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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SA's LLU caught in a continuous loop

Despite claims to the contrary by the country's Department of Communications (DoC), broadband penetration in South Africa remains extremely low, which is hindering the country's socio-economic growth. The DoC is being questioned about figures it released as fact in February this year, stating that it had reached its 7% target of broadband penetration growth per year.

By Mitchell Barker 9 Oct 2013 10:24

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

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

Finding the 'now' in Big Data

Effectively using Big Data is not about sifting through a wealth of historical data, it is about focusing on the 'now' within the data. Amid the daunting volumes of digitised data now in existence around the world, it is easy for companies to go off-track in their attempts to harness Big Data.

By Ayanda Dlamini 18 Sep 2013 14:35

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

Smart money scoops up US newspapers for bargain prices

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

Is what I e-see what I e-get?

Many of you will have been gorging yourselves on e-commerce services for a while, downloading all the music, movies, TV series and news services that you desire. A few of you might even have paid for some of them. It's brilliant, isn't it?

By Tim Wyatt-Gunning 15 Aug 2013 12:01

Plan for a successful data migration

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

Reasons why the consumerisation of the enterprise is no longer a question

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

Every IT department is an island

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

How tech is changing the way businesses talk

Networked-based communications - or Voice over IP (VoIP) - is responsible for a radical overhaul of the role of the business PBX. Previously a mere utility that switched voice calls, today's IP-PBX offers unprecedented efficiencies, flexibility and functional variety.

By Rob Lith 22 Jul 2013 12:02

Trademarks vs Adwords - the final decision (or is it?)

The issue of Adwords has become increasingly important in trademark law. When you buy a word from Google as an Adword, this has the effect that whenever anyone enters that word as a search term, your pop-up advert will appear on the screen together with the so-called 'natural results'.

By Rachel Sikwane 22 Jul 2013 07:00

Reaching for the cloud? Why an experienced partner can help

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