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City of Cape Town's broadband achieves major milestone

The City is pleased to announce the signing of eight third-party service provider agreements, which is a major step in the City of Cape Town's Universal Broadband Network strategy. The fibre optic network has reached the point where it is robust and extensive enough to be leveraged off by the private sector.

18 Apr 2014 12:08

IBM announces new enterprise cloud offerings

IBM has announced a series of new enterprise cloud offerings for the mainframe that will help clients and service providers to reduce the cost of operations and rapidly deploy trusted cloud services with mainframe technology. The announcement includes the first System z-based integrated system offering: the IBM Enterprise Cloud System.

17 Apr 2014 10:49

Where are the programmers?

More than ever before in history, business needs people who can programme. Software is becoming a large part of ordinary life, so much so that entire industries and job descriptions are being supplanted by code.

17 Apr 2014 09:59

American tech giant partners South African IT Distributor

As AxizWorkgroup adds data centre infrastructure and power management manufacturer Tripp Lite to its battery of IT vendors, it introduces a new force to the playing field. Tripp Lite's firm position as an industry leader will help it rapidly spread its full datacentre solutions throughout the Southern African IT industry as it's paired with other leading datacentre brands.

17 Apr 2014 09:35

XDSL signs agreement with Dark Fibre Africa and Conduct

XDSL, a local internet service provider, has entered into an agreement with Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) and Conduct, DFAs last-mile fibre network subsidiary. The agreement provides XDSL with access to DFA's 8,000km of installed fibre, increasing the footprint and capacity of its national network. XDSL's clients can also rely on fast turnaround on fibre-to-the door connectivity with Conduct installing in just two to four weeks.

16 Apr 2014 11:35

Demonstrating the value of multichannel contact centres

How contact centre leaders can show clear business cases for migrating from a simple call centre - to a dynamic, multichannel contact centre

By Paul Fick 16 Apr 2014 10:40

Further African expansion for Phoenix

Phoenix Distribution, a broad-based distributor on the African continent, has expanded its office in Nairobi, Kenya, in a move to better serve its partners in East Africa.

16 Apr 2014 10:18

Applications to register for gTLDs open soon

Applications to register domain names ending with .africa, .joburg, .capetown. and .durban open 1 May 2014. It is envisaged that these new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) will exemplify Africa's growth and development, presenting an opportunity to identify the African continent and the main South African cities online.

By Donvay Wegierski and Janine Hollesen 16 Apr 2014 06:48

EMC Digital Universe study results announced

EMC Corporation has announced results of the seventh EMC Digital Universe study, entitled "The Digital Universe of Opportunities: Rich Data and the Increasing Value of the Internet of Things".

15 Apr 2014 14:28

Hot or cold air containment? That's the data centre decision

Containment solutions can eliminate hot spots and provide energy savings over traditional uncontained data centre designs. However, the best containment solution for an existing facility will depend on its constraints. While ducted hot aisle containment is preferred for highest efficiency, cold aisle containment tends to be easier to manage and more cost-effective for facilities with existing raised floor air distribution.

15 Apr 2014 14:11

Pinnacle Holdings launches skills programme

Pinnacle Holdings, the ICT Group, has launched a skills programme for its staff earlier this year. The skills programme aims to develop specific skills within Pinnacle Holdings' subsidiaries AxizWorkgroup and Pinnacle Africa.

15 Apr 2014 11:06

Programs every new laptop must have

There are many things to consider when buying a new laptop. It is worth making sure your new laptop has these programs before you buy it.

By Peter Davidson 15 Apr 2014 10:13

Internet exchange point opened in Swaziland

Late last week saw the African Union Commission (AUC) launch the internet exchange point (IXP) in Swaziland which will contribute to bringing efficiency in the routing of intra-country internet traffic and hence faster and more secure exchange of intra-country internet traffic.

15 Apr 2014 09:51