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How cloud computing is helpful for small businesses
How cloud computing is helpful for small businesses

There are many great tools you can use to make your small business operations more seamless. The internet has been a great way for small businesses to keep up with competition without paying too much money...

By John Reiley 19 Nov 2014 10:06

Chris Moerdyk
It's time for a war on the digital chokers

I received an email from a colleague this week asking me to sign a petition against local cellular networks taking 50% profit from revenue generated by SMS text messaging in aid of charity...

By Chris Moerdyk 15 Nov 2014 08:29

Ooba's new mobile app offering home loan info on the go
Ooba's new mobile app offering home loan info on the go

Applying for a home loan? Bond originator Ooba has launched an innovative mobile application to simplify the home buyer and real estate agent's experience in the home loan application process...

14 Nov 2014 10:03

How the channel is changing in Africa
How the channel is changing in Africa

Distributors and resellers of software and hardware in Africa have to adapt to a changing marketplace as the sales of that entire industry slowly begins to shift online and move into the cloud...

14 Nov 2014 07:26

Duaan Dekker
Writing software that actually works

Being the only non-technical employee in a software development company is interesting, to say the least.

By Duaan Dekker, Issued by Field Office 13 Nov 2014 11:46

Dax Data launches Adobe's Creative Cloud Market
Dax Data launches Adobe's Creative Cloud Market

Dax Data has recently launched Adobe's Creative Cloud Market, a new feature of the Creative Cloud 2014...

12 Nov 2014 10:31

Ayanda Dlamini
African ICT must seize opportunity

As the next big frontier for market growth, Africa is rich with potential. But African businesses have been slow to capitalise on this, and stand to lose out to foreign players.

By Ayanda Dlamini 11 Nov 2014 09:46

You don't just need data, you need the right kind of data
You don't just need data, you need the right kind of data

Almost everyone you see is digitally connected in some way, whether it is via a computer, tablet or cellphone. Any information that you need is constantly at your fingertips, whereas in the past, this wasn't the case. Digital connectedness has raised consumer expectations everywhere.

By Jason Haddock 5 Nov 2014 09:53

How to navigate the complex BYOD landscape
How to navigate the complex BYOD landscape

The recent BlackBerry Experience Executive Forum, in partnership with ITWeb, provided practical and actionable insights into the latest issues, trends and developments in enterprise mobility...

By Ilse van den Berg 5 Nov 2014 07:29

Software AG commits to GovTech
Software AG commits to GovTech

Software AG has announced that it is participating in this year's annual GovTech conference and exhibition, which is currently underway at Durban's International Conference Centre until 5 November, 2014

3 Nov 2014 15:30

Key findings of Dell's International Tablet Survey
Key findings of Dell's International Tablet Survey

The 2014 International Tablet Survey, sponsored by Dell, surveyed more than 1400 IT decision makers (ITDMs) in 10 countries. Its purpose was to gain insight and feedback from the ITDMs in these countries regarding their tablet usage.

3 Nov 2014 12:09

There's no code like the low code
There's no code like the low code

The growing need for mobile and web applications is driving development teams away from hand-coding to a new breed of application platforms. They are moving to platforms that accelerate app delivery across a multi-channel environment and that includes mobile and web applications.

30 Oct 2014 08:45

Duaan Dekker
Honing your competitive edge

Another new competitor. Where do they get all these programmers? Why am I only learning about this now? Are they an immediate threat? How is this even possible? These thoughts and more are whizzing through my brain as I glide through the local gym's swimming pool. It has been a long day with quite a few unexpected (and sometimes frustrating) surprises...

By Duaan Dekker, Issued by Field Office 28 Oct 2014 15:46

Courier company achieves high-speed recovery with Veeam
Courier company achieves high-speed recovery with Veeam

The RAM Group of Companies, which includes RAM Hand to Hand Couriers, has cut the time needed to back up the IT systems supporting its always-on business by 95% using Veeam software, says Group IT manager, Lance Soller.

28 Oct 2014 07:56

Alexander Mehlhorn
The need for software and business analyst duality

Today's complex and competitive business landscape is calling for a shift in the role of the software developer as we currently understand it. Increasingly, businesses are looking towards a particular hybrid of software developer and business analyst - someone who can scope and design software architecture while simultaneously considering business and stakeholder needs.

By Alexander Mehlhorn 24 Oct 2014 10:32

The tablet computer that understands isiZulu
The tablet computer that understands isiZulu

South Africans can now use a tablet computer that understands Zulu. The Smart Tab 3G, which sells for R999 (on a prepaid deal) was designed as a low cost device for emerging markets...

22 Oct 2014 10:30

App may help reduce phone usage
App may help reduce phone usage

It might be a bit like hosting an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at a bar but cellphone apps designed to track and reduce time spent on the phone are becoming hugely popular...

22 Oct 2014 09:32

State seeks to build closer ties with media
State seeks to build closer ties with media

President Jacob Zuma says government will establish a platform for members of the media and government to share ideas on a range of issues.

20 Oct 2014 08:28

Importance of IT for automotive industry
Importance of IT for automotive industry

The automotive industry has become increasingly competitive in the past few years with manufacturers and brands jostling for a leadership position in both international and local markets.

By Michael Frans 17 Oct 2014 08:45

Skype launches video messaging app
Skype launches video messaging app

NEW YORK, USA: Microsoft-owned Skype unveiled a new app enabling users to send short video messages to stay connected between calls.

15 Oct 2014 13:22

Softworx launches Softworx APN
Softworx launches Softworx APN

EOH Company and Infor Master Partner, Softworx has launched the Africa Partner Network (Softworx APN) to channel Infor software sales and consulting services throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.

15 Oct 2014 11:18

Trade event brings Portuguese technology to SA
Trade event brings Portuguese technology to SA

Future Pavilion Cape Town 2014 will bring a host of innovative technology products, solutions and services from Portugal to South Africa in November...

Issued by Tumbleweed Communications 14 Oct 2014 14:03

Oracle addresses IT skills shortage in Africa
Oracle addresses IT skills shortage in Africa

The dramatic advancement of technology over the past five years has resulted in a gap in IT competencies and skills availability.

8 Oct 2014 14:30

Jessie Rudd
A new marketing era?

Discovery Insure has a really nifty little gadget that it attaches to your car when you take out insurance: a tracking device that can also measure the impact on your car...

By Jessie Rudd 8 Oct 2014 08:31

The benefits of migrating your business operations to the cloud
The benefits of migrating your business operations to the cloud

From providing scalability on demand to empowering the mobility of the workforce, cloud computing offers a host of benefits to both organisations and users. The business case for adopting cloud computing is becoming clear for large organisations, but the path to adoption for SMBs is less clear.

By Francois Smith 30 Sep 2014 13:19

BA adds new features to app
BA adds new features to app

British Airways is keeping customers 'appy', with new features introduced to its iPhone app.

25 Sep 2014 11:55

Richard Firth
Developers need to gear up for a multi-device world

In 2012, Google published the results of its Multi-Screen World Study, which showed 90% of all media interactions are screen-based. More importantly, the research showed that users are learning to use multiple devices...

By Richard Firth 23 Sep 2014 15:21

Infor Dynamic Science Labs pioneers new applications
Infor Dynamic Science Labs pioneers new applications

Infor, a provider of business application software, has announced Infor Dynamic Science Labs, a new internal organisation focused on infusing machine-learning and big data analytics into Infor applications, making them fast, smart, scalable and elegant.

22 Sep 2014 12:57

ICT to reform basic education claims Motshekga
ICT to reform basic education claims Motshekga

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says the Council of Education Ministers (CEM) will push for the stronger use of ICT to radically transform basic education.

22 Sep 2014 08:04

SA tech companies can hold their own against the best
SA tech companies can hold their own against the best

"South African tech companies have all the skills and experience to hold their own against the best on the international stage. Traditionally, we have been held back by a pervasive mindset that we simply don't match up to the global players; however this is changing fast and the growing confidence of local IT service providers is setting us up for great things in future."

19 Sep 2014 11:36

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