Fibre for City of Cape Town broadband

  Social demands for increased municipal services have created the need for faster and improved communications to cater for increased capacity in the network. The choice for upgrading the City of Cape Town system was to change over from the conventional fibre optic (FO) cable interconnecting method, to a blown fibre optic (BFO) cable. One […]

Wireless mouse that supports Bluetooth

  Nordic Semiconductor has announced that the world’s first dual-operating Bluetooth v4.0 and proprietary 2,4 GHz wireless mouse has been launched by  Lenovo Group and benefits in both use cases from Nordic’s  multi-protocol nRF51822 SoCs. This allows consumers to use Lenovo N700 wireless mouse with the latest Windows 8 PCs with Bluetooth v4.0 (that includes […]

Siemens Convergence Creators expands US presence

  Siemens Convergence Creators has announced that it has opened a branch office in Los Angeles. By founding its own US legal entity, the company will be able to support a stronger presence in the market, and further its global expansion efforts. Siemens Convergence Creators offers its customers turnkey solutions and services in the areas […]

Effective storage and backup for professionals

  by Anamika Budree, Western Digital Data is a critical business asset in today’s digital world, and backups have therefore become essential in ensuring business continuity. As a result, many organisations have embarked on backup strategies aligned with business needs and requirements. This often involves fairly sophisticated technology for automation and IT resources (either in-house […]

Increasing MES productivity: the need for agility

  As market demands and business drivers continue to evolve for customers in manufacturing and production industries, it is very clear that organisations are under significant pressure to increase the speed and agility of their business and manufacturing operations. Please download the following pdf

Is resistance to the public cloud softening?

  “It is in the cloud” is a term often bandied about, but the questions still remain: when to opt for a private cloud and when to take the bold step to move into the public cloud? A lack of understanding of the practical implications of moving into the cloud is keeping South African companies […]

Over-the-air platform security review

  The universal integrated circuit card (UICC) is the smart card used in mobile terminals. The card authenticates the subscriber to the network while ensuring the integrity and security of their personal data. In addition, it also stores applications for both operator and end-user use for the correct deployment of mobile services. The integration of […]

Is the virtual PBX the death of traditional premises-based PBXs?

  The question of virtual PBX replacing trditional premises-based PBXs has been around boardroom tables for some time. “Do we invest in a hosted solution or do we keep our communication in-house? Do we go the IP route or do we stay with a physical connection from Telkom?” The days of simply contacting a traditional […]

Is the commercial use of HPC lagging in SA?

  South Africa is not lagging behind when it comes to the world of high performance computing. The Cape Town-based Centre of High Performance Computing (CHPC) has an impressive track record, although mostly in the sphere of academia. When it comes to commercial applications there appears to be a lack of interest. Is that because […]

Lightning protection

  Lightning is a serious issue which is often under-estimated until faced with its disastrous consequences. Protection against this severe energy source requires professional equipment, professionally installed. Simply buying a few protector plugs or multi-plug extensions from the hardware store could well finish off whatever electrical and computer equipment is indoors, connected to the mains […]