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

January 13, 2014 • Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off on PC shipments take a major dip in 2013 – including in Africa

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 [&hellip...

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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 on Major digital hub deal to boost education in Africa

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 on Samsung Africa’s first ever digital village debuts

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 on Intel Africa to take market by storm

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 on Acer Africa appoints AxizWorkgroup as official Server Distributor

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 on Toshiba unveils Satellite C-series laptops

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 on South Africa: Rectron to distribute Ricoh

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 on South Africa: Asus partners with Mustek

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 on Why backing-up data is important to consumers

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

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 on NetApp launches enterprise-ready EF540 offering

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

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 on Ghana Fidelity Bank uses IBM to power growth

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

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 on The lowdown on data storage and protection

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 on Mustek – 25 years on

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...