Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Can you put a Business' Standard Trade Terms on a Website?
I was recently asked for my opinion on whether a business using a paper service order form could save space and hassle by referring on the form to standard terms located on the business' website.
ICASA urged to address issues
Local Internet Service Providers (ISPs) last week urged the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) to address issues affecting the liberalisation of the South African telecommunications industry. Representative body, The Internet Service Providers’ Association of South Africa (ISPA), has called on ICASA to clarify and resolve frequency spectrum allocation issues so that the local market will benefit from increased competition, following the recent Altech ruling.
Exposed: SA kids abused on Internet
POLICE are hunting the people behind a South African pornographic website that featured images of children being sexually abused.
Student to sue for Facebook rant
A former Florida high school student disciplined for 'cyberbullying' one of her teachers on Facebook has filed a lawsuit against the principal of the school for allegedly violating her freedom of speech.
All's well that ends well?
Anton Potgieter, CEO of the Huge Group, says the Altech ruling will have an enormous impact on competition.
Fastest broadband service in SA
The yearly broadband survey conducted by MyBroadband was completed recently and part of this survey were speed tests conducted by consumers. The results from these speed tests shed some light on how the various local broadband services perform.
South Africa's email risk
A Mimecast SA survey of over 300 IT professionals on their company's email usage has found that South African businesses still regard email as an operational function - a bit like ordering stationary - rather than a business critical one.
Internet banking clients must be alert
The Ombudsman for Banking Services has warned bank clients using internet banking to be on the alert.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Defying internet threat
WITH THE RISE of the Internet in the Nineties almost all observers forecast the demise of the encyclopaedia business. How could heavy bound volumes that cost thousands compete with the free, searchable and almost unlimited information available on the web? Fast-forward 15 years and the original encyclopaedia - Britannica - has not only adapted but is thriving.
SA's next big thing
THE NEXT MAJOR TREND in South Africa's technology sector will be a broadband explosion over the next few years, facilitated by undersea cables such as Seacom coming on stream. It will mean faster economic growth and improved efficiencies - if this country takes the bull by the horns.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Thursday, December 04, 2008
ISPs just don’t get it!
It is about a year ago that I made a comment about the questionable value that ISPs add to one’s internet experience, they just don’t seem to get it?
SA Internet jumps hurdles
South African Internet users grew by 12.5 percent to 4.5 million in the past year - the fastest growth since 2001, boosted by broadband offerings, a new report showed on Thursday.
Winikhaya-wedstryd is onwettig – regters
Vyf regters van die appèlhof het gister eenparig bevind dat die bekende Winikhaya-wedstryd van die liefdadigheidsorganisasie South African Children’s Charity Trust (SACCT) op onwettige dobbelary neerkom en onmiddellik gestaak moet word.
Torrents to hurt DSTV?
The use of P2P services, like Bittorent and Limewire, to download movies, music and TV series has been blamed for loss of income by movie houses and music labels, and it may start to impact on traditional TV services.
24.com reveals SA's blogosphere
Among the country's 4.5 million internet users there exists a growing population of highly expressive and articulate bloggers.
Timeshare 'sales scam'
A blogger is being sued for defamation by the RCI-affiliated Quality Vacation Club (QVC) for criticising it on his website Insights and Rants.
'We Didn't Want to See the Future': Q&A With Ex-Sony Lawyer Steve Gordon
Steve Gordon was in the room the day Sony executives learned about Napster. He also took part in some of the decisions on how to deal with the advent of digital music. Now, he's written a book on how to succeed in the new digital age. Blake Glenn interviews him.
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