The fourth annual PwC South Africa Entertainment and Media Outlook was launched recently and I caught up with Vicki Myburgh, Entertainment & Media Industries Leader for PwC Southern Africa.
By Danette Breitenbach 29 Nov 2013 15:01
NEWSWATCH: Home-grown stand-up comedian Trevor Noah is to star in his own US sitcom, reports Sowetan LIVE, and MyBroadband says a new report on SA's mobile pricing will debunk some beliefs.
By Rod Baker 27 Nov 2013 07:38
The importance of an internal communications network is difficult to overstate. Businesses require a comprehensive on-site infrastructure to function efficiently and improve productivity.
By Neal Bricker 13 Dec 2013 09:29
Being a "good host" was definitely high up the list of what parents of middle-class spoilt brats, like me, expected from their children. Apart from learning to place many more pieces of cutlery on a table than were required, I think the answer to being a good host was, and still is, to provide a decent and handy location for a group of people to share vaguely similar interests and to start a few conversations and make sure there are no uncomfortable silences. And, for me, that location was usually around a dinner table. Now it's around a computer.
By Tim Wyatt-Gunning 12 Dec 2013 12:18
Trend Micro has released its annual security predictions report, Blurring Boundaries: Trend Micro Security Predictions for 2014 and Beyond.
12 Dec 2013 10:28
Moving into the cloud is often not as simple as it seems, and if this move is not done correctly and with the right approach, cloud solution could fail to deliver and negatively impact on an organisation.
11 Dec 2013 11:02
Affordable satellite internet to areas in the Free State where broadband is unavailable, unreliable or simply too expensive, is now available, as Maxwell Technology, a satellite-based internet and data solutions provider, extends its footprint.
11 Dec 2013 09:05
Everyone looks forward to the festive season, a time to wind down and relax after the busy year. Unfortunately, cyber crooks don't go on holiday. For them Christmas heralds a holiday shopping and party season that will generate millions of dollars for them.
9 Dec 2013 14:15
At the end of November, six candidates graduated from Mimecast's inaugural Graduate Programme, in which they received full in-house product and company training and were exposed to a broad spectrum of IT and business-related disciplines through hands-on rotations and projects within various departments.
6 Dec 2013 14:15
Virtualisation has brought the cost of data centre- or machine-level replication down to the point where more organisations can afford it - but, warns Veeam Software regional corporate accounts manager Warren Olivier, it's important not to assume replication can replace backups.
5 Dec 2013 15:39
Minister of Communications, Yunus Carrim, and Deputy Minister, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, will host a media briefing on Friday, 6 December 2013, to talk about digital migration, broadband and the National ICT Policy Review following Cabinet's decisions on these issues on 4 December.
5 Dec 2013 11:48
Nigeria's military has restored the mobile phone service in the embattled city of Maiduguri, a day after a major raid by Islamists, which prompted a round-the-clock ban on movements.
5 Dec 2013 08:38
Mobile social network, Mxit, has joined the Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA). The move will enable the DMMA to gain access to audience data for mobile users.
4 Dec 2013 08:45
A lack of understanding of the practical implications of moving into the cloud is keeping South African companies from huge cost savings and efficiency-improving benefits, according to Alexander Mehlhorn, CEO of software development company Framework One.
2 Dec 2013 10:21
First year University of Johannesburg (UJ) students will have to have either a laptop or a tablet for their studies in 2014, the university said.
29 Nov 2013 10:26
Cell C has entered into an agreement that will result in the launch of a mobile virtual network enabler (MVNE) to create a platform for new entrants in the cellphone industry.
By Thabiso Mochiko 29 Nov 2013 07:42
NEWSWATCH: South Africans are flocking to see the Mandela movie, reports IOL, which also reports MWEB is to increase its data speeds, and EWN reports Cell C's Alan Knott-Craig is recovering well after a stroke.
By Rod Baker 29 Nov 2013 07:18
Turkish communications and technology company Turkcell has filed a law suit against MTN at the South Gauteng High Court‚ five months after it withdrew a similar claim in the US.
By Thabiso Mochiko 28 Nov 2013 06:31
When a telecoms company wants to set up shop in SA, it needs to acquire specific licences from the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), which handles all the regulation for the telecommunications and broadcasting sectors in the country.
27 Nov 2013 13:01
Fuzzy Logic has announced the release of their newest game, Soccer Moves, on iOS and Android. Soccer Moves offers a new take on soccer games by combining puzzle mechanics and soccer tactics and bringing them to the playing field.
27 Nov 2013 12:39
Communications Minister Yunus Carrim says his department's new broadband strategy plan is expected to come before Cabinet at its next ordinary meeting next Wednesday.
26 Nov 2013 15:32
There has been a major shift in the way companies manage documents and the way vendors operate in this space.
25 Nov 2013 15:36
Incentives for foreign companies setting up call centres and other business processing operations in SA have been so successful that they will be extended and increased, says Yusuf Timol, economic minister in the South African High Commission in London.
By Paul Vecchiatto 22 Nov 2013 11:09
Huawei last week announced the release of its 400G line card in South Africa. As the only 400G core router for commercial use in the industry, Huawei's NE5000E core router features a 400G platform that not only supports flexible capacity configurations by changing sub-boards to implement networking among 100GE, 40GE, and 10GE, but also has the capability to expand slot capacity to the T level to meet carrier's service requirements for the next five to 10 years.
20 Nov 2013 08:44
Mobile carrier Cell C said its chief executive Alan Knott-Craig had suffered a minor stroke and was recovering in hospital‚ but responding well to treatment. He is expected to make a full recovery.
By Thabiso Mochiko 20 Nov 2013 06:50
Telkom provided a R6m loan to it chief financial officer Jacques Schindehütte to buy shares in the company‚ it said on Monday,18 November)
By Thabiso Mochiko 19 Nov 2013 10:27
Advances in technology across industries are yielding significant opportunities for cyber criminals, both organised and otherwise, said KPMG.
18 Nov 2013 11:26
Two men were arrested when suitcases containing 200 cellphones were found in a taxi during a roadblock on the N3 in Harrismith, Free State police said.
15 Nov 2013 11:10
The internet is one of the best and most cost-effective ways to grow your small business, so why are the terms used to describe it so intimidating?
15 Nov 2013 10:57
The prevalence of Wi-Fi in Africa and around the world is increasing, with more and more mobile operators looking to deploy it as part of their overall networks, according to Ruckus Wireless. As the role for Wi-Fi in mobile networks becomes clearer, and carrier-grade Wi-Fi solutions such as Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi become more readily available, the monetisation options are becoming clearer as well.
14 Nov 2013 10:49
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