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?

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Timothy speaks to Mei Xu, the author of ‘Burn: How Grit, Innovation, and a Dash of Luck Ignited a Multi-Million Dollar Success Story’. Mei Xu tells her story about moving from China to America, and building Chesapeake Bay Candle from her home’s basement. She also shares what she thinks are the key ingredients of her success, and why she is so dedicated to helping women-owned businesses on her new platform, YesSheMay.com.

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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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Sometimes you need to stop and take a breath. Perhaps last year’s pandemic and the resulting drastic lockdown measures gave many of us that opportunity. Armed with an excuse, some of us have used this time to appreciate the extraordinary changes in our lives. The most valuable businesses - like Amazon, Netflix, Google and Facebook  - didn’t exist 30 years ago, now they’re the ones we can’t live without...

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12.05.21 Pt 2 - Simphiwe joins the guys to add her two cents to the show. They get into the body positivity movement, Britney Spears and her boyfriend, and Gareth’s tickling business idea. And you guessed it... Damon finds a way to talk about farts and doing the number two.

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Does your rack tick all the boxes to ensure optimal data storage? Jaco Voigt and guest Adrian Buddingh discuss the key elements that make up a smart rack and the benefits of these 'smart components' to your business. What is the relevance of a smart rack in your IT infrastructure? What should be a concern for a business? Power, redundancy, rack cooling and security are all crucial elements in keeping your business data facility safe and going. From rack security measures like biometrics, to fire hazards and notifications, Jaco demystifies the technology of data smart racks in a server room or data centre facility. Brought to you by Catalytic.

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David Weiss - a businessman, podcaster and Flat Earth believer - joins Gareth to have a candid conversation about his conspiracy theories, how belief is the enemy of knowing, and the most important secret of the elite. This conversation will certainly leave you thinking and maybe even convince you to see things differently.

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This week, Jaco from Catalytic continues to simplify and unbundle the digital workplace. A Cisco networking specialist joins the discussion to demystify the core IT infrastructure of a business, as well as Cloud networking specifications. How familiar are you with routers, switches, firewalls, overlays... and how are you protecting your business? This discussion again highlights the fact that small businesses are the gateway to bigger enterprise crimes – are you protected? Brought to you by Catalytic.

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20.04.21 Pt 2 - The guys have a brief conversation about the UCT fire and the impact of it. Gareth talks to Pepe Marais - founding partner of Joe Public United and author - about his new book and finding your purpose.

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Technology implementation is a journey and not a brand buy, or a cheap and easy flip of a switch. Are you considering redundancy (failover), back-up and security? This week Jaco chats about businesses needing to take responsibility for their technology implementations by aligning strategies, looking at the business landscape, and long term holistic solutions. Brought to you by Catalytic.

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