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Power Struggle

April 26, 2010 • FeaturesComments Off on Power Struggle

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 on an alternating basis....

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Don’t overlook reliability when reducing your telecom costs

April 20, 2010 • FeaturesComments (1)

The growing complexity of the telecoms environment in the average enterprise means that organisations need to partner with solution providers that can help them understand and optimise their telecom infrastructures and services in a holistic manner. Itec...

Engage the basics of effective data management

April 20, 2010 • FeaturesComments Off on Engage the basics of effective data management

The fact that data is the most prized asset within any organisation is not news. What many decision makers may not realise however, is that the management of corporate information involves an all-encompassing process of categorization. Paul Luff, country...

Where to next for ISPs?

April 19, 2010 • FeaturesComments Off on Where to next for ISPs?

The bandwidth price war in South Africa is affecting ISPs in relation to the lower cost of uncapped broadband packages they offer to consumers, which will ultimately affect their profit margins, according to voices in the industry...

Five trends driving networking growth

April 16, 2010 • FeaturesComments (3)

According to IDC research, enterprise networking spending has historically exhibited a higher growth rate than overall IT spending. Lorna Hardie, HP Networking Country Manager for South Africa, takes a close look at the developments boosting the networking...

Apply careful differentiation in labour broking debate

April 10, 2010 • FeaturesComments Off on Apply careful differentiation in labour broking debate

Werner Guse, Business Unit Executive: Human Capital Management of listed ICT services company GijimaAst, stresses the need for careful differentiation in the current labour broking debate in South Africa...

MT or not MT?

April 6, 2010 • FeaturesComments (2)

MT billing is one of the most crucial issues in SSA mobile content today. It’s at the heart of technical challenges, moral debates and significant business concerns. In fact, several major operators in the region still don’t offer it. For instance, at...

It’s time to take advantage of VoIP

April 1, 2010 • FeaturesComments Off on It’s time to take advantage of VoIP

Already available on the local South African market, VoIP has not always been on corporate agendas. Riaan Leuschner, Managing Director at Nology, tells why VoIP should not be missed out anymore...

HCM with cloud-based service and support

March 30, 2010 • FeaturesComments Off on HCM with cloud-based service and support

Markus Bucher, CEO at Swicon360, explains why HR needs a viable solution integrated with virtual infrastructure in the cloud...

The shrinking size and price of backup media

March 23, 2010 • FeaturesComments (3)

Time when, tape media was commonly used for backing up data, with bulky spools of magnetic tape being stored in vast tape libraries in the data centre as well as in remote locations off-site. According to John Hope-Bailie, technical director of Demand Data,...

Carving a niche in the ERP market

March 19, 2010 • FeaturesComments Off on Carving a niche in the ERP market

The time has come for vendors to find innovative ways to differentiate, says Conrad Steyn, co-founder of Barnstone...

The code of silence in Africa’s telecom industry

March 19, 2010 • FeaturesComments (1)

Would you plan a trip to a foreign destination if you didn’t know what the place looked like, what there was to see, how much a hotel room cost and what local transportation was available? Probably not. So imagine if what we’re talking about is...

Don’t shop at Google for your local payroll

March 18, 2010 • FeaturesComments Off on Don’t shop at Google for your local payroll

Anton van Heerden, Managing Director of Softline VIP, says that companies need to be cautious about sourcing a local payroll solution from a predominantly international offering such as recently launched Google’s Apps Marketplace...

Industry must speak out against cellphones and driving

March 16, 2010 • FeaturesComments Off on Industry must speak out against cellphones and driving

Most motorists do not realize the serious hazards of using their phones, says Pieter Streicher, Managing Director of BulkSMS.com...

Networking for SMEs

March 16, 2010 • FeaturesComments Off on Networking for SMEs

Creating a solid backbone for organisations’ ICT infrastructure means first analyzing the right options, says Riaan Leuschner, MD of Nology...

Better control for modified SMS alphanumeric sender IDs

March 16, 2010 • FeaturesComments (1)

Pieter Streicher, MD of BulkSMS.com calls for SMS providers and cellular networks to better control the use of alphanumeric sender IDs...