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HCM with cloud-based service and support

March 30, 2010 • OpinionComments Off on HCM with cloud-based service and support

Markus Bucher, CEO at Swicon360, explains why HR needs a viable solution integrated with virtual infrastructure in the cloud...

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The shrinking size and price of backup media

March 23, 2010 • OpinionComments (3)

Time when, tape media was commonly used for backing up data, with bulky spools of magnetic tape being stored in vast tape libraries in the data centre as well as in remote locations off-site. According to John Hope-Bailie, technical director of Demand Data,...

Carving a niche in the ERP market

March 19, 2010 • OpinionComments Off on Carving a niche in the ERP market

The time has come for vendors to find innovative ways to differentiate, says Conrad Steyn, co-founder of Barnstone...

The code of silence in Africa’s telecom industry

March 19, 2010 • OpinionComments (1)

Would you plan a trip to a foreign destination if you didn’t know what the place looked like, what there was to see, how much a hotel room cost and what local transportation was available? Probably not. So imagine if what we’re talking about is...

Don’t shop at Google for your local payroll

March 18, 2010 • OpinionComments Off on Don’t shop at Google for your local payroll

Anton van Heerden, Managing Director of Softline VIP, says that companies need to be cautious about sourcing a local payroll solution from a predominantly international offering such as recently launched Google’s Apps Marketplace...

Industry must speak out against cellphones and driving

March 16, 2010 • OpinionComments Off on Industry must speak out against cellphones and driving

Most motorists do not realize the serious hazards of using their phones, says Pieter Streicher, Managing Director of BulkSMS.com...

Networking for SMEs

March 16, 2010 • OpinionComments Off on Networking for SMEs

Creating a solid backbone for organisations’ ICT infrastructure means first analyzing the right options, says Riaan Leuschner, MD of Nology...

Better control for modified SMS alphanumeric sender IDs

March 16, 2010 • OpinionComments (1)

Pieter Streicher, MD of BulkSMS.com calls for SMS providers and cellular networks to better control the use of alphanumeric sender IDs...

10 things your VoIP Firewall should do

March 12, 2010 • OpinionComments (1)

When voice joins applications and data on you network, there are a few things you should know, advises Martin Tassev, Managing Director at Loophold Security...

Going green with desktop virtualization

March 11, 2010 • OpinionComments Off on Going green with desktop virtualization

Irrespective of people’s stance on the climate change debate, there is no getting around the fact that the green agenda is one that companies of all sizes can no longer ignore, believes Rohil Dayaram, Pre-Sales Technical Advisor at Think iT Solutions...

Overcoming Business Continuity incidents – do a bit at a time, but do it now

March 11, 2010 • OpinionComments (1)

Companies should look more carefully at multiple recovery options. This is why a Business continuity (BC) or Disaster Recovery (DR) plan is a must, says Rajen Naicker, Overland Product Specialist at Drive Control Corporation (DCC)...

Virtualization is a key enabler of cloud computing

March 10, 2010 • OpinionComments (1)

Herman van Heerden, Managing Director at Starship Systems, a local technology company specializing in the design, supply and deployment of virtualization technologies, says virtualization is the path to creating and managing the cloud and today’s...

There is light at the end of South Africa’s economic tunnel

March 9, 2010 • OpinionComments Off on There is light at the end of South Africa’s economic tunnel

Despite seemingly endless media reports about ongoing global economic hardship, downsizing and pressure on markets, and whilst many predict a long and arduous road to recovery for many industries and sectors, one local entrepreneur is optimistic about South...

Data storage: De-duplication reaches ‘Plateau of high adoption’

March 4, 2010 • OpinionComments (2)

Data de-duplication, the method of reducing data storage needs by eliminating redundant data from a device, is gaining attention because of its ability to reduce the size of the backup storage repository by an average of twenty-to-one...

How to improve the security of external drives and USBs

March 2, 2010 • Opinion, SecurityComments Off on How to improve the security of external drives and USBs

Unlike laptops or desktops, external drives and USBs carrying company information are often overlooked when it comes to data protection, says Vassen Naicker, Western Digital Product Specialist at distributor Drive Control Corporation (DCC)...

Top factors misguiding BI decisions and impacting BI success

February 23, 2010 • OpinionComments Off on Top factors misguiding BI decisions and impacting BI success

Paul Morgan, Managing Director of ASYST Intelligence, a focused provider of strategic BI and data management solutions to companies in Africa, discusses some of the issues companies are grappling with which mislead their BI decisions and ultimately impact on...