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SAP software to help SMEs keep pace with business innovation

August 5, 2015 • Company News, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on SAP software to help SMEs keep pace with business innovation

SAP has expanded its cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) and business management software offering to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with the introduction of SAP Business ByDesign. The new solution was announced at a partner event held in Johannesburg, South Africa. The solution provides mid-sized businesses with sophisticated software to...

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Connected car owners urged to update vehicle software

July 23, 2015 • Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Connected car owners urged to update vehicle software

Researchers reported a remote control vulnerability in connected cars. The demo remote attack was said to be performed on a Jeep Cherokee onboard computer. Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek from Wired.com were reported to have found the vulnerability in the...

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The world of software is evolving from applications to platforms

June 23, 2015 • Enterprise, SoftwareComments (2)

The consumerisation of IT and the rise of social media and mobile apps are changing employees’ expectations of the software that they must use to do their jobs every day. That means that payroll and HR software vendors and the enterprises that use their...

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HDS unveils new Software Defined Infrastructure Solutions lineup

May 25, 2015 • Company News, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on HDS unveils new Software Defined Infrastructure Solutions lineup

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation has announced a leap forward in its technology leadership for delivering software-defined infrastructures that enable customers to simplify IT and free data from traditional hardware and location constraints, making it more...

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Top 5 reasons to use licensed business software

April 17, 2015 • Lists, SoftwareComments Off on Top 5 reasons to use licensed business software

If you’re running a small business in Africa, which is on a tight budget, you might be tempted to think of pirating your accounting, ERP software, or image editing software as a harmless way to save a bit of money. Think again – that pirated software...

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Nigeria: NITDA to train 600 youths in software & technology

December 3, 2014 • Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria: NITDA to train 600 youths in software & technology

The Subsidy Reinvestment Programme, SURE-P, has signed a partnership agreement with the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA to train a selected group of youths in the field of software and technology. According to vanguardngr.com, the...

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RAM Group cuts downtime with new software

October 30, 2014 • Enterprise, SoftwareComments Off on RAM Group cuts downtime with new software

According to the the RAM Group, it has cut the time needed to back up the IT systems supporting its always-on business by 95%. RAM revealed that this was due to company using Veeam software. Group IT Manager, Lance Soller stated that: “Our IT platform is a...

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Bridging the divide: The need for software & business analyst duality

October 27, 2014 • Opinion, SoftwareComments Off on Bridging the divide: The need for software & business analyst duality

Today’s complex and competitive business landscape is calling for a shift in the role of the software developer as we currently understand it. Increasingly, businesses are looking towards a particular hybrid of software developer and business analyst –...

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Video Interview: Top 5 software challenges faced by SA companies – HP

October 24, 2014 • Software, Top Stories, VideoComments Off on Video Interview: Top 5 software challenges faced by SA companies – HP

As a veteran employee at HP, Lorna Hardie, in an exclusive interview with IT News Africa, details the top 5 software challenges faced by South African companies. At HP, Hardie is responsible for the end to end Management of the the HP Software team and...

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Anti-virus software is just not enough anymore

September 29, 2014 • Opinion, Security, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Anti-virus software is just not enough anymore

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...

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Unlicensed software costing South Africa over R4 billion

June 30, 2014 • Software, Top StoriesComments (1)

A global software survey conducted by Business Software Alliance (BSA), in partnership with International Data Corporation (IDC), revealed that unlicensed software was installed on more than 43% of global PCs in 2013 rounding off to a commercial value of...

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New Hitachi Data Systems technology delivers a business-defined approach for it infrastructure

April 24, 2014 • Company News, SoftwareComments Off on New Hitachi Data Systems technology delivers a business-defined approach for it infrastructure

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced exciting new technology to accelerate customer success with Business Defined IT – a closer linking of a company’s business and technology...

Avoiding Disaster in a Software Outsource Relationship

August 26, 2011 • Opinion, SoftwareComments Off on Avoiding Disaster in a Software Outsource Relationship

We often hear horror stories about companies appointing a software partner and, many millions of rands later, deadlines are missed and excuses are made for non-delivery. I have personally seen it happen with companies that have invested in good business...