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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

John Mc Loughlin
When your good guy goes bad

One of our clients recently ousted one of its most trusted employees, who had been using the company's clients, intellectual property and contacts to run his own business, in direct competition with his current employer.

By John Mc Loughlin 17 Sep 2014 08:24

Demystifying LTE
Demystifying LTE

Data is being consumed rapidly and consumers require instant communication and access to information. This is mostly due to the emergence and increased availability of mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, as well as more and less-costly bandwidth. These 'smart devices' are allowing users to access the internet, visit social media pages, access YouTube videos and communicate with one another.

By Fayaaz Seedat 12 Sep 2014 10:21

Power protection for home connectivity
Power protection for home connectivity

Power outages are things that we all dread, whether they are as a result of thunderstorms, load shedding, an unstable power grid or any other reason. No access to appliances, heating and cooling or lighting systems can pose a major inconvenience.

By Elrica Quick 8 Sep 2014 11:54

Net1's earnings improve as it moves beyond SA
Net1's earnings improve as it moves beyond SA

Net1 UEPS Technologies reported a rise in earnings for the year to June‚ boosted by a $26.6m recovery for the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) contract it lost in a court dispute.

By Thabiso Mochiko 2 Sep 2014 09:24

Myth-busting the cloud for SMEs
Myth-busting the cloud for SMEs

South African SMEs are enthusiastically embracing cloud-based applications, such as Dropbox and Google Apps. Though the market is becoming more sophisticated, there are still a few myths that prevail about the risks and benefits of cloud computing, said Ivan Epstein, co-founder of Softline and CEO of Sage AAMEA

1 Sep 2014 10:49

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

Solidarity asks MTN to find alternative to layoffs
Solidarity asks MTN to find alternative to layoffs

MTN has defended its retrenchment plans‚ which has been criticised by the trade union Solidarity and says the process was partly to review the cost structure of operations in South Africa‚ and allow the company to deliver on strategic investments and product innovation.

By Samuel Mungadze 27 Aug 2014 10:01

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.

26 Aug 2014 16:19

SA companies in Maputo for FACIM fair
SA companies in Maputo for FACIM fair

A delegation of South African companies is in Maputo, Mozambique, showcasing their products and services at the 50th Jubilee of the Feira International de Maputo (FACIM) trade fair.

26 Aug 2014 08:22

SMS service for pregnant women
SMS service for pregnant women

A new cellphone application, MomConnect, allows all pregnant women in the country to sign up for a free SMS service, which provides information and advice on pregnancy, and can be used to notify the Department of Health about poor services at clinics.

22 Aug 2014 09:24

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

Icasa announces cost standard
Icasa announces cost standard

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has announced that it has adopted the Long-Run Incremental Cost Plus ("LRIC+) to determine voice call termination costs.

18 Aug 2014 12:41

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

Publication of government's latest 'five-year plan'
Publication of government's latest 'five-year plan'

Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe, has released government's framework for implementing the National Development Plan (NDP) over the next five years.

8 Aug 2014 06:33

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

Bland cellphones make a brick look interesting
Bland cellphones make a brick look interesting

Walk into a mobile retailer today and you'll be greeted by a wall of phones, many of them black, almost all of them drab slabs of plastic with large touch screens...

By Duncan McLeod 5 Aug 2014 05:54

Sentech workers strike for 13th cheque
Sentech workers strike for 13th cheque

State-owned broadcasting signal distributor Sentech said yesterday its employees have embarked on a strike over wages.

30 Jul 2014 11:49

Sanral asks court to keep Cape N1 tolls secret
Sanral asks court to keep Cape N1 tolls secret

The South African National Roads Agency Ltd (Sanral) will ask the Western Cape High Court next week to grant it a secrecy application, which will allow it keep details of the proposed tolling of the N1 and N2 highways confidential.

By Carol Paton 30 Jul 2014 11:15

Teraco remains a hub for global players
Teraco remains a hub for global players

Launched two years ago, the Africa Cloud eXchange (ACX) from Teraco Data Centre Environments now provides access to 54 African countries via local and global carriers. ACX aims to provide...

29 Jul 2014 08:44

Rob Lith
Mobile billing goes nuts, but consumers can fight back

Notice anything funny about your cellular bill lately? If so, you may have been blind-sided by prevailing mobile data trends.

By Rob Lith 29 Jul 2014 06:55

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