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SABC to attempt to amend the Broadcasting Act.

SABC To Charge South Africans For Their Devices

May 10, 2017 • Hardware, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on SABC To Charge South Africans For Their Devices

SABC CEO James Aguma sent shock waves through South Africa on Wednesday as he disclosed to parliament that the SABC are looking into the possibility of amending the Broadcasting Act to include additional charges for those who have more viewing devices. This means that, if the amendment gets passed, people will need an SABC TV [&hellip...

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WD Launches a new range of SSD's in South Africa.

Western Digital launches new SSD range in SA

May 5, 2017 • Events, Hardware, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Western Digital launches new SSD range in SA

Western Digital, a global provider of storage technologies and solutions, announced the availability of the WD Blue and WD Green Solid State Drives (SSDs) as well as the  in South Africa. The company gave journalists a detailed briefing on their new products...

The idea is that instead of carrying multiple devices that must be independently managed.

Reports of the PC’s death have been greatly exaggerated

April 20, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Hardware, OpinionComments Off on Reports of the PC’s death have been greatly exaggerated

There is a school of thought that the smartphone will be the single device of the future, at the expense of the PC. The idea is that instead of carrying multiple devices that must be independently managed, you would simply carry a smartphone that can plug...

Rack Centre wins again at Beacon of ICT Awards.

Nigeria’s Rack Centre Becomes First African DCS Awards Finalist

March 29, 2017 • Hardware, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria’s Rack Centre Becomes First African DCS Awards Finalist

Rack Centre, Africa’s premium Data Centre, became the first ever African based Data Centre provider to be finalists, in two categories, in the internationally acclaimed Data Centre Solutions (DCS) awards in the UK. After seven successful years this is the...

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6 Infrastructure Trends Shaping The Data Centre Ecosystem In 2017

March 24, 2017 • Hardware, Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on 6 Infrastructure Trends Shaping The Data Centre Ecosystem In 2017

Vertiv, formerly Emerson Network Power, today released their list of the six data centre infrastructure trends to watch in 2017. “In 2016, global macro trends significantly impacted the industry, with new cloud innovations and social responsibility taking...

A printer is an entry point into your network. And for most companies, it is a security blind spot. (image: Pixabay)

Print security: is your network at risk?

March 14, 2017 • Hardware, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Print security: is your network at risk?

Sat quietly in the corner, your office printer might not appear to be the biggest security risk. However, studies suggest it could be a gateway to a whole host of malware, ransomware, and social engineering threats. If left unprotected, printers can be a...

Robin Olivier, Managing Director at Digicape.

Digicape and Sensor Networks launch an IoT and Apple innovation

March 8, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Hardware, Internet of Things, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Digicape and Sensor Networks launch an IoT and Apple innovation

South African startups Sensor Networks and Digicape have partnered to launch an Apple Watch App for the Sensor Smart Tracker (“Smart Tracker”) device and integrate the existing Sensor Tracker App directly into Digicape’s online store to enable in-App...

Piere Havenga, Managing Director of Vertiv in Middle East and Africa.

Emerson Network Power Rebrands as Vertiv

March 7, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off on Emerson Network Power Rebrands as Vertiv

Vertiv, the business formerly known as Emerson Network Power, officially launched under its new branding in South Africa at a media round table event last week. Vertiv is now looking, under their new name with new investment, to expand by targeting aggressive...

Coming soon to South Africa, Huawei’s new P series debuts new colors and Leica style portraiture.

Huawei unveils new trendy p series

February 28, 2017 • Hardware, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei unveils new trendy p series

Huawei Consumer Business Group announced the launch of the new HUAWEI P10 and P10 plus at the Mobile World Congress 2017. The additions to the P series feature a combination of  hardware and the latest advances in software technology. The new phones will...

Denan Erasmus, Palo Alto Networks Channel Manager at Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa.

New security from Palo Alto Networks available through Westcon-Comstor

February 27, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Hardware, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on New security from Palo Alto Networks available through Westcon-Comstor

Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa is providing reseller partners the opportunity to provide end-user customers advanced security features, at scale, following the announcement from vendor partner Palo Alto Networks that it has expanded its range of...

ASUS ROG certified memory product, the T-FORCE DARK memory.

Team Group launches new T-Force Dark memory

February 18, 2017 • Backup and Storage, Gadgets and Gaming, Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off on Team Group launches new T-Force Dark memory

Team Group, a global memory brand, today officially announces the launch of the popular ASUS ROG certified memory product, the T-FORCE DARK memory. Team Group’s T-FORCE DARK memory is rigorously tested and certified by ASUS officials to obtain the ROG...

Left: Bruce Zhou, CEO, AXILSPOT. Right:August Chen, Director of Global Sales, AXILSPOT.

AXILSPOT looking to improve network efficiency in MEA

February 6, 2017 • Hardware, SecurityComments Off on AXILSPOT looking to improve network efficiency in MEA

AXILSPOT, a global vendor in enterprise wireless networking, has released it’s latest Dorado In-wall access points in the Middle East and Africa (MEA). The latest release will help businesses streamline their operational processes and enjoy consistent...

Nokia announces update to IMPACT solution.

Nokia MIKA to provide automated assistance for telecom operators

January 30, 2017 • Hardware, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Nokia MIKA to provide automated assistance for telecom operators

Multi-purpose Intuitive Knowledge Assistant (MIKA) introduced by Nokia is a digital assistant ‘trained’ specifically for the telecom industry, designed to provide automated assistance. MIKA will provide voice-dictated automated assistance to...

From left standing), Patrick Hastings (Bytes Systems Integration), Dr Willie Oosthuysen (Altron), Wael Aglan (Nokia), Tim Ellis (Altron), and JT Engelbrecht (Altech Radio Holdings).
Kneeling (from left) Jan Liebenberg (Nokia), Ismael Hassa (Nokia), Sarel Van Wyk (Bytes Systems Integration), and Shaun Brashaw (Altech Netstar).

Altron joins Nokia Global Partner Program

January 24, 2017 • Hardware, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Altron joins Nokia Global Partner Program

JSE listed Allied Electronics Corporation Limited, Altron announced it has signed a channel partnership agreement with Nokia and joined the Nokia Global Partner Program. As a result of this relationship, Altron will market, distribute and service Nokia’s...

Claude Schuck, regional manager at Veeam Africa

South Africa: NDMC implements Veeam Availability Suite

January 16, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Hardware, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (1)

The National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) has implemented Veeam Availability Suite in an attempt to deliver round the clock availability of all the virtualised applications in its data centre that helps keep South Africa safe. The NDMC coordinates all...

Lenovo Nigeria in partnership with Slot Systems unveiled the first retail brand store in Lagos.  (Image Credit:Blouin News)

Lenovo opens first ever brand retail store in Nigeria

December 8, 2016 • Hardware, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Lenovo opens first ever brand retail store in Nigeria

According to a report by The Guardian, Lenovo Nigeria and Slot Systems have partnered to operate the first ever brand retail store in Nigeria. The store is set to be located at the Computer Village in Ikeja, Lagos and will cater for Lenovo laptops, desktops,...