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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,...

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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...

Cure change fatigue with a healthy dose of change management

July 8, 2009 • FeaturesComments Off on Cure change fatigue with a healthy dose of change management

It is clear that both internationally and in South Africa, the medical profession is adopting a bigger focus on medical information systems. There is a theoretical and practical need for the collection, analysing and sharing of patient information between...

Leverage what you have and act fast

June 30, 2009 • FeaturesComments Off on Leverage what you have and act fast

Patrick Reeves, Axiz HP Category Manager, says that while the negativity of the global economic situation has understandably spread angst amongst local business owners, it is important not to let this pessimism consume you...

When the going gets tough, the tough stick to their IT strategy

June 25, 2009 • FeaturesComments (1)

Many companies tend to panic in an economic downturn, pushing cost cutting straight to the top of the agenda. A box which is very likely to receive a tick when the bosses sit down to trim the fat is the IT department...

Now is the time to opt for change

June 23, 2009 • FeaturesComments Off on Now is the time to opt for change

Jane Thomson, MD, Softworx, an EOH company and distributor of Infor in Sub-Saharan Africa, says that in the past, most applications were “built to last”; their longevity and robustness being the most prized features...

Throwing the baby out with the ERP system

June 11, 2009 • FeaturesComments Off on Throwing the baby out with the ERP system

You only have to read headlines to see how many jobs are being cut currently. However, many companies are not looking at their business systems (including ERP) when they are making staffing decisions...

Will ICANN drop its biggest revolutionary new idea?

June 4, 2009 • FeaturesComments Off on Will ICANN drop its biggest revolutionary new idea?

The Internet Corporation of Assigned Names & Numbers, ICANN, is up against the wall, and here are the top five reasons for which it may simply drop its greatest revolutionary idea of offering a brand new type of a designer domain name to fit the next...