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Cape Town-based Capsule Technologies is developing an Android-based desktop computer (image: Capsule)

Start-up to develop Android desktop computer

March 11, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Google’s Android operating system has been the dominant mobile platform for a number of years, but Cape Town-based Capsule Technologies is turning the tide – by using the operating system to develop a desktop computer. Franck Martinaux, Technical Director and Chief Technology Officer of Capsule Technologies, says the computer, currently...

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Oscar Pistorius during his bail hearing (image: file)

Judge bans Twitter in Pistorius trial

March 10, 2014 • Online, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

High Court judge Thokozile Masipa on Monday afternoon banned the use of Twitter in disseminating evidence presented by pathologist Gert Saayman in the murder trial of Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius. “There shall be no live broadcast now … that applies...

Event: Counting the cost of not having business continuity

February 28, 2014 • Events, Southern AfricaComments (0)

In the aftermath of the 2008 financial recession, companies globally have faced tremendous pressures to cut costs. Like marketing, business continuity is often an early casualty of such measures. And just as a lack of marketing leaves a company disadvantaged...

Deloitte says due to increased access to connectivity and the associated predicted urbanisation, African cities wishing to uplift their populations into the 21st century are going to have to start focusing today on what the city of tomorrow will look like. (Image source: Google/deloitte.com)

Smart cities will help Africa leapfrog says Deloitte

February 24, 2014 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Due to increased access to connectivity and the associated predicted urbanisation, African cities wishing to uplift their populations into the 21st century are going to have to start focusing today on what the city of tomorrow will look like, according to...

Anthony Perridge, EMEA Channel Director at Sourcefire, now a part of Cisco (Image source: Cisco)

What do malware and mosquitoes have in common?

February 24, 2014 • Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Malware seems to be everywhere and it’s incredibly challenging to combat. It can take many forms and is increasingly resistant to traditional approaches to detect and stop. Instead of relying on a single attack vector, malware will use whatever unprotected...

Telkom Group CEO, Mr Sipho Maseko. (Image source: File)

MTR delay not in public interest says Telkom SA

February 21, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Recent moves to oppose new Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs) will delay reducing the cost of calls to the consumer, and are not in the public interest according to Telkom SA. The telecommunications services provider issued a press release stating its...

Jessica van Wyk, channel manager at Veeam Software. (Image source: Veeam Software)

What future for the distribution channel in a cloud-based world?

February 19, 2014 • Cloud Computing, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Over the past few decades a whole industry has built itself on the distribution and resale of hardware and software — an industry that is now under threat as software sales move online and entire services move into the cloud. But, says Jessica van Wyk,...

Michael Colin, sales Director of BitCo. (Image source: BitCo)

Avianto Lifestyle estate connects with fibre thanks to BitCo

February 18, 2014 • Company News, Southern AfricaComments (0)

An affordable complete IP network is now available throughout Avianto Lifestyle estate,  one of South Africa’s first integrated estates. Fibre Internet, Voice and video services are now easily accessible to occupants. This initiative is powered by leading...

KPMG Capital Study reveals 96 Percent of businesses say they are not managing data effectively. (Image source: Google/blouinnews.com)

96% of businesses not managing data effectively – KPMG study

February 18, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments (0)

  KPMG Capital recently announced findings from a recent data and analytics (D&A) report that reveal a stark disconnect between C-suite executives who realise the value of big data, but are unsure of how to effectively implement and manage their...

Port Louis, Mauritius. (Image source: Evgenia Bolyukh/ Shutterstock.com)

Cisco, Comztek unite to deliver in Mauritius

February 18, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Comztek in Mauritius is working closely with vendor partner Cisco to ensure that customers throughout the region will benefit from superior service and quality solutions. Built off of the back of a historically solid and mutually beneficial business...