The Wireless Access Providers' Association (WAPA) feels that the introduction of Lite-Licensing, which is currently being trialled and employed by progressive institutions internationally, as an alternative wireless spectrum management approach, could benefit South Africa.
13 Dec 2012 08:39
NEWSWATCH: The tighter controls over talk shows introduced at the SABC this week have the alarm bells ringing, reports BDlive, and proof of how bad news travels is the fact that news that local SA news channel eNCA had to apologise for using an old clip dealing with comments on Nelson Mandela, has been picked up the Times of India. Mail & Guardian reports countries - the US and China to name but two - are at odds over laws governing the internet, and IOL reports on how a UK study finds that playing violent video games can make people more aggressive.
By Rod Baker 13 Dec 2012 08:28
Manufacturing production in SA bounced back in October‚ increasing by 2.5% year-on-year (y/y) after a revised 1.7% (1.1%) year-on-year decrease in September‚ data released by Statistics SA on Tuesday (11 December) showed
13 Dec 2012 07:42
When it comes to a secure IT environment, managerial mindset often poses the biggest threat, explains Marthinus Engelbrecht, CEO of NEWORDER Industries, a local technology company that provides specialised enterprise risk management and pen-testing services to companies in Africa and abroad.
13 Dec 2012 07:03
Unmanned ocean gliders are collecting data 1,000m below the surface of the Southern Ocean and sending it back to climate scientists and oceanographers.
12 Dec 2012 10:32
The opening of two new Vodacom outlets in Jozini and Manguzi this week will see communities in the Umkhanyakude District Municipality gain unprecedented access to telecommunications and connectivity.
12 Dec 2012 07:33
The Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) announced South Africa's very first Student Cluster Challenge winners. The glittering awards ceremony was held at the Durban International Convention Centre recently.
12 Dec 2012 07:30
Telkom's future is in the hands of delegates to the African National Congress's (ANC's) electoral conference in Mangaung‚ who will weigh up the options the Department of Communications has proposed for reviving the company‚ according to Communications Minister Dina Pule.
By Thabiso Mochiko 11 Dec 2012 06:53
A hacker has claimed responsibility for disrupting SA's Department of Social Development's website and hacking those of the National Planning Commission and the National Population Unit.
11 Dec 2012 06:29
Backups may be worthless if they're not tested - and the consequences could be dire, especially in virtualised environments.
10 Dec 2012 11:56
Although there has been a dramatic surge in the amount of international bandwidth that is available in South Africa these days - courtesy of the SAT-2, SAT-3/SAFE, SEACOM and EASSy submarine fibre optic cables - backhaul and last-mile connectivity is still a scarce commodity.
10 Dec 2012 11:35
Voice over IP. What's left to say? You can save money. Lots of it. It's great for moves and changes, super easy, even the receptionist can do them. Sure. Tell me something I don't know.
By Riaan Pieterson 10 Dec 2012 09:54
Local company Future Mobile Technology (FMT) has developed an Android application, Netsurfer Scholar that will give users online access to material they need for school.
10 Dec 2012 08:30
South Africa's plan to train three times as many engineers as it does at present is one of the reasons the world's largest engineering design software company set up an academy in the country in November.
10 Dec 2012 06:54
WASHINGTON, US: "The mobile wave is going to sweep through and obliterate billions of jobs and millions of small businesses and that's going to be viewed with trepidation by politicians, unions and businessmen, all three, because they're going to see their world disrupted. But at the same time, it opens up the possibility for three or four billion people in the underclass to get a PhD."
9 Dec 2012 07:36
While each of their companies had varying degrees of success, the chief executives of three of the major casino groups in southern Africa - Tsogo Sun, Sun International and Peermont - agree that the future looks promising for the sectpr although there are still hurdles some to overcome.
8 Dec 2012 08:10
MTN Business has launched a pilot project for its MTN cloud bouquet of services that will among other things provide a single point of contact for its customers‚ it said on Thursday, 6 December 2012.
By Thabiso Mochiko 7 Dec 2012 06:41
Higher productivity, increased labour costs and a strong trends towards true mobility in the work place are all factors that have put the spotlight firmly on 'total costs of ownership' for computers and devices. Organisations will have to start spending more on durable and reliable mobile computers rather than looking for bargains, if they want to avoid losing valuable productive time.
By Jerker Hellström 7 Dec 2012 05:24
On the back of the recently signed distributorship agreement with CommProve, Jasco has partnered with mobile network operator Cell C to deliver real-time network monitoring, diagnostics and optimisation. This will enable Cell C to become more proactive in response to network issues and deliver improved service to its customers.
6 Dec 2012 08:28
South Africa's Aspire Solutions, which specialises in spatial business applications, has successfully completed a major project for ANWB, the Dutch affiliate of the global Automobile Association.
6 Dec 2012 08:12
This week sees the 20th anniversary of the SMS, invented in 1992 by British engineer, Neil Papworth. Initially slow, the boom in SMS saw more than 150 billion SMS sent in the UK in 2011, almost triple the amount that was sent five years previously (in 2006, there were 51 billion text messages sent).
6 Dec 2012 07:24
Western Digital (WD) has appointed Kalvin Subbadu to the position of sales manager for its Components business in South Africa. He will drive the sales of WD's Components range of internal hard drives across all three official distributors including Drive Control Corporation (DCC), Rectron, Pinnacle Africa, their resellers and end user markets.
5 Dec 2012 10:52
Apple opened its online iTunes store in South Africa on Tuesday (4 December), giving local music fans access to a library of local and international songs and albums.
5 Dec 2012 09:28
Cellphone use on the Gautrain will be available to passengers by the middle of 2014 after an agreement was signed with all cellphone service providers to allow cellphone services at stations and on trains Beeld reported on Tuesday (4 December).
5 Dec 2012 06:39
Namibia has become the 40th African country to formally endorse the ZA Central Registry (ZACR) bid for the rights to administer the proposed .africa generic Top Level Domain.
4 Dec 2012 14:23
Internet Solutions (IS) Mozambique, rated one of the top Internet service providers in the country, is about to launch the IS Business Incubator, a revamped version of the traditional business start-up model.
4 Dec 2012 14:20
The past few years have seen cloud computing gaining momentum in the corporate and consumer markets. People are embracing cloud services at a rapid rate as fixed and mobile broadband adoption start to become virtually ubiquitous.
4 Dec 2012 14:02
Vodacom is launching a global data service platform (GDSP) to help companies deploy and manage large, wireless machine to machine (M2M) projects. The new platform will be supported by an expert local team backed by Vodafone's global M2M business unit.
4 Dec 2012 14:00
As part of AfricaCom 2012, two new writers were launched into the technical writing world, as the successful winners of a youth competition. The winners, Lauren Leonard (19) and Simone Johnson (21) spent three days at the event immersing themselves into the world of technology and are now blogging.
4 Dec 2012 09:38
The key reason why the "true" cost to communicate in SA remained high was because of lack of competition‚ Cell C chief executive Alan Knott-Craig said on Friday (30 November).
By Bekezela Phakathi 4 Dec 2012 07:16
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