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Myth-busting the cloud for SMEs
Myth-busting the cloud for SMEs

South African SMEs are enthusiastically embracing cloud-based applications, such as Dropbox and Google Apps. Though the market is becoming more sophisticated, there are still a few myths that prevail about the risks and benefits of cloud computing, said Ivan Epstein, co-founder of Softline and CEO of Sage AAMEA (Australia, Asia, Middle East and Africa).

1 Sep 2014 10:49

Virtual telcos break network operators' stranglehold over business
Virtual telcos break network operators' stranglehold over business

If you're a South African business there's every chance that you're stuck in a dysfunctional relationship with your telco.

By Dave Meintjies 1 Sep 2014 09:07

Gary Allemann
Big data highlights need for data management education and skills

Big data is currently one of the most talked about megatrends affecting the business world, along with cloud computing, customer centricity and data-centric legislation, such as the Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act. Not only have these trends created a resurging interest in data, they have also underscored the requirement for strong data management skills - and this has highlighted a definite skills gap.

By Gary Allemann 29 Aug 2014 13:31

T-Systems gains Frost & Sullivan recognition
T-Systems gains Frost & Sullivan recognition

Frost & Sullivan has recognised T-Systems with the 2014 South African Company of the Year Award. T-Systems is an outsourcing service provider that offers end-to-end solutions across ICT operations and systems integration, and is particularly strong in the data centre and enterprise resource planning markets.

29 Aug 2014 11:09

Fundza Literacy Trust nominated for Tech Awards
Fundza Literacy Trust nominated for Tech Awards

The Tech Awards has nominated the FunDza Literacy Trust as one of five international finalists for the 'Microsoft Education Award', for providing 50,000 young South Africans with access to reading material on their cellphones.

27 Aug 2014 15:00

Jasco Enterprise sharpens focus, enhances customer service
Jasco Enterprise sharpens focus, enhances customer service

As part of its on-going commitment to enhancing customer service while ensuring business sustainability and critical mass, Jasco Enterprise has announced the consolidation of its various coastal offices into a single Coastal division which will span the Western and Eastern Capes as well as Kwa-Zulu Natal.

27 Aug 2014 10:28

Solidarity asks MTN to find alternative to layoffs
Solidarity asks MTN to find alternative to layoffs

MTN has defended its retrenchment plans‚ which has been criticised by the trade union Solidarity and says the process was partly to review the cost structure of operations in South Africa‚ and allow the company to deliver on strategic investments and product innovation.

By Samuel Mungadze 27 Aug 2014 10:01

Datacentrix wins M&G study recognition
Datacentrix wins M&G study recognition

Datacentrix has been named as South Africa's most empowered company within the ICT services sector in two categories, by the Mail & Guardian's "Most empowered companies" study.

27 Aug 2014 09:07

Connected home entertainment devices pose a security threat
Connected home entertainment devices pose a security threat

David Jacoby, security analyst at Kaspersky Lab, conducted a research experiment in his living room to find out how safe his home is in terms of cyber security. He inspected home entertainment devices such as network-attached storages (NAS), smart TVs, router, Blu-ray player, etc. to find out if they are vulnerable to cyber-attacks.

26 Aug 2014 16:19

Forget where you parked? There's an app for that
Forget where you parked? There's an app for that

Dude, where did I park my car? Apple is apparently trying to answer that question with a new app that will work even when GPS reception is poor.

By TJ Strydom 26 Aug 2014 10:51

MTN adds R54bn to market capitalisation
MTN adds R54bn to market capitalisation

MTN Group has added about R54bn to its market capitalisation since its well-received interim results early this month, leaving both the top-40 and all-share indices trailing in the distance.

26 Aug 2014 10:28

Sentech to test digital radio pilot
Sentech to test digital radio pilot

The state-owned broadcasting signal distributor Sentech will test digital radio technologies from October, a move that will open the airwaves to more radio stations and improved audio quality, it said last week. The current analogue FM signal is already crowded, especially in Gauteng, while quality on AM or medium wave is often poor in many areas.

26 Aug 2014 09:00

SA companies in Maputo for FACIM fair
SA companies in Maputo for FACIM fair

A delegation of South African companies is in Maputo, Mozambique, showcasing their products and services at the 50th Jubilee of the Feira International de Maputo (FACIM) trade fair.

26 Aug 2014 08:22