Mergers and acquisitions are useful when it comes to helping organisations to achieve business objectives. However, this strategy has the potential to create enormous complexity when it comes to consolidating the operations of the two disparate organisations involved in the merger or acquisition.
David Jacoby, security analyst at Kaspersky Lab, conducted a research experiment in his living room to find out how safe his home is in terms of cyber security. He inspected home entertainment devices such as network-attached storages (NAS), smart TVs, router, Blu-ray player, etc. to find out if they are vulnerable to cyber-attacks.
Mobile telecommunications and payments specialist Blue Label Telecoms reported increased headline earnings per share (HEPS) of 67.98 cents a share for the year to May or revenue that was up by 2% to R19.4bn.
Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane says the public sector must challenge itself to be creative and embrace innovation as a new way of doing government business more smartly and delivering its services.
Fewer South African companies are using unlicensed software, opting to avoid the numerous security threats associated with counterfeit software, but one in three copies of software installed on local PCs during 2013 was still not properly licensed. The estimated commercial value (locally) of the unlicensed software is R4.11 billion.
ORBIT Fet College is the first establishment of its kind to upgrade to the most recent version of an organisational management solution that's widely used by educational institutions across the country.
"This event is all about the teachers and how we can empower them to go back to their classrooms with new ideas, insight and confidence to face the daily challenges at school, whether it is about teaching skills or using e-learning tools and educational technology" - Tanya Jackman
For businesses, it's no longer about infrastructure alone, it's about applications, and how these are architected. How applications work and function can highlight problem points in the business, and identifying these will in turn, prevent outages.
The daunting complexity of today's labour and tax environment in South Africa means that an automated payroll solution has become a necessity rather than a luxury for SMEs that want to ensure the ongoing sustainability of their businesses.
Many computer users may not realise that their machines have been infected with scareware until it is too late. As this problem has been around for at least the past decade it is important to be aware of the distress and destruction it can cause.
The second annual Agile Africa conference will take place on 11 and 12 August 2014 as part of Wits University's "Fak'ugesi: Digital Africa Festival". This year's conference will review the impact of agile methodologies on software development.