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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.

Posted 5 months ago | Like
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.

Posted 5 months ago | Like
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.

Posted 6 months ago | Like
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.

Posted 8 months ago | Like (1)
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.

Posted 9 months ago | Like (1)
iPass Mobile Workforce report

[Craig Lowe] iPass recently published its Q2 2013 Mobile Workforce Report. Read without the executive summary and conclusion (which no doubt have been tailored for iPass's needs) the report makes some damming revelations about the use of public wi-fi by mobile executives.

Posted 9 months ago | Like
A little security for big data

[Perry Hutton] Bringing the issue of security into the big data discussion often produces two divergent schools of thought from IT professionals - categorical denial that big data should be treated any differently from existing network infrastructure, and an opposite response towards over-engineering the solution given the actual (or perceived) value of the data involved.

Posted 10 months ago | Like
The death of the server room is upon us

[Alexander Mehlhorn] From SMEs to large multinationals, businesses need to adapt to changing global market conditions to remain competitive. Because opportunities can't be predicted or planned for, it is becoming imperative to be able to revise processes and deliver new products and services without delay.

Posted 10 months ago | Like
Top six priorities for contact centres in 2013

[Ian Goss-Ross] If contact centres aren't preparing to embrace these six key trends, they have already fallen behind.

Posted 1 year ago | Like
Follow the private cloud for secure business operations

[Roelof Louw] Businesses looking for a secure virtual environment will only consider the private cloud in the near future, says research firm IDC. According to the researcher, the private cloud is the closest to a virtualised infrastructure which offers better controls.

Posted 1 year ago | Like (1)