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Proudly introducing Shycom

Shycom, a one hundred percent black-owned telco and ISP powered by one of SA's leading networks, BitCo.

Issued by BitCo 24 Apr 2014 15:18

To the edge and back

There is no escaping the changing face of modern business. The traditional picture of a company located in an "easy to travel to" building where employees physically work alongside each other, in a fixed and networked computing environment, no longer rings true.

By Johan Scheepers 24 Apr 2014 13:31

Near Field Communication transforms daily tasks

Near Field Communication (NFC) is rapidly transforming the way in which everyday tasks such as payments, gaining security access to buildings and even the purchasing and collection of concert tickets are performed.

24 Apr 2014 11:42

MTN announces commercial pilot of Fibre-to-the-Home

Earlier this month, MTN SA demonstrated its high-speed Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) offering to residents of Monaghan Farm - an eco-friendly gated estate, located 30km north of Johannesburg. The commercial delivery of FTTH capable of 100Mbps is reportedly a first in Africa.

24 Apr 2014 10:06

Addressing the skills shortage in IT

Don't let the number of IT graduates fool you; there is still a lack of technical skills in the industry. Here's what we need to do about it.

By Keith Newnham 23 Apr 2014 13:29

Wi-Fi is changing the use smartphones and vice versa

Despite the availability of Long-Term Evolution (LTE) in South Africa, Wi-Fi will remain the preferred form of connectivity for the foreseeable future according to Ruckus Wireless.

23 Apr 2014 10:09

Africa needs high quality solutions

Since its acquisition of iWayAfrica and Africa Online, pan African telecoms operator, Gondwana International Networks has focused on the development of its terrestrial and satellite network products and solutions.

23 Apr 2014 09:37

Kaspersky Lab announces security solutions and business strategies

Kaspersky Lab has recently revealed its vision of enterprise security at the company's annual CyberSecurity Summit in San Francisco, US. The event focused on how enterprise IT security realities affected businesses worldwide and featured commentary and panel discussions from influential figures in IT security.

22 Apr 2014 14:10

New smartphone app for small businesses launched

A big part of being a business owner, an entrepreneur, is building the know-how that will empower you to become more successful. It's all about finding the right mentor, getting the best finance for your business, securing space to trade, marketing your business and doing it all within the constraints of your budget. GfK, a global market research company, has developed a smartphone app that will deliver all these insights directly to you. Named Fundi, it'll deliver business and entrepreneurial content to thousands of small business owners across South Africa, for free.

22 Apr 2014 13:56

Telkom's cellular play - good news for local industry

The announcement by Telkom recently that it plans to replace almost 300 of its unprofitable copper-based exchanges with wireless 3G and LTE services is good news for the telecommunications industry.

By Rob Lith 22 Apr 2014 13:45

City of Cape Town's broadband achieves major milestone

The City is pleased to announce the signing of eight third-party service provider agreements, which is a major step in the City of Cape Town's Universal Broadband Network strategy. The fibre optic network has reached the point where it is robust and extensive enough to be leveraged off by the private sector.

18 Apr 2014 12:08