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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 size of 15.6 inches (39.6cm) with HD displays. The series includes models with touchscreen display...

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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...

NetApp launches enterprise-ready EF540 offering

February 21, 2013 • HardwareComments Off

Global flash memory and storage service provider, NetApp, has launched the EF540 all-flash array as an extension of its enterprise flash portfolio, to support extreme performance-driven enterprise applications. The company also unveiled its new FlashRay...

HPs ‘out-of-the-box’ education initiative in SA

January 17, 2013 • HardwareComments Off

HP is to bring its innovative ‘classroom in a box’, a low cost solution for educational IT labs based on pre-installed schools equipment and thin client PCs in a refurbished shipping container, to South Africa. The blueprint for the innovative teaching...

Ghana Fidelity Bank uses IBM to power growth

November 30, 2012 • HardwareComments Off

IBM  has announced the successful completion of a new comprehensive state-of-the-art data center at the fast-growing Fidelity Bank in Ghana.   Fidelity Bank, which is widely known in Ghana for its innovative mortgage and rural banking products, has...

KEMP Technologies vying for SA’s no.1 server load balancer spot

September 10, 2012 • HardwareComments Off

KEMP Technologies, a global manufacturer of server load balancers and application delivery controllers, has appointed First Distribution to engage the Southern African market and establish the brand. First Distribution is an established broad-based...

The lowdown on data storage and protection

August 16, 2012 • HardwareComments Off

Current protection approaches to businesses storing and protecting critical data are increasingly falling short due to network, security and usability constraints. In addition restoring end-user data can be slow and resource intensive. Business managers are...

Mustek – 25 years on

July 10, 2012 • Features, HardwareComments Off

It takes a great deal more than moving boxes to be a distributor of choice within the local ICT space today. Management at companies such as the Mustek Group (Mustek), comprising active operations of Mustek, Comztek and Rectron, ought to know – they...

New electronic health enterprise architecture for Rwanda

June 29, 2012 • HardwareComments Off

Apelon, Inc., an international provider of terminology and data interoperability solutions, has been selected to assist the development and implementation of an electronic health enterprise architecture for Rwanda to improve antenatal (prenatal) care in the...

Tanzania to tackle e-waste

May 18, 2012 • HardwareComments Off

An increase in the use of electronic devices such as PCs, mobile phones and television sets in Tanzania, has led to an increase in the dumping of these goods claim authorities. January Makamba, Deputy Minister for Communication, Science and Technology,...

The tablet dons a suit and tie

April 23, 2012 • Hardware, OpinionComments Off

The tablet PC, popularised by the Apple iPad, has revolutionised the consumer computing market. A huge demand drove other suppliers to develop similar touch-screen, ultra portable tablet devices, and this in turn gave rise to the explosion of apps and...

UN joins Africa in fight against e-waste

March 22, 2012 • Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off

The United Nations and 18 African countries are joining forces in an effort to reduce the effects of electronic waste across the continent. It comes as reports continue to surface of e-waste piling up across the continent. The initial steps towards reducing...

“Expect the CEO to make more ICT decisions” — IDC

March 19, 2012 • Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off

While IT is still decided upon by Chief Information Officers in businesses and companies, the CEO’s role in making ICT decisions will increase, according to Jyoti Lalchandani, VP and Regional Managing Director at International Data Corporation...