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Solving the VDI deployment nightmare

July 29, 2014 • OpinionComments (0)

Back in 2009, Gartner predicted there would be 49 million VDI users by the end of 2013. From what we’ve noticed at Tintri, VDI deployments are constantly on the rise as more customers recognise the advantages of VDI every day. The advantages of VDI are clear – Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) promises much for organisations ...

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Geospatial data – retailers’ little-known competitive advantage

July 28, 2014 • OpinionComments (0)

There’s an old axiom that suggests you should always be aware of your surroundings. It’s good advice that can be applied to every aspect of your life – including your business. Let’s say you have the opportunity to open up a coffee shop in a brand new...

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Get help with Rising DDoS threats

July 28, 2014 • Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

The number of cyber threats are growing, but most enterprises still feel unprepared to deal with them. The answer lies in expert assistance and formalised plans, says Networks Unlimited. Anton Jacobsz, Managing Director of Arbor Networks distributor Networks...

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The Firewall is turning 25, but has it grown up?

July 24, 2014 • OpinionComments (0)

When I turned 25, I saw this as a pretty big milestone in my life. At 25 years old, I felt like a true adult – I was now all grown up. I was educated, employed, experienced and stable. But when I look back, the journey from childhood to adulthood was really...

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Innovation Drives Development: SA must develop & manufacture PCs

July 23, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

South Africa is a great opportunity for growth and for a scientist to have a tangible impact on society. This is some of the reasons that have brought Australian-born particle physicist, Associate Professor Bruce Mellado, to South Africa and to the School of...


How cloud can power entrepreneurship in Africa

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

Taken as a whole, the African continent is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. Averaging 5% growth each year, Africa’s economy has become more market-oriented, with a rapidly growing private sector. But if it is going to continue on this...

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POPI should prompt mobile security rethink for SA

July 22, 2014 • OpinionComments (0)

Over the past three decades legislatures, across the world, have been trying to update their legal systems in order to address growing concerns around how our private information is being used once handed over to companies… in both the public and...

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Gartner: Communications technologies will drive IT growth in Africa

July 17, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Communications technologies will catalyse growth across all IT markets in Africa in the next 3 to 5 years, according to Gartner, Inc. “Better bandwidth capacity and quality of service are the prerequisites for growth in a number of other areas – and...

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The hidden benefits of managed services

July 16, 2014 • OpinionComments (0)

Customers are increasingly demanding rapid, excellent service from an organisation’s contact centre – and rightfully so. However, as contact centre managers look to add more communication channels, more capacity, and improve the service to customers, the...


Is VUCA the answer to a rapidly changing global market?

July 16, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Military history, strategy and tactics have often been used by businesses around the world when planning on how to innovate, keep pace with or beat the competition and prosper in an increasingly challenging economic climate. According to Simon Carpenter,...