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openInsight: Neil White on leading a technical team during COVID-19

COVID-19 provided some unique challenges to businesses, including LSD It was a pandemic in far-off places for a short while but in March 2020, COVID-19 made landfall in South Africa, forcing the country into lockdown. The way our world used to work is gone for now, where simple functions like on-site technical support or customer meetings became a risk seemingly overnight. Many companies were caught in the chaos of not being prepared to operate remotely. There were some businesses that relied on a physical presence in order to operate, but others could function fully-distributed - [...]

By |2020-06-22T16:18:01+02:00Jun 22nd, 2020|Covid-19, Thought Leadership|1 Comment

Covid-19, the looming recession and the role of open source

The COVID-19 outbreak has been devastating global markets since the Coronavirus spread to the rest of the world in mid-January. Now with more than 170 countries reporting infections, many market signs are pointing to an economic downturn, similar or worse in scale to that of the recession in 2008. We’ve been thinking about the future of our business, the role it plays in the South African IT community and the impact Coronavirus has on not only us, but our people, clients, partners, and the market as a whole. Our DNA has always been open source, not [...]

By |2020-03-26T09:54:41+02:00Mar 26th, 2020|Covid-19, Life at LSD, Open Source|0 Comments