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    South Africa: Entrepreneur broadcasts jobs with BBM

    May 27, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Entrepreneur broadcasts jobs with BBM

    The Dala U Crew (DUC) is helping thousands of young South Africans to find jobs by tapping into the power of the BBM™, a leading mobile messaging platform for private and secure communications. The initiative, brainchild of young Durban businessman Sanjeev...

  • The MTN Steppa smartphone features a large 3.5 inch touch screen display (image: MTN)

    BBM now available for MTN Steppa

    March 13, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on BBM now available for MTN Steppa

    MTN South Africa has announced that the popular BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) instant messaging service is now available on its recently introduced entry-level Steppa smartphon which has taken the market by storm. Customers can access the app by visiting the...

  • Keeping it simple through video

    January 31, 2013 • OpinionComments Off on Keeping it simple through video

    Video has long been touted as the new voice. There is no doubt that it is a high growth market, but will the simplicity of other modes of communication such as voice and Instant Messaging prevent its true potential ever being fully realised? If video is ever...

  • When UCC and BYOD collide

    August 27, 2012 • OpinionComments Off on When UCC and BYOD collide

    A lot of businesses today are working towards creating Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) systems that replace the disparate mixture of voice, e-mail, video, instant messaging (IM), SMS’ and used by their employees.   However, it would seem...

  • SMS messaging vs. instant messaging

    September 8, 2011 • OpinionComments Off on SMS messaging vs. instant messaging

    While a cat has nine lives, it seems that SMS has an infinite number of lives. So while the rise in mobile instant messaging (MIM) has been heralded as its end, a closer look shows that this rather increases SMS’s value in the corporate space. It was...

  • Optimising business processes and workflow with UCC

    March 1, 2011 • OpinionComments Off on Optimising business processes and workflow with UCC

    An effective communications infrastructure can, in today’s competitive economy, supercharge organisations’ process chain – from developing a product, to procurement, manufacturing, sales and customer management. However, in the real world...

  • MXit users exceed 14 million

    July 14, 2009 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    MXit’s registered international user base has passed the 14 million mark and is set to soar even further as the mobile social networking and instant messaging giant consolidates its expansion in various markets across the globe...

  • Instant Messaging – communication revolution or security disaster?

    June 23, 2009 • SecurityComments (2)

    Instant Messaging, known as IM, has changed the communications landscape dramatically over the last decade or so. Since the evolution of IM as we knew it in the mid 1990’s,...