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Addressing the skills shortage in IT

Don't let the number of IT graduates fool you; there is still a lack of technical skills in the industry. Here's what we need to do about it.

By Keith Newnham 23 Apr 2014 13:29

Wi-Fi is changing the use smartphones and vice versa

Despite the availability of Long-Term Evolution (LTE) in South Africa, Wi-Fi will remain the preferred form of connectivity for the foreseeable future according to Ruckus Wireless.

23 Apr 2014 10:09

Africa needs high quality solutions

Since its acquisition of iWayAfrica and Africa Online, pan African telecoms operator, Gondwana International Networks has focused on the development of its terrestrial and satellite network products and solutions.

23 Apr 2014 09:37

Kaspersky Lab announces security solutions and business strategies

Kaspersky Lab has recently revealed its vision of enterprise security at the company's annual CyberSecurity Summit in San Francisco, US. The event focused on how enterprise IT security realities affected businesses worldwide and featured commentary and panel discussions from influential figures in IT security.

22 Apr 2014 14:10

New smartphone app for small businesses launched

A big part of being a business owner, an entrepreneur, is building the know-how that will empower you to become more successful. It's all about finding the right mentor, getting the best finance for your business, securing space to trade, marketing your business and doing it all within the constraints of your budget. GfK, a global market research company, has developed a smartphone app that will deliver all these insights directly to you. Named Fundi, it'll deliver business and entrepreneurial content to thousands of small business owners across South Africa, for free.

22 Apr 2014 13:56

Telkom's cellular play - good news for local industry

The announcement by Telkom recently that it plans to replace almost 300 of its unprofitable copper-based exchanges with wireless 3G and LTE services is good news for the telecommunications industry.

By Rob Lith 22 Apr 2014 13:45

City of Cape Town's broadband achieves major milestone

The City is pleased to announce the signing of eight third-party service provider agreements, which is a major step in the City of Cape Town's Universal Broadband Network strategy. The fibre optic network has reached the point where it is robust and extensive enough to be leveraged off by the private sector.

18 Apr 2014 12:08

IBM announces new enterprise cloud offerings

IBM has announced a series of new enterprise cloud offerings for the mainframe that will help clients and service providers to reduce the cost of operations and rapidly deploy trusted cloud services with mainframe technology. The announcement includes the first System z-based integrated system offering: the IBM Enterprise Cloud System.

17 Apr 2014 10:49

Where are the programmers?

More than ever before in history, business needs people who can programme. Software is becoming a large part of ordinary life, so much so that entire industries and job descriptions are being supplanted by code.

17 Apr 2014 09:59

American tech giant partners South African IT Distributor

As AxizWorkgroup adds data centre infrastructure and power management manufacturer Tripp Lite to its battery of IT vendors, it introduces a new force to the playing field. Tripp Lite's firm position as an industry leader will help it rapidly spread its full datacentre solutions throughout the Southern African IT industry as it's paired with other leading datacentre brands.

17 Apr 2014 09:35