"It was always this awkward looking guy who was tech savvy, solved a big problem and got the girl in the end ... I consider myself a geek. A geek can look like this too. A geek can wear pink dresses and can wear sparkles and be just as geeky as anybody else." - Margaret Burgraff...
By Jessica Taylor 12 Nov 2014 08:38
While the enterprise looks to disruptive trends, such as cloud, mobility and big data, to drive business innovation and greater revenues, the IT department is well aware that traditional networks and data centres may not be up to the challenge of supporting these new technology demands.
By Brent Lees 16 Oct 2014 11:19
Having worked in corporate offices for years, I've picked up on an alarming situation plaguing our electricity supply. I call them 'Derelicts'; the remnants of people's positions, still hanging around long after someone have left an office...
By Dawie Botes 8 Oct 2014 13:40
Mergers and acquisitions are useful when it comes to helping organisations to achieve business objectives. However, this strategy has the potential to create enormous complexity when it comes to consolidating the operations of the two disparate organisations involved in the merger or acquisition.
By Paul Fick 29 Aug 2014 11:21
Notice anything funny about your cellular bill lately? If so, you may have been blind-sided by prevailing mobile data trends.
By Rob Lith 29 Jul 2014 06:55
The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend, which has employees making use of their own smartphones, tablets and notebooks for business purposes, is a growing phenomenon in the business world. This is especially so in the light of the fact that a recent estimate has the average employee using up to five devices.
By Gareth Tudor 19 Jun 2014 09:48
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
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
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
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
As with almost every other sector under the 'technology' banner, the mobile industry is evolving at a rapid pace, and is constantly iterating to meet the demands of an increasingly large and sophisticated market.
By Dr Pieter Streicher 28 Jan 2014 11:33
The importance of an internal communications network is difficult to overstate. Businesses require a comprehensive on-site infrastructure to function efficiently and improve productivity.
By Neal Bricker 13 Dec 2013 09:29
Being a "good host" was definitely high up the list of what parents of middle-class spoilt brats, like me, expected from their children. Apart from learning to place many more pieces of cutlery on a table than were required, I think the answer to being a good host was, and still is, to provide a decent and handy location for a group of people to share vaguely similar interests and to start a few conversations and make sure there are no uncomfortable silences. And, for me, that location was usually around a dinner table. Now it's around a computer.
By Tim Wyatt-Gunning 12 Dec 2013 12:18
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