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// August 2010

121
On the spot: Data centres

Your business can’t operate without it, but you’ve not updated it since ’79. Problem? Perhaps....

122
Legal requirements push ILM

New laws in South Africa will compel companies to manage their data properly. But there’s almost no guidance on how to proceed....

123
Wooing the customer just got harder

Customer expectations are changing, and a lot of companies are being caught short....

124
It’s all about the risk

Compliance. Aka an unnecessary cost. Aka a painful thing that must be done. And it’s about to get worse....

125
Incubator extraordinaire

In addition to a high-pressure day job, Justin Spratt somehow finds time to help startups in South Africa. ...

126
Facebook needs to do better

Facebook has a trust problem. That’s bad for its users....

127
Zuckerberg is a liar

Facebook is one of many companies that keep annoying customers with their failure to grasp open standards....

128
Soft values in a hard science industry

Skills retention and development is a focus for businesses in practically any sector. For NECSA CEO Dr Rob Adam, this has been a career-long focus....

129
TimeOut

Epson TX700W ...

130
New governance rules…

…bring business continuity to the boardroom....

131
Business continuity

A non-core activity that nobody can afford to overlook....

132
On the spot: Security

Security is a game of tag, with crooks and security experts chasing each other’s tails across the internet, leaving end-users stuck squarely in the middle.  ...

133
Piping it in

You can’t talk virtualisation without talking cloud. And you can’t talk cloud without hitting the bandwidth and hosting discussion. ...

134
Will the cloud change BI forever?

Unstructured data and cloud technologies have BI practitioners thinking hard....

135
Getting the balance right

Angus MacRobert has climbed back on the horse after his recent forced sabbatical....

136
Double-edged cell

Cellphones are a blessing and a curse for companies that can benefit from their convenience, but suffer because of the 24/7 access they enable.  ...

137
The new face(s) of computing

If Microsoft is going to be relevant to the next generation of computer users, who better to pay attention to than the leading expert on how the next generation is using social networks?...

138
Local developer branches out

An entrepreneurial programmer from Cape Town is about to give his pride and joy away – for free.  ...

139
Precision farming

How technology informs farm management decisions, and provides market linkages to African small-scale farmers.  ...

140
IT is not a business

Running your internal IT department like a business has got to stop....