Tackling Windows XP migration

With Windows XP reaching end of life in April, and the recent launch of Windows 8.1, many businesses will be considering updating their operating system (OS). For most, this transition presents several possible challenges if businesses take the traditional upgrade...

Protect ICT equipment this summer

Electric power systems work optimally in stable weather, yet they are vulnerable to changes in climate, especially turbulent weather. In the southern African environment, where thunderstorms are common during the summer season, organisations are therefore advised to...

The nine Rs of a successful recovery plan

A disaster preparedness plan is crucial to organisations operating in 24/7/365 environments. With zero disruption the goal, management must carefully evaluate and mitigate risks to the physical infrastructure that supports the mission-critical facility. According to...

The need for PC upgradability is dead

The foothold that notebook computers have managed to gain in the client-computing sector over the past five or so years is nothing short of astounding. Pundits are continuing to predict the demise of the desktop even as the erosion of this market by notebooks shows...

The shocking truth about lightning

It’s that time of year again, the time when South Africa experiences its greatest rainfall. The period from October to April brings more than 80% of rainfall for the country, and also ushers in the intense lightning activity experienced on the Highveld in particular....

Rumours of the death of the PC have been greatly exaggerated

The release of the Apple iPad in 2010 started a global revolution, selling millions of devices in its first year and changing the way people view computing. As a result of the astounding popularity of this highly premium product, the tablet PC market, which has...