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Episode 84: Agency focus - Source

Date: 2 Apr 2014
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Episode 82: An African Path to Success & Effective Measure

Date: 24 Feb 2014 | Time: 39:00min
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Episode 81: Conn Bertish and Cairo

Date: 14 Feb 2014 | Time: 44:44min
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Internet exchange point opened in Swaziland

Late last week saw the African Union Commission (AUC) launch the internet exchange point (IXP) in Swaziland which will contribute to bringing efficiency in the routing of intra-country internet traffic and more secure exchange of intra-country internet traffic.

15 Apr 2014 09:51

Five ways to protect your family online

Whilst we all go about our lives aware of external danger and ensuring the best security to keep such danger at bay, we can be apathetic about the threats that lurk online.

By Carey Van Vlaanderen 15 Apr 2014 05:38

March 2014 Mobile Report from Native VML

Native VML has released its March 2014 news on innovations and trends in the mobile and social media space.

11 Apr 2014 08:46

ICASA wants SABC/MultiChoice deal investigated

ICASA asked the SABC and MultiChoice to provide a copy of the agreement but both parties have failed to honour that request, hence ICASA has turned to the Competition Commission.

10 Apr 2014 11:27

Telkom plans to cut R1bn in costs a year

Telkom aims to cut R1bn in costs every year for the next five years as it restructures its business to revive its fortunes and unlock shareholder value‚ chief executive Sipho Maseko said.

By Thabiso Mochiko 10 Apr 2014 09:58

SMEs embracing the new way of working

South African small to medium enterprises (SMEs) are warming up to working differently as they embrace the gradual move away from being secured to a physical desk. They're also allowing employees to use whatever devices they want and, secondly, ensuring that they're able to connect from anywhere.

By Brian Timperley 10 Apr 2014 09:45

Busting virtualisation myths

It can be tempting to think of virtualisation as a magic potion that will automatically allow IT departments to do more with less - but, says Warren Olivier, Regional Manager at Veeam Software, really making it work requires some changes in attitude, approach and tools.

3 Apr 2014 12:46

The evolving business model for m-governance

A look at the evolving business model for (mobile governance) m-governance projects and the use of mobile technology as a catalyst for inclusive development.

By Vijay Sai Pratap 27 Mar 2014 14:00

SKA to redefine Africa's image

Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom says the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will transform perceptions of Africa as the continent is not usually seen as a location for cutting edge science and technology.

27 Mar 2014 11:48

Manufacturers move to the cloud

Manufacturers have one thing in common - they need to make themselves hassle free from a supply chain, distribution and services point of view. Many manufacturers are looking to cloud computing to improve their process, supply chain management, R&D as well as front and back office functions.

26 Mar 2014 13:38

Ties between software piracy and malware

Rather than hacking consumer PCs as well as home and business networks, cybercriminals are starting to rely upon the software piracy industry to leave the "security back door" open, enabling them to steal identities, passwords and your banking login details more easily.

24 Mar 2014 11:12

YouTube on crash course in SA

What do the fatal Pinetown truck crash, Miley Cyrus and a skincare company have in common?

24 Mar 2014 08:44

Digital TV chaos shows government lack of interest

A journalist has to take obscure matters and turn them into engaging and understandable stories, showing people why they should care about them. Sometimes it seems impossible.

By Anton Harber 21 Mar 2014 00:00

MTN earnings up 27.3% to R13.86

MTN Group has reported a 27.5% rise in headline earnings per share (HEPS) to R13.86 for the year to December.

By Thabiso Mochiko 6 Mar 2014 09:20

Dark Fibre Africa to acquire Conduct

Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) is in the process of acquiring South Africa-based Conduct, in a move to overcome the last-mile barrier and give enterprises across South Africa easy access to fibre connectivity.

20 Feb 2014 12:13

Integrated fibre to the home and business project introduced to Avianto Estate, powered by BitCo

An affordable complete IP network is now available throughout Avianto Lifestyle estate - One of South Africa's first integrated estates. Fibre internet, voice and video services are now easily accessible to occupants. This initiative is powered by telecoms and internet service provider, BitCo.

Issued by BitCo 18 Feb 2014 13:13

Cell C says MTN's afraid of competition

Mobile network operator Cell C's acting chief executive‚ Jose dos Santos said rival MTN's court action to stop the communications regulator from implementing new rates was an attempt to avoid losing customers.

By Paul Vecchiatto 14 Feb 2014 12:42

Brian Herlihy returns to SEACOM as executive director

After SEACOM CEO Mark Simpson's decision to step down, the company has announced that its original founder and CEO, Brian Herlihy, will be assuming a leadership role at SEACOM.

14 Feb 2014 09:00

Landing a job in digital in 2014

So you want to launch yourself into a career in digital this year... so how are you going to do it, and what do you need to achieve your ambition?

7 Feb 2014 15:06

Rebellion in the Dotcom Kingdom

TORONTO, CANADA: Since the invention of the internet, suddenly the phrase 'dot com' became the single most powerful word of the century...

By Naseem Javed 6 Feb 2014 09:41

SABC lacks skills for digital migration

Marian Shinn, the DA's Shadow Minister of Communications, says that the SABC does not have the skills to successfully transition to digital broadcasting before the international deadline of June 2015.

5 Feb 2014 06:11

Moody's predicts 'difficult' times ahead for cellular operators

Ratings agency Moody's said on Monday, 3 February, that the next three years would be "difficult" for MTN and Vodacom to maintain or increase their market share and compete more aggressively on price without reducing their margins and returns on investment.

By Thabiso Mochiko 4 Feb 2014 10:21

Critical tools for supporting the mobile enterprise of the future

Smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices have become essential tools in the business world of today. However...

By Russel Brand 1 Feb 2014 08:43

Vodacom, MTN issue warning on termination rate ruling

Mobile operators MTN and Vodacom appear to be threatening legal action over the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa's (Icasa) decision to increase the termination rate they should pay to smaller rivals.

By Thabiso Mochiko 31 Jan 2014 07:53

Spectrum is the solution to bring broadband to all of SA

Bringing internet to people in rural areas where infrastructure deployment is expensive and tricky, is becoming a priority throughout the world.

30 Jan 2014 15:30

Making Wi-Fi work for your business

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg may have raised some eyebrows when he said that connectivity should be a human right, but many smart device users would agree. Research has shown that as many as 32% globally rely on more than one device during the average working day to conduct their duties and half of the world's CIOs have said that they view Wi-Fi as an essential part of operations.

30 Jan 2014 13:50

Security in the network environment

Threats to network security are escalating dramatically. Technology advancements in social media, mobile devices, WiFi and cloud services are increasing a company's vulnerability to attacks. Cyber risks and cyber threats are a major concern for large revenue generating organisations.

30 Jan 2014 12:53

Icasa's final regulations on mobile termination rates

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) released the final regulations on mobile termination rates on Wednesday, 29 January, that will see Vodacom and MTN pay 44c a minute to small operators‚ a decision the JSE-listed companies are likely to oppose.

By Thabiso Mochiko 30 Jan 2014 08:09

Icasa's final regulations on mobile termination rates

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) released the final regulations on mobile termination rates on Wednesday (29 January) that will see Vodacom and MTN pay 44c a minute to small operators‚ a decision the JSE-listed companies are likely to oppose.

By Thabiso Mochiko 30 Jan 2014 08:09

A fifth of BYOD projects will fail by 2016, predicts Gartner

Gartner has predicted that by 2016, a fifth of enterprise Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) projects will have failed as businesses are enforcing Mobile Device Management (MDM) policies that are too restrictive.

29 Jan 2014 11:29

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