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Acer Extensa 15 series revealed

August 1, 2014 • HardwareComments (0)

Acer has revealed the Acer Extensa 15 notebook series, which according to the company, has been designed to meet the essential needs of professional users, SMB and SOHO users looking for portability, productivity, and efficiency. The Extensa series is available is two models, EX2510 and EX2509. The notebook series is equipped with a 15.6-inch display ...

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Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications, Kwaku Sakyi-Addo, said that data still needs to be tapped in the sector. (Image source: File)

Electronic voting system launched in Ghana

July 14, 2014 • Hardware, Top StoriesComments (0)

ICT software development group, Splash Technology, has launched an automatic electronic voting system in Ghana. The system has been dubbed “eVoteMinder”. The voting system is said to come with a full complement of technical and user support...

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Dell offers SA & Namibia flexible finance solutions

June 20, 2014 • Hardware, Top StoriesComments (0)

Dell is planning on offering increased support to organisations in South Africa and Namibia by offering flexible finance solutions, which protect businesses’ capital reserves and help drive customers’ future growth. The Dell Financial Services Scheme...

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Samsung reveals new 840 EVO SSD

June 13, 2014 • Hardware, Top StoriesComments (0)

Samsung Electronics revealed the South African availability of the Samsung Solid State Drive (SSD), the 840 EVO. The product is the company’s latest addition to its line-up of SSDs. According to Samsung the SSDs are aimed at enhancing a consumer’s overall...

Bytes Systems Integration has joined forces with Zimbabwe's Realtime Africa to establish new data centres (image source: file photo)

East Africa Data Centre receives award

May 15, 2014 • East Africa, HardwareComments Off

The East Africa Data Centre has been honoured at this year’s Global Telecoms Business (GTB) Innovation awards. The carrier neutral data centre based in Nairobi was named in the “Best Business Service Innovation” category alongside Liquid Telecom Kenya...

Craige Fleischer, Samsung’s Director for Mobile Communications in South Africa (image: Charlie Fripp)

Convergence leads to increased demand for tablets

March 28, 2014 • HardwareComments Off

The shifting dynamics of how people are opting to utilise their personal computers has resulted in a change in the type of device being chosen. Increasingly consumers are requiring mobile devices that can be utilised for both work and play. The...

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Africa: PC sales are in trouble

March 19, 2014 • Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off

According to the latest results released by International Data Corporation (IDC), the Personal Computer (PC) market in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) are in a bit of trouble, as it continued to decline in sales the fourth quarter of 2013. The report...

The Gobandlovu Primary School is among those that lack both a library and basic computer equipment with internet access. (image: Wipro)

Wipro opens Computer Learning Incubator in SA

March 14, 2014 • HardwareComments Off

Wipro, a global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company, has launched a Computer Learning Incubator and a library at the Gobandlovu Primary School, located in Esikhawini in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The Gobandlovu Primary School is among...

HP CEO Meg Whitman (image: Shutterstock)

Qualcomm acquires Palm from HP

January 24, 2014 • Company News, HardwareComments Off

Chip maker Qualcomm Incorporated and HP today announced that Qualcomm Incorporated has acquired a patent portfolio from Hewlett-Packard Company, Hewlett-Packard Development Co LP and Palm Inc. The portfolio, comprising approximately 1,400 granted patents and...

HP South Africa today announced the availability of the HP Officejet Pro X Series (image: HP)

HP’s Guinness World Record printer now available in SA

January 23, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming, Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off

HP South Africa today announced the availability of the HP Officejet Pro X Series, which has been named the world’s fastest desktop printer as recognised by Guinness World Records. The HP Officejet Pro X Series was Guinness World Records-certified for the...

Lenovo, HP top 2013 PC sales (Image Credit:Blouin News)

PC shipments take a major dip in 2013 – including in Africa

January 13, 2014 • Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off

Worldwide PC shipments totalled 82.6 million units in the fourth quarter of 2013, a 6.9 per cent decline from the fourth quarter of 2012, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. This is the seventh consecutive quarter of shipment decline....

Manoj Kohli, MD & CEO of Bharti Airtel (International) (image: PRAKASH SINGH/AFP)

Major digital hub deal to boost education in Africa

November 1, 2013 • HardwareComments Off

Over half a million teachers and learners in nine countries in Sub-Africa are set to experience a step change in access to digital educational resources in their schools. British council and Bharti Airtel have joined forces to maximize the learning benefits...

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Samsung Africa’s first ever digital village debuts

October 24, 2013 • Hardware, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off

Today, at an event held at Gallagher Estate in Midrand South Africa, Samsung Electronics Africa showcased the company’s first ever Digital Village – solutions that use a renewable and environmentally friendly resource (solar) to improve the lives of...

Intel will be increasing their software development in Africa (image: Charlie Fripp)

Intel Africa to take market by storm

October 4, 2013 • Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off

Intel recently launched their new Haswell processors and although the adoption has been slow, Intel South Africa’s Mohammed Fareed says that consumers will start to see more of them in technology devices such as the cameras in laptops, notebooks and mobile...

Jacques Malherbe, Executive of Advanced Technologies at AxizWorkgroup. (Image source: AxizWorkgroup)

Acer Africa appoints AxizWorkgroup as official Server Distributor

September 26, 2013 • Hardware, Southern AfricaComments Off

Acer has announced AxizWorkgroup has been appointed as the sole distributor for Acer Altos servers. AxizWorkgroup is a leading IT hardware and software distributor with branches in Midrand, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Durban, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana and...

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Toshiba unveils Satellite C-series laptops

July 30, 2013 • Gadgets and Gaming, HardwareComments Off

Toshiba launched today the new Satellite C-series, a stylish range of affordable and powerful laptops ideal for everyday computing. Serving a broad audience with its portable design, the Satellite C-series comes in many different configurations at a screen...