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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

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Broadband a small part of the solution to digital divide

It is evident that telecommunications and connectivity within developed countries is continually gaining impetus, becoming more advanced...

By Eckart Zollner 21 Jan 2016

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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

Security a prerequisite for IoT success
Security a prerequisite for IoT success

The Internet of Things, regarded as the hottest topic in high-tech, is attracting the attention of countless enterprises across multiple industries...

By Sherry Zameer 5 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

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

Hyper-connected world fuelling a retail revolution
Hyper-connected world fuelling a retail revolution

With predictions that by 2020 there will be 26 billion connected devices, according to Gartner, an almost 30-fold increase from 2009 when there were...

By Quinton Pienaar 24 Jul 2015

Is the Internet of Things the next big thing for mobile app companies?
Is the Internet of Things the next big thing for mobile app companies?

The concept of IoT seems like something out of science fiction, but as technology and mobile apps become more advanced, clearly the worlds of science fiction are not too far off...

By Dina Destreza 29 Jun 2015

Subscribers' quality of experience: bridging the gap between perception and reality
Subscribers' quality of experience: bridging the gap between perception and reality

Consumers and citizens are growing increasingly dependent on mobile networks. The performance of these networks may not always meet the expectations of consumers...

By Sherry Zameer 5 Jun 2015

Business impact of the Internet of Things
Business impact of the Internet of Things

Machine-to-Machine is about the ability to remotely collect data from devices and use this data in real-time to make more informed business decisions...

By Manfred Kube 1 Jun 2015

Cloud computing predictions
Cloud computing predictions

In the past 18 months we have seen cloud computing enabling great innovations, both in consumer and enterprise products, as it has become the new normal for organisations of all sizes. Cloud is now the engine room for inventions by young businesses as well as transforming established companies into lean, fast-moving innovators. It is safe to say cloud computing is already having a broad impact...

By Werner Vogels 7 May 2015

The Internet of Things is on its way... Brace yourself...
The Internet of Things is on its way... Brace yourself...

The scope of the Internet of Things (IoT) is huge. Internet-connected devices are growing exponentially. The number of devices that the typical enterprise worker uses sometimes outnumbers the user 8:1, with the average non-enterprise consumer not far behind. Because of this paradigm, organisations are investing heavily in an effort to leverage IoT and bring new productivity tools and solutions to market...

By Peter Melerud 6 May 2015

Mitchell Barker
Fibre optic broadband boosts businesses

Fibre optic broadband is one of the most significant advances and improvements in broadband technology...

By Mitchell Barker 22 Apr 2015

Aaron Thornton
Three security issues to consider when using public Wi-Fi

Public Wi-Fi is almost everywhere nowadays - and while it's convenient to use, there are hidden security risks you should know about...

By Aaron Thornton 20 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

[Learn Accounting] It's about people, team fit and technology
[Learn Accounting] It's about people, team fit and technology

At Tuesday's Learn Accounting launch, Jacqui Kew, Associate Professor at the UCT College of Accounting, explained that students are of the mindset that achieving very high marks is the most important thing...

By Jessica Taylor 12 Feb 2015

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Four phenomenal ways big data is used to boost traffic to websites

Long gone are the days when one would have to wait till the equity research expert or the market analyst submitted reports before the management could reach a decision...

By Jack Peterson 10 Feb 2015

Neil Cameron
To build smart cities, we need smart buildings

As the global urbanisation trend picks up, smart cities are emerging...

By Neil Cameron 27 Nov 2014

Brent Lees
Internet of Things - when problems can be hidden in a billion places

The promise of the Internet of Things era is that all things can be connected and so all things can be efficiently tracked and controlled...

By Brent Lees 24 Nov 2014

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It's time for a war on the digital chokers

I received an email from a colleague this week asking me to sign a petition against local cellular networks taking 50% profit from revenue generated by SMS text messaging in aid of charity...

By Chris Moerdyk 15 Nov 2014

[AfricaCom 2014] FB's mission: to get Africa online
[AfricaCom 2014] FB's mission: to get Africa online

Consider how your life would change tomorrow if the internet was to be 'switched off'. Sure you could bear it for a week or so, but once the horrifying reality of, for instance, having to go into a bank kicks in...

By Sindy Peters 13 Nov 2014

Ayanda Dlamini
African ICT must seize opportunity

As the next big frontier for market growth, Africa is rich with potential. But African businesses have been slow to capitalise on this, and stand to lose out to foreign players.

By Ayanda Dlamini 11 Nov 2014

Brand owners encouraged to register trade marks
Brand owners encouraged to register trade marks

Brand owners are reminded that holders of validated trade marks can take advantage of the priority phase in each generic top level domain (gTLD) launch.

By Donvay Wegierski 17 Sep 2014

Paul Fick
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

Discussing the future of Africa at the GIL Conference 2014
Discussing the future of Africa at the GIL Conference 2014

Last week saw the convergence of leaders in various industries at the Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town for the Growth, Innovation and Leadership Conference hosted by Frost & Sullivan.

By Cari Van Wyk 21 Aug 2014

Rob Lith
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

Peter Davidson
Hunt down scareware malware

Many computer users may not realise that their machines have been infected with scareware until it is too late. As this problem has been around for at least the past decade it is important to be aware of the distress and destruction it can cause.

By Peter Davidson 8 Jul 2014

Google’s mobile and desktop search engines.
The internet: Website & SEO synergy from a South African perspective

Website design and development go hand-in-hand with SEO but the writer believes many South African brands do not seem to get the mix right when it comes to their websites.

By Stephen Sandmann 4 Jul 2014

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