James Francis

Is it worth retrofitting data centres?

At some point, all data centres need an upgrade. But it makes sense to start with the foundation: the power and cooling that keep the data centre going.


SDNs: Defining disruption and opportunity

Networks can seem like the unchanging backbone of the technology world. But software-defined networking is raising the game for the digital transformation era.


Closing the energy gap

Smart solutions, training and partnerships are key to meeting the energy challenge head-on, says George Senzere, solutions engineering manager at Schneider Electric.


The shifting sands of KPIs

By segmenting KPIs and weighing them effectively, you can bring a higher degree of predictability to your business, says ConnectWise.


Bringing a mainframe database into modern era of reporting

Microsoft SQL was chosen as the database from which reporting could be orchestrated, particularly as it connects easily to SharePoint.


Will mobile data prices finally fall?

The gravitas of the Competition Commission report opens a new front in the #DataMustFall battle.


What happens when the board fails the business?

Governance is on everyone lips these days and all look towards the c-suite to implement it. But what about boards?

Apr 17, 2019

Need future jobs? Start introducing current jobs to IOT

Sqwidnet promotes IOT literacy through a number of events and contests, because bringing these closer to the people who can use them is critical.


Why manufacturers struggle to have good, clean data

It is rare to find a manufacturing company that has good and clean data. Why does the sector have this challenge?

Mar 22, 2019

Google hijacks the $180 billion gaming industry

Stadia, Google's Gaming-as-a-Service platform, is a legitimate threat to large parts of the video gaming industry.

Mar 4, 2019

The future of fibre

Fibre is no longer a dream on the horizon of a connected South Africa. This is the largest fibre market on the continent and, despite a continental year-on-year slowing of fixed line services by 0.1%, SA's FTTH connections were growing by more than 30% by mid-2018, according to the FTTH Council. But the migration from ADSL and the saturation in affluent urban areas are reaching their peaks. What's next for the local fibre market?

James Francis
ITWeb contributor

James Francis is ITWeb contributor.