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Virtualisation is the key to greater efficiency

September 7, 2009 • OpinionComments Off on Virtualisation is the key to greater efficiency

Jim Holland, Axiz Product Manager: HP ESG, says that virtualisation in the data centre has become one of the most widespread IT trends around. Efficiency and cost savings are at the heart of the technology’s proliferation and its potential is undeniable...

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Reduce cost and win, reduce service and lose

July 10, 2009 • OpinionComments Off on Reduce cost and win, reduce service and lose

Deirdre Joubert, Application Managed Services Architect, EOH AMS Centre of Excellence, says that to derive optimal performance from IT investments, it is not enough to design your infrastructure and applications to provide the desired business outcomes...

Cure change fatigue with a healthy dose of change management

July 8, 2009 • OpinionComments Off on Cure change fatigue with a healthy dose of change management

It is clear that both internationally and in South Africa, the medical profession is adopting a bigger focus on medical information systems. There is a theoretical and practical need for the collection, analysing and sharing of patient information between...

Leverage what you have and act fast

June 30, 2009 • OpinionComments Off on Leverage what you have and act fast

Patrick Reeves, Axiz HP Category Manager, says that while the negativity of the global economic situation has understandably spread angst amongst local business owners, it is important not to let this pessimism consume you...

When the going gets tough, the tough stick to their IT strategy

June 25, 2009 • OpinionComments (1)

Many companies tend to panic in an economic downturn, pushing cost cutting straight to the top of the agenda. A box which is very likely to receive a tick when the bosses sit down to trim the fat is the IT department...

Instant Messaging – communication revolution or security disaster?

June 24, 2009 • Opinion, SecurityComments (1)

Instant Messaging, known as IM, has changed the communications landscape dramatically over the last decade or so. Since the evolution of IM as we knew it in the mid 1990’s, this social communication tool has grown phenomenally, and is now being incorporated...

Cellphones cause call centre boom for banks in Africa

June 23, 2009 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (1)

The banking sector in Africa, particularly in Nigeria and Kenya, are implementing call centres for the first time. It is interesting to consider why they are doing this now, when banks in South Africa and other parts of the world embraced the call centre...

Now is the time to opt for change

June 23, 2009 • OpinionComments Off on Now is the time to opt for change

Jane Thomson, MD, Softworx, an EOH company and distributor of Infor in Sub-Saharan Africa, says that in the past, most applications were “built to last”; their longevity and robustness being the most prized features...

Throwing the baby out with the ERP system

June 11, 2009 • OpinionComments Off on Throwing the baby out with the ERP system

You only have to read headlines to see how many jobs are being cut currently. However, many companies are not looking at their business systems (including ERP) when they are making staffing decisions...

Will ICANN drop its biggest revolutionary new idea?

June 4, 2009 • OpinionComments Off on Will ICANN drop its biggest revolutionary new idea?

The Internet Corporation of Assigned Names & Numbers, ICANN, is up against the wall, and here are the top five reasons for which it may simply drop its greatest revolutionary idea of offering a brand new type of a designer domain name to fit the next...

Keep the controls ticking over, no matter what the economic climate

June 3, 2009 • OpinionComments Off on Keep the controls ticking over, no matter what the economic climate

Craig Brunsden, Chief Marketing Officer, Axiz, says that credit and working capital are big issues no matter where you are in the channel today...

SAP urges ICT players to seize new opportunities

June 3, 2009 • OpinionComments Off on SAP urges ICT players to seize new opportunities

INFORMATION and Communication Technology (ICT) businesses in Africa have been urged to seize opportunities that come along as a result of the economic recession currently wreaking havoc the world over...

IT Leaders to Prepare for a Return to Business Growth

June 3, 2009 • OpinionComments Off on IT Leaders to Prepare for a Return to Business Growth

Gartner Says Despite the Recession, Now is the Time for IT Leaders to Prepare for a Return to Business Growth Waiting Until the End of the Recession is Officially Announced Will Be Too Late to Meet New Demands...

Don’t sit on the sidelines when it comes to data security

June 2, 2009 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Don’t sit on the sidelines when it comes to data security

Little is expected to escape the weighty security blanket being pulled over every aspect of the FIFA World Cup ...

Ad hoc security no longer good enough for the mobile workforce

June 2, 2009 • OpinionComments (1)

It is no longer good enough to rely on ad hoc policies for mobile computing – organisations need to put consistent and comprehensive security policies in place for their mobile users...

Top 10 considerations when selecting an outsourced partner

May 28, 2009 • OpinionComments Off on Top 10 considerations when selecting an outsourced partner

Outsourcing is gaining popularity, largely due to its effective ‘pay as you go’ model. This is especially appealing in light of the current global economic downturn with ICT managers having to keep tight control of their budgets...