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New CEM Automotive solution available
New CEM Automotive solution available

Launched in Germany in March 2015, T-Systems' new Customer Experience Management Automotive (CEM Automotive) solution is now available. The cloud-based solution is a digital and mobile platform that connects all relevant stakeholders...

28 Aug 2015 15:07

Launch of new wireless internet provider imminent
Launch of new wireless internet provider imminent

Alan Knott-Craig (Jnr) has announced the imminent commercial launch of a new Wireless Internet provider (WISP), HeroTel. HeroTel will provide fast, reliable wireless broadband at affordable rates to households and small businesses...

26 Aug 2015 09:18



CloudGate, Got-Game partners for community empowerment - CloudGate
CloudGate, Got-Game partners for community empowerment

MICROmega Group Company, Cloudware, will supply its low-cost, low power, and easy to support CloudGate devices to the Got-Game POP UP digital libraries that are being rolled out to underprivileged communities throughout South Africa...

Issued by CloudGate 18 Aug 2015 11:40

MTN: Following shoppers online
MTN: Following shoppers online

MTN expects its e-commerce operations to break even in 2018. Growth is expected to be spurred by the growth in data usage and the adoption of smart devices. The group could also make acquisitions to bolster its electronic sales platforms...

17 Aug 2015 12:00

Cortex hub to host 72-hour women's hackathon
Cortex hub to host 72-hour women's hackathon

Technology incubator, research lab and entrepreneurial hub, the Cortex Hub announced that it will hold a 72-hour women's hackathon...

14 Aug 2015 07:15

Smart WiFi platform launched
Smart WiFi platform launched

BestWiFi has launched its cutting-edge Smart WiFi platform, developed with UK industry leaders, Purple WiFi. The solution offers a feature rich...

13 Aug 2015 07:05

VMware Foundation's Good Gigs increasing digital literacy
VMware Foundation's Good Gigs increasing digital literacy

Last month, the VMware Foundation Good Gigs team arrived in South Africa to deploy a programme aimed at increasing digital literacy...

12 Aug 2015 07:20

Gartner: competition to be IoT Home Gateway increasing
Gartner: competition to be IoT Home Gateway increasing

According to Gartner, Inc., the hype around the Internet of Things (IoT) in the home is growing rapidly as the battle for IoT gateway in the connected home...

12 Aug 2015 07:15

Multinationals to have larger say in SA's Internet Exchange
Multinationals to have larger say in SA's Internet Exchange

Multinational companies doing business in South Africa will have a larger say in how the Johannesburg Internet Exchange (JINX), Cape Town Internet Exchange...

6 Aug 2015 07:05

Investing in a sustainable future with technology
Investing in a sustainable future with technology

South Africa not only has the highest levels of youth unemployment, but it also has 36 million employable citizens looking for...

5 Aug 2015 08:36

Free internet zones for Gugulethu and Khayelitsha taxi ranks
Free internet zones for Gugulethu and Khayelitsha taxi ranks

Thanks to an initiative from Project Isizwe and the Open Society Foundation of South Africa, commuters at the two busiest taxi ranks...

3 Aug 2015 08:47

Faster and free connectivity with Tshwane Wi-Fi upgrades
Faster and free connectivity with Tshwane Wi-Fi upgrades

Project Isizwe has confirmed that the City of Tshwane recently upgraded the maximum speeds on its free Wi-Fi network to 15 megabits per second...

30 Jul 2015 11:51

Nominations open for IT Personality, Visionary CIO awards 2015 - ITWeb
Nominations open for IT Personality, Visionary CIO awards 2015

The winners of both awards will be announced at the IITPSA President's Awards event on 12 November 2015...

Issued by ITWeb 29 Jul 2015 14:35

African ICT Infrastructure Fund closes at $200 million
African ICT Infrastructure Fund closes at $200 million

Convergence Partners announced the successful close of its Convergence Partners Communication Infrastructure Fund (CPCIF), with capital of over $200 million, making it one of the largest funds dedicated solely to ICT infrastructure in Africa...

29 Jul 2015 14:00

Facebook's Internet.org free basic services are bringing African people online
Facebook's Internet.org free basic services are bringing African people online

Facebook celebrated the one-year anniversary of the introduction of the Internet.org app by hosting a Developer Day at iHub in Nairobi, Kenya on 27 July 2015 and introducing new services...

28 Jul 2015 11:18

Hyper-connected world fuelling a retail revolution
Hyper-connected world fuelling a retail revolution

With predictions that by 2020 there will be 26 billion connected devices, according to Gartner, an almost 30-fold increase from 2009 when there were...

By Quinton Pienaar 24 Jul 2015 09:16

Broadband roll-out connects City of Cape Town
Broadband roll-out connects City of Cape Town

The fibre-optic network, rolled out by the City of Cape Town, has now reached the point where it is robust and extensive enough to be leveraged...

20 Jul 2015 10:55

Avanti partnership to provide high-speed satellite broadband to SMEs
Avanti partnership to provide high-speed satellite broadband to SMEs

Provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Avanti Communications, has signed a new contract with South Africa's business chamber...

15 Jul 2015 08:07

Information Security: The biggest barrier to the Internet of Things
Information Security: The biggest barrier to the Internet of Things

Research conducted by Telecom Intelligence has revealed that information security remains the biggest inhibitor of the development of the Internet of Things...

14 Jul 2015 08:18

Correctional Services to deal with "inmate Facebook" creators
Correctional Services to deal with "inmate Facebook" creators

PRETORIA: The Department of Correctional Services says it views the creation of an "inmate Facebook account" at Pollsmoor Correctional Centre in Cape Town...

13 Jul 2015 09:00

The intranet, evolved
The intranet, evolved

The word 'intranet' tends to bring to mind boring internal communications sites, used mainly by HR and marketing to disseminate documents and newsletters...

By Peter Reid 9 Jul 2015 06:00

Five ways to optimise your Enterprise Wi-Fi performance
Five ways to optimise your Enterprise Wi-Fi performance

In the IT world, speed is the 'final frontier', to paraphrase from Star Trek. Download speed is a big deal, whether we're looking at mobile phones, wired or wireless networks...

By Patrick Groot Nuelend 7 Jul 2015 11:52

Implementing Enterprise Wi-Fi and it's challenges
Implementing Enterprise Wi-Fi and it's challenges

Today, it is imperative for companies to be equipped with high-performance enterprise Wi-Fi to achieve optimum productivity. With all the advancements in deploying a Wi-Fi network...

6 Jul 2015 15:54

Mobile is the key to SA's digital scene
Mobile is the key to SA's digital scene

The mass market is now staying connected and this is becoming more and more prevalent, this market owns more sim cards than toothbrushes and 93% own mobile phones...

6 Jul 2015 12:53

Internet access to 'spike' in SA
Internet access to 'spike' in SA

CAPE TOWN: South Africa is forecast to see a massive jump in internet traffic as more people switch to smartphones and other smart devices...

By Duncan Alfreds 29 Jun 2015 11:22

Is the Internet of Things the next big thing for mobile app companies?
Is the Internet of Things the next big thing for mobile app companies?

The concept of IoT seems like something out of science fiction, but as technology and mobile apps become more advanced, clearly the worlds of science fiction are not too far off...

By Dina Destreza 29 Jun 2015 08:11

Embracing digital disruption
Embracing digital disruption

The internet of things is driving the need for organisations to transform into digital businesses and this is disrupting business operations like never before...

26 Jun 2015 07:41

Cell C and Facebook partner to launch Internet.org in SA
Cell C and Facebook partner to launch Internet.org in SA

Cell C have announced the launch of a partnership with Facebook, bringing zero-rated access to the service for all Cell C customers and access to Facebook's initiative, Internet.org free basic services.

25 Jun 2015 08:21

Jasco activates redundant fibre link between NewTelco data centre and Teraco
Jasco activates redundant fibre link between NewTelco data centre and Teraco

Jasco has announced the activation of a dedicated fibre link between its NewTelco data centre located in Midrand and the Teraco data centre in Isando, Johannesburg...

25 Jun 2015 07:46

All you need is the air that you breathe... and bandwidth
All you need is the air that you breathe... and bandwidth

South Africa's bandwidth pricing has experienced less dramatic reductions of late, after several years of more aggressive price drops - but...

24 Jun 2015 16:16

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