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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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