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Keeping developers happy: creativity vs productivity

While there has been a well documented need for more IT and software development skills in South Africa, companies themselves often play a part in either losing - or chasing away - key talent, says Zaf Dalvie, software development manager at redPanda Software.

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Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps hit Windows 10

Fresh from reporting stellar earnings, Facebook rolled out applications tailored to Microsoft's latest operating system for the social network as well as its Messenger and Instagram services.

2 days ago

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Chrome crowned top internet browser by market tracker

SAN FRANCISCO: Google Chrome was crowned the top internet browser, officially ending the long reign of Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE). NetMarketShare calculated that Chrome had 41.7% of desktop browser share in April, narrowly topping the 41.4 share for IE. Mozilla's Firefox browser was third with 9.7%, according to the market tracker.

2 days ago

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Mobile optimised work environments drive performance

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), through its new global study Mobility, Performance and Engagement, established a measurable link between more mobile-first working environments and increased employment engagement, proving that CIOs can drive increased business performance through mobile strategies that are developed and executed well.

29 Apr 2016

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is 30 billion pictures worth?

Image capture and related technology is speeding up exponentially and changing the world of communication and creativity as we know it. It's estimated that globally more pictures were taken every two minutes of 2012 than all of the photographs taken in the entire 19th century. Last year we snapped an estimated trillion photos - in a single year! And by 2017, Infotrends estimates that 78.8% (or just over three-quarters) of all photos will be taken using our phones.

By Hitendra Naik 29 Apr 2016

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What does SSDC mean for your business?

Software-defined everything! Well, not everything, but lots of things. Shifting a lot of the management and, therefore, the intelligence, to software makes a lot of sense and it's where the industry is heading. Software-defined networking is leading the charge right now, and it's the data centre where all this will come together. And that means we're heading towards a software-defined data centre (SDDC).

By Martin Walshaw 28 Apr 2016

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Ten ways to protect your organisation from ransomware

If you've been listening to the news lately, you would have heard of a number of companies being affected by ransomware. Organisations and users are concerned about the recent surge in this form of cyber attack and they should be. Ransomware is nasty stuff.

By Paul Williams 28 Apr 2016