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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 14:07

Chris Moerdyk
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 08:29

[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 12:38

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 09:46

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 07:24

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 11:21

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 06:55

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 08:54

Stephen Sandmann
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 08:03

Gary Allemann
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

Jerker Hellström
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

[Net Prophet] Lessons from entrepreneurs
[Net Prophet] Lessons from entrepreneurs

Apart from Net Prophet 2014 being a huge success; it was probably my most inspiring day this year so far. Top lessons I took home were from Quirk's Rob Stokes and Over's Aaron Marshall.

By Ilse van den Berg 22 May 2014 15:19

Peter Davidson
Top free Android apps

Navigating the Android app market can be daunting, unless you know exactly what apps you are looking for. Searching for a particular type of app can sometimes yield hundreds of results, without you knowing which ones might be better than others.

By Peter Davidson 22 May 2014 08:26

Telkom's cellular play - good news for local industry
Telkom's cellular play - good news for local industry

The announcement by Telkom recently that it plans to replace almost 300 of its unprofitable copper-based exchanges with wireless 3G and LTE services is good news for the telecommunications industry.

By Rob Lith 22 Apr 2014 13:45

Paul Fick
Solving the broadband challenge to leverage full cloud advantage

According to Ovum Research, next-generation broadband and cloud-based ICT services are two of the top emerging trends in the telecoms, media and technology space. These two trends are intrinsically interlinked, as the cloud requires fast, efficient and available bandwidth in order to deliver services and enable organisations of all sizes to leverage its many advantages.

By Paul Fick 20 Mar 2014 10:07

Doros Hadjizenonos
Prevent your home WiFi from being burglarised

There is more than one type of burglary that can affect your home. The one we are most used to usually involves kicking in the door; the another less familiar one involves compromising your computer. And if the intruder in this scenario has compromised your wireless network, you might as well have given them a key to the front door.

By Doros Hadjizenonos 18 Feb 2014 07:31

Naseem Javed
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

Russel Brand
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

Tim Wyatt-Gunning
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

Dr Pieter Streicher
Stopping information overload in its tracks

It used to be said that the only certain things in life are death and taxes. I think most of us can add a third to that list: too much information. We are constantly connected, constantly reachable, and it becomes very difficult and time-consuming to filter the important, need-to-know information from the deluge of advertising and cat videos.

By Dr Pieter Streicher 8 Nov 2013 13:18

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

David Palmer-Stevens
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

Why web hosting reviews are vital
Why web hosting reviews are vital

When it comes to finding a suitable host for your site, web hosting reviews can be very important in helping you make the right decision. There are literally hundreds of web hosting reviews which can be found online.

By Charles Mburugu 24 Oct 2013 13:57

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