Mobile termination rates all at sea!

by Hans van de Groenendaal, features editor, EngineerIT ICASA did not follow the rules… but the South Gauteng High Court has allowed lower asymmetrical mobile termination rates to be implemented for six months. Lower rates are in the public interest, says the judge! On Monday 31 March 2014 the South Gauteng High Court ruled that […]

Death of the CIO?

by Hans van de Groenendaal, features editor, EngineerIT I will give chief information officers (CIOs) one to two years to survive, unless they transform to take on a more business-focussed role.  – Terry White, director, CXO Advisor Terry White, director at CXO Advisor and chairman of “The future of the CIO” panel discussion held at […]

In conversation with Mteto Nyati, MD Microsoft South Africa

EngineerIT Inbox – March 2014

  The March 2014 letters to the editor discussed challenges facing electronic manufacturers, and bridging the needs of academia and industry.   Winning letter to the editor Electronic manufacturing industry realities Dear Editor Your article titled “Is the electronic manufacturing industry in SA dead?” (lead editorial, EngineerIT November/December 2013) refers to the difficulties facing original […]

Security in SCADA systems

  by Hans van de Groenendaal, features editor, EngineerIT Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) security is being taken more seriously, but is it still fragile? Is action required to beef up security on SCADA systems? What are the concerns? We put these and a number of other questions to a panel of industry leaders […]

When the earth moved for ICT

  by Arthur Goldstuck, WordWideWorx At the end of February 2014, the earth moved. It wasn’t a seismic event, but in the world of information and communications technology, it represented a clear movement of the tectonic plates underlying the industry. The event was Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, which has long been a focal […]

Third-party cloud services gain traction in Africa

  World Wide Worx and Cisco’s recent study of cloud computing trends in Africa suggests the continent is gaining confidence in both the reliability and security of the cloud. In support of this forecast, Ovum predicts that cloud services spend in South Africa will likely double over the next four years, growing from $190-million in […]