23 August

Cloud Computing 101

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Everyone is talking about Cloud Computing. But only a handful of people really understand it, and what the proper definitions, applications and tangible business benefits are.

If your business is web-enabled in some way or form, it would be in your best interests to understand what the geeks are droning on about.

We’ve created a simple guide to Cloud Computing for those who are wanting to gain a basic understanding of the topic – a concise guide for the uninitiated.

Read it online here. Or download it and share it with friends in pdf format.

Enjoy.

27 July

Supporting Mandela Day 2010

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Mandela Day 2010 was celebrated on former president, Nelson Mandela’s 91st birthday, on July 18th.  The celebration of this day is an effort to encourage all South Africans to perform a selfless task to help their community… 67 minutes for 67 years. The 67 years is a reflection of the time Nelson Mandela spent fighting for the rights of humanity – from his pivotal role in the anti-apartheid struggle, to his presidency and finally his work as mediator in peace talks and as an AIDS activist.

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23 July

New .co domains now available

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So you missed out on the big .com boom and had to settle with an alternative domain name. Well, now you have a second chance to get your business connected to an international domain name, as RSAWEB announces the availability of .co domain extensions.

Domain extensions are the categories of Internet domain names, and selecting one used to be relatively easy. If you were a business, you’d prefer a .com domain name because it is a highly recognised symbol for having a business presence on the Internet. .co.za is the country code for South Africa, and the .co portion indicates the domain name is for commercial purposes (similar to the .com extension). And if you were a Non-Profit Organisation or a trade association, you’d generally use the .org extension. Simple right?

Well, at RSAWEB we like to give you an abundance of choices, and offer you domain extensions from .net to .tv and so much more! Our extensive list of domain extensions now includes: .co and .fm.

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14 June

Does more broadband equal a faster Internet experience?

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RSAWEB BroadbandWhilst we all heralded the arrival of ‘uncapped’ ADSL broadband in South Africa, and the pending 10Mbps ADSL speeds, that’s only half the story. Many don’t realise that past a certain point, the throughput speed of your internet connection will not actually result in your favourite website speeding up.

The majority of South African businesses and many residential customers are currently connected to a 4Mbps ADSL connection. The bandwidth figure is important, but by no means the only factor in determining the performance of your internet connection. Internet browsing, more commonly known as web traffic, is highly sensitive to Round Trip Times (RTT), or commonly known as ping times.

Consider the analogy of plumbing and the internet, with your ADSL connection being the proverbial pipe from the internet to your office or home. A larger pipe does not mean the water will flow faster, it will just allow more water to flow. The speed of the water flow does not increase, as is the case with the internet, which travels at the speed of light.

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01 June

What we can learn from Ellen MacArthur

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“You don’t fear for your life in the middle of a storm, you can’t really afford to.”

Ellen MacArthur

Ellen MacArthur became an icon within the sailing fraternity when she set the record as the youngest woman solo sailor to complete the non-stop circumnavigation of the globe in the 2000/2001 Vendee Globe race. She did not win the race, but her ambition, courage and determination to achieve her goals was the key. The key not only to succeed, but rather to make a difference!

Her success started at an early age (17) when she obtained her first record in single-handedly sailing the circumnavigation of Great Britain, and continued with many other achievements including, Mini Transat solo race (placed 17th), and the Route de Rhum (placed 1st, and in record time, in her second attempt in 2002). Ellen also captained a round-the-world record attempt for a crewed yacht (this attempt was cancelled when the yacht’s mast broke), and in June 2004 she set a new world record for a transatlantic crossing by a woman (Ambrose Light, lower New York Bay, USA to Lizard Point in Cornwall, UK), beating the previous crewed and single-handed records. Her crowning year though was in 2005 when she beat Francis Joyon’s single-handed, non-stop, round-the-world record.

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