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Episode 84: Agency focus - Source

Date: 2 Apr 2014
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Date: 24 Feb 2014 | Time: 39:00min
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Date: 14 Feb 2014 | Time: 44:44min
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SABC lacks skills for digital migration

Marian Shinn, the DA's Shadow Minister of Communications, says that the SABC does not have the skills to successfully transition to digital broadcasting before the international deadline of June 2015.

5 Feb 2014 06:11

Moody's predicts 'difficult' times ahead for cellular operators

Ratings agency Moody's said on Monday, 3 February, that the next three years would be "difficult" for MTN and Vodacom to maintain or increase their market share and compete more aggressively on price without reducing their margins and returns on investment.

By Thabiso Mochiko 4 Feb 2014 10:21

Making Wi-Fi work for your business

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg may have raised some eyebrows when he said that connectivity should be a human right, but many smart device users would agree. Research has shown that as many as 32% globally rely on more than one device during the average working day to conduct their duties and half of the world's CIOs have said that they view Wi-Fi as an essential part of operations.

30 Jan 2014 13:50

[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

Software development continues to improve business strategy channels

While many companies are still considering how best to implement a BYOD strategy, the emergence of SDx promises additional opportunities for economies to develop, innovate, and grow.

By Malcolm Rabson 23 Jan 2014 13:01

Telkom 'in talks to sell its cellphone towers'

Telkom is reportedly in talks to sell its mobile tower infrastructure to a company based in south-east Asia‚ in a move analysts say would enable Telkom to focus on strengthening its services and cutting its costs.

By Thabiso Mochiko 23 Jan 2014 08:20

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

Canon launches PowerShot N100

Canon recently unveiled the PowerShot N100 - a new concept camera, packed full of innovative new technologies.

8 Jan 2014 11:19

Mandla Maseko wins place to outer space

Out of more than 100 participants from all over the world, 23 lucky contestants have emerged as the winners in Unilever's 3-day competition at the Axe Apollo Space Camp.

24 Dec 2013 06:22

Ericsson's 10 hot consumer trends 2014

With 2013 coming to an end, Ericsson ConsumerLab has identified the hottest consumer trends for 2014 and beyond. For more than 15 years, ConsumerLab has conducted research to explore people's values, behaviours and ways of using ICT products and services. Its global research programme is based on annual interviews with over 100 000 individuals in more than 40 countries and 15 megacities.

18 Dec 2013 09:07

Africa's largest single-rooftop solar plant launches in Pietermaritzburg

Pietermaritzburg is leading the way with Africa's first 1MW single-rooftop grid-tied solar plant. Sustainable Power Solutions and its subcontractor, Renen Renewable Energy Solutions, completed the installation on the roof of the Belgotex factory in just 12 weeks.

12 Dec 2013 11:11

Samsung launches consumer education campaign in support of 49M

Samsung Electronics South Africa has announced a national consumer education campaign in support of the 49M initiative. This festive season more than 200 000 energy-efficient Samsung products will bear the 49M logo and easy energy saving tips for the consumer on how to conserve electricity.

12 Dec 2013 10:47

Stay cyber-safe this holiday season

Everyone looks forward to the festive season, a time to wind down and relax after the busy year. Unfortunately, cyber crooks don't go on holiday. For them Christmas heralds a holiday shopping and party season that will generate millions of dollars for them.

9 Dec 2013 14:15

Smart and wearable technology

What is wearable technology and why is there so much hype about it at the moment? Ryno Goosen from audio and video supplier HFX Systems, offers some insight into this increasingly popular phenomenon.

By Ryno Goosen 6 Dec 2013 11:27

Westcon-Comztek to distribute F5 in SA

Local distributor Westcon-Comztek has announced that it has signed an agreement to distribute F5 application delivery and security solutions in South Africa. The F5 solutions portfolio extends across the entire network and into the data centre. F5 is focused on enabling fast, secure and available application delivery to large enterprises and services providers.

5 Dec 2013 12:01

Samsung unveils rhino crime fighting app

Samsung Electronics South Africa is the exclusive technology partner for the Rhinoceros DNA Index System (RhODIS) - established by the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory at the Faculty of Veterinary Science of the University of Pretoria.

4 Dec 2013 16:42

SKA funds workshop at UKZN to train astronomy students

The SKA School, which will take place from 30 November until 5 December 2013, at the UKZN Westville campus, will provide a dynamic environment for the students to work with leading international astronomers from Canada, France, India and the US.

2 Dec 2013 10:56

Fear and misperception are the biggest obstacles to cloud adoption in SA

A lack of understanding of the practical implications of moving into the cloud is keeping South African companies from huge cost savings and efficiency-improving benefits, according to Alexander Mehlhorn, CEO of software development company Framework One.

2 Dec 2013 10:21

Online strengthens SA's tourism industry

The revolution of the internet and rise of social media and websites such as Trip Advisor has resulted in e-tourism becoming a key tool in allowing businesses in the tourism industry to compete and operate on a global scale.

29 Nov 2013 14:22

Cautionary tales about data roaming for travellers

Travellers who are planning to take their smartphones, tablets or laptops on holiday overseas over the festive season and haven't factored in the cost of data roaming could find their trip turning out to be a lot more expensive than they expected.

29 Nov 2013 12:49

Time for tech to take over real estate?

Internet penetration in South Africa is growing rapidly and this is opening up new opportunities across our economy. One industry under the spotlight is the property market and the role of the traditional estate agent. Property Switch is a company that believes it is time for technology to take centre stage in the real estate industry.

29 Nov 2013 12:22

Trend Micro releases threat report

Global security software vendor Trend Micro has released a threat report that examines the global state of the internet nation. In 2013 the cybercrime industry, chased by an increasingly dynamic and vigilant security industry, has shifted its modes of operation, targeting new users and platforms as well as focusing on "hacktivism" and online exploitation.

29 Nov 2013 10:59

Big trends for 2014, industry experts share their thoughts

As businesses look to formalise plans for the New Year, industry expert opinions become paramount to assist with forecasting and to provide a clearer understanding of crucial consumer, business and economic trends that are most likely to become impactful for businesses into 2014.

29 Nov 2013 10:45

Lastminutegolf goes mobile

South African ICT provider and mobility specialist company globetom has extended the functionality of golfing portal www.lastminutegolf.co.za with the addition of an HTML 5-based mobile application that allows for enhanced accessibility and usability.

28 Nov 2013 12:04

Huawei launches pink Ascend P6 smartphone

Huawei recently unveiled the Huawei Ascend P6 Pink. The Ascend P6 launched locally in August this year in black and white, and has been labelled as one of the world's slimmest smartphones measuring 6.18mm, making it perfect to slip in to any handbag or fashion clutch, or even the skinniest of jeans pockets.

28 Nov 2013 11:46

National Arts Festival to use new ticketing system

The ticketing system that powers the Edinburgh Fringe is poised to change the way that South Africans experience the arts from 2014, with the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown being the first to introduce its audiences to "one of the world's most efficient, robust, versatile and secure systems".

28 Nov 2013 11:22

Denel engineer to conduct research in Antarctica

Lumka Msibi, an aeronautical engineer at Denel Dynamics, will be part of the summer relief voyage to replenish the South African team at the Antarctica expedition base (SANAE). During her voyage she will conduct science and weather research.

28 Nov 2013 06:51

How ICASA licensing works

When a telecoms company wants to set up shop in SA, it needs to acquire specific licences from the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), which handles all the regulation for the telecommunications and broadcasting sectors in the country.

27 Nov 2013 13:01

Fuzzy Logic launches Soccer Moves

Fuzzy Logic has announced the release of their newest game, Soccer Moves, on iOS and Android. Soccer Moves offers a new take on soccer games by combining puzzle mechanics and soccer tactics and bringing them to the playing field.

27 Nov 2013 12:39

Samsung, Pearson partner to equip students with tablets

Samsung Electronics South Africa and Pearson have entered into a partnership to equip students studying at Pearson CTI and Midrand Graduate Institute (MGI) Higher Education Institutions with a tablet from 2014, empowering learners through a more interactive augmented educational experience.

27 Nov 2013 12:21

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