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Mobile billing goes nuts, but consumers can fight back

Notice anything funny about your cellular bill lately? If so, you may have been blind-sided by prevailing mobile data trends.

By Rob Lith 29 Jul 2014 06:55

Big data becomes big intelligence

Big data has become a reality; however it is not the same reality for every company or every user.

By Bryan Balfe 25 Jul 2014 08:21

Is it time for Ultra HD?

Ultra High Definition (UHD) is here and it is beautiful. At 2160p compared to Full HD's 1080p - that's roughly four times the amount of pixels and 60 frames per second, not 24 - it's a "see it to believe it" kind of experience.

By Paul Divall 14 Jul 2014 07:42

Businesses ignore applications architecture to their detriment

For businesses, it's no longer about infrastructure alone, it's about applications, and how these are architected. How applications work and function can highlight problem points in the business, and identifying these will in turn, prevent outages.

By Gerald Naidoo 11 Jul 2014 15:06

Hunt down scareware malware

Many computer users may not realise that their machines have been infected with scareware until it is too late. As this problem has been around for at least the past decade it is important to be aware of the distress and destruction it can cause.

By Peter Davidson 8 Jul 2014 08:54

The internet: Website & SEO synergy from a South African perspective

Website design and development go hand-in-hand with SEO but the writer believes many South African brands do not seem to get the mix right when it comes to their websites.

By Stephen Sandmann 4 Jul 2014 08:03

Five ways to get the right project management tool for your business

Project management systems are tools that any business, regardless of size, can make use of, in almost any industry...

By Daniel Marcus 4 Jul 2014 07:44

Software-defined networking - Moving beyond the hype

In the current economic climate agility is perhaps the greatest key to business success. The ability to adapt quickly to changing business circumstances is of paramount importance.

By Brent Lees 25 Jun 2014 11:30

Five Big Data myths busted

With all the hype around big data it's not surprising that people are confused.

By Gary Allemann 24 Jun 2014 12:26

Leveraging the advantages of BYOD

The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend, which has employees making use of their own smartphones, tablets and notebooks for business purposes, is a growing phenomenon in the business world. This is especially so in the light of the fact that a recent estimate has the average employee using up to five devices.

By Gareth Tudor 19 Jun 2014 09:48

Rugged computers are more than just "hard shells"

Even professional users of rugged laptops, tablets and smartphones are sometimes unsure of what defines a "rugged computer" and how the various tests to validate ruggedness are carried out. A truly rugged computer is so much more than just a normal computer wrapped in a tough outer case.

By Jerker Hellström 18 Jun 2014 13:47

Tertiary technology tips

Choosing the right technology to suit your educational needs is one of the most important decisions you'll have to make before setting foot on campus, and I'm sorry to say, but your dad's hand-me-down - the one without a webcam that's slower than peak-hour traffic - is just not going to cut it.

By Chris Moseley 13 Jun 2014 10:00

Adapting to change in a virtual world

It should come as no surprise that the biggest technological impacts on IT departments in 2013 were mobile and big data. Both issues also dominated conversations in the storage arena last year and with employees now increasingly working remotely, it's highly likely that 2014 will see more and more organisations struggling to manage large volumes of data.

By Bryan Balfe 5 Jun 2014 12:18

Big Brother is watching

Cyber crime is one of the top 10 risks for any business in the world today but despite this, IT security is often viewed as just a cost to business.

By Danette Breitenbach 2 Jun 2014 06:19

Security is no longer a catch-up game

Up until now, security has been mostly a catch-up game. A vulnerability is discovered, a patch is issued and applied, and so on and so forth.

By Lutz Blaeser 30 May 2014 14:58

Will software-defined storage impact on data protection?

"Software-defined storage" is the new buzz phrase in the cloud world and, as usual, vendor after vendor is jumping onto it. In the case of storage, you have "system" vendors on one side looking to defend their proprietary stance whilst newer, software-only companies look to turn storage hardware into a commodity. For those with an interest in data management, it begs the question: Will software-defined storage replace data management?

By Bryan Balfe 27 May 2014 09:31

Adopting a converged approach to branch office IT

The face of today's enterprise is changing: as IT becomes the focal point, executives are utilising technology in new ways and ultimately, it has become a tool to achieve business goals - from cost savings and improved infrastructure, to optimised business processes and increased efficiency.

By Christo Briedenhann 26 May 2014 10:49

[Net Prophet] How the SA games industry ticks

This year's Net Prophet attendees were introduced to two of South Africa's game industry pioneers; Danny Day and Marc Luck. The game designers gave vivid insight into the workings of a community Day had started by accident.

By Sindy Peters 26 May 2014 07:01

[Net Prophet] Lessons from entrepreneurs

Apart from Net Prophet 2014 being a huge success; it was probably my most inspiring day this year so far. Top lessons I took home were from Quirk's Rob Stokes and Over's Aaron Marshall.

By Ilse van den Berg 22 May 2014 15:19

Top free Android apps

Navigating the Android app market can be daunting, unless you know exactly what apps you are looking for. Searching for a particular type of app can sometimes yield hundreds of results, without you knowing which ones might be better than others.

By Peter Davidson 22 May 2014 08:26

How to foster innovation and become a transformer

Christo Briedenhann, regional director of Riverbed Technology, offers six top tips on how CIOs can transform their IT infrastructure amidst the fast-paced change of the technology landscape.

By Christo Briedenhann 19 May 2014 10:40

Let's chat

When the official CliffCentral.com launch party took place recently, what was very interesting was its launch platform.

By Danette Breitenbach 19 May 2014 07:47

Prevention through awareness

Scarcely a day goes by without a report of a breach, or a new threat raising its ugly head. Cyber criminals are increasingly cunning and devious, writing malware to bypass almost every security control.

By Simon Campbell-Young 12 May 2014 11:52

Accelerateing the pace of innovation

In today's digitally driven economies, organisations' entire operating models are popping up and disappearing, and being recreated again, almost overnight.

By Russel Brand 9 May 2014 12:46

Protecting your businesses' data

Unstructured data is burgeoning. In order to protect and manage that data, organisations need to have systems and structures in place.

By Lutz Blaeser 2 May 2014 14:00

Cloud improves contact centre competitiveness

Cloud computing is nothing new for large ICT players, and it's becoming more common in other industries like banking and retail, but it remains largely under-utilised by contact centres despite the numerous benefits it offers.

By Gert Swart 2 May 2014 08:17

Telkom's cellular play - good news for local industry

The announcement by Telkom recently that it plans to replace almost 300 of its unprofitable copper-based exchanges with wireless 3G and LTE services is good news for the telecommunications industry.

By Rob Lith 22 Apr 2014 13:45

Demonstrating the value of multichannel contact centres

How contact centre leaders can show clear business cases for migrating from a simple call centre - to a dynamic, multichannel contact centre

By Paul Fick 16 Apr 2014 10:40

Programs every new laptop must have

There are many things to consider when buying a new laptop. It is worth making sure your new laptop has these programs before you buy it.

By Peter Davidson 15 Apr 2014 10:13

Effective storage and back-up for professionals

Data is a critical business asset in today's digital world and back-ups have, therefore, become essential in ensuring business continuity. As a result, many organisations have embarked on back-up strategies aligned with business needs and requirements.

By Anamika Budree 8 Apr 2014 10:57

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