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NetApp has partnered with Cisco to advance digital transformation with software-defined converged infrastructure solution for the Next-generation data center. (Image Source: biznetwork.mn)

Cisco and NetApp Advance Digital Transformation

June 23, 2017 • General, SoftwareComments (0)

Cisco and NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today expanded the portfolio of the industry’s fastest growing integrated infrastructure and certified reference systems[1] with a new offering that is uniquely designed for emerging business challenges. The new FlexPod® SF solution offers an ideal infrastructure for the data-intensive scale-out workloads that are critical...

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Microsoft head office in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Microsoft Offer SA Students Free Office 365 and OneDrive

June 23, 2017 • Education, Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Microsoft South Africa, together with Intervate and 2enable, have announced the creation of a portal for young South Africans called Mahala.ms. Through this portal young people will be be able to activate Microsoft licenses for the Microsoft Office 365 suite...

Keith Fenner, Vice-President, Sage Enterprise Africa & Middle East (Image: Softline Accpac)

Machine learning is here. How switched on are you?

June 22, 2017 • General, Opinion, SoftwareComments (0)

Machine learning, which used to be something only computer scientists in server rooms discussed, has become a hot topic, along with big data and artificial intelligence (AI). Machines develop algorithms that allow them to make predictions, such as the shows...

Emeka Afigbo, Facebook’s Head of Platform Partnerships for the Middle East and Africa.

Egypt Dominates Facebook Developer Challenge

June 20, 2017 • Online & Social, Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Winners of the Facebook First Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge were announced yesterday live by Ime Archibong, Facebook’s Vice President of Platform Partnerships, on his Facebook Page. The winners were selected across 3 categories from 60...

Nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of South African bank respondents agree that AI will revolutionise the way they gain information and interact with customers.

Why bots? Less admin, more time for creative work

June 20, 2017 • General, Opinion, SoftwareComments (0)

Businesses shouldn’t be developing bots and artificial intelligence solutions just because they’re trendy, or because they think they can replace their employees. Smart businesses will use these technologies to free employees from mundane business...

Ross McLaren, redPanda Software Senior Development Manager.

How software developers can accelerate career growth

June 1, 2017 • Opinion, SoftwareComments Off on How software developers can accelerate career growth

Few could argue that the corporate environment has become an ultra-competitive, high-pressure world. Across industries and within businesses of all sizes, both leaders and employees have to constantly fight for their positions – and be persistent with their...

Solution House Software director, Tiaan Janse van Rensburg.

SA Company To Use Artificial Intelligence To Predict Crime

May 30, 2017 • Security, Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on SA Company To Use Artificial Intelligence To Predict Crime

Stop crime before it even happens? Sounds a bit far fetched due to the unpredictable nature of the beast but Cape-Town based software and solution developer, Solution House Software, may have just cracked the code. Designed to predict and map potential...

Third major release for Windows 10 designed to unleash a new wave of creativity for everyone.

Whats so special about the Windows 10 Creators Update?

May 26, 2017 • Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Whats so special about the Windows 10 Creators Update?

Microsoft gave members of the media an up close and personal look at the all new Windows 10 Creators Update at an event in Johannesburg on Wednesday. In what is the third major release for Windows 10, the update unveiled the next wave of innovation. The...

Peter McKay, co-CEO and President at Veeam.

VeeamON 2017: New initiatives unveiled

May 17, 2017 • Events, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on VeeamON 2017: New initiatives unveiled

At the Partner Day opening keynote address of VeeamON2017, which is currently taking place in New Orleans from 16-18 May, Veeam unveiled several partner-centric initiatives and offerings to help drive revenue growth and leverage business opportunities. Peter...

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Westcon-Comstor’s SAP Platform to Benefit Vendors, Solution Providers

May 11, 2017 • Big Data, Software, SponsoredComments Off on Westcon-Comstor’s SAP Platform to Benefit Vendors, Solution Providers

  Westcon-Comstor, the leading value-added global distributor of security, unified communications, network infrastructure and data centre solutions, today announced that its global SAP roll-out has been completed and the company is running live on the...

The idea is that instead of carrying multiple devices that must be independently managed.

8 Android Apps To Help Your Small Business

May 10, 2017 • General, Lists, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on 8 Android Apps To Help Your Small Business

Starting a small business can be a challenging and difficult path that not many people can walk. Okay, lets say starting a small businesses is like walking on a narrow path, in the dark, in the middle of a forest, and not many people come out on the other...

Blockchain for supply chains

May 10, 2017 • Finance, Software, SponsoredComments Off on Blockchain for supply chains

Blockchain is widely known for its most famous application, Bitcoin, and other virtual currencies. However, it is the conviction of many that in the fullness of time blockchain will make its biggest mark as a game changer for supply chains. Blockchain’s...

Veeam’s Cloud Connect now part of Routed’s neutral cloud platform.

Businesses lose $21.8m to downtime

May 9, 2017 • Cloud Computing, Security, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Businesses lose $21.8m to downtime

The Veeam Availability report released late last month revealed that organisations lost an average of $21.8 million due to unplanned downtime. The 2017 Veeam Availability Report surveyed more than 1,000 senior IT leaders from 24 countries and shows that 69...

BSA found that South African businesses paid more than 3.64 million in fines for using unlicensed software. (image: Shutterstock)

South African firms cough up R3.64m for using unlicensed software

May 3, 2017 • Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (2)

South African companies paid more than R3.64 million for using unlicensed software in 2016. This is according to data from BSA | The Software Alliance, a non-profit, global trade association created to advance the goals of the software industry and its...

Thabo Ndlela, non-executive Director, IFS South Africa.

What you need to know when shopping for an ERP system

April 19, 2017 • Opinion, SoftwareComments Off on What you need to know when shopping for an ERP system

No matter if you develop business software, cars or washing machines, companies face relentless pressure to enable new business opportunities and user experiences. But as important as it is to keep pace with the demands of a changing market, companies need to...

The software industry is well-positioned to buck this trend, to create jobs through learning opportunities. (image: official GDC)

How software communities can create jobs and stimulate the economy

April 6, 2017 • General, Opinion, Software, Southern AfricaComments Off on How software communities can create jobs and stimulate the economy

The South African economy is at a tipping point. Slow economic growth and the recent downgrading of the sovereign rating has dire consequences for job creation and business growth. In times like these, businesses start looking at where they can cut costs and...