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Too big to fail. Too large to care – why small tech means business

Too Big to Fail (TBTF) is a theory that over time has become synonymous in banking and finance industries. It is built on the tenet, that certain corporations, particularly financial institutions, become so large and so interconnected that their failure would be disastrous to the greater economic system and that they, therefore, must be supported [...]

Welcome to the world of BYOC

Bring Your Own Carrier (BYOC) will usher in one of the next big shifts in the cloud communications landscape and has already become a key trend in the communications platform as a service (CPaaS) market. In essence, BYOC gives businesses the choice of carrier they want to use in their Unified Communication as a Service [...]

Multinational hyperscalers vital for SA digital growth

Ostensibly, the government's recently published Draft National Data and Cloud Policy aims to ‘accelerate interventions focusing on unlocking investment opportunities’ and to ‘put in place a conducive and enabling environment for the data ecosystem to thrive’. But upon closer inspection it looks to introduce regulatory practices that can be seen as primarily targeting the multinational [...]

POPIA – A cybersecurity perspective

On 1 July this year, the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) became enforceable. A process that was set in motion in 2013 has finally reached fruition with the focus on organisations having to keep the personally identifiable data of their customers as safe and secure as possible. The question now turns to the impact [...]

Intrusion Detection System – a business imperative

From 2005 to 2020, almost 160 million individuals were affected by data breaches in the United States alone. In April last year, more than 500 000 Zoom accounts were found for sale on the Dark Web. As if that is not bad enough, it takes an average of 228 days to identify a breach and [...]

VOIP For Small Businesses – Is It Worth It?

Small businesses might have heard the term VoIP - but they might not be too sure why it should matter to them and their organisation in particular. Businesses might have legacy phone systems that use analog or ISDN ( Integrated Services Digital Network) phone lines to make and receive calls. Small businesses are no strangers [...]

8 benefits of cloud migration & how to migrate

Are you considering moving your business to the cloud? Having your business  in the cloud provides a variety of opportunities to benefit  operations and improve processes in your organisation. Here is everything you need to know about cloud migration and why you should do it as soon as possible. We’ll also give you an overview [...]

Is your cloud strategy enabled the right way?

If not implemented properly, moving to the cloud can become a costly exercise for any business. Success lies in identifying your key objectives and then utilising and harnessing the offering that best suits your operation. “The first step,” says Joshua Grunewald, Cloud Hosting manager at SAICOM, “is understanding your motivation, where your pain points are, […]

Secure access in COVID times

Much has already been written about how COVID-19 lockdowns have changed the workplace location and in so doing, the IT dynamic. In hindsight, many commentators have admitted that worldwide lockdowns accelerated a trend that  was already picking up steam - work from home, work from anywhere, as long as you work! When we engage with [...]

The differences between Business Fibre and Home Fibre in South Africa

When you are considering installing fibre you may find yourself confronted with two options. Your choices will be between business fibre and home fibre. In this article we are going to cover the key differences between home fibre and business fibre, discussing the various aspects to consider when choosing which fibre to use. What is [...]

The industrial importance of NB-IoT in South Africa

The Internet of Things (IoT) has become an integral part of many operations and has disrupted business with improved productivity thanks to the monitoring and control of different processes. This interconnected web of devices has reinvented how mechanical, electrical, and electronic systems are used remotely. Of course, the IoT ecosystem is a complex one, containing [...]

Channel partner programmes are about more than sales

The channel landscape continually changes as products and services in the ICT sector evolve from legacy systems to cloud-based platforms.  Channel partner programmes have changed how organisations engage and collaborate with customers and tech giants like Google, Cisco and VMWare have shifted their channel programmes to drive channel-specific sales strategies only. They understand that channel […]

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