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POPI is beneficial for SA companies
POPI is beneficial for SA companies

POPI is being seen as a compliance nightmare, but it could also be highly beneficial for South Africa, delegates heard at the recent IDC - Fortinet Advanced Threat Protection Network Security Conference in Sandton...

18 Dec 2014 11:48

Africa: Communications forecast to 2018
Africa: Communications forecast to 2018

The communications market in Africa has been characterised as "highly competitive". ICT infrastructure is now more developed in urban areas and the voice market is rapidly reaching maturity...

By Naila Govan-Vassen 10 Dec 2014 08:06

Live streaming taking off in SA
Live streaming taking off in SA

Live streaming is rising fast as a form of entertainment with YouTube providing more than six billion hours of streamed video content every month to viewers...

8 Dec 2014 11:14

SABC Education provides 2014 matric results via SMS and USSD
SABC Education provides 2014 matric results via SMS and USSD

The Department of Basic Education has partnered with SABC Education to provide a mobile service whereby matriculants can receive their exam results via their mobile phones...

4 Dec 2014 08:00

iWayAfrica managed service solution launched in Kenya
iWayAfrica managed service solution launched in Kenya

Gondwana International Networks (GIN) has announced that its iWayAfrica business has launched a managed infrastructure and services solution in Kenya...

3 Dec 2014 11:43

Neil Cameron
To build smart cities, we need smart buildings

As the global urbanisation trend picks up, smart cities are emerging...

By Neil Cameron 27 Nov 2014 09:16

Acer appoints PartServe Channel Support
Acer appoints PartServe Channel Support

Acer South Africa has announced that it has appointed PartServe Channel Support as its carry-in warranty service centre...

27 Nov 2014 06:38

Internet Solutions partners Etisalat to extend MPLS network
Internet Solutions partners Etisalat to extend MPLS network

Internet Solutions and Etisalat have signed a bilateral partnership agreement that will extend the reach of both companies' Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) network coverage across the Middle East Region and Africa...

26 Nov 2014 10:10

What is SDN and why is it becoming so important?
What is SDN and why is it becoming so important?

Software Defined Networking (SDN) is a phrase that has been popping up with increasing regularity. But what exactly is it and why is it such a big deal for both the channel and the enterprise?

26 Nov 2014 07:24

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

The business network is the future
The business network is the future

In September, SAP announced a deal to acquire Concur, a company that provides integrated travel and expense management solutions - or, in simple terms, makes business travel easy by automating the entire process...

By Derek Kudsee 18 Nov 2014 16:44

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

Government to review broadcasting policy
Government to review broadcasting policy

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi says government will undertake a broadcasting policy review that will, amongst others, ensure that the broadcasting regulation framework is brought in-line with new practices...

14 Nov 2014 06:02

[Mobile360] Geeks versus princess engineers
[Mobile360] Geeks versus princess engineers

"It was always this awkward looking guy who was tech savvy, solved a big problem and got the girl in the end ... I consider myself a geek. A geek can look like this too. A geek can wear pink dresses and can wear sparkles and be just as geeky as anybody else." - Margaret Burgraff...

By Jessica Taylor 12 Nov 2014 08:38

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

Constant and significant demand for wireless
Constant and significant demand for wireless

The demand for wireless in high-fibre areas of South Africa continues unabated according to Brenden Pronk, Chief Commercial Officer of Comsol.

5 Nov 2014 11:41

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

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

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

MTN offering voluntary retrenchment to cut staff costs
MTN offering voluntary retrenchment to cut staff costs

MTN SA said last week that over 240 managers have taken voluntary retrenchment packages. The company embarked on a cost-reduction programme in August‚ following its poor financial performance...

By Thabiso Mochiko 21 Oct 2014 05:25

Next-gen networking to enable megatrends
Next-gen networking to enable megatrends

While the enterprise looks to disruptive trends, such as cloud, mobility and big data, to drive business innovation and greater revenues, the IT department is well aware that traditional networks and data centres may not be up to the challenge of supporting these new technology demands.

By Brent Lees 16 Oct 2014 11:19

SAA's warning over bogus websites
SAA's warning over bogus websites

South African Airlines (SAA) has warned the public about fraudulent websites that reportedly have information on the Cadet Pilot Development Programme. Applications for positions are now closed.

14 Oct 2014 08:18

Dawie Botes
Corporate responsibility - The Derelict

Having worked in corporate offices for years, I've picked up on an alarming situation plaguing our electricity supply. I call them 'Derelicts'; the remnants of people's positions, still hanging around long after someone have left an office...

By Dawie Botes 8 Oct 2014 13:40

Stake your claim, the fibre land grab is on
Stake your claim, the fibre land grab is on

The fibre rollout race has been heating up of late. Connectivity providers are falling over themselves to cover as much ground as possible with increasingly high-capacity fibre access at aggressive prices and with minimal lead times.

6 Oct 2014 13:02

South Africans using technology to improve road safety
South Africans using technology to improve road safety

South Africa is one of the leading countries that is increasingly using technology to improve road safely, claims vehicle tracking company Tracker.

3 Oct 2014 11:15

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

MTN bumps up its loan facilities
MTN bumps up its loan facilities

Major telecommunications company MTN has dramatically increased its borrowing ability‚ fuelling analysts' speculation that an acquisition may be on the cards.

By Samuel Mungadze 17 Sep 2014 10:37

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