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MTR: The great Interconnect rate debate - BitCo

[Deidré Jonker] Telecoms news around the country has been buzzing about the Mobile Termination Rates (MTR) debate. We wanted to simplify the facts for you, allowing you to know how this affects your bill in the end.

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Data monetisation: unlocking the real value of business information

[Ayanda Dlamini] As mobility, big data and mobile broadband continue to grow in significance, they are changing the personal and enterprise computing landscape. At the same time, data monetisation is emerging as a major topic of discussion, because each of these trends has the potential to provide extraordinary value for businesses.

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Media players - a must have for the connected home

[Ruben Naicker] Digital is the way of the future, and many people have already embraced this - downloading music and movies has never been faster, and it is a lot easier to store all of our content on a PC.

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How on-site communications networks can impact your company

[Neal Bricker] The importance of an internal communications network is difficult to overstate. Businesses require a comprehensive on-site infrastructure to function efficiently and improve productivity.

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2013 - a Connection Telecom retrospective

[Rob Lith] The major trends and events that shaped the communications landscape in 2013.

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Stopping information overload in its tracks

[Dr Pieter Streicher] 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.

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Warnings of an energy crunch: What are the implications for the data centre?

[David Palmer-Stevens] 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.

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Moving to enterprise data quality

[Gary Allemann] Data continues to increase at an exponential rate, presenting organisations with a host of new challenges, not least of which is managing the quality of these significant volumes of information.

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Cloud computing for government - not just a cost cutter

[President Ntuli] Before the birth of the electricity generating industry, any enterprise needing power had to build and run private generators. These were inflexible, inelastic and did not scale easily. In the mid-19th century, centralised generation allowed electricity to be provided as a utility, meaning that consumers only had to pay for what they used.

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The end of the land line?

[Mitchell Barker] Land line users in South Africa are cutting the cord. In mid-November, Telkom, the country's major fixed-line operator - which also happens to be the largest in Africa - revealed that it has witnessed a steady decline in the number of land line users it serves, with the latest figures showing that fixed access lines are now at its lowest level since 1995.

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SA's LLU caught in a continuous loop

[Mitchell Barker] 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.

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Learn how to create HTML5 apps for iOS Safari

[Nkululeko Mthethwa] In the latest ebook, titled HTML5 iPhone Web Application Development and written by creative technologist, Alvin Crespo takes you through to the steps of how to create compelling web applications specifically tailored for distribution on iOS Safari.

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Build your online reputation with engaging emails

[Luke Wingfield Digby] 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.

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

[Tim Wyatt-Gunning] 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?

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The evolution of telephony

[Rob Lith] Communications technology has made astounding advances over time, and yet has not been allowed to deliver on its promise of bringing information to areas where it has the most potential for change and progress.

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When it comes to security, size doesn't matter

[Doros Hadjizenonos] 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.

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High tech vs high touch: why your tech is only as good as the person implementing it

[Bruce von Maltitz] Nigel Clarke, an IT manager from the UK, made a few headlines earlier this year when he drew up a comprehensive call centre menu map - a project called "Please Press 1".

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Every IT department is an island

[Chris Welham] 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.

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What do you know about social intranet?

[David Gitonga] Over the last few years, business communication has changed tremendously. Long gone are the days when we could operate in silos, or collect and hoard knowledge on our computers. Successful organisations know that effective communication, knowledge-share and collaboration are the cornerstones for sustainable growth. Corporate intranet and largely social intranet has been the single most sought-after tool to help in this regard.

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How tech is changing the way businesses talk

[Rob Lith] 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.

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