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Not another SharePoint convention

It landed in my inbox with all the appeal of a dead cod delivered through the letterbox – an invitation to sign up for yet another SharePoint fan boy gathering. What, I asked myself, would ever persuade me to tag along to that Trekkie convention for software?  For me it’s the equivalent of wearing a chicken suit at a dinner party. As I hastily unsubscribed from the mailing list I wondered how much longer we’d have to watch SharePoint's zombie-like stagger to the grave. This once-great…

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Added by Dele Sikuade on September 23, 2014 at 14:33 — No Comments

Mammoth BI 'Big Data in Action' Conference set to bolster SA's Business Intelligence Community

Mammoth BI is a myth-busting ‘big data in action’ event set to bolster SA’s business intelligence community and revolutionise the IT conferencing model.

17 and 18 November 2014 will be key days for not only South Africa’s Business…

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Added by Mieneke van der Merwe on September 23, 2014 at 13:27 — No Comments

Interview with Josephine Buys, IAB South Africa

This month AdMarula chats to Josephine Buys, recently appointed Country Manager for IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau) South Africa, which currently represents over 200 members. She shares some of her views and insights on the South African digital…

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Added by Lico Gross on September 23, 2014 at 12:51 — No Comments

Voucher Codes & Performance Marketing

Voucher code sites have been around for quite some time in Europe and the UK in particular, and the trend is catching up in South Africa with new voucher websites and mobile apps emerging regularly in the online landscape. People are getting savvier and browse the web to find the best…

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Added by Lico Gross on September 23, 2014 at 12:48 — No Comments

Surviving the start-up jungle

Statistics show that most new businesses destined for failure will meet their end within the first three years. According to a recent article published by the Wall Street Journal, three out of four…

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Added by Lico Gross on September 23, 2014 at 12:46 — No Comments

FREE Messaging App for All Businesses in South Africa

Brand NEW in South Africa! FREE Messaging App for Businesses, Agencies, Churches, Clubs, Distributors, Schools, Shops, Technikons, Universities & Wholesalers in South Africa.



With this Totally FREE Messaging App you will be able to send messages to all your branches, salespeople, staff & customers for FREE.



It's like WhatsApp on Steroids!!!



Businesses can use the app to send bulk messages to al…

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Added by Mark John Waite on September 22, 2014 at 5:08 — No Comments

Celebrating innovation and Entrepreneurial success at PwC Vision to Reality Awards

We’d like to congratulate wiGroup on winning the PwC Vision to Reality Awards programme 2014. 

wiGroup, along with Entersekt (2nd place), and IT School Innovation and Triggerfish Animation studios (joint 3rd place) and the other Top 10 finalists, was selected by our independent panel of judges during a first round of judging in July.

The Top 10 finalists each underwent a mentorship programme, customised around each finalist’s needs, after which they made a…

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Added by Berlise Louwrens on September 18, 2014 at 13:45 — No Comments

RFI - Digital content creation in the Province of the Western Cape

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI)

Digital content creation in the Province of the Western Cape.

Posted By Silicon Cape Coordinator on behalf of :

Marc Cloete

Portfolio Manager: Broadband…

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Added by Deidre Luzmore on September 18, 2014 at 10:52 — No Comments

Windows Phone users can now purchase electricity, airtime and pay municipal bills with the Powertime App.

Powertime is the only platform enabling more than 11 million South Africans to purchase prepaid electricity and track their power usage on mobile Apps.

Windows Phone users can now buy prepaid electricity from the Windows Phone 8 Powertime app. The app supports more than 50 municipalities in South Africa and offers other services such as airtime and bill payment.

Powertime, a creator of innovative mobile systems, launches a Windows Phone version of its popular…

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Added by Christophe Challe on September 17, 2014 at 18:00 — No Comments

Silicon Cape Initiative Startup Profile: WumDrop

Silicon Cape features businesses from our Startup community. If you would like your company profiled please fill out the form here.

Company Name

WumDrop

Website Name

www.wumdrop.com

Who are you and what do you do?

WumDrop is…

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Added by Deidre Luzmore on September 17, 2014 at 11:53 — No Comments

The CIO Challenge JHB welcomes Commvault on Board!

Commvault will be presenting their Big Data solutions at the challenge.



Protect, Manage, Search and Access Data Across the Enterprise



Modernize your data protection and management operations without the complexity of multiple point products and silos, and discover the unparalleled advantages of Singular Information Management.



Single-platform Simpana software takes a holistic approach to data management with a flexible and extensible architecture that helps…

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Added by Juliano Velacci on September 17, 2014 at 11:50 — No Comments

Start-Up South Africa 10-10-14 | CTICC Early Bird till 26 September 2014

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Added by SiMODiSA on September 17, 2014 at 10:56 — No Comments

Startup Knight 2014

Tech entrepreneurs and visionaries Startup Knight is here again.  Byte Orbit has launched it’s annual startup competition - Startup Knight - for the third time and the 2014 event is set to be bigger and better than ever with more prizes, more time to enter and a more structured entry…

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Added by Martin Ras on September 16, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

VavaVox: Converting Customer Experiences to Real-time Business Intelligence

The VavaVox online platform has emerged from stealth and is live with version 2.1.

Exceptional customer service is the only true, sustainable competitive advantage.



People are talking about your business. Are you listening?

VavaVox enables…

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Added by Bettina Moss on September 16, 2014 at 9:52 — No Comments

Hello World, codeX is live!

HELLO WORLD CODEX GOES LIVE

Today was a big day in a whole bunch of lives...

For me, it marked the first sprout from the seed I planted a year ago, when I left my life in New York City and moved back to South Africa with an idea of something I might be able to help grow.

For our team at codeX, it was the realization of months of dreaming,…

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Added by Elizabeth Gould on September 16, 2014 at 7:57 — 2 Comments

Start-Up South Africa | 10-10-14 | CTICC, Cape Town: Speaker Announcement

Speakers Announced today for the Start-Up South Africa Conference | 10 October 2014 | CTICC [Cape Town] www.simodisa.com/events



Sipho Maseko: Group CEO Telkom South Africa & Thought Leader



Prof Barry Dwolatzky: Director JCSE & South African IT Personality of the year 2014



Vinny Lingham: Founder Yola, CEO Gyft & Dragon on Dragon's Den SA



Manuel Koser: Founder Zando, Co-Founder Jumia (Nigeria)… Continue

Added by SiMODiSA on September 15, 2014 at 23:46 — No Comments

Under-banked vs. Unbanked - An insight into the South African Retail Banking sector and the reasons for the high percentage of unbanked population

When someone thinks about South Africa, it is not likely to conjure up thoughts about the banking industry and almost certainly not of South Africa taking a global lead in the industry.  Read the full article at http://traderoot.weebly.com/

Added by Rob Meyer on September 15, 2014 at 9:29 — No Comments

Want to win R25K? Enter Ventureburn’s ‘Startup Battle’

Startup Battle 2

What makes a good business? Is it the idea? Or perhaps the market gap? Maybe it is the business model or timing. There are many different elements that make a good business.

Every day in Africa a startup is launched or an idea is born. If there is a problem and it has a tech fix, someone in South Africa is working on it. We want to you to tell us why your business is great and why this idea could do with a cash injection.

Ventureburn is hosting a startup…

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Added by Ventureburn on September 12, 2014 at 15:30 — No Comments

SiliconCape Initiative Startup Profile: Cape Coffee Beans

Silicon Cape will be featuring a business from our Startup community. If you would like your company profiled please fill out the form here.

Todays’ featured community startup is Cape Coffee Beans. A recent…

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Added by Deidre Luzmore on September 12, 2014 at 13:00 — 1 Comment

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