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Passion and consistency drives tech usage

June 27, 2011 • FeaturesComments Off on Passion and consistency drives tech usage

When it comes to the use of technology, there are two factors that Robert Sussman, Integr8 Group joint CEO underlines as critical – passion and consistency. “We are a technology focused company and it stands to reason that we regularly maintain a very close eye on innovation and global trends. I believe it is essential [&hellip...

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Virtualisation – Can Africa benefit from it?

June 24, 2011 • FeaturesComments Off on Virtualisation – Can Africa benefit from it?

Virtualisation is widely regarded as a major emerging technology. How does it apply to Africa, and can the continent benefit socially and economically from growth in this sector? The term ‘virtualisation’ is little more than a buzzword for the abstraction...

The two legs of unified communications

June 24, 2011 • FeaturesComments Off on The two legs of unified communications

Will the real UC please stand up? Unified communications (UC) is increasingly being adopted in companies across the spectrum – from small to large businesses. However, varying ideas are in circulation as to what this rich collective of technologies entails....

Keeping up with the Technology Joneses

June 22, 2011 • FeaturesComments Off on Keeping up with the Technology Joneses

Got an old computer and postponing buying a new one because yours “does everything you need it to”? You may be missing out on more of the modern information-rich world than you think. Laptop and computer technology changes at such a pace that there is...

Open additional bandwidth without upgrading your line

June 22, 2011 • FeaturesComments Off on Open additional bandwidth without upgrading your line

“I need more bandwidth, the application is too slow, it must be the network!” These are many of the statements made by users where centralised computing or computing over a wide area network is a reality. Most enterprise users are using some form of...

Growing up in an Internet age in Egypt

June 21, 2011 • FeaturesComments Off on Growing up in an Internet age in Egypt

The cursor moves across the screen with speed, clicking on a number of icons as Ahmed Radwan quickly uploads a new post to his yet-to-be published blog. This Egyptian youth spends his days online, reading the most recent technology news coming from Europe,...

Carry the can for your content capturing calamity and capitalise

June 14, 2011 • FeaturesComments Off on Carry the can for your content capturing calamity and capitalise

How eBucks turned a potentially damaging blunder into a marketing win. The digital marketplace offers abundant opportunity for disastrous mistakes. But it is within the power of the website or social page owner to turn those slip-ups around and even benefit...

Cellphone – from a chatter box to a banking service

June 9, 2011 • FeaturesComments Off on Cellphone – from a chatter box to a banking service

“Cellphones will change our lives as much or more than television did” -Alan Knott-Craig, Vodacom Managing Director. In the early 90s it hit our shores – one minute we were talking with it, the next we were sending each other messages with it. Once you...

The pitfalls of the endless implementation

May 30, 2011 • FeaturesComments Off on The pitfalls of the endless implementation

There are two good reasons to avoid any software implementation process that will take more than two to (at most) six months. The first is cost: IT consultants don’t come cheap, and the business case for your fancy new software can start looking shaky very...

Greening the data centre not just about the environment

May 26, 2011 • FeaturesComments Off on Greening the data centre not just about the environment

Going green may be a growing trend when it comes to IT and the data centre, but the current driving factor behind greening the data centre is not about saving the environment. While this may be a nice fringe benefit, the reality is that companies are...

Choosing the right partners in a changing market

May 20, 2011 • FeaturesComments Off on Choosing the right partners in a changing market

As the print publishing industry fades and digital platforms flourish, market consolidation is the order of the day, with creative agencies scrambling to acquire digital skills. But it is a slippery acquisition target – the software development fraternity...

The state of the unified communications market

May 10, 2011 • FeaturesComments (1)

To understand the true benefits of unified communications (UC), it is necessary to examine the current state of this market, where it came from and where it is headed. Along the way, we can debunk a few myths and misconceptions that stand in the way of its...

Five communication trends for the contact centre industry

May 10, 2011 • FeaturesComments Off on Five communication trends for the contact centre industry

Elingo’s Karl Reed examines five key communication trends emerging in South Africa in 2011. Multichannel contact centres The age of the one way communication street – where brands controlled the manner in which their customers communicated with...

Google’s Pandemonium extends to SMO

May 5, 2011 • FeaturesComments Off on Google’s Pandemonium extends to SMO

After Google rolled out the Panda Update – the biggest change to its algorithm in ten years – websites which do not offer what Google deems “quality” content have been scrambling to rescue plunging web rankings. However, it is not just SEO which has...

The importance of compliance risk and control

May 4, 2011 • FeaturesComments Off on The importance of compliance risk and control

In recent years compliance has become a very important topic for businesses for many reasons, not least of which is the fact that failure to comply with certain regulations results in heavy financial penalties that can put many organisations under severe...

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...