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Vodacom extends footprint with food security project

Vodacom has extended the footprint of its food security programme into every province in the country to reach more than 50,000 families in need.

21 Jul 2014 09:40

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

Cwele asks Telkom to share its network with competitors

Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele wants to see more competition in the fixed-line telecommunications market and wants Telkom's competitors to have access to its infrastructure

By Paul Vecchiatto 18 Jul 2014 09:55

Sasfin wants to invest in small businesses

Sasfin Private Equity plans to invest in small- and medium-sized enterprises, to the tune of R50m a year on businesses with an enterprise value of between R50m and R350m.

By Phakamisa Ndzamela 16 Jul 2014 12:35

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

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

Rethink Education Mxit app launches Afrikaans version

Rethink Education recently announced the availability of an Afrikaans version of its app on Mxit...

10 Jul 2014 13:00

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

Wi-Fi is 'part of healing' at Steve Biko Hospital

Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria is on its way to becoming a Wi-Fi hotspot and is the first hospital in Africa to offer patients free Internet access.

4 Jul 2014 10:26

Mobile broadband connections increase with demand for connectivity

According to mobility solutions provider Mahindra Comviva and Ovum Consulting research's recent forecasts on strategies for realising the optimal potential of media optimisation, global mobile broadband connections will cross 4.5 billion at a CAGR of 19% from 2012 to 2018 as demand for data connectivity from big- and small-screen devices continues.

4 Jul 2014 08:03

Local reseller scoops Ruckus Wireless award

At the annual Ruckus Wireless partner awards, local reseller three6five recently won the title as the fastest growing and largest Ruckus Wireless partner in EMEA.

3 Jul 2014 11:43

Solidarity plans Labour Court action against Telkom

Trade union Solidarity plans to take Telkom to the Labour Court over claims that the fixed-line provider will use race as one of the criteria for retrenching managers.

By Thabiso Mochiko 3 Jul 2014 10:09

Telkom considers franchising shops - for efficiency

Fixed-line provider Telkom is looking at franchising some of its 137 stores as part of its overall business review to reduce inefficiency and cut costs.

By Thabiso Mochiko 1 Jul 2014 14:19

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

Five Big Data myths busted

With all the hype around big data it's not surprising that people are confused.

By Gary Allemann 24 Jun 2014 12:26

Sexting damages girls more than boys

A Free State teenager found herself on the wrong side of the law recently after sending naked pictures of herself to an older man.

24 Jun 2014 08:53

Facebook's EdgeRank algorithm changes: How it works and why it's a good thing

Marketers and businesses have long been using Facebook to promote their products and services, but...

By Craig Steyn 20 Jun 2014 13:39

Phoenix Distribution partners Buffalo Technology

Phoenix Distribution has won the distribution rights to Buffalo Technology's range of products, including its network attached storage (NAS) devices.

20 Jun 2014 12:26

Data boom pressures operators to speed up deployment of data centres

The seemingly insatiable demand by users for more data has taken many players in the African telecom and communications sector by surprise. To keep up with demand, new infrastructure is often needed and particularly data centres - the heart and brain of any network.

By Peter Karaszi 20 Jun 2014 10:41

Orange may open retail stores for customers

French telecommunications company, Orange, may open its own branded stores to complement its existing online retail platform‚ which is expected to break even early next year.

By Thabiso Mochiko 20 Jun 2014 08:26

Leveraging the advantages of BYOD

The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend, which has employees making use of their own smartphones, tablets and notebooks for business purposes, is a growing phenomenon in the business world. This is especially so in the light of the fact that a recent estimate has the average employee using up to five devices.

By Gareth Tudor 19 Jun 2014 09:48

Rugged computers are more than just "hard shells"

Even professional users of rugged laptops, tablets and smartphones are sometimes unsure of what defines a "rugged computer" and how the various tests to validate ruggedness are carried out. A truly rugged computer is so much more than just a normal computer wrapped in a tough outer case.

By Jerker Hellström 18 Jun 2014 13:47

Poor systems integration and the burden of proof veils the value of companies sustainability efforts

Sustainability-minded organisations spend considerable time and resources on efforts to reduce the impact of their operations on the environment and communities. However, inadequate information means that many are unable to produce auditable information to report on these efforts. The result is that they aren't getting the returns they deserve from their investments.

17 Jun 2014 12:38

Uber to take Capetonians for a cheaper ride

An average ride in a metered taxi in Cape Town could be as much as 40% cheaper with the launch of UberX.

13 Jun 2014 12:03

Telkom's earnings up 35.1% to 388 cents

Telkom's fixed-line voice usage revenue continued to fall‚ decreasing 7.6% to R7.934bn in the year to March but its earnings were up 35.1% to 388 cents.

By Samuel Mungadze 13 Jun 2014 11:49

Adapting to change in a virtual world

It should come as no surprise that the biggest technological impacts on IT departments in 2013 were mobile and big data. Both issues also dominated conversations in the storage arena last year and with employees now increasingly working remotely, it's highly likely that 2014 will see more and more organisations struggling to manage large volumes of data.

By Bryan Balfe 5 Jun 2014 12:18

Two communications ministries will paralyse Icasa

Caught in the middle and paralysed - that is what the information and communications technology (ICT) sector fears the industry regulator will be, now that two departments have been created for the sector.

By Thabiso Mochiko 5 Jun 2014 09:30

Cape Town's SA's most congested capital

The N1 highway into Cape Town is the most gridlocked route in the most congested city in South Africa .

4 Jun 2014 08:51

EOH and Rockefeller Foundation accelerate ICT job growth

Job creation in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector will get a $1m boost from the Rockefeller Foundation to support information technology skills among disadvantaged youth in South Africa.

By Reitumetse Pitso 3 Jun 2014 09:41

Our survival rests on convergence

Debates in the telecoms industry fall into three categories: what is good for consumers, good for business, and good for the country. And...

By Sipho Maseko 2 Jun 2014 10:54

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