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Cut costs through mobile management
Unified security management key to rapid response
No stopping convergence

Cut costs through mobile management

By Tracy Burrows, ITWeb contributor.
Johannesburg, 18 Apr 2013

There is no turning back from the mobile enterprise era, but the challenges and costs can be kept in check with proper management.

So says Andre van Zyl, senior manager: enterprise product and services, at MTN Business, who says mobility is catalysing change and economic growth across Africa. “All across the continent, we see evidence that businesses have thrived, boosting economic growth, with the maturity of mobile,” he says.

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Unified security management key to rapid response

By Tracy Burrows, ITWeb contributor.
Johannesburg, 24 Apr 2013

Faced with an increasingly complex information security environment, IT departments need streamlined, real-time information in order to combat threats, says Jason Brown, solutions architect at McAfee.

The information security environment is increasingly complex, with numerous devices, systems and security solutions to be managed, he notes.

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Platforms are combining; fixed and mobile are integrating with the cloud, says Telkom's Brian Armstrong.No stopping convergence

By Tracy Burrows, ITWeb contributor.
Johannesburg, 24 Apr 2013


Convergence is not a niche product – it is an unstoppable wave that transforms industry structures.

So says Dr Brian Armstrong, group COO at Telkom, who adds there is a misconception that convergence is a small area of telecommunications. However, it is much bigger than most anticipate, he notes; convergence is happening across all areas of IT, throughout the enterprise.

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24 Apr 2013 – Convergence is much bigger than most anticipate and is happening across all areas of IT, says Telkom.
Cut costs through mobile managementAndre Van Zyl
18 Apr 2013 – By effectively managing communications, the average large enterprise could potentially cut costs by 25%, says MTN Business.
BYOD must be restrictivePaulo Ferreira
8 Apr 2013 – Making enterprise applications available to the ever-growing variety of devices and operating systems is virtually impossible, says Samsung.
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6 Mar 2013 – Public-private partnerships do away with massive overspend and possible project disappointment, says GoMetro.

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