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Opinion: Security is not just about preventing malware

April 20, 2011 • FeaturesComments Off on Opinion: Security is not just about preventing malware

As the world becomes more connected via the Internet and the sheer number of threats increase, from viruses to trojans, spyware to phishing attacks, people are becoming increasingly aware of the need to secure their computers, servers and important data against a host of potential attacks awaiting them. However, protecting data is not simply about...

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Preventing information leak scandals

April 11, 2011 • FeaturesComments (1)

Managing information, ensuring that confidential or sensitive data does not find its way outside of an organisation, and making sure that only the right people have access to data when and where they need it is a challenging task. This task, broadly...

Cloud vs. Hosted Services, what’s the difference?

April 8, 2011 • FeaturesComments (7)

All too often of late I see press releases from tech providers who are re-branding their old hosted services as “cloud” services. This strikes me as somewhat disingenuous. There are some important differences between hosted services and a true cloud...

Opinion piece: Mobile computing – smaller, lighter, faster

April 5, 2011 • FeaturesComments (1)

Computers, smartphones, laptops, netbooks and the wide variety of other mobile computing devices have become so much a part of our everyday lives that we take their existence for granted until something goes wrong. People want to be connected to the world...

Google creates Pandemonium

March 30, 2011 • FeaturesComments (2)

Google has made its biggest change to their dynamic algorithm with the integration of the Panda update. The update has had major impact on US based search results with some websites experiencing a 50% decline in web traffic, while some sites have...

Unified communications on the go

March 29, 2011 • FeaturesComments (1)

It took the creative genius of an Apple to fulfill the prophecy, but the age of mobility is finally here, and it shows no signs of letting up on innovative surprises or promoting widespread addictive behaviour. First, the iPhone rekindled the smartphone...

Trends in cyber security for 2011

March 18, 2011 • FeaturesComments (1)

As more and more people around the world become part of the global network that is the Internet, the number and variety of cyber threats increases correspondingly. And as cyber security evolves to meet the changing nature of these threats, so too do the...

Intelligent routing; smarter contact centers

March 17, 2011 • FeaturesComments Off on Intelligent routing; smarter contact centers

Intelligent routing (IR) is not new to contact centers – the benefits of using this technology are proven. It’s now no longer the exclusive domain of larger companies with sizable budgets and access to high level skills. Today, intelligent...

New technologies reshaping the mobile enterprise

March 16, 2011 • FeaturesComments Off on New technologies reshaping the mobile enterprise

Consumerisation, cloud computing, tablet computing and mobile collaboration are among the major trends that will drive the market for enterprise mobility solutions over the next year. That’s according to Robyn Milham, head of enterprise sales for...

Windows IE9, born handicapped

March 16, 2011 • FeaturesComments Off on Windows IE9, born handicapped

Microsoft has officially launched its new Internet Explorer 9 (IE9). Despite being newly hatched, IE9 has already met with serious criticism. Microsoft is marketing IE9 as a fast, secure and beautiful browser for the “prosumer” who wants to...

Reliable ICT essential for state departments

March 14, 2011 • FeaturesComments Off on Reliable ICT essential for state departments

South Africa’s government needs to carefully evaluate the track record of potential ICT service providers before entering into long term contracts. Effective delivery of information communication technology managed services and support is critical to...

Opinion: Brace yourself for Facebook video

March 10, 2011 • FeaturesComments Off on Opinion: Brace yourself for Facebook video

Warner Bros is testing a new video rental service on Facebook, the first time a major media player has done so with a social network, a deal we believe precedes a more concerted move by the social network into video services and web TV. A Facebook video/ web...

Effective, affordable security – the challenge of the African market

March 8, 2011 • FeaturesComments Off on Effective, affordable security – the challenge of the African market

Across the world the IT industry has grown and changed dramatically over the past decade, with technological advances enabling computing to become increasingly powerful and users becoming ever more connected on a global scale. The African market however...

The network is the lifeblood of any commercial venture today

March 8, 2011 • FeaturesComments Off on The network is the lifeblood of any commercial venture today

In the past the network was used primarily to connect a few PCs together – along with a peripheral device or two, and streamline communications in order to improve the efficiency of operations in business. It has always been a critical tool but was...

Twitter: Is Julius Malema right?

March 7, 2011 • FeaturesComments Off on Twitter: Is Julius Malema right?

In November 2010, South Africans collectively guffawed at the ANC YL leader Julius Malema and his statements about twitter. Malema was being impersonated on the popular social media tool and he felt that his complaints were not being addressed by the...

Abandoned calls: how local market can meet DMASA requirements

March 4, 2011 • FeaturesComments Off on Abandoned calls: how local market can meet DMASA requirements

Abandoned calls – a silent ‘no response’ call terminated by the call originator when answered by a live individual – can be very harmful to the reputation of the direct marketing industry. Calls like these are inconvenient, annoying and can be...