How often are you in contact with your technology partner? Is there value in the platform offering they invoice you for monthly? Jaco Voigt has a thought-provoking conversation with Jacques Malherbe, about the need for collaboration when acquiring technology due to fragmented value chains. As the procurement process becomes increasingly commoditised, businesses are experiencing the pain of having missing pieces in their technology solution puzzle. The trend is for technology solutions to be myopically bought, for today, rather than having technology partners do value trapping for their business by optimising their value offering by participating in skills and needs analysis of the businesses they supply. Brought to you by Catalytic.

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George Mienie talks to the team about Elon Musk creating a ‘Tesla Bot’ humanoid robot. A Chevrolet owner goes for one last drive after selling it and wrecks it... and George shares some car technology fails. Powered by AutoTrader.

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Jaco and his guest revisit the importance of business efficiency by managing data and embracing technology. The discussion centres around connectivity being the foundation of a successful business, rather than a grudge purchase. The questions any business needs to keep asking are about the cost of data loss, and protecting what they have. Your 'IT guy' is sometimes just a desktop technician, rather than an IT resource - and perhaps it's critical for your business to get objective advice on the benefits of system integration, cyber security and server virtualisation. Brought to you by Catalytic.

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Although the 1 July deadline has been extended, you still need to formalise the process within your business as the PoPi Act is relevant to ALL businesses across the spectrum. Do you have a PoPi manual? What is your safety net for possible cybercrime? How are you processing and storing private customer information, and who have you appointed as your compliance officer? What training have you given your staff regarding the protection and flow of private customer information? Brought to you by Catalytic.

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Jaco and his guest debate the inner workings of 'to cloud or not to cloud'. When your core business is not IT you need to leverage technology to ensure digital transformation and business continuity. The considerations are more than just deciding on a public or private cloud-based solution. Points to ponder - has your business considered the pain points of stability issues for the server like cooling, bandwidth and constant power? Do you have SLAs? What would a reason be to move your server(s)? How safe is your data? Brought to you by Catalytic.

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Jaco and his guest peel back the complex layers of disaster recovery (DR). Recovery of data is not just a spare back-up living on a server. Did you know that there is a difference between recovery and back-up? With multiple users and real time recovery requirements, it becomes key to have a staged process, with a defined process to follow. Are you testing your back-ups to ensure that there is no malware in the files? How frequently is your business doing simulation and testing on recovery files? How many minutes, hours or days will it take to bring your business back up? It’s the dreary stuff that is actually your business’ lifeblood... extra measures are vital in this information age – what are you doing to protect your business continuity? Brought to you by Catalytic.

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Jaco Voigt does a brief overview of what has been covered in previous Unbundled podcasts. He touches on Catalytic being a trusted advisor for all your business’ IT requirements including connectivity, security, surrounded eco-systems, Unified Communication (UC), back-up and restoration of data. In the fast-paced and ever-changing IT space, it is important to remember that your IT solution should support rather than restrict your business, and be mindful that enticing pricing may not serve your business well. Brought to you by Catalytic.

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14.05.21 Pt 2 - Can you guess who on the show is allergic to water? You know who we haven’t caught up with in a while? Friend to the show and tech guru, Toby Shapshak. He chats to the team about what’s on his mind and his show on eNCA.

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In this episode, we chat to Fradreck Shoko, Global Head of Corporate Finance at Standard Bank, about what it takes to work with some of Africa’s largest organisations, how to build trust, and how earned wage access has the potential to unlock billions of Rands into the South African economy. Brought to you by SmartWage.

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Don't underestimate the importance of device management... it’s more than just ticking the security box via your business’s trusted IT guy! Hacking happens on all levels - the negligence of small businesses is as serious as enterprises. The security risk increases as more staff work remotely on public and home connectivity. Would you as a business owner know if your staff bypass and breach server protocols? Do you even have device protocols? Remember, 'prevention is better than cure'... this episode explores the importance of engaging the security of your business by delving into Android, Windows and Mac devices. Brought to you by Catalytic.

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