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
The fourth annual PwC South Africa Entertainment and Media Outlook was launched recently and I caught up with Vicki Myburgh, Entertainment & Media Industries Leader for PwC Southern Africa.
By Danette Breitenbach 29 Nov 2013 15:01
NEWSWATCH: South Africans are flocking to see the Mandela movie, reports IOL, which also reports MWEB is to increase its data speeds, and EWN reports Cell C's Alan Knott-Craig is recovering well after a stroke.
By Rod Baker 29 Nov 2013 07:18
NEWSWATCH: Home-grown stand-up comedian Trevor Noah is to star in his own US sitcom, reports Sowetan LIVE, and MyBroadband says a new report on SA's mobile pricing will debunk some beliefs.
By Rod Baker 27 Nov 2013 07:38
Microsoft has joined rival Google in offering free domains and websites to small and medium enterprises in South Africa.
By Duncan McLeod 7 Nov 2013 08:08
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
Data continues to increase at an exponential rate, presenting organisations with a host of new challenges, not least of which is managing the quality of these significant volumes of information.
By Gary Allemann 25 Oct 2013 08:21
With the vast majority of businesses unprepared for it, the Protection of Personal Information Bill is set to cause some data management headaches for enterprises.
By Ayanda Dlamini 22 Oct 2013 16:06
Before the birth of the electricity generating industry, any enterprise needing power had to build and run private generators. These were inflexible, inelastic and did not scale easily. In the mid-19th century, centralised generation allowed electricity to be provided as a utility, meaning that consumers only had to pay for what they used.
By President Ntuli 18 Oct 2013 11:17
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
The annual Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2013 took place from 16 to 18 September 2013 and was hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in Cape Town attracting major key players in the IT industry especially the Chief Information Officers, the new IT leaders.
By Coerene Vosloo 20 Sep 2013 07:45
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
South Africa has a mobile penetration of roughly 118% - which means that 50 million people are wielding close to 59 million cell phones. Yet despite the implementation of RICA, mobile churn (where users buy and discard SIM cards) is still increasing.
By Jed Hewson 3 Sep 2013 17:05
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
It was no great surprise that the New York Times (NYT) company sold the Boston Globe recently.
By Anton Harber 15 Aug 2013 14:22
Behind the scenes, engineers and mechanics need to know exactly what they are doing - and make any fixes as quickly as possible, especially in the highly pressured situation of the pit stop, where every single second counts.
By Davide Hanan 14 Aug 2013 10:13
Data integration and migration challenges arise every time an organisation moves to a new data system, or wishes to combine multiple data systems, either internally or as a result of a merger. This is a significant undertaking, which, if it fails to meet expectations, inhibits a business' ability to function effectively. Yet, surveys indicate that more than 80% of all data integration projects fail.
By Gary Allemann 6 Aug 2013 10:39
NEWTON, US: In some ways, you could say that the consumerisation of the enterprise was inevitable. The line between personal devices and enterprise has become increasingly blurred.
By Ilan Hertz 31 Jul 2013 06:37
Lindani is Everlytic's Reputation Manager and so little is known about her role as email delivery expert. Her title is often confused with that of an online reputation management specialist.
By Nina Joubert 29 Jul 2013 16:14
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
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
There is little doubt that opportunity exists in the Cloud services space, considered one of the fastest growing areas of ICT.
By Albie Bester 16 Jul 2013 11:25
iPass recently published its Q2 2013 Mobile Workforce Report. Read without the executive summary and conclusion (which no doubt have been tailored for iPass's needs) the report makes some damming revelations about the use of public wi-fi by mobile executives.
By Craig Lowe 15 Jul 2013 07:50
Cellular networks have revolutionised the South African communications landscape, providing easy access to telephony, data and a host of other services. However, while cellular connectivity provides excellent coverage for metropolitan areas, access is still sparse in rural communities, limiting rural residents' ability to access the services they need.
By Martin Ferreira 8 Jul 2013 11:56
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
When we fall asleep, I am told that we go through a few phases, one of which is curiously named after an aging American rock band.
By Tim Wyatt-Gunning 24 Jun 2013 15:08
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