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Brave new world of VoIP - telephony's new 'owners' and partners - Connection Telecom
Brave new world of VoIP - telephony's new 'owners' and partners

Enterprise telephony market research reveals that Internet Protocol-enabled PBXs are now out-selling analogue PBXs five to one.

Issued by Connection Telecom 3 Sep 2015 16:44

Bringing technology to communities
Bringing technology to communities

The chief of the Shixini Great Place in Willowvale young people in Port Elizabeth's Northern areas and school nurses in the rural Transkei all have one thing in common. They all benefit from the work done by Prof Darelle van Greunen and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University's Centre for Community Technologies (CCT). CCT aims to respond to the needs of the Eastern Cape and ultimately those of the larger South Africa.

3 Sep 2015 11:11



How to keep your children safe online
How to keep your children safe online

Very few parents use parental controls on internet-enabled devices bought for their children, leaving youngsters potentially exposed to online threats. Most parents feel it is suitable for children to use the internet either somewhat supervised or totally unsupervised, and many do so without talking to their children about online safety - even though they are aware that their children may be hiding aspects of their internet activity from them, says Carey van Vlaandern, CEO at ESET.

By Carey van Vlaanderen 3 Sep 2015 09:11

Large-scale surveillance solutions need purpose-built NVR hard drives
Large-scale surveillance solutions need purpose-built NVR hard drives

When it comes to safety and security, video surveillance has become an essential component of many security systems. Digital solutions have made this easier and more affordable and allowed for video surveillance to be installed in many more areas than ever before. In addition, increased camera resolution allows for higher quality footage and fewer cameras needed to cover the same physical area.

By Kalvin Subbadu 3 Sep 2015 08:48

Maximising revenue, minimising churn in telecoms industry
Maximising revenue, minimising churn in telecoms industry

Globally, telecom service providers are facing challenging market conditions and decline in revenue. Playing a role in these challenges are high subscriber churn rates as a result of network congestion, increased competition from Over-The-Top (OTT) services, and a shift towards data-based voice communications.

By Anindito De 3 Sep 2015 08:04

Avoiding catastrophic security leaks in printers and copiers
Avoiding catastrophic security leaks in printers and copiers

Carte Blanche, on August 30, highlighted the need to secure documents on copiers, printers and multifunction printers (MFP). These devices contain hard disk drives (HDD) that store data villain can later reproduce.

By Jacques van Wyk 3 Sep 2015 07:41

Quality Data: Differentiating banks from mobile operators
Quality Data: Differentiating banks from mobile operators

Traditional financial institutions are fighting a war against mobile operators for the lucrative mobile payments market in Africa. At stake - billions of dollars in transaction fees and deposits - particularly targeting the traditionally unbanked population.

By Gary Allemann 3 Sep 2015 07:17

Strategies and mindsets to make customers stick
Strategies and mindsets to make customers stick

Programme manager ICT for Frost & Sullivan South Africa, Gareth Mellon, said customer loyalty was becoming an outdated term while speaking at the recent Interactive Intelligence Customer Experience Executive Forum in Johannesburg and Durban. "Loyalty implies an emotional connection. Customers are seldom emotional about the companies they support. It's really about retaining customer 'stickiness'."

2 Sep 2015 13:24

Time for nominating ICT achievers running out
Time for nominating ICT achievers running out

If you want to nominate a fellow South African citizen for the ICT Achievers Awards, you have until 11 September 2015 to submit nominations via ICT Achievers Awards.

2 Sep 2015 10:13

Can biometrics provide a way for secure and easy online payments?
Can biometrics provide a way for secure and easy online payments?

According to the South African Fraud Prevention Service, identity theft has increased by more than 200% in the last six years and is costing the country at least R1 billion per year. This growing cyber risk has brought with it the need for watertight methods to protecting personal data.

2 Sep 2015 10:03

The future of banking is mobile
The future of banking is mobile

According to the Oxygen8 report based on the survey on Mastering Multichannel Journeys, banking is the second most popular category in mobile technology usage, having amassed 17.6% of all votes.

2 Sep 2015 09:31

Web developers flock to DrupalCamp Cape Town 2015
Web developers flock to DrupalCamp Cape Town 2015

DrupalCamp Cape Town 2015 is set to showcase the latest innovations being generated through the Drupal content management platform on Friday 4 September...

2 Sep 2015 08:41

Fighting digital colonialism, Q&A with Elizabeth Gould
Fighting digital colonialism, Q&A with Elizabeth Gould

The V&A Waterfront recently launched Workshop17, a multi-use innovation hub in support of start-ups, companies and initiatives working towards a better future for South Africa and Africa. One of Workshop17's key residents is codeX, an organisation focused on growing the next generation of African coders.

By Cari Van Wyk 1 Sep 2015 13:24