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Anton Vukic
Online businesses need to heed POPI

The promulgation of the POPI Act into law will result in severe penalties if an online business does not adequately secure the personal details of its customers stored online...

By Anton Vukic 24 Oct 2014 15:36

Alexander Mehlhorn
The need for software and business analyst duality

Today's complex and competitive business landscape is calling for a shift in the role of the software developer as we currently understand it. Increasingly, businesses are looking towards a particular hybrid of software developer and business analyst - someone who can scope and design software architecture while simultaneously considering business and stakeholder needs.

By Alexander Mehlhorn 24 Oct 2014 10:32

Importance of IT for automotive industry
Importance of IT for automotive industry

The automotive industry has become increasingly competitive in the past few years with manufacturers and brands jostling for a leadership position in both international and local markets.

By Michael Frans 17 Oct 2014 08:45

Next-gen networking to enable megatrends
Next-gen networking to enable megatrends

While the enterprise looks to disruptive trends, such as cloud, mobility and big data, to drive business innovation and greater revenues, the IT department is well aware that traditional networks and data centres may not be up to the challenge of supporting these new technology demands.

By Brent Lees 16 Oct 2014 11:19

Always-on enterprise class storage is key
Always-on enterprise class storage is key

The data explosion is a well-known fact, and big data is having a profound impact not only on the volume of data but also the variety of data generated and the velocity at which it is being created.

By Kalvin Subbadu 14 Oct 2014 07:02

Simon Campbell-Young
Weak passwords threaten the enterprise

Research reveals time and time again that weak login credentials, including passwords, remain among the top causes of data breaches around the world...

By Simon Campbell-Young 12 Oct 2014 14:49

Dawie Botes
Corporate responsibility - The Derelict

Having worked in corporate offices for years, I've picked up on an alarming situation plaguing our electricity supply. I call them 'Derelicts'; the remnants of people's positions, still hanging around long after someone have left an office...

By Dawie Botes 8 Oct 2014 13:40

Michael Fletcher
Wi-Fi eases transition to high data consumption

With LTE (4G) cellular gaining momentum and operators starting to push entry-level smartphones across Africa, consumers across the continent are in a great position to benefit from the connected world. However, what does the increase in data demand mean for Wi-Fi and its relationship with other forms of connectivity?

By Michael Fletcher 2 Oct 2014 12:25

Jayson O’Reilly
Protecting the mobile workforce

Not too long ago, many organisations were dismissing the bring your own device (BYOD) phenomenon as being of no consequence...

By Jayson O’Reilly 26 Sep 2014 09:27

Richard Firth
Developers need to gear up for a multi-device world

In 2012, Google published the results of its Multi-Screen World Study, which showed 90% of all media interactions are screen-based. More importantly, the research showed that users are learning to use multiple devices...

By Richard Firth 23 Sep 2014 15:21

Mitchell Barker
Voice Recording via VoIP

"Please note that this call may be recorded..." That message is all too familiar to anyone who has ever called a business before.

By Mitchell Barker 19 Sep 2014 15:14

Growth of cloud and data centres fuels need for appropriate storage
Growth of cloud and data centres fuels need for appropriate storage

Massive data growth and an increasing trend toward virtualisation technology are having a profound impact on the modern organisation.

By Kalvin Subbadu 18 Sep 2014 08:57

John Mc Loughlin
When your good guy goes bad

One of our clients recently ousted one of its most trusted employees, who had been using the company's clients, intellectual property and contacts to run his own business, in direct competition with his current employer.

By John Mc Loughlin 17 Sep 2014 08:24

Brand owners encouraged to register trade marks
Brand owners encouraged to register trade marks

Brand owners are reminded that holders of validated trade marks can take advantage of the priority phase in each generic top level domain (gTLD) launch.

By Donvay Wegierski 17 Sep 2014 07:24

Ayanda Dlamini
Change business with operational analytics

As big data analytics moves beyond a buzzword in marketing circles, global enterprises are now also starting to see the potential value of turning analytics inward, to improve their own operations.

By Ayanda Dlamini 10 Sep 2014 12:18

Brent Lees
What to consider when choosing IT monitoring solutions

To drive success in this new landscape, businesses need to turn distance and location into a competitive advantage by ensuring flawless application performance and the best user experience, regardless of location.

By Brent Lees 10 Sep 2014 10:50

Gareth Tudor
Metadata - playing a vital role in back-up and recovery

Metadata is data about data. It tells us who authored a document, when, what the document contains and where the file 'fits' in relation to other data. Metadata is important because it is a key enabler of data storage, retrieval and/or restoration - a vital requirement for any business in this era of exponential data growth.

By Gareth Tudor 3 Sep 2014 10:43

The fundamentals for unbreakable business bonds
The fundamentals for unbreakable business bonds

Forming long-lasting business partnerships is a task that requires the building of strong and trusting bonds between IT and business. There are some fundamental tips IT needs to follow if it is going to form strong business partnerships that last.

By Kerry Evans 2 Sep 2014 11:54

Gary Allemann
Big data highlights need for data management education and skills

Big data is currently one of the most talked about megatrends affecting the business world, along with cloud computing, customer centricity and data-centric legislation, such as the Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act.

By Gary Allemann 29 Aug 2014 13:31

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

Stuart Gonsal
How to tie in EBay to your e-commerce strategy

Of all e-commerce-related websites there is little doubt that EBay is the biggest. It's hard now to imagine a world in which EBay doesn't exist; so many of us have become reliant on the auction site to sell unwanted items and to purchase stuff that we do want on the cheap.

By Stuart Gonsal 21 Aug 2014 10:07

Neil Cameron
Facing HVAC challenges? Smart equipment for building efficiency is here

With greater energy efficiency topping the wish list of facility and energy management executives globally, four cross-industry tech trends are having a transformative impact on building systems: visualisation, Machine2Machine (M2M) communication, mobility tools, and analytics.

By Neil Cameron 20 Aug 2014 10:40

Brent Lees
Facing location-independent computing challenges

Distance is no longer a barrier to business success. An organisation's applications, data centre and offices can be opposite sides of the world, yet the business can still achieve the same reliability and performance that it has come to expect.

By Brent Lees 19 Aug 2014 14:16

Gareth Tudor
How secure is your critical data in the cloud?

Storing data in the cloud makes sense and uptake is growing as more solution providers offer this option. However, how secure is sensitive financial and client information when it is backed up to and stored in the cloud?

By Gareth Tudor 18 Aug 2014 10:55

Charles Mburugu
How to clean and speed up your Mac

After some time of usage, the performance of your Mac is likely to deteriorate. When this happens, you will need to take measures to revive your machine and improve its performance.

By Charles Mburugu 18 Aug 2014 09:10

Carey van Vlaanderen
Facebook Messenger: Handing over your privacy

Users of the iPhone and Android versions of Facebook's app will have found that, when trying to get into messenger, they are directed to download a second app, Messenger that will allow you person-to-person messages.

By Carey van Vlaanderen 15 Aug 2014 10:58

Lionel Moyal
Harnessing the power of apps

With the increasing affordability and pervasiveness of smartphones and tablets, apps have rapidly become a part of everyday life. From games and messaging to banking, handy tools and more, apps have revolutionised the way people interact on a social level.

By Lionel Moyal 15 Aug 2014 10:36

Bryan Balfe
Big data is an information management issue, not a storage issue

Right now, big data is one of the most heard buzzwords in IT, next to cloud, analytics and mobile. So far, most of the discussions about big data focus on storage.

By Bryan Balfe 13 Aug 2014 10:02

Brent Lees
Explaining branch converged infrastructure

Enterprises are always looking to take their business to the next level and one of the most effective ways to grow is to open new branch offices.

By Brent Lees 11 Aug 2014 10:08

Data scientists and chief data officers - fact or fad?
Data scientists and chief data officers - fact or fad?

When a new job title is created and introduced to an organisation, the immediate response is typically a combination of apprehension, confusion and sometimes rejection. It's not unusual for people to scrutinise the role, question the business need, and worry about how it will affect them.

By Davide Hanan 4 Aug 2014 06:50

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