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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

Ekurhuleni asks residents to use 'other means' to view statements
Ekurhuleni asks residents to use 'other means' to view statements

Ekurhuleni council has asked its residents who are not receiving their printed municipal accounts because of the Post Office strike to use of other options to view their monthly statement.

30 Sep 2014 09:37

Disciplinary cases to be centralised on database
Disciplinary cases to be centralised on database

Government has established a central database of disciplinary cases in the public service in order to speed up the resolution of cases.

29 Sep 2014 08:44

Samsung hands over solar-powered internet school
Samsung hands over solar-powered internet school

Samsung Electronics Africa, in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity and the Gauteng Department of Education, has handed over a solar-powered internet school (SPIS) to the Refalletse Primary School in Orange Farm near Johannesburg.

26 Sep 2014 08:46

BA adds new features to app
BA adds new features to app

British Airways is keeping customers 'appy', with new features introduced to its iPhone app.

25 Sep 2014 11:55

Vodacom service gives access to high-speed data connections
Vodacom service gives access to high-speed data connections

Vodacom Business has launched Fibre To The Business (FTTB) services in South Africa. In the initial roll-out phase of Vodacom's new Broadband Connect Fibre service, broadband connectivity of up to 100Mbit/s will come to selected business parks in Gauteng, Cape Town, and Durban.

24 Sep 2014 08:49

Free Wi-Fi in Umtata and Nelspruit, courtesy Coke and BT
Free Wi-Fi in Umtata and Nelspruit, courtesy Coke and BT

Coca-Cola South Africa and bottling partner Coca-Cola Fortune have partnered BT to enable communities in Umtata and Nelpsruit to gain free Wi-Fi access.

23 Sep 2014 14:20

Google's Schmidt asks EU to develop digital markets
Google's Schmidt asks EU to develop digital markets

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Google's Chairman Eric Schmidt, whose own firm is embroiled in an anti-trust probe by the European Union urged the bloc to give innovators free rein to deliver the huge economic gains promised by the digital era.

23 Sep 2014 10:20

Register today for the CIO Challenge!
Register today for the CIO Challenge!

Join the CIO Conference on 29 and 30 October in Sandton, Johannesburg, for insights on BYOD, mobility, big data, enterprise security and POPI compliance...

Issued by IT Conferences 23 Sep 2014 09:47

The anatomy of an internet giant
The anatomy of an internet giant

As per the latest Effective Measure results, there are only three websites that have managed to crack the 2 million unique monthly visits mark.

22 Sep 2014 09:26

ICT to reform basic education claims Motshekga
ICT to reform basic education claims Motshekga

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says the Council of Education Ministers (CEM) will push for the stronger use of ICT to radically transform basic education.

22 Sep 2014 08:04

Wi-fi set to help judges at the Supreme Court of Appeal
Wi-fi set to help judges at the Supreme Court of Appeal

LexisNexis South Africa has introduced wi-fi technology at the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein.

19 Sep 2014 11:25

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

New methods to protect trade marks in cyber space
New methods to protect trade marks in cyber space

The internet as we know it has undergone a remarkable change in the past year as a result of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers introduction of over a thousand new generic top level domain names.

By Alissa Nayanah and Mariëtte du Plessis 17 Sep 2014 07:33

Brand owners encouraged to register trade marks
Brand owners encouraged to register trade marks

Brand owners are reminded that holders of validated trade marks can take advantage of the priority phase in each generic top level domain (gTLD) launch.

By Donvay Wegierski 17 Sep 2014 07:24

400 schools in Gauteng now have proper sanitation
400 schools in Gauteng now have proper sanitation

Four hundred of the 580 schools in Gauteng, which had various problems with sanitation, have had their toilets repaired.

12 Sep 2014 10:25

Online shopping no threat to malls
Online shopping no threat to malls

Does the rise of consumers who shop online signal the death of the traditional mall? Not necessarily.

By Joan Muller 8 Sep 2014 12:56

Neotel wants to extend fibre, wireless throughout SA
Neotel wants to extend fibre, wireless throughout SA

Fixed line operator Neotel, which is involved in the provision of broadband services to the Western Cape, aims to spend up to R500m in the coming year to boost fibre and wireless infrastructure across SA.

4 Sep 2014 11:45

Technology to improve service delivery
Technology to improve service delivery

The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services says government will use technology more effectively to improve service delivery in the country.

3 Sep 2014 09:17

Morvest revenue up to R1.1bn
Morvest revenue up to R1.1bn

Morvest, a JSE-listed support services provider reported revenue growth of 15% to R1.1bn for the year to May.

2 Sep 2014 09:49

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

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

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

MTN adds R54bn to market capitalisation
MTN adds R54bn to market capitalisation

MTN Group has added about R54bn to its market capitalisation since its well-received interim results early this month, leaving both the top-40 and all-share indices trailing in the distance.

26 Aug 2014 10:28

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

Celebrating failure - Andy Hadfield - Tech4Africa 2014
Celebrating failure - Andy Hadfield - Tech4Africa 2014

At this year's Tech4Africa Cape Town and Johannesburg the charismatic Andy Hadfield will be presenting the lessons he learnt as a failed start-up...

Issued by Tech4Africa 25 Aug 2014 10:41

South African Internet Map launched
South African Internet Map launched

The South African Internet Map, launched this month, provides an overview of the largest websites in South Africa, based on statistics from Effective Measure.

22 Aug 2014 12:21

Discussing the future of Africa at the GIL Conference 2014
Discussing the future of Africa at the GIL Conference 2014

Last week saw the convergence of leaders in various industries at the Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town for the Growth, Innovation and Leadership Conference hosted by Frost & Sullivan.

By Cari Van Wyk 21 Aug 2014 10:06

Blue Label Telecoms revenue up to R19.4bn
Blue Label Telecoms revenue up to R19.4bn

Mobile telecommunications and payments specialist Blue Label Telecoms reported increased headline earnings per share (HEPS) of 67.98 cents a share for the year to May or revenue that was up by 2% to R19.4bn.

21 Aug 2014 09:36

Minister, provincial, municipal leaders told to fix infrastructure problems
Minister, provincial, municipal leaders told to fix infrastructure problems

President Jacob Zuma has told Ministers, Premiers and Mayors, who are part of the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission (PICC), that they must jointly develop a problem-solving culture and fix infrastructure problems facing South Africa.

21 Aug 2014 07:15

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