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For most IT departments it’s an all too familiar story: executives discover the latest gadgets, start using them at home and bring them to work, expecting to access corporate applications, e-mail and data instantly. Then there are employees who have already worked out how to access corporate data using...
Researchers from the University of California in San Diego claim they have found a way to optimize lab-based modules to such an extreme that a Wi-Fi radio, used in IoT for communications with a network, could soon be using 5000-times less energy and still have enough bandwidth to send...
Earlier this week, Facebook unveiled details behind its long-anticipated cryptocurrency, Libra. The company’s new digital platform is said to allow users to send and spend money at a next-to-nothing fee. While the coin hasn’t been made public just yet, what is available is Libra’s white paper — a comprehensive...
The internet is a wonderful place, filled with information aplenty from thousands if not millions of different sites. You can basically find out anything you want to know on the Internet, the only problem is, it is not all true. In fact, in a growing trend an increasing number...
With the launch of Ka-band satellites the debate of C versus Ku-band versus Ka-band has come to the fore, with varying opinions of the advantages of each technology against that of another. These considerations are valid and, in terms of a pure technology debate, very critical to consider. However, more...
Deirdre Joubert, Application Managed Services Architect, EOH AMS Centre of Excellence, says that to derive optimal performance from IT investments, it is not enough to design your infrastructure and applications to provide the desired business outcomes. You must also ensure high availability, high performance, and high service levels by...
The ability to collect payments is the cornerstone of any successful business. However, studies indicate that organisations may lose as much as six percent of their potential revenue because of discrepancies between selling and payment collection. Billing errors account for a large proportion of these issues, reflecting inefficient internal...
At GITEX 2019, Nokia unveiled that its Nuage Networks SD-WAN 2.0 solution has been implemented by OmniClouds, a cloud service provider and migrator, to improve and optimise cloud connectivity for enterprise customers throughout the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. The deal announced on Tuesday, 8 October 2019, aims to...
One of the important developments in the new King III Report released earlier this year is the fact that it has finally taken into consideration the role of Information Technology from a governance perspective. Its pervasiveness and strategic importance has created the need for IT to be governed...
It is difficult to imagine a world without automobiles and with the internet permeating every facet of our lives, from smart watches to smart TVs, it was only a matter of time before our cars also became- smart. Connected cars aren't particularly new, but 2014 will see the...
As Green, we were privileged to be the only Namibian ICT-company to be an exhibitor at AfricaCom 2018, just as we had been last year. We shared the booth with Submer whose Submer Smartpod is a green (environmentally green) solution for datacenter cooling, great to be partnering with such...
No matter what industry sector an organisation falls into, telecommunications forms the vital backbone of the entire infrastructure, and needs to be up and running at all times. However, for the financial services sector reliability and durability are paramount, as communications, which often happen via a telecoms network, are mission...
Research in Motion (RIM), the producers of BlackBerry, recently delayed the launch of its latest BlackBerry 10 operating system, deemed to be critical to the ailing company’s survival.  This follows the poor execution and uptake of the BlackBerry PlayBook, the company’s entry into the competitive tablet market and one...
With a boom in hotel construction, major infrastructure projects underway, and good GDP growth in many countries, the construction sector in sub-Saharan Africa offers several bright prospects. A report from GlobalData forecasts that sub-Saharan Africa will have the fastest growing construction industry in the world over the next five...
The slim and sleek Motorola Moto Z2 Play has a thin and light design and makes handling effortless. It is an impressive 5.2mm thick, and arguably the thinnest smartphone in the market. Under Lenovo, Motorola has been producing quality phones and the Motorola Moto Z2 Play is no exception....
There are not many Sub-Saharan African countries that don’t frequently have electrical outages. From my first hand experience and limited understanding of them, there are usually two types : Voluntary outages in order to manage a limited power supply. Those are mostly planned in advance, and affect limited areas, usually...
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