A staggering one billion people, out of a total global population of 7.5 billion, will be using VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) to communicate with each other by the end of 2017. That’s according to Juniper Research figures quoted by local independent telecoms provider, Otel, which offers carrier-grade VoIP services over 250 000 km of fibre. “When 1 out of every 7 people alive today is using a single technology to talk to each other, that’s huge. The potential for greater cooperation is tremendous,” says Otel CEO, Rad Jankovic. The fact that VoIP services provide clients, large and small, access to feature rich managed IP telephony solutions and can also be delivered on top of fibre links are sometimes more then 50% cheaper than fixed-line voice rates have been some of the biggest selling point for the technology in this age of digital migration. Mr Jankovic elaborates on VoIP’s winning features below: VoIP is cheaper than it has ever been because interconnection rates between telecoms networks plummeted several years ago. The average savings businesses see after switching to VoIP range anywhere from 30% to 75%. That’s according to Telzio, Inc. Otel’s own experience locally indicates businesses will see savings of up to 45%. The Internet makes it easy to develop feature-rich VoIP applications that can be used by anyone, without any external equipment necessary. Being able to use an employee’s usual IT hardware to make voice calls enhances productivity and reduces the cost of maintaining additional telecoms equipment. There is an abundance of feature rich IP systems available that offer full Unified Communications (UC) benefits to smaller and larger enterprises, thus taking them into the new age of managed, unified, digital communication. VoIP’s voice quality is rapidly becoming better than mobile and fixed line. This is because the rollout of high-speed local data networks continues unabated. For example, one new national LTE-A network is . . .
Software as a Service specialist, e4, has appointed Adri Führi, as its Group Chief Financial Officer. Führi joins e4 from Innovation Group South Africa, where she has held two senior c-level positions. Experiencing her first role within a technology company, Führi says that the rapid pace of the business, together with technology evolution and change, makes her position as CFO with HR responsibilities, an exciting career move. “I have substantial financial service experience and I am looking forward to applying my skills within such a dynamic technology company. In this environment, it is vital to make quick decisions, ensuring that the company remains agile and able to respond effectively to market trends,” says Führi. Her proven ability to translate business strategy into well communicated objectives and deliverables, coupled with 20 years of experience in the financial sector, ensures that e4 gains a vital skill within in its growing organisation. “My aim is to ensure we strike a balance between moving at a fast pace and managing the resulting change it brings to the business. I am enjoying the flexibility of not being in a highly-regulated environment as is custom with financial service organisations. e4 is an innovative and rapidly-evolving brand and I am looking forward to assisting in reaching its goals, says Führi. Being a woman in a male dominant industry has not gone unnoticed to Führi. She believes that the ICT industry should dedicate more time and effort to increasing the number of women at boardroom level and looks forward to being part of that change. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Johannesburg, South Africa, 27 June, 2017 - RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has increased the range of products it stocks from Schneider Electric’s Harmony range – the most comprehensive range of switches, pushbuttons, and pilot lights on the market for OEMs, panel builders, and system integrators. The new additions – which comprise robust and ergonomic push buttons, switches and pilot lights, indicators, timers, sockets and potentiometers – will allow panel designers to incorporate additional functionality and flexibility into their electrical panels, which, in turn, will give operators additional capabilities and visual indicators. Thanks to a unique shake-proof system, low-power signals and low-power switching, the Harmony range is well suited to demanding industrial environments and explosive/dust-laden atmospheres and can withstand the harshest operating conditions, including those seen in the textile, wood and paper, automotive, packaging, food and beverage, marine, mining, water, and oil and gas industries. Delivering high reliability, service life and performance coupled to lower maintenance and increased operator safety, the range also offers quick and simple installation thanks to a self-holding function when mounting, the ability to stack contact modules, and reliable and friction-locked fastening with just one screw. A wide range of accessories is also available that is compatible with the entire Harmony range. New products in the range, now available from RS, include: Flush-mounting kits, which provide an innovative design to improve the look and feel of new and existing control panels; Potentiometers for drive-speed control or to make basic setting adjustments; Three-phase voltage Indicators, which highlight the presence of three phases with or without neutral for the main power supply 360?440 VAC; USB and RJ45 ports for simple and effective . . .
Cape Town – June 26 2017 - Datatex, the leader in innovative telephony software solutions, recently announced the official release of a fully re-engineered version of AMETHYST, its exceedingly popular, industry leading, web-based telephone call recording system and quality management software. “The original AMETHYST which we developed 15 years ago, remains without question, a really solid software solution, but the reality is that there are only so many upgrades you can do – especially in a 15 year time frame.” says Datatex CEO, Johan Landman. “Technology and needs have changed quite dramatically and we recognised that the time had come to essentially start afresh and create a completely new version of our software. The new version, AMETHYST2, builds on the already powerful capabilities of the original AMETHYST, while making sure that we fully capitalise on the capabilities that more modern technology offers.” Re-designed from scratch. More features, improved functionality. In 2015, Datatex embarked upon re-creating AMETHYST from the ground up. After two years of careful planning, programming and rigorous testing by their own team of programmers - the result is a more modern, flexible Call Recording and Quality Management platform. “For example, we’re now offering unlimited supervisor licences which are free, while we’ve built in functions that allow for extensive group structures and access control. The way that the original AMETHYST had been developed was somewhat more restrictive. We’re now able to accommodate much more of what we know our clients need.” says Landman. So with AMETHYST2, companies and users alike can look forward to a wide range of incredible new features that improve workflow and overall management. Company decision makers in particular, will be pleased with key operational improvements which include the fact that AMETHYST2 is now a 64bit application. This allows for greater processing speeds. The software also provides for . . .
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Johannesburg, June 2017: THE Landrush Phase for the newly launched .africa domain name enters its 4th Phase and final week from 26th June 2017. The Landrush Phase for .africa domain name system offers companies, organizations and individuals to apply for domain names containing keywords valuable enough to pay a premium for. Domain names with single words that attract heavy every day use are very typical during this Phase. .africa is the top-level domain name system for the continent of Africa. It is open to all individuals and entities in Africa or ones that identify with with Africa, globally. .africa domains are available in Landrush Phase from Web4Africa, an accredited .africa domain name registrar, said Managing Director, Web4Africa (www.web4africa.africa), Mr. Oluniyi Ajao. This Landrush Phase is not exclusive to the .africa top-level domain but is normal with all newly-launched domain name extensions. All things being equal, there is a much better chance that the domain can be obtained during this Phase. Speaking on the Landrush Phase which ends this week, Mr. Oluniyi Ajao, reiterated certain names that have got prior rights associated with them will not go through unless the applicant has already specifically validated rights in the Mark Validation System (MVS) or Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) database. When processing a Landrush Application, Web4Africa will receive a Claims Notice if the string is registered in the MVS or TMCH. At the end of the Landrush phase, he reemphasized, all uncontested domain applications will be delegated while all contested domain applications will proceed to an Auction Phase. Applicants will be notified by the .africa registry on the Auction process should this occur. Domain auctions will last a minimum of 3 days. Any bids within the final 12 hours will extend any auction by an additional 24 hours. .africa has already demonstrated serious interests from global brands and entities within Africa who are . . .
Innovation house RubiBlue has launched Data Sight. A new company to address the need for emerging market data and its analysis as brands, corporations and start-ups look to enter Africa and connect with the 1.1 billion people on the continent who will account for one-fifth of the world’s population by 2025. “Africa has its own nuances, and its complex cultures within its different countries hold a myriad of challenges for established businesses and start-ups looking to enter its new markets,” says RubiBlue MD and founder of Data Sight. “If you don’t understand consumers in the territory you’re entering, you’re setting yourself up to fail.” With over ten years working in Africa and enabling financial institutions to access rural markets and give access to financial security for millions of Africans, RubiBlue is well positioned to aggregate and process vast amounts of consumer data in this sector. “There are currently 293.8 million smartphone users across the continent,” adds Ogden. “And according to research firm Ovum, the smartphone penetration rate will grow at 52.9% year-on-year. It’s these smartphone users we will use to collect data from and create a picture of Africa’s consumers.” Data Sight subscribers will be surveyed and rewarded with data or airtime vouchers upon completion of question sets, as well as many other partnered value-added service (VAS) providers across Africa. “Creating and owning its data, and the ability to carry out surveys on demand from a uniquely dynamic platform, Data Sight will partner with organisations and entrepreneurs to furnish them with the insight they need,” adds Ogden. “Most businesses don’t have access or the expertise to collect and analyse vast amounts of data. Which is where our experience and expertise adds value.” To find out more, speak to the RubiBlue team on 011 326 37 94 or email email@example.com. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Finally, there’s a fast, admin-free solution to donate to your favourite charity and make a difference in the world. It’s called Zapper for Donations. This modern donation channel allows charities and NPOs to make use of innovative QR code technology to accept financial contributions from their sponsors through mobile payments. Donors simply scan their preferred charity’s QR code with their smartphone using the Zapper app, choose from a selection of pre-set amounts, or enter an amount that they would like to donate, and confirm the payment. The process is quick, easy and immediate. There are no lengthy information fields and no exchange of personal information or banking details. Everything is processed through the app for complete donor convenience. Zapper also offers the option to set recurring monthly donations. By offering this easier donation platform, charities can increase their conversion ratios, as the channel catalyses feelings of goodwill into financial pledges faster. Zapper’s highly functional QR codes can also be used in a variety of different advertising spaces that grab public attention with zero effort, including posters, flyers, television, e-mailers, formal invitations, websites, t-shirts and social media posts – making instant donations not only possible, but likely. It also lets charities track the effectiveness and success of their campaigns, information that can be used to implement more targeted strategies in the future. Zapper for Donations has no set up costs and allows charities to engage with their sponsors by sending direct correspondence to them through the app. This includes messages of gratitude, information on upcoming fundraisers and events, and updates on how their donations have helped to make a difference in their world. For more information on how Zapper for Donations works go to www.zapper.com CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Johannesburg, South Africa, 20 June, 2017 - RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has announced availability of a diverse range of compact gas sensors from Figaro, a world leader in developing gas detection sensor technology. Targeting a wide range of gas monitoring and detection applications across many industrial sectors, the Figaro range employs multilayer, semiconductor and electrochemical detection methods that are specially optimised for specific gas types. Key applications include safety, alarms, measurement and control systems, leak detection in refrigeration and gas systems, detection of combustible gases, solvent detection in factories and in air-conditioning systems, and the monitoring of air quality and carbon monoxide. The sensor selection covers a wide range of gases including carbon monoxide, nitric oxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide, ammonia, chlorine, hydrogen sulphide, methane, halocarbons, LP (liquid petroleum) gas and other combustible gases. The range also covers several air-quality sensors designed to measure the presence of volatile organic compounds, which can often be responsible for ‘sick building syndrome’. Other products include a series of evaluation modules that are designed to perform the testing of various sensors within the Figaro range to provide an understanding of application performance, plus gas test boxes and a wide choice of sensor sockets. The Figaro gas sensor range is now available from RS. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
By 2020, there will be one million unfilled coding jobs due to lack of education. The Digital age has changed the environment we live in. Coding has become the universal language of this era, in the future not learning this skill will make navigating the working world as challenging and alienate non-coders, as coding will be a required skill even outside of the technological industry. Safety In Numbers – Why you should learn coding Learning coding will empower students to seek high paying jobs in the Financial, Manufacturing and Healthcare sectors which will become the most reliant on coding in the future. Learning coding assists individuals in building problem skills, using coding principals, coders can break problems into smaller segments to tackle them more efficiently. Coding is a universal language which builds an engineering mindset, sharpens mathematical abilities and teaches students the algorisms that exist in our environment. This discipline also inspires creativity and flexibility. Four climbers attempt to break a world record and raise funds for Non-profit coding organization Code4Change Many will know of The Seven Summits climb, which refers to the ultimate achievement in mountaineering – to reach the top of the highest mountain on each of the seven continents. More recently, the idea of the 9 Summits were born – referring to the highest peak in each of the nine provinces of South Africa. Not only were people now climbing the highest mountain in each of the nine provinces, but they were doing it in record times. The current team record for completing the 9 Summits in SA is 4 days, 18 hours and 38 minutes. In July 2017, four South Africans will attempt to set a new team record for the fastest time to complete the 9 Summits in South Africa. The team will comprise of the following people of Adrian Saffy: (Attorney by profession, Adventure racer by nature), Alex Harris (Professional mountaineer, adventurer and Seven Summits climber), . . .