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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

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

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

Data quality is critical for CRM solutions

A new Data Quality in CRM whitepaper, discusses how to leverage an integrated data quality capability to support successful Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions help organisations to manage their interactions with customers, making them an essential tool in ensuring improved customer relationships, customer retention, and an increased customer base - if they are implemented successfully.

By Gary Allemann 7 Apr 2014 10:47

ICASA announces inquiry into the state of competition in ICT sector

On 13 March 2014, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) announced that it will be instituting a high-level inquiry into competition in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector.

By Leana Engelbrecht 28 Mar 2014 11:17

Time to become a transformer and embrace data centre transformation

The successful implementation of "game changing" transformational technology lies in the back office. Meet the 25% of organisations that are maximising their IT investments, delivering ROI and getting it right.

By Christo Briedenhann 28 Mar 2014 10:19

The evolving business model for m-governance

A look at the evolving business model for (mobile governance) m-governance projects and the use of mobile technology as a catalyst for inclusive development.

By Vijay Sai Pratap 27 Mar 2014 14:00

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