The V&A Waterfront the most connected place to be

The V&A Waterfront in Cape Town is said to be the most visited tourist attraction in South Africa, and now also the most connected place to be. The author shares how the vision of the various role players, extensive planning and some unique underwater construction made it happen. The winter of 2011 was particularly wet […]

LTE to the rescue of the virtual PBX

A few years ago voice over IP was the rage; every company in the communications business was offering some VoIP service. The problem was that many providers did not do their homework properly which often resulted in a very poor quality of service, giving  VoIP a bad name.  There is now an opportunity with the […]

Data storage in the cloud – is South African business ready?

  Are businesses in South Africa ready for storing their data in the cloud?   It is actually a redundant question, as in several recent security surveys respondents were asked if they would share sensitive company information in dropbox. The overwhelming response was yes!   While that indicates that the use of storage in the cloud is […]

The mainframe and PCs are dead? New developments prove us wrong!

  The mainframe was supposed to have disappeared off the scene long ago, so too the PC, but both are still around.  All the hype around smartphones and tablets seems to remain hype, but then I guess industry has always known that the mainframe and PC (and laptops) would be around for a long time […]