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Tech4Africa comes to Cape Town
Tech4Africa comes to Cape Town

The annual Tech4Africa conference will be running the first Cape Town event on 28 August. Tech4Africa focuses on deep technical workshops and sessions for practitioners, and then engaging talks which...

Issued by Tech4Africa 6 Aug 2014 11:02

Job cuts set to resume at Telkom
Job cuts set to resume at Telkom

Telkom's Chief Executive Sipho Maseko has told investors that the company's objectives are to lower the cost of human capital, improve financial performance and bring leadership closer to customers.

By Thabiso Mochiko 6 Aug 2014 10:41

Nominations open for IT Personality, Visionary CIO 2014 awards - ITWeb
Nominations open for IT Personality, Visionary CIO 2014 awards

ITWeb has announced that nominations for the annual IT Personality and Visionary CIO awards are now open...

Issued by ITWeb 5 Aug 2014 09:26

Bland cellphones make a brick look interesting
Bland cellphones make a brick look interesting

Walk into a mobile retailer today and you'll be greeted by a wall of phones, many of them black, almost all of them drab slabs of plastic with large touch screens...

By Duncan McLeod 5 Aug 2014 05:54

Hybrid heaven - Samsung Galaxy's K Zoom
Hybrid heaven - Samsung Galaxy's K Zoom

If a digital camera and a highend smartphone could procreate, the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom would be that joyous offspring.

By Kate Ferreira 21 Jul 2014 08:39

Driving IT growth in Africa
Driving IT growth in Africa

Communications technologies will catalyse growth across all IT markets in Africa in the next three to five years, according to Gartner Inc...

18 Jul 2014 11:45

Cwele asks Telkom to share its network with competitors
Cwele asks Telkom to share its network with competitors

Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele wants to see more competition in the fixed-line telecommunications market and wants Telkom's competitors to have access to its infrastructure

By Paul Vecchiatto 18 Jul 2014 09:55

Gerald Naidoo
Businesses ignore applications architecture to their detriment

For businesses, it's no longer about infrastructure alone, it's about applications, and how these are architected. How applications work and function can highlight problem points in the business, and identifying these will in turn, prevent outages.

By Gerald Naidoo 11 Jul 2014 15:06

AfricaCom 2014 reappoints Networx PR
AfricaCom 2014 reappoints Networx PR

For the fourth year, Networx PR has been appointed by Informa Telecoms and Media Limited to publicise digital telecommunications, ICT and media conference and exhibition,...

10 Jul 2014 08:32

Ageing devices in corporate networks at six-year high
Ageing devices in corporate networks at six-year high

The percentage of ageing and obsolete devices in today's corporate networks around the globe is at its highest in six years, signalling that the global financial crisis of recent years still has a lingering effect today.

2 Jul 2014 08:05

Telkom considers franchising shops - for efficiency
Telkom considers franchising shops - for efficiency

Fixed-line provider Telkom is looking at franchising some of its 137 stores as part of its overall business review to reduce inefficiency and cut costs.

By Thabiso Mochiko 1 Jul 2014 14:19

Absa launches Payment Pebble customer service
Absa launches Payment Pebble customer service

Absa has announced the launch of the Payment Pebble, a small plug-in device that turns most smartphones completely into mobile card machines.

30 Jun 2014 13:27

African EduWeek to showcase groundbreaking classroom technology
African EduWeek to showcase groundbreaking classroom technology

"If I had had this technology when I was still in school, I would probably have become a heart surgeon."

25 Jun 2014 10:50

BMW installs new technology
BMW installs new technology

The days of being able to lie to an unwanted telephone caller: "Sorry, I can't talk, I'm in the car" are about to end.

23 Jun 2014 07:50

Orange may open retail stores for customers
Orange may open retail stores for customers

French telecommunications company, Orange, may open its own branded stores to complement its existing online retail platform‚ which is expected to break even early next year.

By Thabiso Mochiko 20 Jun 2014 08:26

Jerker Hellström
Rugged computers are more than just "hard shells"

Even professional users of rugged laptops, tablets and smartphones are sometimes unsure of what defines a "rugged computer" and how the various tests to validate ruggedness are carried out. A truly rugged computer is so much more than just a normal computer wrapped in a tough outer case.

By Jerker Hellström 18 Jun 2014 13:47

Real world smart glasses
Real world smart glasses

Few technology topics generate as much noise as wearables, mostly to do with brands known for their consumer products, such as Samsung, Sony and Apple.

By Arthur Goldstuck 18 Jun 2014 10:10

Welcome to a World through Glass
Welcome to a World through Glass

Staying interconnected with the world we live in has become both easier and more challenging...

By Rudulph von Abo 12 Jun 2014 15:18

Video surveillance hard drive enhancements improve reliability, performance
Video surveillance hard drive enhancements improve reliability, performance

In 2014, the total market in Africa for video surveillance equipment is expected to exceed US$200 million (over R2 billion).

By Kalvin Subbadu 5 Jun 2014 14:15

Adapting to change in a virtual world
Adapting to change in a virtual world

It should come as no surprise that the biggest technological impacts on IT departments in 2013 were mobile and big data. Both issues also dominated conversations in the storage arena last year and with employees now increasingly working remotely, it's highly likely that 2014 will see more and more organisations struggling to manage large volumes of data.

By Bryan Balfe 5 Jun 2014 12:18

EOH and Rockefeller Foundation accelerate ICT job growth
EOH and Rockefeller Foundation accelerate ICT job growth

Job creation in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector will get a $1m boost from the Rockefeller Foundation to support information technology skills among disadvantaged youth in South Africa.

By Reitumetse Pitso 3 Jun 2014 09:41

Massmart feels 'consumer plight'
Massmart feels 'consumer plight'

At its annual general meeting recently, Massmart highlighted the plight of consumers as debt‚ mounting costs and unemployment continue to curb spending in South Africa.

By Zeenat Moorad 2 Jun 2014 13:49

Our survival rests on convergence
Our survival rests on convergence

Debates in the telecoms industry fall into three categories: what is good for consumers, good for business, and good for the country. And...

By Sipho Maseko 2 Jun 2014 10:54

Danette Breitenbach
Big Brother is watching

Cyber crime is one of the top 10 risks for any business in the world today but despite this, IT security is often viewed as just a cost to business.

By Danette Breitenbach 2 Jun 2014 06:19

Password always on hand
Password always on hand

The fingerprint authentication technology that has been added to Samsung Galaxy S5 and Apple iPhone 5S smartphones could boost online shopping and e-commerce in SA, says Fontera Digital Works Chief Executive Simon Leps.

19 May 2014 11:26

Nokia, Microsoft never the twain
Nokia, Microsoft never the twain

"You can never have too many rubber boots," the elderly Finnish man said in an interview in the late 1990s at the height of Nokia's reign as the largest cellphone maker in the world, selling two out of every three phones on Earth.

By Toby Shapshak 12 May 2014 10:48

Locally made smartphone available in SA soon
Locally made smartphone available in SA soon

Access to smartphones may be elusive to most South Africans, but a Limpopo company has taken it upon itself to resolve this problem.

9 May 2014 09:49

SKA to redefine Africa's image
SKA to redefine Africa's image

Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom says the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will transform perceptions of Africa as the continent is not usually seen as a location for cutting edge science and technology.

27 Mar 2014 11:48

Electronic clocking may combat teacher absenteeism
Electronic clocking may combat teacher absenteeism

The Department of Basic Education is forging ahead with plans to introduce an electronic clock-in system at schools around SA to curb teacher absenteeism.

26 Mar 2014 11:09

Anton Harber
Digital TV chaos shows government lack of interest

A journalist has to take obscure matters and turn them into engaging and understandable stories, showing people why they should care about them. Sometimes it seems impossible.

By Anton Harber 21 Mar 2014 00:00

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