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. “Although PC shipments continued to decline in the worldwide market in the fourth quarter, we ...

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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...

Samsung and vox partner for data offer

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...


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...

South Africa: Rectron to distribute Ricoh

July 23, 2013 • HardwareComments Off

Ricoh SA and Rectron South Africa, a wholly owned subsidiary of JSE Securities Exchange-listed Mustek Limited Group, have inked an exclusive two-year distribution agreement for Ricoh’s consumer, small office home office (SOHO) and small business printers,...

South Africa: Asus partners with Mustek

May 5, 2013 • HardwareComments Off

ASUS, a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and motherboard manufacturer, has announced a partnership with Mustek, an established assembler and distributor of personal computers and complimentary ICT products in South Africa. The partnership,...

Why backing-up data is important to consumers

May 1, 2013 • HardwareComments Off

Many users have fallen into the trap where they have no backup solution implemented, and as a technological tragedy strikes, have no way of recovering their lost data.  April was Backup Month, and IT News Africa spoke to Anamika Budree, the Sales Manager for...

Lenovo SA to attack & protect the plus side of PC supply

March 18, 2013 • HardwareComments Off

Judging by its insight into the evolving PC supply market in Africa and high-growth segments like mobility, Lenovo South Africa sounds like it is ahead of the curve – effectively pushing its attack & protect strategy and waved approach to product supply...