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#WomensMonth: Robyn Farah: Tech community maker and shaker
#WomensMonth: Robyn Farah: Tech community maker and shaker

Robyn Farah is a bonafide tech powerhouse. Not only is she the founder of hardware prototyping company Kat-O, but she also runs some of South Africa's...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 18 Aug 2016

The case for sourcing FTTX components locally
The case for sourcing FTTX components locally

The telecoms and internet sectors, particularly fibre to the home and the business (FTTX) suppliers, are witnessing surging demand at the moment...

By Clive Maasch 17 Aug 2016

Intel buys artificial intelligence startup
Intel buys artificial intelligence startup

US-based Intel on Tuesday, 9 August 2016, announced a deal to buy an artificial intelligence startup as the computer chip colossus looks to broaden its role in data centers and the expanding internet of things...

11 Aug 2016

Top designers back Apple in Samsung patent appeal
Top designers back Apple in Samsung patent appeal

WASHINGTON, USA: More than 100 global design professionals on Thursday, 4 August 2016, offered support to Apple in its long-running patent design battle with Samsung, now before the US Supreme Court...

5 Aug 2016

Namibian student's cellphone makes calls without airtime
Namibian student's cellphone makes calls without airtime

A Namibian high school student has made headlines after he invented a phone that does not need airtime to make calls...

4 Aug 2016

Putting IoT technology at the centre of your business
Putting IoT technology at the centre of your business

The power of the Internet of Things (IoT) to connect us to everyday objects and allow them to send and receive data has the potential...

By Sebastian Isaac 4 Aug 2016

SA IT spending sees a spike in software
SA IT spending sees a spike in software

South Africa IT spending is forecast to total R272 billion in 2016, a 3.8 percent increase from 2015, according to Gartner...

2 Aug 2016

Thulani Khoza. Source: Munghana Lonene FM via Twitter.
SA-made smartphone set for launch

The first locally produced smartphone may not simply make significant strides in the technology industry - it will boast greater security...

By Azizzar Mosupi 2 Aug 2016

Why enterprise is talking about software-defined networking
Why enterprise is talking about software-defined networking

The IT industry has successfully virtualised the data centre, including storage, servers and the data centre local area network. Now it's time to virtualise...

29 Jul 2016

ICT talent crisis affects all areas of industry
ICT talent crisis affects all areas of industry

ICT skills in South Africa continue to be scarce both in the retail and distribution arena as well as at the corporate level...

29 Jul 2016

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Big electronics makers to merge in $15bn deal

Electronic component maker Analog Devices announced a deal on Tuesday to buy rival Linear Technology for $15 billion...

28 Jul 2016

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The shift in data centre transformation

ICT spending in 2016 will largely be driven by investments in software, IT services and mobile devices. In South Africa specifically, overall hardware infrastructure...

27 Jul 2016

The smart buyer's guide for efficient industrial computers
The smart buyer's guide for efficient industrial computers

For industries that require high-end server systems for high performance and exceptional reliability, specialised industrial computers are usually required. Here are top features to look out for when buying...

Issued by Naija Writers’ Coach 20 Jul 2016

Samsung flags big jump in profit on strong S7 sales
Samsung flags big jump in profit on strong S7 sales

Samsung Electronics on Thursday flagged its biggest operating profit in more than two years, boosted by cost-cutting efforts and solid sales...

8 Jul 2016

2016 global IT spend remains flat
2016 global IT spend remains flat

Worldwide IT spending is forecast to be flat in 2016, totaling $3.41 trillion, according to Gartner. This is up from last quarter's forecast...

7 Jul 2016

#FreshTech: Ricoh brings Leapfrog 3D printers to SA
#FreshTech: Ricoh brings Leapfrog 3D printers to SA

Global technology company Ricoh is making its Leapfrog Creatr HS 3D printer available in South Africa and providing full consumable materials...

1 Jul 2016

Maximising business mobility in the economic downturn
Maximising business mobility in the economic downturn

During these tough economic times, businesses have more incentive to start reviewing their systems and processes to find ways to become more profitable...

By Steven Cohen 30 Jun 2016

Modern data centre construction - prefabricated or traditional build?
Modern data centre construction - prefabricated or traditional build?

The modern data centre is a fully integrated machine. Systems that previously simply co-existed under the same roof are now expected to work seamlessly together...

By Jos Baart 22 Jun 2016

World's fastest supercomputer entirely made in China
World's fastest supercomputer entirely made in China

China has built the world's fastest supercomputer using locally made microchips, a survey said on Monday, the first time the country has taken the top spot without using US technology...

21 Jun 2016

#FreshTech: HP's reimagined DeskJet 3720
#FreshTech: HP's reimagined DeskJet 3720

HP Inc. has unveiled its next generation DeskJet 3720 All-in-One printer, which is half the size of other ink-jet printers in its class and targeted at the always-connected consumer...

13 Jun 2016

Introducing Lengau: Africa's fastest super computer
Introducing Lengau: Africa's fastest super computer

Yesterday saw the unveiling of a new petascale system by the Centre for High Performance Computing...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 8 Jun 2016

#FreshTech: Huawei P9 Smartphone launches in SA
#FreshTech: Huawei P9 Smartphone launches in SA

Huawei Technologies has unveiled its latest device, the Huawei P9 Smartphone. According to the company the Huawei P9 is the world's first co-engineered Leica dual-camera smartphone...

6 Jun 2016

#YouthMonth: iFixing the quick-throwaway culture
#YouthMonth: iFixing the quick-throwaway culture

Do SA consumers have an always-upgrading, quick-throwaway culture when it comes to electronic devices? Or is it just that there hasn't been enough reliable service providers around to repair one's precious gadgets?...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 Jun 2016

PoPI's impact on IT asset disposal
PoPI's impact on IT asset disposal

Companies should be aware of the constantly changing security environment and the ever-increasing threats, new legislation and best market practices. This was the key message at a recent event hosted by Xperien...

3 Jun 2016

Mobile optimised work environments drive performance
Mobile optimised work environments drive performance

The Economist Intelligence Unit, through its new global study Mobility, Performance and Engagement, established a measurable link between mobile-first working environments and...

29 Apr 2016

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is 30 billion pictures worth?
If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is 30 billion pictures worth?

The entire ecosystem around visual technology has to evolve - not least of all in terms of storage and device processing power. And that's just a drop in the ocean of what's to come...

By Hitendra Naik 29 Apr 2016

From left: Neil Kayton, Genliang Cui, Robert Venter, Dr Anmin Gao
Altron sells Aberdare Cables controlling stake for R1.2b

Power Technologies Proprietary Limited (Powertech), a wholly owned subsidiary of JSE listed Allied Electronics Corporation Limited (Altron), has entered into binding agreements with Hengtong Optic...

13 Apr 2016

Over-reliance on legacy software is dangerous for business
Over-reliance on legacy software is dangerous for business

All too often with local companies, and particularly large and established corporates, there is a risky over-reliance on the use of legacy software and systems...

By Bob Hall 29 Mar 2016

Five African hardware startups to watch
Five African hardware startups to watch

While the crux of Africa's reputation for tech innovation lies in unique mobile applications, the continent is home to a host of startups creating home-grown cutting-edge hardware solutions...

By Gabriella Mulligan 23 Feb 2016

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