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Windows Server 2008 support ends soon in South Africa

Windows Server 2008 support ends soon in South Africa

December 13, 2018 • Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Pinnacle – South Africa’s ICT distributor and authorised distributor of Micosoft has confirmed that Windows Server 2008 support ends soon.  Users are advised to urgently upgrade. Pinnacle spokesperson, Michelle Losco, digital director, Publishared, says security updates and warranty claims for Windows Server 2008/R2 end in January 2020.  “Users...

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Future business solutions will be smart

Future business solutions will be smart

December 13, 2018 • SoftwareComments (0)

Over the decades, ERP (enterprise resource planning) applications have changed in many ways, yet all that pales to what it’s experiencing today. But what will ERPs look like in 2025? Forget the old, stoic and immovable ERP, future ERPs will be dynamic,...

This Chromium-powered web browser will replace Edge on Windows 10.

Microsoft switches to Chromium for its Edge browser

December 8, 2018 • Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

Microsoft is switching to Google’s Blink rendering engine and V8 JavaScript engine in its Edge browser, subsequently using code from the Chromium open source project. This will effectively turn Microsoft’s Edge into a Chrome clone. This...

A single, integrated EAM and ERP solution can power an asset-intensive business into the future

A single, integrated EAM and ERP solution can power an asset-intensive business into the future

December 4, 2018 • Opinion, Software, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Most Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software originated in the manufacturing sector as materials resource planning (MRP) solutions for organisations that needed to manage a lot of inventory. From there, they were rapidly developed into solutions for every...

How organisations can unlock the commercial value of open source software

How organisations can unlock the commercial value of open source software

November 28, 2018 • Software, Top StoriesComments Off on How organisations can unlock the commercial value of open source software

Open source software is a powerful springboard for innovation and collaboration. When harnessed correctly it can enhance data security, expedite services through innovative coding and development, as well as unlock restrictions to commercial freedom. The...

The importance of choosing the right accounting software partner for your practice

The importance of choosing the right accounting software partner for your practice

November 28, 2018 • Software, Top StoriesComments Off on The importance of choosing the right accounting software partner for your practice

Keeping up with the latest technology can be daunting for any business – from start-ups and small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), to well-established firms. In the current innovation-driven market, however, it is essential for accounting practices that...

Microsoft can tell you just how much time you spend on your device.

Microsoft launches phone usage tracker

November 26, 2018 • Online & Social, SoftwareComments Off on Microsoft launches phone usage tracker

Microsoft is bringing a new location tracking feature to its Android launcher app. Microsoft recently launched the beta version of Launcher 5.1 which features a phone usage tracker. As smartphones are further being integrated into nearly every aspect of our...

Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 – The no brainer business optimisation tool

November 21, 2018 • SoftwareComments Off on Microsoft Office 365 – The no brainer business optimisation tool

Microsoft Office 365 has become a well-entrenched productivity, business and collaboration tool, used by organisations across the globe.  In fact, Microsoft Office 365 usage continues to accelerate significantly across organisations of all sizes and...

ESET launches mobile security product for Airtel Nigeria

ESET launches mobile security product for Airtel Nigeria

November 19, 2018 • Software, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on ESET launches mobile security product for Airtel Nigeria

ESET has announced the launch of a new mobile security product specially designed for Airtel Nigeria subscribers. According to ESET, the new value offering will provide smartphone users with features for prevention and management of cyber risks associated to...

Don’t start the New Year in debt

How to shop online safely this Black Friday

November 16, 2018 • Retail, Software, Southern AfricaComments Off on How to shop online safely this Black Friday

What to do before, during and after your Black Friday online shopping sprees, to protect yourself and your loved ones from possible hackers and identity theft. Cyberattacks, data breaches and hackers are a constant threat in today’s digital world. At...

Microsoft integrates collaborative AI powered to-do list in Word

November 9, 2018 • General, SoftwareComments Off on Microsoft integrates collaborative AI powered to-do list in Word

This week, Microsoft revealed new AI features in Word that will help you create an in-platform to-do list where you can invite others to help out without ever breaking your writing mojo. The new tools make it simple to create to-do lists for catching back up...

Riaan Bekker, Force Solutions Manager, thryve

How to get bots into your business

November 8, 2018 • SoftwareComments Off on How to get bots into your business

From Public Service to the Private Sector, everyone stands to benefit from bots. Every day billions of us talk to each other on IM channels such as Whatsapp and Facebook Messenger. We have an expectation for immediate answers and easy access to information,...

Volkswagen's newly developed quantum algorithm has the potential to make traffic more efficient than ever.

VW develops a traffic management system with quantum computers

November 8, 2018 • General, SoftwareComments Off on VW develops a traffic management system with quantum computers

At the recent 2018 Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, Volkswagen Group announced its development of a smart traffic management system powered by quantum computers to increase global road transport efficiency. The German manufacturer’s team of IT experts...

SUSE secures OpenChain Certification

SUSE secures OpenChain Certification

October 27, 2018 • Software, Southern AfricaComments Off on SUSE secures OpenChain Certification

SUSE has announced it is OpenChain certified, an initiative to make open source licensing more predictable, understandable and efficient for participants of the software supply chain. As a trailblazer in this movement, SUSE is the first enterprise Linux...

Animation script timer launched by Piehole.tv

Animation script timer launched by Piehole.tv

October 24, 2018 • Online & Social, Software, Southern AfricaComments Off on Animation script timer launched by Piehole.tv

Animated video production company, Piehole.tv, has launched a free script timer tool to calculate the duration of any explainer video. A market-first, this is the only dedicated script timer for explainer videos and according to Piehole.tv CEO, Priscilla...

Local companies are increasingly using more advanced mobile software

Local companies are increasingly using more advanced mobile software

October 21, 2018 • SoftwareComments Off on Local companies are increasingly using more advanced mobile software

It’s no wonder more and more companies are investing in mobility – the benefits of empowering a mobile workforce are substantial for both the business and its employees. And as mobility continues to take the professional world by storm, so...