Michael Fletcher (2)

Wi-Fi eases transition to high data consumption

September 30, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

With LTE (4G) cellular gaining momentum and operators starting to push entry-level smartphones across Africa, consumers across the continent are in a great position to benefit from the connected world. However, what does the increase in data demand mean for Wi-Fi and its relationship with other forms of connectivity? Michael Fletcher, sales director for...

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Lutz Blaeser, MD of Intact Security (image: LivDigital)

Web exploits threaten businesses

September 30, 2014 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

The Web is still the greatest attack surface and largest entry point for malicious code. These attacks usually happen via drive-by downloads, which see malware being downloaded and executed without the user even realising. “These threats make use of...

David Jacobson

IT: Welcome to the Disruptive Era

September 29, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Few could argue that IT is undergoing massive change. More so, than perhaps any other sector or industry – and those that are changing, are being pushed to do so by game-changing technology. New innovations, tools and platforms have disrupted the status...

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Anti-virus software is just not enough anymore

September 29, 2014 • Opinion, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Today’s society, globally and African-based, is always on, always connected – from PCs and notebooks to tablets, smartphones and even smart televisions and other devices – we have become used to accessing the Internet at will, wherever we are. While...

Framework One.

SA devs ready to compete with best on global stage

September 24, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

“South African tech companies have all the skills and experience to hold their own against the best on the international stage. Traditionally we have been held back by a pervasive mindset that we simply don’t match up to the global players. However, this...

Kalvin Subbadu 1

Growth of cloud in SA fuels the need for appropriate storage

September 22, 2014 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Massive data growth and an increasing trend toward virtualisation technology are having a profound impact on the modern organisation. The data centre, as well as cloud services and solutions both public and private, are becoming increasingly important to the...


Can an enterprise mobility strategy empower the workforce?

September 15, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

As smartphone adoption in South Africa continues to accelerate beyond all expectation, enterprises are increasingly focusing on how to capitalise on a ‘mobile-enabled’ workforce. The fact that so many employees now have smartphones is a massive boon for...

Fayaaz Seedat - 2014

Demystifying Long Term Evolution

September 10, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Data is being consumed rapidly and consumers require instant communication and access to information. This is mostly due to the emergence and increased availability of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets as well as more and less costly bandwidth....

Jos Floor (medres)

Protect data availability to comply with POPI

September 8, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Protecting customers’ personal information against loss or damage is just as important for companies considering the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act as protecting it against theft and unauthorised access. Section 19 of the Act says companies...


Building smart cities through ICT Innovation

September 5, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

The concept of the ‘smart city’ has emerged as a term to describe a city that uses technology to address service delivery challenges. However, building a smart city is about more than just using technology – it is about ICT innovation and transformation...