28 Aug 2012

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Bizcommunity launches new newsletters

We've launched five new newsletters, to bring you the latest news in your sector of interest - or even sectors of interest. The five new letters are CSI, Sport, Mining, Military & Security, and Building & Construction.

For example, in CSI, there's still time to enter the rhino conservation mountain bike race and help raise awareness and boost the protection of one of our most iconic animals.

And on the military front, the SA Army is battling to cope fulfilling its various commitments... obsolete equipment hampers operations when our troops on peace-keeping operations go up against heavily armed rebel armies.

When does negotiation cease being negotiation and become war and anarchy? Paddy Hartdegen reckons what happened at Lonmin shows what happens when the boundaries are crossed.

He was the first man on the moon, but now Neil Armstrong, US astronaut has died at the age of 82.

Closer to the earth, but still in the air, 1Time has got a business rescue. That's good news, the more competition there is, anywhere in commerce and industry, the better it is for us, the consumer.

Finally, Jimmy Manyi is no longer the government and cabinet spokesperson. His contract has not been renewed. Not everyone might agree wholeheartedly with the official line on how Manyi performed in his role, however.

Rod Baker, content director

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Three key considerations for enterprise mobility strategies
[Alexandra Zagury] Consumerisation of IT - the trend of end-users bringing their own technologies to work - has changed the world in which CIOs and IT managers operate. Today, they're not as able to dictate platforms and standards to their mobile users as they were five years ago. Read more >>

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SATNAC opens doors for students
PRETORIA: Information Communications and Technology (ICT) students will have an opportunity to showcase their research and network with industry leaders, when the South African Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (SATNAC) gets underway next month. Read more >>

Internet


Control social media at work through Barracuda Networks
The newly released Barracuda Web Filter Firmware 6.0 features new application control capabilities to help organisations assess and enforce social media policy in the workplace. Read more >>

Internet Society to support African Internet exchange project
The African Union (AU) has appointed the Internet Society to conduct community mobilisation and technical aspects workshops to support the establishment of Internet exchange points (IXPs) in AU member states as part of the African Internet Exchange System (AXIS) project. Read more >>

Business, legal professionals get Wi-Fi access Joburg, Pretoria High Courts
Following the successful implementation of Wi-Fi access for the Cape High Court last year, LexisNexis South Africa in partnership with Law Credit recently launched a Wi-Fi facility in both the Johannesburg and Pretoria High Courts. Read more >>

Network


LTE - how can Africa prepare for this evolution?
[Martin Ferreira] Long-term evolution (LTE) technology is the next step up from 3G. This all-IP network technology will give users three times the wireless throughput and increase network capacity considerably. Read more >>

Corporate identity theft grows
Gianmarco Lorenzi, MD of Cleardata says according to the latest Southern African Fraud Prevention Services (SAFPS) chairman's report, the number of fraud filings received by SAFPS increased by 27% year-on-year in 2011, with 14 320 new incidents being reported. Read more >>

ADSL killed my baby
[George Golding] Still using copper-based VOIP in your start-up or SME? The arrival of voice over IP and cloud-based telephony undoubtedly started a new era in South African telecoms. Read more >>

Services


ISPA appoints full time INX manager
As an indication of how much the industry has grown, the Internet Service Providers' Association (ISPA) has formally appointed a full time INX manager, Nishal Goburdhan. His role will be to oversee the operation of the association's Internet exchanges and ensure that the exchanges grow to meet the needs of their users. Read more >>

Software


The cost of database DIY - are you really saving money?
[Jaroslav Cerny] The database is the heart of the modern organisation, keeping business alive by supplying applications and people with the information and technologies they need to do their jobs, in much the same way as the human heart keeps the body alive by supplying vital organs with blood to keep them functioning. Read more >>

American Express issues certification of compliance to Entersekt
Entersekt, a mobile security software development company, has been issued certification of compliance with SafeKeyTM protocol 1.0 for their transaction authentication software by American Express. Read more >>


International
Web-based email usage in Europe jumps 14%
LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, today released an overview of internet usage in Europe during June 2012, showing that 397.2 million Europeans went online for an average of 25.9 hours. Read more >>

Virgin Mobile launches in Poland, eyes Russia, Turkey
WARSAW, POLAND: Billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Mobile on Wednesday launched operations in Central Europe offering a prepaid service in Poland and aims to expand its mobile telephony presence in the region. Read more >>

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