CES/Bytes & Pieces Drone Video Challenge

December 12, 2017

CES and Bytes & Pieces are holding an Invitational Drone Video Challenge. Selected CES and Bytes & Pieces Clients were given a Litehawk Click Auto drone. If you received a drone from CES or Bytes & Pieces for Christmas, you are welcome to enter the Challenge.

The Drones

Download the instruction manual for the drone.

View an introductory video on the drones.

The Challenge

Each client is invited to enter a 30 second video with the drone they received from CES or Bytes & Pieces. The video can be of any subject matter of your choice. If you need help on subject matter, you should know that we like IT equipment, scenes of people having fun and cute puppies.

How to Enter

  1. Create an account at https://vimeo.com/upload and then upload your video (retain the video URL, as you will need to input it on the online entry form)
  2. Complete the online entry form

All portions of the online entry form must be completed when you upload your video for it to be eligible. Entries may be submitted until January 26, 2018.

Winners will be announced on February 1, 2018.

Terms and Conditions

The video you submit with your entry must be taken with the Litehawk drone provided by CES or Bytes & Pieces.

You are allowed to put background music or voiceovers on your video.

No copyrighted materials (music, images, etc.) may be used for this contest, unless you own the copyright or have a license to use the material for this contest. Written permission must be obtained and provided upon request for all copyrighted materials.

The content of your video must comply with all local and national laws of the country of origin. The content must not:

  • promote illegal behavior;
  • support racial, religious, sexual or other invidious prejudice;
  • advocate sexual or violent exploitation;
  • violate rights established by law or agreement;
  • invade the privacy of any person; or
  • be otherwise inappropriate as determined by the CES Management Team at its sole discretion

You allow CES/Bytes & Pieces to place a copy of the video or a link to the video on the CES-Africa web site with no royalty fee.

The Prizes

The best videos will be selected by a panel of judges from CES and Bytes & Pieces. A first prize and runner-up prize will be awarded to the best video submission from each country. Additional prizes may be awarded at the discretion of the judges.

Have fun and good luck in the CES/Bytes & Pieces Drone Video Challenge!

CES Group now PCI Certified

March 20, 2017

Understanding the compliance requirements outlined in the PCI DSS can be daunting and exhaustive for any organization, by conducting a well-managed and executed PCI DSS gap assessment will help bring your organization closer to compliance.

From solidifying your scope, to confirming your merchant level, scanning your network and checking off every requirement – all required steps will pave the way to the end goal of PCI compliance attestation. QSAs, ISAs or auditors will leverage all the work, artifacts and remediation plans produced as part of your gap assessment. This not only saves your time and resources since you are leveraging work already completed, but also builds your credibility with the audit community as an organization that knows what achieving compliance really means.

The remediation is the most time consuming part before the initial certification and after the certification you must be able to maintain compliance. This is where we can provide cost efficient resources that can ease your burden whether you are CISO or Compliance Officer.

We also take a vendor neutral approach to remediation, meaning where possible we work with solutions and technologies already in place in your organization.

New Appointments

January 2, 2017

The Board of Directors of Complete Enterprise Solutions and Bytes & Pieces is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Amad Seni as the new Group Chief Executive officer.

Amad has been with the group since 2001, starting as a trainee in the Technical Department at Bytes & Pieces. Mr Seni rose to the position of Technical Manager In 2005 and was promoted to General Manager of Bytes & Pieces in 2011.

The successful succession for an organisation requires an individual that has leadership qualities, knowledge of the industry and the ability to garner loyalty with all team members. Amad has been involved in the design and implementation of extremely large and complex IT Infrastructure projects throughout the Southern African region with Complete Enterprise Solutions. He has thorough knowledge of every facet of the organisation and has developed relationships throughout the regions with Clients, Vendors and Staff. This knowledge and experience make Amad uniquely qualified to assume the role of Chief Executive officer and to lead the group into a new era.

In his spare time, Amad is a keen fan of Motorsports and Table Tennis.

Mussa Hassamo has assumed the role of General Manager with Bytes & Pieces. By education, Mussa is a qualified accountant and auditor. Mussa joined Bytes & Pieces in 2006 as Financial Manager after having been in the automotive industry for the previous 10 years. In 2009 he was promoted to Group Financial Manager, looking after all of the financial operations of all of the group companies. Mussa is a well-respected individual with clients, amongst his peers and within the general community. His knowledge and his demonstrated commitment to Bytes & Pieces will be an asset in ensuring the future success of the company.

Mussa loves spending time with his family and he also enjoys new experiences, including meeting people and travel.

Vijay Thadani, the Previous Chief Executive Officer has stepped down and will provide consulting services to the group around the new cloud strategy and potential areas for growth in the region.

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