New strategic direction and African focus for South African space agency

An interview with the chief executive officer of SANSA, Dr. Valanathan Munsami. In an exclusive interview, Clare van Zwieten, managing editor at EE Publishers posed a number of questions to South African National Space Agency (SANSA) CEO Dr. Valanathan Munsami to explore issues surrounding the new strategic direction that the agency will be taking and […]

The sub-marine cable business is about building diversity

  From just one coaxial undersea cable, SAT 1, taken into service on 18 February 1969 and providing 360 channels to Lisbon, South Africa and indeed the continent, is now served by a multitude of sub-marine cables providing thousands of circuits with plenty additional circuits in store when more bandwidth is lit up. Could this amount […]

Always available, always on – in conversation with Claude Schück, Veeam Software

  Always available, always on – the two phrases seem to contradict each other. If an IT network is always on, surely it should be always available? Not so says Claude Schück, regional manager for Africa at Veeam.  And that is how Schück and I had a conversation over a cup of coffee, clearing up […]

Local students excel in international super-computing competition

  It is not often that I have the opportunity to have a conversation with a group of young people for this monthly feature in EngineerIT. The recent Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) conference in East London presented the opportunity, resulting in a most interesting conversation with 14 of the brightest young men and […]