[Tony de Sousa] Effective mobile solutions are vital and inevitable in today's business environment. With mobile devices now an ever-present and fundamental part of doing business as well as in employees' and the general public's personal lives, security has become a concern and accessibility a necessity.
[Rod Baker] NEWSWATCH: Dating in Iceland can be a little risky - you could be involved in a bit of incest without knowing it - until now, reports News.com.au; and closer to home, Dina Pule is concerned about the delay in finalising digital TV access control.
[Rod Baker] NEWSWATCH: Telkom has announced that it will pay the fine of R449m imposed on it last year by the Competition Tribunal, reports BD Live, and for the lively and energetic out there, Gangnam Style singer Psy's latest video has cracked 100 million views, reports IOL (video).
[Rod Baker] NEWSWATCH: It has come to light that police confiscated the cellphones of 45 officials for images taken after Oscar Pistorius' arrest, reports The Citizen.
[Rod Baker] NEWSWATCH: If the ANC has its way, there will be no judicial oversight over eavesdropping on communications originating outside of SA, reports BD Live, and Dina Pule's going to have her conduct investigated, reports Mail & Guardian.
[Justin Lee] In this article, the first of a series of four articles, we will explore how the use of mobile devices by employees in businesses represents the convergence of personal and corporate needs.
[Quentin Joubert] Marketers around the world are expected to start tapping into the power of location-based services (LBS) over the course of the next year as a means of delivering more targeted and engaging advertising to consumers.
[Angus Robinson] As the Mobile World Congress heads past its halfway mark, the conference content gets more focused and specialised. The stream that seemed to interest a lot more people than the auditorium could handle was the mobile location (and social) presentation and panel discussions.
[Angus Robinson] Day two of the Mobile World Congress included a more detailed look at the industry drivers, emerging markets, mobile marketing by big brands and the new generation of operating systems. (video)
[Angus Robinson] These daily updates are going to give a snapshot of some of the highlights I have been exposed to at the Mobile World Congress 2013. The first thing to note about this year's MWC is the new venue. There was no way the original venue could handle the incredible growth that this industry is projecting.
[Philani Mdingi] A few months ago I was in Cape Town attending an email marketing campaign on behalf of Everlytic. Following the event I sought to enjoy the city's night life. Sadly my bar hopping adventure was cut short when my brother and I were skilfully relieved of our cell phones.
[Lynette Hundermark] Seemingly coming out of nowhere, a major hit amongst South African consumers has been the suite of mobile apps across varied platforms developed by brands such as Ster-Kinekor and FNB. With these apps not being Angry Birds types of apps it seems that 'usefulness' has become KING!
[Tami Sussman] It is widely acknowledged in the ICT industry that Africa has the second fastest growing mobile market globally. Quite understandably there has been an increase in interest in mobile advertising and the ability to leverage off this high growth and expected demand.
[Bevan Ducasse] The 2012 African Mobile Factbook (Blycroft Publishing) revealed a few interesting revelations. We know that commerce in Africa is steadily becoming dependent on mobile. Some analysts are even predicting that Africa will become the world's first post-PC region of the world, with countries such as Botswana, Gabon and South Africa having a mobile penetration of more than 100%. And with mobile being such a pervasive, sophisticated, and personal device, comes new and exciting opportunities.
[Mark Schefermann] What does it meant to live in a digital world? Well, I guess the reality is that our lives are becoming more and more connected. I often wonder how we ever survived without technology, the internet and social media. How did people organise things, how did they share memories and how did they remember people's birthdays and anniversaries?
[Lex Faure] Mark Shuttleworth, South African IT millionaire and Open Source Champion recently announced and demonstrated the planned release of the Linux-based Ubuntu operating system (OS) for smartphones. The Canonical boss revealed that future devices will not only run the new mobile OS, but will also boot the desktop variant of Ubuntu when docked to a keyboard, mouse and monitor. This would mean that you will literally be able to use your phone to power your PC.
[Llew Claasen] If you were Larry Page, how would you feel about the fact that Android's dominant position as mobile operating system of choice, 136 million Android handsets shipped between July and September 2012 (75% of smartphones shipped during Q3) - do not all result in a proportionate share of advertising opportunities for Google?
[Ronald Bach] In the past, almost none of the marketing budget that made its way to digital marketing was earmarked for mobile marketing initiatives.
[Lex Faure] According to Gartner, there are over one billion smartphones in the world. This is certainly a very large number of internet enabled, multi-function phones, and means that in theory, one in six people on the planet uses a smartphone.
[Kevin Dayton] The digital marketing landscape is a vastly changing one and in recent years we have seen two trends emerge almost simultaneously: real time bidding (RTB) has taken off and completely changed the face of digital advertising, and the rise of mobile has forever altered user interaction with digital content.