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Unlicensed software – South Africa still flirting with danger

November 4, 2013 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Unlicensed software – South Africa still flirting with danger

New figures indicate that a significant decline in the use unlicensed software by South African companies is still some way off. This is according to BSA | The Software Alliance, the leading global advocate for the software industry whose latest 2013 data shows that the number of reported cases of unlicensed software in South Africa [&hellip...

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How mobile is driving SA’s metered cab market

November 1, 2013 • Southern AfricaComments Off on How mobile is driving SA’s metered cab market

  As Gauteng motorists contemplate life with e-tolls, a Johannesburg-based startup, SnappCab, has emerged to offer a possible alternative. By leveraging off the proliferation of mobile devices and increasing demand for reliable public transport in South...

Social media and mobility can change the way we work—if they are done right

November 1, 2013 • Southern AfricaComments Off on Social media and mobility can change the way we work—if they are done right

Two interrelated trends are slowly but surely changing the way that companies operate. The first is the growing use of social media technologies to collaborate with colleagues and customers; the second is the ongoing shift to mobile devices to perform work...

New music service to launch in South Africa

November 1, 2013 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on New music service to launch in South Africa

On a mission to make music fully mobile, affordable and heard, Spinlet will shortly launch its music platform in South Africa, the Company’s second launch in Africa. Spinlet’s SA office, based in Cape Town, will drive the company’s expansion into...

Tech innovators delve into IP commercial exploits

October 31, 2013 • Company News, Southern AfricaComments Off on Tech innovators delve into IP commercial exploits

The Intellectual Property Rights Act has introduced important conditions in South Africa for the commercialisation of Intellectual Property and will impact operations across a number of industries and sectors. A carefully thought-out intellectual property...

What South Africa’s students cannot do without

October 31, 2013 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on What South Africa’s students cannot do without

  South Africa’s students are addicted to social media – but are almost unanimous that it enhances both their academic and social lives. In fact, they believe it may even help them during exam time. This was the key finding of the SA High-tech...

The realities of mobile for the enterprise

October 30, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on The realities of mobile for the enterprise

  Mobility is a reality for enterprise – whether decision makers like it or not. Given the advent of mobile devices in the workplace, the increase in usage by employees and significance of BYOD, industry analysts have pointed to the relevance of Mobile...

Business continuity and the cloud: Storm warning

October 30, 2013 • Company News, Southern AfricaComments Off on Business continuity and the cloud: Storm warning

“Cloud services are proliferating because they offer employees tremendous flexibility—the explosion in the use of smartphones and tablets creates a tremendous need for anywhere/ anytime access to applications,” says Peter Westcott, business continuity...

Skilled ‘cyber warriors’ wanted to help South Africa fight fraud

October 29, 2013 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Skilled ‘cyber warriors’ wanted to help South Africa fight fraud

With a dire lack of skills to counter South Africa’s spiralling instances of cyber fraud, it is little surprise that the country ranks third among those most targeted for cyber attacks. So claims Professor Basie von Solms, Director of the University of...

South Africa: Telkom Mobile’s SIM-SONKE goes national

October 28, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on South Africa: Telkom Mobile’s SIM-SONKE goes national

Telkom SA’s mobile division announced that SIM-SONKE subscribers will now be able to make calls from anywhere in the country. Previously customers were able to make calls only where Telkom Mobile has network coverage. “We introduced SIM-SONKE as a...

Smart Hospitality transforming South Africa's hospitality industry

Telkom SA partners with Samsung on ADSL

October 28, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom SA partners with Samsung on ADSL

Connectivity and convergence are increasingly becoming a core part of consumer’s day-to-day lives, with television just one such example where consumer need and demand is beginning to shape how these devices are used. According to Lance Berger, Head of...

Market hungry for fibre technology

October 28, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Market hungry for fibre technology

ICT services provider MWEB Business claims it has experienced over 500 percent growth in its fibre installations in the past year – a clear indication that fibre is finally taking its place in the mainstream of connectivity technology the Company...

USAASA’s Nkosi invites input for National Strategy consideration

October 28, 2013 • Company News, Southern AfricaComments Off on USAASA’s Nkosi invites input for National Strategy consideration

  Following the unveiling of the ICT Gaps, USAASA’s CEO Zami Nkosi has invited disseminated a discussion document for comment from licensed operators. According to Nkosi, these inputs will prove critical to the finalisation of the National Strategy on...

Hitachi Data Systems launches new global social collaboration platform

October 25, 2013 • Company News, Southern AfricaComments Off on Hitachi Data Systems launches new global social collaboration platform

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation, announced the launch of the Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) Community, an online social platform powered by Jive Software. The HDS Community enables customers, prospects, partners and employees to openly collaborate to innovate...

CFO suspension – Telkom SA moves to dispel rumour

October 25, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on CFO suspension – Telkom SA moves to dispel rumour

In a statement released to the media, Telkom SA has responded to speculation over the suspension of CFO Jacques Schindehütte, announced on 24 October 2013, saying that there is no connection between the suspension and the purchase of shares by Schindehütte...

Skills development enhanced by new technologies

October 25, 2013 • Southern AfricaComments Off on Skills development enhanced by new technologies

New technologies based on cloud computing and mobility are making skills development a richer and more engaging experience for both employees and employers. Skills development is enhanced by the use of multiple devices while allowing employers real-time...