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Consolidating ICT infrastructure following mergers, acquisitions

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

Mobile billing goes nuts, but consumers can fight back

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

Five Big Data myths busted

With all the hype around big data it's not surprising that people are confused.

By Gary Allemann 24 Jun 2014 12:26

Leveraging the advantages of BYOD

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

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

Adapting to change in a virtual world
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

Let's chat
Let's chat

When the official CliffCentral.com launch party took place recently, what was very interesting was its launch platform.

By Danette Breitenbach 19 May 2014 07:47

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

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

[2014 trends] Mobile moves: Key trends to watch in 2014
[2014 trends] Mobile moves: Key trends to watch in 2014

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

2014 predictions for the broadcast industry
2014 predictions for the broadcast industry

With new technologies come new challenges and as audiences expect greater quality and greater customisation of services, broadcasters, content providers and solution providers are preparing themselves for a busy 2014.

By David Hochner 6 Jan 2014 10:31

Tech's top of the flops
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

How on-site communications networks can impact your company
How on-site communications networks can impact your company

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

What is web hosting?

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

Mobile internet key in Africa
Mobile internet key in Africa

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

Mandela movie a hit
Mandela movie a hit

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

Noah way! Trevor to star in own US sitcom
Noah way! Trevor to star in own US sitcom

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

Free SA domains, websites from Microsoft
Free SA domains, websites from Microsoft

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

Warnings of an energy crunch: What are the implications for the data centre?

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

Moving to enterprise data quality

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

POPI headache set to strike

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

Cloud computing for government - not just a cost cutter
Cloud computing for government - not just a cost cutter

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

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

A digitised organisation: may the Gartner force be with you

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

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

Multi-channel call centres can improve debt collection rates

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

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