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Episode 84: Agency focus - Source

Date: 2 Apr 2014
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Episode 82: An African Path to Success & Effective Measure

Date: 24 Feb 2014 | Time: 39:00min
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City of Cape Town's broadband achieves major milestone

The City is pleased to announce the signing of eight third-party service provider agreements, which is a major step in the City of Cape Town's Universal Broadband Network strategy. The fibre optic network has reached the point where it is robust and extensive enough to be leveraged off by the private sector.

18 Apr 2014 12:08

Where are the programmers?

More than ever before in history, business needs people who can programme. Software is becoming a large part of ordinary life, so much so that entire industries and job descriptions are being supplanted by code.

17 Apr 2014 09:59

IBM announces new enterprise cloud offerings

IBM has announced a series of new enterprise cloud offerings for the mainframe that will help clients and service providers to reduce the cost of operations and rapidly deploy trusted cloud services with mainframe technology. The announcement includes the first System z-based integrated system offering: the IBM Enterprise Cloud System.

17 Apr 2014 10:49

American tech giant partners South African IT Distributor

As AxizWorkgroup adds data centre infrastructure and power management manufacturer Tripp Lite to its battery of IT vendors, it introduces a new force to the playing field. Tripp Lite's firm position as an industry leader will help it rapidly spread its full datacentre solutions throughout the Southern African IT industry as it's paired with other leading datacentre brands.

17 Apr 2014 09:35

Applications to register for gTLDs open soon

Applications to register domain names ending with .africa, .joburg, .capetown. and .durban open 1 May 2014. It is envisaged that these new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) will exemplify Africa's growth and development, presenting an opportunity to identify the African continent and the main South African cities online.

By Donvay Wegierski and Janine Hollesen 16 Apr 2014 06:48

Further African expansion for Phoenix

Phoenix Distribution, a broad-based distributor on the African continent, has expanded its office in Nairobi, Kenya, in a move to better serve its partners in East Africa.

16 Apr 2014 10:18

Demonstrating the value of multichannel contact centres

How contact centre leaders can show clear business cases for migrating from a simple call centre - to a dynamic, multichannel contact centre

By Paul Fick 16 Apr 2014 10:40

XDSL signs agreement with Dark Fibre Africa and Conduct

XDSL, a local internet service provider, has entered into an agreement with Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) and Conduct, DFAs last-mile fibre network subsidiary. The agreement provides XDSL with access to DFA's 8,000km of installed fibre, increasing the footprint and capacity of its national network. XDSL's clients can also rely on fast turnaround on fibre-to-the door connectivity with Conduct installing in just two to four weeks.

16 Apr 2014 11:35

VoIP puts consumers at centre

Switching to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) for South African telecommunications needs can slash phone bills significantly, in some instances by as much as 40%. More to the point is that these service providers put consumers first.

15 Apr 2014 09:46

Five ways to protect your family online

Whilst we all go about our lives aware of external danger and ensuring the best security to keep such danger at bay, we can be apathetic about the threats that lurk online.

By Carey Van Vlaanderen 15 Apr 2014 05:38

Internet exchange point opened in Swaziland

Late last week saw the African Union Commission (AUC) launch the internet exchange point (IXP) in Swaziland which will contribute to bringing efficiency in the routing of intra-country internet traffic and more secure exchange of intra-country internet traffic.

15 Apr 2014 09:51

Pinnacle Holdings launches skills programme

Pinnacle Holdings, the ICT Group, has launched a skills programme for its staff earlier this year. The skills programme aims to develop specific skills within Pinnacle Holdings' subsidiaries AxizWorkgroup and Pinnacle Africa.

15 Apr 2014 11:06

Programs every new laptop must have

There are many things to consider when buying a new laptop. It is worth making sure your new laptop has these programs before you buy it.

By Peter Davidson 15 Apr 2014 10:13

EMC Digital Universe study results announced

EMC Corporation has announced results of the seventh EMC Digital Universe study, entitled "The Digital Universe of Opportunities: Rich Data and the Increasing Value of the Internet of Things".

15 Apr 2014 14:28

Hot or cold air containment? That's the data centre decision

Containment solutions can eliminate hot spots and provide energy savings over traditional uncontained data centre designs. However, the best containment solution for an existing facility will depend on its constraints. While ducted hot aisle containment is preferred for highest efficiency, cold aisle containment tends to be easier to manage and more cost-effective for facilities with existing raised floor air distribution.

15 Apr 2014 14:11

Town rents out owners' land to Vodacom

Property developer Pierre Gerber thought he owned a share of a pristine Karoo koppie outside Ladismith in the Western Cape.

By Bobby Jordan 14 Apr 2014 10:45

Cutting communications costs

Consumers and business owners all over the world, but especially here in South Africa, have already been made aware that switching to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) for their telecommunications needs can slash their phone bills significantly - in some instances by as much as 40%.

14 Apr 2014 11:44

Dimension Data opens office in Ghana

Dimension Data, the global ICT solutions and services provider, recently announced it has increased its presence in West Africa and opened an office in Ghana.

14 Apr 2014 11:59

Club Travel partners Cornerstone Information Systems

Club Travel has selected Cornerstone Information Systems to provide the technology to support their goal to increase top line revenue, improve operational efficiency and staff productivity, and thus grow profitability.

14 Apr 2014 12:19

Big data can be a threat

Big data has been named a game changer, a paradigm shifter, a cure-all and a must have for all businesses wishing to thrive. Harnessing big data to gain a competitive advantage is a must for today's organisations, but big data can be a threat too, as it is laden with legal, compliance and privacy issues.

14 Apr 2014 11:08

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