Bytes Systems Integration will once again be the official sponsor of the Cisco Expo South Africa, to be held at Sun City on 3 to 5 March 2013. The event has established itself as one of the premier ICT events of the year in South Africa.
“This year’s event promises to be even more exciting and valuable to our clients and business partners than ever before,” says Patrick Hastings, divisional managing director at Bytes Systems Integration.
“Cisco continues to be not only a foundational technology for networking but a source of innovation that drives new competitive advantage. It’s a great fit for Bytes Systems Integration, with its focus on delivering technology solutions in the connected world that really deliver business benefits.”
Bytes Systems Integration is a division of Bytes Technology Group, itself a part of JSE-listed heavyweight Altron. The company has been a Cisco strategic business partner for more than 15 years, and is one of Cisco’s trusted Gold Partners in Africa.
This year’s main keynote address will be delivered by Howard Charney, Cisco senior VP and industry doyen representing the office of the chairman. Charney will draw on more than three decades of industry experience to explore the technologies that will drive change in South Africa and beyond.
He will give an expert’s view on how Southern Africa can prepare for the changes ahead and, more importantly, seize the opportunities presented by big data, the “Internet of everything” and other emerging technology trends.
South African MD of Cisco, Alpheus Mangale, will also be on hand to give delegates a privileged view into the company’s local strategy over the coming year – and how they leverage it to their advantage.
Other sessions will include the impact of mobile, social, visual and virtual technologies will take collaboration into new realms – and so spark the generation of new business ideas; the networking of IT via the cloud computing model and the development of new security paradigms; and the impact of new networking technologies like LTE.
Bytes Systems Integration will also showcase business solutions created using Cisco technologies and in partnership with other Cisco-aligned vendors. These solutions will demonstrate how the latest technologies can be used to solve real-world business challenges, create new revenue streams and even new businesses.
“Business is all about the network these days, and who better than Cisco to help inspire your thinking?” Hastings asks. “If you’re in business and want to hone your competitive edge, then this is the event to attend.”