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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...

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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...

The future of telephony

January 20, 2010 • FeaturesComments (1)

Fiona Mclean-Banks, Polycom Business Development Manager at Zycko South Africa, discusses her views on next-generation telephone services...

Too much repetition can kill email branding effectiveness

January 19, 2010 • FeaturesComments (5)

Dries Morris, operations director at Securicom, a specialist IT security company which offers a server-based email branding solution, eBranding, warns that companies need to be on the ball to get the most out of their email branding efforts...

Cheaper cellphone calls to drive SMS uptake in 2010

January 18, 2010 • FeaturesComments (1)

Pieter Streicher, Managing Director of BulkSMS.com, argues that the possible reduction in mobile call charges will change consumer behaviour...

Top 10 resolutions for the African wireless market in 2010

January 5, 2010 • FeaturesComments Off on Top 10 resolutions for the African wireless market in 2010

2010, the year of mobility? According to Julien Blin, Principal Analyst and CEO at technologies research and consulting services company JBB Research, based in USA, the African continent will undergo a higher focus on 4G technologies, cheaper,...

Economic downturn restores Investment in IT

December 3, 2009 • FeaturesComments Off on Economic downturn restores Investment in IT

According to the global study released by Accenture and produced in cooperation with the Economist Intelligence Unit, 72 percent of business and information technology (IT) executives say their organisations place greater...

2009, 2010- Years to make or break your career in IT

November 4, 2009 • FeaturesComments Off on 2009, 2010- Years to make or break your career in IT

As organisations begin to prepare for a return to business growth, many are finding themselves at a major crossroads...

Is Load Shedding an Option for South Africa?

October 30, 2009 • FeaturesComments Off on Is Load Shedding an Option for South Africa?

Industry watchdogs report that South Africa’s demand for electricity has risen back to highs seen prior to the start of the economic slowdown, to the days when ‘load shedding‘ was extensively practiced by Eskom...

The desktop has not left the building, yet

October 9, 2009 • FeaturesComments Off on The desktop has not left the building, yet

IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker recently reported that the worldwide shipment of portable PCs has surpassed desktop PCs in the first quarter of 2009. For some, this might just be the proverbial nail in the coffin; confirming what the skeptics have been...

Seacom – the start of a new era for SA contact centres?

September 17, 2009 • FeaturesComments Off on Seacom – the start of a new era for SA contact centres?

The Seacom cable has at last been launched and the move to more, faster and cheaper international bandwidth in South Africa has begun...

SOA is on its way to delivering true flexibility

September 15, 2009 • FeaturesComments (1)

Much has been written about why SOA was such an important development, specifically in how it can help customers ease the burden of upgrading their systems and extend the usefulness of their existing applications...

Where to now for tape as a data storage medium?

September 8, 2009 • FeaturesComments Off on Where to now for tape as a data storage medium?

Almost since the birth of modern, computerised business systems, one of the most critical issues has been the backup, storage and retrieval of important data. Tape, the preferred medium in those early days, was chosen because it was significantly cheaper than...

Virtualisation is the key to greater efficiency

September 7, 2009 • FeaturesComments Off on Virtualisation is the key to greater efficiency

Jim Holland, Axiz Product Manager: HP ESG, says that virtualisation in the data centre has become one of the most widespread IT trends around. Efficiency and cost savings are at the heart of the technology’s proliferation and its potential is undeniable...

Reduce cost and win, reduce service and lose

July 10, 2009 • FeaturesComments Off on Reduce cost and win, reduce service and lose

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...