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Aug 2, 2018

Going bi-modal in an open environment

Bi-modal can facilitate an integrated way of storing data securely, managing it and analysing it in an almost real-time environment.

Jun 13, 2018

Going open and digital

A digital enterprise strategy is about the culture and people inside the company.

May 23, 2018

Open, single and ready to mingle

A single view of the customer requires a willingness to change from proprietary methodologies to ones built on open standards.

May 11, 2018

An open marriage

When companies successfully marry being digital with being open, the world will be their oyster.


Embracing the 'open' solution

An open solution must bring interoperability to the foreground, says Muggie van Staden, MD of Obsidian Systems.

Sep 20, 2016

Smarter data for you

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

Jul 28, 2016

Talking big data strategy

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

Apr 28, 2016

Taking the big leap

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

Jan 15, 2016

Embracing the big data world

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

Jun 25, 2015

Governance in the open source era

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

Jun 3, 2015

Boxed in

Linux containers provide more opportunities for IT growth.

Nov 13, 2014

Embracing the cloud

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

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.