Huge Group to merge with Otel

Huge Group is merging independent telco company Otel with its networks business, Huge Networks (the Transactions). Huge Networks is a subsidiary company of the JSE-listed Huge Group (JSE: HUG) and a data service provider and communications company. Otel is a nationwide provider of Voice over...

18 Mar 2019

Microsoft opens data centres in Africa

Microsoft announced the opening of its first data centres in Africa, with the general availability of Azure from the new cloud regions in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa. This makes Microsoft one of the first global providers to deliver cloud services from data centres on the continent,...

8 Mar 2019

Dynamic Technologies and DotModus join forces

Dynamic Technologies, a software and technology group, has announced it has acquired a 51% shareholding in DotModus, a solutions-oriented data analytics specialist integration company, with a track record in machine learning and infrastructure. "The acquisition by Dynamic Technologies will help us...

21 Feb 2019

R2K calls for Competitions Commission to step in on high data costs

The Right2Know Campaign (R2K) has called on the Competitions Commission of South Africa to mediate on high data costs in South Africa. R2K called for the mediation at a data services market inquiry at the Competition Commission on 17 October 2018. The non-profit organisation made a number of...

17 Oct 2018

Aerobotics plans global expansion following $2m in funding

Cape Town-based aerial data analytics startup Aerobotics has collected $2m in funding following its Series A funding round. Aerobotics uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to process satellite and drone imagery and deliver insights to farmers. Some of its investors include the...

26 Jul 2018

Lenovo and Juniper Networks announce global partnership

Lenovo and Juniper Networks have announced the commencement of a global strategic partnership to leverage synergies in their respective product and technology portfolios to build the next generation of converged, hyper-converged, and hyper-scale data centre infrastructure solutions for enterprise...

11 Mar 2016

Bidvest Business Technologies targets improved content management

Konica Minolta South Africa, a division of Bidvest Office, has announced the establishment of Bidvest Business Technologies. Bidvest Business Technologies is its new managed print services, managed content services and rental asset management focused arm. Their main drive is to allow clients to...

9 Feb 2016

Westcon-Comstor adds VMware to its services

Technology distributor, Westcon-Comstor, has added VMware's portfolio of cloud infrastructure and business mobility solutions to its Data Centre Practice. The agreement between Westcon-Comstor and VMware provides partners pre- and post-sales support, technical support and logistics services from...

4 Feb 2016

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...

4 Jun 2014

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