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Samsung reveals new 840 EVO SSD

June 13, 2014 • Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off on Samsung reveals new 840 EVO SSD

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 PC experience. Each SSD comes with a 3-year warranty as well as an optimised [&hellip...

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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 on East Africa Data Centre receives award

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 on Convergence leads to increased demand for tablets

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...

PC sales see strong decline. (image credit: computer aid international)

Africa: PC sales are in trouble

March 19, 2014 • Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off on Africa: PC sales are in trouble

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 on Wipro opens Computer Learning Incubator in SA

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 on Qualcomm acquires Palm from HP

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...

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HP’s Guinness World Record printer now available in SA

January 23, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming, Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off on HP’s Guinness World Record printer now available in SA

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 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....

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...

Samsung and vox partner for data offer

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...