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Hitachi Data Systems recognised for cloud computing excellence

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has been named a winner of the TMC 2015 Cloud Computing Excellence Awards for its advanced Hitachi Content Platform portfolio, including Hitachi Content Platform, Hitachi Content Platform Anywhere and Hitachi Data Ingestor. Presented by Cloud Computing magazine, the...

HansaWorld's flagship Standard ERP grabs Bronze

HansaWorld's flagship Standard ERP product has won a Bronze at the International Stevie Awards,'the Oscars of the business community', for Best New Product of 2015 in the Mobile Development Solution category. This is the second time HansaWorld has won a Stevie, having secured the International...

Intervate wins at global Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards

Intervate, a T-Systems company, has been named the winner of the 2015 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Award for South Africa. In addition, the company has also been recognised as a finalist for the 2015 Microsoft Public Sector: CityNext Partner of the Year Award. The Microsoft Country...

LexisNexis South Africa agrees to acquire Korbitec

LexisNexis South Africa, part of RELX Group, has agreed to purchase Korbitec (Pty) Ltd from the Naspers Group for an undisclosed amount. The transaction is subject to approval by the South African Competition Commission. Korbitec is a leading provider of content-enabled workflow solutions for...

SENTECH awards Ka-Band Services contract to Avanti PLC

SENTECH, broadcasting signal distributor has awarded a multi-year contract to Avanti Communications to deliver significant deployments across public sector services and government sites. SENTECH will deliver satellite broadband connectivity to South Africa's public sector at scale, across hundreds...

South African developed accounting software wins FNB Business Innovations Award 2015

A locally developed accounting software product has proven to save accounting practices substantially and make them more profitable is changing the global face of CRM tools for time-based practitioners Bruce Morgan, the chief executive officer of GreatSoft CRM, has been named the overall winner...

Apple Pay to launch in Britain

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple has announced it will launch its tap-to-pay mobile payments system in Britain next month, allowing iPhones to be used to pay at 250,000 locations including London's transit system. "We are now excited to announce we are bringing Apple Pay to the UK, and it is coming next...

Workonline Communications offers free IPv6 transit to ISPs

In a move to accelerate the deployment of IPv6 in Africa, leading specialised terrestrial network service provider Workonline Communications is offering 100 Mbps of free IPv6 transit to qualifying AfriNIC LIR members. IPv6 is the latest version of the Internet Protocol and features a vastly...

Turrito Networks wins at the Vodacom Partner awards

Converged communications provider, Turrito Networks, a MicroMega Group company, has for the fourth consecutive year been awarded the Vodacom Convergence Partner of the Year. Turrito Networks also receives the CEO Award and with it recognition at the Vodacom Group level. Turrito Networks has...

Qlik positioned as trendsetter by BARC

Qlik, a leader in visual analytics, announced that it has been positioned by Business Application Research Center (BARC) as a trendsetter in its BARC Business Intelligence Score 2015 report. The trendsetter ranking is the highest achieved by any vendor. The BARC BI Score 2015 report is the...

QlikView South Africa wins at Qonnections 2015

QlikView South Africa, the local distributor of QlikView and QlikSense business intelligence (BI) tools from Qlik, received top honours at this year's Qonnections 2015 global partner summit - winning Academic Partner of the Year in the first conferral of this award category. The company...

Telkom, MTN still talking over roaming

Telecommunications giant Telkom on Wednesday renewed its cautionary, indicating its discussions with MTN South Africa over roaming were still ongoing. Telkom and MTN remained in discussions regarding the potential extension of their existing roaming agreement to include bilateral roaming and...

Red Bull Mobile disconnects from SA market

If you're making use of Cell C's Red Bull Mobile products, you'll need to make another plan as the partnership's ending on 31 May 2015... Red Bull Mobile was launched in South Africa in 2011 in partnership with Cell C and was relaunched in 2013 following lacklustre performance, with just 120,000...

Eskom has issued a load-shedding alert

Eskom has announced South Africans could be in for another bout of load shedding. It made the announcement this morning.

New Google algorithm hurts PR websites

The new Google algorithm, Panda 4.0, has allegedly hurt big PR websites, with a loss of 65% to 80% of SEO visibility on the popular search engine. The reason behind the lower rank for press release, is apparently not because of the content, but because of the links inside the release. For more...

MTN buys into Afrihost

According to BD Live, MTN SA has announced it to acquire 50% plus one share ownership in Afrihost, a leading South African web hosting and internet service provider. The acquisition - the value of which has not been revealed - will help MTN consolidate the data market in consumer and small...

biNu rolls out its app in Africa
biNu rolls out its app in Africa

Australian tech company biNu is rolling out its app in Africa that gives basic mobile feature phones fast, cheap and easy access to Internet services and apps, after major success in the emerging markets of Asia. They have chosen to set up shop in Cape Town after weighing up various "tech-friendly"...

Treasury to tax digital products

The Treasury has published its new electronic services regulations in which it sets out those digital products and services that will be subject to 14% VAT. The new regulations take effect in April. Read more here....

Enter the Social and Digital Media Awards

The closing date for submissions for The New Generation Social and Digital Media Awards, that will be taking place on 26 November at the Sandton Convention Centre, is 10 October. There's still time to enter - so do it... For more information and the entry form visit www.lavello.co.za/awards or call...

ICT media briefing

Late last week, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) held a media briefing on its intention to collect a wide-ranging set of indicators on the past and future performance of the ICT sector in South Africa. This information is a critical component in responding to...

AV Comparatives selects Kaspersky Internet Security 2013

AV Comparatives has selected Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 amongst its best products of 2012. The independent Austrian testing lab published its final summary of consumer protection test results in January 2013 and the Kaspersky Lab product delivered the best overall performance. This repeats the...

AxizWorkgroup honoured at VMware awards

AxizWorkgroup, the IT and software distributor received top honours when its VMware team was named VMware Distributor of the Year at the 2011 VMware Channel Awards, held at Randlords in Braamfontein, Johannesburg recently. AxizWorkgroup remained in the limelight at the awards evening as its business...

Intel, Google cooperate on Android

Intel Corporation will take advantage of the open-source accessibility of the Android platform to provide its customers with technology products that inspire continued innovation and also help enable powerful personal computing experiences that fully leverage its technology across a range of...

DStv mobile adds new phone

The DStv Mobile DVB-H service can now be accessed on the Nokia E6 smartphone, adding to the Nokia E7, Nokia C7 and Nokia N8 models capable of receiving content on the go. The device requires a Nokia DVB-H headset.

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