A massive game in your pocket
Any dyed-in-the-wool geek is familiar with massively multiplayer online role-playing games. Vodacom has taken the MMORPG and gone mobile, and mainstream.
Software? What software?
True or false? Every piece of software your organisation uses is properly licensed, and you are only paying for as many licences as you actually need.
A traitor in your pocket
Security has traditionally focussed on software and systems, with the actual hardware not getting much airtime. That has to change.
Building your Online Home
COMMUNICATIONS - WEB SOLUTIONS Words: Carel Alberts INSIGHT Hans Wencke, managing director of specialist Web hosting company Hetzner, offers the following advice: - Plan: You will naturally want to avoid making costly mistakes.
Virtual Private Networks
COMMUNICATIONS - DATA SERVICES Words: Carel Alberts VPNS VIRTUAL PRIVATE Networks allow for secure, remote access to an organisation’s network using public telecommunications, like the Internet or a service providers’ private network – in much the same way as your printers or PCs are connected to each other.
Look Before You Leap
SOFTWARE - SECURITY Words: Pamela Weaver SKYPE LIKE MILLIONS of other people around the world, there’s a good chance you use skype Internet telephony to keep your communications costs down.
Managing Your Customer Relationships
SOFTWARE - BUSINESS APPLICATIONS Words: Pamela Weaver CRM Giving your customers what they want just keeps getting more important.
Moving Beyond the Basics
SOFTWARE - BUSINESS APPLICATIONS Words: Pamela Weaver YOUR NEEDS Getting to grips with applications that grow and expand with your business.
Open Your Mind (and Your PC): Linux on the SME Desktop
SOFTWARE - OPERATING SYSTEMS Words: Pamela Weaver LINUX The past couple of years have seen a massive increase in coverage for the GNU/Linux system.
Which Platform for You?
HARDWARE - SERVERS Words: Pamela Weaver DECISIONS, DECISIONS Microsoft, Apple, Linux, LAMP, FreeBSD, Solaris.
The Famous Four
HARDWARE - MOBILE DEVICES Words: Janet Paterson and Paul Hartley DEVICE ADVICE So you’ve done your homework in terms of device features, and made your choice about the operating system that suits your business needs best.
5 Tips to Extend Your Battery Life
HARDWARE - Laptops and PCs Words: Pamela Weaver POWER PLAYS THINK SHRINK If long battery life is your primary concern with a laptop, forget about monster-sized screens with souped-up processors.
You Are The weakest Link. Hello.
INTRO - landscape Words: Janet Paterson TEAMWORK The imporTance of teamwork in any business operation is vital, but for an Sme, it can be a make or break issue.