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Merry Christmas 2016
On behalf of all the staff at Absol we would like to say thank you for your valued support, trust and loyalty in 2016.
We wish you and your family a peaceful and joyous festive season and a successful and prosperous new year. We look forward to working with you in 2017.
Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit
Absol launches the brand new website for the newly refurbished Grand Prix Circuit and International Convention Centre
Absol honoured at the AAAS supplier awards evening
We thank African Automotive Aftermarket Solutions (AAAS) for honouring Absol as one of their Service Providers of the Year 2016
Absol is Recruiting
Absol is looking to employ another Web Developer/Programmer.
If you've got what it takes to join our dynamic company, please email your CV to email@example.com
We are currently experiencing issues with our Telkom lines. If you are unable to reach us by phone, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your query, or alternatively contact one of our staff members directly.
For support queries:
Pierre Cilliers: 071 412 0376
Martin Smith: 082 515 1821
For quotations, hardware & account queries:
Judy van der Merwe: 082 371 5154
For development & website support:
Jenna Meiring: 072 860 4276
In February 2003, Softline Absol was contracted by the Department of Communications to develop the global communications portal for the Presidential International Advisory Council. Absol was awarded the tender in partnership with Erasibo and Johnnic eVentures after beating out competitors like Dimension Data and MGX.
The Council was set up to discuss, recommend and advise on appropriate measures to enable sustainable growth and investment in the ICT sector and stimulate employment and job creation. The council consists of the leading minds and personalities in ICT from around the world including such personalities as Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle Corporation and Carly Fiorina, CEO of HP. The portal is also utilised by leading government officials including President Thabo Mbeki himself.
Absol was tasked with developing a solution based on the AbsolPublisher Content Management System and had to provide a secure, robust, easily maintainable document repository capable of importing existing data. The provision of a fully integrated and secure instant messaging component was a new feature addition to the AbsolPublisher product suite.
The following solution was achieved:Secure
Our portal evokes a SSL key to guarantee security. The portal resides on MTN Networks high security back bone.
The portal caters for high volume of document traffic from around the world. The portal also pulls in news content from INET Bridge.
The Department does not have staff with HTML or other programming skills, thus the portal needed to be easily maintainable.
Importing of data
Absol had to migrate data from other databases in the department onto the portal’s database.
The portal’s database stores a vast array of documents in the document repository.
Portal members have access to a custom developed instant messaging tool that allows them to communicate with each other in real time and in groups – all correspondence is logged on the AbsolPublisher database, maintaining automatic “minutes” of all virtual meetings.
The portal is a high availability portal with a guaranteed uptime of 99.9%
The system was launched in June 2003 and can be viewed at www.isd.gov.za