at subcontractor facilities in China into servers originally assembled by Supermicro, that cyber-attack strategies have moved onto a new level. The world has now become aware of them. It is like a gathering storm; we can…

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LEASE IS MORE – Financing your digital transformation

by Gerhard Malan, CFO, Viadex The availability of cash, the type of asset and its useful life, and the flexibility inherent in a leasing arrangement all take precedent for me when balancing the pros and cons.   In the financial arena, flexibility is agility The notion of leasing any type of hardware has both its…

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Worldly wise: Confident risk management in global IT projects

by Pascale Bull, COO, Viadex Know what you’re shipping, know the country, know the pitfalls Technology creates a wonderful world of opportunity. It’s also a world fraught with risk, compliance complexities imposed by manufacturers and governments, volatile nations, currency differences, vendor restrictions, compatibility issues, and procurement challenges around consolidation. Global growth entails global risk. Business…

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Believe in yourself: Brandon inspires the Viadex team

by Brian Dunleavy, Vendor Alliances Director, Viadex   Tokyo 2020 here we come Almost at the year’s anniversary of our relationship with the para athlete, Brandon Beack, we were delighted to welcome him to our London offices recently. Brandon spent two weeks in Europe on a training trip sponsored by Viadex and came to see…

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Cloud choices: How do you decide, when there’s so much on offer?

by Tommy Kolega, CIO, Viadex: Global IT Infrastructure and Deployment Specialists How risky is it to reduce risks? Cloud has been around, some would say, since 1996. It’s no longer a novelty. It is, however, the platform for all things new: services, processes, development, applications, interactions, and great ways of reducing risk and costs. It…

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Ceph – an Overview

With the rapid market adoption of SDS (Software Defined Storage) it is only fair to discuss the much talked about open source SDS Ceph, what it is and how it could be used to provide an SDS solution today. What is Ceph (can be pronounced sef or kef)? Ceph is an Open Source Distributed storage…

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