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Bring your own anything
Bring your own anything

Wearable technology is one of the next great frontiers of innovation. Starting with things like wristbands, watches and glasses, this emerging domain seems set to evolve over the coming years - with a variety of enhanced, connected, wearable items hitting the market.

By Saurabh Kumar 24 Oct 2014 11:44

Prepare for the next evolution in the telecoms landscape
Prepare for the next evolution in the telecoms landscape

South Africa's telecoms landscape has traditionally lagged behind that of the western world for a number of reasons, not least of which has been a lack of infrastructure.

By Eckart Zollner 24 Oct 2014 11:12

Alexander Mehlhorn
The need for software and business analyst duality

Today's complex and competitive business landscape is calling for a shift in the role of the software developer as we currently understand it. Increasingly, businesses are looking towards a particular hybrid of software developer and business analyst - someone who can scope and design software architecture while simultaneously considering business and stakeholder needs.

By Alexander Mehlhorn 24 Oct 2014 10:32

Managed services born again in Africa
Managed services born again in Africa

The notion of managed IT services is not new, but thanks to the ever-evolving nature of technology and the rapid growth of cloud services in Africa, managed services has in effect been born again.

24 Oct 2014 10:02

Global Telematics survey finds that SA may surprise
Global Telematics survey finds that SA may surprise

Following a series of high-profile Telematics conferences around the globe and research released by US firm LexisNexis, a clear picture is forming over the state of global Telematics: the US is making the bigger strides with Europe in tow, and South Africa may surprise a few.

22 Oct 2014 12:21

FNB and Silicon Cape sign strategic partnership
FNB and Silicon Cape sign strategic partnership

First National Bank and Silicon Cape have announced a three-year strategic partnership worth R1 million per annum in funding and resource support to boost business activity in South Africa.

22 Oct 2014 10:49

The tablet computer that understands isiZulu
The tablet computer that understands isiZulu

South Africans can now use a tablet computer that understands Zulu. The Smart Tab 3G, which sells for R999 (on a prepaid deal) was designed as a low cost device for emerging markets.

22 Oct 2014 10:30

Virtualised desktops, transforming the workplace
Virtualised desktops, transforming the workplace

As faster, cheaper and more pervasive broadband networks start becoming a reality in South Africa, the stage is set for a complete reinvention of the workplace.

By Shailendra Singh 22 Oct 2014 10:05

App may help reduce phone usage
App may help reduce phone usage

It might be a bit like hosting an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at a bar but cellphone apps designed to track and reduce time spent on the phone are becoming hugely popular.

22 Oct 2014 09:32

Research investment needed for small businesses
Research investment needed for small businesses

Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has called for investment in research for the small business sector.

22 Oct 2014 07:14

The importance of mobility and BYOD trends
The importance of mobility and BYOD trends

We get bombarded with false promises and claims every day. We receive SMSes about 0% interest loans and tons of spam mail about our Irish lottery winnings worth millions of pounds. It is no wonder that people automatically switch off when they hear about the "next big thing that will change your life".

By Duaan Dekker 21 Oct 2014 15:25

The rivalry of the mobile handset industry in SA
The rivalry of the mobile handset industry in SA

The mobile handset industry in South Africa received an overall satisfaction score from its customers of 73.3 out of 100. This was revealed by the South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi) released today, 21 October 2014.

21 Oct 2014 12:37

Email and SMS from one platform set to assist marketers
Email and SMS from one platform set to assist marketers

TotalSend has launched SMS and email sending via a single channel. This multi-channel platform allows TotalSend to assist marketers who are increasingly looking to connect with customers on mobile devices. The company says it will save customers up to 40% by consolidating email and SMS onto one easy-to-use platform.

21 Oct 2014 05:47