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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.

How Open Source is driving innovation in Network Management

Innovation is the commodity that drives the modern enterprise. In today’s global marketplace, organisations in any sector and every industry face unprecedented competition from all sides, and being able to deliver a unique and valuable service is key to differentiation. As such, technologies that empower organisations to innovate should be considered invaluable for both [...]

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Network Performance Monitoring: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

No matter how well-maintained and rigorously monitored your network may be, the reality is that, at some point or another, you’ll be dealing with network errors and troubleshooting. While there’s a lot to be said for proactively monitoring your network environment for signs that might lead to errors, anomalies or downtime further down the line, [...]

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What makes working at IRIS different?

Imagine a world where people don’t dread Mondays; where coffee isn’t the only thing keeping you alert and where you get to work with a supportive team who are passionate about what they do. At IRIS, we try to create an environment in which our employees have a hard time leaving because they enjoy the [...]

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Apply for an Application Support Engineer position at IRIS

As you may have heard by now, we’re looking for an Application Support Engineer to join our great and supportive team. Our ASEs get to work with top industry professionals who are as eager to teach as they are to learn. Iris is a small company, but we’re doing big things. When we’re not hard [...]

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How to keep skills fresh and up to date as an application support engineer

In order for any professional to stay at the top of their game, they need to keep their skills fresh. Application Support Engineers have to constantly adapt and keep up to date with the range of technologies used in the business. IT Systems and products are constantly evolving, which means Application Support Engineers have to [...]

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