African Directory Services is a subsidiary of Dotcom Holdings (PTY) ltd. The company provides advertising solutions for the business community in Africa. Being in the advertising industry for over 10 years, the company is aware that change is inevitable in today’s technology driven age and figured that 2 years is a long time to have the same website. Consumer needs and preferences continuously evolve on a daily basis and to survive, business enterprises must succumb to innovation. With current trends revolving around more visual and less written content, our new website mimics just that. Instead of paragraphs of descriptive text, the website is dominated by eye catching slides and videos portrayed in a simplified manner. The exceptionally designed website also contains a list of all our products and services as well as a new and improved blog, featuring a host of B2B content, tech news, business tips and trends as well as upcoming events. To accommodate all types of users, our IT specialist used a responsive design to ensure compatibility with various mobile devices and smart phones / ipads. To familiarize yourself with African Directory Services and view a demo of the products and services rendered visit: http://www.adslive.com/ and while you’re there tell us what you think of the of the website on our blog: http://adslive.com/?page_id=278 Author: Tracy Raulla from African Directory Services. More Info link: http://www.adslive.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/myadslive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/myadslive Images: For high res version/s of One image/s please contact: African Directory Services. Website Preview Photo: www.adslive.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gNJFcnqz2Y CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Digital forensics is the application of investigation and analysis techniques to gather and preserve evidence from a particular digital device in a way that is suitable for presentation in a court of law. The goal of digital forensics is to perform a structured investigation while maintaining a documented chain of evidence to find out exactly what happened on a digital device and who was responsible for it. Digital forensic investigators typically follow a standard set of procedures: After physically isolating the device in question to make sure it cannot be accidentally contaminated, investigators make a digital copy of the device's storage media. Once the original media has been copied, it is locked in a safe or other secure facility to maintain its pristine condition. All investigation is done on the digital copy of the data. Investigators use a variety of techniques and proprietary software forensic applications to examine the copy, searching hidden folders and unallocated disk space for copies of deleted, encrypted, or damaged files. Any evidence found on the digital copy is carefully documented in a "finding report" and verified with the original in preparation for legal proceedings that involve discovery, depositions, or actual litigation. Digital forensics includes several sub-branches relating to the investigation of various types of devices, media or artifacts. These branches are; 1. Computer forensics The goal of computer forensics is to explain the current state of a digital artifact; such as a computer system, storage medium or electronic document. 2. Mobile device forensics Mobile device forensics is a sub-branch of digital forensics relating to recovery of digital evidence or data from a mobile device. 3. Network forensics Network forensics is concerned with the monitoring and analysis of computer network traffic, both local and WAN/internet, for the purposes of information gathering, evidence collection, or intrusion . . .
Introduction: Viva Gym is having a vision to roll out successful fitness model throughout South Africa with approximately 5000 members per club, as well as innovative, fresh and fun fitness concept with quality finishes and the latest products and designs. They wanted access control solution to be integrated with their KRS gym management software at one of their gym at Hillfox, Johannesburg, South Africa. Challenges: • Need hygienic solution for 4000 gym members • Integration with existing gym management software- KRS • 2 different types of credentials for different type of members • Membership data should be transferred in our software Solution Offered: • RFID card based wireless time-attendance and access control terminal • Palm vein based time-attendance and access control terminal • Web based server for 1000 users Results: • Easy entry for physically challenged people with RF card • Accurate access control with turnstile integration • Better productivity with KRS integration • Proper and accurate member data management • Accurate and fast biometric verification with COSEC server • Improved security, productivity and efficiency For More Details please visit: http://www.matrixsecusol.com/customers.html _______________________________________________________________ABOUT MATRIX COMSEC Established in 1991, Matrix is a leader in Telecom and Security solutions for modern businesses and enterprises. An innovative, technology driven and customer focused organization; Matrix is committed to keep pace with the revolutions in the telecom and security industries. With around 30% of its human resources dedicated to research development of new technologies and products, Matrix has launched cutting-edge products like IP-PBX, Universal Gateways, VoIP Gateways, IP Terminals, GSM Gateways, Access Control, Time-Attendance and Video Surveillance solutions. These solutions are feature-rich, reliable and conform to the international standards. Matrix has an . . .
Biometric devices used for access control and time-attendance helps to enhance security and productivity of an organization. However, most of them have to compromise between the security it offers and convenience it provides. The compromise could be on having lower accuracy, higher rejection ratio, needing physical contact, hygiene concern and possibility of copying the biometric pattern. COSEC DOOR PVR is a highly secure and contactless biometric device that works by reading the vascular pattern of the palm. These patterns are unique to each individual and exists underneath the skin layer so they cannot be forged thereby making it more secure than any other biometric device. Being contactless and technologically advanced, it is appropriate for places like hospitals, chemical industries, nuclear stations, factories, corporate houses, R&D centers, financial institutes and many others where security and hygiene cannot be compromised. Features • Access Control and Time-Attendance • Palm Vein, RF Cards, PIN • 20,000 Palm Templates • 1,00,000 Events Buffer • Dot Matrix LCD and Touch Sense Keypad • 1:1, 1:N and 1:G Verification • Built-In Wi-Fi, Ethernet, 2G/3G For More Details Visit: http://www.matrixsecusol.com/palm-vein-reader.html Author: Mary Thomas from Matrix Comsec. More Info link: http://www.Matrixcomsec.com Twitter: Facebook: Images: For high res version/s of None image/s please contact: Matrix Comsec. Photo: Photo: Photo: YouTube: CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Agilitude, Africa’s only Salesforce.com reseller has announced that it has achieved Gold partner status and is now part of a select group of Salesforce.com Gold partners worldwide. Agilitude’s CEO, Quinton Pienaar, says the Gold partner status acknowledges the business’s proficiency across Salesforce.com’s platform and the progress made since launching the business in 2013: “We design customer experiences and our Salesforce.com capability is critical to these solutions. Named in 2014 as Forbe’s “Most Innovative Company in the World” for the fourth year in a row, Salesforce.com is the enterprise Customer Relationship Management (CRM) cloud-computing leader. Based on Salesforce.com’s real-time, multitenant architecture, the company’s platform and apps give customers the tools to create a social front office and revolutionize the way they sell, service, market, collaborate, work, and innovate. Pienaar says Agilitude’s proficiency incorporates Salesforce Sales Cloud; Salesforce Service Cloud and Salesforce Platform (force.com): “Our ability across all platforms and continual focus on customer success, combined with the Gold status accolade, is a true reflection of our continued commitment to becoming a customer company and helping our customers do the same” For more information visit www.agilitude.co.za Author: Kirsty Thompson from Watt Communications. More Info link: http://www.agilitude.co.za/ Images: For high res version/s of One image/s please contact: Watt Communications. Quinton Pienaar, CEO, Agilitude CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
ANTALYA, Turkey – February 26, 2015 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a global home appliance innovator, today announced the launch of the new Samsung living appliances engineered to deliver exceptional cooling, comfort and hygienic benefits. Samsung continues to combine its technical expertise and innovation to bring consumers a new range of products designed to enhance and simplify modern living. Delivering convenience, efficiency and design, they are all produced to deliver a more comfortable home. Samsung’s dedicated team of lifestyle researchers around the globe closely monitor study and analyse consumer behaviour and lifestyles. These invaluable insights lead to the development of appliances with customer usage at the heart, delivering products with real benefits and a premium finish to enhance modern living. Unique Triangle Design that Changes the Flow of Air Conditioners The new Samsung AR9500 air conditioner has been specifically designed to be outstandingly powerful and efficient. Its unique triangular design has a wider inlet, wider outlet and a bigger fan to ensure that air is cooled and expelled faster (26%), farther (14m meters) and wider (2 x wider) – reaching every corner in the home. Without increasing the exterior of the air conditioner, the AR9500 incorporates Samsung’s state-of-the-art functional air design enabling exceptional results. The Samsung AR9500 features energy-efficient Digital Inverter Technology. It can maintain the desired temperature without frequently shutting off and on, so it consumes less energy. The Digital Inverter Technology helps users to stay comfortable for long periods of time, while using the minimum amount of energy. To enhance the convenience aspect, the Samsung AR9500 air conditioner is equipped with built-in Wi-Fi that lets users monitor and change settings from anywhere. In terms of air quality, the new Samsung AR9500 air conditioner features Samsung’s exclusive Virus Doctor that keeps families . . .
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, February 18, 2015 – Whether you are entertaining family and friends at home, making recordings, mixing, editing, mastering or simply listening for pleasure, a well-designed listening space, as well as great system components bring many rewards. The ccorrect placement of these elements is a major contributor towards achieving the much-desired end result. “Choosing the right audio visual products is crucial in enabling consumers to be fully immersed in the overall home entertainment experience. This is best demonstrated when there is a fully integrated eco-system, which contributes towards a home’s structure that is truly sound extensive,” says Ansgar Pabst, Business Lead for TV/AV at Samsung Electronics SA. Pabst provides the following determining factors for consumers wanting to invest in a home theatre system: Wireless technology Wireless technology includes Bluetooth music streaming and WiFi connectivity. The market is moving towards a holistic home audio solution incorporating this technology, which allows listeners to enjoy wireless audio in any space of their home, from a variety of music sources. Nowadays, there is no need to have separate audio systems in each room of the house, as music can now be shared across rooms and without several remotes. Furthermore, improvements in functionality enable all music sources to be brought together, meaning consumers do not have to repeat downloads onto several devices. Aesthetic appeal Design has become a key factor when choosing a modern AV system – consumers want a neat, clean and radiant finish. Wireless solutions have become increasingly popular, as they not only eradicate trailing wires between devices, but also enable one to showcase the slim and sleek design, all while maintaining a fresh look in the living environment. An example from Samsung is the range of TV Soundbars with wireless connectivity from your Samsung Smart TV. This range has been designed to be . . .
When is it time to update your property management system? Cloud-based technology has been available to the local market for some time now, but it seems that the industry is dragging its feet on the uptake. The general feeling is that the exercise is a laborious one and that it requires extensive training. Ankerdata, who supply hotel management solutions to the hospitality industry, have recently installed their Property Management System, protel™, within The Capital Group’s portfolio, based in Sandton. According to Ian Lumsden, General Manager at Ankerdata, one would be surprised at just how many outdated, unproductive hotel management systems there are out there, and migrating to a specifically developed system is not only relatively simple but is not a time-consuming exercise at all. Ian adds, “Typically an installation will take approximately 2 weeks, depending on the size of the hotel, with training done as a dual task, taking up the lion’s share of 5 days, which is coupled with nightly implementation, before system handover and signoff.” Working with hotel owners, revenue managers and operational heads via a series of workshops enables the protel team to establish exactly what the client is looking for. “We are able to customise some of the system tools with our team of developers and programmers locally and in Germany, enabling us to offer specific reporting options and, as was the case with The Capital Hotel Group, to split up the suites that are sold as 2- or 3- bedroom units, as separate rooms, to market,” says Eben Marais, National Operations Manager at Ankerdata. This is probably the longest process, taking up to 3 months depending on the urgency and scope of the new features. Their system was able to go live across all six properties simultaneously, significantly simplifying and improving operations. Although it is always frustrating to learn new systems, the conversion should be a no-brainer because of the long-term benefits - improved data . . .
The Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE) at Wits University has announced that it will host the third annual Agile Africa conference on 24 to 26 August 2015 and will feature renowned Agile expert, Kent Beck and ThoughtWorks Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Rebecca Parsons. Professor Barry Dwolatzky, Director of the JCSE says that the JCSE is extremely proud to present a keynote speaker of such substance: “Kent Beck is one of the pioneers of agile software development and as one of the original Agile Manifesto signatories; Beck will deliver significant value to local attendees.” He has authored nine books including classic works such as Extreme Programming Explained. Beck is currently a coach to high potential engineers at Facebook. The second keynote is Dr. Rebecca Parsons. She has more than 20 years’ application development experience in industries ranging from telecommunications to emergent Internet services. Rebecca has published in both language and artificial intelligence publications, served on numerous program committees, and reviews for several journals. She has extensive experience leading in the creation of large-scale distributed object applications and the integration of disparate systems. Agile Africa 2015 will take place at The Parktonian Hotel and will yet again part of the Fakugesi Digital Africa Festival, which runs from 24 August until 13 September 2015. For more information visit http://agileafrica.jcse.org.za or contact the JCSE on 011 717 6395. Ends Author: Kirsty Thompson from Watt Communications. More Info link: http://www.jcse.org.za/ Images: For high res version/s of One image/s please contact: Watt Communications. Agile Africa 2015 CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
The best mobile security integration for the enterprise JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – February 17, 2015 – Enterprises which embrace mobility can now be equipped with the latest in mobile security - AnyConnect for Samsung KNOX. Samsung’s advanced Android platform unites with Cisco AnyConnect 4.0, the leading enterprise VPN solution, to provide secure and seamless connectivity over the robust KNOX mobile platform. The demand for secure mobility continues with increasing mobile adoption and a highly dynamic threat landscape. The Samsung KNOX solution is designed to provide innovative device, application and data protection, offering organisations the benefits of mobility without the risk of compromising security. AnyConnect for Samsung KNOX offers customers the ability to achieve tighter security control while enabling flexible per-application access to corporate resources via mobile VPN services. This minimises the potential of non-approved applications from compromising enterprise networks and data. “We are very excited to raise the standard of secure mobility to an even higher level for our customers by integrating our innovative Android platform, Samsung KNOX, with the leading enterprise VPN solution, AnyConnect. Mobile users will enjoy secure and seamless access to their applications and data without compromise,” said Paulo Ferreira, Head of Enterprise Mobility at Samsung Electronics South Africa. Together, Samsung KNOX and Cisco AnyConnect deliver: Highly secure, simple, and reliable connectivity; Consistent user experience; Secure data in motion and at rest; and Isolation and protection of corporate data. “Enterprises are demanding solutions that securely empower mobile users to work from anywhere to achieve greater speed, efficiency and agility. However, the convenience of mobility often increases the risk for potential threats. IT organisations need a simple and consistent way to achieve the visibility and control needed to secure . . .