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#YouthMonth: Intelligent geyser to give SA a handle on resource consumption
#YouthMonth: Intelligent geyser to give SA a handle on resource consumption

The WRC hosted a Youth and Water Entrepreneurship dialogue which saw youth entrepreneurs pitching their water innovations to experts and leaders...

By Cari Van Wyk 28 Jun 2016

Farming hackathon to take place in Nairobi
Farming hackathon to take place in Nairobi

The two-day Hack4Farming event will take place in Nairobi, Kenya in July, with agriculture stakeholders, programmers, developers and data scientists invited to come together...

By Tom Jackson 31 May 2016

SD-WAN makes networks more flexible than ever
SD-WAN makes networks more flexible than ever

As an increasing number of organisations migrate to the cloud, the gap between the needs and expectations of the business and IT's ability to deliver is growing. With apps, data and users scattered...

By Wimpie van Rensburg 22 Apr 2016

Check your blindspot on the information superhighway
Check your blindspot on the information superhighway

When changing lanes on the highway, you would first indicate to make other drivers aware of your intentions and then check your blind spot to make sure it was safe to switch lanes. Those safety measures...

By Martin Walshaw 13 Apr 2016

Importance of quick, secure and flexible IT delivery
Importance of quick, secure and flexible IT delivery

Delivery has always been a key differentiator in business. Whether it be goods or services, companies that are known to deliver quality offerings quickly, securely and flexibly...

By Brendan McAravey 4 Apr 2016

A new approach to branch IT
A new approach to branch IT

The lifeblood of many companies today depends on branch offices. Whether these are remote sites, retail outlets or manufacturing plants, they must be agile and able to quickly respond...

By Wimpie van Rensburg 22 Mar 2016

Effective carrier communities are key to digital equality
Effective carrier communities are key to digital equality

The digital divide is a phenomenon that has plagued developing nations for a number of decades, and addressing this inequality in technological ability and advancement is essential...

By Eckart Zollner 8 Mar 2016

Progressing towards the utopian vision of a smart city
Progressing towards the utopian vision of a smart city

Much has been written over the past couple of years around the topic of smart cities. The utopian vision of the smart city often involves carefully orchestrated...

By Lionel Moyal 26 Feb 2016

Fourth Industrial Revolution will revolutionise how we live and work
Fourth Industrial Revolution will revolutionise how we live and work

You haven't been feeling well this week. You make an appointment with your doctor, who's actually a computer that assesses you and writes a prescription for flu medication...

By Martin Walshaw 18 Feb 2016

Saurabh Kumar
Advanced analytics: the key to the customer

E-commerce continues to grow exponentially and companies in the business to consumer (B2C) environment need to develop seamless customer experience...

By Cari Van Wyk 12 Feb 2016

#DesignMonth: Getting people where they want to go
#DesignMonth: Getting people where they want to go

Urged by unreliable public transport and a desperate need to get to class on time, Devin de Vries and Chris King started an innovative company...

By Cari Van Wyk 5 Feb 2016

Businesses can future-proof networks by consolidating solutions
Businesses can future-proof networks by consolidating solutions

Inspired by a TED Talk on simplifying life, I recently set out to declutter my house. I wasn't even halfway through and had already gathered a mountain of devices and gadgets...

By Martin Walshaw 1 Feb 2016

Impacting the economy one micro job at a time
Impacting the economy one micro job at a time

Revolutionary micro-jobbing platform, M4JAM, provides companies, brands, etc. with real-time data and consumer insights and contributes to the growing data economy...

By Cari Van Wyk 22 Jan 2016

API economy puts a new spin on solving old problems
API economy puts a new spin on solving old problems

Application program interface (API) is becoming a buzzword in the IT world. According to Wikipedia, API is 'a set of routines, protocols, and tools for building software applications'...

By Sven Hammar 21 Jan 2016

stux via
RIP branch router

The widespread adoption of this hybrid IT infrastructure model will lead to 2016 becoming the year when the branch office ends its relationship with an old friend - the router...

By Wimpie van Rensburg 19 Jan 2016

SD-WAN: Agile enabler of enterprise movement towards the cloud
SD-WAN: Agile enabler of enterprise movement towards the cloud

Today, businesses are increasingly mixing off-premises assets with existing IT infrastructure. The internet is becoming the backbone of enterprise communications...

By Wimpie van Rensburg 7 Jan 2016

Four Windows server backup solutions
Four Windows server backup solutions

For those who have a Windows server, backing it up is the most efficient protection you could have in place. Accidents are inevitable, and once it happens...

By Charles Mburugu 23 Dec 2015

How to achieve fluency in the language of Network Performance Management
How to achieve fluency in the language of Network Performance Management

More enterprises are adopting a hybrid enterprise IT model, incorporating a mix of on-premises and cloud-hosted apps as well as networks comprised of...

By Wimpie van Rensburg 2 Nov 2015

Home automation: our homes are getting smarter
Home automation: our homes are getting smarter

Due to technological advancements, home automation solutions are evolving and getting more connected. Home automation solutions of today...

By Anton Vukic 2 Nov 2015

Retail leading in digital transformation
Retail leading in digital transformation

Retail is possibly one of the only sectors where physical and digital services go hand in hand. There is an expectation that in today's digital world the connected consumer can perform tasks...

By Lynette Hundermark 19 Oct 2015

IoT: the land of opportunity
IoT: the land of opportunity

The worldwide web, a place most of us are familiar with, is populated by 2.5 billion people who go online to stay in touch, find information, entertainment and shopping...

By Neil Cameron 13 Oct 2015

Disrupting the tech industry
Disrupting the tech industry

Why the East African Startup Ecosystem is increasingly attracting financial investment from top VCs. High-tech entrepreneurship and an avalanche of start-ups...

By Eran Feinstein 12 Oct 2015

Apps the pillars of the always-on business
Apps the pillars of the always-on business

Whether it is accessing back-end corporate data or creating sales forecasts in the field, mobile applications have become integral to the always-on business...

By Warren Olivier 4 Sep 2015

Fighting digital colonialism, Q&A with Elizabeth Gould
Fighting digital colonialism, Q&A with Elizabeth Gould

The V&A Waterfront recently launched Workshop17, a multi-use innovation hub in support of start-ups, companies and initiatives working towards a better future...

By Cari Van Wyk 1 Sep 2015

The always-on business relevant to all industries
The always-on business relevant to all industries

In South Africa, the concept of the always-on business is gathering momentum. Thanks to the connectedness of the world around us...

By Warren Olivier 26 Aug 2015

Is South Africa ready for smart cities?
Is South Africa ready for smart cities?

The concept of the 'smart city' is growing in popularity as more and more connected technologies emerge. The term has many definitions...

By Paul Divall 29 Jul 2015

Lutz Blaeser
The dangers of a connected world

The problem is that the IoT is connecting places that were never originally designed to be connected to the internet...

By Lutz Blaeser 8 May 2015

Daryl Blundell
SME survival guide for loadshedding

Loadshedding is here to stay, so every small business needs to take steps to protect its systems and data when the lights go out as well as from power surges when electricity is restored after an outage...

By Daryl Blundell 16 Apr 2015

Neil Cameron
One security platform to rule them all?

Each type of facility is different so it needs a different security solution...

By Neil Cameron 9 Apr 2015

Kalvin Subbadu
Is the future in flash, or is the hard drive here to stay?

With data volumes continuing to increase at an unprecedented rate, capacity has become a critical criterion when it comes to selecting data storage solutions...

By Kalvin Subbadu 15 Feb 2015

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