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Posts Tagged ‘2013’

  • Rob Lith, Director of Connection Telecom (image: Connection Telecom)

    2013 – a Connection Telecom retrospective

    December 9, 2013 • OpinionComments (0)

    The major trends and events that shaped the communications landscape in 2013 are as follows: Local trends Fibre to the building 2013 was the year of sharp fibre price cuts, causing a spike in fibre-to-the-building installations that will cause a steep rise in...

  • Top IT trends to impact Africa in 2013

    March 8, 2013 • ListsComments Off

    According to the Chinese zodiac, 2013, the Year of the Snake, is the year for science and technology. But you do not have to be a seasoned astrologer to know that the ICT sector will play a major role within global commerce. Closer to home, Africa has an...

  • Top 5 IT predictions for 2013

    January 9, 2013 • OpinionComments Off

    Technology is always developing. As many trends in 2012 became mainstream, a number of new factors will come into play in 2013 and impact the industry as a whole. 1.       Virtualisation Extends to the Edge Virtualisation of data centres has caused...

  • Five digital trends to watch in 2013

    January 8, 2013 • OpinionComments Off

    If there is one word that will be the key for the year in marketing, it is “data”. The reason for this is simple: budgets are tight, competition is fierce, and companies will want to use accurate information to benchmark return on investment (ROI) and...

  • Carrier Wi-Fi comes of age in 2013

    January 8, 2013 • OpinionComments Off

    All indications point to full speed ahead for service provider Wi-Fi deployments in 2013.  While Wi-Fi has been around for quite some time as a consumer and enterprise technology, it has never garnered the kind of attention that it will this year. The...

  • 2013 to see businesses grapple with the app challenge

    January 8, 2013 • OpinionComments Off

    Citrix predicts that the rise of consumerisation and the Bring-Your-Own (BYO) phenomenon will force IT departments to focus on the challenge of apps and data governance. 2012 saw the proliferation of smart phone and tablet use, followed by the implementation...

  • Which tech trends will be making waves in 2013?

    December 10, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    This year has seen a number of thought-provoking adances in technology. Vodacom SA and MTN SA both announced the rollout of 4G as South Africa moves closer towards full LTE mobile networks, fibre optics are becoming more accessible and consumers have...

  • RIM management determined to counter Q1 loss

    June 29, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off

    In the wake of a first quarter loss in fiscal 2013, management behind Research in Motion (RIM), makers of BlackBerry, is adamant that changes across all areas of the company will be implemented. Among the proposed changes is a reduction of the company’s...