Muggie van Staden
Muggie van Staden
MD of Obsidian Systems.

Muggie van Staden has been at the helm of open source solutions company Obsidian Systems for 15 years. Leveraging the Linux open source way as a driving force, Van Staden has embedded a culture of innovation, relevance, dedication and collaboration in this niche software house. As an engineer, Van Staden’s nature is to solve problems in unique and effective ways. As MD, he has overseen the growth in the company in both services on offer and revenue. Outside of work, Van Staden is a devoted family man and geek at heart.

Smarter data for you

Sep 20, 2016

Paying lip-service to data analysis is no longer good enough.

Talking big data strategy

Jul 28, 2016

Companies must perform an honest and extensive data analysis as a way to inform their strategy for the future.

Taking the big leap

Apr 28, 2016

Overcoming barriers to big data adoption starts with the basics, like deciding whether it will even benefit the business.

Embracing the big data world

Jan 15, 2016

Analysis of company data presents numerous benefits and competitive advantage in business.

Governance in the open source era

Jun 25, 2015

Third-party providers can't be used for storing and distributing certain corporate information.

Boxed in

Jun 3, 2015

Linux containers provide more opportunities for IT growth.

Embracing the cloud

Nov 13, 2014

Companies must be made aware of the value cloud can bring to their organisations.

Not all cloud nine

Jul 17, 2014

There are still a number of fallacies around the concept of cloud computing.

Boost open source skills with Obsidian

Jul 1, 2014

Obsidian provides companies with experienced trainers that have practical know-how of open source in the corporate environment, says Muggie van Staden, MD of Obsidian Systems.

When storm clouds gather

Jan 9, 2013

A truly effective cloud approach entails one that is built on open standards.

Doing the patent dance

Sep 28, 2012

Open source software avoids legal wrangles and allows innovation to grow.

Nurturing sweet open source success

Apr 2, 2012

The open source developer-business relationship can be likened to a beekeeper model, which benefits all parties involved, says Muggie van Staden, MD of Obsidian Systems.