Taking back the power: your guide to remote work and power independence

a world of insight in our Media Center We have crafted solutions for industry leaders, combining years of expertise with agility and innovation. Taking back the power: your guide to remote work and power independence Share By Rodney Ellis, Synthesis Service Manager  With winter just around the corner and Eskom not being able to provide […]

AI, ethics and human rights

AI, ethics and human rights

Archana Arakkal, Practice Lead: Intelligent Data Engineering Every day as an ML Engineer I seek new ways to provide value to further enhance our lifestyles through AI and while there are several problems seeking solutions and we may think that AI could be these solutions, very often a glass ceiling is reached where the limitations […]

10 Years of re:invent

10 Years of re:Invent By Chad Epstein, Synthesis  Cloud Practise Lead “We’re actually just getting started.” – Adam Selipsky This year kicked off the 10-year anniversary edition of the AWS re:Invent conference and also marked the return of it being hosted in-person in Las Vegas after a virtual-only event in 2020. Another significant change was the delivery […]

Digital Transformation and the Role of AI

Digital Transformation and the Role of AI

Archana Arakkal is a Machine Learning Engineer at Synthesis, one of the Capital Appreciation companies. She unpacks the role of AI in digital transformation. The purpose of digital transformation is to allow an industry to perform at an optimal pace, as well as to leverage newer technologies out there. This results in a more effective […]

Black Friday, the not so dark Friday ….

Black Friday, the not so dark Friday ….

By: Rodney Ellis, Synthesis Service Manager With Black Friday around the corner, most if not all, e-commerce and retailers will have that feeling of anxiousness and dread in the weeks leading up to the day asking: “Will the site or systems stay up? Will it perform under the additional load?” and “If it goes down […]

Security and Compliance. Who should even care?

By Jonathan Sidney, Synthesis Cloud Engineer. In this year’s “Puppet State of DevOps” report, an interesting discussion point was uncovered: Does DevOps fundamentally include security requirements or should it be described with a separate word – DevSecOps. This might seem to be relatively trivial discussion, but it gets to the essence of both DevOps as […]

The duck on the financial payment pond

The duck on the financial payment pond

The duck on the financial payment pond: By Matthew Gaskell –  Synthesis Security Analyst We are constantly transacting. Today alone, you may have tapped your card to purchase your petrol and used that same card to purchase your groceries online. And you probably haven’t thought twice about these transactions – that is a sign of […]

The Kubernetes Conversation

The Kubernetes Conversation

By Synthesis Juan Roriston and Rodney Ellis Every company wants to accelerate business value. Kubernetes is one of many answers. But to those in the non-technical team, this may sound like just another buzzword. Below we break it down so the next time the word is mentioned, you can have an impactful say in the […]

Innovation vs Security: Can you have them both?

Innovation vs Security: Can you have them both?

It was the motoring legend Jeremy Clarkson that once said: “speed doesn’t kill it’s the coming to a stop that gets you.” The same applies to rapid innovation. If you roll out the latest and greatest technology too quickly without securing it, you might be vulnerable to halting attacks. Implementing the most market-leading innovations is […]

What role does/can an MSP play within your organisation

What role does/can an MSP play within your organisation

By Percy Mohale, Synthesis DevOps Engineer and input from Rodney Ellis, Rolf, Eusoph and Gareth Hone The role of the Managed Service Provider is to take responsibility for looking after the organisation’s infrastructure and tooling services, whether it be in cloud or on-premises. This frees up time from the organisation’s resources to accelerate business value […]