EngineerIT Inbox July 2014

  Readers engage in a spirited debate on the pros and cons of surge arrestors. Winning letter to the editor No protection from used-up arresters Dear Editor In the news item entitled “No protection from used-up arresters” on page 35 of the June 2014 issue of EngineerIT magazine, Jonathan Palmer of Powerman makes the statement […]

The confusion continues: Where does ICASA belong?

  When President Jacob Zuma announced his cabinet some weeks ago, the split of the Department of Communications (DoC) into the Department of Telecommunication and Postal Services (DTPS) under former spy boss Siyabonga Cwele and the DOC under Faith Muthambi raised many eyebrows. The new DOC will take under its wing the Independent Communications Authority […]

IT must up its delivery to stay relevant

  Research reveals a five month gap between business demands and IT delivery.  This misalignment within businesses hampers innovation, productivity and competitive edge. IT departments must up their delivery if they want to stay relevant. VMware’s research findings released at the recent VM Forum showed that almost two-thirds (65%) of IT decision makers in Europe, […]

In conversation with Prof. Kees Immink: How digital coding led to the development of the CD

  In my conversations for this regular feature in EngineerIT I have met some very interesting people.  One such was Prof. Kees Immink, on the eve of the conferral of an honorary doctoral degree by the University of Johannesburg  faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, thus recognising him as one of the world’s most  […]