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Active-active: when downtime is not an option

Active-active: when downtime is not an option

17 Sep 2014 by
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Massive levels of data generated and consumed daily mean that data centre down-time is no longer an option. The solution, presented at the Huawei Cloud Congress in Shanghai yesterday, is the active-active data centre, writes LIRON SEGEV.

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ITU and UNICEF update guidelines for child safety online

17 Sep 2014 by
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ITU and UNICEF update guidelines for child safety online

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and partners of the Child Online Protection Initiative, have released updated guidelines to strengthen online protection for children.

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VMware upgrades Fusion for cleaner Windows on Mac

17 Sep 2014 by
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VMware upgrades Fusion for cleaner Windows on Mac

VMware have released VMware Fusion 7, which allows users to easily create virtual machines to run Windows applications on Mac hardware without the need for complicated tasks like dual-booting.

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What banks can learn from hackers

17 Sep 2014 by
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What banks can learn from hackers

Cybercrime costs the South African economy R5.8-billion a year, and as much as banks try, they always seem to be one step behind cybercriminals. But, says WILLIAM LAWRENCE, if banks want to keep fraud down, there are some things they can learn from their foes.

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New, improved SingStar on the way

17 Sep 2014 by
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New, improved SingStar on the way

Sony has revealed a new SingStar version with 30 tracks from leading artists. The game will be available for PS4 and PS3 at the end of October.

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Did Apple deliver on iPhone?

16 Sep 2014 by
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Did Apple deliver on iPhone?

The recent launch of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus certainly has stirred up the smartphone market. But, asks ALEX HILLSBERG at FinancesOnline.com, has Apple really lived up to consumer’s expectations and given them what they want?

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PayGate opens PayPal to all

15 Sep 2014 by
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PayGate opens PayPal to all

The recent partnership between PayPal and PayGate means that merchants can accept online payments in South Africa from local and international shoppers.

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Vox gets on board Vumatel fibre project in Parkhurst

16 Sep 2014 by
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Vox gets on board Vumatel fibre project in Parkhurst

Vox Telecom is offering customers three broadband packages ranging from R500 to R1 500 as part of its recent partnership with Vumatel, the company that is deploying fibre-to-the-home in Parkhurst.

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Cisco brings IoT to data centres

16 Sep 2014 by
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Cisco brings IoT to data centres

Cisco has added a range of new features to its Unified Computing System (UCS) to help customers with the next data centre transition brought about by the Internet of Everything.

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Danger in your dustbin

15 Sep 2014 by
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Danger in your dustbin

One of the easiest ways for fraudsters to get details to conduct ID fraud is by rummaging through documents that a company does not dispose of properly, says GIANMARCO LORENZI.

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Business of movies reinvented in SA

12 Sep 2014 by
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Business of movies reinvented in SA

The launch of the VIDI video-on-demand service signals a dramatic shift in the way South Africans will consume movies, writes ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK.

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Mobile innovation to boost SA education

12 Sep 2014 by
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Mobile innovation to boost SA education

Today, the Ukufunda Virtual School tool was launched. It is designed to address inequalities in the school system, raise education standards and put the power of basic education back into the hands of learners, teachers and parents.

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R5000 cash-back on iPhones

12 Sep 2014 by
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R5000 cash-back on iPhones

Local iStores are offering iPhone owners the chance to get up to R5 000 back when they trade in their current iPhone for a new one.

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Kaspersky's new version goes for multi-device protection

12 Sep 2014 by
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Kaspersky's new version goes for multi-device protection

Kaspersky Lab has released Kaspersky Internet Security – multi-device 2015. The solution works on Windows, OS X and Android devices.

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BlackBerry buys into virtual identity

12 Sep 2014 by
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BlackBerry buys into virtual identity

BlackBerry has announced that it has acquired Movirtu, a provider of virtual identity solutions for mobile operators that allows multiple numbers to be active on a single device.

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Top trends for 2015

11 Sep 2014 by
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Top trends for 2015

At the Gartner Symposium currently underway in Cape Town, Gartner VP, DAVID CEARLEY, outlined ten technology trends that companies need to pay attention to during the next few years.

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IFA: Samsung gets curved

11 Sep 2014 by
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IFA: Samsung gets curved

At this year’s IFA conference in Berlin, Samsung announced a new line of curved televisions in sizes ranging from 48” to 105”. It also announced the worlds first bendable UHD TV and a curved sound bar.

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Regulatory checklist for SMEs

11 Sep 2014 by
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Regulatory checklist for SMEs

The regulatory bodies and requirements around running a small business in South Africa can be a burden for many. But, says IVAN EPSTEIN, instead of seeing these laws as a hindrance, companies should use them to run more smoothly.

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New lightning protector detects storms

11 Sep 2014 by
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New lightning protector detects storms

Summer is here, and so are Gauteng’s notorious lightning storms. To try and protect expensive equipment from getting fried, the Astraphobe DSL lightning protector, which automatically disconnects phone lines when it detects lightning has been launched.

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Ericsson launches live broadcast platform for newsroom integration

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Ericsson launches live broadcast platform for newsroom integration

Ericsson has unveiled its real-time platform that supports live captioning in various languages for broadcasters around the world using speech-to-text.

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Online movie streaming and rental hub launched in SA

10 Sep 2014 by
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Online movie streaming and rental hub launched in SA

VIDI, South Africa’s first video on demand service is now available. The service is available across multiple platforms and doesn’t require any special equipment like a decoder or dish.

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