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
NEWSWATCH: Home-grown stand-up comedian Trevor Noah is to star in his own US sitcom, reports Sowetan LIVE, and MyBroadband says a new report on SA's mobile pricing will debunk some beliefs.
By Rod Baker 27 Nov 2013 07:38
The annual Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2013 took place from 16 to 18 September 2013 and was hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in Cape Town attracting major key players in the IT industry especially the Chief Information Officers, the new IT leaders.
By Coerene Vosloo 20 Sep 2013 07:45
Outsourcing has become commonplace. It has become an integral part of many successful businesses, with surveys and analyst reports regularly pointing to outsourced solutions as responsible for growth and profitability.
By Jaroslav Cerny 19 Sep 2013 12:39
South Africa has a mobile penetration of roughly 118% - which means that 50 million people are wielding close to 59 million cell phones. Yet despite the implementation of RICA, mobile churn (where users buy and discard SIM cards) is still increasing.
By Jed Hewson 3 Sep 2013 17:05
Online reputation management has come to mean managing the perception of yourself, or your brand, on the internet and especially social media. But for email marketers, reputation management is critical and far more tangible: it's the difference between sending emails and having entire domains blacklisted because you are seen as a spammer.
By Luke Wingfield Digby 16 Aug 2013 10:20
Great content is no longer simply important to brand success; it's absolutely essential.
By Tom Manners 13 Aug 2013 08:00
IT security has no respect for size. A hacking group can have hundreds or thousands of members globally, like anonymous, or just a handful, like the group that mounted the successful Eurograbber attacks against banks in 2012 - but in either case, the disruption to the target organisations is equally severe.
By Doros Hadjizenonos 6 Aug 2013 09:55
Lindani is Everlytic's Reputation Manager and so little is known about her role as email delivery expert. Her title is often confused with that of an online reputation management specialist.
By Nina Joubert 29 Jul 2013 16:14
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
NEWSWATCH: Newly appointed Communications Minister Yunus Carrim met the SABC board and addressed staff yesterday, reports IOL. Meanwhile, 1st TV has stepped in and provided an alternative to whatever Zimbabwe's national broadcaster is dishing out, reports Mail & Guardian. Finally, if you're still stuck for a '67' idea, here are 67 of them, courtesy of Nelson Mandela International Day.
By Rod Baker 18 Jul 2013 07:11
True cloud services are a lot more user-friendly and cost-effective than remote hosted services, but not everyone is getting true cloud.
By Grant Vine 17 Jul 2013 15:57
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
HR experts believe it is critical for decision makers to know exactly who is managing their company's IT infrastructure and how secure are their systems.
By Teryl Schroenn 9 Jul 2013 14:15
Biometric access control technology has experienced phenomenal growth in adoption in South Africa over the past few years, with an estimated 80% of all access control solutions using fingerprint readers and other biometrics to enhance security. The popularity of these solutions can be attributed to many factors, including the nature and size of many blue-collar workforces, for example in the mining industry.
By Kobus Le Roux 4 Jul 2013 07:53
It seems businesses large and small are coming round to the idea of using video conferencing as an effective and efficient business communications tool. This shift has partly been driven by the popularity of consumer video technologies like Skype, which are allowing people to communicate face-to-face across different geographies and time zones, in a cost-effective, efficient and social manner.
By Selvin Kristnen 3 Jul 2013 11:47
Application delivery controllers (ADCs) are now essential for business-critical applications, managing fast-changing transaction loads, and enhancing performance, resilience and security. However, many online applications change frequently to reflect customer requirements, and the increasing speed of change in application deployment means that traditional ADC architectures can hold back the pace of change.
By Brent Lees 3 Jul 2013 11:33
Software as a service (Saas) is gaining momentum in South Africa, especially in the small and medium business sector where companies can now afford the same business systems previously only available to large organisations with big IT budgets.
By Phil Lötter 28 Jun 2013 08:41
There's a perception that cloud computing has a fuzzy 'edge' that makes it difficult to tell where being online ends and the cloud starts. This makes it easy for the unscrupulous to pull the wool over the eyes of the uninformed and pass off online solutions as being in the cloud.
By Alexander Mehlhorn 28 Jun 2013 07:29
When Dr Rudolph Zinn of the School of Criminal Justice recently did intensive research on the nature of robberies and attacks, he revealed some interesting findings: one being that alarms and armed reaction services are not a deterrent for robbers any longer.
By Niven Perumal 27 Jun 2013 16:34
There are three indisputable facts about the insurance industry. Firstly, it's a USD4.3 trillion global business with premium revenues in emerging economies growing at 11% year-on-year.
By Bruce Taylor 27 Jun 2013 15:41
NEWSWATCH: Facebook went down briefly yesterday in some parts of the world - so now we know what life would be like without the social networking giant, reports Financial Review. Meanwhile, for those authorities that like checking everyone out, Mail & Guardian has a guide on 'how to spy on your citizens', but BlackBerry SA has assured SA users that 'you're safe with us', reports Times Live.
By Rod Baker 19 Jun 2013 08:28
We all recognise the stereotypical IT manager sitting behind a desk in the company dungeon, wearing a t-shirt sporting an obscure geek reference, and sighing into the phone as he tries to convince the marketing manager to use a password other than 'God'.
By Alexander Mehlhorn 18 Jun 2013 12:57
Full Interaction Process Automation (IPA) has long been a dream of enterprises everywhere, but until now, the 'rip and replace' factor has stood in the way of achieving it.
By Karl Reed 12 Jun 2013 14:39
South Africa is definitely not lagging behind in understanding the value of bus shelters or other transport nodes as an advertising medium, but in most instances, the design and construction of these elements is rather rudimentary and unrefined and the use of these elements varies significantly from city to city or region to region.
By Craig Page-Lee 9 May 2013 06:15
I have never understood why companies should have those closing and opening billboards before, during and after a TV programme, until I saw 1st for Women's sponsorship of the M-Net series, 'Revenge'.
By Bonnie Ramaila 8 May 2013 10:26
Since every site needs to be hosted on a server, web hosting can be a very lucrative business venture. However, most people who would like to get into web hosting lack the time or money needed to set up and maintain their own server. Reseller hosting is the perfect solution for this problem.
By Charles Mburugu 5 May 2013 06:16
Effective mobile solutions are vital and inevitable in today's business environment. With mobile devices now an ever-present and fundamental part of doing business as well as in employees' and the general public's personal lives, security has become a concern and accessibility a necessity.
By Tony de Sousa 3 May 2013 06:37
NEWSWATCH: Dating in Iceland can be a little risky - you could be involved in a bit of incest without knowing it - until now, reports News.com.au; and closer to home, Dina Pule is concerned about the delay in finalising digital TV access control.
By Rod Baker 18 Apr 2013 07:40
Gartner has said that there will be a 17% compound growth over the next five years for contact centre adoption of hosted call centre solutions, and it expects that by the end of this year, 75% of global call centres will be leveraging hosted call centre solutions.
By Jed Hewson 16 Apr 2013 05:46
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