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Property management system customised for backpacker accommodation
Property management system customised for backpacker accommodation

"There's a new kid on the accommodation block and hoteliers and hospitality industry suppliers should start taking notice," said Ian Lumsden, GM of Ankerdata's hotel division and the South African agent of property management system, protel. Thanks to their client never@home, protel have pooled their development resources into customising a property management system to suit the backpacker accommodation supplier, a market that is poised for exponential growth, said Lumsden.

30 Mar 2015 13:55

Cybercrime: Top protection tips
Cybercrime: Top protection tips

Cybercrime is generally defined as any form of criminal activity involving the use of computers and the internet. According to the McAfee Report entitled Net Losses: Estimating the Global Cost of Cybercrime (June 2014), cyber-crime equates to 0.14% of our GDP - that's' a staggering R5.8 billion.

By Harsha Gordhan 30 Mar 2015 11:11

NMMU to research faster, cheaper alternative to ADSL broadband
NMMU to research faster, cheaper alternative to ADSL broadband

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) will conduct pioneering research around optical fibre data transport for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope...

30 Mar 2015 10:30

How data and insights will enable the evolution of the digitally smart water utility
How data and insights will enable the evolution of the digitally smart water utility

Water utilities across the world more than often tackle a similar set of challenges relating to service resilience, customer service, regulation, compliance and operational excellence.

By George Hunt and Shailendra Singh 30 Mar 2015 10:06

Steven Cohen
10 tips for keeping your data safe in the cloud

If you choose a credible cloud software provider, it will host your accounting or payroll applications and data in a secure data centre underpinned by world-class technology. This will free you from doing backups, buying and installing new versions of the software, and fencing your data behind high security software.

By Steven Cohen 30 Mar 2015 09:15

Gojimo goes global, first UK, then US, now SA
Gojimo goes global, first UK, then US, now SA

George Burgess, titled one of Britain's six most exciting young entrepreneurs by Forbes and called "one to watch on London's tech startup scene" by the London Evening Standard, is launching a revolutionary education app in South Africa on 2 April...

30 Mar 2015 07:00

Zipnet to boost the ICT Sector in Ghana
Zipnet to boost the ICT Sector in Ghana

Alepo, a provider of network and IT software solutions for global communications service providers, recently announced a new partnership with Zipnet - an internet service provider in Ghana - to evolve ICT services across the country with advanced policy and charging control solutions for IP-based services and 4G mobile broadband.

29 Mar 2015 10:24

Hybrid cloud strategy to be a major area of focus
Hybrid cloud strategy to be a major area of focus

Companies predict that more than half of their applications and services will be deployed on the hybrid cloud within an average of three years, according to global survey results released by Avanade, a global business technology solutions, cloud and managed services provider.

28 Mar 2015 11:11

Jayson O’Reilly
Next-generation firewalls demand built-in intelligence

Firewalls are the first line of any organisation's defences. They are the 'sentinels' of the network, standing guard and controlling traffic entering and leaving the network, blocking potentially dangerous or unknown traffic that may threaten the organisation.

By Jayson O'Reilly 27 Mar 2015 10:36

Martin Doyle
How a Chief Data Officer can make your data great

Fresh data is usually pristine. It's data in it's clearest, most accurate form - straight from the customer or client. If you've put measures in place to cut back on data input errors, such as form validation, you can be reasonably sure that the newest records in your CRM are the "latest and greatest".

By Martin Doyle 27 Mar 2015 10:18

SKA African partner countries meet in Pretoria
SKA African partner countries meet in Pretoria

Ministers from African member countries of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) mega project met in Pretoria on Wednesday to discuss future cooperation in radio astronomy...

26 Mar 2015 09:00

Social innovation in action: collaboration, shared value and a new business model
Social innovation in action: collaboration, shared value and a new business model

A recent report from Chatham House, the international affairs think tank, noted the vital importance of cities to the global economy, calling them motors for growth. The report stated that cities produce innovation, and will increasingly do so with interconnected technologies coming to the fore. However, they face enormous and increasingly common challenges: gridlock; insufficient housing; poor waste management; lack of clean water and safety.

By Klaus Dieter Rennert 26 Mar 2015 08:29

The dawn of medical cities
The dawn of medical cities

Within our lifetime, the global population is set to grow and change demographics at a rate unseen by previous generations. This puts enormous pressures on all industries, but specifically health care. Hospitals are already at capacity with a huge strain on resources and expertise, but there is an opportunity to adapt in order to deal with this change in a sustainable and affordable way.

By John Raspin 26 Mar 2015 08:23