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SABC lacks skills for digital migration

Marian Shinn, the DA's Shadow Minister of Communications, says that the SABC does not have the skills to successfully transition to digital broadcasting before the international deadline of June 2015.

5 Feb 2014

Moody's predicts 'difficult' times ahead for cellular operators

Ratings agency Moody's said on Monday, 3 February, that the next three years would be "difficult" for MTN and Vodacom to maintain or increase their market share and compete more aggressively on price without reducing their margins and returns on investment.

By Thabiso Mochiko 4 Feb 2014

Making Wi-Fi work for your business

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg may have raised some eyebrows when he said that connectivity should be a human right, but many smart device users would agree. Research has shown that as many as 32% globally rely on more than one device during the average working day to conduct their duties and half of the world's CIOs have said that they view Wi-Fi as an essential part of operations.

30 Jan 2014

[2014 trends] Mobile moves: Key trends to watch in 2014

As with almost every other sector under the 'technology' banner, the mobile industry is evolving at a rapid pace, and is constantly iterating to meet the demands of an increasingly large and sophisticated market.

By Dr Pieter Streicher 28 Jan 2014

Software development continues to improve business strategy channels

While many companies are still considering how best to implement a BYOD strategy, the emergence of SDx promises additional opportunities for economies to develop, innovate, and grow.

By Malcolm Rabson 23 Jan 2014

Telkom 'in talks to sell its cellphone towers'

Telkom is reportedly in talks to sell its mobile tower infrastructure to a company based in south-east Asia‚ in a move analysts say would enable Telkom to focus on strengthening its services and cutting its costs.

By Thabiso Mochiko 23 Jan 2014

Pilot POS selects wiPlatform for mobile third-party integrations

Pilot Software, a developer and implementer of point of sale (POS) software and systems for the hospitality industry, is to streamline their mobile integration process, allowing customers to accept any mobile transaction through a simple API. Pilot has selected wiGroup, a leading mobile transaction platform, to provide this service.

20 Jan 2014

Canon launches PowerShot N100

Canon recently unveiled the PowerShot N100 - a new concept camera, packed full of innovative new technologies.

8 Jan 2014

Mandla Maseko wins place to outer space

Out of more than 100 participants from all over the world, 23 lucky contestants have emerged as the winners in Unilever's 3-day competition at the Axe Apollo Space Camp.

24 Dec 2013

Ericsson's 10 hot consumer trends 2014

With 2013 coming to an end, Ericsson ConsumerLab has identified the hottest consumer trends for 2014 and beyond. For more than 15 years, ConsumerLab has conducted research to explore people's values, behaviours and ways of using ICT products and services. Its global research programme is based on annual interviews with over 100 000 individuals in more than 40 countries and 15 megacities.

18 Dec 2013

Africa's largest single-rooftop solar plant launches in Pietermaritzburg

Pietermaritzburg is leading the way with Africa's first 1MW single-rooftop grid-tied solar plant. Sustainable Power Solutions and its subcontractor, Renen Renewable Energy Solutions, completed the installation on the roof of the Belgotex factory in just 12 weeks.

12 Dec 2013

Samsung launches consumer education campaign in support of 49M

Samsung Electronics South Africa has announced a national consumer education campaign in support of the 49M initiative. This festive season more than 200 000 energy-efficient Samsung products will bear the 49M logo and easy energy saving tips for the consumer on how to conserve electricity.

12 Dec 2013

Stay cyber-safe this holiday season

Everyone looks forward to the festive season, a time to wind down and relax after the busy year. Unfortunately, cyber crooks don't go on holiday. For them Christmas heralds a holiday shopping and party season that will generate millions of dollars for them.

9 Dec 2013

Smart and wearable technology

What is wearable technology and why is there so much hype about it at the moment? Ryno Goosen from audio and video supplier HFX Systems, offers some insight into this increasingly popular phenomenon.

By Ryno Goosen 6 Dec 2013

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