Gartner asks CIOs to rise to the digital challenge

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By Staff Writer The annual Gartner Symposium/ITxpo taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from September 28 to 30 will examine the need for companies to evolve into a digital business and remain competitive. “No company, irrespective of size and industry, can afford to...

DIGITAL Government: Connecting with Citizens

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By Tony De Sousa,  Managing Executive: Solutions Business at Telkom Are your constituents’ contact details up-to-date? Across our continent, a top priority for most governments is the need to “improve communication and delivery of services to all citizens”. Placing the “customer” at the core of going digital...

Tough decisions await Telkom

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Under pressure because of the need to continue reviving itself, Telkom is moving ahead with its cost-cutting push despite opposition from three trade unions. By Staff writer The parastatal was forced to halt its Section 189 retrenchment process to cut 4 400 jobs and move 3 200 people to outsourced businesses after...

CloudGate Square – a computer that fits into your hand

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It is a “palm-sized device that you can use to transform your TV monitor into a computer for work, home or play. You can also connect your external hard drive and flash disk to the device to watch your favourite movies or listen to...

Making M2M SIM management SME-friendly

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By Kees Snijders, MD at Flickswitch  Using SIM cards have become a way of life for the digital citizens of today. With our reliance on smartphones and tablets, these tiny components are integral to staying connected. For small to medium enterprises where cost efficiencies are essential, managing SIMs...

It’s time for you to use Telkom Mobile

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Cellphone consumers - it's time for you to start using Telkom mobile services. Telkom offers more high value plans for its prepaid subscribers than any other operator in South Africa. “Telkom had strong plans and a variety of options at virtually every price point,” stated Beth...

Understanding the importance of data deduplication for the modern data centre

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By Staff Writer Data deduplication might seem like a new thing but the reality is that the technology has been around for quite some time. Warren Olivier, regional manager of Veeam Southern Africa, discusses the roles Big Data and the always-on business have played to bring...

PIC wraps up R3.3bn bookbuilding of Vodacom shares

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By Gugu Lourie State-owned pension fund Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has raised R3.3 billion in bookbuilding exercise, after placing 24.7 million shares with institutional investors. Priced at R134 per share, the shares were discounted by 3.6% to the the closing price per Vodacom share on 13...

MTN strike over

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MTN and union agree to end the strike immediately By Staff Writer MTN South Africa CEO Mteto Nyati today announced an agreement with the Communication Workers Union (CWU) to end the strike immediately. “The agreement serves the common interests of MTN and the employees, and allows MTN...

VIDEO: Who is Vodacom Business Africa?

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Douglas Craigie-Stevenson, Managing Director of Vodacom Business Africa, tells us about the company’s evolution and innovation.   Offering total communications solutions to multinational and pan-African companies across the continent, Vodacom Business Africa is a key player in the ICT market in Africa and beyond. In this Q&A...