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Doros Hadjizenonos
2015: the year when businesses safeguard themselves from cybercrime

Last year was a difficult time for businesses when it came to cybercrime...

By Doros Hadjizenonos 23 Jan 2015 10:28

David King
Trusted data will tip the balance between success and failure in 2015

The wheels are turning ever faster in the telecom industry. For every year, there are new and often unexpected developments...

By David King 22 Jan 2015 12:35

Perry Hutton
Securing the new era of big data

In the digital age, information is the new currency. And in order to get information, enterprises are mining data - and lots of it...

By Perry Hutton 22 Jan 2015 10:43

[Orchids & Onions] 'Techies' should be user-friendly
[Orchids & Onions] 'Techies' should be user-friendly

The reality of the great technological society in which we live is that new projects are often a case of the one-eyed man leading the blind...

By Brendan Seery 20 Jan 2015 08:00

Bez Sangari
Warm-ware: schools readiness for ET

As with any technology, there are always early adopters, followed by users who implement the technology when it is already accepted, and finally late adopters, those who implement the technology after it is being widely used...

By Bez Sangari 13 Jan 2015 14:30

Peter Simpson
The Tale of the Tortoise and the Hare

The South African pay-TV market is undergoing a tsunami of change as the country embarks upon the road towards full-scale digitisation. This provides the backdrop for a dramatic change in the viewing habits of millions of TV consumers...

By Peter Simpson 12 Jan 2015 11:56

Video on Demand to drive requirement for carrier neutral POPs in Africa
Video on Demand to drive requirement for carrier neutral POPs in Africa

Video on Demand (VoD), the ability to access specific video content at a convenient time and place on a convenient device through the internet, has previously been an unfeasible technology in much of Africa as it requires large amounts of affordable, available and reliable bandwidth in order to operate...

By Eckart Zollner 5 Jan 2015 14:32

Doros Hadjizenonos
Avoid a wipe-out

Malware development has reached a new threat level with the emergence of destructive 'wiper' worms, such as that used in the attack against Sony Pictures...

By Doros Hadjizenonos 22 Dec 2014 12:29

Jayson O’Reilly
Security in the business context

The past few years has seen information security undergoing a radical transformation. A discipline once seen as no more than a necessary evil, security tools have become an integral part of the business strategy...

By Jayson O’Reilly 16 Dec 2014 09:15

Gary Allemann
Big data - Where do you start?

Big data is currently a buzzword in the industry with many organisations pondering its value, virtues and implementing strategies to harness the benefits...

By Gary Allemann 11 Dec 2014 09:49

Seven ways hosting can increase your site conversion or productivity
Seven ways hosting can increase your site conversion or productivity

You're excited. Your site is being noticed and traffic is flowing in. The conversion rates aren't what you want them to be, but with an excellent marketing strategy in place, you're confident that it will get there some time soon...

By Joy Mali 10 Dec 2014 06:56

Doros Hadjizenonos
Security Predictions for 2015

2014 has been particularly busy for IT security professionals. Many of the threats that were predicted at the start of the year duly emerged, while other significant issues caught the entire sector by surprise...

By Doros Hadjizenonos 5 Dec 2014 15:12

Anton Harber
Depth of Africa coverage improves

Coverage of the rest of Africa in our media provides an interesting gauge of our relationship with the continent since our borders opened up 20 years ago...

By Anton Harber 5 Dec 2014 04:53

Keith Fenner
How the 'Third Platform' will bring disruption, change and opportunity to your business

The third platform is currently described as the convergence of four technology trends on business. These trends are mobility, cloud, social and big data - they fundamentally change the way people and businesses relate to technology...

By Keith Fenner 3 Dec 2014 12:09

Bruce von Maltitz
Gamification: a manager's new best friend?

Games have been used to motivate and engage people since the dawn of time. They speak to one of our most basic instincts: the desire to play, compete, achieve and be part of a team...

By Bruce von Maltitz 2 Dec 2014 16:05

How small businesses can succeed with the cloud
How small businesses can succeed with the cloud

In today's ever-changing, technologically-driven world, the notion of adopting new technologies is an intimidating and frightening thought for many businesses...

By James White 2 Dec 2014 14:30

Dayle Wheeler
To modernise business, digitise

Technology is now changing so rapidly that consumers are struggling to keep up - you barely have the latest shiny gadget when the 2.0 version is released, or yet another software update rollout happens...

By Dayle Wheeler 30 Nov 2014 09:23

Gerald Naidoo
Protecting a big data environment

Prevention is always better than cure when it comes to information security, particularly when dealing with today's big data environments that see a flood of data drowning the enterprise on a daily basis...

By Gerald Naidoo 29 Nov 2014 09:11

Ivanna Granelli
Cloud computing brings agility to corporate learning environment

Cloud computing and mobile business solutions are clearing the way for companies to be more agile and efficient in the way that they use technology to support their training efforts...

By Ivanna Granelli 27 Nov 2014 10:18

Neil Cameron
To build smart cities, we need smart buildings

As the global urbanisation trend picks up, smart cities are emerging...

By Neil Cameron 27 Nov 2014 09:16

Brent Lees
Top 5 IT Trends/Predictions for 2015

Top 5 IT predictions for 2015: Will it be security breaches or hybrid infrastructures that creates challenges?

By Brent Lees 26 Nov 2014 11:34

David King
Three ICT trends to watch in 2015

2015 is only a few weeks away and it promises to be yet another exciting and eventful year for the telecoms industry...

By David King 26 Nov 2014 06:50

Brent Lees
Internet of Things - when problems can be hidden in a billion places

The promise of the Internet of Things era is that all things can be connected and so all things can be efficiently tracked and controlled...

By Brent Lees 24 Nov 2014 14:07

Perry Hutton
Top 8 enterprise network infrastructure and security trends for 2015

The networking and security industries are evolving rapidly...

By Perry Hutton 21 Nov 2014 10:44

Anamika Budree
The personal cloud - a mobile warrior's best friend

Technology is constantly evolving to meet insatiable demand for newer, better, faster mobile devices...

By Anamika Budree 19 Nov 2014 13:32

Chris Moerdyk
It's time for a war on the digital chokers

I received an email from a colleague this week asking me to sign a petition against local cellular networks taking 50% profit from revenue generated by SMS text messaging in aid of charity...

By Chris Moerdyk 15 Nov 2014 08:29

[AfricaCom 2014] FB's mission: to get Africa online
[AfricaCom 2014] FB's mission: to get Africa online

Consider how your life would change tomorrow if the internet was to be 'switched off'. Sure you could bear it for a week or so, but once the horrifying reality of, for instance, having to go into a bank kicks in...

By Sindy Peters 13 Nov 2014 12:38

Mitchell Barker
The hidden costs of hosted VoIP

Many businesses rush into hosted VoIP investments, seeing the technology as an enormous cost saving - only to be disappointed with the results...

By Mitchell Barker 12 Nov 2014 14:49

[Mobile360] Geeks versus princess engineers
[Mobile360] Geeks versus princess engineers

"It was always this awkward looking guy who was tech savvy, solved a big problem and got the girl in the end ... I consider myself a geek. A geek can look like this too. A geek can wear pink dresses and can wear sparkles and be just as geeky as anybody else." - Margaret Burgraff...

By Jessica Taylor 12 Nov 2014 08:38

Ayanda Dlamini
African ICT must seize opportunity

As the next big frontier for market growth, Africa is rich with potential. But African businesses have been slow to capitalise on this, and stand to lose out to foreign players.

By Ayanda Dlamini 11 Nov 2014 09:46

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