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Is ‘cost efficiency’ actually costing your organisation money?

In the current economic climate, many organisations are driven to cut costs, save money and improve cost efficiency across the board. One area that is typically under scrutiny is IT. As a result, organisations are scaling back on areas...

IT’s homecoming revolution – outsourcing trends back to local shores

South Africans have long held the perception that overseas is better, when it comes to goods, services, even qualifications. This, along with the attractive pricing structures offered by destinations such as India, led to a trend of outsourcing to...

The cost of database DIY – are you really saving money?

The database is the heart of the modern organisation, keeping business alive by supplying applications and people with the information and technologies they need to do their jobs, in much the same way as the human heart keeps the...

Open source meets the database – it’s not free, but it is all about freedom

Proprietary software has traditionally enjoyed a sound foothold in the database space in particular. However, in recent years we have seen an upsurge in interest for open source database solutions, for a number of reasons. Proprietary solutions are costly,...

Migrating to cloud? Ensure it has a silver lining

Despite international uptake, cloud computing has been slow to gain traction in the local market.  However, no one can dispute cloud computing's benefits in several Information Communication Technology (ICT) areas, including the database. This is particularly relevant in the local...

The database is the heart of the modern business – is yours compliant?

Compliance has become a buzzword of late when considering the increase in legislative acts which organisations from across all industries and verticals must now comply with. However, the concept of compliance reaches so much further than this alphabet soup...

Outsourcing, open-source and monitoring – an outlook for 2011

The year 2010 has been one of slow recovery and rebuilding following the economic meltdown, a year in which investment into infrastructure and upgrades was slow and many companies focused on weathering the storm and tightening budgets to reduce...

Five top tips for getting ERP implementations right

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is typically a costly exercise and there are often high expectations placed on projects to deliver the anticipated business benefits. This makes it vital to get the implementation right the first time around. When it comes...

SABC receives database monitoring support

South Africa’s public broadcaster SABC has received ongoing database monitoring and support for its Oracle and SQL server databases and IBM mainframe from RDB Consulting. The ICT support will facilitate the SABC's expansion into new application areas and provide the...

Top 10 considerations when selecting an outsourced partner

Outsourcing is gaining popularity, largely due to its effective 'pay as you go' model. This is especially appealing in light of the current global economic downturn with ICT managers having to keep tight control of their budgets. The...
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Regular Vigilance Crucial for Spotting Software Breaches

Chief Technology Officer for Obsidian Systems, Karl Fischer, says "Constant vigilance is essential to identifying software security breaches." Fischer recounts,...
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