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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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

11 Jul 2014 07:51

AfricaCom 2014 reappoints Networx PR

For the fourth year, Networx PR has been appointed by Informa Telecoms and Media Limited to publicise digital telecommunications, ICT and media conference and exhibition,...

10 Jul 2014 08:32

Software and accessory provider launches in SA

Catering to tech-hungry consumers as well as leading resellers and vendors, A-tek Distribution is set to offer a wide range of software, mobile accessories, audio add-ons, wireless gadgets and plenty of other high-tech tools.

8 Jul 2014 07:31

Telkom considers franchising shops - for efficiency

Fixed-line provider Telkom is looking at franchising some of its 137 stores as part of its overall business review to reduce inefficiency and cut costs.

By Thabiso Mochiko 1 Jul 2014 14:19

Neotel signs deal with Western Cape Government, SITA for broadband services

In a ground breaking initiative, the Western Cape Government, State Information Technology Agency (SITA) and Neotel, have concluded an agreement to provide broadband services to over 2,000 government sites across the Western Cape over the next 2-3 years, initially with 10Mbps speeds per site and then upgrading to 100mbps, 1Gbps and some at 10Gbps.

24 Jun 2014 08:21

BMW installs new technology

The days of being able to lie to an unwanted telephone caller: "Sorry, I can't talk, I'm in the car" are about to end.

23 Jun 2014 07:50

Data boom pressures operators to speed up deployment of data centres

The seemingly insatiable demand by users for more data has taken many players in the African telecom and communications sector by surprise. To keep up with demand, new infrastructure is often needed and particularly data centres - the heart and brain of any network.

By Peter Karaszi 20 Jun 2014 10:41

Orange may open retail stores for customers

French telecommunications company, Orange, may open its own branded stores to complement its existing online retail platform‚ which is expected to break even early next year.

By Thabiso Mochiko 20 Jun 2014 08:26

Intl manufacturer uses QlikView for more insight

Qlik recently announced that Zehnder Group, an international manufacturer of heating, ventilation and cooling systems, and air cleaning solutions, uses QlikView group wide to analyse key performance indicators (KPIs) across their organisation.

19 Jun 2014 15:21

Rugged computers are more than just "hard shells"

Even professional users of rugged laptops, tablets and smartphones are sometimes unsure of what defines a "rugged computer" and how the various tests to validate ruggedness are carried out. A truly rugged computer is so much more than just a normal computer wrapped in a tough outer case.

By Jerker Hellström 18 Jun 2014 13:47

Findings of Interactive Intelligence global customer service survey released

Interactive Intelligence Group has released findings of its second annual Global Customer Service Survey, which was administered by Actionable Research and was designed to answer the question: "What are the customer service expectations and preferences of consumers and the IT professionals who work for companies providing service?"

11 Jun 2014 12:18

CEO's confidence high on financials‚ low on basic materials

The Merchantec CEO confidence index rose 1.4% on a quarterly basis to 51.7 points in the second quarter just slightly higher than the 51 points in the first.

6 Jun 2014 10:43

Adapting to change in a virtual world

It should come as no surprise that the biggest technological impacts on IT departments in 2013 were mobile and big data. Both issues also dominated conversations in the storage arena last year and with employees now increasingly working remotely, it's highly likely that 2014 will see more and more organisations struggling to manage large volumes of data.

By Bryan Balfe 5 Jun 2014 12:18

Cape Town's SA's most congested capital

The N1 highway into Cape Town is the most gridlocked route in the most congested city in South Africa .

4 Jun 2014 08:51

Our survival rests on convergence

Debates in the telecoms industry fall into three categories: what is good for consumers, good for business, and good for the country. And...

By Sipho Maseko 2 Jun 2014 10:54

CareCross utilises QlikView to improves efficiency

The CareCross Health Group, which aims to provide quality care to all South Africans, regardless of means, leverages synergies between its health care provision, insurance risk management, professional services and manufacturing capabilities, as well as managing an extensive network of health care professionals and pharmacies.

1 Jun 2014 09:02

Discover events around you with Pocketplan

Pocketplan, South Africa's going out app, allows users to scroll through a handpicked list of events and purchase tickets directly through their mobile phone. It has successfully integrated itself into both Cape Town's and Johannesburg's social scenes and became the second most downloaded entertainment app in South Africa in April 2014.

30 May 2014 10:52

Networks fail quality tests

South Africa's three biggest mobile network operators have failed Quality of Service (QoS) tests in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape, communications regulator Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) revealed in its latest QoS report.

27 May 2014 09:33

New ministers and their portfolios

Jacob Zuma has announced the creation of new ministries in a bid to transform the economy and to restore the confidence of foreign investors in the country.

26 May 2014 09:42

Technology shifts consumer buying pattern

Ever heard of the subscription economy? Already a massive trend internationally, this new economy has emerged as a result of the Software as a Service (SaaS) evolution and has inconspicuously changed the requirements for business software and how they work. This convergence is forcing companies to re-evaluate their delivery models and find a way of making it work if they want to remain competitive.

21 May 2014 10:19

ADSL throttling mars unshaped offers

As the broadband price war soars to new levels and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are promising unshaped ADSL for next to nothing, users need to read the fine print of contracts carefully, as unscrupulous ISPs derive their profit from throttling their clients.

16 May 2014 11:52

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