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Digital revolution will impact on Africa's banking sector
Digital revolution will impact on Africa's banking sector

In emerging markets, mobile money services have the power to simplify lives and transform them by addressing the unbanked or underserved population in Africa.

By Frederic Guillou 17 Sep 2014 08:28

Ignite launches cloud accounting service

Ignite, the online ICT platform for small and medium businesses, powered by pan-African telecommunications provider Internet Solutions (IS), has announced the launch of its new Cloud Accounting service that is targeted at small and medium accounting firms and small to medium sized businesses (SMEs).

16 Sep 2014 12:21

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

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

Jasco Enterprise sharpens focus, enhances customer service
Jasco Enterprise sharpens focus, enhances customer service

As part of its on-going commitment to enhancing customer service while ensuring business sustainability and critical mass, Jasco Enterprise has announced the consolidation of its various coastal offices into a single Coastal division which will span the Western and Eastern Capes as well as Kwa-Zulu Natal.

27 Aug 2014 10:28

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

Forget where you parked? There's an app for that
Forget where you parked? There's an app for that

Dude, where did I park my car? Apple is apparently trying to answer that question with a new app that will work even when GPS reception is poor...

By TJ Strydom 26 Aug 2014 10:51

When IPv6 changed the world
When IPv6 changed the world

As 2013 drew to a close, Deloitte unleashed their Tech Trends report that emphasised how important it is for the business to plan for IPv6. This is not something that is exclusive to the bright internet lights of the USA, China and Europe, it is essential to connected computing across the globe and South Africa is still far, far behind.

By John Eigelaar 25 Aug 2014 10:03

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

Impress potential employers with Impress Me
Impress potential employers with Impress Me

Impress Me is a video based mobile application that is set revolutionise the recruitment process as we know it. Visually impress potential employers, and tell them why you are right for the job, by submitting an unique video clip of yourself.

20 Aug 2014 08:56

Grovel, grovel, Telkom's in trouble
Grovel, grovel, Telkom's in trouble

There's a story about Jacques Schindehütte, Telkom's devil-may-care former finance boss, that provides a measure of the man.

By Rob Rose 19 Aug 2014 06:56

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

Insight for the insurance industry
Insight for the insurance industry

A tidal wave of data is drowning the enterprise. A terabyte, maybe two a few years ago, has grown to several petabytes for the larger entities and most cannot cope with the speed and velocity at which this data is coming at them. Moreover, the vast majority of the data is unstructured, meaning that some 80% of data isn't stored in manageable and easy-to-use databases.

14 Aug 2014 14:27

StatPro to support the education of underprivileged children
StatPro to support the education of underprivileged children

StatPro Group the AIM listed provider of cloud-based portfolio analytics for the global asset management industry, pledges to support the education of underprivileged children in the Western Cape, Cape Town.

8 Aug 2014 13:14

New backup solution in Africa
New backup solution in Africa

NETCB, a certified partner for SEP in Africa, has introduced SEP sesam, a backup and disaster recovery solution that is 'set-and-forget' technology. Companies can now protect their data quickly and efficiently with SEP's secure backup, restore and disaster recovery solution.

6 Aug 2014 09:34

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

The green gap for IT service providers
The green gap for IT service providers

Although South African businesses seem to consider green IT a low priority, there nevertheless is a strong demand for assistance in moving towards implementing dedicated green IT budgets, strategies and solutions.

5 Aug 2014 06:57

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

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

Security a risk for 'Internet of Things'
Security a risk for 'Internet of Things'

Not long ago cloud computing and "bring your own device" to work began to change the way businesses and individuals used technology. This is now expanding to include the concept of the "Internet of Things" (IoT).

By Thabiso Mochiko 28 Jul 2014 10:45

Vodafone gets downgraded by Moody's
Vodafone gets downgraded by Moody's

Moody's Investors Service has downgraded Vodafone‚ the owner of SA-listed Vodacom‚ from A3 to Baa1.

By Evan Pickworth 24 Jul 2014 09:28

Global Top of Mind Survey results released
Global Top of Mind Survey results released

The Consumer Goods Forum and KPMG International have released the findings of their annual Global Top of Mind Survey, which polled nearly 500 C-suite and senior executives globally representing manufacturers and retailers in the Food and Drink, Consumer Goods, Luxury Goods and Agribusiness sectors.

21 Jul 2014 09:08

Driving IT growth in Africa
Driving IT growth in Africa

Communications technologies will catalyse growth across all IT markets in Africa in the next three to five years, according to Gartner Inc...

18 Jul 2014 11:45

Get better ROI on firewall investments
Get better ROI on firewall investments

Investing in a best-of-breed firewall gives companies excellent protection against security threats but they could be missing real insight into what's really happening on the firewall - and who is doing what on the web. The result: the firewall is not leveraged to its fullest potential.

18 Jul 2014 11:09

Marval South Africa renames and appoints CEO
Marval South Africa renames and appoints CEO

Marval South Africa, a specialist provider of service management solutions, education and consultancy, has announced the appointment of David Anderson as CEO, and due to its expansion and growth within Africa and...

17 Jul 2014 10:36

Wellness Warehouse integrates online shopping loyalty rewards programme
Wellness Warehouse integrates online shopping loyalty rewards programme

Wellness Warehouse has partnered Innervation, to integrate its in-store loyalty rewards programme seamlessly for online shoppers.

11 Jul 2014 07:51

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