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Neil Cameron
Facing HVAC challenges? Smart equipment for building efficiency is here

With greater energy efficiency topping the wish list of facility and energy management executives globally, four cross-industry tech trends are having a transformative impact on building systems: visualisation, Machine2Machine (M2M) communication, mobility tools, and analytics.

By Neil Cameron 20 Aug 2014 10:40

Impress potential employers with Impress Me
Impress potential employers with Impress Me

Impress Me is a video based mobile application that is set revolutionise the recruitment process as we know it. Visually impress potential employers, and tell them why you are right for the job, by submitting an unique video clip of yourself.

20 Aug 2014 08:56

Government needs innovation for service delivery
Government needs innovation for service delivery

Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane says the public sector must challenge itself to be creative and embrace innovation as a new way of doing government business more smartly and delivering its services.

20 Aug 2014 07:22

Security in an increasingly mobile environment
Security in an increasingly mobile environment

Mobility is essential in the business world, as being able to communicate while on the move is no longer a "nice to have", but a necessity.

By Fred Mitchell 19 Aug 2014 15:42

Innovative collaboration tools to give insurers the edge
Innovative collaboration tools to give insurers the edge

Collaboration is an integral part of the insurance business, but, today, the need rapidly to assemble teams and capitalise on human expertise to provide faster, better decisions makes collaborating all the more important.

By Andre le Roux 19 Aug 2014 15:28

The science behind DDoS extortion
The science behind DDoS extortion

"Pay up or we'll take your website down," so goes the adage that usually accompanies ransom-based cyber attacks. Top of the news agenda in recent weeks, well-known names such as Evernote and Feedly have all fallen victim to extortion attacks, but these companies are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this very lucrative criminal activity.

By Bryan Hamman 19 Aug 2014 14:56

Brent Lees
Facing location-independent computing challenges

The explosion of mobile, cloud and social technologies has dramatically changed the business landscape. Today, distance is no longer a barrier to business success. An organisation's applications, data centre and offices can be opposite sides of the world, yet the business can still achieve the same reliability and performance that it has come to expect.

By Brent Lees 19 Aug 2014 14:16

1Stream releases gamification technologies white paper
1Stream releases gamification technologies white paper

Call centre technology provider 1Stream is taking the lead and has released a white paper outlining the potential for gamification technologies in South African contact centres.

19 Aug 2014 12:53

Grovel, grovel, Telkom's in trouble
Grovel, grovel, Telkom's in trouble

There's a story about Jacques Schindehütte, Telkom's devil-may-care former finance boss, that provides a measure of the man.

By Rob Rose 19 Aug 2014 06:56

Survey finds that unlicensed software is still a threat
Survey finds that unlicensed software is still a threat

Fewer South African companies are using unlicensed software, opting to avoid the numerous security threats associated with counterfeit software, but one in three copies of software installed on local PCs during 2013 was still not properly licensed. The estimated commercial value (locally) of the unlicensed software is R4.11 billion.

18 Aug 2014 13:19

Jessie Rudd
Fast data

There is a new "next big thing" making the rounds. The quotes are intentional - they symbolise the fanfare and "jazz hands" that so often accompany these supposed new and emerging technologies.

By Jessie Rudd 18 Aug 2014 12:41

Icasa announces cost standard
Icasa announces cost standard

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa has announced that it has adopted the Long-Run Incremental Cost Plus ("LRIC+) to determine voice call termination costs.

18 Aug 2014 12:41

Carey van Vlaanderen
Facebook Messenger: Handing over your privacy

Users of the iPhone and Android versions of Facebook's app will have found that, when trying to get into messenger, they are directed to download a second app, Messenger that will allow you person-to-person messages.

By Carey van Vlaanderen 15 Aug 2014 10:58