It's not exactly a store, but the Google "showroom" that opened on Thursday, 20 October, in New York is the internet giant's first real-world shop and a step into terrain where rival Apple has excelled...
Organisations that still doubt the suitability of Voice over IP for business must have missed the final act, in which VoIP grows up, gets the girl and drives off into the sunset in smoking hot yet reliable wheels.
25 Oct 2012
The latest issue of the NATIVE Mobile Report covers some important industry events - including the launch of iPhone 5 and the release of iOS6, the Loeries and the 4G race that is hotting up in SA.
10 Oct 2012
With the rise of convergence and the evolution of the data network to incorporate multiple technologies, security and video over IP has become increasingly popular. Thanks to increased bandwidth availability in South Africa, IP security cameras are becoming a more viable option, and do offer many benefits. However there are also downsides to this technology, particularly in light of the fact that local bandwidth remains inconsistent and is still relatively expensive, and video streaming requires large amounts of stable bandwidth to perform to its best ability.
Mark Chertkow 9 Oct 2012
WASHINGTON: Mobile phone manufacturers, responding to consumer and regulatory pressure, are using fewer toxic substances in their products, researchers in the United States said Wednesday, 3 October 2012.
4 Oct 2012
It was a historic day for the Northern Cape on Wednesday, when the province became the first in the country to enjoy the digital revolution with the launch of the demonstration of digital migration technology.
4 Oct 2012
Samsung has expanded its range of low-cost mobile phones with the introduction of the Samsung Pusha mobile device range - a feature phone range that is not only cost effective, but also provides the reliability of a leading mobile brand and the connectivity expected by today's consumers.
1 Oct 2012
Government has the responsibility to professionalise the public service by upgrading and retaining their skills through technology, says Public Service and Administration Minister Lindiwe Sisulu.
28 Sep 2012
Increasing the penalties for the perpetrators of copper cable theft and improving training and awareness amongst those responsible for fighting this crime are two of the main challenges that need to be urgently addressed before progress can be made.
IIR 26 Sep 2012
The concept of integration in the contact centre has been widely discussed in recent years, with many companies having made great strides towards achieving a more unified environment. SMS, email and web chat are gradually being incorporated into contact centres, and now afford customers the option to have their queries dealt with via a variety of channels.
Deon Scheepers 26 Sep 2012
SAN FRANCISCO, US: Gadget lovers have flooded Apple with pre-orders and set up camp outside the company's real-world stores to get their hands on the new generation iPhone 5 set for release today. [Video]
21 Sep 2012
The recent announcement by Facebook of its increased focus in the mobile space, coupled with the fevered interest following the iPhone 5 launch, should be seen as a timely reminder to companies to seriously consider mobile as part of their existing multi-channel communications strategy.
John Ginsberg 19 Sep 2012
The introduction of the new Second Hand Goods Act is one of the most significant developments taking place in the fight against copper cable theft. This is according to Bernard Maguire, Executive Member of the Metals Recycling Association and Sidney Arnold, General Manager Network Operations at MTN.
IIR 13 Sep 2012
"Cloud-based communications has clear benefits, but whether those benefits will accrue to your organisation depends on a number of factors. If your enterprise answers to any of the questions in the checklist below, you may be in the market for a hosted PBX."
Rob Lith 28 Aug 2012
While the majority of computer users are more likely to fall victim to cybercrime online, a recent survey indicates 32% of users contract computer infections caused by portable data carriers (optical discs or USB drives). Even if a user is confident that his/her computer is securely protected, an infected USB stick from friends or family could result in data loss.
21 Aug 2012
From Spring 2012, Bezu Retro Phones will be available in South Africa from leading retailers including Look & Listen. This novel handset replaces earpieces as a comfortable and stylish way of talking on a mobile phone, without holding the phone to the ear, thus reducing the amount radiation absorbed.
20 Aug 2012
The Ultrabook has arrived with a big bang and its super-slim, light and small form factor - with mega performance and long battery life - is making mainstream laptops look archaic. Everyone wants one. If the evolutionary path that notebooks and laptops have taken to date are anything to go by, "everyone" is likely to get their wish - Ultrabooks are a template for future devices.
Francois van Wijk 20 Aug 2012
In a project that is set to continue for the remainder of the year, Ernst & Young - a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services - has rolled out more than 450 Lenovo X220 and T420 devices. The hardware is being supplied by Datacentrix, a provider of high performing and secure ICT solutions.
17 Aug 2012
One online profile, one place for storage, seamless access from any device and the security and a reliable connection to make it all possible? If that sounds good to you, you are probably one of a growing number of people who have an embarrassing amount of digital devices on which they work, play, interact and store important business and personal information.
Francois van Wijk 15 Aug 2012
PALO ALTO, US: South Africa's untapped brains trust and knowledge network of expatriate assets around the world will soon be activated to help the country be more competitive in realising a better return on innovation and entrepreneurship across both the private and public sectors.
8 Aug 2012
At 0732 CET, when NASA's 900kg Mars rover "Curiosity" landed, stirred up red dust, and transmitted the first research results back to Earth, it became clear that the mission is a success, and the technology used can withstand even the harshest conditions. The foundation for this success had already been laid in the previous months and years.
6 Aug 2012
Since its launch in 2001, Bizcommunity has always seen the benefit for our readers of having industry jobs available on the site, as well as the benefit to companies looking for applicants and recruiters and recruitment agencies having a targeted audience pool to search for good quality applicants and CVs.
Bizcommunity 6 Aug 2012
Parliament's communications portfolio committee earlier this week expressed concern over whether the deadline to migrate from analogue to digital broadcasting would be met, saying it had been "sceptical" about the "timeframes" from the outset.
3 Aug 2012
Telefónica UK, operator of the popular O2 brand, has selected Ruckus Wireless to supply high-capacity small cell products for high-speed wireless services being deployed throughout London.
2 Aug 2012
The Kaspersky Open Space Security suite of products has seen substantial growth in South Africa as well as into sub-Saharan Africa. It provides world-class anti-malware protection in a single, integrated suite of applications that work seamlessly across all platforms. Every workstation, laptop, file server, mail server, internet gateway or smartphone is fully protected, giving Open Space Security users complete confidence that the network is secure, whether they are working in the office, remotely or at home.
31 Jul 2012
RS Components customers worldwide can now order multiple quantities of the Raspberry Pi Model B board, along with the associated accessories to enable users to get started, including SD cards pre-loaded with the Raspberry Pi operating system and unique cases for safer storage. Raspberry Pi is a credit card sized computer board developed to boost the uptake of computer programming among young people and enthusiasts.
24 Jul 2012
SAN FRANCISCO, US: Facebook added more mobile technology to its arsenal with the acquisition of Spool, a start-up specialising in bookmarking and sharing content on smartphones or tablets.
17 Jul 2012
Recent TNS research (TNS Mobile Life June 2012) found that there is a growing appetite for location-based services (LBS) among mobile subscribers worldwide, including South Africa. Jacques Swanepoel, MD of Cellfind, says that the technology is gaining traction for navigation, personal safety and entertainment applications.
13 Jul 2012