Information and Communication Technology

Protecting innovation in business

More intellectual property (IP) is now generated by emerging market economies than ever before, literally changing the IP geography in the world, says Karen Lee Rata, head of the executive programme at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Academy in Geneva, Switzerland.

 

4 ways cloud computing will revolutionise small business

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“Cloud computing” is a technical term for something that most internet users are already familiar with and using on a daily basis. Basically, it means computing services and tools are housed on the internet (in the cloud) rather than locally on physical hardware.

ICT skills in demand

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The need for people who are multi-skilled across these roles will grow. Business analysis and project management will stay until death do us part, but the specific roles of business analyst and project manager might slowly fade away in future.

Consumers forced to shop for best connectivity

In truth, we are being forced to accept the ‘best of the worst’ when it comes to domestic Internet Service provision and support.

Steamline systems to meet consumer needs

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Service providers in the technology game say the evolving provision of managed Information Communication Technology (ICT) services is of critical influence and importance to socio-economic growth.

Riding the Wi-Fi wave of home-based connectivity

Home-based networking, or that which occurs within the LAN-based SoHo (Small Office Home Office) or broader WAN environment, continues to show growth. There is a general increase in end-user interest in solutions designed to facilitate fast, hassle-free connectivity and an alternative to fixed line ADSL.

The great indian invasion is coming

I am going to make a highly controversial and unpopular prediction, but facts are facts: within a decade more than 80% of the “local” IT profession will be staffed by Indians. All of this while our unemployment percentage keeps on getting higher and the divide between the haves and the have-nots broadens.

Access to information vs confidentiality

In an era when improving access to information throughout the ranks is considered imperative for empowering employees, increasing productivity and enhancing decision-making, companies are increasingly faced with the dilemma of how to protect that which is confidential.

Is a career in IT the solution?

The Information Technology sector is primed for innovative, hard working individuals who want to succeed in this fast-paced industry, and a commitment to ongoing learning will separate the ordinary from the exceptional according to career consultant Janine Cook who shares her expert advice.

Drowning in data? ECM will save you

A large organisation places a routine order to its manufacturer: the specs for the product are retrieved from the company’s computerised database by an engineer, the order is authorised by a manager, and it is sent off to the manufacturer. When the product is delivered, the sizes are wrong.

Web 3.0 is all about Facebook

Years of innovation, research and development has given rise to several versions of the Internet, including Web 1.0 and Web 2.0. The first version focused primarily on content and traffic generation, whilst the second has been characterised by dynamic platforms such as blogs.


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