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// July 2008

Coming of age

Some years ago, few people had heard of AsusTek Computer, or Asus as it`s commonly called. Those who had used its products were somewhat disillusioned as the quality, in some instances, left much to be desired. ...

On the Spot - IAM

In this month's on the spot feature, we asked whether identity and access management (IAM) is dead in the water or taking off?...

Broadcast media and trust

Could big media and big technology become trusted stewards of the ecosystem? Maybe, but it won't matter....

Virtually possible

Going virtual seems simple enough. Or is it? ...

Small changes, big consequences

Should affirmative action fall away when our 14-year-olds reach employment age?...

Icasa still dragging its heels

While the smaller players await licence conversions, the big players have the market to themselves....

Burning questions

When the time came to write a roundup of this year`s government and technology conference, I found myself at a loss for words: the entire conference was overshadowed by the resignation of former Sita CEO Llewellyn Jones. ...

Food becomes art

From as young as age ten, Sean Wainer turned his mother`s cooking disasters into something edible....

Being Vincent Maher

Ask movers and shakers what they think of Vincent Maher and the response you'll get is part awe, part envy, part adoration....

Time running out for WiMax

The window of opportunity appears to be closing before WiMax Technology has stated its business case. Is there still a future for this hyped communications solutions?...

Same difference

Anton Potgieter and James Herbst head up Huge Telecom, very successfully, but the two personalities are somewhat different....

Helping hands

An emergency situation often takes place when it`s least expected. Can South Africa`s contact centres cope with demand, when they too are sometimes the victims of disaster?...

Branching out

Soon to open an office in the Netherlands, RDB Consulting has come a long way since starting out in a Johannesburg living room 13 years ago....

Storage software hype

Gartner`s storage software hype cycle highlights technologies that CIOs should keep an eye on....

Taming the travelling worker

As more mobile know- ledge workers proli-ferate, management of both their devices and the data they contain becomes more important....

On the Spot: CRM

Customer service has to be top-of-mind as everyone feels the economic pinch. This month, Brainstorm asked the industry why businesses should consider implementing CRM systems....

Keeping security real

Insiders pose the biggest threat to corporate security. And trying to keep up with internal and external threats is nigh impossible. In this feature, Brainstorm gets to grips with realistic security management...

e-Government in SA: how far to go?

In some government departments, ICT has proved that it can help enable delivery. Others should learn from them....

At the security coalface

Absa internet banking head Carl Louw has an unenviable task: ensuring a secure banking environment for the financial institution`s online customers....

Data deluge

There's a deluge of data floating around and much of it has to be stored and managed....


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