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'Uber-for-documents' startup launches in CPT
'Uber-for-documents' startup launches in CPT

A new courier service based on an Uber-for-documents model is launching in Cape Town and may spread to other cities.

By Duncan Alfreds 28 May 2015 12:36

NetApp challenges the status quo with new AltaVault solutions and services
NetApp challenges the status quo with new AltaVault solutions and services

In today's business environment, traditional backup is slow, risky, expensive, and complex. Users expect instant recovery and minimal data loss, but IT struggles to keep pace using legacy backup and recovery strategies. To meet these demands, NetApp, Inc. introduced NetApp AltaVault, previously SteelStore, cloud-integrated storage solutions and services, which will provide customers with the ability to quickly backup data to any cloud at up to 90 percent less cost than on-premises solutions.

28 May 2015 11:08

Rural South Africa to get free Wi-Fi
Rural South Africa to get free Wi-Fi

Rural Eastern Cape is about to get high-speed internet service through a dedicated wi-fi connection.

28 May 2015 08:24

Five ways to optimise mobile support for your customer
Five ways to optimise mobile support for your customer

In today's technology-driven society, businesses need to maintain a strong internet presence through the use of a well-designed website and social media. However, many companies forget that they need to take additional steps to cater for their mobile customers. By meeting the needs of your mobile customer, you will allow your business to reach a greater audience, and optimising your mobile customer support systems can lead to greater customer satisfaction and return customers.

By Sheza Gary 28 May 2015 08:00

Failure to backup data a major omission in SMEs' business practice
Failure to backup data a major omission in SMEs' business practice

'The world is divided into those people who have lost data and those who are going to'. From the results of the SME Survey 2015, it would appear the majority of South African SMES sit firmly in the second, high-risk category.

28 May 2015 06:03

Free coding workshops offered
Free coding workshops offered

The Cape Town Science Centre is to host the first Africa Code Week pilot from 30 May to 4 June, 2015, which will offer free coding workshops for children aged between 8 and 11 and free Train-the-Trainer workshops for teachers eager to join the Africa Code Week initiative.

28 May 2015 06:00

Five gadgets to transform the way you travel
Five gadgets to transform the way you travel

Whether you're a seasoned business traveller or just recently started globetrotting, having the right gadgets can make your trip more manageable - and enjoyable. Here are 5 gadgets you should consider for any upcoming trips.

By Nafisa Akabor 27 May 2015 09:38

A 'mobile-first' ethos: the catalyst for business transformation
A 'mobile-first' ethos: the catalyst for business transformation

Organisations in every sector and every country are currently grappling with the concepts of 'digitalisation' and 'digital transformation'. While these terms have slightly different connotations for different people, the catalyst for transforming the enterprise should always be the same. That catalyst, simply put, is 'mobile'.

By Lionel Moyal 27 May 2015 08:35

The data cycle: data's journey across the network and how hacking can change that
The data cycle: data's journey across the network and how hacking can change that

While it's convenient to link various personal online accounts and identities, users must beware of the security risks, says Martin Walshaw, senior engineer at F5 Networks.

27 May 2015 07:51

Picup launches on WeChat and opens up the job market
Picup launches on WeChat and opens up the job market

A new reliable and simple service has launched that aims to remove the hassle and admin involved with traditional courier services, and is recruiting drivers to help deliver the service.

27 May 2015 07:50

New data warehousing course
New data warehousing course

Master Data Management, sub-Saharan Africa partner of online data management educator's eLearningCurve, has announced the newly released course: Building and Operating a Data Warehouse. Data warehousing professionals can combine this course with others from eLearningCurve's data integration education track, to achieve the internationally recognised Certified Information Management Professional (CIMP) in data integration, or earn a CIMP in Data Warehousing with the data warehousing track, which is to be released soon.

27 May 2015 07:45

The mobile app strategy basics
The mobile app strategy basics

Make sure your mobile app strategy is more business-centered than merely tech-only or miss out, says OutSystems director Craig Terblanche...

By Leigh Andrews 26 May 2015 14:00

Weaker Rand pushes laptop prices up
Weaker Rand pushes laptop prices up

South Africans could see an increase in the price of laptops as the rand continues its downward slide against major international currencies, says a retailer.

By Duncan Alfreds 26 May 2015 10:55