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Posts Tagged ‘infrastructure’

  • Roelof Louw, Senior Sales Consultant IT at T-Systems in South Africa (image: supplied)

    Converged infrastructure gains traction in SA

    April 16, 2014 • OpinionComments Off

    For the past few years, the Cloud has been one of the fastest-growing technologies in the IT space, offering many benefits to organisations of all sizes. However, due to security concerns around the Public Cloud, many large enterprises have instead...

  • Bennie Strydom, Chief Sales Officer at Integr8 (image: Integr8)

    Why moving infrastructure needn’t be a hassle

    August 28, 2013 • Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off

    Relocating or re-establishing ICT infrastructure as a mission-critical project for any business usually conjures up images of stress, risk, issues and hassle amongst decision makers. It does not have to be like that claim technical engineers and IT experts at...

  • Exciting times ahead for local broadcasting

    March 28, 2012 • OpinionComments Off

    While connectivity in South Africa has traditionally been very expensive, prices are beginning to drop and caps are being lifted due to improved infrastructure and availability, making broadband more affordable than before. While SA trails behind most of the...

  • Tanzania tackling poor mobile service

    February 28, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off

    In recent months, Tanzania has battled reports of poor mobile phone services, with telecom operators claiming they are working hard to end customers’ frustration with new strategies to reduce dropped calls and bad lines. Makame Mbarawa, Minister of...

  • Infrastructure Consolidation

    November 30, 2011 • OpinionComments Off

    Lower costs and greater efficiency have long been common refrains in IT, and will continue to be. But with IT becoming more central to a business’s ability to launch new products and deliver services, CIOs and IT leaders have become increasingly concerned...

  • Altech appoints Kenya Data Networks CEO

    October 31, 2011 • People, Top StoriesComments (1)

    JSE-listed Allied Technologies Limited (Altech) is pleased to announce the appointment of Shahab Meshki as Chief Executive Officer of Altech Kenya Data Networks (KDN), effective 1 November 2011. KDN is a Kenyan registered communications company that operates...

  • Virtualisation does not stop at the Server

    October 20, 2011 • OpinionComments Off

    Server virtualisation makes sense on almost every level – better utilisation of hardware, ability to split server components amongst different VMs to improve resiliency and trouble-shooting, abstracting server software from the hardware to ease migrating...

  • Understanding the brand conversation

    October 19, 2011 • OpinionComments Off

    Successful migration to a consolidated communications infrastructure begins and ends with successful communication. This sounds like a simple statement, but it carries with it many layers of complexity. Internal communications, the lifeblood of any...

  • Virgin Mobile to refund BlackBerry users

    October 13, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off

    Virgin Mobile South Africa has announced that its subscribers will receive a refund for the time the BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) was interrupted. Virgin Mobile CEO, Steve Bailey said the refund will take the form of a R50 airtime credit to be applied...

  • Q&A: Hosted IP PBX, the future

    August 15, 2011 • Hardware, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    Rob Lith, Director of Connection Telecom talks to ITNewsAfrica about IP PBX, a business telephone system designed to deliver voice or video over a data network, and the business benefits for Africa. Define IP PBX and why it is relevant to African businesses?...

  • 9 reasons to invest in African ICT

    August 2, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (3)

    The African continent has attracted numerous international investors seeking new business deals across the continent.  Africa is being promoted as the next global technology hub and the continent is said to be on the brink of unprecedented growth and...

  • Biometric tech secures resources

    July 29, 2011 • SecurityComments Off

    Biometric technology continues to add value to commerce and the ripple effect is an increased investment in this technology within organisations and community-focused services. “The level of interest in biometric solutions, particularly those that are based...

  • IBM, Nigeria collaborate on IT infrastructure

    July 21, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    Net Solutions Limited, a Nigerian information and communications technology solutions provider, and IBM are collaborating on the development of business infrastructure that would empower local businesses and provide adequate return on investment (ROI). Dr....

  • Who are Africa’s ICT key players?

    July 20, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya will be the key players in the African ICT sector in the next five years. A survey conducted by Africa Business Panel among 800 business professionals involved with Africa shows that these 3 countries were earmarked as the...

  • VMware unveils cloud infrastructure suite

    July 14, 2011 • SoftwareComments Off

    VMware CEO Paul Maritz has unveiled VMware vSphere 5 and a comprehensive suite of cloud infrastructure technologies built to help customers transform IT to drive greater efficiency of existing investments and improve operational agility. VMware vSphere 5 has...

  • Phase3 sparks deal with INEO Energie

    July 13, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    Phase3 Telecom, a fibre optic network provider in Nigeria, has inked a deal with INEO Energie DU Export of France to improve and expand its current communications network coverage in West Africa. The move will strengthen the development of the West Africa...