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Wi-Fi control comes to SMEs

Wi-Fi control comes to SMEs

30 Oct 2014 by
| Filed in Web World

Ruckus Wireless has unveiled Xclaim, a Wi-Fi system developed for the small business market that gives enterprise-grade Wi-Fi services to organisations that have little to no IT expertise.

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'Things' need different security

30 Oct 2014 by
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'Things' need different security

The benefits of the Internet of Things are quite considerable. But, says JAYSON O’REILLY, when considering that many of these devices form critical parts of our lives, they all need to be secured differently.

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Opera Mini lands on Gear S page

30 Oct 2014 by
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Opera Mini lands on Gear S page

Opera Mini has become the first web browser on Samsung’s Gear S, letting users browse the Internet straight from their wrist.

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How kids cost you online

30 Oct 2014 by
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How kids cost you online

Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, 18% of users in South Africa have lost either money or important information as a result of their children’s online activity. This suggests that, in addition to the risk of children encountering cyberthreats, they can also cause inadvertent problems for their parents.

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Remote Play arrives for Xperia

30 Oct 2014 by
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Remote Play arrives for Xperia

Sony Mobile and Sony Computer Entertainment have launched PS4 Remote Play which lets users play PS4 games on Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact devices.

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Fibre goes live in Parkhurst

29 Oct 2014 by
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Fibre goes live in Parkhurst

Vumatel has announced that the first homes in Parkhurst have gone live on its fibre to the home network, offering speeds of up 1Gbps.

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Something on the Side: Cyclists get the edge with Garmin

29 Oct 2014 by
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Something on the Side: Cyclists get the edge with Garmin

In his accessories round-up, SEAN BACHER highlights the Garmin Edge 1000 cycling computer, Razer’s Atrox Arcade Stick for the Xbox One, Samsung’s Level Over headphones, DStv’s HD Decoder and a Furby Boom.

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Printers 'no longer hardware'

29 Oct 2014 by
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Printers 'no longer hardware'

Epson has recently released a new range of hospitality and healthcare printers that are no longer just bits of hardware, but are part of an ecosystem and offer features like cloud services, digital receipts and automatic backups.

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Build a stairway to the Cloud

29 Oct 2014 by
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Build a stairway to the Cloud

For many South African companies, the idea of a fully-hosted and outsourced cloud environment is a daunting one. However, with Remote Infrastructure Management, businesses can move their services to the cloud one process at the time, says SAURABH KUMAR.

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Dangers of data hoarding

29 Oct 2014 by
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Dangers of data hoarding

When the POPI act comes into effect data hoarding will be illegal and strict guidelines will be outlined so businesses know what they can and can’t store. Furthermore, POPI requires that data is only processed for as long as there are clear and defined business purposes to do so, says MICHIEL JONKER.

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Dr Goodnight’s big data glimpse of the future

28 Oct 2014 by
| Filed in Goldstuck on Gadgets
Dr Goodnight’s big data glimpse of the future

He might not appreciate being called the Steve Jobs of analytics, but SAS Institute founder and CEO Jim Goodnight has a few things in common with the Apple founder, writes ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK after meeting him in Las Vegas.

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Major PS4 system update today

28 Oct 2014 by
| Filed in Fun Software
Major PS4 system update today

A software update codenamed Masamune for the PlayStation 4 is being released today. Among other features the update will include Share Play, YouTube integration and the ability to search for players.

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SA newspapers hanging on

28 Oct 2014 by
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SA newspapers hanging on

High-profile news stories like the trial of Oscar Pistorius and the death of former President Nelson Mandela resulted in a spike in total newspaper circulation in the fourth quarter of 2013, as consumers chose print newspapers as a key source for information and reflection.

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Pay green with mobile payslips

28 Oct 2014 by
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Pay green with mobile payslips

South African companies can quickly and easily lower their carbon footprint and save money by digitising their invoices, statements and payslips.

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Halloween descends on Seven Realms

28 Oct 2014 by
| Filed in Fun Software
Halloween descends on Seven Realms

Halloween has descended upon the Seven Realms in the form of a new event zone where players can gather swords and maces, staffs and bows. They can also put on the most sturdy of their magical armour, and explore, at their own peril, the mysteries and pleasures of 'Spooky Town.'

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Africa primed for growth - but it's intricate

28 Oct 2014 by
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Africa primed for growth - but it's intricate

Africa has been earmarked as a big growth market in which to operate, but you need to know what you’re doing to achieve any kind of success in this dynamic environment, says LOUISE ROBINSON.

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Mobile money needs reality check

27 Oct 2014 by
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Mobile money needs reality check

Although the growth of mobile money in Africa has been phenomenal, VAHID MONADJEM says that many of the figures are inflated and operators need to acknowledge the power and prevalence of cash as they build on the gains in digital money.

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Cloud helps SMEs clean up

27 Oct 2014 by
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Cloud helps SMEs clean up

It is estimated that on in five South African SMEs experience some sort of data loss once a year. But, says STEVEN COHEN, many of them would have been able to avoid this data loss if they had moved their applications and data into the cloud.

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Standard Bank plugs into Watson

27 Oct 2014 by
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Standard Bank plugs into Watson

Following Metropolitan Health's announcement of the first commercial application of IBM's Watson technology in Africa, Standard Bank has revealed it will become the first financial institution on the African continent to implement it.

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SA not ready for PoPI

27 Oct 2014 by
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SA not ready for PoPI

A survey of 113 South African companies has revealed that 51 percent of them have no processes in place to classify their customer’s personal information. A further 38 percent said they had no measures in place to prevent data loss.

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Video goes business class

27 Oct 2014 by
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Video goes business class

A recent Cisco survey has shown that over two thirds of South African enterprises believe they can achieve positive results through the use of HD video conferencing as it will reduce travel costs improve relationships between geographically dispersed colleagues.

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