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// October 2008

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Competition for Africa

Pay-TV provider MultiChoice is facing a growing challenge both within South Africa and beyond its borders....

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Broadband for all

With attention being paid to broadband projects in major centres, not much is being said about rural areas, where access to information is just as important....

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ISPs to undergo drastic changes

After many years of promises and disappointments, the South African telecoms market is ready for real competition, says Laurie Fialkov....

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On the Spot: Web hosting

In this month's On the Spot feature, we asked local organisations how strategic web hosting is to them in the era of web 2.0 and why?...

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Coming to a head

Storage issues will come to a head for many companies in 2008, no matter their size. Whether they cope depends on what they do now....

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Crapmate PC is more of the same

Intel`s reaction to the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project has been typical: ignore it, laugh at it, then fight it....

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Body behind keyboard error

The old saying that 'information technology would be perfect if it weren't for end-users' rears its head again as IT departments attempt to secure devices in the era of distributed networks....

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The things that raised a chuckle

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Movement at last?

Despite all the hype, VOIP has been slow to take off locally and providers are still making losses. That said, things are moving, if not visibly so....

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Real cloud computing

Forget the hype around web services; some companies are quietly getting on with the business of making money out of them....

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Specialised knowledge is power

When other IT consultancies focused on the manufacturing sector, Izazi pinned its hopes on financial services. That gamble is now paying off....

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Google Grid goes global

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Technology`s hint of green

Chip manufacturer Intel has pledged its commitment to lowering power consumption in the IT industry and saving the environment....

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In your inbox

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Getting a handle on telephony

Mindset Network is reaping the flexibility, remote functionality and billing benefits of its new VOIP solution....

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A surface in your briefcase

Microsoft`s Surface computing platform has caused quite a stir from a technology perspective. It is able to not only work as a touch-sensitive monitor, but also recognise devices placed on it, opening computing services based on that recognition....

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Banking on the channel

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Getting personal again

Much has been said about the proliferation of personal devices in corporates, but not enough has been said about the negative implications....

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So far, so good

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Home Affairs beefs up

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