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About Stuart Birch

After starting my career as a Databasses Admin for Sappi in 1990, I embarked on my journey into the development and sales of enterprise software solutions. I spent years building up experience in account, operational and sales management for one of South Africa's largest ICT service providers as a regional manager, working on key accounts with major clients in the senior and executive levels. I'm currently the managing director for IRIS, a networking solutions company committed to providing comprehensive network systems for telcos, ISPs and corporates that caters to the monitoring and reporting needs of enterprise IT.

[SLIDESHARE] Network Technologies of the future: 7 Trends that could change everything

Working in the IT and networking industries means that we’re constantly faced with new technological breakthroughs that have the potential literally to redefine the digital world. For passionate techies like ourselves, speculating about upcoming network technologies and reading up on the latest advances in computing is one of the most exciting parts of our job. [...]

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WAN Optimization tips from the world’s top CIOs

As we move ever closer to a hyper-connected world, WAN optimization experts are set to have their work cut out for them as a never-ending stream of devices joins the online universe. And as the interconnected globe of tomorrow continues to spawn connection-dependent technologies (from smart watches that monitor your health, to sensors that detect [...]

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Best Practices for managing Content Delivery Networks

Today’s content-heavy internet, combined with increasingly ubiquitous broadband connectivity around the world, means that more people than ever before are expecting the same internet-based services all around the world. With so many businesses in today’s landscape operating across international borders, online presence needs to service a considerable customer base, and do so reliably, no matter [...]

By |May 18th, 2016|Categories: Network Management System, Network System|Tags: , |Comments Off on Best Practices for managing Content Delivery Networks

How to simplify managing a Content Delivery Network

With data centres spread out all over the world, huge amounts of content in storage and demand from users across the globe, managing a Content Delivery Network can be intimidating, to say the least. And to top it off, consumers in the digital era have become notoriously picky in their media habits and ever more [...]

By |May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Network System|Tags: , |Comments Off on How to simplify managing a Content Delivery Network

The value of network systems training & how to get it right

As you probably know, network management is a complex and diverse field that’s only getting more so as technology develops and changes are implemented. With this constant state of flux in mind, it takes a particular type of person to rise to the challenge and put their skills and tenacity to the test. Great network [...]

By |April 19th, 2016|Categories: Network Security, Network System|Tags: , |Comments Off on The value of network systems training & how to get it right

A brief history of the Wide Area Network: An Infographic

Wide Area Networks (WANs) today are a far cry from the tangle of cables, bulky networking hardware and server rooms of yesteryear. With cloud-based infrastructure, broadband and fiber internet and Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) culture increasingly becoming the norm in the modern enterprise, the state of the WAN is in constant flux, with new networking technologies spurring [...]

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The history of Network Management: An infographic

Network Management has come a long way over the past few decades, to say the least. Today, vendors and users alike have the freedom to choose the Network Monitoring System (NMS), or combination of systems, that works best for their environment. But it hasn’t always been that simple - and, if it wasn’t for the [...]

By |March 31st, 2016|Categories: Network Management System|Tags: |Comments Off on The history of Network Management: An infographic