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Nominations open for IT Personality, Visionary CIO awards 2015 - ITWeb
Nominations open for IT Personality, Visionary CIO awards 2015

The winners of both awards will be announced at the IITPSA President's Awards event on 12 November 2015...

Issued by ITWeb 29 Jul 2015 14:35

African ICT Infrastructure Fund closes at $200 million
African ICT Infrastructure Fund closes at $200 million

Convergence Partners announced the successful close of its Convergence Partners Communication Infrastructure Fund (CPCIF), with capital of over $200 million, making it one of the largest funds dedicated solely to ICT infrastructure in Africa...

29 Jul 2015 14:00



Facebook's Internet.org free basic services are bringing African people online
Facebook's Internet.org free basic services are bringing African people online

Facebook celebrated the one-year anniversary of the introduction of the Internet.org app by hosting a Developer Day at iHub in Nairobi, Kenya on 27 July 2015 and introducing new services...

28 Jul 2015 11:18

Hyper-connected world fuelling a retail revolution
Hyper-connected world fuelling a retail revolution

With predictions that by 2020 there will be 26 billion connected devices, according to Gartner, an almost 30-fold increase from 2009 when there were...

By Quinton Pienaar 24 Jul 2015 09:16

Broadband roll-out connects City of Cape Town
Broadband roll-out connects City of Cape Town

The fibre-optic network, rolled out by the City of Cape Town, has now reached the point where it is robust and extensive enough to be leveraged...

20 Jul 2015 10:55

Avanti partnership to provide high-speed satellite broadband to SMEs
Avanti partnership to provide high-speed satellite broadband to SMEs

Provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Avanti Communications, has signed a new contract with South Africa's business chamber...

15 Jul 2015 08:07

Information Security: The biggest barrier to the Internet of Things
Information Security: The biggest barrier to the Internet of Things

Research conducted by Telecom Intelligence has revealed that information security remains the biggest inhibitor of the development of the Internet of Things...

14 Jul 2015 08:18

Correctional Services to deal with "inmate Facebook" creators
Correctional Services to deal with "inmate Facebook" creators

PRETORIA: The Department of Correctional Services says it views the creation of an "inmate Facebook account" at Pollsmoor Correctional Centre in Cape Town...

13 Jul 2015 09:00

The intranet, evolved
The intranet, evolved

The word 'intranet' tends to bring to mind boring internal communications sites, used mainly by HR and marketing to disseminate documents and newsletters...

By Peter Reid 9 Jul 2015 06:00

Five ways to optimise your Enterprise Wi-Fi performance
Five ways to optimise your Enterprise Wi-Fi performance

In the IT world, speed is the 'final frontier', to paraphrase from Star Trek. Download speed is a big deal, whether we're looking at mobile phones, wired or wireless networks...

By Patrick Groot Nuelend 7 Jul 2015 11:52

Implementing Enterprise Wi-Fi and it's challenges
Implementing Enterprise Wi-Fi and it's challenges

Today, it is imperative for companies to be equipped with high-performance enterprise Wi-Fi to achieve optimum productivity. With all the advancements in deploying a Wi-Fi network...

6 Jul 2015 15:54

Mobile is the key to SA's digital scene
Mobile is the key to SA's digital scene

The mass market is now staying connected and this is becoming more and more prevalent, this market owns more sim cards than toothbrushes and 93% own mobile phones...

6 Jul 2015 12:53

Internet access to 'spike' in SA
Internet access to 'spike' in SA

CAPE TOWN: South Africa is forecast to see a massive jump in internet traffic as more people switch to smartphones and other smart devices...

By Duncan Alfreds 29 Jun 2015 11:22

Is the Internet of Things the next big thing for mobile app companies?
Is the Internet of Things the next big thing for mobile app companies?

The concept of IoT seems like something out of science fiction, but as technology and mobile apps become more advanced, clearly the worlds of science fiction are not too far off...

By Dina Destreza 29 Jun 2015 08:11

Embracing digital disruption
Embracing digital disruption

The internet of things is driving the need for organisations to transform into digital businesses and this is disrupting business operations like never before...

26 Jun 2015 07:41

Cell C and Facebook partner to launch Internet.org in SA
Cell C and Facebook partner to launch Internet.org in SA

Cell C have announced the launch of a partnership with Facebook, bringing zero-rated access to the service for all Cell C customers and access to Facebook's initiative, Internet.org free basic services.

25 Jun 2015 08:21

Jasco activates redundant fibre link between NewTelco data centre and Teraco
Jasco activates redundant fibre link between NewTelco data centre and Teraco

Jasco has announced the activation of a dedicated fibre link between its NewTelco data centre located in Midrand and the Teraco data centre in Isando, Johannesburg...

25 Jun 2015 07:46

All you need is the air that you breathe... and bandwidth
All you need is the air that you breathe... and bandwidth

South Africa's bandwidth pricing has experienced less dramatic reductions of late, after several years of more aggressive price drops - but...

24 Jun 2015 16:16

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Future trends of intelligent buildings

Steve Coster and Ben Crosby recently shared their views on changes in the way intelligent buildings operate and trends in the way they function...

24 Jun 2015 06:26

CloudGate provides low-power, high-tech solution for rural school - CloudGate
CloudGate provides low-power, high-tech solution for rural school

Gratton School near Eshowe in KwaZulu-Natal aims to provide an excellent education for rural children...

Issued by CloudGate 23 Jun 2015 10:46

Tackling the business-end of technology - Global Access
Tackling the business-end of technology

Global Access MD Brad Willson had to step up to the plate and fill the shoes of his mentor and industry icon, Ronnie van Wijk, when he passed away last year. Brad embraced the opportunity and its challenges...

Issued by Global Access 23 Jun 2015 10:28

Want fibre broadband? Demand it
Want fibre broadband? Demand it

CAPE TOWN: Accessible fibre broadband will be rolled out in high-density areas if residents demand it, says a provider...

By Duncan Alfreds 22 Jun 2015 13:19

Wi-Fi is changing Africa says Ruckus Wireless
Wi-Fi is changing Africa says Ruckus Wireless

The introduction of affordable smartphones designed specifically for emerging markets has been a game-changer for Africa and has made an impact on Wi-Fi demand, says Ruckus Wireless...

19 Jun 2015 06:00

How the IoE will create new, generative business value - and in the most unlikely areas
How the IoE will create new, generative business value - and in the most unlikely areas

Advanced sensor technology connected to the so-called 'Internet of Everything' (IoE) is forging unusual business relationships...

19 Jun 2015 06:00

Five sectors ripe for transformation by the Internet of Things
Five sectors ripe for transformation by the Internet of Things

The spread of technology is an interesting phenomenon. In some instances, it is only available to the wealthiest people or the largest businesses...

By Yannick Decaux 15 Jun 2015 06:05

Mobility, Internet of Things and ERP equals the need to invest in business systems
Mobility, Internet of Things and ERP equals the need to invest in business systems

The enterprise resource planning (ERP) landscape is going through a period of accelerated change as end-user organisations and ERP vendors alike prepare for a world of mobile-first customers...

By Keith Fenner 15 Jun 2015 06:00

Digify Bytes and Digital Hustle launch, empowering youth with digital skills and access
Digify Bytes and Digital Hustle launch, empowering youth with digital skills and access

As the world becomes increasingly digitised, there are more opportunities to empower ourselves and to eliminate growing youth unemployment in all corners of society...

11 Jun 2015 12:38

New .bank domain to improve security
New .bank domain to improve security

The rollout of .bank domains may comfort online bankers particularly in light of the many phishing sites which are also a common occurrence potentially resulting in financial loss...

By Donvay Wegierski 11 Jun 2015 10:28

Broadband development crucial to SA's ability to compete in knowledge economy
Broadband development crucial to SA's ability to compete in knowledge economy

It is widely accepted that knowledge, innovation and technological advancement have replaced physical resources and labour capacity as the key drivers of economic growth across the world...

11 Jun 2015 09:16

SABRIC warns consumers of phishing scams
SABRIC warns consumers of phishing scams

The South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC) has warned consumers against criminals who use online facilities to steal money...

5 Jun 2015 08:17

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