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A 'mobile-first' ethos: the catalyst for business transformation
A 'mobile-first' ethos: the catalyst for business transformation

Organisations in every sector and every country are currently grappling with the concepts of 'digitalisation' and 'digital transformation'...

By Lionel Moyal 27 May 2015 08:35

Betting the farm on untested tech
Betting the farm on untested tech

While a plethora of new payment solutions are coming to market, businesses should be cautious about moving to new solutions just for the sake of it...

By Jonas Thulin 25 May 2015 10:33

Improve cash flow with easy online billing
Improve cash flow with easy online billing

Electronic invoicing can now allow even the smallest of companies to take payments online - without needing e-commerce capability on their websites...

By Brendon Williamson 20 May 2015 09:15

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[African Utility Week] The evolution of the utility

The focus of the third and final keynote session at the African Utility Week was on bridging the gap between the lack of Africa's utility infrastructure and the fully-integrated smart cities of the future for the continent to live up to its projected rate of economic growth...

By Nicci Botha 15 May 2015 06:14

Cloud computing predictions
Cloud computing predictions

In the past 18 months we have seen cloud computing enabling great innovations, both in consumer and enterprise products, as it has become the new normal for organisations of all sizes. Cloud is now the engine room for inventions by young businesses as well as transforming established companies into lean, fast-moving innovators. It is safe to say cloud computing is already having a broad impact...

By Werner Vogels 7 May 2015 09:30

Neil Cameron
One security platform to rule them all?

Each type of facility is different so it needs a different security solution...

By Neil Cameron 9 Apr 2015 10:22

Anamika Budree
Consider all the variables when deciding on storage

For those in the market for storage for their home or Small and Medium Business (SMB), the discussion of the moment is deciding between local or cloud-based storage...

By Anamika Budree 31 Mar 2015 07:13

Eckart Zollner
The OTT debate - challenging operators to remain relevant in the market

Over-the-Top (OTT) services delivered via the internet have become part and parcel of the lives of consumers today...

By Eckart Zollner 24 Mar 2015 06:39

Jed Hewson
Are machines the contact centre agents of the future?

Artificial Intelligence is not yet a reality, but very smart computers are...

By Jed Hewson 26 Feb 2015 10:12

Ryan Murphy
Don't build your own website

Let's assume for a second that you have no idea about websites and what goes into developing a website. You've decided it's either time to build a website or update your existing one...

By Ryan Murphy 19 Feb 2015 15:34

Google Helpouts shuts down: Are live video tutorials viable?
Google Helpouts shuts down: Are live video tutorials viable?

Google has announced that it will be shutting down Helpouts on 20 April 2015...

By Edzai Conilias Zvobwo 16 Feb 2015 15:15

Kalvin Subbadu
Is the future in flash, or is the hard drive here to stay?

With data volumes continuing to increase at an unprecedented rate, capacity has become a critical criterion when it comes to selecting data storage solutions...

By Kalvin Subbadu 15 Feb 2015 16:10

Peter Davidson
10 tools to help you maintain an edge over your competition

Small businesses and start-ups should seek out ways to improve productivity, time management, organisation, and, ultimately, make day-to-day tasks easier to manage...

By Peter Davidson 9 Feb 2015 15:16

[Orchids & Onions] 'Techies' should be user-friendly
[Orchids & Onions] 'Techies' should be user-friendly

The reality of the great technological society in which we live is that new projects are often a case of the one-eyed man leading the blind...

By Brendan Seery 20 Jan 2015 08:00

Seven ways hosting can increase your site conversion or productivity
Seven ways hosting can increase your site conversion or productivity

You're excited. Your site is being noticed and traffic is flowing in. The conversion rates aren't what you want them to be, but with an excellent marketing strategy in place, you're confident that it will get there some time soon...

By Joy Mali 10 Dec 2014 06:56

Neil Cameron
To build smart cities, we need smart buildings

As the global urbanisation trend picks up, smart cities are emerging...

By Neil Cameron 27 Nov 2014 09:16

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

[Mobile360] Geeks versus princess engineers
[Mobile360] Geeks versus princess engineers

"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

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

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

Discussing the future of Africa at the GIL Conference 2014
Discussing the future of Africa at the GIL Conference 2014

Last week saw the convergence of leaders in various industries at the Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town for the Growth, Innovation and Leadership Conference hosted by Frost & Sullivan.

By Cari Van Wyk 21 Aug 2014 10:06

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

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

Vijay Sai Pratap
The evolving business model for m-governance

A look at the evolving business model for (mobile governance) m-governance projects and the use of mobile technology as a catalyst for inclusive development.

By Vijay Sai Pratap 27 Mar 2014 14:00

Anton Harber
Digital TV chaos shows government lack of interest

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

[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

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