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CIOs asked to rise to the digital challenge
CIOs asked to rise to the digital challenge

Taking place at the CTICC from September 28 to 30, the annual Gartner Symposium/ITxpo will examine the need for companies to evolve into a digital business and remain competitive.

3 Jul 2015 11:45

RS Components: low-cost computers benefits education in Africa
RS Components: low-cost computers benefits education in Africa

Education event, SABC African EduWeek, showcases the latest education technology innovations and offers education professionals the opportunity to source and buy new products for use in the classroom as well as give visitors the chance to enhance their knowledge through a range of conference sessions focused on the future of education. General manager of RS Components South Africa, Brian Andrew, spoke about the history and evolution of the innovative Raspberry Pi which has transformed classrooms and learning around the world.

3 Jul 2015 11:14

Liberalisation of telecoms industry affords new revenue stream to managing agents
Liberalisation of telecoms industry affords new revenue stream to managing agents

According to OTEL, independent telecommunications provider, the liberalisation of the telecoms industry means managing agents responsible for administering Gauteng's business parks have a unique opportunity to add broadband and VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) offerings to their bundle of revenue-generating services.

3 Jul 2015 08:07

Is your Smartphone the real deal?
Is your Smartphone the real deal?

Counterfeit goods have increasingly become a problem in South Africa. Not only is the clothing industry suffering under the scourge of counterfeit goods but the Electronics industry has also been under fire. Purchasing a smartphone device from unauthorised dealers puts consumers at risk of losing out financially, as there are limited options they can resort to should they subsequently discover that the device is faulty.

3 Jul 2015 07:56

Actually, the future of your contact centre does not depend on technology
Actually, the future of your contact centre does not depend on technology

The 2015 Dimension Data Global Contact Centre Benchmarking Report shows that contact centre operators and owners understand that their existing technology capabilities are inadequate for meeting the expectations of, particularly, a progressively younger market raised on social media and comfortable with all things digital.

By Darren Arnold 3 Jul 2015 07:34

Rugged computers a game-changer in critical field rescue situations
Rugged computers a game-changer in critical field rescue situations

New advanced technological solutions - both hardware and software - are changing the security, public safety, and law enforcement sectors to the very core and for the better. Advanced mobile applications and rugged mobile computers have greatly improved these professions' ability to perform in time-critical situations and in less than favorable environments.

By Jerker Hellström 2 Jul 2015 10:26

Wireless charging emerging as industry standard
Wireless charging emerging as industry standard

Renowned inventor and futurist, Nikola Tesla, in 1891, became the first person to introduce inductive charging by successfully demonstrating the wireless transfer of energy. However, it took over a century for this technology to find its way into mainstream consumer use.

2 Jul 2015 08:08

Mobey Forum: the future of biometrics in finacial services
Mobey Forum: the future of biometrics in finacial services

To ensure consistent, easy and convenient services for end users, the financial services industry must set aside competition and collaborate on biometrics. These are the findings of a survey published by Mobey Forum, the global industry association empowering banks and other financial institutions to lead in the future of mobile financial services, exploring the current attitudes to biometrics within the banking industry, the key use cases, industry drivers and obstacles standing in the way of progress.

2 Jul 2015 07:53

Effective, reliable power management is essential to continued operations
Effective, reliable power management is essential to continued operations

Clean, stable supply of electricity is essential for businesses in any industry or vertical to be able to continue operating, a challenge for industries in South Africa due to the current energy situation. Irregular supply of energy in South Africa is detrimental to the economy as a whole. However, security companies in particular require 100% power availability to ensure they are able to deliver their services.

By Marco da Silva 2 Jul 2015 06:00

The real cost of IT
The real cost of IT

The initial cost of a company laptop represents less than 30 percent of the total cost of owning and using it. The remaining 70 percent is often ignored by companies because these costs form part of the 'background' cost of IT. This is according to OutSystems SA director, Craig Terblanche.

2 Jul 2015 02:01

Innovation hub gives "disruptive technology" a lift
Innovation hub gives "disruptive technology" a lift

An innovation hub which caters for both start-up and existing businesses has been opened in Port Elizabeth.

1 Jul 2015 10:51

Datatex launches iRecall Amethyst Replication in the Cloud - Datatex Dynamics
Datatex launches iRecall Amethyst Replication in the Cloud

Datatex Dynamics, a telecommunications software company specialising in Call Recorder Solutions, Call Centre Solutions and Telephone Management Systems, has announced iRecall Amethyst Replication in the Cloud (ARC), a service that allows existing Amethyst* users to create real-time, duplicate recordings off-site, i.e. stored safely and securely in the cloud and fully managed and monitored by Datatex.

Issued by Datatex Dynamics 1 Jul 2015 10:49

Retail companies take 200 days to identify advanced cyber threats, survey reveals
Retail companies take 200 days to identify advanced cyber threats, survey reveals

The most serious security challenge retail organisations face are advanced cyber threats. According to a new Ponemon Institute Survey, sponsored by Arbor Networks, a provider of DDoS and advanced threat protection solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, retailers struggle to identify attacks once it's within the network.

1 Jul 2015 09:50