Unbundled

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These days - and especially during these times - being online has become so important in our lives. More and more, our everyday lives revolve around the ability to connect: at work, at home, and even on the move. Unbundled with Catalytic demystifies the technology of connectivity for us and also explores cloud, communications and security.

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06
DEC

Unbundled #Boost: How to Choose Learning Tracks for your IT Career

Choosing an IT career can be tricky because there are many possible paths to choose from. But the good news is if you want to work in the IT industry, there’s never been a better time than now! Jaco Voigt chats to Natasha Nel - a Talent Specialist from Mecer Inter-Ed, as they simplify choosing a path and getting started with training in the world of IT.
Catalytic
29
NOV

How to Hunt Threats and Get Rid of Them

These days, it’s no longer sufficient to think of network security as an issue for the IT department to take care of. In recent years we have seen the topic of network security move from the IT department to the boardroom. Jaco Voigt chats to Stephan Krynauw, Chief Technology Officer from Snode, as they cover topics on developing an awareness of the threats and taking basic precautions on how to find and fix them inside a business network, and keep the doors and windows closed for the attackers.
Catalytic
22
NOV

Unbundled #Boost: Project Noordhoeked

An increase in snares found at the Noordhoek wetland is causing the death of hundreds of animals. What is most concerning, is the evidence of struggle and painful death the animals suffer. Snares are indiscriminate, no animal is safe from them. Karoline Hanks, who manages the non-profit community Project Noordhoeked, talks to Jaco Voigt about the snares in the Noordhoek wetland and the increase in the numbers discovered recently. Find out what the biggest hurdle is for the team, and how you can get involved in the project to help. You can also contact the team on Facebook - ‘Project Noordhoeked’, and on Instagram @projectnoordhoeked to find out more.
Catalytic
15
NOV

The Role of the End User in Email Security

How can you make your business email more secure? It's terrifying how easy it is to be bait to phishing and malicious email spam. Deceptive phishing is popular with cybercriminals, as it is far easier to trick someone into clicking a malicious link in a seemingly legitimate phishing email than it is to break through a computer's defences. Jaco Voigt chats to co-founders Warren Baker and Rod Pearce from The Packet Hub about the role of the end user, how they can be involved in the process, and how you can improve your email security.
Catalytic
01
NOV

Unbundled #Boost: A Boost for SA Immigration Hopefuls

With the ever-changing laws and processes, anxiety and stress can be very overwhelming for many immigrants. For the individuals, the risks on long-term investments and business opportunities in South Africa becomes a reality – which is difficult to grasp. Prestige Immigration Services are the experts at identifying the correct visa or permit to apply for - based on a candidate’s credentials - and providing guidance on the entire process, thereby taking away that additional stress from your move to South Africa. Jaco Voigt chats to Christine Mutsau, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Prestige Immigration Services, about her journey in the immigration law space - visas, resident permits, and immigration services.
Catalytic
25
OCT

The Future of the Consumer Experience

Chat Commerce is much more than a chatbot or live chat experience. It entails the full commerce journey from product discovery and placing orders, to making payments, tracking deliveries, chatting to a live agent, resolving issues and providing feedback. A global leader in chat commerce has paved the way for companies to go where their customers are and serve them on chat apps such as SMS, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger. Jaco Voigt chats to Werner Lindemann from Clickatell about how Chat Commerce works, and how brands can easily integrate into the chat apps that their customers use and love.
Catalytic
18
OCT

Unbundled #Boost: A Full Night Out with J’Something's ‘Artistry’

Find out what happens when J’Something, a multi-award winning South African entertainer, is forced to be indoors. A full night out in town with J’Something's 'Artistry’ - his new and upcoming restaurant. Inspired by the Roots of Africa and located in the heart of Sandton City, J’Something brings a cultural platform to express the classics, where you can experience the best of the culinary, cinematic, theatrical, and musical arts. Jaco Voigt chats to J’Something, as he ventures into this new journey to create a platform to connect people with art and food.
Catalytic
11
OCT

How Safe is your Data?

Did you know that South Africa is globally ranked as one of the most vulnerable countries when it comes to cybercrime? There are certain things humans are good at, but security is often not one of them! As more of our lives become digital, the chances of companies and individuals falling victim to ransomware and data exfiltration grows every year. Jaco Voigt speaks to AX Xenios about what ransomware and data exfiltration is, why it is hard to detect, and why you should have it on your radar in the new cybersecurity world.
Catalytic
04
OCT

Unbundled #Boost: My Abby Range's Robyn Kramer

From mixing product formulas manually in her kitchen, to the My Abby Range™ becoming an international, award-winning holistic beauty product using Abyssinian oil for hair, skin and nails beauty range - Jaco chats to Robyn Kramer. They explore her journey of 18 years in the wellness industry, and seven years developing her passion for a natural organic solution to finding a holy grail for simple and pure beauty products. Robyn’s journey to develop her own brand started with the humble beginnings of retail, repping, sales and hard work... to formulating a winning beauty range with gorgeous branding and packaging, and plans to add baby products soon.
Catalytic
27
SEP

Unbundled #Boost: Teach Me 2

The convenience of home-based tutoring with online whiteboards, and the opportunity to record your lessons has seen a shift in lessons, as almost 80% of tutoring is now done online. Virtual tutoring has also embraced the use of international skills from tutors abroad, and vice versa. This platform is not only beneficial to the student being tutored, but also offers work experience and extra money to tutors. Jaco Voigt chats to Aubrey Turner from Teach Me 2 about all things tutoring - a specialised tutoring service that helps you find the perfect tutor fit for a Grade 1 scholar or University student (and everything in between). Doing matric this year? Look out for the discounted campaign offering in the next few days!
Catalytic
20
SEP

UPS the Hero!

The harmful aspects of loadshedding are more than just unproductivity and no electricity - what about power failures, power surges, sags, under and over voltage? To determine what size Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) your home or business needs, you need to first establish what power is drawn and the runtime duration of support required. As with any technology, UPS capacity is available in different tiers of products. Good news for small businesses and home offices, Eaton now has a cost-effective mini UPS that runs off Lithium batteries, and could run your Wi-Fi router for up to 4 hours. Jaco chats to Jaco du Plooy from Eaton South Africa.
Catalytic
06
SEP

Connectivity in a Hybrid Work World

As the hybrid work world sees greater productivity and a softer social aspect for businesses – technology is the key to all business challenges. There are trade-offs between connectivity offerings which include speed, contract tenure, service levels, and more. Once you establish your needs, it's easier to find solutions to the different offerings that tick different requirement needs. This week, Jaco chats to Ulrich Sonn from Frogfoot about connectivity in a hybrid work world.

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