Computek’s Nelspruit Office opens its doors
With the economic growth and activities this Province has shown over the past five years, and the opportunities that are continuously emanating in the ICT sector, IT companies should, despite challenging financial constraints, realise that South Africa has areas of growth opportunities in which businesses can take advantage of, said Harry Chakhala, CEO of Computek, at a function held in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga during February 2009.
Mpumalanga shows rapid growth
Chakhala said that since the Mpumalanga Province economic growth rate is above the national rate, the province has an obligation to invest in technologies that should support and fuel this economic boom. However in order for businesses to understand the economic issues better, and to take advantage, it is important to localise operations by establishing presence in the province. Computek’s decision to open an Office in Mpumalanga is core to meeting these goals. Computek believes that different sectors have different needs and priorities. For example the Public Sector which is core to IT spent in the province, will continue to invest in the ICT sector to enhance efficiency and improve service delivery, Chakhala said.
2010 Soccer = job opportunities
Differ Mogale, 2010 Fifa World Cup Coordinator for Mombela Municipality in Mpumalanga, and guest of honour at Computek’s function, stated that approximately 60% of tourists coming to the 2010 World Cup soccer, will be visiting the Mpumalanga Province as part of their journey to South Africa. He said that the 2010 Fifa World Cup soccer has brought major skills development opportunities to the Province, which may lead to permanent jobs or even individuals starting their own businesses based on needs of tourists visiting the Province. Mogale further said that the World Cup will bring foreign investment to the Province, and apart from economic growth and development, it will lead to the delivery of improved services
by Government and all municipalities in the Mpumalanga
Computek has signed three new partnerships during the last quarter of 2008. “The decision to form partnerships with certain key industry corporates, is purely based on the company’s strategy which is to deliver world-class service by offering the best solutions in the ICT industry. To this end, it is of benefit to both the company (Computek) and the stakeholder to select the top industry players, and form partnerships which ensures the best technology at competitive prices, whilst having access to top rated experts in the ICT industry,” said Harry Chakhala, CEO of Computek. Apart from these three new partnerships signed, Computek holds a number of other partnerships, and is amongst other, a Microsoft Gold Partner in South Africa. To read more on Computek’s partners, go to www.computek.co.za/partners.html
Quest Software, which develops a range of innovative products to improve performance and productivity, is finalising the process of signing a partnership with Computek through which Computek will qualify as a Gold Partner with Quest. Computek will be focussing particularly on the Public Sector. Quest Software has incorporated the previous well-known Netpro products, into its Software Product Range, and specialises in four key areas of ICT operations and applications:
• Application Management
Detect, diagnose and resolve performance issues before they impact end-users, whilst simultaneously managing change to streamline upgrades and ensure compliance.
• Database Management Improve
DBA and developer productivity and increase
database performance with database management
• Windows Management
Comprehensive management and migration
capabilities to simplify, automate and secure Microsoft infrastructure.
• Virtualization Management
Automate and control virtual desktop and server
environments to reduce costs and simplify ongoing
Computek will make a formal announcement on this partnership in the media.
The Men and Mice Suite allows centralised management of DNS, DHCP and IP configuration by integrating all IP address management functionality into a single unified management interface and all IP address data into a single database.
The Men & Mice Suite consists of the following modules:
• DNS Management Module;
• DHCP Management Module;
• IP Address Management Module;
• DNS Expert Analyzer; and
• Active Directory Monitor.
The Suite is a solution which assists in solving challenges faced by administrators in complex multi-server environments:
• Global overview of all IP infrastructure, DNS,
DHCP and IP addresses;
• Full audit trail for appliance;
• Automation of routine tasks;
• Monitoring and automatic notifications;
• Error checking and input validation;
• Mass updates across servers;
• Role based user access; and
• IPv6 support.
Men & Mice is headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, with operations in the USA and Europe, and now in South Africa.
For more information on the solutions offered, contact
Computek on 011 805 0229 or visit the website
IP address management has been enhanced with the
introduction of an add-on toolset to administer and manage IP address / DNS / DHCP configuration dilemmas causing errors. The aim of the add-on toolset is ultimately to increase efficiency.
IP address management
Men & Mice announced the introduction of an add-on product to solve Active Directory challenges, of which 70 % of these challenges can be ascribed to mis-configured DNS. The company developed its renowned IP address management add-on to Microsoft Active Directory. The add-on provides
policy-based management of DNS/DHCP and IP addresses using existing Microsoft DNS and DHCP servers. An additional feature of the Men & Mice add-on, is its footprint is extremely small, which makes it easy and quick to deploy the add-on in a matter of hours.
Active Directory solution
Jon Adalsteinsson, Men & Mice cofounder and VIP guest of Computek, presented his views on IP address / DNS/ DHCP configuration to the Active Directory user community in South Africa during the annual Active Directory Strategy Group
(ADSG) sessions, held at the end of 2008.
The ADSG sessions will once again be held in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg during 2009. For more information on ADSG, contact Gareth Warner at Computek on 011 805 0229 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
PMG specialises in IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL)-compliant Service Catalog software. The company strives to improve business processes and to deliver results to its clients through implementation of its products. The Service Catalog Suite features:
• Single sign-on to Active Directory
• 500 + customisable templates
• One-click service editing with zero programming
• Full content search engine
• E-commerce shopping cart
• Service level agreement management
• Service pricing
• Service bundling
• Real-time order status and history
• Robust reporting tools and dashboards
• Enterprise-class BPM
• Built-in configurable OGC Licensed ITIL workflows
• Out of the box integration with various platforms /
PMG has profound experience in e-Commerce, collaboration and application integration, and offers a number of proven flagship products, including:
• PMG iRequest;
• PMG iDeliver; and
• PMG iCollaborate.
For more information on these and other PMG products, contact Computek on 011 805 0229 or visit the website www.pmg.net . Computek is continuously scanning the ICT environment to ensure it partners with top rated ICT role players. This ensures that all Computek stakeholders have access to paramount
technology, whilst being at the same time, guaranteed of unsurpassed, non-compromised service. For more information on products and services, offered by Computek, log onto www.computek.co.za , or e-mail information request to email@example.com .
Computek, a silver participant in the SAS Forum which took place in Johannesburg in October, was represented by a delegation of four, which consisted of from left to right: Gareth Warner, Mothusi Masudubele, Josiah Senoah, and Charles Kajese.
For more information on SAS solutions and products, contact Gareth Warner on 011 805 0229 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Six new employees have recently been employed at Computek
|Four Computek employees have recently been awarded for
outstanding performance. The CEO of Computek, Harry Chakhala,
handed over awards to the four employees during the company’s
corporate Year End Function in Pretoria. The following employees
have been awarded in the different categories: