Larry Claasen
5:50
10 hours ago

ERP: Silver in the clouds

The move to bring ERP into the cloud is transformative. It retains all the things it does well, but with few (if any) of its drawbacks.

11:00
Oct 3, 2018

DevOps: time to take it seriously

When the concept of DevOps was first conceived about 10 years ago, few thought it would become so instrumental in the way the software is being developed and deployed.

9:50
Sep 11, 2018

Cyber security: be afraid. Be very afraid.

No organisation is safe from a cyber breach, be it a small to medium-sized business, or a large enterprise. All are vulnerable.

12:00
Aug 16, 2018

Cloud Computing: Can you do without it?

Cloud computing has seemingly become the silver bullet of the digital age. It has laid the foundation for new types of businesses like Uber and Airbnb to come from nowhere, to reshape industries. But does the cloud live up to the hype? Is it worth the effort for these businesses to make the switch? What are the hidden costs and threats of them moving to the cloud?

10:20
Jul 17, 2018

IoT: Its moment has come

For years, there has been talk of the wonders of the Internet of Things (IoT). Enabling machines to send and receive data has long been touted as the next big thing, but although it has held a lot of promise, IoT never really seemed to get out of the starting blocks. This seems to be changing. As devices are becoming 'smarter' and cheaper, networks are being configured to handle large quantities of data.

6:30
Jun 27, 2018

Zunaid Mayet's tumultuous tenure at EOH

Despite his best efforts, EOH's share price continues its freefall. ITWeb recently spoke to Mayet about this optimistic vision that never was.

11:30
Jun 15, 2018

FTTH and FTTB: What it means for your business

Fibre to the Home (FTTH) and Fibre to the Business (FTTB) are game changers, in that it means a lot more than just having a faster way to stream video services like Netflix and Showmax. This roundtable looks at how fibre will affect business and the country at large.

6:50
May 23, 2018

How PoPi will change your business

The Protection of Personal Information Act, or PoPI as it's better known, is going to shake up how businesses treat consumers' private data. This roundtable looks at the implications of the act for companies, especially regarding the processes in place to handle and dispose of data correctly.

7:10
Apr 6, 2018

Storage: Getting the strategy right

Picking the right data storage strategy is not easy. Cloud computing has given business a lot of options, but there are still those who argue that storing data onsite is a good option. How does a business pick a storage strategy that stays within the budget, but also has any eye for its future needs? This storage roundtable discussed how to come up with and put in place a strategy that effectively deals with storage needs.

8:30
Mar 9, 2018

The evolution of the datacentre

Company executives have a lot of big decisions to make when it comes to their datacentres. There is compelling argument to do away with it all together and transfer all the data into some outsourced facility. But there are also reasons to keep the datacentre on-premise. This roundtable dives into the reasons for and against these moves.

7:00
Feb 7, 2018

Desktop virtualisation: why it's still relevant

When the concept of desktop virtualisation arrived a few years ago, it promised the world. Where previously, businesses had to manage specifics, like what applications were loaded onto each PC manually, virtualisation allowed them do so remotely via centralised control. Desktop virtualisation, in effect, enables organisations to give their employees the flexibility to work anywhere, on any devices, but without compromising security. Virtualisation also protects a business in the case of an unforeseen event. If bad weather, for instance, prevented its employees from coming to work, it could have them work from home.

9:50

Enterprise mobility: what's driving it?

The arrival of smart devices has made it possible for busy managers to run their businesses from anywhere. But although there's greater flexibility, it also means corporate IT departments have to operate under new paradigms. With enterprise mobility changing the nature of not only the IT departments, but of the organisations themselves, businesses have a lot to consider when embracing it.