"It was always this awkward looking guy who was tech savvy, solved a big problem and got the girl in the end ... I consider myself a geek. A geek can look like this too. A geek can wear pink dresses and can wear sparkles and be just as geeky as anybody else." - Margaret Burgraff...
By Jessica Taylor 12 Nov 2014 08:38
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
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
A journalist has to take obscure matters and turn them into engaging and understandable stories, showing people why they should care about them. Sometimes it seems impossible.
By Anton Harber 21 Mar 2014 00:00
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
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
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
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