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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

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

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

Adapting to change in a virtual world

It should come as no surprise that the biggest technological impacts on IT departments in 2013 were mobile and big data. Both issues also dominated conversations in the storage arena last year and with employees now increasingly working remotely, it's highly likely that 2014 will see more and more organisations struggling to manage large volumes of data.

By Bryan Balfe 5 Jun 2014 12:18

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

[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

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

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