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UWC Students visit RSAWEB

November 24, 2010


Earlier this week, we were visited by two students from the University of the Western Cape, who are currently studying towards a Bcom degree with a major in Information Systems. Cynthia Kanyenze and Tejas Gihwala are part of the UWC Job Shadow programme which RSAWEB actively participates in.

The students had the opportunity to meet 3 of our key personnel members – Jason von Berg (Technical Operations Manager), Vernon Naidoo (Network Operations Engineer) and Ayesha Bagus (HR Manager), who explained the ins and outs of their respective positions.

Tejas noted, “I’m interested in pursuing a career in Business Analysis and Business Information Systems Consulting (ERPs), and found the presentations from Vernon the most interesting as we have a mutual interest in networking, network cabling and the mechanics thereof. Jason’s talk was also very informative, as he covered quite a bit on how networks work, systems analysis and business analysis. He used a lot of technical jargon, but once he’d fully explained it to us, I think we were all on the same page.”

” The environment at RSAWEB is superb, the people were very welcoming , and I particularly enjoyed the presentations from Jason and Vernon. My programming skills aren’t strong, but talking to them opened my eyes to a new path of Information Technology which I’d love to explore.¬† Although I was only at their offices for 4 hours, I have nothing but praise for them – They really made an effort to welcome us,” commented Cynthia.


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It’s Freebie Friday – time to usher in the weekend by giving away free stuff. Sound good?

This week we are giving away a pair of these social-media-meets-real-world tees, which come with a guarantee to help you add friends in both the real and online world.

As usual, winners are randomly selected from various peeps that we’ve interacted with via twitter or facebook during the course of the year.

 


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Right now, all around the globe, people are growing great big bushy Mo’s for the legendary month of Movember. Not only does this give men a legitimate excuse to look like Magnum PI, but also a chance to support some great charities as well.

RSAWEB has decided to join the Movember movement, by giving away 12 uniquely South African Movember tees, featuring SA’s 9 official mo’s:

 

How to win one of these uniquely SA Movember Tees:

To enter the competition, simply tell us what your favorite Home Grown Mo (as featured above) is by leaving a message on our Facebook Fan Wall (you must ‘like’ the fan page in order to leave a comment) or tweeting us using the #movember tag. You can also enter by tweeting us a pic of your very own Home Grown Mo or simply posting the pic to our Facebook Fan wall (if you ‘like’ our FB Fan Page, you should be able to post a pic with a comment on our wall).

On Friday the 26th of Movember, we’ll announce the winners from amongst the entrants to receive one of these fantastically manly Home Grown Movember tees. It’s that easy.
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Freebie Friday

November 05, 2010


Everyone loves Fridays. Everyone loves free stuff.¬†Combine these two elements, and you have an equation for widespread happiness (Friday+Free Stuff = Widespread Happiness). Thus, from this day forth, we declare that every Friday at RSAWEB shall be ‘Freebie Friday’ (or #freebiefriday if you’re Twitter savvy).

Every Friday we’ll be randomly selecting some Tweeps and Facebook Friends to be the recipients of various freebies… let’s call it random acts of freebieness. To keep things fresh, each week we’ll give away something unique – so you never know what might be coming your way! (more…)


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We are exceedingly proud to announce the acquisition of a shiny new Data Centre, purchased from a leading financial services provider. The new facility finds it’s home in close proximity to our Cape Town head office in located in Gardens.

The acquisition comes as a result of a increased demand for Cloud services. It’s clear to us that South African businesses are waking up to the advantages of Cloud hosting as opposed to traditional hosting models like in-sourced Data Centres and dedicated servers. We also believe that the prolific emergence of innovative technology companies and supporting community-driven bodies such as Silicon Cape are also factors spurring the growth of Cloud services in the mother city.

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Durbanville High School played host to the 3rd leg of the Pro Classic Series on Saturday, where Team RSAWEB set out to defend their Leader’s Jersey. Having to rely on a “skeleton team”, Team RSAWEB felt a little vulnerable in this race, however earned themselves a 2nd place, courtesy of Robert Quinn.

The 48.5km circular route saw cyclists exit Durbanville via Wellington Road, travel along the R312 past the Fisantekraal aerodrome and across the “fruit sellers” four-way intersection. They turned left down the second Voorpaardeberg Road, then down Paardeberg Road and right onto the R302. The cyclists made a right turn at the silos and right again onto Philadelphia Road, before hitting Adderley Road for the final stretch back to Durbanville. (more…)


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Following recent aggressive peering moves by local ISPs (namely Mweb), peering has once again come to the fore as an issue the ISP industry needs to grapple with.

Firstly, here are the facts concerning RSAWEB customers:

1. We peer openly

We peer openly (settlement free) with all other ISPs, including Mweb. This means that Mweb customers accessing RSAWEB hosted content will not be affected at all by recent events. All traffic between Mweb and RSAWEB is routed locally, and openly.

2. We have our own network and Data Centres

This means we are not reliant on any one single ISP network to route traffic. We are free to route local traffic in a way that ensures the best customer experience.

The end result is a higher quality of service for customers driving traffic between us and Mweb.

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Think Bike think!

October 25, 2010


The following sequence of photos shows a close encounter between an unsuspecting motorcyclist (ironically wearing a ‘Think Bike’ bib) as he is overtaken by a pack of high-speed cyclists riding in the West Coast Express race. In frame is Team RSAWEB rider Rob Quinn as he leads the pack sprint.
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