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Brent Lees
Brent is senior product manager at Riverbed Technology. Responsible for marketing across the EMEA region, Riverbed's products that optimize performance within the WAN, Cloud and datacenter. Brent joined Riverbed Technology early in 2012 following a career in IT & Communications spanning over 30 years.
  • How can online retailers optimise operations this Christmas season?

    With festive season shopping now in full swing, some online retailers are discovering too late that they can become victims of their own success. Too many shoppers, attracted by too good a deal, can slow a website down or even take it down for hours, resulting in lost sales and potentially worse -- reputational damage. In the price-sensitive South African market, shoppers are quick to respond to a special offer, which could backfire for the online retailer if its website isn’t reliable and rapidly scalable. Online shopping giant Amazon is popularly quoted as saying as little...