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Episode 86: The power of brands in the mass communication landscape

Date: 22 Apr 2014
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Episode 84: Agency focus - Source

Date: 2 Apr 2014
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Episode 82: An African Path to Success & Effective Measure

Date: 24 Feb 2014 | Time: 39:00min
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Africa needs high quality solutions

Since its acquisition of iWayAfrica and Africa Online, pan African telecoms operator, Gondwana International Networks has focused on the development of its terrestrial and satellite network products and solutions.

23 Apr 2014 09:37

Club Travel partners Cornerstone Information Systems

Club Travel has selected Cornerstone Information Systems to provide the technology to support their goal to increase top line revenue, improve operational efficiency and staff productivity, and thus grow profitability.

14 Apr 2014 12:19

Managed Print Services - What´s coming next after 'Print Less & Save More'?

Managed Print Services (MPS) continue to evolve in the marketplace and Lexmark remains a leader at the forefront of this change. For many years their mantra has been 'Print Less, Save More' as they have strived to unlock hidden savings in the enterprise for their customers.

Issued by Grapevine Communications 11 Apr 2014 12:22

2014 Internet Banking SITEisfaction survey shows improvement in sector

Specialist online marketing research agency, Columinate, recently released its third annual 'Internet Banking SITEisfaction in South Africa' survey.

11 Apr 2014 12:03

ICASA wants SABC/MultiChoice deal investigated

ICASA asked the SABC and MultiChoice to provide a copy of the agreement but both parties have failed to honour that request, hence ICASA has turned to the Competition Commission.

10 Apr 2014 11:27

Reggae Chemicals implements Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Local cleaning and household materials manufacturer Reggae Chemicals has implemented Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 to help service a new wave of customers from outside of South Africa. AccTech Systems, a business solutions provider and Microsoft Dynamics ERP Partner of the Year 2013, has implemented the solution.

10 Apr 2014 09:34

The power of Humanness shown in The Ask Afrika Orange Index

The telecommunications industry has proved its worth in terms of service delivery and has shown a great improvement in the number of delighted customers since 2012 when only 37% were delighted, to 50% in 2013.

2 Apr 2014 13:40

The evolving business model for m-governance

A look at the evolving business model for (mobile governance) m-governance projects and the use of mobile technology as a catalyst for inclusive development.

By Vijay Sai Pratap 27 Mar 2014 14:00

Manufacturers move to the cloud

Manufacturers have one thing in common - they need to make themselves hassle free from a supply chain, distribution and services point of view. Many manufacturers are looking to cloud computing to improve their process, supply chain management, R&D as well as front and back office functions.

26 Mar 2014 13:38

Digital TV chaos shows government lack of interest

A journalist has to take obscure matters and turn them into engaging and understandable stories, showing people why they should care about them. Sometimes it seems impossible.

By Anton Harber 21 Mar 2014 00:00

Dimension Data rewards top matriculants

Dimension Data has contributed R100,000 towards an initiative set up by the City of Johannesburg to recognise and reward the achievements of the top matriculant at 20 of the city's highest achieving township schools.

18 Mar 2014 09:58

Is ADSL a rip-off or not?

A new trend is emerging in the ADSL arena, every second Internet Service Provider (ISP) is claiming to offer the fastest, most affordable ADSL. Some of these dubious ISPs even promise clients unshaped ADSL for a couple of hundred rand.

17 Mar 2014 16:15

MTN pleads 'guilty'

Pay as you sneer as MTN tries to cow Cell C.

17 Mar 2014 10:38

Mobile payments: BLE vs NFC isn't a fair fight

There's a new kid on the block in the payments environment that promises to deliver even greater convenience and practicality. It's called Bluetooth Low Energy, or BLE, and it's based on technology that is over a decade old.

By Adrian Hope-Bailie 13 Mar 2014 09:33

Zappar to launch in SA

Zappar is an app that brings brands to life by using augmented reality to turn one-dimensional communications into vibrant, animated, three-dimensional brand experiences via mobile or tablet.

6 Mar 2014 11:16

List management strategies maximise debt collection

Reuters has reported that household debt grew at its fastest pace since early 2008 in the fourth quarter of 2012, a possible sign that the painful process of paring back borrowing in the aftermath of the financial crisis may have run its course.

27 Feb 2014 12:07

How to choose a satellite internet service

The advent of truly affordable satellite broadband services has made a big difference to the South African Internet landscape. For those in rural areas who previously battled with slow dial-up cellular connections, it's made the true wealth of the internet available for the first time. For those in urban areas who've battled heavy congestion as well as service outages due to cable theft, satellite is an essential back-up - and in some cases a replacement.

By Jacques Visser 21 Feb 2014 10:02

Internet Solutions acquires Antfarm

Internet Solutions has substantially enhanced its audio and video streaming capabilities following the acquisition of a significant stake in Antfarm, a local streaming media service provider, for an undisclosed amount.

17 Feb 2014 12:34

Telkom 'no' to lines in cable-theft areas

Telkom is refusing to install infrastructure in areas where cable theft is rife and is clearly stated in correspondence between the utility and residents of a Johannesburg suburb.

13 Feb 2014 08:57

SA software sector to 'balloon' in 2014

SA's software market will balloon this year as spending is forecast to increase 10.5% to US$518m (R5.7bn)‚ according to the latest International Data Corporation (IDC) market analysis report.

By Samuel Mungadze 5 Feb 2014 10:52

Cloud for mining at Africa Mining Indaba

Local business solutions provider AccTech Systems, in conjunction with Global Micro, a leading African hosted infrastructure IT provider, will be demonstrating its cloud ERP solutions at Africa Mining Indaba 2014. The event will be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from 3-6 February 2014.

3 Feb 2014 12:54

Mobile banking the big winner in SA mobility study

Increased consumer interest in mobile banking - particularly when facilitated by cellular technology - was one of the key findings of The Mobility 2014 research study, conducted by Arthur Goldstuck's World Wide Worx with the backing of FNB.

30 Jan 2014 09:40

Barnstone Academy fine tunes its business readiness training

With its second successful group of graduates from the Barnstone Academy, the company has improved the structures of its course to make graduates even more business-ready.

29 Jan 2014 10:51

[2014 trends] Mobile moves: Key trends to watch in 2014

As with almost every other sector under the 'technology' banner, the mobile industry is evolving at a rapid pace, and is constantly iterating to meet the demands of an increasingly large and sophisticated market.

By Dr Pieter Streicher 28 Jan 2014 11:33

J2 secures distribution deal with Skyview Partners

Local ICT Company, J2 Software, has scooped the exclusive distribution rights to SkyView Partners security and compliance offerings for Africa. Skyview Partners specialise in Security and Compliance solutions specifically aimed at IBMi (previously iSeries), AIX and Linux platforms.

20 Jan 2014 13:07

Pilot POS selects wiPlatform for mobile third-party integrations

Pilot Software, a developer and implementer of point of sale (POS) software and systems for the hospitality industry, is to streamline their mobile integration process, allowing customers to accept any mobile transaction through a simple API. Pilot has selected wiGroup, a leading mobile transaction platform, to provide this service.

20 Jan 2014 10:47

Telkom chief seeks to calm fears after saying up to 1,000 managers face axe

Telkom (TKG) CEO Sipho Maseko has moved to calm a storm over his comments on Friday that up to 1‚000 managers face the axe at the company‚ although he confirmed that its staff numbers would be reduced in wide-ranging changes to cut costs.

By Thabiso Mochiko 13 Jan 2014 12:08

Are you deriving value from your ITIL initiatives?

Many organisations embark upon ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) training with the hope of improving IT Service Management (ITSM), only for the significant investment in time and money to fail to deliver the expected benefits. The underlying reason for this is that most ITIL courses are theory based, imparting information but not necessarily delivering the practical capabilities required to put the information into practice.

By Edward Carbutt 10 Jan 2014 12:14

Orange Business Services acquires Atheos to strengthen its position

Orange Business Services have announced the acquisition of Atheos, becoming the largest European cyberdefense company and strengthening its position as a global player in advanced security services.

9 Jan 2014 12:27

Ghanaian government urged to integrate ICTs into curriculum

A Ghanaian information and communications technology expert urged the government to place ICT as well as technical and vocational skills in its education and skills development programmes to enhance socio-economic.

8 Jan 2014 11:52

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