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Nominations open for IT Personality, Visionary CIO awards 2015 - ITWeb
Nominations open for IT Personality, Visionary CIO awards 2015

The winners of both awards will be announced at the IITPSA President's Awards event on 12 November 2015.

Issued by ITWeb 29 Jul 2015 14:35

Keep your VoIP on... even when the power goes out - WhichVoIP.co.za
Keep your VoIP on... even when the power goes out

Load shedding has become a way of life, and as Eskom's woes continue to impact on South African businesses, many companies are finding that their need for backup power extends further than just for laptops and servers. Mitchell Barker, Founder and CEO of www.whichvoip.co.za, says that as more businesses are using technologies such as VoIP and Hosted PBX, the power outages are impacting on their telephony systems.

Issued by WhichVoIP.co.za 29 Jul 2015 14:25



African ICT Infrastructure Fund closes at $200 million
African ICT Infrastructure Fund closes at $200 million

Convergence Partners announced the successful close of its Convergence Partners Communication Infrastructure Fund (CPCIF), with capital of over $200 million, making it one of the largest funds dedicated solely to ICT infrastructure in Africa...

29 Jul 2015 14:00

Technology that shines a light in the face of load shedding
Technology that shines a light in the face of load shedding

Load shedding is set to be part of our lives in South Africa for the foreseeable future, bringing with it inconvenience and expense for all citizens, not to mention the business landscape. While the digital environment we tend to operate in and rely on brings with it significant benefits for doing business, without power it can be quite the stumbling block.

By Elaine Wang 29 Jul 2015 11:54

Infoware Studios closing skills gap in software development industry
Infoware Studios closing skills gap in software development industry

Infoware Studios will be conducting face-to-face interviews and technical assessments on graduates interested in their six-month internship programme in software development, Digital Geekaship on 1 and 2 August at their Midrand offices.

29 Jul 2015 11:36

Is South Africa ready for smart cities?
Is South Africa ready for smart cities?

The concept of the 'smart city' is growing in popularity as more and more connected technologies emerge. The term has many definitions, however, at its most basic level, a smart city is one in which the municipal authority is able to properly measure and manage the various services they are delivering within their environment, in real time, and with a high level of accuracy. Utilising technology such as smart metering for electricity and water, for example, can help to facilitate this and enable the beginnings of a smart city.

By Paul Divall 29 Jul 2015 11:09

Practical solutions to help you gear up for PoPI
Practical solutions to help you gear up for PoPI

The Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act is currently a hot topic, given the imminent nature of its implementation. Since the penalties for contravention of the Act can be severe, many organisations are beginning to prepare themselves for compliance.

By Simeon Tassev 29 Jul 2015 10:55

Trend Micro provides advanced threat protection
Trend Micro provides advanced threat protection

Trend Micro Incorporated, leader in security software, has announced Trend Micro Security 10 - a security and privacy solution fully compatible with Microsoft Windows 10, which will be launched later this week and will be making everyone's digital lives safer and easier. The new version's security features are simple-to-use and provide state-of-the-art protection for consumers' data, delivered with optimal performance. This allows users to securely connect and engage safely online from today's evolving threat environment.

29 Jul 2015 10:25

Facebook's Internet.org free basic services are bringing African people online
Facebook's Internet.org free basic services are bringing African people online

Facebook celebrated the one-year anniversary of the introduction of the Internet.org app by hosting a Developer Day at iHub in Nairobi, Kenya on 27 July 2015 and introducing new services...

28 Jul 2015 11:18

Pollination process at HoneyKome continues
Pollination process at HoneyKome continues

With a history of delivering successful digital solutions across various marketing and communication disciplines (often with a 'real world' cross over, too,) the team at HoneyKome has seen some new account gains in recent months.

28 Jul 2015 10:01

Relevant innovation key to competitive differentiation
Relevant innovation key to competitive differentiation

In a world where products and services have become increasingly commoditised, organisations are faced with the challenge of finding a competitive edge to gain and maintain market share. They must find a way of differentiating themselves by delivering relevant products and services that meet the needs of a constantly evolving market.

By Paul Fick 28 Jul 2015 07:00

When driving supply chain performance, visibility is key
When driving supply chain performance, visibility is key

At its heart, supply chain management requires a balancing of operational efficiency, customer satisfaction and quality. Managing the true cost to serve for each and every order is the aspiration to allow better negotiation and value creation across the supply chain. Customer and consumer centricity helps anticipate product and service requirements.

By David Telford 28 Jul 2015 06:30

Intelligent solutions to improve security and underpin smarter, safer cities
Intelligent solutions to improve security and underpin smarter, safer cities

The smart city concept is gaining traction across the globe as intelligent, connected technologies grow in number and sophistication. One vital aspect of the smart city is security, as ensuring citizen safety is essential to improving their living and working experience. From petty crimes like vandalism and pickpocketing to major issues like hijackings and muggings, the number of incidents that need to be dealt with is numerous.

By Mark Chertkow 28 Jul 2015 06:30