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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

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

Digital TV chaos shows government lack of interest

A journalist has to take obscure matters and turn them into engaging and understandable stories, showing people why they should care about them. Sometimes it seems impossible.

By Anton Harber 21 Mar 2014 00:00

The personal cloud - taking digital storage to new heights

The way we work and play has evolved dramatically over the past decade.

By Anamika Budree 20 Mar 2014 07:30

The future of storage

While storage used to be bought in isolation, it's now seldom sold without servers, software, and other network components.

By Bruce Busansky 20 Feb 2014 14:36

Rebellion in the Dotcom Kingdom

TORONTO, CANADA: Since the invention of the internet, suddenly the phrase 'dot com' became the single most powerful word of the century...

By Naseem Javed 6 Feb 2014 09:41

Critical tools for supporting the mobile enterprise of the future

Smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices have become essential tools in the business world of today. However...

By Russel Brand 1 Feb 2014 08:43

Tech's top of the flops

A light-hearted look at some of the biggest consumer tech failures in tech during 2013.

By Rod Baker 18 Dec 2013 05:46

New National Cyber Security Advisory council announced

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

Why Wi-Fi will become the next corporate must-have

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

What your website should do for you

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

Zeus the almighty

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

Securing your business

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

Mobile malware: What is it, why should you care? (part 4)

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

How to create, promote a premium WordPress theme

Nowadays, building and selling premium WordPress themes has become a very lucrative venture for many developers. Here are some things you need to consider if you want to make money through creating premium WordPress themes.

By Zubin Kutar 30 Jul 2013 08:34

Every IT department is an island

IT departments exist, most often, in isolation. There is a very real disconnect between IT professionals and business executives, particularly in small and medium businesses.

By Chris Welham 29 Jul 2013 11:47

Winning the case for project management software

A common problem within businesses is that, while there is an acute awareness of the need to implement project office software, it is not easy to provide the necessary justification for approval.

By Guy Jelley 18 Jul 2013 07:26

Carrim meets SABC board

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

Becoming a force to be reckoned with: lessons learnt from Salesforce

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

Face-to-face interaction still vital in the digital age

Yesterday's value chain had three stages: The "equipment" stage, with IP manufacturing development and system design; then came "retail" - product distribution; finally, content providers created content for the consumers. Today's chain is more complex, with digital and mobile channels fundamentally changing the way we do business.

By Anton Vukic 17 Jul 2013 13:49

The open secret

Open source software (OSS) has come a long way since the 1990s and early 2000s, when it was considered a risky investment for enterprises.

By Rob Lith 8 Jul 2013 11:51

Top tech: what you need to know

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

Why the new ID cards are a safe bet

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

A new era dawns for IPA

Full Interaction Process Automation (IPA) has long been a dream of enterprises everywhere, but until now, the 'rip and replace' factor has stood in the way of achieving it.

By Karl Reed 12 Jun 2013 14:39

Why Kindle is not the answer

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

Alan Winde impresses at Net Prophet 2013

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

Mobile malware: What is it, why should you care? (part 2)

In this article, the second in a series of four articles where we explore how the use of mobile devices by employees in businesses represents the convergence of personal and corporate needs, we will examine the behavioural patterns of mobile users, in order to truly understand the mobile risks associated.

By Justin Lee 22 May 2013 16:04

Role of social business software in delivering innovation

Businesses today operate within a dynamic environment, shaped by variables, such as evolving legislation, globalisation and economic volatility. Disruptive new technologies create new competitors overnight and the only way to get and stay in front is constantly to innovate.

By Gys Kappers 20 May 2013 14:41

TV series sponsorship: Think out of the box

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

IT mobility: enabler or stumbling block?

Effective mobile solutions are vital and inevitable in today's business environment. With mobile devices now an ever-present and fundamental part of doing business as well as in employees' and the general public's personal lives, security has become a concern and accessibility a necessity.

By Tony de Sousa 3 May 2013 06:37