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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
NEWSWATCH: MyBroadband, quoting the Sunday Times, reports how Communications Minister Dina Pule allegedly bypassed Treasury rules to appoint an employment firm, Mindworx, to handle key appointments to various parastatals, such as the SABC. MyBroadband also reports how the internet's amateur sleuths got involved in hunting the Boston bombers. Madiba has taken over Times Square reports BD Live, which also reports that Cell C is looking for a father figure, and you'd better ensure your PC is protected, reports Digital Trends.
By Rod Baker 22 Apr 2013 06:25
Many organisations are acknowledging the benefits of migrating to the cloud and are seeing their competitors either considering this option or having already made the move. For small and medium enterprises (SMEs), the decision is easy as the path to migrate is less onerous and considerably less complex.
By Roelof Louw 19 Apr 2013 11:42
NEWSWATCH: Dating in Iceland can be a little risky - you could be involved in a bit of incest without knowing it - until now, reports News.com.au; and closer to home, Dina Pule is concerned about the delay in finalising digital TV access control.
By Rod Baker 18 Apr 2013 07:40
Social recruiting brings about a powerful new way of finding hard-to-reach candidates as talent increasingly shifts online.
By Matthew Gray 15 Apr 2013 08:45
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
Smaller or new call centres are often lured by the promise of free call centre software that can be downloaded and cobbled together by an "IT professional", thus reducing their initial capex investment.
By Bruce von Maltitz 15 Mar 2013 05:42
NEWSWATCH: According to Mail & Guardian, the Democratic Alliance has asked public protector Thuli Madonsela to probe alleged ethics violations by Free State Premier Ace Magashule, and the UK's Guardian reports on Facebook users who may be revealing a bit too much.
By Rod Baker 12 Mar 2013 07:37
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