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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

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

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

Online censorship looming?
Online censorship looming?

NEWSWATCH: 'The Film and Publications Board has selectively released a contentious draft policy for original content distributed online in South Africa', reports Mail & Guardian...

1 Dec 2014 08:43

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

Brent Lees
Internet of Things - when problems can be hidden in a billion places

The promise of the Internet of Things era is that all things can be connected and so all things can be efficiently tracked and controlled...

By Brent Lees 24 Nov 2014 14:07

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

[AfricaCom 2014] Connected cars, IoT and the data revolution
[AfricaCom 2014] Connected cars, IoT and the data revolution

Ever wish you could locate your car in a packed parking lot by checking on your phone? With the Internet of Things, everyday household products are about to become a whole lot smarter...

By Leigh Andrews 17 Nov 2014 08:30

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

[AfricaCom 2014] FB's mission: to get Africa online
[AfricaCom 2014] FB's mission: to get Africa online

Consider how your life would change tomorrow if the internet was to be 'switched off'. Sure you could bear it for a week or so, but once the horrifying reality of, for instance, having to go into a bank kicks in...

By Sindy Peters 13 Nov 2014 12:38

[Mobile360] Enhance African mobile skills or miss the global digital citizenship wave
[Mobile360] Enhance African mobile skills or miss the global digital citizenship wave

There's a swelling global wave of participatory citizenship. While it's definitely the way forward and enhanced by mobile, there are unique challenges to be faced in Africa...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Nov 2014 07:39

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

Heralding the new era of Wi-Fi connectivity for mobile
Heralding the new era of Wi-Fi connectivity for mobile

The increasing availability of lower cost smart mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones combined with a growing number of public Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the continent have resulted in Africa being well-positioned to take advantage of the new digital age driven by mobility, according to Ruckus Wireless.

10 Nov 2014 12:15

Free on-board Wi-Fi envisaged, says Emirates president
Free on-board Wi-Fi envisaged, says Emirates president

In the first three years since Emirates launched in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity, over half a million passengers have connected to the internet on board an Emirates flight, and the airline expects this number to increase exponentially.

6 Nov 2014 11:18

Social networks 'in denial' on extremist use: senior UK spy
Social networks 'in denial' on extremist use: senior UK spy

LONDON, UK: Social media sites have become "the command-and-control networks of choice for terrorists", the new head of Britain's electronic spying agency GCHQ says...

5 Nov 2014 11:06

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

South African city domain names now open to all - .capetown leads
South African city domain names now open to all - .capetown leads

Domains.co.za has announced the pricing for .joburg, .capetown and .durban - and thus far, .capetown leads the pack...

4 Nov 2014 09:39

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

The tablet computer that understands isiZulu
The tablet computer that understands isiZulu

South Africans can now use a tablet computer that understands Zulu. The Smart Tab 3G, which sells for R999 (on a prepaid deal) was designed as a low cost device for emerging markets...

22 Oct 2014 10:30

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

Research investment needed for small businesses
Research investment needed for small businesses

Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has called for investment in research for the small business sector.

22 Oct 2014 07:14

Families lose money because of children on the internet
Families lose money because of children on the internet

According to joint research by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, 18% of users in South Africa have lost either money or important information as a result of their children's online activity. This number suggests that, in addition to the risk of children encountering cyber threats, they can also cause inadvertent problems for their parents.

20 Oct 2014 11:42

State seeks to build closer ties with media
State seeks to build closer ties with media

President Jacob Zuma says government will establish a platform for members of the media and government to share ideas on a range of issues.

20 Oct 2014 08:28

Siyanda Cele
Why a responsive website is important

As more people are being glued to their mobile devices, one thing has become clear: mobile is taking over internet surfing. And it's everything from browsing social media outlets to checking emails and doing some online shopping.

By Siyanda Cele 17 Oct 2014 07:52

Medical staff and patients demand Wi-Fi access in hospitals
Medical staff and patients demand Wi-Fi access in hospitals

Wi-Fi networks designed specifically for hospital use are catching on around the world, as both staff and patients see the multiple benefits of secure network access, said Networks Unlimited.

15 Oct 2014 14:56

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