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
When tsunamis hit, you can't choose to avoid the wave. Some things in life are simply bigger than us all and they sweep us away with their global power and revolutionary force. The exploding digital age is creating a communication revolution far greater than you or I could have imagined.
By John French 22 Oct 2013 10:57
With news that the consumer confidence has hit a ten-year low, coupled with a slowdown in consumer spending, rising fuel and electricity and more fears around unemployment, the retail sector will be hard pressed to find ways to win customers come December.
By Ian Steyn 22 Oct 2013 10:05
From tablets to Twitter and smartphones to social media, the way we produce and consume news will never be the same. As with almost part of our lives, technology has interrupted and disrupted the way we used to do things, and journalism is no exception.
By Styli Charalambous 3 Oct 2013 07:32
Business exhibitions are wonderful opportunities to market a product, service or organisation to the right group of people.
By David Ross 27 Sep 2013 08:52
Next year Brazil will host the 2014 FIFA World Cup, an extravaganza of epic proportions, in which football players and fans the world over converge to watch and celebrate the beautiful game. In 2010, here in South Africa, we saw more than 310, 000 tourists converge on the country and the eyes of over 3.2 billion people put our country under the microscope.
By Kerry Evans 12 Sep 2013 07:33
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
The latest YouTube SA stats indicate that the internet video platform now has an average of four million playbacks per day, and yet it remains a largely untapped vehicle for South African marketers. As an online social medium, YouTube enables brands to reach more people, more consistently, for a longer period (and at a fraction of the cost) than the traditional advertising model permits.
By Jerome Mouton 2 Sep 2013 11:30
While foreign direct investment (FDI) into Africa dipped somewhat over the past two years, it is forecast that it will increase by more than 10% in 2013. Investment into Angola, Mozambique and South Africa appears to be the most prominent, according to the African Economic Outlook 2013 report.
By George Ferreira 31 Aug 2013 12:25
In the race to educate South Africa's emerging youth population, touch based platforms may be the most effective solution.
By Brett Lindsay 22 Aug 2013 11:30
Touch-based solutions are an elegant answer to the question many markets and salespeople continue to raise - how do we meaningfully connect with consumers?
By David Ross 20 Aug 2013 16:00
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
The number of mobile internet devices is set to outnumber humans by the end of this year.1 There'll be more smartphones and internet-connected tablets and monitors than there are people on the planet.
By Joanne Bushell 2 Aug 2013 10:10
Governments around the world are under enormous pressure to deliver more services with fewer resources. The current European economic climate in countries such as Greece, Spain and others have forced governments to cut their budgets by as much as 50% in some cases - a very serious case of "do more with less".
By President Ntuli 23 Jul 2013 08:30
Networked-based communications - or Voice over IP (VoIP) - is responsible for a radical overhaul of the role of the business PBX. Previously a mere utility that switched voice calls, today's IP-PBX offers unprecedented efficiencies, flexibility and functional variety.
By Rob Lith 22 Jul 2013 12:02
A few months ago, Marc Benioff, the CEO of Salesforce.com invited the founders of Rypple, a start-up he had hoped to buy, for lunch. Soon thereafter, Salesforce bought Rypple for USD60 million - turning down a much larger offer from a company with mega-vendor backing. The decision, as one of the founders said, was made "not because of deal terms, but corporate culture".
By Bruce von Maltitz 18 Jul 2013 06:58
Mobility is currently a major trend and a hot topic among businesses, with the proliferation of smartphones, tablets and smartphone/tablet hybrids, known as phablets, allowing people to work on the move from any location.
By Francois van Wijk 15 Jul 2013 08:19
In an age in which flat-panel screens are all the rage, some might think that the projector has come of age, now a relic of the past with cables, clutter, software conflicts and fading screens after a few years of use. Think again. Video projectors have become smarter, smaller, brighter and more versatile for individuals and corporations to use wherever they are. They are definitely still around today and the market is growing because they offer higher value than flat-screen TVs.
By Nitesh Devanand 8 Jul 2013 10:26
Biometric access control technology has experienced phenomenal growth in adoption in South Africa over the past few years, with an estimated 80% of all access control solutions using fingerprint readers and other biometrics to enhance security. The popularity of these solutions can be attributed to many factors, including the nature and size of many blue-collar workforces, for example in the mining industry.
By Kobus Le Roux 4 Jul 2013 07:53
There have been rapid advancements in technology over the past few years with constant new developments. We have seen the launch of Apple's smart TV, Microsoft's Windows 8, the Blackberry 10, Samsung Galaxy S4 and a myriad quirky digital apps.
By Rihana Hoosain 1 Jul 2013 12:17
In 2012, the government announced plans to adopt a new identification (ID) system, which would replace the existing green ID booklet with a smart electronic ID card. I personally welcome the move to a more secure form of ID, in hope that it will help to combat the high levels of fraud, which now reportedly costs our economy on average R1 billion per year.
By Drew van Vuuren 1 Jul 2013 07:50
The business environment has been totally revolutionised by today's fast-paced, ever-changing and exciting technological advancements. To stay in step with the rest of the world you need to rethink your technological strategy and empower your business with the new technologies to gain a competitive edge over your competitors.
By Ramiz Islam 19 Jun 2013 09:10
Even though the story of e-books, for the most part, is the story of Amazon's Kindle - which overcame the increasingly high cost of print book production and distribution by digitising the value chain - it is not, for various reasons, the answer in an academic context.
By Wesley Lynch 7 Jun 2013 09:08
Western Cape Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism Alan Winde impressed attendees at the annual Net Prophet conference last week with news of exciting tech innovations for the province.
By Sindy Peters 24 May 2013 19:00
Smartphones and tablets continue to nab market share from more traditional computing technologies, such as netbooks, as they are integrated into the enterprise arena. Apple's iPad and tablets featuring Android-enabled operating systems, for example, have given rise to a new class of mobility that extends productivity and telepresence beyond the office.
By Alain Schram 30 Apr 2013 10:13
A silent revolution is taking place in the world of electrical energy - and few people are fully aware of its potential.
By Roger Metcalfe 16 Apr 2013 06:01
From Amoeba to Icon; where do you currently rank in your industry's natural progression? In this piece, I walk you through the seven stages of development as you strive to position yourself as an industry expert. [video]
By Douglas Kruger 13 Apr 2013 06:31
Google's driverless car has now clocked more than 300 000 miles without a single accident whilst under the computer's control, raising the possibility of a future of driverless vehicles. Should such technology be widely adopted in South Africa it could also be the answer to reducing the high number of road accidents and may even result in reduced insurance premiums.
By Warwick Scott-Rodger 3 Apr 2013 07:32
The speed at which technology devices are moving into the business is a cause for concern for the IT department.
By Kerry Evans 25 Mar 2013 10:08
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