[Bryan Balfe] Big data has become a reality; however it is not the same reality for every company or every user.
[Bryan Balfe] 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.
[Bryan Balfe] "Software-defined storage" is the new buzz phrase in the cloud world and, as usual, vendor after vendor is jumping onto it. In the case of storage, you have "system" vendors on one side looking to defend their proprietary stance whilst newer, software-only companies look to turn storage hardware into a commodity. For those with an interest in data management, it begs the question: Will software-defined storage replace data management?
[Paul Divall] Ultra High Definition (UHD) is here and it is beautiful. At 2160p compared to Full HD's 1080p - that's roughly four times the amount of pixels and 60 frames per second, not 24 - it's a "see it to believe it" kind of experience.
[Peter Davidson] 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.
[Gary Allemann] With all the hype around big data it's not surprising that people are confused.
[Jerker Hellström] 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.
[Peter Davidson] 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.
[Christo Briedenhann] Christo Briedenhann, regional director of Riverbed Technology, offers six top tips on how CIOs can transform their IT infrastructure amidst the fast-paced change of the technology landscape.
[Christo Briedenhann] The successful implementation of "game changing" transformational technology lies in the back office. Meet the 25% of organisations that are maximising their IT investments, delivering ROI and getting it right.
[Christo Briedenhann] Thanks to the explosion of online, social and mobile technologies, organisations are increasingly able to operate from multiple locations and on multiple time zones.
[Danette Breitenbach] When the official CliffCentral.com launch party took place recently, what was very interesting was its launch platform.
[Simon Campbell-Young] Scarcely a day goes by without a report of a breach, or a new threat raising its ugly head. Cyber criminals are increasingly cunning and devious, writing malware to bypass almost every security control.
[Palvin Naidoo] Alan Knott-Craig has stepped down as Chief Executive of Cell C and is to become an executive board member of the company.
[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.
[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.
[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.
[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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[Rob Lith] The major trends and events that shaped the communications landscape in 2013.