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
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
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
NEWTON, US: In some ways, you could say that the consumerisation of the enterprise was inevitable. The line between personal devices and enterprise has become increasingly blurred.
By Ilan Hertz 31 Jul 2013 06:37
NEWSWATCH: Newly appointed Communications Minister Yunus Carrim met the SABC board and addressed staff yesterday, reports IOL. Meanwhile, 1st TV has stepped in and provided an alternative to whatever Zimbabwe's national broadcaster is dishing out, reports Mail & Guardian. Finally, if you're still stuck for a '67' idea, here are 67 of them, courtesy of Nelson Mandela International Day.
By Rod Baker 18 Jul 2013 07:11
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
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
I have never understood why companies should have those closing and opening billboards before, during and after a TV programme, until I saw 1st for Women's sponsorship of the M-Net series, 'Revenge'.
By Bonnie Ramaila 8 May 2013 10:26
The impact on the physical infrastructure of virtualisation and cloud computing has escalated the importance of specifying the most effective and cost-efficient equipment that suits the needs of the business.
By Xolani Ndlovu 8 Apr 2013 09:11
SAN DIEGO, US/ JOHANNESBURG, SA: In the next few years, South Africa will become more interconnected than ever with newly improved wireless communication technologies throughout the country.
By Rachel Greenberg 4 Apr 2013 11:00
NEWSWATCH: If the ANC has its way, there will be no judicial oversight over eavesdropping on communications originating outside of SA, reports BD Live, and Dina Pule's going to have her conduct investigated, reports Mail & Guardian.
By Rod Baker 28 Mar 2013 09:34
Could it be that a glimmer of light has appeared at the end of the Telkom tunnel with the decision to cut its data tariffs? Certainly, this is good news for South African consumers who are still paying far over the relative odds for their internet access.
By Chris Moerdyk 1 Feb 2013 10:36
African software has had some qualified global successes, but more often than not our home-grown innovations don't 'take' well in other territories. To overcome this, we need to think wider. While African solutions are often preferred in dealing with African problems, our software developers must also identify global applications for their solutions, if they are to have global success.
By Wesley Lynch 14 Jan 2013 10:19
Higher productivity, increased labour costs and a strong trends towards true mobility in the work place are all factors that have put the spotlight firmly on 'total costs of ownership' for computers and devices. Organisations will have to start spending more on durable and reliable mobile computers rather than looking for bargains, if they want to avoid losing valuable productive time.
By Jerker Hellström 7 Dec 2012 05:24
Printer technology has by no means remained static over the years, even though the concept of the paperless office may never have materialised, and printers still form a vital part of day-to-day business. Computers, processors and the latest gadgets often get all of the publicity, but behind the scenes the humble printer has continued to evolve.
By Heinrich Pretorius 9 Nov 2012 06:04
With the rise of convergence and the evolution of the data network to incorporate multiple technologies, security and video over IP has become increasingly popular. Thanks to increased bandwidth availability in South Africa, IP security cameras are becoming a more viable option, and do offer many benefits. However there are also downsides to this technology, particularly in light of the fact that local bandwidth remains inconsistent and is still relatively expensive, and video streaming requires large amounts of stable bandwidth to perform to its best ability.
By Mark Chertkow 9 Oct 2012 06:55
The recent announcement by Facebook of its increased focus in the mobile space, coupled with the fevered interest following the iPhone 5 launch, should be seen as a timely reminder to companies to seriously consider mobile as part of their existing multi-channel communications strategy.
By John Ginsberg 19 Sep 2012 06:50
Telkom's investing in new network infrastructure must be welcomed, even though it will take time to make the faster speeds widely available
By Duncan McLeod 10 Sep 2012 08:56
"Cloud-based communications has clear benefits, but whether those benefits will accrue to your organisation depends on a number of factors. If your enterprise answers to any of the questions in the checklist below, you may be in the market for a hosted PBX."
By Rob Lith 28 Aug 2012 11:49
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