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Paul Fick
Consolidating ICT infrastructure following mergers, acquisitions

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.

By Paul Fick 29 Aug 2014 11:21

Fundza Literacy Trust nominated for Tech Awards
Fundza Literacy Trust nominated for Tech Awards

The Tech Awards has nominated the FunDza Literacy Trust for the 'Microsoft Education Award', for providing 50,000 young South Africans with access to reading material on their cellphones.

27 Aug 2014 15:00

Connected home entertainment devices pose a security threat
Connected home entertainment devices pose a security threat

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.

26 Aug 2014 16:19

Blue Label Telecoms revenue up to R19.4bn
Blue Label Telecoms revenue up to R19.4bn

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.

21 Aug 2014 09:36

Government needs innovation for service delivery
Government needs innovation for service delivery

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.

20 Aug 2014 07:22

Survey finds that unlicensed software is still a threat
Survey finds that unlicensed software is still a threat

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.

18 Aug 2014 13:19

Data becomes MTN's new turf war
Data becomes MTN's new turf war

Africa's largest cellular company, MTN, which reported a 9% rise in half-year profits last week and now has 215m subscribers across the world, has a plan to boost flagging revenue in South Africa.

By Asha Speckman 13 Aug 2014 10:39

Job cuts set to resume at Telkom
Job cuts set to resume at Telkom

Telkom's Chief Executive Sipho Maseko has told investors that the company's objectives are to lower the cost of human capital, improve financial performance and bring leadership closer to customers.

By Thabiso Mochiko 6 Aug 2014 10:41

Nominations open for IT Personality, Visionary CIO 2014 awards - ITWeb
Nominations open for IT Personality, Visionary CIO 2014 awards

ITWeb has announced that nominations for the annual IT Personality and Visionary CIO awards are now open...

Issued by ITWeb 5 Aug 2014 09:26

Long live AV
Long live AV

Symantec's VP, Brian Dye, recently claimed that anti-virus software is dead, causing ripples in the infosec world and a barrage of statements, both in defence of this idea and in denial.

31 Jul 2014 07:59

ORBIT FET College undergoes major systems upgrade
ORBIT FET College undergoes major systems upgrade

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.

29 Jul 2014 10:20

Mobile technology expansion needed
Mobile technology expansion needed

About 40% of companies are investing in mobile technologies across their business and consider mobility as a key part of their business strategy, according to Accenture Mobility Report 2014.

23 Jul 2014 11:59

[African EduWeek] Bringing technology into our classrooms
[African EduWeek] Bringing technology into our classrooms

"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

21 Jul 2014 11:25

Driving IT growth in Africa
Driving IT growth in Africa

Communications technologies will catalyse growth across all IT markets in Africa in the next three to five years, according to Gartner Inc...

18 Jul 2014 11:45

David Gitonga
Procurement Software - Unlocking the potential

As you may already know, purchasing is a really important function inside any business which is why it is of the utmost importance to understand the benefits of procurement software.

By David Gitonga 17 Jul 2014 09:40

Telkom's offer for BCX presented to shareholders
Telkom's offer for BCX presented to shareholders

Business Connexion (BCX) sent its shareholders a firm offer from Telkom to buy out the group at R6.60 per share‚ valuing the information technology group at about R2.7bn.

By Samuel Mungadze 15 Jul 2014 08:11

Gerald Naidoo
Businesses ignore applications architecture to their detriment

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.

By Gerald Naidoo 11 Jul 2014 15:06

ShowHOUSE joins the mobile revolution
ShowHOUSE joins the mobile revolution

A new app is on the market for estate agents, realtors, and anyone who wants to share, sell or rent property faster with lower overheads.

11 Jul 2014 09:00

Stay abreast of emerging software development trends in SA
Stay abreast of emerging software development trends in SA

It has become critical as a software engineer to stay abreast of technological advances, specifically the tools, processes and platforms to which you may be exposed.

By Mark Beets 10 Jul 2014 12:06

AfricaCom 2014 reappoints Networx PR
AfricaCom 2014 reappoints Networx PR

For the fourth year, Networx PR has been appointed by Informa Telecoms and Media Limited to publicise digital telecommunications, ICT and media conference and exhibition,...

10 Jul 2014 08:32

Cloud software to help scholars in accounting exam prep
Cloud software to help scholars in accounting exam prep

In the shift towards paperless classrooms, cloud-based software may be the next phase.

10 Jul 2014 08:15

Payroll software is no longer a luxury; it's a necessity
Payroll software is no longer a luxury; it's a necessity

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.

9 Jul 2014 08:50

Print on demand to solve the textbook crisis one page at a time
Print on demand to solve the textbook crisis one page at a time

New print-on-demand technology from Riso Africa has the capability to help solve the textbook crisis in South Africa's schools, and transform the publishing industry as well.

9 Jul 2014 08:00

Peter Davidson
Hunt down scareware malware

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.

By Peter Davidson 8 Jul 2014 08:54

Makate loses 'Please Call Me' case against Vodacom
Makate loses 'Please Call Me' case against Vodacom

Former Vodacom Chief Executive Alan Knott-Craig's claim to have invented the "Please Call Me" product while chatting to a colleague at work was deemed implausible...

By Ernest Mabuza 3 Jul 2014 10:44

Invitation to enter for MTN Business App of the Year
Invitation to enter for MTN Business App of the Year

The overall winner of the 2013 MTN Business App of the Year awards, SnapScan, has recently been introduced by financial services provider, Standard Bank.

3 Jul 2014 09:23

SnapScan useful for convenience purchases
SnapScan useful for convenience purchases

Using cellphones to make purchases at markets, restaurants and convenience stores is growing in popularity, particularly through SnapScan.

1 Jul 2014 06:33

Meeting the growing demand for value-added document management software
Meeting the growing demand for value-added document management software

Companies around the globe are demanding improved, more comprehensive management and administrative control for their printing, copying and scanning operations.

28 Jun 2014 12:02

RubiBlue rebrands
RubiBlue rebrands

RubiBlue, the Johannesburg-based software and IT firm, which delivers professional, quality and affordable IT solutions for a diverse African economy recently launched its new branding.

27 Jun 2014 13:13

Tracking agile development in Africa
Tracking agile development in Africa

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.

26 Jun 2014 14:16

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