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UNITED STATES

Boris Dzhingarov
How to take advantage of the global gig economy

For small businesses and freelancers, there's no reason to stick to serving clients in your own local market. The rise of the "gig economy" means that even large corporations are hiring freelancers and agencies...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 12 Feb 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Q&A: Grant Hinds on being at the top of his game
Q&A: Grant Hinds on being at the top of his game

The V&A Museum in London, England is currently showcasing an exhibition solely devoted to the contemporary art of video games and local gamer, Grant Hinds, is the only South African gamer to have a vlog featured in the exhibition...

By Evan-Lee Courie 6 Feb 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Esports: Geemax on streaming for South Africa
Esports: Geemax on streaming for South Africa

George Smith AKA Geemax is a 28-year-old South African video game streamer hailing from Johannesburg. He is currently one of the most popular South African video game streamers around and is also a well-known shout caster...

By Iain Fenton 15 Jan 2019

UNITED STATES

Boris Dzhingarov
Everything your business needs to know about VPS

Customers may complain that it takes a long time for objects on your site to load. This may be a sign that your website is starting to outgrow its hosting. So what does that mean?...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 8 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

The rise and rise of the decentralised web
The rise and rise of the decentralised web

While the internet isn't technically centralised, it is monolithic and monopolised in practice...

By Simon McCullough 16 Nov 2018

UNITED STATES

Local SEO for local businesses: Best practices
Local SEO for local businesses: Best practices

Considering more than 70% of internet traffic comes from search engines, not integrating SEO into your internet marketing campaign would be a big mistake...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 26 Sep 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Happy 20th Birthday, Google!
Happy 20th Birthday, Google!

September 2018 marks the celebration of 20 years of Google...

By Evan-Lee Courie 13 Sep 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Barry Louzada
Esports in SA: 5 myths dispelled (for brands)

Back when I first competed in esports 20 years ago, players were competing to win simple prizes like a new keyboard...

By Barry Louzada 11 Sep 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Part IV: How information travels on the internet
Part IV: How information travels on the internet

You don't need to be in IT to understand the ins and outs of the internet. This 'how the internet works' series will teach you everything you need to know about the internet...

By Jarryd Chatz 30 May 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

New Cape Town/Brazil subsea cable to boost SA broadband
New Cape Town/Brazil subsea cable to boost SA broadband

Did you know that 98% of your global data travels under the ocean on subsea fibre optic cables, not via satellites?

By Ilse van den Berg 18 Apr 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Part III: The rules and language of the internet
Part III: The rules and language of the internet

Our 'how the internet works' series is dedicated to helping you understand what the internet is, what it does, and how it works...

By Jarryd Chatz 27 Mar 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Part II: The infrastructure that makes up the network of networks
Part II: The infrastructure that makes up the network of networks

Have you ever wondered "what is the internet really?" You're not alone. That's why I've developed a series of posts to explain how the internet works...

By Jarryd Chatz 6 Feb 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

The internet will be free one day
The internet will be free one day

What is the one thing your kids can't live without? It's not water. It's not electricity. It's not school. It's the internet...

By Alan Knott-Craig 1 Feb 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Dr Dawie de Wet
What's needed for large-scale satellite networks is not only technology

The success of the mobile market and the rapid adoption of the smartphone is often listed as a reference and motivation as to why large-scale satellite networks can be successful in Africa - a "if they can do it, we can do it" type of thinking...

By Dawie de Wet 29 Jan 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Part I: What is the internet?
Part I: What is the internet?

It's hard to imagine the world today with no internet - without it, internet service providers would certainly not exist. Yet, there are still many who don't really understand how it works. Or, more importantly, what the internet really is...

By Jarryd Chatz 22 Dec 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

This is how global internet speeds changed in 2017
This is how global internet speeds changed in 2017

You may not feel it if you're still using ADSL over century-old copper lines in South Africa, but global internet speeds over both fixed broadband and mobile networks have increased in 2017.

By Andy Walker 18 Dec 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Netflix in South Africa: fastest ISPs revealed for September
Netflix in South Africa: fastest ISPs revealed for September

Netflix launched in South Africa more than a year ago, officially supporting the region with TV shows and movies. But the streaming service has also recently added South Africa to its monthly ISP Speed Index...

By Hadlee Simons 10 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Photo by Peignault Laurent on Unsplash
Internet access is your basic right, here's why

Your municipality is responsible for providing you with the services you need to satisfy your basic needs, according to the South African Constitution.

By Duduzile Mkhwanazi 9 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Vumatel explains planned R89/month fibre internet in Alexandra
Vumatel explains planned R89/month fibre internet in Alexandra

Fibre provider Vumatel made headlines in local tech publications last week when it revealed plans to deliver 100Mbps fibre internet to residents of Alexandra for just R89 a month...

By Hadlee Simons 12 Sep 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Boris Dzhingarov
Three ways building a company intranet increases productivity

For your team to be effective in executing their daily tasks, they need an organised way of accessing information - like an intranet...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 11 Aug 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Unsure about fibre coverage in South Africa? This map will help
Unsure about fibre coverage in South Africa? This map will help

Fibre-based service provider Otel is busy laying out its own infrastructure, but it also sells data packages on other open-access fibre networks...

By Hadlee Simons 27 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Bringing Wi-Fi to Africa
Bringing Wi-Fi to Africa

Wi-Fi is so alive and kicking, it has its own dedicated day. Today, 20 June 2017 marks the inaugural World Wi-Fi Day - a day celebrated around the globe...

By Riaan Graham 20 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

How free Wi-Fi is changing the trade show industry
How free Wi-Fi is changing the trade show industry

Technology changes the way the world works, that's a fact. It revolutionised communication with the radio, made entertainment widespread with the television, and gave everyone access to information...

By Sam Smith 16 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Boris Dzhingarov
Five reasons why businesses should engage with video conferencing

With the Internet of Things becoming easily accessible to the average technology user, businesses are seeking encouragement to use a wide variety of digital tools to communicate and operate...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 29 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Four ways to profit from IoT
Four ways to profit from IoT

More and more South African organisations are looking to profit from IoT. According to Vodafone's 2015 M2M Barometer Report, 35% of organisations in Africa now have M2M deployments in place...

By Kerry Hope 15 Feb 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Local innovators crack Equal Rating challenge shortlist
Local innovators crack Equal Rating challenge shortlist

Five semi-finalists have been chosen to progress to the next phase of Mozilla's $250,000 Equal Rating Innovation Challenge...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

The case for satellite internet in Africa
The case for satellite internet in Africa

In Africa, technologies of all types are evolving rapidly, with one exception - internet access. With around only 170 million users, internet penetration remains low...

By Dawie de Wet 23 Dec 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Microwave technology - improved and useful
Microwave technology - improved and useful

Microwave technology has advanced considerably. As the long wait for fibre-to-the-business gets wearisome and begins to hamper productivity...

By Eckart Zollner 4 Nov 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Connectivity is key to building a progressive nation
Connectivity is key to building a progressive nation

The discussion around connectivity in South Africa has to evolve. It's no longer just about infrastructure and the advantages broadband delivers...

By Eckart Zollner 7 Oct 2016

AFRICA

What the loss of Falcon 9 and Amos-6 means for African connectivity
What the loss of Falcon 9 and Amos-6 means for African connectivity

On 1 September 2016, international space exploration company SpaceX suffered a failure during the static test fire of the Falcon 9 rocket...

By Dawie de Wet 21 Sep 2016

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