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NorthStar introduces a solution for management of energy storage and backup energy.

Northstar introduces an energy saving soution

October 27, 2016 • Hardware, Mining & Energy, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Northstar introduces an energy saving soution

NorthStar introduces a groundbreaking remote management solution. The solution, named NorthStar ACE (Advanced Connected Energy), will change the way energy storage is managed. NorthStar ACE will be deployed in select installations during 2016 and be fully available in the market from 2017. About 15-20 million batteries are purchased each year for telecom...

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Funke Opeke, Chief Executive Officer of MainOne.

MainOne boosts position in West-African data centre market

October 25, 2016 • Hardware, West AfricaComments (1)

Minkels has been chosen as data centre supplier for MainOne. MainOne blazed a trail in Africa with its undersea fibre optic cable connecting West Africa to Europe and the construction of West Africa’s largest commercial Tier III+ data centre, MDXi. MainOne...

The waterproof Ultra HD action camera captures 4K/30fps video with GPS data overlays.

Garmin unveils the VIRB Ultra 30 waterproof camera

October 25, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Hardware, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Garmin unveils the VIRB Ultra 30 waterproof camera

Garmin Southern Africa are excited to announce the VIRB Ultra 30, a waterproof action camera with the power to shoot stunning Ultra HD footage at 4K/30fps. Conveniently small and lightweight, the VIRB Ultra 30 is rugged and ready for adventure with...

ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao

Universal laptop chargers have been standardised

October 18, 2016 • Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off on Universal laptop chargers have been standardised

ITU has approved a new environmentally friendly standard for a universal charger for laptops and other portable devices. The new standard provides for improved energy efficiency and reduced greenhouse gas emissions and is expected to lead to significant...

Samsung Electronics confirms that the fires were caused by the battery malfunction Galaxy Note 7.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 shelved, social media reacts

October 13, 2016 • Hardware, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 shelved, social media reacts

Samsung Electronics has revealed the discontinuation of the Galaxy Note 7. This comes after numerous reports from users of overheating batteries and the device catching fire. Shortly after the reports Samsung recalled the Note 7 and issued out replacement...

A conference room without automation technology is almost certainly wasting energy, says Stefan Mayer, Managing Director at Corporate AV Integration.

Datacentrix awarded contract by Deloitte Africa

October 5, 2016 • Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off on Datacentrix awarded contract by Deloitte Africa

Datacentrix has been awarded a three-year contract by Deloitte Africa, for the delivery of a robust end user computing platform to its offices in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. According to Avi Padayachee, IT Africa integration manager for Deloitte Africa,...

Nigeria is looking to utelise computers manufactured locally.

Nigeria looking to localise IT solutions

September 27, 2016 • Hardware, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (2)

The Nigerian information technology sector is among the fastest growing in Africa and although there is significant growth Nigerians believe the consumption of foreign IT solutions is causing shrinking market. According to a report by Vanguard, the Nigerian...

Dell EMC expands OEM Solutions offering in Africa to help local customers bring products to market faster

Study provides insight into workplace trends

September 21, 2016 • Hardware, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Study provides insight into workplace trends

Dell and Intel’s Future Workforce Study, has shown results that almost half of employees in Europe and South African regions believe their current employer is not effectively making use of the latest technology advances. Dell unveiled the European and...

Gemalto

DRC selects Gemalto mobile solution to support fair elections

July 6, 2016 • Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off on DRC selects Gemalto mobile solution to support fair elections

Gemalto has won an international tender to supply CENI, the National Independent Electoral Commission of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with 22,000 mobile biometric voter enrolment kits to support a comprehensive update of the country’s national...

Alienware South Africa

Pinnacle Africa gains sole distribution rights for Alienware in SA

May 3, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Hardware, Southern AfricaComments Off on Pinnacle Africa gains sole distribution rights for Alienware in SA

Pinnacle Africa has been appointed by Dell as the sole distributor of the Alienware range of products in the Southern African region. According to Pinnacle Africa Dell Brand Executive, Rory Green: “Dell Alienware is considered to be the premier gaming brand...

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Redeploying old PC equipment could mean higher profits

March 24, 2016 • Hardware, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Redeploying old PC equipment could mean higher profits

Redeploying old IT equipment in today’s tough economic conditions could easily result in higher profits. There is no sense in retiring old devices when they are still working and other employees might get some use out of them. This is according to local...

Over the course of the last six months SAP Africa has actively engaged with partners who are similarly committed to the initiative’s objectives. (Image Source: pnrsoftsol.com)

Turning garbage into growth the Future City way with SAP

March 17, 2016 • Company News, Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off on Turning garbage into growth the Future City way with SAP

Waste is the eternal burden of civilisation. The earliest known urban garbage dumps are found in Crete, made over 5,000 years ago. Not long after that experiments with recycling began: Chinese societies reused bronze and the Aztecs routinely rescued usable...

3D printing market in Middle East and Africa set to boom. (Image Source: http://zdnet4.cbsistatic.com/).

3D printing market in Middle East and Africa set to boom

February 24, 2016 • General, Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off on 3D printing market in Middle East and Africa set to boom

Spending on 3D printing in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) market is set to increase from $0.47 billion in 2015 to reach $1.3 billion by 2019, according to the latest forecasts from International Data Corporation (IDC). The research firm’s new...

Gartner Symposium 2015

Worldwide IT spending is forecast to grow 0.6 percent in 2016

January 18, 2016 • Enterprise, Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off on Worldwide IT spending is forecast to grow 0.6 percent in 2016

Worldwide IT spending is forecast to total $3.54 trillion dollars in 2016, just a 0.6 per cent increase over 2015 spending of $3.52 trillion dollars, according to Gartner, Inc. 2015 saw the largest US dollar drop in IT spending since Gartner began tracking IT...

Ewaste

Is it time to rethink your eWaste strategy?

December 10, 2015 • Hardware, Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Is it time to rethink your eWaste strategy?

Not only is the introduction of mandatory protection of personal data a huge challenge for companies, but now organisations are being prompted to rethink how they approach the reuse, recycling or recovery of their eWaste. Xperien suggests the new Protection...

Ewaste

eWaste – an opportunity for economic growth in Africa?

November 16, 2015 • East Africa, General, Hardware, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on eWaste – an opportunity for economic growth in Africa?

To help ease the high unemployment levels throughout the continent, organisations need to be innovative and create new commercially viable business opportunities. eWaste has captured the headlines in recent months and is no doubt an attractive proposition for...