The fourth annual PwC South Africa Entertainment and Media Outlook was launched recently and I caught up with Vicki Myburgh, Entertainment & Media Industries Leader for PwC Southern Africa.
By Danette Breitenbach 29 Nov 2013 15:01
NEWSWATCH: Home-grown stand-up comedian Trevor Noah is to star in his own US sitcom, reports Sowetan LIVE, and MyBroadband says a new report on SA's mobile pricing will debunk some beliefs.
By Rod Baker 27 Nov 2013 07:38
It used to be said that the only certain things in life are death and taxes. I think most of us can add a third to that list: too much information. We are constantly connected, constantly reachable, and it becomes very difficult and time-consuming to filter the important, need-to-know information from the deluge of advertising and cat videos.
By Dr Pieter Streicher 8 Nov 2013 13:18
Microsoft has joined rival Google in offering free domains and websites to small and medium enterprises in South Africa.
By Duncan McLeod 7 Nov 2013 08:08
Regular and planned power outages are not uncommon in South Africa, and serve as a stark reminder that our depleting electricity supplies are being stretched to capacity.
By David Palmer-Stevens 4 Nov 2013 11:14
Data continues to increase at an exponential rate, presenting organisations with a host of new challenges, not least of which is managing the quality of these significant volumes of information.
By Gary Allemann 25 Oct 2013 08:21
When it comes to finding a suitable host for your site, web hosting reviews can be very important in helping you make the right decision. There are literally hundreds of web hosting reviews which can be found online.
By Charles Mburugu 24 Oct 2013 13:57
With the vast majority of businesses unprepared for it, the Protection of Personal Information Bill is set to cause some data management headaches for enterprises.
By Ayanda Dlamini 22 Oct 2013 16:06
Before the birth of the electricity generating industry, any enterprise needing power had to build and run private generators. These were inflexible, inelastic and did not scale easily. In the mid-19th century, centralised generation allowed electricity to be provided as a utility, meaning that consumers only had to pay for what they used.
By President Ntuli 18 Oct 2013 11:17
NEWSWATCH: Communications Minister Yunus Carrim has inaugurated the National Cyber Security Advisory Council (NCAC), reports Mail & Guardian.
By Rod Baker 16 Oct 2013 07:05
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) offers proven quality under the right conditions (managed access makes a big difference). It is extremely cost-effective to run and comes with rich unified communications possibilities.
By Rob Lith 9 Oct 2013 10:34
Despite claims to the contrary by the country's Department of Communications (DoC), broadband penetration in South Africa remains extremely low, which is hindering the country's socio-economic growth. The DoC is being questioned about figures it released as fact in February this year, stating that it had reached its 7% target of broadband penetration growth per year.
By Mitchell Barker 9 Oct 2013 10:24
In the latest ebook, titled HTML5 iPhone Web Application Development and written by creative technologist, Alvin Crespo takes you through to the steps of how to create compelling web applications specifically tailored for distribution on iOS Safari.
By Nkululeko Mthethwa 8 Oct 2013 17:41
It's clear that businesses are going to become increasingly dependent on Wi-Fi in the future but it's important that there be a clear strategy in place.
By Shane Chorley 8 Oct 2013 08:14
The annual Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2013 took place from 16 to 18 September 2013 and was hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in Cape Town attracting major key players in the IT industry especially the Chief Information Officers, the new IT leaders.
By Coerene Vosloo 20 Sep 2013 07:45
Outsourcing has become commonplace. It has become an integral part of many successful businesses, with surveys and analyst reports regularly pointing to outsourced solutions as responsible for growth and profitability.
By Jaroslav Cerny 19 Sep 2013 12:39
Websites are one of those funny pieces of marketing collateral - most businesses understand they need one, yet for many it's still seen as a grudge purchase.
By Chemory Gunko 19 Sep 2013 07:17
Effectively using Big Data is not about sifting through a wealth of historical data, it is about focusing on the 'now' within the data. Amid the daunting volumes of digitised data now in existence around the world, it is easy for companies to go off-track in their attempts to harness Big Data.
By Ayanda Dlamini 18 Sep 2013 14:35
Next-generation business intelligence (BI) is rapidly being accepted as the critical tool for business success. Knowledge is power, and never more so than now, when access to the right insights from the relevant data can make the critical difference between business success and failure.
By Ayanda Dlamini 11 Sep 2013 13:22
Imagine this scenario for a moment. You've recently sent out an email detailing a new range of discounted women's wear to your entire database. For a portion of your audience, it achieved high click-through rates, but for the majority it simply earned a one-way ticket to the trash bin. So how do you make sure your email marketing campaign gets all your customers clicking?
By Luke Wingfield Digby 9 Sep 2013 09:38
As a society we have become captivated by the world of social connection, through the vast number of endless apps and platforms available on the web. Whether it's sharing our latest travel pictures, connecting with a former colleague or even posting a comment to an interesting article shared, we have become reliant on social media as one way, if not the primary way, we choose to communicate for work and play.
By Drew van Vuuren 5 Sep 2013 15:22
South Africa has a mobile penetration of roughly 118% - which means that 50 million people are wielding close to 59 million cell phones. Yet despite the implementation of RICA, mobile churn (where users buy and discard SIM cards) is still increasing.
By Jed Hewson 3 Sep 2013 17:05
Protecting data has become of the utmost importance for organisations today, as information if the lifeblood of a business. There are many consequences should sensitive information fall into the wrong hands, however, as the workforce has become increasingly mobile, protecting all of an organisation's data has become more complex and challenging.
By Gareth Tudor 29 Aug 2013 11:40
One of the biggest threats to businesses big and small, could be sitting in your organisation right now. Insiders can reveal company secrets, bypass security controls and infect the network with malware - through malice, stupidity, carelessness or the unmonitored use of company systems.
By John Mc Loughlin 28 Aug 2013 14:35
In this article, the fourth and last in our series of articles on mobile malware we take a look at how "malnets" (or malware networks) revolutionised the way that cyber criminals deliver malware attacks to desktops and laptop users, and are now firmly setting their sights on mobile devices.
By Justin Lee 23 Aug 2013 06:36
Online reputation management has come to mean managing the perception of yourself, or your brand, on the internet and especially social media. But for email marketers, reputation management is critical and far more tangible: it's the difference between sending emails and having entire domains blacklisted because you are seen as a spammer.
By Luke Wingfield Digby 16 Aug 2013 10:20
It was no great surprise that the New York Times (NYT) company sold the Boston Globe recently.
By Anton Harber 15 Aug 2013 14:22
Many of you will have been gorging yourselves on e-commerce services for a while, downloading all the music, movies, TV series and news services that you desire. A few of you might even have paid for some of them. It's brilliant, isn't it?
By Tim Wyatt-Gunning 15 Aug 2013 12:01
Behind the scenes, engineers and mechanics need to know exactly what they are doing - and make any fixes as quickly as possible, especially in the highly pressured situation of the pit stop, where every single second counts.
By Davide Hanan 14 Aug 2013 10:13
Great content is no longer simply important to brand success; it's absolutely essential.
By Tom Manners 13 Aug 2013 08:00
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