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Judge bans Twitter in Pistorius trial

March 10, 2014 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Judge bans Twitter in Pistorius trial

High Court judge Thokozile Masipa on Monday afternoon banned the use of Twitter in disseminating evidence presented by pathologist Gert Saayman in the murder trial of Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius. “There shall be no live broadcast now … that applies to Twitter,” Masipa declared on the request of Saayman. The pathologist objected to details of...

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Event: Counting the cost of not having business continuity

February 28, 2014 • Events, Southern AfricaComments Off on Event: Counting the cost of not having business continuity

In the aftermath of the 2008 financial recession, companies globally have faced tremendous pressures to cut costs. Like marketing, business continuity is often an early casualty of such measures. And just as a lack of marketing leaves a company disadvantaged...

The mobile industry is changing at an exponential rate as new influences shape the way consumer expectations rise and the competition, new and old, pile on advancements such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) as being differentiators.

Smart cities will help Africa leapfrog says Deloitte

February 24, 2014 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Smart cities will help Africa leapfrog says Deloitte

Due to increased access to connectivity and the associated predicted urbanisation, African cities wishing to uplift their populations into the 21st century are going to have to start focusing today on what the city of tomorrow will look like, according to...

What do malware and mosquitoes have in common?

February 24, 2014 • Southern AfricaComments Off on What do malware and mosquitoes have in common?

Malware seems to be everywhere and it’s incredibly challenging to combat. It can take many forms and is increasingly resistant to traditional approaches to detect and stop. Instead of relying on a single attack vector, malware will use whatever unprotected...

MTR delay not in public interest says Telkom SA

February 21, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on MTR delay not in public interest says Telkom SA

Recent moves to oppose new Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs) will delay reducing the cost of calls to the consumer, and are not in the public interest according to Telkom SA. The telecommunications services provider issued a press release stating its...

What future for the distribution channel in a cloud-based world?

February 19, 2014 • Enterprise IT, Southern AfricaComments Off on What future for the distribution channel in a cloud-based world?

Over the past few decades a whole industry has built itself on the distribution and resale of hardware and software — an industry that is now under threat as software sales move online and entire services move into the cloud. But, says Jessica van Wyk,...

VoIP buying guide for small businesses

Avianto Lifestyle estate connects with fibre thanks to BitCo

February 18, 2014 • Company News, Southern AfricaComments Off on Avianto Lifestyle estate connects with fibre thanks to BitCo

An affordable complete IP network is now available throughout Avianto Lifestyle estate,  one of South Africa’s first integrated estates. Fibre Internet, Voice and video services are now easily accessible to occupants. This initiative is powered by leading...

96% of businesses not managing data effectively – KPMG study

February 18, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on 96% of businesses not managing data effectively – KPMG study

  KPMG Capital recently announced findings from a recent data and analytics (D&A) report that reveal a stark disconnect between C-suite executives who realise the value of big data, but are unsure of how to effectively implement and manage their...

Cisco, Comztek unite to deliver in Mauritius

February 18, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Cisco, Comztek unite to deliver in Mauritius

Comztek in Mauritius is working closely with vendor partner Cisco to ensure that customers throughout the region will benefit from superior service and quality solutions. Built off of the back of a historically solid and mutually beneficial business...

Dark Fibre Africa acquires CONDUCT

February 17, 2014 • Southern AfricaComments Off on Dark Fibre Africa acquires CONDUCT

Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) is in the process of acquiring South Africa- based CONDUCT, in a move to overcome the last mile barrier and give enterprises across South Africa easy access to fibre connectivity. CONDUCT is a last mile fibre solutions provider...

Wearing your technology on your suit sleeve

February 17, 2014 • Southern AfricaComments Off on Wearing your technology on your suit sleeve

Since the rumours many months ago that a certain consumer electronics company was going to introduce a smart watch, people have in equal parts been sceptical and excited about the potential of wearable technology. But despite the consumer appeal, is there a...

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New CEO to direct ZA Central Registry

February 14, 2014 • Online & Social, People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on New CEO to direct ZA Central Registry

The ZA Central Registry (ZACR) has a new CEO with a vision to accelerate transformation within the South African DNS (Domain Name System) industry while staying true to the technical core competencies that have resulted in almost 900 000 .co.za domain...

SA survey – businesses not taking network security seriously enough

February 14, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on SA survey – businesses not taking network security seriously enough

A recent survey conducted by F5 Networks revealed that South African employees rate mobile network access highly and would even consider refusing a job if this was not part of the package – but that network security is sorely neglected. The Company ran a...

Making sense of the major cloud inhibitors

February 13, 2014 • Enterprise IT, Southern AfricaComments Off on Making sense of the major cloud inhibitors

It is easy to see why there is so much interest among companies to learn more about how they can benefit from cloud. The advent of cloud brings great promise for IT organisations to meet increasingly demanding business and operational objectives.  A...

Kenya: Nairobi County partners Cisco for deployment of Digital Business Roadmap

Cisco sees silver lining in cloud take up in Africa

February 13, 2014 • Enterprise IT, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Cisco sees silver lining in cloud take up in Africa

An ICT research analyst from Frost & Sullivan has reiterated the strategic importance of a projected increase in cloud computing in key markets throughout Africa to global networking company Cisco. Cisco released its Q2 2014 results yesterday. Cisco...

SA telecom operators applaud drop in mobile termination rates

February 12, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on SA telecom operators applaud drop in mobile termination rates

The new wholesale termination rate glide path announced by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) in January will see the mobile termination rates drop from R0.40 to R0.20 on 1 March 2014, with further decreases in 2015 and 2016....