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Open source suits the African market exceptionally well: Q&A with Brendan Mcerlain
Open source suits the African market exceptionally well: Q&A with Brendan Mcerlain

Red Hat, a leading provider of open source solutions, recently visited South Africa to host the Red Hat Forum in Johannesburg. Attendees learned how to take full advantage of open source technology solutions.

By Cari Van Wyk 31 Jul 2015 15:00

Third Industrial Revolution; DevOps leads the way for digital transformation
Third Industrial Revolution; DevOps leads the way for digital transformation

The third Industrial revolution has begun and optimum use of digital infrastructure and massive databases floating around us are the decisive factors for competitive advantage...

By Chirag Shivalker 31 Jul 2015 14:00



What to consider for a hosted business continuity solution
What to consider for a hosted business continuity solution

The increasing adoption of cloud computing is revolutionising how IT is used and procured as well as how organisation ensure business continuity. However, according to Sasha Malic, head of availability and hosting services at ContinuitySA, the two should not be confused.

31 Jul 2015 09:56

New technology lays foundation for 'dynamic discovery'
New technology lays foundation for 'dynamic discovery'

GlobalPlatform has published its System Protocol Discovery Mechanism (SPDM) Specification describing a simple mechanism, which enables a system to 'discover' which protocols are supported by a server, in order to establish how the system and the server can communicate.

31 Jul 2015 09:37

Adapt IT opens third Knowledge Centre
Adapt IT opens third Knowledge Centre

Adapt IT, an innovative IT company, opened its third Knowledge Centre at the Rusthof Secondary School in the Western Cape. After investments in Amaoti and Olievenhoutbosch in 2013 and 2014 respectively, it now brings their total knowledge centre investment to R1,6 million.

31 Jul 2015 09:05

Cloud technology becoming key component in success of SMEs
Cloud technology becoming key component in success of SMEs

According to the US Deloitte 2014 Report on Technology, conducted among mid-market business executives, 39% of respondents believed that cloud technology has the potential to produce the greatest productivity gains for their business. Due to the advancement of cloud technology which is enabling local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa to compete globally, they can now access a wider variety of tools and systems that were not available to them a few years ago.

31 Jul 2015 08:53

The evolution of the camera
The evolution of the camera

Picture yourself taking a selfie, holding up the camera, tapping through to the front-facing camera, trying to keep your hand steady, laughing and shaking but finally getting the shot. Now imagine you tried to do the same thing 100 years ago. It was a whole different story, involving drawn out poses and development time. It wasn't so long ago that the digital camera completely replaced the film camera, but that doesn't really give us a full appreciation of just how much photographic technology has changed in a few hundred years.

By Deon Prinsloo 31 Jul 2015 07:47

CIO Directory 2015, a guide to South Africa's IT decision-makers, out now - ITWeb
CIO Directory 2015, a guide to South Africa's IT decision-makers, out now

ITWeb Brainstorm has released the sixth edition of its CIO Directory, a guide to the country's IT decision-makers.

Issued by ITWeb 30 Jul 2015 14:53

Tech4Africa returns to Cape Town in Year Six. And the local line-up is fantastic!
Tech4Africa returns to Cape Town in Year Six. And the local line-up is fantastic!

Tech4Africa is fast obtaining the mantle of SxSW for Africa. After five years of consistently showcasing authentic content, it returns to Cape Town for a day of inspiring and engaging talks.

Issued by Tech4Africa 30 Jul 2015 14:36

Faster and free connectivity with Tshwane Wi-Fi upgrades
Faster and free connectivity with Tshwane Wi-Fi upgrades

Project Isizwe has confirmed that the City of Tshwane recently upgraded the maximum speeds on its free Wi-Fi network to 15 megabits per second. The average speed for users has been 7 mbps. In the past 18 months, The network has grown to 633 sites, resulting in economies of scale that can be passed to citizens in the form of faster WiFi speeds without any additional cost to the city.

30 Jul 2015 11:51

A records management perspective on business continuity
A records management perspective on business continuity

Sound records management is crucial to successful business continuity and vice versa; without one, the other is jeopardised.

By Louisa Venter 30 Jul 2015 11:34

Getting smart on mobile security in three steps
Getting smart on mobile security in three steps

Mobile devices and apps are how work gets done these days. Employees aren't tied to their desks, work doesn't always mean sitting down from 9-5 and meetings can take place anywhere from a coffee shop to the sidelines of a soccer game. However, as the adoption of mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) continues to increase, both employers and employees need to be aware of their company's security policies.

By Brendan Mc Aravey 30 Jul 2015 11:20

Develop South Africa launches ineoNavigato
Develop South Africa launches ineoNavigato

A division of Bidvest Office (Pty) Ltd, DEVELOP South Africa has launched a free online learning platform, ineoNavigator. "After clients have purchased one or more ineo device, the customer can simply login to the ineoNavigator portal using our username and password. This will help the customer to get to know their new printer or multifunctional device faster while improving their time management and efficiency - completely free of charge."

30 Jul 2015 08:27