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    Is VUCA the answer to a rapidly changing global market?

    July 16, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

    Military history, strategy and tactics have often been used by businesses around the world when planning on how to innovate, keep pace with or beat the competition and prosper in an increasingly challenging economic climate. According to Simon Carpenter,...

  • Simon Campbell-Young, CEO of specialist distributor Phoenix Software (image: Phoenix)

    Cleaning your digital footprints

    May 8, 2014 • OpinionComments Off

    These days, most people have several online accounts. Anyone with a smartphone or who uses a PC regularly probably has multiple accounts – from social media, blogs, Web sites, special offer sites – the list goes on. Unfortunately, this means that our most...

  • Ayanda Dlamini, Business Development Manager, LGR Telecommunications (image: file)

    A piecemeal approach to turning data into revenue

    May 6, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off

    Data monetisation – the art of turning information into actions that generate business revenue – is generating a lot of interest among enterprises around the world. The possibility that information can be collated and analysed, to deliver the silver...

  • Cloudware’s Jonathan Young (image: file)

    Every school in South Africa could have 100 computers within four years

    May 6, 2014 • OpinionComments Off

    Application delivery company Cloudware says every school in South Africa could have 100 internet-connected computers within four years — and it would cost no more than what the government is already planning to spend on a private cloud alone....

  • Fred Mitchell, Symantec Division manager at Drive Control Corporation (image source: file photo)

    Safeguarding your corporate information in a BYOD world

    April 30, 2014 • OpinionComments Off

    The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend has gained popularity steadily across all sizes of business, from small operations right through to large corporates. This is due to BYOD enabling employees to use the devices of their choosing while business investment...

  • EOH founder Asher Bohbot (image: EOH)

    Is cloud the right fit for your business?

    April 24, 2014 • Cloud ComputingComments Off

    Cloud computing is now evolving and growing exponentially, and businesses of all sizes, and across all industries are adapting to and adopting cloud technologies. Industry experts concur – cloud is here to stay, and will only continue to grow and develop...

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

    Telkom’s cellular play – good news for local industry

    April 23, 2014 • OpinionComments Off

    The announcement by Telkom recently that it plans to replace almost 300 of its unprofitable copper-based exchanges with wireless 3G and LTE services is good news for the telecommunications industry. If anything, it’s an attractive offering that will not...

  • Anthony Laing, GM of networking at pan-African ICT group, XON (image: supplied)

    Should telcos charge Google, Facebook?

    April 22, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off

    The furore around mobile termination rates as Cell C, Vodacom, MTN, Neotel and Telkom duke it out in the media, may well be grabbing headlines lately but really amounts to a minor, public lovers’ spat compared with what looms. The mobile networks are headed...

  • 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...

  • When something as major as the Heartbleed vulnerability happens, the impact is enormous (image: CNET)

    What lesson Heartbleed bug teaches us

    April 15, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off

    At Kaspersky Lab, my job not only involves analysing malware and vulnerabilities, or merely talking about the latest security threats – but a big part of it is to also trying to explain and educate users on how to build security. When doing so, some of...

  • Is optical media dead or alive? (image: Shutterstock)

    Optical media – dead or alive?

    April 10, 2014 • OpinionComments Off

    Data volumes have increased exponentially, and as consumers and businesses we generate vast volumes of information every day, all of which needs to be stored. With the growing popularity and decreasing price of flash drives and portable hard drives, not to...

  • Mauritius – Africa’s shining beacon of social and economic stability tops several polls as the safest place to put your finances (image: Wikimedia)

    Mauritius – An investment destination of choice

    April 9, 2014 • OpinionComments Off

    Making an investment in Africa is considered to be tricky business, with political instability and economic uncertainty two hurdles that can trip up the unwary. However, Mauritius – Africa’s shining beacon of social and economic stability tops several...

  • EOH SAP Services are excited to announce the official launch of our SAP Retail operation. (image: file)

    Can ICT help keep the lights on in Africa?

    April 8, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off

    Right now, the energy industry in sub-Saharan Africa is at a crossroads. Faced with booming demand from a growing industrial sector, urbanisation and an impatient consumer base, the region’s energy utilities must deal with a unique set of challenges that...

  • Andy Openshaw, Chief Executive Officer at Nashua Communications (image: file)

    BYOD catching SA companies by surprise

    April 4, 2014 • OpinionComments Off

    Organisations in South Africa have been caught on the proverbial ‘back-foot’ when it comes to one of the fastest growing trends in the local IT industry, BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device. With the fast-rising adoption of smart devices in SA, the percentage...

  • Richard Broeke, spokesperson for IT security provider, Securicom. (Image source: Securicom)

    Mobile security vs Mobile Device Management – there’s a difference

    April 2, 2014 • OpinionComments Off

    Companies are going to have to move away from a mobile security stance to a mobile device management approach if they are going to embrace Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) without compromising information security. Richard Broeke, an IT security expert at...

  • Hamilton Ratshefola, Director - General Business IBM South Africa   (image: IBM)

    Connecting cloud to the bottom line

    March 31, 2014 • Cloud Computing, OpinionComments Off

    Cloud and big data are more than the current tech buzz words. In my opinion cloud and big data are set to play a decisive role in determining which enterprises grow their profits and global market share during the Africa continent’s ascendancy and which...