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It’s more than just reading the temperature

One of the common applications of IoT is temperature probes but the solution is more than just reading the temperature.
Read the full article here.

IoT as a firestorm canary

Firestorms are a worldwide problem where the majority of monitoring and reporting requirements are sourced from either satellite imaging or visual sightings. In some cases, long range terrestrial video surveillance is deployed.
Read the full article here.

Taking the heat - IoT with data centres

DS has updated its Powatherm sensor to include backend portal integration into a heatmap. The Powatherm sensor is a ground breaking IoT based sensor that brings cost effective thermal metrics to the data centre. It facilitates the deployment of hundreds of sensors into a data centre that improves reporting and monitoring of facilities.
Read the full article here.

Powalert IoT sensor to be launched at MyBroadband 2017 conference

Read our press release for the MyBroadband Conference 2017 where we will launch the Powalert here.

The IoT’s impact on storage

The internet of things will have a huge impact on storage – the sheer volume of data, the radically different types of data created, and the storage needed, from flash to object to cloud.  Read about the IoT's impact on storage here.

Understanding Data Centre Temperature Guidelines

Read about understanding data centre temperature guidelines here.

The Hours of WannaCry from the Cisco Umbrella Blog

In the span of just 10 days, two large-scale, wormable attacks grabbed international headlines. First, a phishing campaign posing as a Google Docs sharing request gained access to Google accounts then spread across its victim’s contacts, and now, a ransomware campaign with a bite, named WannaCry, autonomously infected vulnerable systems leveraging an exploit leaked on the internet. In the early minutes of the attack, we worked with our Talos counterparts to analyse the behaviour of WannaCry and protect our customers. We were also particularly proud to see that our Investigate product helped MalwareTech reduce WannaCry’s impact. In this post, we hope to give you a retrospective analysis of what we’ve observed during the first critical hours of the event. 
Read more here.

The #WannaCry Anatomy

Access an infographic of the #WannaCry anatomy here.

How complex systems fail

Read this excellent paper here by Richard Cook on "How complex systems fail."

Looking For Ugly

You’re looking for ugly. You ask your people to look for ugly. A successful safety system acknowledges, recognizes and rewards people for coming forward and saying 'That might be one of your precursors.' William McCabe

Read the article here on #lookingforugly.

How to disable SMB to stop WannaCry Ransomware. Also links to Microsoft Patches for Windows to stop WannaCry Ransomware

Read this article here on how to prevent an attack by the WannaCry Ransomware.


Click here to apply for the CERTIFIED INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST COURSE in Joburg from 24 to 26 May 2017.

Observium: Network monitoring with intuition

Observium (which you can access here) is a low-maintenance auto-discovering network monitoring platform supporting a wide range of device types, platforms and operating systems including Cisco, Windows, Linux, HP, Juniper, Dell, FreeBSD, Brocade, Netscaler, NetApp and many more. Observium focuses on providing a beautiful and powerful yet simple and intuitive interface to the health and status of your network.
Professionally developed and maintained by a team of experienced network engineers and systems administrators, Observium is a platform designed and built by its users.
Observium Community is available free to everyone and recieves updates and features twice annually.
Observium Professional adds priority access to daily updates and new features for a small yearly fee.

How to stop hackers? Know your network

Until the perfect network monitoring tool comes along, knowledge of your network is your best defence.  Read this great article here.

Certified Data Centre Professional COURSE SNEAK PEEK

In this short interactive webinar, you will get a sneak peek into the world-class CDCP course.  Find out why the CDCP is the most attended course by data centre professionals from all over the world.  The CDCP is a must-have for anyone working in and around the data centre industry, whether a vendor/supplier, designer/builder, data centre owner/operator, those involved in daily operations of a data centre or a data centre user/customer.  CDCP provides you with the knowledge of all aspects of the data centre and will enable you to talk confidently about the data centre with your colleagues, vendors, customers or your superiors. CDCP certification is a must have for your career in the growing data centre industry. 
Join EPI and check it out here!
Speaker: Otto de Roo Senior Data Centre Consultant & Trainer, EPI Otto has over 25 years of experience in the ICT and mission critical data centre industry. He had the experience managing 13 mission critical data centres in…

A guide to the Internet of Things provided by Intel

PUE: to compare is human – to improve is divine (part 2 of the DS PUE series of articles)

This is the second part of our discussion about PUE and how I believe it should be used for those who are beginning on their journey to improve power effectiveness within their data centres.  In the first part we spoke about the basics of PUE and what the metric gives you.  In this part I discuss where to focus to reduce your PUE, what benefits must be derived it and when, pragmatically, you should NOT consider PUE improvement as an option.  Read this article here and the first article in the series here.

PDU product selector from Raritan

Access the Raritan PDU product selector here.

Out of this world Information Technology

View the video above on how Teamviewer is used on the International Space Station.

Considering SD-WAN? How to Make the Best Decision for your Organization

Read this great article by Peter Welcher on SD-WAN here.

Business Process Management of Telecommunication Companies: Fulfillment and Operations Support and Readiness Cases

Download this paper on business process management in a telecommunications company here.

In this paper, we consider business process management for a certain business process of telecommunications  companies.  Generally,  business  process  management is  the  management  of  flow  of business activities in an effective and efficient way. If companies have an effective and efficient business  management  process, it is  a  strong weapon for  those companies  in fast changing  business  environments. This  paper focuses  on business  process  management  of fulfilment  and  operations  and  support  readiness  business processes for  telecommunications companies. For  the  fulfilment  process,  we derive  recommended  standard  functions  for  a  company  with eTOM (Enhanced Telecom Operations Map). After deriving recommended standard functions, we draw  business  flow  diagram  for  a  certain  process  in  the fulfilment. For  operations support  and readiness  process  we …

Oracle Communications Rapid Offer Design and Order Delivery Solution

Download the offer and order data sheet for the Oracle OSS here.

Top 10: OSS/BSS solutions

Read this article here on the Top 10 OSS/BSS solutions available.

Datacentre 10G , 40G Leaf Spine Switch Buying Guide , 2016 June

Read the follow blog post from ArpaWare here that deals with and provides insight into the current data centre switching market.