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How seriously should you take digitalisation?
How seriously should you take digitalisation?

Today's business environment is constantly being disrupted by new market entrants using innovative technology...

By Rick Parry 20 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Wi-Fi ushering in the era of South African connectivity
#BizTrends2017: Wi-Fi ushering in the era of South African connectivity

Connectivity is all around us. Whether it is fixed-line, mobile, or wireless, South African business users and consumers have embraced the benefits...

By Riaan Graham 11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Who will be the Tim Noakes of IT?
#BizTrends2017: Who will be the Tim Noakes of IT?

Tim Noakes spent the majority of his professional career espousing a high-carb low-fat (HCLF) diet. He wrote books, he started the Sports Science Institute, he ran marathons...

By Alan Knott-Craig 9 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Top bandwidth trends for 2017
#BizTrends2017: Top bandwidth trends for 2017

South Africa is in the midst of a very interesting bandwidth era where connectivity entrenches itself firmly as the third utility alongside power and water...

By Warren Bonheim 9 Jan 2017

Managing the attack surface of a smart city
Managing the attack surface of a smart city

Smart cities are being planned the world over. Technology development always goes through two phases for any new discipline...

By Paul Williams 29 Dec 2016

The case for satellite internet in Africa
The case for satellite internet in Africa

In Africa, technologies of all types are evolving rapidly, with one exception - internet access. With around only 170 million users, internet penetration remains low...

By Dawie de Wet 23 Dec 2016

Five backup mistakes you might be making
Five backup mistakes you might be making

High availability does not a business strategy make. The continued survival of a business is not just about protecting against downtime, but ensuring data redundancy...

By Anthea Nadin 20 Dec 2016

The why and how of high throughput satellites
The why and how of high throughput satellites

On 24 August this year, Intelsat announced that Intelsat 33e, the second of seven planned Intelsat Epic high throughput satellites, was launched successfully...

By Dawie de Wet 2 Dec 2016

Is your IT department run by the right people?
Is your IT department run by the right people?

Information Technology (IT) is integral to and at the heart of any business, underpinning every department and function within the organisation...

By Edward Carbutt 1 Dec 2016

#EntrepreneurMonth: Dial a Nerd's Colin Thornton gets candid
#EntrepreneurMonth: Dial a Nerd's Colin Thornton gets candid

In 1998, Colin Thornton started Dial a Nerd in the garage of his parents' home, initially fixing the computers of family and friends...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 30 Nov 2016

The high costs of cutting corners
The high costs of cutting corners

The process of upgrading company technology must be aligned with company budgets, whether this is a rolling budgetary inclusion...

By Wynand Smit 16 Nov 2016

Digital change begins with business leadership
Digital change begins with business leadership

Digital transformation is a powerful revolution that needs to happen in order to accelerate business activities, skills and models...

By Saurabh Kumar 14 Nov 2016

Microwave technology - improved and useful
Microwave technology - improved and useful

Microwave technology has advanced considerably. As the long wait for fibre-to-the-business gets wearisome and begins to hamper productivity...

By Eckart Zollner 4 Nov 2016

Improving cyber security is vital in the digital age
Improving cyber security is vital in the digital age

Nearly everything in today's world goes through a computer system at some point. With sensitive consumer information, financial data...

By Joy Mali 28 Oct 2016

Five steps to a connected IT team
Five steps to a connected IT team

The average IT team handles a wide range of jobs spread out all over a business's technical backbone. This uniquely scattered structure...

By Sven Hammar 4 Oct 2016

Cultivate a growth mindset to thrive in digital business
Cultivate a growth mindset to thrive in digital business

The future is uncertain. Business leaders need to understand that they will no longer have all the answers and can't relentlessly pursue one fixed direction...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Oct 2016

#GartnerSYM: Disrupt or be disrupted
#GartnerSYM: Disrupt or be disrupted

The African leg of the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo has just concluded in Cape Town, providing an eager crowd of top tech leaders...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Sep 2016

#GartnerSYM: A lesson in disaster recovery
#GartnerSYM: A lesson in disaster recovery

The who's who in IT leadership filled the Cape Town International Convention Centre this week for this year's much anticipated Gartner Symposium...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Sep 2016

#GartnerSYM: Aspiring African innovators to watch
#GartnerSYM: Aspiring African innovators to watch

The Gartner Aspiring Innovators programme has for a second year identified early-stage tech startups from the African continent...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Sep 2016

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#CoCreate2Accelerate: the gamification of education

Sea Monster, a company that creates beautiful and unique 2D-animations as well as develop engaging games for work or play is participating in #CoCreate2Accelerate...

By Cari Coetzee 18 Aug 2016

#CoCreate2Accelerate: writing a new playbook for the modern workspace
#CoCreate2Accelerate: writing a new playbook for the modern workspace

&Innovation provides specialist innovation and commercialisation services - they help organisations build new digital products and services in the Fintech, media and telecoms sectors...

By Cari Coetzee 12 Aug 2016

Finding solutions to disrupted Wi-Fi in the warehouse
Finding solutions to disrupted Wi-Fi in the warehouse

I spoke to Riaan Graham from Ruckus Wireless sub-Saharan Africa, about the role of Wi-Fi in warehousing and finding technology/solutions to address disrupted Wi-Fi connectivity...

By Cari Coetzee 27 Jul 2016

Achieving full visibility in a cloudy hybrid environment
Achieving full visibility in a cloudy hybrid environment

As the digital transformation wave sweeps through enterprises, users now expect 24/7 access to applications on whatever device they want to use...

By Wimpie van Rensburg 26 Jul 2016

#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 Coetzee 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

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