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A fresh look at workplace performance management
A fresh look at workplace performance management

There's an increasing interest in workforce well-being, particularly when that workforce is largely deskbound. Apart from the health problems that can plague...

By Wynand Smit 2 days ago

Gauteng: SA's emerging enterprise app development hub
Gauteng: SA's emerging enterprise app development hub

Gauteng is fast emerging as a centre for enterprise app development. This is according to Cassie Lessing, managing director of the Strato IT Group...

2 days ago

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The shift in data centre transformation

ICT spending in 2016 will largely be driven by investments in software, IT services and mobile devices. In South Africa specifically, overall hardware infrastructure...

6 hours ago

Pokémon Go: Building to scale as important as building to fail
Pokémon Go: Building to scale as important as building to fail

One of the catch phrases of DevOps and cloud for the past, oh, many years has been 'build to fail'. The premise being that too many businesses experience costly downtime...

By Lori MacVittie 22 Jul 2016

Opera wins major market share in SA and rest of Africa
Opera wins major market share in SA and rest of Africa

Opera, the cellphone browser developer and manager, has gained more than 60% of South African market share and more than 70% of African market...

By Alistair Anderson 21 Jul 2016

Why system integration is good for business
Why system integration is good for business

The global market for system integration is booming, and South Africa is no exception. IDC predicts that IT services spending, including system integration...

By Lindsay Britz 20 Jul 2016

Chinese consortium buys Opera browser for $600m
Chinese consortium buys Opera browser for $600m

A Chinese consortium has bought the Opera internet browser for $600 million, its Norwegian developer said on Monday, after a public share offer for the company failed...

19 Jul 2016

Windows 10 to take longer to reach billion-device goal
Windows 10 to take longer to reach billion-device goal

Microsoft said it will take longer than initially expected for Windows 10 to reach a billion devices due to the lack of traction in its smartphone business...

19 Jul 2016

Converged solutions - and re-purposed IT - can drive innovation
Converged solutions - and re-purposed IT - can drive innovation

Businesses that move towards hyperconverged solutions are most likely to close the skills gap, release big data and drive innovation...

15 Jul 2016

Google wins extra time to fight EU Android probe
Google wins extra time to fight EU Android probe

Google won more time on Wednesday to answer accusations by the European Commission that the US tech giant abuses the dominance of its Android mobile phone operating system...

14 Jul 2016

Entries for Bomberman-themed AI challenge now open
Entries for Bomberman-themed AI challenge now open

Entries for the annual Entelect Challenge (formerly known as the 'Entelect 100K Challenge') are officially open. Coders and graphical user interface...

14 Jul 2016

Pokemon-mania vindicates Nintendo's mobile game shift
Pokemon-mania vindicates Nintendo's mobile game shift

With Pokemon-mania sweeping the planet, Nintendo's nascent shift into mobile gaming has proved a massive hit, vindicating the Japanese videogame giant's decision...

13 Jul 2016

Better measurement for improved profitability
Better measurement for improved profitability

A well-known local company recently performed a performance check on its sales agents leading to an extremely surprising discovery...

By Wynand Smit 13 Jul 2016

Why developers are the rockstars of enterprise IT
Why developers are the rockstars of enterprise IT

In recent years, the sensational success stories of tech companies like Facebook and Apple have turned the general public's attention...

12 Jul 2016

Four signs it's time to change your ERP software
Four signs it's time to change your ERP software

In tough economic times, it becomes tempting to sweat your assets. But running an outdated ERP system may become more of a liability...

By Viesturs Zalaiskalns 8 Jul 2016

2016 global IT spend remains flat
2016 global IT spend remains flat

Worldwide IT spending is forecast to be flat in 2016, totaling $3.41 trillion, according to Gartner. This is up from last quarter's forecast...

7 Jul 2016

Benefits of SD-WAN for unified communications
Benefits of SD-WAN for unified communications

Many organisations are starting to realise the benefits of unified communications (UC) as an essential tool that allows knowledge workers to collaborate...

By Greg de Chasteauneuf 5 Jul 2016

20 tips for exploiting ICT for your company
20 tips for exploiting ICT for your company

Whether you're in the enterprise or consumer space, you need to know how people (customers and staff) want to use the mobile web...

By Alan Knott-Craig 4 Jul 2016

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Fitbit warranty woes trip up buyer

Local trend sweaters have taken a liking to Fitbit products, but difficulties in repairing the devices may dampen the appetite of consumers...

By Colleen Goko 1 Jul 2016

Maximising business mobility in the economic downturn
Maximising business mobility in the economic downturn

During these tough economic times, businesses have more incentive to start reviewing their systems and processes to find ways to become more profitable...

By Steven Cohen 30 Jun 2016

Finding the right software development offshoring partner
Finding the right software development offshoring partner

Offshoring companies' software development needs is becoming common place, particularly as global communication improves and the disparity in technical ability...

By Shashi Hansjee 28 Jun 2016

Embracing DevOps and its collaborative business benefits
Embracing DevOps and its collaborative business benefits

There is an emerging trend towards IT agility which is gaining impetus as the market demands flexibility and customised products and services...

27 Jun 2016

SA students reign supreme at International Supercomputing Conference
SA students reign supreme at International Supercomputing Conference

The Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) has taken the top prize in the international Student Cluster Competition held at the International Supercomputing Conference...

24 Jun 2016

A beginner's guide to digital transformation
A beginner's guide to digital transformation

Not a day goes by that leaders of mid-sized businesses are not bombarded in one way or another by the increasingly urgent need...

By Mark Geschke 22 Jun 2016

Technology trends - adopt or not?
Technology trends - adopt or not?

Businesses of today are in the midst of a digital revolution. Any new technologies or trends that can be implemented to help a workforce get the job done easier...

By Sunil Desai 22 Jun 2016

Sound bites to software solution: the role of today's business analyst
Sound bites to software solution: the role of today's business analyst

For most of us, the title of 'business analyst' conjures up an unexciting image of a suited professional pouring over numbers and flowcharts in an isolated corner of the office...

21 Jun 2016

World's fastest supercomputer entirely made in China
World's fastest supercomputer entirely made in China

China has built the world's fastest supercomputer using locally made microchips, a survey said on Monday, the first time the country has taken the top spot without using US technology...

21 Jun 2016

Samsung to buy US cloud computing startup
Samsung to buy US cloud computing startup

Samsung Electronics said on Thursday, 16 June, it had agreed to buy US cloud computing company Joyent - the latest in a series of start-up acquisitions aimed at strengthening the South Korean giant's software capacity...

17 Jun 2016

Business is waking up to the idea of deep learning
Business is waking up to the idea of deep learning

In the movie Transcendence, Johnny Depp plays Dr Will Caster, a researcher in artificial intelligence at Berkeley trying to build a sentient computer...

By Toby Walsh 15 Jun 2016

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