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Myth-busting the cloud for SMEs
Myth-busting the cloud for SMEs

South African SMEs are enthusiastically embracing cloud-based applications, such as Dropbox and Google Apps. Though the market is becoming more sophisticated, there are still a few myths that prevail about the risks and benefits of cloud computing, said Ivan Epstein, co-founder of Softline and CEO of Sage AAMEA (Australia, Asia, Middle East and Africa).

1 Sep 2014 10:49

Aptronics recognised for its empowerment of women in business
Aptronics recognised for its empowerment of women in business

Aptronics, South Africa's foremost BEE-empowered IT solutions provider, has been recognised for its contributions to the empowerment of women in business.

1 Sep 2014 10:11

Virtual telcos break network operators' stranglehold over business
Virtual telcos break network operators' stranglehold over business

If you're a South African business there's every chance that you're stuck in a dysfunctional relationship with your telco.

By Dave Meintjies 1 Sep 2014 09:07

Gary Allemann
Big data highlights need for data management education and skills

Big data is currently one of the most talked about megatrends affecting the business world, along with cloud computing, customer centricity and data-centric legislation, such as the Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act. Not only have these trends created a resurging interest in data, they have also underscored the requirement for strong data management skills - and this has highlighted a definite skills gap.

By Gary Allemann 29 Aug 2014 13:31

Data cannot work in isolation of analytics
Data cannot work in isolation of analytics

The proliferation of connected devices has resulted in the exponential increase of real-time data, but data on its own means very little if proper analytics does not take place. Frank Rizzo, Data and Analytics Leader of KPMG South Africa, discusses the importance of data and analytics.

29 Aug 2014 13:21

Paul Fick
Consolidating ICT infrastructure following mergers, acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions are useful when it comes to helping organisations to achieve business objectives. However, this strategy has the potential to create enormous complexity when it comes to consolidating the operations of the two disparate organisations involved in the merger or acquisition.

By Paul Fick 29 Aug 2014 11:21

T-Systems gains Frost & Sullivan recognition
T-Systems gains Frost & Sullivan recognition

Frost & Sullivan has recognised T-Systems with the 2014 South African Company of the Year Award. T-Systems is an outsourcing service provider that offers end-to-end solutions across ICT operations and systems integration, and is particularly strong in the data centre and enterprise resource planning markets.

29 Aug 2014 11:09

5 tips to identify and combat data loss threats
5 tips to identify and combat data loss threats

There are regularly stories in the media about companies that accidentally lose data, whether in printout or digital form. Usually, the security focus is on the prevention of external threats, such as viruses and hackers.

28 Aug 2014 14:35

Fundza Literacy Trust nominated for Tech Awards
Fundza Literacy Trust nominated for Tech Awards

The Tech Awards has nominated the FunDza Literacy Trust as one of five international finalists for the 'Microsoft Education Award', for providing 50,000 young South Africans with access to reading material on their cellphones.

27 Aug 2014 15:00

CIOs need to embrace digital ethics
CIOs need to embrace digital ethics

The need for CIOs to consider digital ethics has become paramount as the pace of technology change accelerates, according to Gartner, Inc. Analysts are set to discuss the Role of Ethics in Digital Business at the Gartner Africa Symposium/ITxpo 2014, taking place in Cape Town from 10-12 September 2014.

27 Aug 2014 11:16

Jasco Enterprise sharpens focus, enhances customer service
Jasco Enterprise sharpens focus, enhances customer service

As part of its on-going commitment to enhancing customer service while ensuring business sustainability and critical mass, Jasco Enterprise has announced the consolidation of its various coastal offices into a single Coastal division which will span the Western and Eastern Capes as well as Kwa-Zulu Natal.

27 Aug 2014 10:28

Solidarity asks MTN to find alternative to layoffs
Solidarity asks MTN to find alternative to layoffs

MTN has defended its retrenchment plans‚ which has been criticised by the trade union Solidarity and says the process was partly to review the cost structure of operations in South Africa‚ and allow the company to deliver on strategic investments and product innovation.

By Samuel Mungadze 27 Aug 2014 10:01

IT company helps graduates to become productive employees
IT company helps graduates to become productive employees

Durban-based IT company, 2Cana Solutions has a high demand for talented IT professionals and has a unique formula to deliver results and assist graduates to cross the bridge between graduation and productive employee.

25 Aug 2014 12:44