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
Shoppers visiting Canal Walk in Cape Town this festive season can look forward to two months of free high-speed uncapped MWEB WiFi. Consumers will have access to quality, full coverage WiFi until the end of February 2014 in the Centre Court.
20 Dec 2013 10:23
A light-hearted look at some of the biggest consumer tech failures in tech during 2013.
By Rod Baker 18 Dec 2013 05:46
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
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
This year has seen the closure of two prominent South African designer labels. Three months ago Tiaan Nagel announced he would be closing down his design studio and store. Now TWO, the luxury basics label, also announced its departure.
By Sandiso Ngubane 6 Dec 2013 14:55
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
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
The reduction in sales of CD music has been attributed to the emergence of downloadable digital music - and piracy. But will album apps take off in South Africa?
5 Dec 2013 11:05
The Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act was signed into law by President Jacob Zuma last week and once the commencement date is proclaimed‚ companies will have a year to become fully compliant with the Act or face criminal sanctions and civil damages.
By Amanda Visser 4 Dec 2013 06:48
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
Zomato.com is a successful restaurant listing website which launched in SA recently.
2 Dec 2013 09:05
Travellers who are planning to take their smartphones, tablets or laptops on holiday overseas over the festive season and haven't factored in the cost of data roaming could find their trip turning out to be a lot more expensive than they expected.
29 Nov 2013 12:49
MWeb says it will increase data speeds at no extra cost to customers once Telkom has upgraded its line speeds.
29 Nov 2013 08:48
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
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
New developments in technology mean that many employees no longer work in the office and are no longer in face-to-face contact with their managers and colleagues.
26 Nov 2013 09:55
The Health Professions Council of South Africa has issued a public warning against accessing doctors' expertise telephonically or via a mobile application.
22 Nov 2013 07:48
With the increasing need to remain connected when travelling, hotel wi-fi is seen by many business travellers as an important must have. However, the latest iPass survey paints a bleak picture about the effectiveness and safety of hotel wi-fi offerings.
21 Nov 2013 11:12
Millions of very small businesses with fewer than 20 employees, ranging from dentist's offices, financial advisors, independent legal counsellors, IT consulting firms, and other companies are focused on their core competency and win by that. At the same time many of them can neglect the security of their IT equipment and put their customers, and the future of their businesses, at risk.
19 Nov 2013 14:29
Technology specialist retailer Incredible Connection has partnered with Maxwell Technology‚ a satellite-based Internet and data solutions provider‚ to roll out reliable high-speed broadband to areas where there is limited or no data coverage.
By Bekezela Phakathi 19 Nov 2013 09:28
Google has recently released its 4.4 version of the popular Android OS, also called KitKat. Between the improvements, some have noticed several security-related changes. Kaspersky Lab has analysed the new security features of Android 4.4 (KitKat).
18 Nov 2013 10:03
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
Mr Price Home and Sheet Street are building capacity to launch their local e-commerce sites before the festive season‚ Mr Price Group said.
By Zeenat Moorad 14 Nov 2013 09:50
If you think you're smarter than your smartphone‚ you most likely will not be for long. According to research firm Gartner‚ by 2017 smartphones will be able to predict a consumer's next move‚ their next purchase or interpret actions based on what it knows.
14 Nov 2013 06:59
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