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SOUTH AFRICA

Simon McCullough, Major Channel Account Manager, F5 Networks
Move to 5G services without abandoning 4G investments

These are exciting, yet challenging times for service providers and telcos as 5G comes ever closer to becoming a reality...

By Simon McCullough 5 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Understanding SA's 5G reality
Understanding SA's 5G reality

Over the past year, it has become difficult to ignore the increasing hype and media noise around 5G...

By Colin Thornton 4 Apr 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Rethinking your business network
Rethinking your business network

Most companies today are on a digital transformation journey...

By Riaan Graham 28 Aug 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

SA needs to prioritise STEM education
SA needs to prioritise STEM education

South Africa already faces well-known challenges in its education system, felt nowhere more strongly than in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics...

By Rob Lith 22 Aug 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

5 user applications that are ideal for satellite technology
5 user applications that are ideal for satellite technology

The rapid growth of fibre networks in SA is inspiring and is enabling the drive for all businesses and consumers to be online...

By Dawie de Wet 17 Aug 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

#WomensMonth: Nomsa Nteleko - a story of success
#WomensMonth: Nomsa Nteleko - a story of success

Nomsa Nteleko, co-founder and managing director of OS Holdings, is a ground-breaking woman. This Women's Month, she shares her story of success...

By Evan-Lee Courie 16 Aug 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Here's how much you'll pay for Telkom's new FreeMe Promo voice bundles
Here's how much you'll pay for Telkom's new FreeMe Promo voice bundles

It's a great day to be a Telkom subscriber and a call-a-holic, not so much a data splurger...

By Andy Walker 9 Jul 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Taking telecoms to the next level: Who needs a long-term contract?
Taking telecoms to the next level: Who needs a long-term contract?

The average South African has experienced the sheer frustration that comes as part of the service provider package once you sign on the dotted line, especially when it comes to telecoms service providers...

By Ilse van den Berg 4 Jun 2018

UNITED STATES

Boris Dzhingarov
Save your bills while calling abroad - Tips to avoid encountering monster phone bill

If you're a frequent business traveler, you may have to factor in yet another cost while traveling abroad, that of meeting outrageously high fees for making international mobile calls and for using the internet...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 28 Aug 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Boris Dzhingarov
Are you accidentally damaging your smartphone? Seven tips to keep it safe

Accidentally scratching, drowning, crushing, or even melting your smartphone is ridiculously easy. But by implementing a few protective measures, you can almost eliminate that possibility...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

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Customer service is not a science, says Cell C CEO

A simple and common sense message that came across loud and clear at the Ask Afrika Orange Index Conference on Thursday, 9 February 2017 that seems to be the key to success in customer service was to create more real, meaningful human connections...

By Jessica Tennant 13 Feb 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

SA telecoms - the race is on
SA telecoms - the race is on

The South African telecommunications industry is due for some serious disruption in 2017 and beyond. Telco providers will be forced to reevaluate...

By Warren Bonheim 30 Jan 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

The why and how of high throughput satellites
The why and how of high throughput satellites

On 24 August this year, Intelsat announced that Intelsat 33e, the second of seven planned Intelsat Epic high throughput satellites, was launched successfully...

By Dawie de Wet 2 Dec 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Our turnaround is done, Telkom declares
Our turnaround is done, Telkom declares

Despite reporting a further 6,5% decline in the number of fixed lines in service to just 3,2m, Telkom has declared that it has completed a three-year turnaround strategy and is now ready for growth...

By Duncan McLeod 6 Jun 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Boris Dzhingarov
Best smartphones for the aspiring businessman

Although we still have many BlackBerry users out there, other companies like Samsung, HTC, Microsoft and Apple are offering great solutions that can be better for many businessmen...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 6 Apr 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Key trends shaping telecoms of the future
Key trends shaping telecoms of the future

The telecoms industry is currently one of the leading growth sectors in the global economy for a number of different reasons, including the emergence...

By Eckart Zollner 8 Feb 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Boris Dzhingarov
Using international phone cards or VoIP phone services

Technology has advanced at a really high rate. Various options are now available to make international business phone calls cheaper than anyone imagined a few years ago...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 7 Dec 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Bruce von Maltitz
Is your call centre a take-away joint or a fine-dining experience?

It doesn't really matter whether you position your business as a 'McDonald's' or a 'Michelin star restaurant'. Both models are successful because, while they meet different needs...

By Bruce von Maltitz 20 Apr 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Paul Fick
An effective digital strategy is the key to competitiveness in a changing world

The world as we know it is being shaped and changed by a set of megatrends that leading analyst firm Gartner calls the 'Nexus of Forces'...

By Paul Fick 7 Apr 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Your on-site PBX can kill your small business
Your on-site PBX can kill your small business

As a small business owner be aware of the pros and cons of a site-based PBX versus a hosted PBX and how each solution addresses your requirements...

By Sacha Matulovich 25 Mar 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Sufyan Mkwanda
Technology mistakes that small businesses make and how to address them

Small businesses need to dedicate their time and focus on knowing their own industry and that often means that effective technology practices are sometimes overlooked...

By Sufyan Mkwanda 10 Mar 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Lionel Moyal
Mobile apps help government connect with citizens, enhance service delivery

Smart cities are fast becoming a reality across the globe, driven by the interconnectedness of devices that communicate and provide information that leads to intelligent automation, decision and actions...

By Lionel Moyal 3 Mar 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Hisense launches revolutionary tablet and smartphone
Hisense launches revolutionary tablet and smartphone

Hisense is set to revolutionise South Africa's tablet market with the introduction of the Sero 8 Pro (F5281), reportedly the thinnest Android tablet in the country to date; as well as what is described as 'the most affordable metal smartphone in South Africa'...

By Evan-Lee Courie 19 Feb 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Mitchell Barker
What does Unified Communications mean for VoIP?

After seeing a television commercial for Apple's new iPhone 6, a friend in the US noted that it featured someone speaking on the handset and then quipped: "People actually still do that?"...

By Mitchell Barker 15 Feb 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Michael Frans
Digital transformation is essential for competitiveness in the automotive industry

The automotive sector is currently faced with a number of challenges. These are driven by trends, such as the rise of new growth markets, changing consumer behaviour, an increasing need for greater fuel economy...

By Michael Frans 9 Feb 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Video on Demand to drive requirement for carrier neutral POPs in Africa
Video on Demand to drive requirement for carrier neutral POPs in Africa

Video on Demand (VoD), the ability to access specific video content at a convenient time and place on a convenient device through the internet, has previously been an unfeasible technology in much of Africa as it requires large amounts of affordable, available and reliable bandwidth in order to operate...

By Eckart Zollner 5 Jan 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Bruce von Maltitz
Gamification: a manager's new best friend?

Games have been used to motivate and engage people since the dawn of time. They speak to one of our most basic instincts: the desire to play, compete, achieve and be part of a team...

By Bruce von Maltitz 2 Dec 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Mitchell Barker
The hidden costs of hosted VoIP

Many businesses rush into hosted VoIP investments, seeing the technology as an enormous cost saving - only to be disappointed with the results...

By Mitchell Barker 12 Nov 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Bring your own anything
Bring your own anything

Wearable technology is one of the next great frontiers of innovation. Starting with things like wristbands, watches and glasses, this emerging domain seems set to evolve over the coming years - with a variety of enhanced, connected, wearable items hitting the market.

By Saurabh Kumar 24 Oct 2014

SOUTH AFRICA

Source: Magento Commerce
How to tie in EBay to your e-commerce strategy

Of all e-commerce-related websites there is little doubt that EBay is the biggest. It's hard now to imagine a world in which EBay doesn't exist; so many of us have become reliant on the auction site to sell unwanted items and to purchase stuff that we do want on the cheap.

By Stuart Gonsal 21 Aug 2014

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