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There is light at the end of South Africa’s economic tunnel

March 9, 2010 • FeaturesComments Off on There is light at the end of South Africa’s economic tunnel

Despite seemingly endless media reports about ongoing global economic hardship, downsizing and pressure on markets, and whilst many predict a long and arduous road to recovery for many industries and sectors, one local entrepreneur is optimistic about South Africa’s ability to successfully negotiate through the financial and economic obstacles that lie...

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Data storage: De-duplication reaches ‘Plateau of high adoption’

March 4, 2010 • FeaturesComments (2)

Data de-duplication, the method of reducing data storage needs by eliminating redundant data from a device, is gaining attention because of its ability to reduce the size of the backup storage repository by an average of twenty-to-one...

Top factors misguiding BI decisions and impacting BI success

February 23, 2010 • FeaturesComments Off on Top factors misguiding BI decisions and impacting BI success

Paul Morgan, Managing Director of ASYST Intelligence, a focused provider of strategic BI and data management solutions to companies in Africa, discusses some of the issues companies are grappling with which mislead their BI decisions and ultimately impact on...

The surveillance market, storage and your options

February 22, 2010 • FeaturesComments Off on The surveillance market, storage and your options

Vassen Naicker, Western Digital product Specialist at Drive Control Corporation (DCC), talks about the latest developments in the digital surveillance market and the management of video data...

Saving power in the data centre

February 19, 2010 • FeaturesComments Off on Saving power in the data centre

Philip Hampton, chief technology officer at Powermode, a specialist power management company in South Africa, explains how switching off idle electronic equipment can save electricity in the data center or server rooms and save up to 1,68 tones of carbon...

The evolution of the contact centre

February 18, 2010 • FeaturesComments (2)

Twenty years ago, inbound call centres consisted of groups of people with telephones and in some cases even headsets, ready to answer customer calls which were delivered to agents in a hunt-group fashion. Today, routing is much more sophisticated...

Storing and protecting data in an increasingly virtual world

February 15, 2010 • FeaturesComments Off on Storing and protecting data in an increasingly virtual world

Rajen Naicker, Overland Product Specialist at Drive Control Corporation (DCC), tackles the challenges around the much-discussed virtualization...

Outsourcing – know your options

February 10, 2010 • FeaturesComments (1)

Dawie Bloomberg, Business Services Director at The Webcom Group, proposes different scenarios for IT outsourcing that might just give organizations better ideas than the cloud computing option...

Financial Performance Management: The bigger picture

February 9, 2010 • FeaturesComments Off on Financial Performance Management: The bigger picture

David McWilliam, Regional Manager BI & PM, IBM Software Group, sub-Sahara Africa, discusses the role of Business Intelligence in organizations and the importance of implementing an integrated Financial Performance Management (FPM) system...

Cash-strapped IT departments turn to Storage as a Service (StaaS)

February 4, 2010 • FeaturesComments Off on Cash-strapped IT departments turn to Storage as a Service (StaaS)

John Hope-Bailie, technical director of Demand Data, explains why data storage companies swear on Storage as a Service (StaaS) technology to meet the increased demand in the market...

A closer look at the Apple iPad – is it here to stay?

February 4, 2010 • FeaturesComments (2)

The iPad is not the first tablet device to emerge from Apple`s laboratories. Back in 1993 the launch of the Newton MessagePad 100 took that accolade and Apple has been attempting to produce something in the same vein for the last decade...

Why local is truly lekker

February 1, 2010 • FeaturesComments Off on Why local is truly lekker

Kgabo Badimo, MD of Spescom DataVoice, explains why local South African technology might just be what we need to address local business needs in the country...

Apple Tablet, zero impact on emerging markets?

January 28, 2010 • FeaturesComments (1)

Julien Blin, Principal Analyst & CEO at JBB Research, USA, tells why the new Apple Tablet or iPad will not really gain momentum in the developing markets across the globe...

Why TCO concept is so hot now

January 25, 2010 • FeaturesComments Off on Why TCO concept is so hot now

Hewlett Packard is upbeat about its Total Cost of Ownership concept, which it believes enables organizations manage costs and improve efficiency...

Nashua Mobile: Telecom service providers must add value to B2B customers

January 21, 2010 • FeaturesComments Off on Nashua Mobile: Telecom service providers must add value to B2B customers

South African telecommunications service providers need to rethink their approach to the small and medium sized business (SMB) market or risk disintermediation in the future, according to Tim Walter, General Manager for Product and Marketing at independent...

HP: In the future we won’t go to the shops asking for a “cloud” solution

January 20, 2010 • FeaturesComments Off on HP: In the future we won’t go to the shops asking for a “cloud” solution

HP Industry Standard Servers managers, Rory Green and Andrew McNiven, make virtualization and cloud computing seem so easy, that you start wondering when Africa will become a huge “cloud” itself. Turns out it is a matter of why not, not when...