Author: Darryl Linington

cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is a threat to your child’s health

According to the study Growing Up Online – Connected Kids, conducted by Kaspersky Lab and icon Kids & Youth, cyberbullying is a far more dangerous threat to children than many parents think. The consequences for the majority of young victims of online harassment include serious problems with health and socialisation. Cyberbullying is intentional intimidation, persecution or abuse that children... »

Samsung Africa

Samsung programme empowers female technicians in South Africa

In the electronics repair industry, a field where 99% of employees are men, Samsung Electronics South Africa has begun making inroads into these numbers with its Samsung Women Technical Programme. The first 16 graduates of what will be an ongoing programme have recently begun working at Samsung’s various service centres. The Samsung Women Technical Programme is an initiative which started in Novem... »

etisalat

Etisalat strengthens relationship with customers in Uyo

In a direct demonstration of its leadership as Nigeria’s most customer-friendly telecoms operator, Etisalat, recently hosted customers on its network to a Customer Forum at Eemjim Hotel Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.  The regional Customer Forum is an interactive feedback session aimed at engaging customers to serve them better and deepen relationships. Etisalat began the customer forum in 2010... »

Pokemon Go dangers

Over keen would be Pokémon trainers take heed

South Africans who don’t want to wait any longer to download Pokémon Go from their official app store may be searching for ways to get the game onto their devices. Many may have succeeded via third party sites. But, Securicom, a managed IT security services vendor, warns against it. “Pokémon Go has been released in a few territories around the world, not including South Africa, yet. But there are ... »

app development

Gauteng evolves as South Africa’s hub for enterprise app development

Gauteng is fast emerging as a centre for enterprise app development. This is according to Cassie Lessing, Managing Director of the Strato IT Group, adding that the app economy is expected to create trillions of dollars of opportunities globally over the next few years, including in Africa, where a highly mobile market is poised to leapfrog directly into the era of apps. “Many South African organis... »

IT integration

Early IT engagement is vital to keeping mergers and acquisitions on track

Within many industries, mergers and acquisitions are a common strategy to help maximise profits while spreading risk. Regardless of whether a company has acquired another, has spun off into a new entity, or is divesting interests. It is essential to effectively manage IT as a key business goal. Without effective IT integration in the case of a merger or a holistic and sustainable joint IT model fo... »

Sony Xperia XA

Xperia XA is now available in Vodacom and MTN in South Africa

Sony Mobile’s latest mobile device in the Xperia X series, the Xperia XA, is now available in Vodacom and MTN stores. The Xperia XA, according to the company, comes with a full-width display, a smooth, curved form and a size that’s not-too-big and not-too-small to fit perfectly into your hand. The highly responsive sensors and 13MP camera ensures superior low-light shots and guarantees the perfect... »

google science fair

Google Science Fair sees South African student win big

A 16-year-old South African has won the coveted Google Science Fair Community Impact Award, in the hotly-contested Africa and Middle East region. Kiara Nirghin, from Johannesburg, is now in the running to become one of 16 Global Finalists, who will get to visit Google Headquarters in California in September, for the Annual Awards celebration. The Google Science Fair invites the brightest young min... »

disaster recovery

Top tips for deploying effective and robust disaster recovery in the cloud

Keeping businesses running in the event of either natural or man-made disasters is essential, since any downtime quickly results in reduced productivity, brand damage and resulting revenue loss. In today’s business world, data has become a core asset, and therefore needs to form a central component of any disaster recovery or business continuity planning. Achieving this, however, is made more comp... »

Data Management

Data Management – Crucial to achieving the ‘bi-modal’ vision

‘Water, water, everywhere, but not a drop to drink’. These, the modernised words of Samuel Taylor Coleridge in his poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, were penned in the late 1700s. Over two centuries later, we’re facing a similar problem. Like sailors looking out over a vast ocean, today we’re surrounded by a mass of data, but with most of it unavailable for use in our businesses. Many large So... »

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